By: Sandeep Budki, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 17:50
The Lumia 920 based on Windows Mobile 8 runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5 GHz processor.
New look operating system
Lumia 920 is Nokia's latest flagship smartphone based on Windows Phone 8 operating system. Prior to its launch in India it was surrounded by a lot of controversies related to a fake video about its camera's capabilities, and availability in oversee markets where it was unveiled in November.
Nokia Lumia 920 has moved on from all those hiccups, but can it make its presence felt in the very competitive smartphone market? Read this review to find out whether Lumia 920 has the muscle to fight competition, especially from Samsung and Apple.
Look and feel
On a weighing scale Nokia Lumia 920 will measure 185 grams and it has a 10.7 mm thick waist, which definitely makes it a bulky smartphone as compared to HTC's Windows Phone 8X. It also has a relatively big 4.5 inch screen with large bezel on the top and bottom, which increases its total height to over 5 inches.
The Gorilla Glass front of Nokia Lumia is gently curved at all the four ends, and it has three capacitive buttons - return, home and search, and a front camera on top.
On the right panel of Lumia 920 you will find a camera button, a lock button and a volume rocker. On the top and bottom panels you will find a 3.5 mm jack, and USB port along with speakers, respectively. On the top of the back panel you will find a camera with flash.
Lumia 920, which we got for review, was of yellow colour but it also comes in red, white, black and cyan models. It has a polycarbonate unibody shell and the top and bottom are flat and squared-off.
Pure View technology
Nokia Lumia 920 has adopted its famous PureView technology for imaging. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash. There's also a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera placed right next to the earpiece.
Two stand out features of the Lumia 920's camera capabilities are low-light performance and image stabilization, which make the device stand out in the crowd. Nokia has used what it calls floating lens technology, in which the whole optical unit is suspended on ting springs, which act as shock absorbers to take care of unwanted shaking of the hand.
Low light pictures taken by Lumia 920 are of amazing quality and are detailed. Similarly, video recording is quite a smooth affair as small shakes don't impact the picture quality.
The only issue with the camera is that if one plans to use the dedicated camera button for clicking snaps the hands should be steady, otherwise the pictures tend to be out of focus (I am talking about amateurs taking pictures).
Nokia has also added some software: Lenses, Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph to Lumia 920 to make shooting a better experience.
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