Phones Lumia 920 too much hype ?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by roxxette, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    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.
  2. macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    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.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2011
    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.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Jun 4, 2008

    I resent the fact that you include porn in your description of garbage apps and lack of quality.
  5. iAi
    macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2012
    Porn droid apps? Time to switch lol their tacky and blinking 6 inch phones would be perfect :D.
  6. macrumors 601


    May 21, 2012
    Everything is too hyped these days.
  7. macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2012
    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.
  8. macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2012
    Lol, so all my apps are fakes. D@mn you Google.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2011
    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 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.
  10. macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    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
  11. macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2012

    This would be the phone I would be getting if it weren't for the Note 2.
  12. macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    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.
  13. macrumors G3


    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.
  14. macrumors 603


    Jun 11, 2009
    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.
  15. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    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
  16. macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    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.
  17. macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2012
    3 months ago, thickness and heft were all the rave with iPhone users. Keep following the company line, Apple loves people like you. :apple:
  18. macrumors G3


    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".
  19. macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2012
    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:
  20. macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    Holding a phone is never a workout, it's a comfort thing. Thicker phones look out of place in our current thin era. Chill.
  21. macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2012
    Only because 2 months ago Apple said so. :rolleyes:
  22. macrumors G3


    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 ( 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.
  23. macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    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.
  24. macrumors G3


    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 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 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.
  25. macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    It's one of the best smartphones on the market today, I don't think it has "too much hype".

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