Through Nokia Connects, you can get your hands on a Nokia Lumia to try it out. I was lucky enough to receive the Nokia Luimia 925 and be able to test it for a few weeks (you've seen some shots already and my review will follow somewhere soon).
PureViewClub member and friend Mayuri Mehrotra has been posting a few times here, and she asked Nokia Connects to test the Lumia 920 for a while. I'm happy to share this review by Mayuri Mehrotra.
For regular visitors of PureViewClub, the Nokia Lumia 920 is not a new device to read about as Marc has had one with him for quite a while now (see his extensive review here). So I will keep my review of the device as short and simple as possible.
I got the 920 for trial thanks to Paul at Nokia Connects ( https://twitter.com/nokia_connects) and I must say I have really enjoyed my time with it. The first thing that struck me was the screen - WHAT a screen! Smooth, sharp, very responsive. I think the first couple of days I was grinning like an idiot whenever I picked up the phone.
And for all those who think the 920 is as heavy as a tank and such, please look up the dictionary. The 920 felt comfortable to hold - if I’m even slightly careless with my 808 it kind of tips over. Only one issue here: I got a white 920 for trial, and after using the E7 I pretty much vowed to steer clear of slippery backs. I also prefer the USB port on the top of a device.
I’m also not going to write much about the OS - to each his own. I found the phone easy to set up and very snippy to use, the WP OS for me is a breeze. But for some things I found it too simple, I mean, why does one need an app to view photo info?! Or, why can’t one set up a time period to fetch mails? Also, the Settings menu seemed too wordy to me, could do with some icons maybe?
And now for the camera. I must admit, I approached this aspect of the 920 with a faint bit of cynicism. I’m no photographer, but the 808 just spoils you. But I was pleasantly surprised with the results. I’m more of a day person, so really wanted to test the camera for daylight on Auto, and less for low light. Unfortunately, it rained almost non-stop throughout the trial period, so there are very few photos that I could take, and even when I did, it was overcast and the light wasn’t that good.
This is my favourite photo:
I simply love the blue of Dizzy’s eyes. I was concerned about over-saturated colours, but this photo is on Auto, and the camera, I think, did a great job keeping it real.