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Nokia Lumia 920 & 820 Preview, Running Windows Phone 8

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September 7, 2012 4:11:48 PM

There's no mini HDMI port? sigh

Also I could of swore I read in another article and on the Nokia spec sheet there was a slot for an external microSD card.
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September 7, 2012 4:23:35 PM

I like the GUI (this is where Windows 8 GUI should be) but no HDMI or mSD i thought this was a competitive market, my bad. Interested to see how this would tie into a W8 tablet and "PC".
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September 7, 2012 4:28:42 PM

I can't believe they didn't build in the pizza hydrator! what good is a phone if it won't hydrate me a pizza?! AARGH WHAT A TURD!
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September 7, 2012 4:42:39 PM

I WANT to want a WP8 phone, but those aren't the ones who will make me switch from Android.
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September 7, 2012 4:46:18 PM

I think you nailed it on the head, i have exactly the same issues with the phones. The higher end one doesn't have an microSD card slot, and the 820 has too low res a screen for a 4.3 inch display.
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September 7, 2012 6:00:42 PM

It would be so great to have a Windows Phone, but it's just not up to par with the hardware..especially with all my retina display iPad's, iPhone's, and retina MacBook Pro, it's screen resolutions are just sad and pathetic.
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September 7, 2012 6:06:35 PM

booyaahThere's no mini HDMI port? sigh Also I could of swore I read in another article and on the Nokia spec sheet there was a slot for an external microSD card.

There is a mini HDMI port in existance... just not on this (or most) phone.
No external SD slot for the 820, and no SD at all on the big phone. Seeing as the SD card was the #1 feature keeping me from getting a WP7.5 device, I find this extremely disappointing. I have a 20GB music collection, and I have most of my DVDs in digital format. I would love to have a 32-64GB card in there to store all that kind of stuff on. Skydrive is big enough for my documents though, which is handy.

With all the law suits against Android devices lately I am really hoping that maybe someone else will come up with a kick-ass high end WP8 phone that will have that glorious SD slot... and maybe 2GB of Ram (though I suppose 1GB is enough... it is just hard to think of 1GB being enough when the home computer has 16GB).
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September 7, 2012 6:17:51 PM

"no HDMI or mSD"....."no retina display"....."it's screen resolutions are just sad and pathetic."

Damn it's tough out there!

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no "pizza hydrator" :)  yup, agreed......that would do it for me as well.
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September 7, 2012 6:24:11 PM

You forgot to mention the first ever 60Hz display on a mobile ( with improved ClearBlack ). Otherwise pretty good coverage.
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September 7, 2012 6:26:36 PM

ojasI think you nailed it on the head, i have exactly the same issues with the phones. The higher end one doesn't have an microSD card slot, and the 820 has too low res a screen for a 4.3 inch display.

Seems like a choice between low-res and PenTile. Price point determines all, S2 was praised for it's similar resolution display.
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September 7, 2012 6:39:23 PM

Together, the 920 and 820 are the perfect phone. If you take all the features of the former and add the removable battery and SD expansion of the latter, you'd have a virtually guaranteed day-one purchase by me.
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September 7, 2012 6:41:51 PM

seelsIt would be so great to have a Windows Phone, but it's just not up to par with the hardware..especially with all my retina display iPad's, iPhone's, and retina MacBook Pro, it's screen resolutions are just sad and pathetic.


The resolution on the screen is higher then your iPhone with retina and it's a larger screen....

Nokia Lumia 920: 4.5" Display 332 PPI vs Apple iPhone 4S 3.5" Display 326 PPI

So the Nokia Lumia 920 has the superior display!
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September 7, 2012 6:43:12 PM

I have to say that this is the first phone in years that really grabs my attention as something I would want to bye out of something more than just necessity.
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September 7, 2012 6:46:46 PM

Is the Samsung Focus the only WP7 device that has a SD slot? I like the 920, I do not fancy the screen quality on the 820 also I wont be purchasing until I see what other companies bring to the table
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September 7, 2012 7:50:51 PM

The 820's look cheap with the shiny finish, and the 920's lack of a micro SD slot is a non-starter. This is truly disappointing.

It's time for Microsoft to release a Surface Phone and show its hardware partners how it's done.
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September 7, 2012 8:25:45 PM

Don't really want a Nokia. But do want a Windows 8 device. There is 1 thing I am really excited about with this device. You can use it with a glove on. No more smear marks if you were gloves all the time. Might make you look a little wierd though.
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September 7, 2012 10:36:48 PM

I know a lot of people are turned off by the lack of an SD slot, and I'm a little disappointed, but it's not a huge deal breaker for me. The improved display, camera, and Nokia apps are enough for me.

The Ativ S looks good too. I hope Verizon picks up at least one of them ( though really they should grab both. )
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September 7, 2012 10:49:03 PM

If this thing records 1080p and has 32gb storage then that's over 4 hours of recording
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I don't need an SD card, as far as music goes I don't need to store them on the phone as there are Apps that let you play your Skydrive music and I am one of the lucky ones that got the free upgrade to 25gb, same applies to photos so anything I take on the camera is synced automatically with the cloud but also with my home file server
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That said, HDMI-out of some kind would have been nice, also even though they are trying to differenciate with the garish colour schemes I would still want to buy the plain black version
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September 7, 2012 10:51:10 PM

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Is the Samsung Focus the only WP7 device that has a SD slot? I like the 920, I do not fancy the screen quality on the 820 also I wont be purchasing until I see what other companies bring to the table


I got the Samsung Focus on WP7 launch day, and while it does have an internal mini SD slot, it is not supported by the Win7 or 7.5 OS. There are some who have had luck with certain cards working, but alot of people had a problem where the phone would only recognize 15MB of its internal memory after trying to install the SD card, and had to be sent off in order to have it fixed. I bought one with my phone and held off putting it in (it does require a complete reformat of the internal memory as well to install) and hoped that Mango would have added compatibility but it didn't. Some manufacturer REALLY needs to add this support even if it is an internal only slot.
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September 7, 2012 11:03:55 PM

seelsIt would be so great to have a Windows Phone, but it's just not up to par with the hardware..especially with all my retina display iPad's, iPhone's, and retina MacBook Pro, it's screen resolutions are just sad and pathetic.

Then you're with luck, you can buy a Nokia 920 because it has retina display. Just because no one market their phones as having a screen that is a "retina display" that doesn't mean that they don't exist.
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September 7, 2012 11:10:58 PM

BloobSeems like a choice between low-res and PenTile. Price point determines all, S2 was praised for it's similar resolution display.

Choice between low-res and PenTile? I don't believe it was stated anywhere that the 920 had a PenTile display.
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September 8, 2012 12:09:35 AM

seelsIt would be so great to have a Windows Phone, but it's just not up to par with the hardware..especially with all my retina display iPad's, iPhone's, and retina MacBook Pro, it's screen resolutions are just sad and pathetic.


I had to login just to give this comment a thumbs down. Do some research.
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September 8, 2012 12:27:46 AM

You won't by anything from NOKIA if you experienced N97 so called their flagship phone!
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September 8, 2012 3:55:57 AM

Aesthetically speaking I actually prefer 820's rounded corners instead of the 920's sharp corner with the rounded front bezel corners.
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September 8, 2012 4:04:45 AM

The biggest problem with Nokia and windows phones in general is they are available on a limited number of networks. I want the windows 8 version of the Nokia 710 (if they offer it) but I won't leave Virgin Mobile (yes, with that slow 3G) just to have a windows phone.
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September 8, 2012 5:10:02 AM

VladislausChoice between low-res and PenTile? I don't believe it was stated anywhere that the 920 had a PenTile display.

Sorry, I meant in the AMOLED side of things.
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September 8, 2012 5:43:08 AM

why do they use bright colours with the phone it looks like a kids toy
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September 8, 2012 6:50:23 AM

larggThe biggest problem with Nokia and windows phones in general is they are available on a limited number of networks. I want the windows 8 version of the Nokia 710 (if they offer it) but I won't leave Virgin Mobile (yes, with that slow 3G) just to have a windows phone.


I agree. I'm not a fan of the blunt corners on the 900 or 920. It's just too jarring for my tastes. I wish they'd come out with a high-end phone that has rounded corners, curved glass, and the polycarbonate body... and NO SHINY FINISH. Or maybe even an aluminum model of some kind. The colorful phones are cute... but some people want a phone built for an adult...

Oh, and an SD card slot is a must. Why would I want to play music from SkyDrive (and use my data plan), when I could have the music stored directly on my phone. Expandable storage is a must these days.
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September 8, 2012 6:54:10 AM

farensabriAesthetically speaking I actually prefer 820's rounded corners instead of the 920's sharp corner with the rounded front bezel corners.


I agree. I'm not a fan of the blunt corners on the 900 or 920. It's just too jarring for my tastes. I wish they'd come out with a high-end phone that has rounded corners, curved glass, and the polycarbonate body... and NO SHINY FINISH. Or maybe even an aluminum model of some kind. The colorful phones are cute... but some people want a phone built for an adult...

Oh, and an SD card slot is a must. Why would I want to play music from SkyDrive (and use my data plan), when I could have the music stored directly on my phone. Expandable storage is a must these days.
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September 8, 2012 12:07:30 PM

newyorkcitymaleI agree. I'm not a fan of the blunt corners on the 900 or 920. It's just too jarring for my tastes. I wish they'd come out with a high-end phone that has rounded corners, curved glass, and the polycarbonate body... and NO SHINY FINISH. Or maybe even an aluminum model of some kind. The colorful phones are cute... but some people want a phone built for an adult...Oh, and an SD card slot is a must. Why would I want to play music from SkyDrive (and use my data plan), when I could have the music stored directly on my phone. Expandable storage is a must these days.


The gray one is matte, as is apparently the black one. Both are good for people who think the color of their phone is indicative of anything. Aluminium require plastic caps so that the antennas can get a signal, I don't think there are any new phones that use aluminium extensively.

It is funny btw how these so-called tech sites never test the phone-qualities of the smartphones, ie. signal strength (stationary and high velocity ), call quality, etc.
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September 8, 2012 12:28:01 PM

I'm in.... for one...
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September 8, 2012 10:29:53 PM

randomninjaatkThe resolution on the screen is higher then your iPhone with retina and it's a larger screen....Nokia Lumia 920: 4.5" Display 332 PPI vs Apple iPhone 4S 3.5" Display 326 PPI So the Nokia Lumia 920 has the superior display!


Actually, it's 335PPI. Learn how to calculate PPI kthx.
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September 9, 2012 2:23:26 AM

seelsActually, it's 335PPI. Learn how to calculate PPI kthx.

So first you come here complaining that that none of the phones presented had a retina display. When someone corrected your statement instead of accepting your blunder you attack this person of being unable of calculating a phone pixel density. Specially when his numbers check up. If the phone has a screen of exactly 4.5'' with a WXGA (1280 x 768) resolution then it has a pixel density about 331,7 PPI, hence 332 PPI. But if you think otherwise please post your calculations.
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September 9, 2012 3:49:36 AM

Hopefully this will destroy Android. Worst OS ever. All that buffness for no reason. Dual Core 1.5 and still choppy/lags. da fuq?
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September 9, 2012 3:37:05 PM

VladislausSo first you come here complaining that that none of the phones presented had a retina display. When someone corrected your statement instead of accepting your blunder you attack this person of being unable of calculating a phone pixel density. Specially when his numbers check up. If the phone has a screen of exactly 4.5'' with a WXGA (1280 x 768) resolution then it has a pixel density about 331,7 PPI, hence 332 PPI. But if you think otherwise please post your calculations.


Thanks for defending me (never performed a calculation), but with the powers of the interwebz, I simply located the specs online via google and many news related sites ;) 
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September 10, 2012 4:21:28 AM

Cheeba Hawk said:
Hopefully this will destroy Android. Worst OS ever. All that buffness for no reason. Dual Core 1.5 and still choppy/lags. da fuq?


just because your phone is a pile of crap doesn't mean the OS is ;) 
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September 15, 2012 6:41:30 PM

I've used more than enough Android phones the passed 2 years to call it a piece of shit.
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