The Nokia Lumia 920, exclusively available with AT&T. (Photo : Nokia)
The Nokia Lumia 920 is almost here, in the US, but has been used elsewhere and the reviews are steadily flowing in.
Currently, the planned release date for the new Lumia mobile device is Nov. 11 and will have AT&T as its exclusive carrier.
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"I'm just going to say this bluntly: the Nokia Lumia 920 is a tank of a phone," reviewed Dieter Bohn of The Verge.
Bohn noted the size and weight of the device, comparing the 185 grams and 10.7mm thin phone to the iPhone 5's 112 grams and 7.6mm. However, it is understandable due to the 4.5-inch screen and larger battery.
He added, in regards to performance, "I have no complaints whatsoever about battery life. Even running LTE full-bore, I was able to get a full day's use out of the Lumia 920. It's not in the same class as the Droid RAZR Maxx HD, but it's a small step above most LTE phones I've used. It has a 2,000mAh battery, 200mAh more than the 8X, and that relatively small bump makes a big difference in terms of my peace of mind."
The Verge ultimately gave the Nokia Lumia 920 a 7.9 of 10 rating.
SlashGear's Chris Burns' also reviewed on the size of the device, stating it "feels just as great to hold as each of the Nokia devices produced before with the same body - pillowy, round edges yet secure and solid throughout."
Burns added the loading times were noticed when loading a game for the first time and waiting for data connection while AT&T's 4G LTE "has been rather responsive on the whole."
Other features of the Lumia 920 include a pixel resolution of 1,280x768 for the 4.5-inch screen with PureMotion HD+ display, 1GB RAM on top of the 32GB internal storage, 8.7-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, Near Field Communication (NFC), and Qualcomm S4 1.5 GHz dual-core processor.
While US customers will have to wait about another week for the Lumia 920, UK customers are able to order it as of today.