Just setting it up. Looks very good indeed!!
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
No work will get done today then!
Good stuff. We'll be wanting a mini review plus some pics today, the full review will be required next week
Build: Simply outstanding! This is easily the best built phone I've ever owned. Matte black body looks very good. It does not feel unduly heavy to me, rather it feels as if it's been made with some very high quality materials. It's about as large as the Samsung Galaxy S3, but much easier to hold due to its slightly curved back. The ceramic buttons, & Zirconium housing for the camera all look very nice & adds to its high end look. Nokia probably could've cut about a centimetre at the bottom. The extra space between the 3 touch buttons & the bottom edge could've been avoided.
Screen: Bright and happy! Extremely fluid touch screen, easily matching the best out there. The UI is very nice, & I'm happy with the degree of customisation it offers.
Setup: It helped that I had already set my account & contacts list up in outlook.com. I simply signed in & everything came into my phone automatically. Once I set my Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter accounts, all the contacts got automatically consolidated (although I had to link some manually). The one mistake I did was, I imported my gmail's address book into outlook, & also synced my gmail account to my phone. This has resulted in unnecessary duplicates (even though they're linked under one name).
Call quality: An absolute revelation after the terrible HTC Sensation. Shows a good network, & call quality is clear.
Other features: Voice commands (like Siri) seems to work well. It has understood my commands the first time so far. There's a dedicated camera button, which surprisingly is a very useful feature. I don't have to look for the camera app. The camera instantly starts when I press the button. The music player has a graphic equaliser.
Negatives encountered so far:
1) The wifi network switches itself off when the phone goes to sleep, although it connects quickly when you go to home screen.
2) No common notification area as yet, although I'm told it will common the next update. The live tiles help here.
3) Alarm is a separate app & not integrated within the clock.
I haven't checked the App Store properly yet. I have downloaded some basic apps like Facebook, Twitter, Skype etc. & have downloaded UK map onto Nokia drive.
I haven't noticed any bugs as yet.
No time for pics as have to catch up on some sleep before my night shift.
I want one, but not sure how I could justify it. My One X has a slightly scratched screen, is rooted and warranty voided so I'd likely not get much for it and it's got just under 2 years of contract to go! Might have to download the SDK and write some apps for it...thus justifying the purchase!
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I'll meet you there."
I want one, but not sure how I could justify it.
Just check it out at your local store; I'm sure you won't need any justification!
I dunno. I could get 2 Nexus 4 16GB for the same price!
Ooo.....but it's not the Lumia!
The decision was much easier for me, as my wife is buying the Nexus 4. No point in having 2 of them in the same house, especially when it's available in a range of.....1 colour.
I quite like the "try" before you "buy" option in apps. Just downloaded Angry Birds Star Wars edition!
I genuinely feel that Windows 8 is a worthy competitor to iOS & Android. Certainly the most exciting UI amongst the three. If Lumia 920 was launched with Android, it would easily have been the best seller. The likes of Galaxy S3 & HTC just cannot compete on build quality. Lack of apps will not be the case with Windows 1-2 years down the line. Their market share will steadily climb. I see a nice competition brewing, which will only be good for us!
The supplied earphones are brilliant. Comfortable fit & sound is very revealing. Listened to a few songs today. The music player is very good, & it sounded better than the iPhone 4S.
My Cheap Cheerful Setup
LG 50PA650T , Sky HD , Sony BDPS185B , Xbox 360 , Sound Organisation AV Rack
Yamaha MCR-555 , Shuffle , Beyerdynamic DTX 71iE
I'm astounded with the call quality! I know that the Lumia supports HD audio, but my understanding is that that kicks in only if the network supports it (EE does) & the other phone also supports HD audio. But even when calling on landlines, the call quality is far superior to the HTC Sensation I owned. Even my friends commented how my voice sounds much more clear.
Internet Explorer is much faster than the Android browser & chrome browser on Android. Pages load instantly, when I compared on my wifi network.
EE has a much better coverage than Vodafone in my area & where I work. I'm glad I switched.
3G is quite fast. Not tested 4G yet.
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