Nokia had been undergoing a rough time with its Symbian OS, with the onset of the Android and Apple monopoly. Losses for Nokia were getting greater and greater, but with the launch of the Windows Phone, Lumia 800 and 900, it looked like Nokia was going to make a comeback. The phones were a hit, but did not elevate Nokia to the top, where it was prior to Google’s and Apple’s entry into the smartphone market.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is Nokia’s refreshed attempt to establish a Windows Phone market. It comes with the new Windows Phone 8 OS, and specs to marvel at. It may not have the power of the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3, but it does have some innovations in the field of display technology and camera optics, which gives it a niche in the over-competitive market.
Lets discuss the specs and the price of the Nokia Lumia 920, to see whether Nokia will be considered a serious player in the smartphone market this generation.
Nokia Lumia 920 Specs
The Nokia Lumia 920 has specs which may not label it as a powerhouse, but it is definitely not a weakling either.
The specs of the Nokia Lumia 920 are listed below
- 4.5 inch IPS Panel Display, with resolution of 768 x 1280
- 32 GB Internal Memory with 1 GB RAM
- 8.7 MP Camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and dual LED Flash
- 1080p Video Recording
- Dual Core 1.5 Ghz Krait Processor by Snapdraggon, and an Adreno 225 GPU
- Windows Phone 8 OS
- Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC, Wireless Charging, LTE etc
As you can see, spec wise, the Nokia Lumia 920 is no slouch. On paper, some of the features may look paltry, but the magic is in the innovation. The Lumia 920 comes with Pureview Technology. As you must know, this gives the Nokia Lumia 920 the advantage of having the best camera on a smartphone, short of the Nokia 808 Pureview.
The Lunia 920 also has a screen resolution which beats Retina Display, so you will see images in utmost clarity, and no pixelation.
Windows Phone 8 itself is very polished, and has a good chance of being a success. The only thing holding it back is lack of Apps in the Windows 8 Store. But this is a different story and we will discuss it soon.
Nokia Lumia 920 Price
To make a phone successful, there are two important factors.
1. Its Specs, Build Quality, and OS
2. Its Price.
A low price can sometimes make up for any factors which are missing in the first mentioned point. Some phones (we are looking at you, Nexus 4) tantalize the competition by providing both points.
Nokia has also decided to provide the phone at an affordable price. The Nokia Lumia 920 will sell for only $99 on a 3 year contract on all major carriers. This is half the price which a standard flagship phone is offered in the market.
This may provide a boon, especially when the greatest competitor of the Nokia Lumia 920, the HTC 8X, is priced at double the price offered by Nokia on contract.
Nokia Lumia 920 Release Date
The Nokia Lumia 920 is being made available in US, Canada, UK in the month of November on major carriers. It is not available unlocked yet, but when it is, we will surely provide the exact price and details.
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes at a good price, and excellent hardware and we recommend picking it up, if you are hard-set on wanting to purchase a Windows Phone. A review for the Nokia Lumia 920 is coming soon.