New Nokia Lumia 920 Review: Beautiful Screen, Cheap Feel, OK Camera

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Nokia have just revealed what has to be the worst secret ever, their Windows Phone 8 Lumia 920.

Announced today in New York, it follows on from the 900 and comes with a Snapdragon S4 dual core processor and a display of 1280 x 768. It has PureView, NFC, wireless charging and a battery of 2,000mAh. It runs on the next generation Redmond baked operating system and it is hoped that it will be the break that Nokia need.

Nokia Lumia 920 review: First look at Nokia’s WP8 monster

The device has the polycarbonate chassis of its predecessor and the demo model we got to play around with is a colorful yellow with side edges that are rounded. The 2.5D glass blends into the border of the phone gently and is now polished and glossy. This makes it look cheap, as the plastic on the Galaxy S3 does for the Samsung phone. The device is lightweight which makes it easy to hold and the camera comes with three brand new lenses which includes panorama, cinemagraph and smartshot. The camera also includes image stabilization which Nokia proclaim is better than optical stabilization on DSLR cameras. In our test shots while on the exhibition floor, we couldn’t find any faults with the camera nor any special.

The display is 4.5 inches and is filled with live tiles that show of color vibrancy and the tiles do seem to hover over the screen as though they are floating. This is likely thanks to the screen technology. The viewing angle is superb and fingers are able to glide over the screen beautifully. There is however a slight pause when moving between the screens and when opening apps but this could be down to the signature Windows animations.

If you cannot wait to get your hands on the device you may have to restrain yourself for a while longer as Nokia have not yet announced when the handset will be released or how much it will cost.

While this is just a first-hand review of the Nokia Lumia 920, we hope to get our hands on another WP8 device this week which should reveal the new features of Windows Phone 8 and fill in the blanks we left thanks to the short time we had with the Lumia 920.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.