Lumia 920: Nokia’s First Big Step To A Slow, Painful Death [TC]

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Earlier this year when the world got its first glimpse of the Nokia Lumia 920, it was immediately heralded as both an iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 killer. Why?

Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: OS is the deciding factor

It had a display that surpassed both rivals in terms of resolution, responsiveness and brightness. It also arguably beat the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 camera with low-light shots that were out of this world. I personally couldn’t stop praising it for its exceptional hardware design and build quality.

Of course, that is what Nokia has been known for. It always was the “king” when it came to top build quality and its hardware could never be faulted. However where it was weak was software. Sure Nokia has dumped Symbian for Windows Phone 8 but this is just one mistake to another.

Choosing Windows Phone to fight the dominant players of Android and iOS has simply dragged Nokia down again. And given that now its flagship Nokia Lumia 920 is a Windows Phone thoroughbred, , it will remain stifled by the slow grown Windows Phone has compared to its rivals that are moving leaps and bounds.

Looking at the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5, I can’t help but imagine the Nokia Lumia 920 running either of their OS’. I would instead be heralding the Nokia Lumia series as the “next iPhone and Galaxy S.” Instead I am still trying to wrap my mind around what Nokia was thinking when it chose the smallest player in the OS race to propel it back into the smartphone game. In fact, all Nokia had to do was open their eyes and see where Samsung, LG and HTC’s Windows Phone handsets stood against their Android ones to see what they were walking into.

From what I see, Nokia still has a choice to turn things around but it isn’t with their Lumia series. Nokia can let the Lumia 920 remain as their flagship Windows Phone handset but they will need to launch a new series running Android if they wish to get their head back in the smartphone game. Betting on Windows Phone alone is just bad for business.

Cecelia has the patience of a praying mantis. She spends the day sifting through press releases from all the major brand’s PR reps. From the most ridiculous announcements to those you really want to know more about, Cecelia makes it a point to skim through as many daily as possible so you won’t have to.