- 12-05-2012, 10:50 AM #1
For me the gorgeous 16GB 8X would be the same price as a black 920. I don't drive so won't need turn by turn and all that. I doubt I would use the 32GB space it seems overkill. If a yellow or cyan or white 920 were to roll out in Canada I would definitely get one of those. But for now there is only the black and there may never be any other colors in Canada. So would it even be worth it to get a black 920? Like how bad does it look in real life?
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12-05-2012, 11:08 AM #3
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I too am waiting for other colours to come to Canada. This phone is meant to be colourful in my opinion! The official ad barely showed black (1 second)..
I don't know if I can keep waiting though.. Rogers SUCKS big time.
For me I would still want to get the 920 for the camera. 8X is also an amazing device but reviews clearly showed the difference in their photo-taking abilities
12-05-2012, 11:08 AM #4
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I love my black 920, I would not want any other colors to be honest. It looks very high end in black, it goes with anything and any other color I'd probably get tired of.
Also they make cases that are different colors so if i ever wanted another color I'd just get a colored case.
- 12-05-2012, 11:42 AM #5
Nothing wrong with black at all. It's reserved, but it looks sleek and business-like.
Personally, I think you are far more likely to regret missing out on the Nokia exclusive apps, turn-by-turn, superior camera and extra memory than you are to wish you had gotten a colored phone with a soft touch coating that peels off.
- 12-05-2012, 11:48 AM #8
I have a white 920 - only because they didn't have black in stock. I'd prefer black, actually - I think it looks best with all the various tile colors. When you have a white phone and a yellow tile scheme it....doesn't look right.
12-05-2012, 11:50 AM #9
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I originally wanted Cyan or Grey but none of those colours are available in the UK. My next choice was red or yellow but when I went to the store to compare the handsets I fell in love with the black. In my opinion, compared to the coloured handsets, black simply looks classy.
12-05-2012, 12:20 PM #10
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I got black because, as others have said, it goes with any tile color. The matte effect is nice, but it's a black phone, there's not too much variation there. Not sure where you're getting that the black looks bad in real life. Looks great to me. If getting a phone w/ color makes you the happiest, go with what makes you happy.
You never know when turn-by-turn directions can come in handy, even if you don't drive, you might ride with someone who could use it. 32GB is very useful. 8GB is much too small, especially if you plan on taking videos. A good length video (5-6 min) will take up around 500MB. That doesn't leave much space for multiple videos, plus music, apps, etc..
I seriously think you're underestimating your memory needs here.
12-05-2012, 12:27 PM #11
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If color is your main deciding factor, black is boring, and it seems you agree. Don't forget that the 920 has a few more tricks up its sleeve including wireless charging (and a free charger), a screen that you can see in direct sunlight (and this REALLY works phenomenally), usability with gloves on (another thing that works really well) and a phenomenal camera plus bundles of Nokia exclusive apps to compliment it (alongside others that are not specific to picture taking).
12-05-2012, 12:36 PM #12
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How bad does it look in real life? Not bad at all...
I like the matte finish and dark chrome buttons and camera accent. The color is really a personal choice and while the yellow was appealing, I don't like glossy finishes. The black is conservative enough for work and with the gray or olive drab themes, it stands out a bit.George Ponder
Reviews Editor - Windows Phone Central
- 12-05-2012, 12:56 PM #14
I found the black a bit boring-looking and IMO the matte finish is more slippery than the glossy finish. I would've had a 920 if I weren't waiting to get a yellow one
If you are asking the subject question then I urge you not to get a black 920 because it seems you aren't inclined to get it in the first place. Follow your instincts and get what you want even if that means you have to wait.
- 12-05-2012, 01:05 PM #16
I went with black because I don't want the whole world looking at my yellow phone. And I don't want every thief seeing my red phone from across the room. A phone is a tool, not a status symbol. I know, I know. I'm just lying to myself. But you couldn't give me any phone but black, gray or white.
- 12-05-2012, 01:18 PM #17Connie L - Windows Phone 8 always
12-05-2012, 02:53 PM #19
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Black makes the phone more inconspicuous (as much so as a giant phone like the 920 can be). I prefer it for not calling attention to myself when taking candid photos with it. Yellow or red seems like a good snatch-and-grab magnet depending if you live in an area where that sort of thing happens (unlikely in Canada, I guess ;)
12-05-2012, 04:03 PM #21
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Yeah as a few of you mentioned here, another reason I don't want to Black is because of the Matte finish. If I have to go with a Matte finish then give me the Cyan. Otherwise a high gloss white is my personal choice, too bad still can't get that here ....
12-05-2012, 04:06 PM #22
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The thing about white/black/grey is that it works with every colour scheme in WP8. Red, Cyan and Yellow have certain limitations as to what looks good as a theme.
Thats just how colours work.
Personally I wouldnt want a black Lumia 920, as Ive had 2395073249852752 black phones over the years. I chose a white one, which I find very stylish with the dark graphite buttons and the dark bezel, jackplug and microusb. Works very well with both black/white backgrounds and any theme colour. Thats my personal preference though.
HOWEVER, to get to the point: keeping my dislike of black phones in mind, Id rather have a matte black Lumia 920 than ANY HTC 8x, simply because I think the 8x is a VASTLY inferior phone and looks insanely horrible designwise. For all the reasons mentioned above; Nokia Music, the camera, the wireless charging, the build quality, the sunlight filter, the glove-use, Nokia PhotoBeamer (dude its amazingly awesome, google it) and the fact that Nokia updates things while HTC has a bad trackrecord of it, especially on their WP devices.
TL;DR: Really? Read it, its not that long.
12-05-2012, 04:17 PM #24
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I got a black one from Build so I can't complain, but personally I would prefer a colored one. I think the HTC 8X is a great looking phone and if I wanted a smaller phone than the 920 I would certainly get the 8X. Unlike a lot of people in the WP fan community, I want to see HTC and Samsung succeed at WP8 and not let Nokia run the entire show. That being said, if anyone asked for my recommendation I would tell them to go with Nokia. Even if you don't care about the style or extra features, its indisputable that Nokia has a greater commitment to support their windows phones with firmware updates, new apps, and exclusive app deals.
12-05-2012, 04:19 PM #25
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It really depends on where you work? If you are working in Finance profession Black Matte or at the most white glossy are your best options. But since, in Canada Rogers is only carrying Black Matte, I would say go with Black Matte. I know its a little boring but if you work in finance profession like me you don't have the great color choices that Nokia has to offer.
Go with Black Matte for now
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