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  1. HK6
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    I know this has been beaten like a dead horse ever since reviewers pointed out that the Lumia 920 felt like a 'tank', but I couldn't help but chime in after finally getting my hands on a 920. Any single reviewer that says the 920 is too heavy is about as strong as a blade of grass. That isn't a joke.

    The 920 has distributed the weight so much more evenly across the entire device, and the rounded back makes it just that much easier to hold. After using a 900 since it came out in Canada, I can reassure everybody that it feels lighter than the 900 in every respect.

    With regards to comparing the weight to other phones, besides the 900, it is definitely heavier. However, this is not a bad thing in the slightest. It isn't made of plastic like the S3, and it isn't going to shatter when it falls on your carpet like a 4S. It feels like you could throw it at the wall, pick it up, and carry on using it as you normally would without even getting a scratch on the screen.

    So basically, the point of this thread is to say that if you think the 920 is too heavy, you could not be more wrong.
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    Polycarbonate is a type of plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sting7k View Post
    Polycarbonate is a type of plastic.
    Very true. However, the plastic on the S3 feels cheap and is also not unibody like the 920.
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    My buddy who also reads tech blogs picked mine up and said, "THIS is what they were complaining about?!"

    haha

    No, it's not that heavy.
    -Chances are, I'm guessing.
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    Well, most reviews I read mention the weight but don't actually call it a problem (other than the stupid gizmodo review). I think the bigger issue isn't so much holding the phone, but the weight of it bouncing around in the pocket.

    I definitely notice mine more in the pocket, but it's such a minor thing that I don't really care.
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    After having the phone a while, i will saying holding the phone to your head for a long phone call is a bit of a pain in the parts.

    Other than that, even my 2 year old has no problems with my phone.
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    I had a Note before this which is the same weight. I think the 920 feels great. It feels lighter than the Note. I just really don't understand the weight complaints. My 9 year old son doesn't even think it is heavy. How can it seriously be a complaint. I had it in my jeans pocket last night and it is barely noticeable.
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    Heavy phones=Elegant... c'mon guys... my keychain is prolly heavier than the phone
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    From moving from a Samsung Focus to a Lumia 920 there is a significant weight difference. I could immediately tell. However, it isn't like carrying a boulder in my pocket. It isn't too large that I can't walk comfortably around with it in my pockets.

    In fact, I enjoy the weight in my pocket a bit since I KNOW its there, no crazy slapping my legs to check to see if my phone is on my person or not...

    Is it heavier than other phones, yes. Is it a detriment? Not in my mind.
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    I never understood why tech people complain about weight of devices. Like a few ounces is going to kill you? A pound is going to kill someone? I think a lot of people just try to find flaws in everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncxcstud View Post
    From moving from a Samsung Focus to a Lumia 920 there is a significant weight difference. I could immediately tell. However, it isn't like carrying a boulder in my pocket. It isn't too large that I can't walk comfortably around with it in my pockets.

    In fact, I enjoy the weight in my pocket a bit since I KNOW its there, no crazy slapping my legs to check to see if my phone is on my person or not...

    Is it heavier than other phones, yes. Is it a detriment? Not in my mind.
    Haha, yeah very true about the slapping the pockets thing.
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    Before I picked up my 920, I put quarters in my case with my Samsung Focus to simulate the weight to see how it would feel in my pocket. I was a little concerned about it, but as most users are reporting, it is really a non issue. I carry it in my shirt picket with my glasses, and I do not notice it at all. Sure it feels a little heavier when I hold it, but it feels so solid that I really feel like I am holding a well made piece of art. The phone is so great that I can live with the added weight. Size is not an issue at all for me. I normally used 2 hands most of the time with my old phone, and my hands are big enough I can use it with one hand on this phone if I wanted to for most operations. The bottom line is that you need to ignore the reviews and play with one yourself to see if it is a right fit for you. If it is not, there are other options, though you will loose some of the advanced features, superior display, and Nokia exclusive apps.
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    it's all about your mindset...

    there is no denial the phone is heavier than most of the competition... the important thing is to look for a positive side to it... like the fact that you can feel it in your pocket, like the fact that it feels sturdy and solid, etc...

    I do too come from the Samsung Focus and my only gripe is to make my fingers get used to the bigger screen, other than that the weight does not bother me at all, I've had long conversations with no problem.
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    Shifting the phone a bit in my hand at times, I am able to operate the phone single handily pretty well.

    It really is well built.
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    As you can see in the following video, even a baby can hold it (and doesn't want to let it go!). Also, an Xbox 360 controller, which people hold for HOURS, weighs about 100g more than this phone.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...YN9I5Kw#t=116s

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jH4xYN9I5Kw#t=116s[/YT]
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    Can't agree with you on this..... I recently upgraded to a 920, and have to say that I think it is an amazing phone, in so many ways. There is one major flaw - the size and weight, it is simply unacceptable. I have large hands , but found it very uncomfortable to use - in main due to the squared corner/weight combination. This issue will be a deal breaker for so many people. I'm sorry Nokia, you've blown your chance by making such a fundamental error. I have returned my handset and will be exchanging for a different brand
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertre View Post
    Before I picked up my 920, I put quarters in my case with my Samsung Focus to simulate the weight to see how it would feel in my pocket. I was a little concerned about it, but as most users are reporting, it is really a non issue. I carry it in my shirt picket with my glasses, and I do not notice it at all. Sure it feels a little heavier when I hold it, but it feels so solid that I really feel like I am holding a well made piece of art. The phone is so great that I can live with the added weight. Size is not an issue at all for me. I normally used 2 hands most of the time with my old phone, and my hands are big enough I can use it with one hand on this phone if I wanted to for most operations. The bottom line is that you need to ignore the reviews and play with one yourself to see if it is a right fit for you. If it is not, there are other options, though you will loose some of the advanced features, superior display, and Nokia exclusive apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Hopkinson View Post
    Can't agree with you on this..... I recently upgraded to a 920, and have to say that I think it is an amazing phone, in so many ways. There is one major flaw - the size and weight, it is simply unacceptable. I have large hands , but found it very uncomfortable to use - in main due to the squared corner/weight combination. This issue will be a deal breaker for so many people. I'm sorry Nokia, you've blown your chance by making such a fundamental error. I have returned my handset and will be exchanging for a different brand
    From what I have been reading, the size and weight are very acceptable, since it is rarely mentioned by users. For me, the phone felt lighter than my EVO 4G, which is the lighter phone of the two, and the ergonomics were great, though I rarely handle my phones from the ends, where the squared corners are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LazyLemming View Post
    Well, most reviews I read mention the weight but don't actually call it a problem (other than the stupid gizmodo review). I think the bigger issue isn't so much holding the phone, but the weight of it bouncing around in the pocket.

    I definitely notice mine more in the pocket, but it's such a minor thing that I don't really care.
    Begs the thought, "Are you happy to c me or is it just ur L920?"
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    It would be fine if it wasn't so thick and wide. Yes, it is just as wide as the GS3 but the 8.6mm nullifies that wideness but the 10.7 mm adds to it. Sorry, but the Lumia 920 is HUGE and it really shouldn't be since the screen is only 4.5 inches.

    The Optimus G design should be what everyone strives for. 4.7 inch screen with these dimensions 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.45mm. 141g.

    Just try and put your bias away and think about it. If a garbage company like LG can do that, then there is no excuse for Nokia not to do it. The Lumia 920 is only about 1.9 mm shorter but it has a smaller screen, is almost 1mm wider, 44g heavier, and over 2 mm thicker. The sad thing is that LG smoked Nokia in dimensions despite having a glass back and a bigger battery.

    Sorry folks, the Lumia 920 size and weight is just pathetic for a 4.5inch phone. The Lumia 920 with a 4.5 inch screen should be like 130 x 67 x 8.9 mm and 160g, tops. It should be even smaller than that to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomatoes11 View Post
    It would be fine if it wasn't so thick and ....smaller than that to be honest.

    I read your numbers, but all I kept hearing is my 20 year old son saying, "Wow, that screen is so much bigger than my iPhone[5]'s!"

    The case on his iPhone5 made it just as wide, almost as tall, and just a tad thicker that my 920. I am not sure about the weight, because we both lift, so it isn't an issue.
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    Honestly, we're talking about personal opinions. I have no problem with the size and weight of the phone. However, my sister picked up my 920 and her first comment was "wow that's a heavy phone." She has an iPhone 4. She doesn't read tech blogs, and had no clue that it's being mentioned so much. Of course, if she would have mentioned the thickness I was prepared to compare my phone with her Otterbox covered iPhone, but she didn't.

    It is going to be an issue for some people, and I think it's a reviewers responsibility to report it. I don't think it's their responsibility to go on and on about it, however.
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    I'm a woman who carries a very small purse. I have always preferred small phones (my Veer was my favorite). So I waited for the Nokias to come out and get a hands-on due to reviews about the size and weight. I actually had pretty much settled on getting the 820. But then I held them and the HTC too.

    To be honest, even with my predjucies against large, heavy phones I picked the 920. It just doesn't really feel THAT heavy. Sometimes it pays to not pay too much attention to 'reviews'. Especially since so many of the reviewers are Apple fans. I've learned to just go see for myself.

    I'm quite pleased with my phone. Weight and all.......
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    beyond ur years, wise u r
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    Eh....i don't notice the weight. But I came from the HTC g2. While it is heavy, I was use to it. My 920 feels like a feather to me yet still feels solid and full of quality.
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