Nokia Lumia 920 Release Date: 6 Reasons Why Many Will Buy Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5
Many are wondering which smartphone they should get, the Nokia Lumia 920 or the Apple iPhone 5.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 Wednesday, Sept. 12, and pre-orders are set for Sept. 14.
Nokia recently announced their new Lumia 920 without a release date, but many reports say early in November.
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According to GForGames, word around the campfire is that Microsoft, Nokia and the US carrier are working diligently in order to make a November 2nd launch possible for the Lumia 920. Microsoft is working hard on finalizing Windows Phone 8 and according to some sources, the upcoming mobile operating system is set for RTM (Release to Manufacturing) next week.
It is believed that consumers still want an iPhone 5 over the Lumia 920.
According to PC Mag, CouponCodes4u.com surveyed 2,371 American smartphone owners between the ages of 18 and 35, and found that most of the respondents liked the look of the new Lumia 920, and were impressed by its specs. However, when asked whether they would consider switching their current cell phone contract to get the Lumia 920, 52 percent of respondents said no.
However, the Lumia 920 definitely stands up against the iPhone 5. Here are six reasons.
The Lumia 920 comes in many colors, black, white, yellow, red and gray. It also has a polycarbonate body and rounded edges which punch of pop sensibility in an otherwise staid design world. It's a good look for the phone, and a smart one that really helps Nokia stand out.
According to Cnet, Nokia has also brought its ClearBlack Display filter to the Lumia 920; it definitely cut down glare on the Lumia 900, and Nokia claims that this version is even better.
According to ZDNet, PureMotion HD+ display automatically adjusts to sunlight glare, has those gorgeous deep blacks, provides super smooth scrolling through pixel translation speeds that are 2.5x faster than other phones, and works with fingernails, fingertips, and fingers covered with gloves.
"Wrapped around the display is a stunning shell formed from the same great polycarbonate material that we have spent years perfecting," Jeff Harlow said. That includes "colors that won't scratch off," as well as antennas not compromised by "needless" elements, according to PC Mag.
The Lumia 920 features PureView technology, which Jo Harlow, head of Nokia's mobile phones business said will capture 5-10 times the amount of light of any competitors' smartphone cameras via a "floating lens technology that surpasses the optical image stabilization system of most digital SLRs," according to PC Mag.
The Lumia 920 includes an 8.7-megapixel rear-facing camera and full 1080p HD video capture at 30 fps. There is a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera with 720p HD video capture.
According to Forbes, reviews say the Lumia 920 takes the best photos of smartphones.
Nokia's Lumia 920 has a 4.5-inch Nokia PureMotion HD+ display with AMOLED screen technology. It has a 1,280x768 resolution, which is a little higher than the standard HD (1,280x720 pixels). Combined with the screen size and the 332 pixels per inch, it could be better than the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5 has 1136 x 640 pixels and has a 4-inch screen with 336 ppi.
PC Mag reports:
"Harlow pointed to a recharging pillow from Fatboy, while Shields featured a line of speakers from JBL. Using NFC, Lumia 920 users can tap their smartphone on the JBL speaker and music playing on the smartphone will start playing on the speaker. Once music is transferred, place the Lumia 920 atop the JBL speaker and the phone will charge.
In addition, Nokia Lumia 920 recharging plates will be installed in the Virgin Atlantic clubhouse at London Heathrow Airport, as well as various Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores around the country."
PC Mag reported: "The smartphone will include Nokia's augmented reality "City Lens" app, which Nokia first unveiled in May. The app lets you scan the horizon with your phone's camera and see what's available. It will display reviews and star ratings for that location for a quick rundown of the neighborhood. If you find something interesting, tap to call for more info or share your destination with friends via social networks, SMS, or email.
The Lumia 920 will also provide access to offline maps and a daily commute feature that can calculate the time it will take you to reach a destination based on traffic. Nokia Drive will provide free, voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation, Harlow said."
The Lumia 920 will run a 1.5-GHz, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and features a 2000 mAh battery, which Harlow said is the largest battery Nokia has ever installed in a smartphone. There's 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of memory with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage. It also has a 4.5 inch curved glass display with 1280 x 768 resolution.
Combined with Windows Phone 8, Harlow said, the Lumia 920 will provide "the fastest and most responsive smartphone user experience there is while being up to 30 percent more battery efficient than quad-core alternatives."
The phone will also come with a new screen technology called PureMotion HD+ "that promises no blur when scrolling, as well as the ability to interact with the 4.5-inch touchscreen even if you're wearing a glove," according to CNet. The display will also react to fingernail touches.
Many Books & Review commenters said that they would buy the Lumia 920:
The iPhone 5 literally had no wow factor. It was out staged by the new apple earphones in my opinion. The Lumia 920 is innovative and beautifully designed. Can't wait to get this phone
The wireless charging and the bright colours alone had given me mega phone envy.. let alone the camera! Am I the only iPhone owner here that is dying to get the Lumia 920?
This is the most amazing phone yet! Who the heck is knocking it?? look at the reviews for lumia 900 on amazon. The highest rated smart phone BY PEOPLE.
This phone has ALL the wow factors!!
I have a Focus and I am dying to get the Lumia920! I love Windows Phone 7 and Im going to LOVE Windows Phone 8!! I hate Apple and not happy with Android.
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