- 11-27-2012, 08:18 PM #2
It's a pretty fair review overall. He is absolutely right that it is heavy relative to other similar phones. The only point I'd disagree with him on is the accuracy of the speech recognition. While TellMe doesn't match Siri in terms of functionality yet, I've found that it's accuracy is at least as good or better. It's almost flawless when I use it to send texts or search. As long as I speak clearly, it nails it perfectly nearly every time.
- 11-27-2012, 08:29 PM #3
I swear I feel like Apple is paying people to moan about weight and glorify how light the iPhone 5 is. No one I have handed it to has sat there and said "Oh my gooooood its sooooooooo heavy how could you even use this" inf act more often then not I get "It is heavy but not a bad heavy more like a solid heavy"
Its especially bad when they have to break out percentages because we all sit there and say "Why yes my phone does actually feel 40% heavier now!" the fact he spent a whole paragraph breaking it down for us like that is ridiculous.
Also this is a blatant lie and horrible "journalism"
"But my searches of the app store on the new Lumia failed to turn up plenty of popular apps available on the Apple and Google platforms, such as Instagram, Dropbox, Google Drive, YouTube, HBO GO, Spotify, Pandora radio, United and Delta airlines, MLB, Scrabble and Starbucks."
Lets break this down shall we?
Dropbox-No Official App
Google Drive-No Official App but we have skydrive integration
YouTube-Are you dumb? ITS THE FIRST DANG APP!
HBO-No Official App
Spotify-No Official App
Pandora Radio-No Official App however it is coming soon with a year of free Pandora Plus or whatever its called
United-No Official App
Delta-Are you dumb? ITS THE FIRST DANG APP!
MLB-No Official App
Scrabble-No Official App but isn't Words With Friends the more popular clone anyways?
Starbucks-No Official App
I will grant you its still lacking some key apps which is a problem but I mean come on at least make some effort before making crap up.
I actually doubt he used it at all. In fact I bet you its still in the box and he just grabbed the usual bits from all the other reviews and said the same thing.
- 11-27-2012, 08:42 PM #7
- 11-27-2012, 09:08 PM #8
Not that it bothers me... I am cool with the phone and I love it. But to anyone used to an iPhone, yeah it's going to seem like an enormous boat anchor.
- 11-27-2012, 09:14 PM #9
11-27-2012, 09:23 PM #10
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Walt uses percentages, so as to magnify both the thickness and weight. Nowhere did he mention the actual thicknesses nor the weight:
"The Lumia is 17% thicker than the Samsung."
Well gee, just how many millimeters is that Walt?
And not one mention about Nokia's great apps, like the maps/drive. Oh, wait, if he mentioned that he would then have to contrast the Nokia mapping to his beloved Apple...
- 11-27-2012, 09:45 PM #11
In addition he is only comparing published numbers he doesn't mention the tapering or anything. Did you know the 8X is only slightly less thick then the Lumia 920? Most people won't even mention that in their reviews because it reels really thin because of how the edges are tapered.
- 11-27-2012, 09:53 PM #12
The iphone 5 is incredibly light compared to the Lumia 920. But I really don't think the Lumia is heavy. Mossberg can't give a positive review for a windows phone. And of course, every phone has to compared unfavorably to the iphone.
11-27-2012, 10:07 PM #13
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- 11-27-2012, 10:51 PM #17
If Apple made the Lumia 920 everyone who likes to suck on the iOS teet would write the phone feels "Substantial", "A premium solid device". Anyone else makes it and it's a heavy brick that needs a lift to raise it to your ear.
11-27-2012, 11:10 PM #18
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If he's going to compare with the iPhone and Android then he should also note what the ecosystem has that they do not (xBox, kids corner, the NFC that the iPhone doesn't have, etc.).
Can't say I'm surprised. Apple could put out an empty box and he'd give it a great review.
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