Nokia Lumia 920

The Good The Nokia Lumia 920 forges new Windows Phone ground with wireless charging support and a highly sensitive screen you can use with gloves. Moreover, Nokia helps fill in Windows Phone OS gaps with a few missing features.

The Bad A thick, heavy build and slippery finish for some colors make the Lumia 920 harder to hold and carry, and the phone's overhyped camera doesn't have enough settings.

The Bottom Line Nokia's Lumia 920 is heavy and thick, but if you want the most powerful, feature-rich Windows phone available, this is it.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

Windows Phone's most powerful handset yet

AT&T's Nokia Lumia 920 isn't for wimps. It's big, it's heavy, and it takes a power user to truly appreciate the phone's special features. If you open your heart and expand your pockets, the Lumia 920's smooth, streamlined design beautifully showcases all that the just-launched Windows Phone 8 OS has to offer. Beyond that, a glove-friendly screen, wireless charging, cached music, and turn-by-turn directions take the Lumia 920 a step further than Windows Phone can achieve on its own, bringing you the roundest, fullest Windows Phone experience that money can buy.

Just because the Lumia 920 is bigger, doesn't mean that it's better for everyone. Not all AT&T customers who can choose between the Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X -- or even pick among the iPhone 5 or an Android phone or two -- will go Nokia. However, for $99, I would.

The specs are strong, but not everyone feels they need 32GB of memory over 16GB, and if you believe Nokia's trumpeting message about its advanced camera, you could find yourself mildly disappointed. The Lumia 920's chief high-end Windows Phone rival, the Windows Phone 8X, is lighter, handles better, and spans three carriers to the Lumia 920's single provider. You'll be able to find a comparison between the 8X and the Lumia 920 here.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Microsoft
  • Service Provider not specified
  • Diagonal Size 4.5 in
  • Weight 6.52 oz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetometer, gyro sensor
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features DLNA Certified, Text-to-Speech (text recognition), sharing media via DLNA
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