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#76 George P

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:29

Anyone buy the 920 in the US? If so, did you buy it unlocked? I'm going to visit the US in a week and I figure I'll just buy a 920 from there and bring it back but if you buy it flat out from AT&T is it in fact unlocked or no?


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:48

For anyone who has the 920 what warranty did you go with? I'm coming from Apple land and know the ease of getting AppleCare / walking into the Apple store for help. I am thinking of purchasing the 920 and if I am going to spend the money for an unlocked version and hoping I'll get decent support if I need it

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 13:59

I currently have an iPhone 4s and contract is up in April, the 920 is definitely one I would like to upgrade to

#79 Crazysah

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:47

Does anyone know about anything regarding the Lumia 920 at&t unlocked version working on T-Mobile? Will the at&t unlocked version work worldwide? Can I just pop a sim into there?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:53

Im trying the figure this out as well because I want to buy the 920 for Tmobile US as well. I read something that in the US the 920 will not work on Tmobiles 3g frequency. Not sure if that is correct though.

#81 George P

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:07

Does anyone know about anything regarding the Lumia 920 at&t unlocked version working on T-Mobile? Will the at&t unlocked version work worldwide? Can I just pop a sim into there?

Does anyone know about anything regarding the Lumia 920 at&t unlocked version working on T-Mobile? Will the at&t unlocked version work worldwide? Can I just pop a sim into there?


I think it will but the only thing that won't work is the LTE probably. Load up the 920s specs sheet and look at the bands it supports. The AT&T one probably just supports their own LTE band but the 2g/3g etc should just work between everyone.

You can head over to gsmnation.com find the 920 and they should have a section that lets you check on which networks it will work on by country.

#82 phunkymunky

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 21:38

Yay! Finally arrived, what an awesome handset. Not as big as I was expecting either...

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:17

A co-worker of mine dumped his iPhone for this Lumia 920 phone and he says he loves it. I on the other hand, got a Galaxy Note 2 instead but I did looked at the Lumia 920 but decided against it because:

1. Battery life sucks on it.
2. The battery cannot be removed or replaced by the user.
3. The Windows apps store has a loooooooong way to go.
4. No MicroSD card for expansion.

Hardware wise, the Nokia is an excellent phone, but is is a shame that is doesn't have a MicroSD card or removable battery.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:36

I was playing with a 920 at the MS store, and something that bothered me is that I could not take clear pictures. Whenever I would take a picture, the image would be razor sharp on the screen, but then it would blur slightly just as the image was captured. And the blur was still on the final pics. Is this normal? I was really looking forward to the quality on the camera, now I'm uneasy about it.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:48

I was playing with a 920 at the MS store, and something that bothered me is that I could not take clear pictures. Whenever I would take a picture, the image would be razor sharp on the screen, but then it would blur slightly just as the image was captured. And the blur was still on the final pics. Is this normal? I was really looking forward to the quality on the camera, now I'm uneasy about it.



If you look at the reviews, they all say that the Lumia Camera is not exactly the best. The iPhone camera beats it and so does the camera on the galaxy S3 and Note 2.
The battery life on it sucks too.

My co-worker has the Lumia 920 and I have the Note 2. We decided to test the battery out on both. We both do the same job and use the phones for the same tasks. By the end of the day, from 8am to 5pm, I still had 60% battery left on my Note 2. He had 20% on his Lumia 920.

But our test doesn't mean anything really, just go to Google and search for: "Lumia 920 battery life" and you will see what I am referring to.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:18

If you look at the reviews, they all say that the Lumia Camera is not exactly the best. The iPhone camera beats it and so does the camera on the galaxy S3 and Note 2.
The battery life on it sucks too.

My co-worker has the Lumia 920 and I have the Note 2. We decided to test the battery out on both. We both do the same job and use the phones for the same tasks. By the end of the day, from 8am to 5pm, I still had 60% battery left on my Note 2. He had 20% on his Lumia 920.

But our test doesn't mean anything really, just go to Google and search for: "Lumia 920 battery life" and you will see what I am referring to.


The battery usage you're referring to isn't a universal problem though. While there are reports of poor battery life there are just as many reports of outstanding battery life. I expect that the culprit will be identified soon enough and a patch released.

As for the camera, it seems that the Lumia 920 takes slightly soft daylight photos but there's no denying that it's in a league of it's own when taking indoor or night time photos. Similarly, the smoothness of the video it takes is unmatched. I'm sure Nokia will improve the quality of daylight pics sooner rather than later but it's clear that the L920 is at least a generation ahead of all other phones in terms of camera tech.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:36

A co-worker of mine dumped his iPhone for this Lumia 920 phone and he says he loves it. I on the other hand, got a Galaxy Note 2 instead but I did looked at the Lumia 920 but decided against it because:

1. Battery life sucks on it.
2. The battery cannot be removed or replaced by the user.
3. The Windows apps store has a loooooooong way to go.
4. No MicroSD card for expansion.

Hardware wise, the Nokia is an excellent phone, but is is a shame that is doesn't have a MicroSD card or removable battery.


I have the nokia 920 for about 3 weeks now:

1. Some apps do drain the battery (e.g. Nokia Drive Beta). however, after disabling them from running in the background, the battery issue just disappeared. Hopefully, they will have a more permanent fix soon. It is not a hardware issue. True, the battery might less than other phones but it could last me a day easily with 40% left so i am happy. I can sacrifice a little bit for the great screen contrast.

2. As long as the battery is good, i don't think you should worry about battery replacement. As I see it, the lifetime of the phone is around 2-3 years these days. The battery should last you that much.

3. Yes, you won't have all the apps you have in the iphone. But seriously, you have all what you will need. Those specialty apps are not here yet (e.g. Safeway app...) but the core experience is there and it is great. I can find apps for everything I need (photo editing, travel arrangements, budgeting,...) Of course, that in addition to the Windows phone experience which has great integration. Most of the time, i use my phone for the using the phone, maps, msg... which is great in WP.

4. 32GB is more than enough for me at least + I have Skype integration which is great. Nokia music is great so I don't really have to put music. And Netflix and hulu are there too so no need for videos. Apps are small and they don't take much space. And you can take all the photos you want and you can have them uploaded to Skype automatically too.

I just got my free wireless charger. It seems to be working. I still have to test the time it takes to recharge it completely :)

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:20

I think it will but the only thing that won't work is the LTE probably. Load up the 920s specs sheet and look at the bands it supports. The AT&T one probably just supports their own LTE band but the 2g/3g etc should just work between everyone.

You can head over to gsmnation.com find the 920 and they should have a section that lets you check on which networks it will work on by country.


http://www.gsmnation...-920-black.html

Seems like the LTE doesn't work on any network and seems like only voice and edge will work on the Lumia 920. Is the at&t version GSM?

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:05

If you look at the reviews, they all say that the Lumia Camera is not exactly the best. The iPhone camera beats it and so does the camera on the galaxy S3 and Note 2.
The battery life on it sucks too.

My co-worker has the Lumia 920 and I have the Note 2. We decided to test the battery out on both. We both do the same job and use the phones for the same tasks. By the end of the day, from 8am to 5pm, I still had 60% battery left on my Note 2. He had 20% on his Lumia 920.

But our test doesn't mean anything really, just go to Google and search for: "Lumia 920 battery life" and you will see what I am referring to.


You realize you just compared a phone with a 3100mAh battery with one that has a 2000mAh battery and stated that the phone with the 38% larger battery beat out the one with a smaller battery by around 40%? Uh..?

Also, just because some people are having issues with battery life doesn't mean everyone is. My brother didn't, but his wife did. Once she uninstalled Battery Level, her battery issues disappeared. But, every phone has issues. Do a search for Galaxy Note 2 issues and you'll see what I mean.

Not trying to be an arse here. Just pointing out the obvious.

#90 George P

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:52

http://www.gsmnation...-920-black.html

Seems like the LTE doesn't work on any network and seems like only voice and edge will work on the Lumia 920. Is the at&t version GSM?

http://www.gsmnation...-920-black.html

Seems like the LTE doesn't work on any network and seems like only voice and edge will work on the Lumia 920. Is the at&t version GSM?


Yeah, the only difference the AT&T version has is that it specifically supports it's own LTE band. The 920 you linked for example will work on all 3 of the carriers in my country which use the same GSM network etc. Looking at it it's a quad-band GSM device + LTE.