So it begins!
The fleet of new devices by almost all the smartphone giants! A few days ago Samsung released Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and yesterday, Nokia and Microsoft came up with the New Lumia , Lumia 920 which as was expected, has the new Windows Phone 8. Talking of the key specifications of the device, the Lumia 920 has a 4.5 inch diagonal display, 32 gigs of internal memory, an 8.7 megapixels back facing camera, a 1.3 megapixel secondary or front facing camera, a dual core 1.5 GHz processor (Snapdragon S4).
The camera is a PureView camera (we are pretty sure that reminds you of the 41 MP Nokia PureView 808 that was launched by Nokia a few months back) which is capable of 1080p video recording.
Nokia Lumia 920 certainly looks sleek and being the first device with Windows Phone 8, it certainly has increased the curiosity of Windows and Nokia phone lovers but from where we see it, Windows Phone still requires a little time to settle in as one of the biggest smart phone OS available for even though there are a number of applications available, the tag ‘useful’ cannot be given to many.
One feature that will raise a few eyebrows are the offline maps that come along with the Augmented Reality Search capability to search for restaurants and places nearby.
Here are all the specifications of the new Nokia Lumia 920. Check it out
- Windows Phone (8)
- Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
- 2G (up to 17 hours), 3G (up to 10 hours)
- 400 hours
- Li-ion (2000 mAh capacity)
- 8.7 megapixels
- Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom (4x), Flash (Dual LED), Contact pictures
- 1.3 megapixels
- GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location (A-GPS)
- 32 GB
- 802.11 a, b, g, n (2.4 GHz)
- WEP, WPA, WPA2
- 3.0 + HS
- HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio]
- AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
- h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, WMV
- Streaming / internet
- BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG
Browser and email
- POP3, IMAP, Push email (Exchange, Gmail)
- OTA sync
- Windows (7, Vista, XP)
- Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Games, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks / to-dos, Voice recorder, Weather
All of this is pretty standard but still Nokia Lumia 920 isn’t that bad. We don’t see a point in a quad core processor for a Windows Phone device for there haven’t been any heavy applications that will require the capability hence the dual core processor should serve the purpose. Other than this, we still don’t love Windows Phone as much as we love Android and iOS devices (just yet).
With the WWDC taking place on the 12th of September and the new iPhone or iPhone 5 (we aren’t sure what they are going to name it after the New iPad) and Google’s event in the first week of October, where 5 new Nexus Phones will be launched, the next couple of months is certainly going to be interesting in the smartphone market. Keep a check on this space for more from the world of technology.