Whaletech: The Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

This is a review provided by the wife of a long term reader of the blog.

Before I begin this I should point out that we are an iPhone family.

Admittedly my two previous phones from the Apple family have been hand me downs from my partner but I have been amazed at how these phones work, the features and apps available have made life easier and I have found myself able to do most of my online work and leisure through the handset rather than having to switch on the computer.

So it was with some scepticism I received the news that I was to be given a new phone to trial and it was not an Apple. Big boots to fill you could say.

My requirements beyond the usual making and receiving phone calls and texting the kids have grown to fit the modern smartphone world with email, taking photos, Facebook and browsing the web becoming an increasing part of my usage.

The first thing that struck me upon opening the box was the wireless charging. Quite how it works is a complete mystery but surely all rechargeable items will be using a similar method soon. You just lay the phone on the charging pad and hey presto! No more knotted wires, no more trying to plug it in. Just put the phone on the pad and away it goes. 

We have always been a Windows family with our computing so the operating system immediately made sense and copying our contacts and other must have data was a breeze. No need to muck around with a clunky programme like itunes and after a bit of fiddling around we managed to transfer my music as well.

The arrival of this new piece of equipment coincided with the birth of our first grandchild and as I am sure you would agree grandparents are a menace with a camera.

One of the most irritating things about other smartphones we have used has been the lag between pushing the button and the picture being taken. This phone cuts the lag out completely. Asking people to hold the pose is a thing of the past. Click. Done. Perfect, clear, instant photos that load to Facebook in a flash.

Transferring photos, printing photos and sharing photos is much simpler and the images seem to have more depth and clarity than the 1000 dollar camera we bought last year. If this phone was just a camera it would be worth every penny. .

Next week. Invoicing for our business, the screen and organising the kids.

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