"Great phone, great features, great price"5.0 starson by standon712
Pros: + Great call quality
+ Nice, well-built HW, fast processor
+ Smooth, fast, fresh OS
+ Great integration with Exchange, Skydrive
+ Option to edit MS Office docs
+ Nokia Drive
+ Good camera
Cons: None so far.
Summary: I am going to write a review of this phone based on my experience of using it over the last 2 weeks and my needs, for which I bought it.Update (20Dec2012):
Since I have to travel a lot for work, my main requirements are
+ access to email and calendar over Exchange
+ good navigation
+ some apps
This phone easily does takes care of that with amazing integration with Exchange, on-board MS Office and Nokia Drive.
Coming from Google navigation on an Android phone, I was a bit apprehensive about the navigation part. But the downloadable maps, turn-by-turn navigation are comparable, if not better than Google Maps.
Apart from this, the OS is really smooth and fast. Integration with Outlook and SkyDrive is really nice.
The ecosystem/OS is pretty easy to use and also supports easy exchange of data/files between different devices without having to go through extra steps. For example between my Lumia 920 phone, Surface RT table, Windows 7 laptop, SD card, external hard drive, etc. You can actually be productive on the phone and not just play games or calculate tips.
Having used both Android and iOS, this is a refreshing change where
a. workflows are not imposed on you and
b. the interface and the resulting experience is consistent across devices.
As far as apps go, I am happy to say that it has pretty much most of the apps/extra features I need:
+ Video calls over Skype
+ Document editing/sharing via Office and SkyDrive
+ Notes on OneNote
+ Entertainment via IE10, Netflix, a few games
+ Nokia Music - really nice
+ Wireless charging
+ Decent camera - I am saying decent, since I usually carry a DSLR or a point and shoot with me most of the time for any photography/videography needs
+ Good facebook integration
For the rest of the features that I need, I am pretty sure that there would be web versions that I could just use via the phone's browser.
To conclude, this is a great phone which does much more than what I need, and, in my opinion, much more than what most people need from a smartphone on a daily basis. After that, there is no end to the amount of individual needs that a person may have.
Updated on Dec 20, 2012
There is one shortcoming that I forgot about - bluetooth. I have had issues establishing a steady connection with my laptop (Win7 Thinkpad). It has not gone away even after the update released by Nokia yesterday.