11-18-2012, 06:31 PM #27
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Also, to the OP, the size of the phone is due to the built-in features of the Lumia 920. Wireless charging, the floating-lense camera, large battery, etc. It's the things people like about the Lumia 920 that make it the size it is.
- 11-18-2012, 06:33 PM #28
That is too bad. Seems like a small thing to most owners, but is obviously a deal killer to others. I am sure Nokia is prepping second generation WP8's. Hope one is the right one for you."Life is hard. But it is harder when you are stupid."
11-18-2012, 06:37 PM #29
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The weight thing is highly overrated , I own a Nokia N9 and sure its not lighter than the iphone 4 or 5 but it sure as **** took a damn good beating and is still going strong. The build quality of the Lumia 920 is a direct descendant of the prototype N9. Without a doubt the Lumia 920 will definitely take much more of a beating and still survive longer than any other smartphone on the market. I am that confident.
No other will be able to come close, not Samsung, not apple. And personally I will go with substance over style 10 times out of 10. I have seen a fair share and iphones and Samsung phones get smashed from various incidents hence the reason you see people walking around with obnoxious and bulky looking otterbox cases on their phones. With the Lumia 920 theres no need for a case, my Nokia N9 is testament to that. My Nokia N9 has fallen off a height of 5 stories , it slid down a hilly road in Jamaica , it got buried in the sand at the beach and it even fell in the pool and you know what it still works. I guess I am very biased when it comes to nokia phones as I have owned no fewer than the previous 15 models they have produced but I think I have every right to be because the build quality of a nokia is no joke trust me. :lol:
- 11-18-2012, 06:49 PM #33
My daughter has a 4S and that is even to big for her. If she does not have her purse and tries to put it in her pocket it sticks out. I believe Nokia and other manufactures should give more options. I would never have upgraded to an 820 from my Focus. The reason I do not go with the Iphone is because lack of choice and lack of standards. Windows Phone does not have as much choice as Android, but at least it is more than the Iphone.
However, I like the size of the 920, and so does my mother in law. She has problems with the small phones. With the ease of access options on WP8, it makes it very nice for people who have problems with the small icons and text
11-18-2012, 07:22 PM #35
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Got my 920 on a Friday & took it with me for a week of business travel this past week- great opportunity to put it through its paces with everything I need to use it for regularly.
Monday AM, I arrive at the airport with the web page showing my boarding pass loaded, ready to go. Phone went to sleep while walking to terminal- yet didn't wake. Now I have an unresponsive phone so have to find a kiosk & print boarding pass. Looked online once arrived at airport lounge, figured out how to successfully reset...relieved it didn't brick.
Lots of time on email, downloading apps, etc. battery life not great, but not too concerned figuring there are settings I can probably change- likely had lots of things still running in background, etc. having to download email images separately initially just a nuisance, but became intolerable after a few days- esp. Considering the little boxes to click on for images only worked occasionally.
As trips progress, hotel, car receipts come in via email- forward to expense system, as always...except now I'm getting error messages from the system, saying the attachment is in an incorrect format. Receipts are in PDF format, investigate to find that emails send from Exchange are actually sent as attachments themselves, and expense system can't work with the .eml format. Also start getting notes from others within the company- "something strange happening with your emails- you should call IT or something". Upon further investigation, learn this only happens with Exchange- Gmail, iCloud, Hotmail all operate without issue. Work email......not so much.
Pick up boss for meetings, show off new phone. His contract up as well & was waiting to see mine before making his final decision. Bring up Nokia Drive with intent to show off further & phone goes dark....at least now I know how to reset.
More conversations with coworkers, all of whom seem to have the same issues with emails sent from my phone. Boss informs me he's seen enough & ordered i5. Starting to consider exchanging for i5 myself as I fly home.
On conference call in the car as I return home from the airport- had to drop & dial back in because at one point i lost the call, even though the phone says i was connected & had 4 bars. Get a call from my wife after I rejoin the conf call, but before I can either answer her call or send it to voicemail, phone freezes again....and disconnects me from the conf call. Now I have to reset the phone again, dial into the conf call again (several comments now about the phone from others on the call)....decision has been made.
That evening, phone went back to AT&T (along with the wireless charger that I hadn't even opened yet) & switched back to IOS. Reset the phone to factory settings following the instructions online- while resetting, phone shows an image of gears turning on the screen, indicating it's working....stayed like that for 30+ minutes as I dropped my son at soccer practice & found the nearest AT&T store. Sales Rep finally tried resetting the phone...got as far as the Nokia screen & stayed there while we completed paperwork for the exchange...at least another 15 min.
Size & weight were not an issue here- certainly bigger & heavier than the i5 I now have, but that was not a factor in switching. Lots of little things that added up.
Lots of things to like about WP8 & I'll continue to watch from the sidelines to see what improvements are made. Hopefully when I'm in a position to change again there will be ample reason to give it another shot.
11-18-2012, 08:15 PM #37
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I've always been a 'small phone' person. Being a woman who carries a really small purse it has been a very important point for me. In fact my Veer was my favorite phone. So after researching the new phones (my Veer died) I was hesitant to get the 920 and actually waited until I could get a hand's-on experience. I can say that the weight nor the over-all size has been an issue and I really thought it would be,
But I can certainly see how it's just too big for some folks. It's a trade-off, size/weight vs. all the goodies. I expect as the years go by the tech will continue to allow for lighter phones. Since I use my phone mostly for phone calls and text messages I would love a phone that was basically just an ear piece that I connect to my PC to load my contacts and utilizes voice commands to dial, answer, and send texts. I don't expect it but I would be the first in line. Until then I'm quite happy with my 920, much to my surprise.
- 11-18-2012, 08:27 PM #40
Sounds like some of you needed convertible tablets or a galaxy note. But yes if your looking for a replacement for your "old" phone its going to be tough. The OS just turned 2 years old last week so it'll take time. I remember when the Iphone & Android first started out (IPhone & T-Mobile G1) man they were pretty wack.
11-18-2012, 08:39 PM #43
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I think most people when they buy a premium phone expect to it to have decent battery life and we just can't excuse it just because the OS is two years old. It just proves that they have to try a little harder to make sure when normal customers buy it they won't run into the same issue that us hardcore users have.
11-18-2012, 08:48 PM #44
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Why are some of you going on about weight when he said it wasn't the weight??
I am sticking with mine, but must admit, the phone is large and unless you have bigger hands, its not an easy phone to use one handed. The other smart phones I've had, I could do most things, except games and the lime obviously, with one hand. With the 920, its just too large for some to use comfortably with one hand.
- 11-18-2012, 09:37 PM #46
I know it is a matter of personal preference but I have not seen a phone that is too big. I use a headset most of the time so I don't usually hold a phone to my ear. If the Kindle Fire was also a phone I would buy it.
- 11-18-2012, 09:46 PM #47
11-18-2012, 10:10 PM #49
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I can understand if the size is too big for some people.
I will say this about the 820 though. When I saw the screen in person, it was beautiful. Sure, the resolution isn't as high, but dang, it looked really really really nice. Especially in motion.
- 11-18-2012, 10:12 PM #50
I'm debating returning my 920 and returning to the joy of using my Samsung Focus with Zune. My Focus is pretty beat up, drops calls due to a bad proximity sensor and the battery and camera kind of suck but it at least syncs wirelessly and painlessly with my PC. I might wait out this round of WP8 devices until Microsoft figures out how to get this syncing situation fixed on Windows 8 and WP8, by then maybe there'll be a new Nokia that kicks the crap out of the 920.
We'll see. I'll probably wait it out until the end of the 30 days just in case MS or Nokia announces a big update with major fixes. Right now my phone is an unnecessary headache.
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