Nokia Lumia 920 - Thoughts

It has been three months now with the Lumia. Its been an interesting device to own, not the least because its always a fun journey to make with a new fledgling ecosystem - an underdog really - that has just started to spread its wings. The phone and the OS both are head turners. I'm pretty much the only person I know to own a Lumia(or a WP device for that matter) so always stand out of the crowd when it comes to the phone. More than a few people have asked me about it - how good is the phone? is the camera better than the one in the iPhone or S3? Windows Phone looks great, but does it have enough apps? is it stable? My answer is usually a Yes to these all. The hardware is absolutely brilliant - there are a few reviewers out there who crib about the Lumias 'plastic' body; I don't agree the Lumia plastic is in a different league when compared to the Galaxy plastic. Pick them both up, feel the phones and you'll see what I mean.

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Nokia Lumia 920 & Windows Phone 8

Its been a week since I jumped on to the Windows Phone bandwagon, with the Nokia Lumia 920. Windows Phone 8 and the Lumia complement each other perfectly -  the OS has zero skeumorphism and a slick minimalist UI while the phone itself is a thing of beauty. The body of the Lumia reminds me of the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, a seamless black slab which feels indestructible in the hand. Walk into a store, pick it up, feel its heft in your hand, look at the way the screen curves into the body and you'll know what I mean.

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Samsung Galaxy S III - Initial thoughts

Samsung announced the Galaxy S III on 3rd May amid fanfare great and in the face of rabid speculation from all. Like several others, I was hooked on to several liveblogs which were covering the event as it unfolded. My first thought at the time was, the entire event was very Apple-esque in its content, structure and scope - which is a good thing. By the time the event ended however, I was left slightly underwhelmed by Samsungs new flagship device. The Galaxy S III goes back to the design style of the first Galaxy S, with smooth curves, more rounded corners and a chrome ring around the front face. It is a quite good-looking phone, managing to look new while bringing the curves back.

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