Lumia 920–Best Smartphone I Have Owned

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by Island Dog | Discussion: Personal Computing

Before I left on vacation I went and bought myself a late birthday present which was the Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone running Windows Phone 8.  It was a decision between the iPhone 5 and the Lumia 920.  I’ve mostly used iPhones over the past few years, but I did have a Windows Phone 7 device as well.  I liked it, but too many quirks made me return to the iPhone.

I’ve been watching closely the progress of Windows Phone 8, and between that and the hardware from Nokia, I decided to take another plunge into Windows Phone.  I’m certainly glad I did.


Most of the quirks I had with Windows Phone 7 were resolved in WP8, and the hardware side is so much better than the iPhone at half the price (on contract).  The device is bigger than the iPhone with a beautiful 4.5” display.  Some reviewers like to point out the 920 is “big”, but that’s a plus in my book as the larger screen area is much easier on the eyes.

I’ll go into Windows Phone 8 in another article, but it’s no problem for me to say this is much better than the stale iOS platform.  Live Tiles are a great feature, integration with Office and SkyDrive is done right, and overall it’s a smooth experience.

I’ve only had it a short time, so I’ll keep writing about it, but if you are in the market for a new smartphone, give this one a look.

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Reply #201 Saturday, September 28, 2013 9:07 PM

My roommates getting a new phones so I said iPhone 4S or Lumia 920, but I said get the Lumia. I will know soon what they get so thanks for the info folks. 

Reply #202 Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:28 AM

Just saw this thread, thanks to the newest post....

I ended up buying a Nokia Lumia 928 a few months ago and am loving it.

Built in wireless charging, excellent camera, works well with Microsoft Exchange for my work email, contacts, schedule, etc.

I would highly recommend a Windows 8 phone to anybody looking to upgrade.

Island Dog
Reply #203 Friday, October 11, 2013 10:51 AM

Just a note for 920 and 820 users on AT&T, the Amber and GDR2 update is out.


Reply #204 Friday, October 11, 2013 1:07 PM


Yes and there are 'rumors' that the GDR3 / bittersweet shimmer (what's with all the Crayola crayon colour names Nokia) update is due in November 2013 sometime....

Reply #205 Monday, October 14, 2013 11:30 PM

Lots of improvements coming in the November update.

Island Dog
Reply #206 Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:10 AM

I have update 3 on my phone now.  Only reason I wanted it is for the text tones.


Reply #207 Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:45 PM


This app allows you to point your Lumia 920 at any internet-enabled screen and via QR-code technology "beam" any picture on your phone to said screen.


So I can scan the qr code that is printed on the screen, like tv? Right now, I can not use my phone to scan the qr code from the tv.

Reply #208 Sunday, July 20, 2014 10:49 PM

hint of spam

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