"Hold this phone in your hand, and feel the magic."5.0 starson by Mingu7
Pros: 1. Feels great in your hand!
2. Amazing screen with innovative tech.
3. Amazing camera with OIS and lens apps!
4. Exclusive Nokia apps
5. Wireless charging.
6. Very stylish look.
7. Good battery life.
9. All this for an amazing price.
Cons: 1. Buttons on the side take a little getting used to.
Summary: This phone is phenomenal.I finally saw the glossy yellow 920 in person today! A guy sitting in the next table over at a resturaunt had one. The smiling top/bottom was a dead giveaway.
I've had it for almost a week now. I am hooked on Nokia Music, and the other Nokia apps like Nokia City Lens and Nokia Drive are incredible. You can download entire regions so that your maps are local to the device, letting you zoom around or get turn-by-turn directions without using your data plan. Massachusetts and New Hampshire USA were both around 85MB, so you could fit quite a lot of maps, and they get updated too!
I can't say enough good things about this phone. The camera is idiot proof in auto mode. It always seems to take a great shot. The lens apps are a stroke of genius. They let you do all sorts of fun stuff look kookie effects, make animated GIFs, or nice wide panoramas.
Another great surprise was just how fast browsing the web is on this phone. I switched IE10 to do desktop mode. So websites came in as their full desktop PC flavor. 2 seconds or less was the typical load time. And the browser itself is butter smooth with pinching to zoom and moving around. Clicking on a video brings it up in full-screen mode. Microsoft hit this one out of the park!
This is a very well built phone. I already dropped it once, from hip-height, and the only damage was a minor ding in one of the corners... you can't even notice it unless you know to look for it. The phone kept working like nothing happened. There are lots of videos online. Nokia Lumia phones are super-durable. The saying goes: Drop Nokia on ground, the GROUND breaks.
Battery life is easily a full day of moderate to heavy use. One day it did come in a bit low, but I was trying out various Flash-light apps, which probably drained the battery a bit more from using the camera flash for extended periods of time. So far I typically have over 40% battery when I rest this baby on the wireless charging pad on my nightstand when I go to bed.
Speaking of wireless charging. It rules! It is SUPER convenient to not have to fuss with cables when you just wanna go to bed after a long day. Just set it down, hear a nice little bleep, and your done. And the micro-USB slot is still there if you want to use the traditional charging cable at the office as a backup. Nokia has done a bang-up job offering some cool accessories. The pads are nice and simple, the FatBoy pillows are cute, and the JBL docking/charging boombox speakers look great too.
Oh, and the fabulous screen. My previous phone had a slide-out keyboard. But I have had zero issues typing on the 920's on-screen keyboard. Windows Phone always had a great onscreen keyboard, and with the large screen, I hit the keys with effortless accuracy. My hands are probably average for a man. My wife has the Lumia 900, and she zooms right along with her smaller hands. So on the size debate. It's a non-issue. The placement of the buttons along the right spine does take a little getting used to. But you soon realize that a phone with a screen of this size, the right spine is actually the best ergonomic place for the buttons, since you don't have to shift your grip to press them. Bottom Line: If you like a larger screen, the 920 will feel great in your hand.
Windows Phone 8 is a joy to use. The live tiles are great, and tweaking your home screen is easy and satisfying. You can pin just about anything, people, apps, websites... and when appropriate, the tiles will update when interesting stuff is going on. Being able to size your tiles between small, medium, and double-wide is a great addition as well!
Automatic backup to SkyDrive of your pics, txts, and app settings is a God-Send. Oh, and you get MS Office Suite on top of all that! And if you are looking around at some of the new Windows 8 tablets, touch laptops, hybrids, or all-in-ones, your experience with those devices and your phone are synced, letting your switch between devices and feel like you always have all your stuff right in front of you.
When you look at the specs on the Nokia Lumia 920, they are a mile-high and full of high-end components and a ton of innovation. The 920 is a masterpiece of engineering. NFC, Wireless Charging, BlueTooth, Wifi with hotspot ability, 4G LTE, beyond "retina-class" display, super-sensitive touch that works with your fingernails, or through ANY gloves, and auto-adjusts to just work great... auto-adjust screen brightness and true-black polarizing display that looks bright even in sunlight, optical image stabilization in the camera for unsurpassed low-light performance and incredibly smooth video that bests even some digital cameras. The list goes on and on. The 920 is stuffed to the brim with industry firsts.
And to close the deal, all of this amazing innovation comes in at a steal. 32GB of storage for a fraction of competing products. On or off-contract prices are incredibly competitive. AT&T in the USA is only charging 99 dollars on-contract, and they throw in a free wireless charging plate!
There are some great phones out there. But right now nothing comes close to the true innovation of the Nokia Lumia 920.
Updated on Nov 23, 2012
All I can say is WOW! That is a bright gorgeous yellow... like Lambrogini yellow... It was pretty awesome.