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Welcome to the 2013 Nokia 920 review. The Nokia 920 is Nokia’s latest flagship smart phone using the latest Windows 8 operating system. You can buy it by a variety of methods but the plan scheme seems to be the most affordable due to promotion pricing rather than out right at the time this review was written. The 920 is definitely the top end of the Windows Phone’s currently featuring one of the best mobile phone cameras, screens and CPU technology. Outright pricing is a approximately $799 but there are cheaper places of course!
The construction is typical Nokia which means it looks and feels good in the hand despite being made of plastic. The various colours are a nice touch but we think that only yellow, grey black and the white ones will gain any sort of sales. There is nothing outstanding about the way it made which is slightly disappointing but nothing that an after cover can fix easily.
In terms of hardware the Nokia 920 has all the latest connectivity options including 4G and NFC. The screen while not the highest resolution available is actually quite good to look at. It is a pit that that there is nothing truly unique about the hardware that sets it apart from the other top end phones.
In terms of software the latest version of Windows 8 is very boring to look at but easy and very slick to use. We don’t know how Microsoft have done it but it does make the iPhone interface feel less than premium. The off line GPS is also another selling point as are the live tiles, if you can find an App that uses it properly. The only real problem is the inability sync your details with the PC version of Outlook instead of trusting your personal detail on Hotmail, Live of Outlook.com which you should not feel comfortable about – we don’t that’s for sure.
Once again the everything is very good about the Nokia 920 but the lack of Apps, the limited customization, missing local Sync and the lack of any sort of special features make it a very boring phone. Hence we can’t write any more about it. It’s easy to see why Android and its range of phones is the superior OS at the moment and makes us rethink our decision to convert to Windows OS exclusively. So if you want something that works easily that isn’t an iPhone than this is the one to get.
- Nokia 920
Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Penta or Tri-band 3G 850/900/1900/2100
Quad band 4G 700/800/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 dependent on network/country
Data speed: very fast on 4G
- L130.3x W70.8 x D10.7 mm
- Weight 185 grams
4.5 inch External 768 x 1280
- Video Camera
1080 HD pixel main video camera
720p face camera
1.5 Ghz Dual core
Up to 32 Gig on board
- Ring tones
MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
MS-Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Windows Mobile Store for Apps
Proximity Ambient Light
Music and Media player
SMS, MMS, IM, Email
FM radio with RDS
Speaker Phone/Hands free
Li-Po 13000mAh battery
Up to 400 hours Standby
Up to 7.4 hours Talk Time
- Price history
Approx $799 AUS 2013 (Outright)