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roxxette
Nov 1, 2012, 04:59 AM
Was over wpforums and people going about a few reviews saying the camera is not all that great at daylight? Low light conditions/night is superb ive seen.

If you got ahold of a 920 and can compare with other phones pls do :) im very interested in these phone and even though camera is not on my top list maybe the htc win8 might be a better deal.



onthecouchagain
Nov 1, 2012, 08:19 AM
I don't see how any can claim Android has a poor app selection then turn around and accept windows 8.

Nokia's design is nice, though.

Prototypical
Nov 1, 2012, 08:45 AM
I don't see how any can claim Android has a poor app selection then turn around and accept windows 8.

Nokia's design is nice, though.

I haven't explored WP8's app market, but Android has a LOT of garbage apps available (knockoffs, malware, porn, useless/incomplete, etc). The whole "who has more apps" battle between Apple, Google (and now Microsoft) is just silly... Quantity != quality.

BoxerGT2.5
Nov 1, 2012, 08:58 AM
I haven't explored WP8's app market, but Android has a LOT of garbage apps available (knockoffs, malware, porn, useless/incomplete, etc). The whole "who has more apps" battle between Apple, Google (and now Microsoft) is just silly... Quantity != quality.


I resent the fact that you include porn in your description of garbage apps and lack of quality.

iAi
Nov 1, 2012, 11:50 AM
Porn droid apps? Time to switch lol their tacky and blinking 6 inch phones would be perfect :D.

Technarchy
Nov 1, 2012, 01:16 PM
Everything is too hyped these days.

beyondthepale35
Nov 1, 2012, 01:56 PM
Definitely overhyped, in the ends its just another phone that for the most part does what every other top of the line phone does. Think its hyped from WP7 users who have been waiting for a fully fleshed out OS that can support top end hardware. In any case, Ill probably be getting one, contract is finally up next week and Ive always enjoyed the responsiveness of Windows Phones. Apps dont mean much to me, nor do games, being into rpgs isnt conducive to mobile games.

sc4rf4c3
Nov 1, 2012, 02:51 PM
I haven't explored WP8's app market, but Android has a LOT of garbage apps available (knockoffs, malware, porn, useless/incomplete, etc). The whole "who has more apps" battle between Apple, Google (and now Microsoft) is just silly... Quantity != quality.

Lol, so all my apps are fakes. D@mn you Google.

scott craft
Nov 1, 2012, 04:05 PM
Was over wpforums and people going about a few reviews saying the camera is not all that great at daylight? Low light conditions/night is superb ive seen.

If you got ahold of a 920 and can compare with other phones pls do :) im very interested in these phone and even though camera is not on my top list maybe the htc win8 might be a better deal.

Yes, I think it's overhyped, but it's still going to be a very good phone. I'm on Verizon so the 920 isn't an option for me unfortunately.

I haven't explored WP8's app market, but Android has a LOT of garbage apps available (knockoffs, malware, porn, useless/incomplete, etc). The whole "who has more apps" battle between Apple, Google (and now Microsoft) is just silly... Quantity != quality.

I do agree that quality is better than quantity, but as a WP7 and soon to be WP8 user I can't say that I wouldn't mind having better app selection like Android and the iPhone. There are nice apps for WP, but the hottest apps aren't coming over very fast.

zbarvian
Nov 1, 2012, 04:20 PM
The 920 is a brick running an OS that isn't super competitive with Android and iOS. It better have some amazing hardware features, but from what I see, none really stand out. The camera isn't anything incredibly spectacular, but I would like to know how the screen is

smellysox8
Nov 1, 2012, 04:42 PM
4EePEc-2iXw

This would be the phone I would be getting if it weren't for the Note 2.

ChazUK
Nov 1, 2012, 05:05 PM
I fear for Nokia as they need a hit, not a handset that is "good enough" as the competition. HTC and Samsung will be breathing down Nokia's neck with decent Windows Phones so the WP8 competition will be tight.

Nokia lacks a second choice to fall back on at present, unlike HTC or the ever dominant Samsung.

I do hope the new Lumias tip the balance for Nokia.

Renzatic
Nov 1, 2012, 05:15 PM
The camera isn't anything incredibly spectacular...

Yeah? Check out that video then look at the shots The Verge has up on their site. I'd consider it high end point and shoot quality. The fact it's on a cell phone is just...mind melting.

spinedoc77
Nov 1, 2012, 05:32 PM
I think it is overhyped and I'm a fan of WP8. It's just kind of chunky and those colors and plastic kind of feel like old Tonka toys. I'll take the camera with a grain of salt, I'm already wounded from all the reviews saying how incredible the iphones camera was and I've got an entire 2gb of iphone pics of my baby which I can't print because they look like crap. I learned my lesson to rely on a cell phone for pics, I use mine and appreciate it because a cell phone is better than no camera, but if I can plan ahead I don't touch it for pictures.

dukebound85
Nov 1, 2012, 05:34 PM
i dont get the lumina love affair. it seems clunky and not elegant....i can think of many droad phones id rather have formwise over it

zbarvian
Nov 1, 2012, 05:39 PM
Yeah? Check out that video then look at the shots The Verge has up on their site. I'd consider it high end point and shoot quality. The fact it's on a cell phone is just...mind melting.

They rated the camera overall as an 8/10...same as the iPhone 5...

Sure, it has great low-light performance and image stabilization, but is that worth the thickness and heft of the device? If you're a camera geek, maybe, but for most of us probably not.

smellysox8
Nov 1, 2012, 05:44 PM
They rated the camera overall as an 8/10...same as the iPhone 5...

Sure, it has great low-light performance and image stabilization, but is that worth the thickness and heft of the device? If you're a camera geek, maybe, but for most of us probably not.

3 months ago, thickness and heft were all the rave with iPhone users. Keep following the company line, Apple loves people like you. :apple:

Renzatic
Nov 1, 2012, 05:50 PM
They rated the camera overall as an 8/10...same as the iPhone 5...

Sure, it has great low-light performance and image stabilization, but is that worth the thickness and heft of the device? If you're a camera geek, maybe, but for most of us probably not.

It's still thinner and lighter than most point and shoots were not even 2 years ago. Has everyone in the whole world been stricken with noodly arms over the last couple or something? What was thin, light, and sleek back then is suddenly "IT'S A BRICK THAT WEIGHS, LIKE, OVER A QUARTER OF A POUND! I CAN'T CARRY THAT AROUND WITHOUT SPENDING YEARS LIFTING WEIGHTS! WHAT WERE THEY THINKING".

smellysox8
Nov 1, 2012, 05:56 PM
It's still thinner and lighter than most point and shoots were not even 2 years ago. Has everyone in the whole world been stricken with noodly arms over the last couple or something? What was thin, light, and sleek back then is suddenly "IT'S A BRICK THAT WEIGHS, LIKE, OVER A QUARTER OF A POUND! I CAN'T CARRY THAT AROUND WITHOUT SPENDING YEARS LIFTING WEIGHTS! WHAT WERE THEY THINKING".

Apple drones only complain about thickness and weight after the introduction of the iPhone 5. Before when all these drones had was the 4/4s, anything that was light or thin was cheap. :rolleyes:

zbarvian
Nov 1, 2012, 06:01 PM
It's still thinner and lighter than most point and shoots were not even 2 years ago. Has everyone in the whole world been stricken with noodly arms over the last couple or something? What was thin, light, and sleek back then is suddenly "IT'S A BRICK THAT WEIGHS, LIKE, OVER A QUARTER OF A POUND! I CAN'T CARRY THAT AROUND WITHOUT SPENDING YEARS LIFTING WEIGHTS! WHAT WERE THEY THINKING".

Holding a phone is never a workout, it's a comfort thing. Thicker phones look out of place in our current thin era. Chill.

smellysox8
Nov 1, 2012, 06:03 PM
Holding a phone is never a workout, it's a comfort thing. Thicker phones look out of place in our current thin era. Chill.

Only because 2 months ago Apple said so. :rolleyes:

Renzatic
Nov 1, 2012, 06:06 PM
Apple drones only complain about thickness and weight after the introduction of the iPhone 5. Before when all these drones had was the 4/4s, anything that was light or thin was cheap. :rolleyes:

Yeah. Tell me about it. "It has a comfortable heft due to the high quality materials used in it's production". Of course now that it's thin and light, anything that weighs more than 80 grams is suddenly like carrying an anvil around in your pocket.

It's like when I had my Blackberry Storm (...you wanna talk about a bad phone, btw...), one of the biggest complaints I heard about it was how heavy it was. You'd see people on Apple forums talking about how RIM doesn't get it because it's too heavy and blah blah blah. When I got my iPhone 4, I was expecting to weigh half as much.

It didn't. It was almost the exact same weight.

...and no one said a word.

zbarvian
Nov 1, 2012, 06:12 PM
Only because 2 months ago Apple said so. :rolleyes:

You seem impossible to reason with. Take the Apple-hating lenses off and be realistic. Thin and light phones are more comfortable to hold then thick and heavy phones.

Renzatic
Nov 1, 2012, 06:21 PM
What I find funny is the reasons why the new iPhone is lighter than the old ones. They were aluminum coated in glass, and people ate that up. "It makes the phone feel higher quality, blah blah blah". Of course it also made them easy to break and added a goodly bit of weight, but mention that to certain people, and suddenly you're wearing "Apple-hating lenses"...not to paraphrase anyone or anything.

Now we've got an iPhone that isn't coated in glass, and...BAM! Suddenly everyone is raving about it's light weight and extra durability. "olol", they'd chortle, "look at the Galaxy S3 crack, cuz it's made out of super cheapo plastic". You mean like how the 4S would shatter like...well...glass from being dropped at half that height, but that was alright because people liked the way the smooth coating felt in their hands? "Apple devices feel high quality", they'd say, "just enjoy the way it feels, and don't drop your phone".

But now that...well...you get it. Some people will go out of their way to defend everything Apple does, up to and including contradicting themselves every chance they get.

thejadedmonkey
Nov 1, 2012, 06:27 PM
It's one of the best smartphones on the market today, I don't think it has "too much hype".

spinedoc77
Nov 1, 2012, 06:40 PM
Meh, give me plastic, give me something thin and light, not chunky or heavy. I'm not weak, I don't have noodle arms, I go to the gym and lift weights 4 days a week, but I still don't feel like lugging around a chunky heavy phone. It's probably an awesome phone, but I couldn't see adding it to the stuff I already have to lug around.

smellysox8
Nov 1, 2012, 06:46 PM
You seem impossible to reason with. Take the Apple-hating lenses off and be realistic. Thin and light phones are more comfortable to hold then thick and heavy phones.

Yeah, I'm sure you were saying that when all you had was the 4/4s. :rolleyes:

You're not fooling anyone.

roxxette
Nov 1, 2012, 06:49 PM
Yeah, I'm sure you were saying that when all you had was the 4/4s. :rolleyes:

You're not fooling anyone.

Exactly, i guess he stuck with hes 3gs until the iphone 5 :D

I dont care how much device weight, the big screen is a major plus for me and they say its A+

Akash.B
Nov 1, 2012, 06:58 PM
I wish the wait was over. I think I'll have to play with all three windows phones before choosing one. I'm glad the display is a beast though!

Technarchy
Nov 1, 2012, 07:14 PM
It's a nice phone but its chunky as hell. The lumia 900 was bulky as well

beyondthepale35
Nov 1, 2012, 07:49 PM
What I find funny is the reasons why the new iPhone is lighter than the old ones. They were aluminum coated in glass, and people ate that up. "It makes the phone feel higher quality, blah blah blah". Of course it also made them easy to break and added a goodly bit of weight, but mention that to certain people, and suddenly you're wearing "Apple-hating lenses"...not to paraphrase anyone or anything.

Now we've got an iPhone that isn't coated in glass, and...BAM! Suddenly everyone is raving about it's light weight and extra durability. "olol", they'd chortle, "look at the Galaxy S3 crack, cuz it's made out of super cheapo plastic". You mean like how the 4S would shatter like...well...glass from being dropped at half that height, but that was alright because people liked the way the smooth coating felt in their hands? "Apple devices feel high quality", they'd say, "just enjoy the way it feels, and don't drop your phone".

But now that...well...you get it. Some people will go out of their way to defend everything Apple does, up to and including contradicting themselves every chance they get.

Well said. Revisionist history at its finest. Oh well, Im a grown man, 180 grams isnt going to put me out of commission. Even my diehard Apple friends arent a fan of the 5, its affectionally just known as Longphone to us.

roxxette
Nov 1, 2012, 07:50 PM
Its a fatty

smellysox8
Nov 1, 2012, 07:59 PM
The iPhone 4/4S wasn't very thick or heavy but I was saying that...are you really that ignorant?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4o2yn0LQtOE/TtjFvBawBeI/AAAAAAAAAHU/-Gt1RHpBZY4/s320/pot-kettle.jpg

zbarvian
Nov 1, 2012, 08:20 PM
Image (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4o2yn0LQtOE/TtjFvBawBeI/AAAAAAAAAHU/-Gt1RHpBZY4/s320/pot-kettle.jpg)

Thanks for proving my point dude!

smellysox8
Nov 1, 2012, 08:38 PM
Thanks for proving my point dude!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwllig8Yhe1qhwaxg.png

Nabooly
Nov 1, 2012, 08:48 PM
Too much hype for a phone only on 1 out of 4 major networks in the US, yes. :)

aznguyen316
Nov 1, 2012, 09:31 PM
Reading the Verge's review, it sounds more like WP8 was overhyped moreso than this phone. This phone on Android or iOS I believe would be considered a top phone across most any tech sites. The lack of apps on WP8 along with several things I'm not liking such as not so great google integration (gmail), and no true notification center (live tiles sure, but not for everything) kind of hurt WP8 for me. And I was really interested in the 920 and 8x.

emma777
Nov 2, 2012, 12:19 AM
The 920 is not desirable enough to be an exclusive and the delays have been crazy. I really fear for Nokia and don't think this bond issue will help them. I can see MS going their own way very soon.

beyondthepale35
Nov 2, 2012, 12:27 AM
The exclusivity part really is a stupid move, ATT must be spending a lot of money on marketing to make that deal work. Definitely a nice phone, I like mine bigger anyway, but they are hurting themselves by not exposing it to as many people as possible. Still wont stop me from getting one...although now the new Nexus phone is looking pretty good as well. 8X just doesnt have enough storage or else I would get it, 32 is the minimum for me. Now if only I can remember the windows live id i created for my focus so I get that grandfathered 25 gbs of skydrive storage...

ReanimationN
Nov 2, 2012, 12:32 AM
You seem impossible to reason with. Take the Apple-hating lenses off and be realistic. Thin and light phones are more comfortable to hold then thick and heavy phones.

I'm actually not a huge fan of how thin the iPhone 5 is, it's perfectly fine, but it's getting quite close to being in uncomfortable territory. I'd be fine with the weight and bulk of the 920. That's why, for example, game controllers aren't made super thin. You have to have some thickness for a device to be comfortable to hold. That being said, reducing thickness does make some devices more comfortable- e.g. first generation PSP vs 2nd/2rd gen PSP.