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Got a Lumia 920: My thoughts after 48hrs


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#61 Mohitster

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:56

1. Battery life so far, sucks: Nokia's battery performance usually improves after several recharges.

2. Speakers are not loud enough: You always have headphones, or buy a good pair! :p

3. No SD card slot or removable battery: You knew that before buying it, so doesn't count! :p


4. Windows app store: Well, it will take time, and it's already improving. Hope for the best! :)


#62 OP AR556

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:34

I can't be sure, but my mate gets LTE on his, and it lasts him from something like 6am - 7pm with regular use.

I think people expect too much out of phone batteries, I still see comments on here of people wanting more than 24 hours of life out of one charge. Ridiculous expectations are always going to end in disappointment.


Yeah, I'm not expecting anything unrealistic. just acceptable. In its current state, there is no way this thing is getting me through a work day without a mid day top off. At least the time I have to wait to swap it out is giving a chance to troubleshoot/experiment. Hopefully, I'll be able to isolate whats killing the battery. Maybe I won't have to return the phone. Decided to swap for same phone due to it having Office built-in and I do like WP8.

#63 Nashy

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:42

1. Battery life so far, sucks: Nokia's battery performance usually improves after several recharges.

2. Speakers are not loud enough: You always have headphones, or buy a good pair! :p

3. No SD card slot or removable battery: You knew that before buying it, so doesn't count! :p


4. Windows app store: Well, it will take time, and it's already improving. Hope for the best! :)


5. Nokia screwed up stock levels and no one can get their hands on a phone: Yeah, it's pathetic.

#64 eXtermia

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:21

The non-removable battery and terrible battery life are the main reason I'll pass on the Lumia 920, with the weight being a concern

the weight being a concern? I am a Professional IT person and we are for the most part not your most active people exercise (normally) wise. Yet I find it nowhere near heavy, even carrying it ALL day long. I feel it has a solid quality to it and I know I have it in my hand or pocket. But its lighter then my coffee cup for or not. Its lighter then my 2l bottles of soda, and its def lighter than any steak I normally eat.
I agree that I wish I could remove the battery, but who needs an SD card I have skydrive 25 gigs on it, I can stream my (almost) my entire music library with nokia music and xbox music. I can store all the docs I need now on the device and the rest in the cloud. Plus the 920 lets you use it like USB MassStorage for the library too. FM radio support is being talked about being put back in and TuneIn radio is pretty awesome. (use tunein and bought on android and WP)

I have a toshiba thrive (2), a samsung galaxy s1 and s2, HTC one XL, HTC HD2, iPhone 4, Nexus 7, and more. The Note 2 is heavier then the nokia 920 at least how it felt in my hand. The Galaxy s3 is nice but I hate "the application is not responding, would you like to wait, close, report" that I get on even my stock JellyBean devices.
As a phone its the best "smartphone" I have ever held in my hand (as a phone). As a Smartphone as much as the apps ... the best as well. The battery and heat disappointed however, there is supposed to be software patches coming out to fix them. As a CameraPhone absolutely the best I have ever seen by far (never tried the original pureview). Nokia Drive beats Iphone 5 on navigation (I hear they are talking about using nokias maps anyway), and Goggle Navigation at least in looks comes no where near the feel of Nokia Drive. I feel google's navigation a tiny bit more accurate in some tests I have done but Nokia's offline maps for me are easier to use when there is no data connection.

they also say that the Windows App store is empty as far as good, useful apps is concerned (but that is not Nokia's fault).


True not Nokia’s fault yet I find lots of good useful apps, as well as many entertaining. If you are around little kids or GFs/significant other that want to use your phone KidsCorner is awesome to let them play with it and not mess up your phones settings (nor read private emails or texts for that matter).Yet it allows them to have any songs you want them to listen to and what apps you want them to have access to.

#65 marty999

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:33

Most battery driven devices get better after a week or 2 of charge cycles...

I find a lot of phones have poor in call volume performance, any one have a phone that has good-great call volume?


I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I can listen to an audio book with the phone in my shirt pocket

#66 OP AR556

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:37

Eff this, I want a KIN :rofl:

#67 Mohitster

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 14:53

5. Nokia screwed up stock levels and no one can get their hands on a phone: Yeah, it's pathetic.


Pretty much true, but the game is still not over!!

#68 Zedox

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 15:08

Well, it seems OP has a defective unit. May want to exchange for another.

#69 .Neo

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 15:19

1. Battery life so far, sucks.

Same with the Nokia Lumia 900. Friend of mine constantly complains about it too. :/

#70 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 18:31

the weight being a concern? I am a Professional IT person and we are for the most part not your most active people exercise (normally) wise. Yet I find it nowhere near heavy, even carrying it ALL day long. I feel it has a solid quality to it and I know I have it in my hand or pocket. But its lighter then my coffee cup for or not. Its lighter then my 2l bottles of soda, and its def lighter than any steak I normally eat.


It's all relative - you can have a pen that feels too heavy but it would still obviously be very light in comparison to most other objects. All I know is that the weight was mentioned in most reviews and I don't like phones that weigh down my trousers. It's not a deal breaker but I can see it being annoying.

#71 OP AR556

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:23

Walmart called and said they got some more in, so I exchanged the phone last night. Other than email/contacts, I will leave all settings stock and report back its battery usage. I did notice that Nokia drive is not a beta version on this phone. Dd anyone else get updated to release version?

#72 psreloaded

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:36

Removable battery is important for me and thats why i would go with the 820.

#73 OP AR556

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:03

Who the hell still watching porn on a dvd?


WTF? :rofl:

#74 jakem1

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:03

It's all relative - you can have a pen that feels too heavy but it would still obviously be very light in comparison to most other objects. All I know is that the weight was mentioned in most reviews and I don't like phones that weigh down my trousers. It's not a deal breaker but I can see it being annoying.


I can assure you that it doesn't weigh down your trousers and doesn't feel heavy in actual use. The reviewers are looking for things to complain about and blowing the weight thing out of proportion. The Lumia 920 weighs about the same as an iPhone with its required protective case.

#75 jakem1

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:10

Walmart called and said they got some more in, so I exchanged the phone last night. Other than email/contacts, I will leave all settings stock and report back its battery usage. I did notice that Nokia drive is not a beta version on this phone. Dd anyone else get updated to release version?



Interesting. It looks like the update just came out and includes battery improvements:

http://forums.wpcent...ta-updated.html

By the way, if you're impatient and haven't got them yet, you can download all the updates from Nokia using the QR codes here (note that you will have to log in to see the codes):

http://forums.wpcent...ia-updates.html

The network+ update is rumoured to have fixed the battery issue for a lot of people.