- 11-06-2012, 03:03 PM #129
The Lumia's so heavy, I don't feel comfortable putting it in my car-mount - I'm scared it my rip it off the window and get destroyed.
- 11-10-2012, 02:12 AM #134
I was surprised at how NOT heavy the 920 felt when I lifted it from its box this afternoon. It's roughly 50 grams heavier than my Galaxy Nexus, but doesn't really feel like it in the hand. In the pocket is another story, but I've had a hard time putting it down ever since I got it.
It's a really solid feeling phone, and the weight feels about right and more of a mark of quality than a strike against it. But again, that's in the hand. In the pocket it feels like a curved price of smoothed granite, but perhaps a bit lighter.Yes, I'm on Twitter.
- 11-10-2012, 06:55 AM #135Goodbye Dooley! You will NOT be missed!:@
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11-10-2012, 07:35 AM #136
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Without a case, my 920 is the same size, maybe a little thinner, than my Focus S with its case. My case is just a simple one that goes on the back and then wraps around to protect the screen. After hearing everyone talk about how durable the 920 is, I thought I could just use it without a case and therefore not add any bulk (only a little weight) to what I am used to. Well, less than 12 hours after getting my shiny new white 920, it dropped onto a tile floor and shattered the screen. That's why I'm typing this back on my Focus. As beautiful as the phone is, if you want to avoid paying an insurance claim, get a case. Unfortunately, I think that might be what pushes the bulk over the limit for me.
11-10-2012, 07:52 AM #138
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After everything I've read, I was expecting the phone to be heavier. It's a non-issue for me, and I'm really very surprised that it's become such a big deal. A friend of mine has an IPhone 4, and picking them up individually, the IPhone seems just as heavy. If you hold one in each hand, you can tell that the 920 is heavier, but it's not a dramatic difference, in my opinion.
My buddy, who has lots of Apple stuff, liked the 920 quite a bit. He was impressed by how smoothly the display scrolled, and in reference to the OS & Interface said he was surprised that Microsoft could put something out that was so nice. My initial impressions have been positive, but this is my first smartphone, and I haven't really had a chance to use it that much.
I preferred the look and feel of the 920 compared to the 8X. They had the new Galaxy Note 2 in the store, and that thing seemed too big to hold comfortably with one hand.
11-10-2012, 09:43 AM #139
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Sorry to hear that. Pretty much any phone, if hit at just the right angle, will have the screen shatter.
My wife just got her red 920. That thing feels solid. But I've pondered getting a bumper (not full case) for her just because there's always that chance it falls on a hard surface at that bad angle.
- 11-10-2012, 03:15 PM #141
Just got my Cyan 920 in. I have been using a SG3 for the last 6 months.
First impressions is that it is noticeably heavy but I had an old HTC Evo 4G which feels about the same. The size and shape is comfortable. The thicker body actually makes it easier to hold it without hands between shoulder and ear.
The only thing I'm worried about with the extra weight is that it seems like it might be easier for it to slip out of my hands. It feels like it wants to slide down and out of my grip. My GS3 is so light that I don't have to use that much pressure to hold it.
I also think the material of the matte cyan is a little more slippery than a glossy finish. My second choice was the glossy white and might switch it for that one.
I'm definitely keeping it while still using my GS3. Can't use it as my daily driver because there are a few apps that I use for work that aren't available on windows phones yet. Once they are it will become my daily work phone too.