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bradspace's review of the Nokia Lumia 920

original version, submitted Dec 4, 2012, 11:44 AM:

The good, the bad and the ugly

Let me just say that I have owned the Lumia 900 and now this phone for about a day so far. This builds on all of the already positive things that Nokia did with the 900. Better camera, screen and lots of other tweaks.

The Good:

*Solid build
*Screen is beautiful
*Windows Phone 8 is a HUGE improvement over WP7.
*Price is very nice for what you get.
*Live tiles are one of the best things ever created for a phone OS.

The Bad:
*Early battery indications are not great.
*Have had a random reboot or two. Supposed to be fixed with an upcoming update.
*Accessories are few and far between now, but more are on the way.

The Ugly:

*Apps, apps and apps.

I gave the phone an overall high rating, because the major faults are due to the OS, not the phone itself. Nokia has made another winner here and I wish I could recommend it to people but the apps are killing me and this phone right now. Other than the most popular 20 - 30 apps, you will find yourself going down a rabbit hole looking for something else compatible. MS SHOULD have had developers working on a whole SLEW of apps while this was in the pipeline, but it appears as though they have not. Granted, there are apps the others don't have, but they are such niche offerings, they miss the mark. Yes, I know, there will be more and more apps coming, and that's a great thing and I truly wish Nokia and MS nothing but the best but I can't spend all my time working in a browser because there aren't apps to do what I need right now.

edited May 14, 2013, 5:01 PM to the current version:

The good, the bad and the ugly

Let me just say that I have owned the Lumia 900 and now this phone for about a day so far. This builds on all of the already positive things that Nokia did with the 900. Better camera, screen and lots of other tweaks.

The Good:

*Solid build
*Screen is beautiful
*Windows Phone 8 is a HUGE improvement over WP7.
*Price is very nice for what you get.
*Live tiles are one of the best things ever created for a phone OS.

The Bad:
*Early battery indications are not great.
*Have had a random reboot or two. Supposed to be fixed with an upcoming update.
*Accessories are few and far between now, but more are on the way.

The Ugly:

*Apps, apps and apps.

I gave the phone an overall high rating, because the major faults are due to the OS, not the phone itself. Nokia has made another winner here and I wish I could recommend it to people but the apps are killing me and this phone right now. Other than the most popular 20 - 30 apps, you will find yourself going down a rabbit hole looking for something else compatible. MS SHOULD have had developers working on a whole SLEW of apps while this was in the pipeline, but it appears as though they have not. Granted, there are apps the others don't have, but they are such niche offerings, they miss the mark. Yes, I know, there will be more and more apps coming, and that's a great thing and I truly wish Nokia and MS nothing but the best but I can't spend all my time working in a browser because there aren't apps to do what I need right now.

 

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