If you take a hot yellow Lumia 920, you sure look like Sam Witwicky.
Funny as it may sound, but the yellow variant of the new Lumia 920 looks like a Smartphone designed by Bumblebee. But, of course, you are given the chance to choose from a great array of colors for this new Windows Phone 8. With a dimension of 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm, this device looks pretty big, and hence, not thin especially with how the bezels take place in the overall design. The model is also heavier with a weight of 185grams when put in contrast with the latest releases from competitors like Samsung and Apple.
The glossy matte, ceramic finish of the Lumia 920 is quite a trademark of Nokia as it tries to regain its reputation with phones. One great backup for Nokia is its delegation with Microsoft, especially with the new interactive interface based on the new Windows 8 platform. Upon turning on, you are greeted with PC-like display and controls that you are now expected to be at least familiar with.
One great standout in the Nokia Lumia 920 is the display itself. Nokia boasts of a list of features with the said display: IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 768 x 1280 pixels HD resolution, 4.5” diagonal screen size at 332 ppi pixel density, multitouch capability, tough Corning Gorilla protection, and the new Carl Zeiss Lens, PureView Technology with Image Stabilization (that plays with the camera, of course), and the PureMotion HD+. The light sensor is also very efficient when you are fond of working with the display under direct sunlight. At least, I don’t regret the display, and it totally agrees with its name ‘Lumia.’
As mentioned, the camera is a big factor that makes the Nokia Lumia 920 truly addictive. The 8.7MP rear camera is capable of autofocus and touch-focus for a more optimal shooting. The image stabilization technology as told also is very effective in producing blur-free picture quality, which is highly commendable for photo enthusiasts who want a play out of their discreet camera. Aside from the 1.3MP camera in the front, video capturing is also fun and crisp at 30fps.
To make Windows Phone 8 work well, the crew gets a little funkier by integrating Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon as the chipset. Powered also by a dual-core 1.5GHz Krait processor and a gig of RAM, performance is always on the go with Windows as the system. Nokia also claims that the Lumia 920 has the world’s fastest display, with 2.5x faster refresh rate compared to usual smartphones. There’s no recorded lags or pauses with the device especially when connecting to Wi-Fi stations, and connectivity is among the latest with the phone’s 4G capability of up to 40+Mbps.
Looking on some of the downsides, the Nokia Lumia 920 is not hot-swap ready for both SIM and memory card, although a 32GB internal memory is already punched in. And thinking about the potential performing capacity, a 2000mAh battery is obviously not enough for users to watch real HD movies on a marathon. Moreover, since this is a Windows phone 8, you must expect that it will demand a consistent and reliable data connection almost all the time, especially if you are to work with the free 7GB storage from SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service.
Some additional features inserted by Nokia into the Lumia 920 are: the Nokia City Lens, which helps users get to places the visual way; the on-the-fly charging module, which allows you to charge anywhere, wire-free; exclusive links to Nokia Music Store and Nokia Mix Radio, NFC connectivity, and an ultra-fast USB charger. At an expected price of $550, I think Nokia can still take lots of load from consumers around the world.
Nokia Lumia 920 Smartphone Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 25,000.00
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