A Nokia executive shows the new Lumia 920 phone with Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system at a launch event in New York (Photo : Reuters)
Nokia is booking for the Lumia 920 to make a dent in the smartphone market against Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S3.
The Nokia Lumia 920 features a 4.5-inch screen with 1,280x768 pixel resolution, 8.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of internal storage with 1GB of RAM, Near Field Communication, to name a few, and it is exclusively available with AT&T.
But have the features been enough to attract reviewers' opinions?
Starting with PC Magazine's Sascha Segan's review, the "pros" of the Lumia 920 includes the "beautiful screen," the "excellent" video recorder, and the "exclusive apps including free and driving and transit direction," or simply maps/GPS for short.
The "cons" include the size, with Segan stating it is "huge and heavy" and offering less apps than other systems.
"The Lumia 920 is built like a tank," reviewed Sagan, later adding, "At 5.1 by 2.8 by 0.4 inches (HWD) and over 6.5 ounces, the Lumia 920 is the biggest, heaviest phone in its class. It's thicker than the LG Optimus G, wider than the Motorola Razr Maxx HD, and taller than the HTC Titan II. It's even heavier than the Samsung Galaxy Note II 'phablet.'"
Ben Woods of ZDnet noted the criticism aimed about the Nokia smartphone's weight, "For me, this isn't a big deal, whether it's in my pocket or in my hand - it's only about as hefty as a 200-page paperback book. I'm including this here, though, as some people simply won't tolerate that weight in a phone."
Woods added that the NFC feature doesn't allow users to make mobile payments unless your bank has an app with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Woods gave a positive review about the camera. "...it's easily the best camera I've seen on a smartphone, particularly for low-light conditions."
CNET gave the Lumia 920 four out of five stars, stating Nokia "helps fill in Windows Phone OS gaps with a few missing features."
But the bad is the size and weight once again.
"AT&T's Nokia Lumia 920 isn't for wimps. It's big, it's heavy, and it takes a power user to truly appreciate the phone's special features. If you open your heart and expand your pockets, the Lumia 920's smooth, streamlined design beautifully showcases all that the just-launched Windows Phone 8 OS has to offer."
TechRadar's John McCann continued on the size and weight of the Lumia 920, stating it "will be a deal breaker" for potential users. McCann did like the rear-facing camera of the device, referring it as "one of the best we've used and for anyone looking to get a top end cameraphone you need to seriously consider this Nokia."
The Verge's Dieter Bohn defended the size and weight of the device, stating, "There are ostensibly good reasons for the Lumia 920's weight and size: a large battery, 4.5-inch screen, wireless charging, and PureView camera hardware all take up plenty of space."
He added the user would "eventually" feel alright with the smartphone.
"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."
Overall, the main criticism is the size and weight, but the reviewers agreed on the display resolution and the camera abilities.
But will it be enough to compete against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3?
For full definitions and specs of the Lumia 920, click here.