Nokia Lumia 920 review: Windows Phone 8 Flagship

posted at 16 January 2013 by Dan

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the Finnish company’s flagship handset, the most feature-packed of the initial Windows Phone 8 line up, eventually an attempt from the Finns to regain dominance in the mobile market.

The Nokia Lumia 920, the successor to the Lumia 900 from earlier in the year, has a very impressive spec-sheet and a very attractive $99.99 on-contract price point on AT&T, its exclusive carrier in the US. It lures customers with a glove-friendly screen, wireless charging, cached music, and turn-by-turn directions bringing you the roundest, fullest Windows Phone experience.

Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone

What is in the box:
- The Nokia Lumia 920
- microUSB cable
- Wall charger
- Quick Start Guide
- Product and Safety Information Guide
- NFC tag

The Lumia 920 features a sturdy unibody polycarbonate design which mostly maintains the figure of the previous Lumia 900 model, being a rather hefty (0.42” thick) and weighty (6.53 oz) device if we compare it to other compact premium smartphones out there.

The 920 boasts a large 4.5-inch IPS LCD PureMotionHD+ display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels (332 ppi), one of the most detailed screens out there, and undeniably a huge improvement compared to its predecessor’s 4.3-inch WVGA ClearBlack AMOLED display. The display impresses with natural looking colors, good viewing angles and great outdoor visibility, easily rivaling with some of the best displays out there.

Nokia Lumia 920 front view

Available in a variety of vibrant color selection, the Lumia 920 packs the typical trio of capacitive Windows Phone buttons underneath its display, with enough space between one another to minimize accidental presses. Above the screen you will find the earpiece, light & proximity sensors, as well as a front-facing 1.3-megapixels camera with the ability to shoot videos in 720p.

You will find nothing on the left edge, but on the right you get the responsive power button, volume control, and two-level shutter key. On the top there is the microSIM slot and 3.5mm headset jack while the speaker grill is to be found on the bottom edge, along with the microUSB port for charging and data connectivity.

The Lumia 920 packs an 8.7-megapixels PureView camera in the rear, one of the phone’s main attractions, which features a dual-LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, an F2.0 lens and Nokia’s “floating lens technology” which delivers optical image stabilization.

Nokia Lumia 920 back side