Nokia Lumia 920 Review

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Nokia Lumia 920
Company: Nokia
Type: Smartphone
MSRP: $600
CGM Editors Choice
| November 30, 2012

This holiday season with such a wide array of phones to pick from the Lumia 920 can be a great pick. Sitting at just 99.99 on contract the phone packs top level features that on paper blow much of the competition out of the water. The Xbox integration and build quality make this a perfect addition for anyone in your family that loves gaming and needs a phone.

Nokia has crafted a fantastic package for the contract price. Packed with a 4.5 inch touch screen, 1.5 GHz processor, 8.7 MP Camera, unibody polycarbonate body and 32GB of storage it is the most capable smartphone in the market today. All these features push the 920 to the head of the pack in features and overall performance for the money.

The camera on the 920 is best in class, good low light and fantastic colour representation make this a good point and shoot when a camera is needed. The build quality is also second to none, made with a polycarbonate, the phone can withstand an impact and leave little to no damage to the body. The gaming features are great as well, allowing achievements to be earned as games are played. For the XBox gamer these are a welcome addition, and a selection of free games with this ability makes it easy to jump right in.

Nokia-Lumia-920.JpgAll is not perfect on the 920 though, the simple fact it is stuck with Windows Phone 8 means the app selection is not near what it is on Android or iOS. There are most of the major apps we all know and love but with some glaring omissions it is hard to recomend if you are already heavily invested in another ecosystem. Beyond the app issue, the weight of the phone could be a turnoff to some people. Weighing in at 185 grams the 920 is a very heavy phone when compared to the competition.

The Lumia 920 is a great phone that does stand to be one of the best Windows phones on the market. The camera is amazing and the overall build quality is second to none. Once Windows Phone grows the app library it will be a must for all people looking for an upgrade. Right now it makes a great gift for someone looking to enter the smartphone world and at just under $100 it is a top of the line phone at a killer price. Ensure you go in knowing the flaws and it will make someone very happy.

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