Review: Nokia Lumia 920 (Yes, I know it’s not Android)

Posted at 8:22 PM, Dec 10, 2012

So I got a chance to check out a Windows Phone.  I’m die hard Android, but I figured I’d at least see how Microsoft is doing.  So it arrived and I was actually excited.  I opened the box and pulled it out – man is this thing heavy!  It weighs a lot compared to my Samsung Galaxy Nexus.  I wasn’t so excited anymore, but I pressed on.  I powered her up and I had no clue what to do!  It’s such a dramatic change from what I’m used to. I will say the display on this thing is beautiful!  And it’s speedy – it’s REALLY fast! Coupled with HPSA+ on AT&T, you can get a lot done quickly.

So I started signing into accounts and downloading some apps.  Too bad a lot of the apps I use, aren’t available.  Now, I did some research and app developers are working on getting a lot of those apps on the Windows Phones. But it really made my experience not the greatest.  Now I kept telling myself, a couple of years ago, Android didn’t have the best app selection either.  Time will tell if the selection gets better. 

Let’s talk camera.  It’s a pretty good camera – under full light.  Under low light I had some not so great looking pictures.  I was hoping the flash would have been a little more powerful.

I really didn’t like the “Start” screen.  The ‘tiles’ seem like a good idea, but I just couldn’t get the hang of them.  If you have a lot of apps, the “Start” screen could go on for a long time.  It’s not for me.  And speaking of the ‘tiles’ – the contacts tile was live – meaning it kept flipping through pictures of my contacts.  Now it looks cool, but each time I saw someone and thought ‘oh I should message them’ I would click on them, but it would only take me to my general contacts.  It was very frustrating. 

Now, don’t get me wrong – it’s a nice phone.  But it’s not for me.  I’m Android to the core, and trying out this Windows phone just proves it.  For some people, this may be a great phone and do all the things they need it to do.  I am just not one of those people.  So back in the box it goes.  Control-Alt-Delete.

Think I’m wrong?  Do you have a Windows phone and love it?  Let me know!  Leave a comment below or tweet me @Doctor_Droid.