TheNextWeb’s Nokia Lumia 920 Review – a joy to use, a smartphone that stands out on merit!

| November 5, 2012 | 32 Replies


Here’s TheNextWeb with a very nice review of the Nokia Lumia 920. This is more like the reaction we were expecting. On the overall experience of using the Nokia Lumia 920, not dragging on the whole thing because of one caveat that seemed to be ignored in another similarly sized/weighted device with much less innovation.




On the all important weight:

Nokia doesn’t expressly state why the device is heavier, but with a larger battery than most smartphones and the inclusion of a floating lens in its PureView camera setup, it doesn’t really need to make excuses.

If you like a lighter device, the Lumia 920 may disappoint, but after a couple of days of use, you do become used to it.


On PureView:

I’m not sure why the company needed to resort to using DSLR cameras (in the ‘fake’ advert), because the optical image stabilisation features are seriously good.

Nokia still needs to add that ‘vibrancy’ apparently.Whilst colours may be in a more accurate colour, they appear ‘cold’ – though pictures are said to be sharp/little noise.

Battery Life:

In my tests, I was able to squeeze two full days out of the Lumia 920 on more than one occasion. This was with minimal calls and texts and an emphasis on app and web use. However, you’re easily going to get a full day’s intensive use out of this device with sustained use.

TheNextWeb says the Nokia Lumia edges out it’s Lumiawannabe counterpart 8x on imaging, ecosystem and overall design

Cheers Kan for the tip!

From article – *41MP sensor, not 42 in 808.


Category: Lumia, Nokia

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  • Silthice

    Hoping more reviewers to be more precise regarding specific area instead of just repeating the same cons all over again

    • James

      yeah getting a bit boring hearing the same simplistic arguments.

  • Carbontubby

    I guess some of these reviewers are lazy and end up parroting lines from others 🙂

    • twig

      The Verge is owned by Vox Media with its main office in Washington D.C., with over 400 writers. TheVerge is in part bankrolled by hedge funds with one of its main sources owned by none other the Apple ex president and his partner. The Vox has a large selection of tech websites and with other 400 writers you can see why comments in tech websites are the same cut and paste around the web. The practice of lies and misinformation is typical of hedge funds who neither make or sell anything of real value but instead manipulate markets for the easy money. Those who control your mind, control your pocketbook and hence, my war on them.

  • JGrove303

    This review eases my worries about the Lumia 920. Apparently, my preorder was down, then back up.

  • Hosh333

    Shit holding Lumia 920 is like holding 2 iphone 5’s!!

    • Bob

      No its not.

      3mm difference, that is all.

    • Oswaldo

      Put your iiiiiiiPhone on the sofa and then sit on it. Goodbye IPhone! Try the same with your N9-Lumia phones made of polycarbonite and gorilla glass!

      • Oswaldo

        Or just drop them on the floor and step on it with the shoes on.

        • A-S-D

          That made me cringe

          Not the iPhone breaking, but the idea of stepping on the glass that would be everywhere after that.

          • migo

            Actually, when iPhone glass breaks it doesn’t spread everywhere, the screen just cracks badly.

        • DesR85

          Amen to that, but no way I’m doing that to my Lumia 800. :p

          But I do appreciate the durability should the unthinkable happen. Ever had a colleague drop my phone with its display glass hitting the table and not a single scratch on it, and this was months before I applied the Skinomi screen protector on it. 😉

  • rinslowe

    Decent review,

    There was a mention in the comment section over there which I can fully relate to right now seeing it’s been a while since I’ve been this interested in one particular mobile…

    Warp Speed is not nearly fast enough…

  • ww

    no one talk about lumia 920 in my country.

    You can tell the future of nokia now.

    • Rako

      Which Country? I am sure in my country (U.S) more people will be interested then last 5-10 years. I am sure my homeland(India), Nokia needs to price Lumia competively. Also we need local App like Saavn Music. Saavn constantly advertises in Indian channels with mention of availability on Android and ios.

      • Weirdfisher

        In Hong Kong no one cares about it

        • Jody

          So the world revolves aroubd hk now:)

        • anon

          Considering China Mobile plan to stock it, I’d say there’ll be more than a few people buying this phone.

        • Rinslowe


      • ww

        singapore and malaysia

        • arts

          rofl, nokia has been dead since n97 in those countries.

        • migo

          The Lumia 610 is one of the top selling phones on SingTel. The N9 on the other hand never went anywhere.

          • Jax

            Why bring it up, no one raised it until you did now, insecure much?
            It was never going to be a massive seller because the circumstances under which it arrived*, & the way in which it was organised for the Lumia “range” to quietly succeed it.

            *no future, no successor device(s) shortly thereafter etc

            • migo

              Most people who buy phones don’t know or care about that. The N9 just didn’t impress the average user. The Lumia 610, on the other hand, did. So it’s pretty clear singaporeans do care about Windows Phone – at least enough to buy it.

  • elo

    I am in Hong Kong and definitely I will buy one.

  • KeiZka

    Just preordered mine. Had a chance to play with one in Helsinki. That screen actually recognised my touch through leather gloves and biking gloves I wear underneath those leather gloves. That’s two layers of gloves, y’know!

    Also, the dummies seem to be a bit heavier than the actual product. I couldn’t really tell the difference between N900, Optimus 7 and Lumia 920 in weight, that close to each other in my palm.

  • Pierre Lebravoux

    I see no idea in preordering such a Lumia. That makes situation in which when you paid a lot for preorder then you just want to believe it was a good choice – in other words “it must be good, otherwise you would not order it” as you are not so stupid to order something uncertain or just not OK somehow. 🙂 This creates situation when one does not compare a thing fairly with competition, but make himself to believe that thing is the best. By negating this one would negate his own choice and would negate himself as a kind of expert. And everyone like to be an expert. An expert can’t be wrong! This must be the best! That is the trick which works the better the more one pay for this something. That is why so-so goods can have suuuch a huge price! …and nobody will say that is a creap, as a question would arrise: why have I paid suuuach a money for nothing??

    • KeiZka

      Here’s the funny thing, m8. I paid nothing. 🙂 Buying from e-tailers here where I live is so amusing, since if I’m not satisfied with my purchase, I can return it within next two weeks. Zero money spent.

  • JGrove303

    I paid exactly $199.58USD for my Lumia 920, 8.75% CA state sales tax, and next day shipping. If I end up not liking it, I can return it to Best Buy locally and get something else,

    I preordered my Lumia 920 because I knew I wanted to support Nokia, I know I could count on the quality and the exclusive features and applications. I wanted to give WP8 a shot.
    If I absolutely can not live with it ( i’ll know withn 2 weeks, I’ll go back to Sony and get a Xperia TL. I will buy an 808 Pure View at another time.

  • lumianer

    Here in Germany there are many Lumias, but the stupid people at Media Markt,Saturn,…say :
    Take the Samsung,it is the Best 😀

  • dfghtehrtht
  • Jax

    Nah, it most definitely had an big impact, to totally ignore all that is utterly dumbfounding, & nice of you to compare devices in two different price segments, that’s impartial.
    I omitted “no big developer initiatives” (certainly nothing on the scale that was done for WP by Nokia/MS)…
    Most of the momentum of the dev community (those not intent on dev’ing on 1-2 platforms only) had been swung to WP long before the N9 hit shelves, & Nokia played a key role there.
    And even if there was there’d have been limited interest, as it was made very clear that there was no future for the platform.
    Marketing campaigns that quickly ramped down anywhere from 1-3mth before Lumia’s started arriving in the same country, whereas Lumia marketing continues heavily *to this day* in many N9/Lumia countries.

    Even before Lumia’s arrived in N9 countries resellers/retailers were partially hiding or placing much less emphasis on Nokia’s latest marquee handset.
    They were given the impression directly (Nokia) & indirectly (net/blogosphere) to “make space for the Lumia’s, as MeeGo’s redundant”.*
    Before the Lumia’s arrived end-users may not have known, but those in the retail channel & telco space were very much of the impression that this was not the product to sell, & that showed clearly as the Lumia’s arrived.
    Ofc it’s their call what they do, but the actions of Nokia & chatter on the net WILL have an influence, esp. when it’s made clear that the device is not part of a longer-term strategy.
    Then there was the worldwide (mostly the most important economies) telco/retailer tie-ups & inducements, encouraging employees to promote Lumia’s.

    Availability was always quite poor, esp. the 64GB & White, & it was never rolled-out to about a dozen of the world’s most important/influential economies, it goes on & on & on.
    The whole thing was geared very much towards transitioning to the Lumia range, as it should’ve been in the context of the strategy adopted.
    So to make silly/immature statements that it just didn’t do as well, & never could’ve in light of a very different context, shows nothing but sheer bias.

    *and it’s unlikely that poor cust. satisfaction had much to do with that, as most stats around the world clearly showed that was not an issue.
    Even if that was THE primary factor, that’s again a result of the strategy adopted, due to a rapidly shrinking Harmattan/Qt team, & an anaemic “ecosystem” stoking programme.
    I myself went into dozens of resellers/retailers to find out why lighter marketing/placement emphasis had been adopted or why it was being phased-out so prematurely,
    And other than: “Oh the Lumia’s are replacing the N9 soon.” or “it’s a dead platform that has no future.” very little other reasons were known.
    There was never specific criticisms levelled at a high rate of dissatisfaction or returns, generally little was known about it, as it wasn’t promoted on anything like the scale of the Lumia’s, except for a very small window.