Finnish technology giant Nokiaâ€™s Lumia 920 is hogging the limelight. But can it compete with Samsung Galaxy S3 or Note 2?
Nokiaâ€™s recently introduced Lumia 920 is clocking good sales in the market across the world. It was introduced in the market with slogan â€œthe worldâ€™s most innovative smartphoneâ€ and is running on Windows Phone 8 operating system, that was also launched merely a few weeks ago. Many analysts wonder if it can compete with top selling Android handsets?
To be true, Android smart-phones have become the benchmark of success in the market given the fact that they are loved across the world and enjoy overwhelming dominance in smart-phone market throughout the world. Android handsets compete well with Appleâ€™s iPhone that used to be the only good phones till sometimes ago. With Windows Phone 8 launch there is hope that the competition in the market is going to get stiffer and people are going to have more choice. Going by the specifications Nokia Lumia 920 has a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 Krait processor with 1 GB of RAM that gives performance more or less similar to what Android phones like HTC One S, Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note 2 and Sony Xperia S are giving.
The front of Lumia 920 is a black plastic body covered by curved Gorilla Glass 2.0. The phone has 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display with high-sensitivity capacitive touch screen. The screen 1,280 x 768 WXGA resolution, gives a pixel density of 332 ppi which is much higher than Android Phoneâ€™s such as HTC One S, Sony Xperia etc.
One of striking feature of Lumia 920 for which Nokia is very excited about is wireless charging. This device supports inductive charging where the instrument is placed onto charging pad and no need of plugging into an outlet. No other Android hand set has this incredible feature they are charged by conventional lightning charger.
Lumia 920 comes with 32 GB built-in storage, but has no card slot hence cannot be expanded with memory cards. It is more than any of the competing first-round Windows Phone 8 models and in Android Phones Samsung Galaxy S III have up to 64 GB of storage capacity.
When it comes to camera, Nokia had a tremendous track record and no other smartphone manufacturer have greater features over this smartphone. The 8.7-megapixel PureView camera with optical image stabilization for still image and videos, the Lumia 920 is exceptional in low-light situations, as Nokia claims. The F2.0 aperture, high-quality Carl Zeiss lens and dual-LED flash combine to capture point-and-shoot quality images in moderately low light. The front camera encloses a megapixel sensor capable of capturing HD video at 720p.
In my personal opinion Nokia delivers on its promise of a display that is much more visible in sunlight than the average Android handsets. Lumia 920â€™s ultra sensitive touch screen responds even when the user is wearing gloves. Lumia 920 supports NFC and other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as USB v2.0. Very few among Samsung Galaxy S III only supports NFC which has unique feature for payment transaction system.
Finnish giantâ€™s best handset thus far runs on the Windows Phone 8 operating system. The 920 include Nokia-exclusive apps, like Nokia City Lens, an augmented reality software that gives dynamic information about users’ surroundings using the camera. Other apps include Nokia Maps, Nokia Transport, and Nokia Music, which streams thousands of songs for free. Android apps are much in diversity and there are few apps such as Google Map have greater advantage over Nokia Maps.
The Nokia Lumia 920 offering valuable, innovative, incredible features along with Windows Phone 8 operating system which stand this smartphone proudly among the other top tier Android smartphones. By the way the market response towards Nokia Lumia 920 is also excellent as within a few weeks it was able to sell as many as 2.5 million handsets of Lumia 920. I am sure things are going to be brighter for this handset as it is introduced in more and more markets.