AR556, on 03 December 2012 - 12:06, said:
1. Well made
2. Modern UI concept/execution works well for phones
3. Stable, smooth running experience
4. Simple to figure out and use
5. Nice screen
6. Fits good in the hands
7. Lots of built in storage.
1. Battery life so far, sucks. Didn't make any calls the first day. All I did was spend a while adding contacts, customizing the start screen, add accounts and make one phone call. Had to plug it back in first thing on day two because batt was critically low. I set screen brightness to low full time and enabled battery saver in the phone options. If I have to charge the battery almost every day, I expect I'll have to send the phone off in a little over a year for a battery replacement.
2. Speakers are not loud enough. I made one phone call and noticed that with the speaker on and volume maxed, it was painfully hard to hear the person on the other end with any amount of background noise (Fan, porn DVD playing n the background, etc). No way on hell the alarm is going to wake me up in the morning, either.
3. No SD card slot or removable battery. Seriously, phone manufactures, removing useful features to be more simplistic like Apple is not a good thing! Given the current battery life I am experiencing with the 920, they should've provided a holster with a spare battery change!
4. Windows app store: Not really a knock against the phone, but there just isn't a lot in there yet. Android and Apple have the advantage here for the time being.
Overall, I like the phone and do not regret getting it. Hopefully Nokia gets an update out that can help the battery life issue. Other things like the absence of SD slot and volume problems are a disappointment however.
Did you read the reviews all over the internet before buying it? The reviews clearly state that the battery is not very good at all compared to other units in its class. They also mention that it has no SD card slot or removable battery and 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).
Before you buy a phone you must really consider the pros and cons. To me personally, these are the rules I follow when buying a phone:
1. Battery Life must be excellent and must be removable.
2. SD or Micro SD Card Slot for expansion.
3. Excellent, clear, bright screen that is even bright and clear in sunlight.
4. Processor speed. No less than a dual core CPU.
5. Memory. No less than 2GB of RAM. Very useful when multi-tasking.
I have a friend who bought the Nokia and he regrets it now because he is having the same issues you are. Yes, the Nokia has 32GB of internal storage and it is a technological marvel but what good is that going to do you if it has no real useful apps and no battery life?
If you just got it and and can still return it, I would suggest a Samsung Galaxy S3 or better. Windows Phones have a long way to go before they can catch up with Android and iOS. The Windows Phone app store is really a shame.
Samsung Galaxy S3: http://www.samsung.c...lobal/galaxys3/
Samsung Galaxy Note 2: http://www.samsung.c....html?type=find
They both have 2GB of memory, removable battery and Micro SD Card slot. The U.S. AT&T S3 has a Snapdragon S4 Dual-Core and the Note 2 has a Quad-Core. The international version of the S3 has the same Quad Core as the Note 2.
I hope this helps.