The Lumia 920: Nokia’s Newest Flagship Device
“…the Lumia 920 just screams intensity.”
Just a few days ago on September 5, Nokia announced its newest front-runner in their smartphone lineup. That phone being the Lumia 920. Much like its last few phones, this new hopeful giant-killer runs Windows Phone, except this time it’ll be sailing into your hands with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. So, how will this freshly announced device stack up to the current mass of smartphones? Let’s take a look and see!
This device is gorgeous! Sorry for the over-the-top first sentence, but something about the Lumia 920 just screams intensity. That something is likely the new array of colors it comes in. Thus far we have seen red, yellow, black, white, and silver. Unfortunately for you Lumia 900 fans, Nokia has not included the fantastic cyan color you may hold so dearly. But we’re sure you’ll find one of the new colors just as enticing.
As far as the physical body of the device goes, it looks very much like the Lumia 900, but with a shiny coat of paint on the outside rather than the matte finish. It’s packing a new 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display that Nokia claims is “the world’s brightest, fastest and most sensitive touchscreen”. Nokia has also shown that the screen responds to touch even when you are wearing gloves, which is an industry first.
Nokia’s new device looks to line up with the likes of most current-gen Android phones. The Lumia 920 brings to the fight a dual-core 1.5Ghz Snapdragon S4 processor, a 2000 mAh battery, NFC, 32GB of internal memory and 7GB of Skydrive storage. Seeing as previous Windows Phone devices have been known for their buttery smooth operation with mere single-core processors, I don’t see any of these specs being an issue.
Along with this fantastic looking device, Nokia is looking to try out some snazzy new accessories this time around. The Lumia 920 devices feature a conductive backing so they are all set for wireless charging. Let’s just say Nokia is really banking on how much you’ll love this, as they already have 5 accessories that take advantage of the wireless charging technology. You’ve got a relatively normal pebble-like charger that resembles the old Palm Pre setup. Then there’s a cradle you can throw your new phone on to charge it, as well as a charging pillow and a charging speaker! So many chargers…I can’t keep up. Needless to say you’re gonna be looking at 100% battery all day if you buy into this ecosystem (yea, you wish).
All things considered, the Nokia Lumia 920 is looking to be an awesome phone. With some trendy new colors, a huge bump in specs, a bunch of wireless accessories, and a brand new OS, it’s gonna be a heavy hitting super-phone straight-outta-Compton (what?). Only time will tell if Windows Phone 8 finally gets it all right. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.