View Poll Results: Lumia 920 satisfaction survey
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Very happy and strongly recommend it to friends
Happy with it. No much complaint
Average just a normal smartphone, with some pros and cons
It performs worse than some of my previous phone (including other os)
Not good, better switch to other smartphone
- 11-20-2012, 08:01 AM #52
I personally love the phone and I'm trying to get the wife to convert from sgs3 as well..one thing I dislike is that the stock kb doesn't always show predictive text in some applications and makes it annoying to correct mispelled words because you can't just click on a certain part of the word and change that particular letter.
I did a hard reset as another user suggested and battery life after the gym this morning is 90% instead of 79-80%. So I recommend hard reset when you first get the phone.
11-20-2012, 08:14 AM #53
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Just a note in case anyone has an issue; I got my 920 on the 10th and on the 12th the Camera stopped working. Not sure why but any app that tried accessing the camera would dump me out to the "Start" Screen. Even accessing it directly via the Camera button would do the same. A reboot did not resolve it, however if i turned the phone off and lightly popped it around the lens area with my knuckle, it started working again. I can only assume that the camera may have been stuck in ankward spot preventing it from functioning correctly. Either the focus or Optical Stabilization. It has not acted up since though and I use the camera often. Still love the phone.
11-20-2012, 09:34 AM #54
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My only complaint is about AT&T. I must say this is the worst customer service I have ever seen. I wouldnt mind if the prices were reduced in lieu of poor customer service. However, the high prices and very poor customer service just kills me. Im actually considering trying to utilize the 14 day window to return and wait for phone to become unlocked and just use on T-Mobile network.
I know I love the phone enough to pay full price of 700+USD
11-20-2012, 01:10 PM #55
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I like the phone (hardware), Nokia did an excellent job with it. I am loving the speed of LTE too. Amazing. But...
Now I am more often running into things that are making me feel more and more disappointed then excited. I seriously think with the music player they had a meeting and said that is the least someone can live with feature wise. I cannot think of a system in my home/work/car that plays music or video and does not come with a stop button. I was adding/removing some music via usb but had to go in and manually delete it on the phone because it was read only due to the fact it was still in use even though I had stopped playing music awhile ago.
And the file sorting is borderline non functional its so bad. I want to play an album with various artists, nope I have to add each artist on the album to the now playing one by one or make a play list. I don't know why developers exclude the play by folder like its a sin in media players.
My latest annoyance is the downloading of files through the browser, exe files apparently are not allowed, I wish I had a list of files Microsoft allows us to download because I don't know what else I am not allowed to do. And apparently there is the same issue with email attachments.
Overall I think I will stay with it. Hope I will find less issues and more goodies as time goes on. If not I think I'll go back to my android OS.
- 11-20-2012, 01:46 PM #56
My initial battery issues appear to have self resolved, or I'm not using some app or function that I was using last week. So I can scratch that off the list of concerns at this point. I still find the daytime camera performance very dissapointing given the hype and quality of hardware put into the device. In normal lighting I'd rather use my old iPhone. It's just a better shooter in those situations. The video however on the Lumia is fantastic. It takes incredible videos for a "compromise" device like a phone. It's one of the most solidly built devices that will likely hold up to daily wear and tear better than any other device I've used and the app suite from Nokia is excellent. The navigation and music apps are very nice bonus items for the brand.
Most of my issues revolve around the OS and the state of the WP8 ecosystem. I came from a very mature platform (iOS) and just am not able to fully accept the absence of apps that I used on a daily basis. Fantasy sports from first party developers, native controller for my Sonos system, EA branded games, Days of Wonder games, quality education apps for my young kids, Citrix receiver, some vendor specific things for work, ect. I'm just missing A LOT of apps that I can get on the other other two big platforms.
In addition to that there's just a lot of small things that add up that I find frustrating. IE 10 is not a polished browser. The link recognition and responsiveness of the browser to understand that I clicked a link just isn't up to iOS. Clicking on links in forums can take two or three taps before I hit the magical spot where it understands that it' a URL instead of highlighting the entire cell of the thread description. Tapping short links embedded in other text is completely useless unless you pinch and scroll in. It's just a very "dumb" browswer compare to what I was used to. It's also missing a "tap to top" function that I used all of the time in Mobile Safari to auto scroll to the top of pages.
The calendar function is terribly limited and they can't even take the time to publish the contents in English let alone let me pinch to zoom in and read what is in the 30 day calendar.
And good luck reading a PDF attachment from an Email. I'm using the MS provided app for it (not even supported native by the OS? really?) and you can't even zoom in to read text. It's useless.
There's a lot I do like about the OS. Live tiles are excellent ways to convey information and function. And it gives me the freedom to devote the real estate space for the stuff I want instead of having a sea of similar sized icons. Add in the dynamic data that can be provided in them and it just simply is a better way to work than iOS or Android. I really like it. The hubs/people function is also very nice and something that is unique and very cool. It's a great way to organize your different groups of friends/family and keep that information seperated out.
I'm just having troubles accepting the "cons" of the platform at this time. I just felt like the entire thing was rushed to make a push for the Christmas season. It was obviously a great upgrade for people already in the ecosystem or a great introduction to a smart phone for new users, but I just don't see a lot of Apple or Android in particular people coming over and staying. The immaturity of the ecosystem is going to drive them batty.
- 11-24-2012, 08:27 AM #58
Did you do the math? Over the course of a 2 year contract you'll save MAYBE $200 at most. For that you are getting an inferior network with no LTE and less coverage than AT&T or Verizon and using a phone they don't sell and probably won't be able/willing to support.
11-24-2012, 08:27 AM #59
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- 12-15-2012, 08:05 AM #66
- 12-15-2012, 09:05 AM #67
im coming from a lumia 710.
i love the extra real estate on the 920, the great camera, and the fact that if i set the text size to the max i can read emails, sms etc. without putting on my reading glasses.
waiting for a few apps but they are already in the pipeline
- 12-19-2012, 09:41 PM #71
Damn I hate to do this, but I have to retract my Lumia recommendation, not even a week after I got the phone, I cannot receive text messages from anyone. You would think this was a network issue right? As did I, until I spent 3 hours with AT&T on the phone, only to have them tell me that it's the phone itself... I really was starting to enjoy the device, I even got over the terrible maps & drive interplay (no audible street names WTF???), confusing navigation on IE, all because I loved the phone especially in cyan. Now here I am unable to do basic phone functions... never again Nokia... Never again
- 03-21-2013, 10:34 PM #74
I will say that the phone is far from perfect, but i still like it very much for my tastes. One of the biggest surprises I found out after owning the phone is that everything was the complete opposite of what the public said it was.
What they said: The phone is too heavy
What I found: I am have a slim frame (6'2" 155 pounds) and I have not experienced any wrist cramping symptoms while owning this phone for 5 months now. The real problem with the phone is not that its too heavy, but rather that its too slippery! The polycarbonate finish has caused me from time to time to drop my phone on hardened floors (at least 3 times now!).
What they said: The battery life is poor
What I found: Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, and NFC are turned on by default. Of course its going to kill battery life. A simple Windows 8 app can be setup on your start screen to quickly turn off these battery-hogging features on demand. The built-in battery saver app helps as well by preventing background apps from running, as well as turning of automatic synchronization of emails. Also, turning off wifi when turning cellular, and turning off cellular data when using Wifi can boost your battery life 1-2% additionally because its not wasting unnecessary battery life looking for access points/updates. WIth heavy use I have been averaging 6-8 hours of battery life, with moderate use, between 8-10 hours, with average use, between 1 1/2 to 2 days. I have noticed that the life of the battery depends a lot on how contiguously you use it. Surf the web in four 15 minute increments and you might find the battery life has decreased 10%. Surf the web for an hour straight and you'll notice the battery life has gone down 15%. The hotter the phone gets, the faster the battery drains.
What they said: The camera is very good
What I found: The camera can be very disappointing in all scenarios if you don't know how to operate the camera. The built-in camera app for Windows Phone just doesn't cut it for night time photography. No matter what mode I used (auto, night, portrait, etc) my low light photos turned out like crap. It wasn't until I found a beautiful (paid, ugh) app called ProShot that allowed me to manually adjust the shutter speed, iso, EV balance that my night photos started turning out acceptable. Given acceptable lightning the camera does shine at producing HD quality photos, but consumers are in for a rude awakening when they find out the stock settings aren't very good.
What they said: The phone is practically indestructible.
What I found: The torture tests used on YouTube/Internet are very biased in general. If you understand the laws of physics and mineralogy you'll understand why these tests always pass. One thing to take into consideration is the Mohs scale of minerals in general. The Nokia Lumia 920 is built with standard Corning Gorilla Glass that creates a scratch "resistant" barrier to common objects on your screen. This gorilla glass has a stated Mohs scale of 6.8. Why is it that someone can take a sharp knife (or their car keys) and slice at the phone without any scratches appearing?! Brass and nickel plated objects like coins, keys, and utility knives have a Mohs rating between 3-5 and because of this they can never scratch the phone! Finally as far as the drop test is concerned, most of the ones I found were unfavorably landing on the polycarbonate side of the phone, which because of its durable build quality will not affect the functionality of the phone. The point of doing a drop test is to see if the frame survives, but most importantly if the screen survives. You cannot control when you drop your phone, or how it will drop. Thats why its called an accident. Here is visual proof that dropping your lumia 920 on its screen can completely ruin it.
What they said: Windows Phone 8 suffers from a lack of quintessential apps.
What I found: Our consumerist society makes it nearly impossible for Windows Phone 8 to put a dent in the market right out of the gate. Developers are reluctant to create apps on the Windows Phone platform because 95% of their target audience use Android and iOS platforms. It's even more difficult to switch to Windows Phone even for the casual user because that one single essential app is not available for the Windows Phone 8 platform. My co-worker said he wouldn't switch from his iPhone because Windows Phone did not have instagram or Pandora radio. My sister would not switch simply because there is no Google Play. Microsoft can do 99% of everything correctly, but its that 1% that's the most prohibitive. App count is a very important factor you cannot rule out. It's not that its important who can create the most apps, but rather who has garnered the most attention from developers. The developer potential is there, because coding a Windows Phone offers a similar Microsoft-based programming environment, but if nobody knows the door is open, they will lock you out for life. I hope it doesn't come down to that! The Windows Phone 8 platform is a beautiful OS and the hardware complements the software elegantly.
03-21-2013, 11:15 PM #75
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