Nokia unveiled two new Lumia phones at a conference recently. The flagship device, Nokia Lumia 920 is a renovated Lumia 900. And, Lumia 820 is a little cheaper version of 920. Like the current Lumias, both look stunning. Nokia introduced Wireless Charging and many camera related features in Lumia 920. Yes, there is PureView indeed. Including some other features, which are unique and pretty impressive.
The first thing you need to know about both the smartphones is that, they run on the latest WP OS, i.e. Windows Phone 8. I’m not going to talk about the operating system here, as we already have a post on Windows Phone 8 features. We can expect some additions to the list, as Microsoft didn’t disclose all the features yet. They said, “We’re not going to show all the terrific features in Windows Phone 8, we’re saving that for a later date.” Nonetheless, the things we know will surely convince you to buy a Lumia 920 as soon as it comes out in the market.
Let’s start with wireless charging. This is something the consumers have started requesting lately. Personally, I hate hunting for the wires everyday and leave the phone away for more than an hour. Nokia introduced a few accessories for charging, including a JBL speaker dock. The JBL speaker dock uses NFC, which enables it to play music using the device just by a tap. Overtime we’ll see more accessories and places like cafes, Airports, etc. equipped with wireless charging capabilities.
Apart from the charging convenience and refreshing operating system, it also has a great camera. We should call it PureView instead. It does not have a 41 MP sensor like Nokia 808, but the technology is same. If you think it was called “PureView” because of the “41 megapixel” tag, you’re wrong. It’s just the technology that helps you to take stunning, blur-free photographs and videos. Watch this short video to take a quick look of the PureView Camera.
There is a unique and quite impressive feature in the Camera. They call it “Lenses”. Practically the functionality of Lenses is unlimited, that’s because it allows third-party applications to integrate deeply. Some demonstrations showed the capability of taking panoramic photos, creating animated images, etc. The animated images was something which deserves applause for being both, unique and awesome at the same time.
Nokia also claims that Lumia 920 has the world’s brightest, fastest and most sensitive touchscreen. It’s so sensitive that you can use it while wearing gloves too. They named it PureMotion HD+ and call it better than other HD display. Another feature worth mentioning is the Nokia City Lens. What is it? See it yourself, in the image below.
There is no word about the release date and the price tag. We can expect a more clear picture in the last quarter of this year, 2012. If you can’t wait for Lumia 920, then the best choice in Windows Phones is Nokia Lumia 900. Let’s take a look at specifications comparison chart.
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 900
|Dimensions||130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm||127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5mm|
|Display||4.5-inch PureMotion HD+||4.3-inch AMOLED, ClearBlack|
|Screen Resolution||1280×768 pixels||800×480 pixels|
|Memory||32 GB||16 GB|
|Processor||1.5 GHz Snapdragon||1.4 GHz Scorpion|
|Battery||2000 mAh||1830 mAh|
|Talk Time||10 hours (3G), 17 hours (2G)||7 hours (3G), 7 hours (2G)|
|Camera||8.7 MP PureView with Dual LED Flash||8.0 MP with Dual LED Flash|
|Colors||Yellow, Red, White, Gray, Black||Black, Cyan, White|
What’s your view about Nokia Lumia 920? Do you think it can help Nokia to regain it’s value in smartphone market?