- 03-12-2013, 11:32 AM #1
I am on T-Mobile and I bought a Lumia 920 and have been trying since the beginning of the year to get it unlocked. I passed up on the 8x because of the issues I had with my HD7 and because of the support I see Nokia giving to its customers but now I see all these threads about the L920 coming out that are for lack of a better word, heartbreaking.
-Camera issues (quality isn't what is claimed)
-Dust issues (both for the proximity sensor and FFC)
-Locking up issues after update
Is this just the frustrated yelling louder than the content?
Is this just a small percent of the 920 owners or is this the majority?
03-12-2013, 11:41 AM #4
- 42 Posts
No issues what so ever. Amazing pictures. I'm an it guy and take a ton of pics from paper and computer screens (serial numbers). And its perfect every time. We used it instead of the $1500 dslr when at auto show.
Only issue is a couple 3rd party apps cause the phone to lock up like 4 times total. Just wish there were a few more apps
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03-12-2013, 11:46 AM #5
- 68 Posts
Don't have any dust!
Never has locked up!
The battery status level is quacky, but the battery last me a day or more with moderate use. txt, email, browsing, weather, calendar and email updating.
I love this phone!
Just thinking back. My wife was on a road trip with her aunt a mother Saturday. They were riding in new subdivisions looking at new houses. My wife was in the back seat. Every time they got lost, (that's an under statement) my wife had her 920 gps thing going on, getting them back out to the main roads, and back home.
Any way. If you don't enjoy adventure, get another phone!
03-12-2013, 12:06 PM #6
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AT&T black 920, purchased on launch day in the US. No camera issues (quite the opposite - best camera in any phone I've ever had), no dust issues, I think (I never use the FFC), No locking up/freezing/restarting/etc. No battery issues unless I'm on LTE, in which case I go into Field Test Mode and disable LTE (Hear that AT&T? Re-enable that option in the settings, please!!).
I love my phone!
03-12-2013, 12:29 PM #7
- 32 Posts
Camera is amazing
Not locking up issues, portico update was already installed when I bought it
In first few days battery was not that much good, I even posted a thread on this forum but after soft reset it is fine. I am a heavy user.
This device is lovely :)
- 03-12-2013, 12:40 PM #8
Very happy customer here. The hardware design and quality of mine are outstanding -- looks and feels great. The OS is still a breath of fresh air (even despite some well-documented missing features/functions). This is, by far, my favourite phone on any platform.
03-12-2013, 12:51 PM #10
- 17 Posts
Camera quality is great!
I do have the dust issue but is very easy to clean with a dust remover. I clean my phone every now and then anyway.
No lock up issues at all. My phone has been running without crashing since the 28th of December.
Battery life is great I can get up to 2 days with all the services like GPS, NFC, Bluetooth on all the time.
I believe is just the frustrated yelling louder than the content. This phone is great!
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- 03-12-2013, 01:58 PM #11
Having said that I'm completely chuffed with my 920! It's hands down the best phone I've ever owned, with no battery, camera or dust issues to speak of.
- 03-12-2013, 02:08 PM #13
03-12-2013, 03:06 PM #14
- 390 Posts
People rarely come online to post about good things. Only bad things. Or how they'd do something better.
At heart people love to have something to complain about. Sad, but true.
Some of it is caused by the manufacturers though... if they had a public issue list then why would anyone try and describe a problem if they knew it was acknowledged and a solution in progress. Instead, issues won't die and the complaints go on.
Apple AntennaGate example.... the world complained until Apple acknowledged it. Then despite not really changing it, life moved on.
Same with Apple Maps.
At some point manufacturers will learn from Apple... talk to customers about issues or customer concerns publically.
- 03-12-2013, 03:08 PM #15
I personally have no huge issues with my 920, in fact I have had no more issue with it than I did any of the iPhones I owned over the years. Mass produced hardware is always going to have issues here and there.
03-12-2013, 03:17 PM #16
- 12 Posts
I have issues with dust in the FFC but the awesomeness of the phone makes up for this. I'd highly recommend it. The phone is far superior to others (i.e., nexus/iphone5) imho.
I've had no battery or locking up problems.
2 years warranty - so even if you do get dust in the lens, they will sort it, what is to lose?
- 03-12-2013, 04:58 PM #17
Ok this is making me feel better. Currently I am trying a website called unlocks express.com, (or as i like to call it 'unlock sex press') he told me that they had got some codes in but no dice for me so far. He has given my money back and has left my phone in the system and will give me the code for free if it comes in (probably in may). I will try to use some of my ATT friends to haggle customer service until then. Thanks guys, I love this site.
03-12-2013, 07:05 PM #19
- 537 Posts
How's the voice quality on your 5MP camera? Pretty good web browser? People are comparing this to other phones - that's what's so inspirational about it. Of course it's not going to stand up to a good dedicated camera - they have a tiny amount of space to work with and a very small budget to prevent it from making the device cost an unreasonable amount. Considering what they had to work with, this thing is a marvel of engineering.
I find the photos stellar for a phone, and I'm very excited about not having to always carry a second device around. Here are some of my shots, unedited, some before Portico, some after: http://sdrv.ms/U5VBIr
03-13-2013, 07:49 AM #23
- 30 Posts
I don't know about you all, but whenever people see my yellow Lumia and say "that's a nice case!" I start bragging how it's not a case, and how wonderful the whole phone is. If I run into anyone that's not certain about the camera, I show them some of my videos. Any other phone out there is terrible at recording videos in loud settings, especially concerts or night clubs, the Lumia though, it records sound that seems better than what I heard with my own ears! lol.
Here's a sample of why I love the Lumia camera (watch on 1080p of course):
No issues with dust in FFC, and my battery goes down to about 60% or so by the end of the day, I still charge it so I don't have to carry a charger to work.
About lockups, mine hasn't locked up, but I had to do a hard reset a couple weeks ago and it took about 10 or so hours. My only problem with the phone so far, which is what caused me to do the hard reset, is that my Hotmail is not syncing anymore, the hard reset fixed the issue for a few days but it's happening again. It's a software issue though, which is why I never trusted WP8, but I do love the hardware on this beast <3
03-13-2013, 07:58 AM #24
- 340 Posts
My release day 920 (nov '12) was fine until it got the proximity sensor dead+full dust/non functional ff camera issue. I believe there was a manufacturing issue that was addressed which cased some of the early units to have one or both of these problems.
My refurbed 920 that replaced it has been trouble free.
This experience matches my Apple iPhone 4 experience - that device's camera failed within 3 months, and the refurb/swap from apple is still going strong now 3 years later (I use the iP4 as my media player at the gym ;) )
Bottom line - all these devices have the potential for hardware issues.
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