- 12-31-2012, 01:10 AM #1
- 12-31-2012, 02:00 AM #4
I enjoy reading various other Forbes articles, but this was just a travesty. I can assume he got a faulty Lumia (which Nokia only has to blame themselves for due to lack of quality control), but a stable Lumia should be getting you through a full day with regular usage easily. His comments about low light photo taking being terrible made me shake my head, because everyone and their moms know what the Lumia can do under low light conditions.
Far as the whole heavy/big debate...well to each their own.
12-31-2012, 03:01 AM #6
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Annoying thing is that authors last comment was something like just see for yourself at nokia support discussion, and i could not make a comment, that see for yourself at apple support, that apple has lot worse battery life: https://discussions.apple.com/search...nkBy=relevance
- 12-31-2012, 03:48 AM #8
If we ignore the fact that the review was written like a 9 year old writes a book report ( short and just rambling through some things about said book) there are still many issues. He lies about just about everything he put in the review, especially the battery life.
- 12-31-2012, 04:22 AM #11
I do find it funny that he thinks he can lie that much about battery life without anyone noticing, doing what he claims he did as light usage (plus I listen to streamed music a few hours) my battery lasts 2 days easy before it is time to charge at around 40%.
- 12-31-2012, 04:55 AM #13
Bah! Wanted to comment too! Anyway, all those that were posting were rather childish anyway -- including some of the nokia fans. I'm also flabbergasted as to why Nokia sent them a defective phone...unless they bought it at a retailer themselves? Anyway, the article was not a review...I'm not exactly sure what that was but it was not fair.
There are a lot of quality control issues but don't all smartphones have them? Anyway, I'm happy with my lumia 920 and the people who matter are going to see that article as trash anyway and will go to other places.
- 12-31-2012, 05:05 AM #14
If im in a 3G only area and keep LTE on as max connection speed I will get massive drain though since it seems to be searching for LTE all the time. Then I can be down to 50% after 20 hours or so.
- 12-31-2012, 06:02 AM #15
You people amuse me. His experience is right on par with quite a few actually, me included. I know you think the world revolves around you and your experience with phone is the only one that matters. Read the forums on this sight. He didn't put anything in the article that probably wasn't true of his experience with phone. Bad battery life, camera fuzziness, bricked phone after reset. Have you not read the forums? All pretty common experiences with the 920. I'm glad you have had a nice experience with 920 but quite a few have not. For a flagship phone I would expect better. From Nokia I would hope for much better results. It's his experience, not yours.
12-31-2012, 06:11 AM #16
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he's only telling the hard truth, i do not agree on the whole start screen part (because it is already a "favorites")
but battery life, camera, overheat, hangups are serious problems nokia/ms need to address asap
you may not have encountered them but if you had at least one or two simultaneously yuo know what i'm talking about
- 12-31-2012, 06:13 AM #17
b) I've found that WP 8 requires the user to use their own brain to think, there are bugged applications out there which you might want to avoid to get good battery life. This is where most problems come from, people won't think and instead scream bad battery life when they would gain from thinking about what is making their battery life bad. Of course there are faulty devices and batteries but all problems won't be from that.
- 12-31-2012, 06:53 AM #18Windows Phone Central Moderator "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'." - I may not be Paladinleeds by name, but I still use the hammer.
12-31-2012, 07:06 AM #19
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"So when I see glorifying reviews of the Lumia 920 from around the Web – like the UK’s Independent (most advanced smartphone) or Mark Cuban‘s (crushes the iPhone 5) – I wonder if their hatred for the iPhone or Google‘s Android – or their love for Microsoft Windows – ran so deep that it distorted their reality field."
I stopped reading at this point. Saying other websites are biased while being extremely biased yourself is comical at best, crap journalism at worst. If he had issues with his phone why didn't he request a replacement ? Surely he must of thought his phone was faulty ? Joke website.
- 12-31-2012, 09:10 AM #20
There is no such thing as unbiased opinions anymore. Any news outlet or blog has someone paying the bills and someone's best interest in mind. I don't put much credence in any news or blog or journalist. I do however value my opinion as well as other consumers. If it works for me, that's what matters. I'm no fan boy of any OS or manufacture. It is a piece of hardware, not a religious artifact to be idolized as the end all, be all. It works for me or it doesn't. It aggravates me when the fan boys consider every criticism as a troll or a personal insult. It is a piece of plastic and glass. Don't take it personally. I have nothing to base my opinion of 920 from except my own experiences. Same as the journalist. Nokia put out a mediocre product that didn't live up to the expectations they advertised. Whether design or manufacturing issues, Nokia put their name on it. They have to take the bad with the good.
- 12-31-2012, 09:33 AM #21
I just get annoyed when reviewers don't even bother using the correct terminology, let alone what some people are claiming to be lies. I mean really? How is the low light function on the 920 considered bad? I hear people on the forums complain about battery, heating up, and of course all reviewers have to make a comment about the phone being big/heavy, but never have I seen anyone complain about the ineptitude of taking pictures in low light situations.
- 12-31-2012, 09:54 AM #22
- 12-31-2012, 10:12 AM #24
Why is there such a negative connotation using the phrase "is heavier than..." when in all honesty the Lumia 920 does weigh more than most devices?
The Lumia 920 hands down has the best camera on a smartphone that I have used. Ever. My pictures weren't necessarily sharp from day one but the update fixed that. Battery life on the 920 is excellent. If your phone gets too hot to actually handle you need to have it replaced. How many of these phone are actually out there? 100? 200? 1,000? I doubt it's a real high number but on the internet one person complaining equates to millions of disappointed customers.The views expressed in the proceeding post are my own and not affiliated with those of my employers past, present and future. Any advice provided is to be used at your own discretion as the author of this post is not liable for any damages incurred. I am not a lawyer, certified technician of any trade or representative of any wireless service provider or phone manufacturer.
You are entitled to your opinion, but that does not mean that I need to agree with it.
- 12-31-2012, 10:25 AM #25
Freedom of speech.
Anyway, I love my 920 but the one I have overheats too, has awful battery life, and it is difficult to get non blurry pictures in low light. I do think I have a bad device though, and I have contacted Nokia. I really didn't want to go through an exchange process, but it appears my device is defective. If the author used my same device for testing, his article would be 100% accurate.
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