Weekend Poll: Will you be buying a new Nokia Lumia?

It's a weekend coming off a pretty big week of announcements, most notably for Nokia's two new Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones: the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. The 820 is the lesser spec'd of the two devices, coming with a 4.3-inch WVGA display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 8 GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera.

The 920 is Nokia's flagship smartphone, with a 4.5-inch "PureMotion HD+" display at 1280 x 720, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 32 GB of on-board storage and an 8-megapixel camera enhanced with PureView technology - in this case its a floating camera module that allows for superb stability and image stabilization, allowing for longer exposures and more light to the sensor.

Now that the announcement is over and all the rumors surrounding the two devices have stopped coming in, we want to know if you're thinking of picking one up as your next smartphone; it should be made available in November if rumors are to be believed. Or perhaps you're in line to get a different Windows Phone like Samsung's ATIV S or one of HTC's upcoming 8X devices. Perhaps you'll skip Windows Phone 8 all together and wait for a flagship Android device.

Let us know in the poll below, leave comments if you desire and have a great weekend.

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Will you be buying a new Nokia Lumia device?

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I'm really fancying a change from android and am pretty sure i'll go lumia. My only concerns are battery life and localisation. Microsoft still seem very US centric and I wonder if all these wonderful features they show off will ever see their way across the atlantic, or if they do, how well they will compare.

Does Nokia sponsor this site? I hardly see ANY news on WP or Nokia anywhere else online, but come here and its as if no one here got the memo that the rest of the world does not care about this platform

Definitely not 920. Too big. But may be 820. Depend on prices and WP8 functionality (WP7 has some serious lacks - no similar apps in market, no phone number formatting, no free offline public transport navigation with up-to-date database of companies, shop etc like 2GIS, no TeamViewer, no Wizee Shopping or other similar guides for malls, no Youtube client, no 4pda forum client, no 4pda catalog client)

Where's the option "I'm going to use my current phone until the next release"?
There are a lot of people on a contract, it seems, and besides, it would be too expensive to buy a smartphone each year. There are two Omnia W's at my household, and I'm definitely waiting for a year more, for WP8.x or even WP9, maybe
And the promised update to 7.8 is worth a look.

Weissmeister said,
Where's the option "I'm going to use my current phone until the next release"?
There are a lot of people on a contract, it seems, and besides, it would be too expensive to buy a smartphone each year. There are two Omnia W's at my household, and I'm definitely waiting for a year more, for WP8.x or even WP9, maybe
And the promised update to 7.8 is worth a look.

Better yet, where is the option for a flat out "No" vote. I do not plan on getting anything even remotely close to one of these.

cork1958 said,

Better yet, where is the option for a flat out "No" vote. I do not plan on getting anything even remotely close to one of these.

I think the last option is just for you. You aren't planning not buying phones at all, are you?

"Will you be buying a new Nokia Lumia?" ...no, and I'm now these endless Nokia-related news stories on Neowin are getting just a little bit tedious! I've nothing against Nokia, and do appreciate that it has been a big story this last week - but it is just ONE story, yet the amount of coverage it's been getting here on Neowin this past week, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was the ONLY tech story!!

Had I been able to filter out my Neowin feed this past week to remove posts relating to Nokia and/or WP8... my feed would have been empty! Come on, Neowin - enough already!! Give us all a Nokia/WP8 break!!

I'll be the first in line to get a Lumia 920 only if Verizon gets it. I was so disappointed that the Nokia event never mentioned carriers or pricing.

iPhone 5's for me and my daughter when our contract is due in January. I was a huge Nokia fan until they got in bed with Microsoft. The whole tile nonsense looks ridiculous to me.

Edited by John S., Sep 9 2012, 7:26pm :

voted for lumia 920 and I'm definitely getting it. device looks beautiful and looks to perform flawlessly. and that camera!

I want to, but probably won't be able to get it because it will be an AT&T exclusive definitely will be getting a high end WP8 device though, my HD7 is getting old.

Ely said,
I want to, but probably won't be able to get it because it will be an AT&T exclusive definitely will be getting a high end WP8 device though, my HD7 is getting old.

AT&T exclusive? omg. Why do people hate customers? I don't understand going to AT&T exclusively for any reason.

Ely said,
I want to, but probably won't be able to get it because it will be an AT&T exclusive definitely will be getting a high end WP8 device though, my HD7 is getting old.
I hope not. I am currently on AT&T, and I have decided that I am going to switch back to Verizon, and I despise Verizon due to past treatment, but they have the best phone service by far in my areas. AT&T has very large, and very annoying dead zones on major roads (e.g., 95) along the East Coast in the US. That's just pathetic.

I hope that Verizon gets the 920 because I would like to make the switch sooner rather than later, and I don't think I would make the switch for the 820, but I also don't think that I would buy the 920, and get stuck under a new contract (won't buy it off contract as I would be expecting to jump ship for the first good WP8 on Verizon).

Ely said,
I want to, but probably won't be able to get it because it will be an AT&T exclusive definitely will be getting a high end WP8 device though, my HD7 is getting old.

I had a similar concern as you (being interested in the 920 and if it's AT&T-only), but recently walked by a T-Mobile store. They had a sign that says it's possible to use unlocked phones from AT&T with their services.

Maybe The Lumia 920 would work with T-Mobile services in this way?

musikhersteller said,

I had a similar concern as you (being interested in the 920 and if it's AT&T-only), but recently walked by a T-Mobile store. They had a sign that says it's possible to use unlocked phones from AT&T with their services.

Maybe The Lumia 920 would work with T-Mobile services in this way?

But, presumably if it's AT&T exclusive, the 4G HSPA+ and LTE bands won't work on T-Mobile, thus leaving you with EDGE (2G), just like iPhones. T-Mobile is starting to use the same bands in some areas (I believe San Francisco for instance), which does enable HSPA+, but T-Mobile still doesn't do LTE.

pickypg said,
But, presumably if it's AT&T exclusive, the 4G HSPA+ and LTE bands won't work on T-Mobile, thus leaving you with EDGE (2G), just like iPhones. T-Mobile is starting to use the same bands in some areas (I believe San Francisco for instance), which does enable HSPA+, but T-Mobile still doesn't do LTE.

A little late to reply, but I'm very thankful the HTC 8X will be at T-Mobile! It looks like a great phone to replace my current HD7!

musikhersteller said,

A little late to reply, but I'm very thankful the HTC 8X will be at T-Mobile! It looks like a great phone to replace my current HD7!

Is this official that it will come to T-Mobile? I will most likely get it, although the Samsung ATIV S looks very good too and I think it might come to T-Mobile too.

My 900's been the best smartphone I've owned to date, fairly confident I'll be switching up to a 920 although I am curious about the competition, got more models to choose from this time around.

I want one! I have a Galaxy 3 right now and I can say the only things Android has going for it is the apps and the large screen. I had an iPhone 4s, to small and no LTE, I had a Lumia 900 and loved it. But lacked all the apps I use. I work in IT and need certain things. I feel like I am stuck in this Android bubble and I hate it. I hope the new Lumia 920 will save WP and bring in the developers!

My HD7 is very old by smartphone standard..if it's an AT&T exclusive i'll switch from T-Mobile...I just love that phone...and Nokia really support there product.

Frankly the image stabilization alone is worth going Nokia over any other WP device. Picking it up over iOS/Android? I think so too. With Windows 8 pushing dev inside the MS Metro/XAML/HTML5 frameworks we're going to see a marketplace filled with useful apps.

But for me, I e-mail, browse the web, text, and take pics on my phone almost exclusively (outside of talking of course). My Titan is amazing for everything but taking pics. I still have a Point & Shoot for good pics of my kids. Pretty sure the 920 will make a point and shoot worthless and I'll never miss an indoor or night shot again which would be nice.


Pretty sure the 920 will make a point and shoot worthless and I'll never miss an indoor or night shot again which would be nice.

I highly doubt the Lumia camera will be that good.

My 350$ CAD Nikon Coolpix P510 is not even that good ...

LaP said,
I highly doubt the Lumia camera will be that good.

My 350$ CAD Nikon Coolpix P510 is not even that good ...


My Titan is already quite good as a Point and Shoot.

Judging from the video's comparing the iphone with the lumina at the launch event they very well could be that good.

Very tough... I have owned both the Lumia 800 and 900 (currently have both on my desk right now with the 900 being my current device) and I'm looking forward to the newer Lumias being released. That being said, I'm still ****ed at Microsoft for nerfing my devices prematurely so I'll possibly skip this generation or more.

So I might to Android this time around we shall see... Will make my first Android device or iPhone if I choose to go that route...

Frazell Thomas said,
Very tough... I have owned both the Lumia 800 and 900 (currently have both on my desk right now with the 900 being my current device) and I'm looking forward to the newer Lumias being released. That being said, I'm still ****ed at Microsoft for nerfing my devices prematurely so I'll possibly skip this generation or more.

So I might to Android this time around we shall see... Will make my first Android device or iPhone if I choose to go that route...

Nerfing requires for a device to get worse. They just said it wouldn't be upgraded which happens to plenty of phones all the time unfortunately.

This is definitely my choice for now but I'll wait for HTC's Win8 (very low hope but door's still open) and the next iPhone before making the decision.

Depends if T-Mobile is going to carry the 920. That's the one I want. But WP8 looks so nice, I'd probably settle with whichever they're going to carry.

srprimeaux said,
Depends if T-Mobile is going to carry the 920. That's the one I want. But WP8 looks so nice, I'd probably settle with whichever they're going to carry.

This. I'm on the Value Plan anyway. I'm currently paying $100 for three people (two with data plans) for unlimited minutes, text and "unlimited" data 2gigs. So, I can either buy the phone outright or drop a down payment and pay interest free payments over a period of time.

So, either way it goes, I save money and can get the phone I want. Let's hope it's the 920, but the 820 will work too.

I so want to buy a WP8. But I've had an iPhone for the past 4 years and just seem attached to it. I really think I should switch, but the iPhone comes out first. ARG, if only i could try them both out for a few weeks.

ccoltmanm said,
I so want to buy a WP8. But I've had an iPhone for the past 4 years and just seem attached to it. I really think I should switch, but the iPhone comes out first. ARG, if only i could try them both out for a few weeks.

The biggest issue for most of the people I've shown Windows Phone to is them not having 'an app for that'. Trying to explain that I don't need an app for sms, or facebook, or twitter or windows live, etc and just go to messages tile/hub is, sometimes, like hitting my head into the wall expecting to gain super powers.

If you can get out of the idea of 'there's an app for that' mentallity, you can enjoy the Windows Phone experiance, but don't expect to jump ship to Windows Phone and have your old apps, or have things working in the same way as they did before. Expect lots of intergration with the Microsoft windows platform, skydrive, mobile office, and most common things already intergrated... just a heads up.

I'm really tempted. Right now I'm using an iPhone 4s, best phone I've ever used. But the Lumnias look tasty. My only concern is that if I would be able to manage my phone from OS X.

sanctified said,
I'm really tempted. Right now I'm using an iPhone 4s, best phone I've ever used. But the Lumnias look tasty. My only concern is that if I would be able to manage my phone from OS X.

Connector for Mac.

sanctified said,
I'm really tempted. Right now I'm using an iPhone 4s, best phone I've ever used. But the Lumnias look tasty. My only concern is that if I would be able to manage my phone from OS X.

I've got an iPhone 4, and while the Lumias look nice (really nice), I'm more concerned with having to re-buy all the apps I like, or even if they (or equivalents) available.

I feel kind of stuck in the iOS ecosystem, and it's more of a hassle to change.

Also, I'm curious to see what Apple has in store next, anyways.

cyberdrone2000 said,

I've got an iPhone 4, and while the Lumias look nice (really nice), I'm more concerned with having to re-buy all the apps I like, or even if they (or equivalents) available.

I feel kind of stuck in the iOS ecosystem, and it's more of a hassle to change.

Also, I'm curious to see what Apple has in store next, anyways.

That stuck in an ecosystem is exactly what Microsoft are trying to achive with the metro storefront in Windows 8 when it'll roll out across the PC market place next month and in the coming years.

People will be more willing to give Windows Phones a chance if they've already got a lot of Metro applications from their Windows 8 machines and or Xbox already. Unfortunatly, Microsoft is die hard on making us pay twice and sometimes 3 times for the same exact games on thes same account.
I feel its a missopertunity for them to supply the game once via a digital account and have them work across all platforms the digital account works on too..

but yeah, I've had a few friends who have loved my Windows Phone as a OS after I've shown them what it can do and how to use it (very different from 'theres an app for that'). Unfortunatly, they are already locked into the apple or android echsystem and found it not worth while for them to move over to Windows Phone when they'd have to not only spend money again (mostly) but also find replacement apps, and lets face it there aren't a whole lot to choose from and Zune application has app search removed now (again) and the website http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/marketplace#topApps is actually STILL broken, listing games under the applications... grr.

Wyn6 said,
Connector for Mac.

Doesn't sync Calendars, doesn't sync Contacts, doesn't sync bookmarks. I'm fairly ****ed of that Microsoft forces my hand to use Google's services (something I refuse). Hotmail can't even import vCard files. You're somehow expected to have Outlook installed to be able to export contacts and even then it's not compatible with the Mac version.

Yeah Microsoft sure did a swell job on that.