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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The Nokia Lumia 920 - two months on

Now close to two months on and the Lumia is still going strong. My honeymoon period with it is not yet over; there are a few challenges, but as of now the freshness of the WP8 weighs the scales to the positive quite comfortably. Things look up at the moment, with rumors of as many as 3 updates from Microsoft (and also to a lesser extent Nokia) this year. As in my last post, I ll simply be categorizing my notes - I ll keep the headers the same. If any point that I noted the last time has changed or if the situation that led me to make such a note has changed, I ll include them here with comments. The old observation is within quotes.

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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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