Nokia and Microsoft are already in a partnership for some time now, but the most distinguished product from them is surly the Lumia 920, which will be the first of flagship Nokia's new Windows Phone 8 Marketplace (to be released commercially soon). Nokia showed that device can really impress and brought very interesting hardware features, that should be more than enough to ensure the proper functioning of the newest mobile operating system from Microsoft. But what really caught my attention was the revelation of something that many already expected - Nokia Lumia 920 will be equipped with the PureView technology. Besides, it has a lot other really brilliant features to compete against the most powerful smartphones of today like iPhone 5, HTC One X+ or Samsung Galaxy S3. We, today, have gone through deeper into the Lumia 920 and I found something that inspired me to write about it. So, I’ve decided to put up this article with my views about Nokia Lumia 920.
The image sensor used by the Lumia 920 is similar to the same technology used in Nokia 808 PureView revealed at CES 2012. The difference is only in the resolution of the taken pictures - while Nokia 808 PureView can capture up to 41 megapixels, Nokia Lumia 920 is limited to 8 megapixels. Even so, Nokia ensures that the new device will have a better camera than a smartphone ever seen.
Because the picture quality not only depends on the camera resolution but also on existing resources in the camera. With better utilization of light, the photos taken by Lumia 920 in darker environments can have impressive results. The same applies to times when the device is in motion, as it works to stabilize.
Apart from the hardware resources, there are several unique apps for the new device. This apps should allow to capture real-time and panoramic photos with special effects. In the event announcement back in September, Microsoft also revealed that everything will be synced with SkyDrive (if the user desires, of course).
PureMotion HD+ Screen
For Lumia 920, Nokia prepared a screen of 4.5 inches dimension and 1280x768 pixels resolution (higher than the common HD screen). As mentioned by Gizmodo, here are five technologies that worth mentioning:
- Automatically adjusting colors in environments with natural light.
- Deeper blacks.
- WXGA resolution (1280x768 pixels).
- Faster refresh rate (smooth scrolling).
- Works with gloves (this is really important for those who live in cold places).
If you are a person who does not like cables, must have been happy to know that the Nokia Lumia 920 can be recharged wirelessly. That's right, this new smartphone will be sold with a refill kit for magnetic induction, which meets the standards of the Qi wireless charging technology. Although there is no information available yet on how long it will be necessary to recharge the 2,000 mAh battery.
Nokia Lumia 920: complete specifications
- Screen: PureMotion HD+ 4.5 inches.
- Resolution: 1280x768 pixels.
- Operating System: Windows Phone 8.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5 GHz.
- Storage Memory: 32 GB (with over 7 GB free in SkyDrive).
- Integrated Digital Camera: 8.7 megapixels, with PureView technology.
- Video Recording: 1080p HD recording at 30 fps.
- Secondary Camera: Resolutions up to 1280x960 pixels.
- Connectivity: 3G, 4G LTE, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi, Qi wireless charging and USB.
- Navigation: GPS, Nokia applications.
- Battery: 2,000 mAh (non-removable).
- Available Colors: Yellow, Red, White, Gray and Black.
- Price & Release Date: 11th November with AT&T in UK.
Apart from the amazing wireless charging technology, there are two things that created negative impression in people’s mind. First thing is the battery of Lumia 920 is non-removable, which really is a very bad move from Nokia I think. Another point is the processor, which is Dual Core and most people believe that dual core processor will not be sufficient enough to run Windows Phone 8. Even so, Nokia says that this is more than enough for the Windows Phone 8 OS. On an even, they also said that it should be up to 30% more energy efficient than smartphone’s with a quad-core processor.
Sounds like a great device, is not it? Now we can only wait for the official launch of the device. When this happens, we will know for sure whether the PureView and PureMotion technologies are really amazing with the Lumia 920 as the commercial says. What do you think about this device? Don’t forget to drop your notes.