Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - GG CHOICE - BY NIDHI SINGAL

It is be­com­ing a habit with Nokia to set the bench­mark as far as cam­era phones are con­cerned. It did it first with the N8 and then the Pure View 808. Both were smart­phones that set the bar really high for up­com­ing cam­era phones, though they op­er­ated on the Sym­bian plat­form which did not have many tak­ers. With the launch of Lu­mia 920, Nokia has fi­nally got a great imag­ing de­vice on the Win­dows Phone plat­form too. It doesn’t have the 41 megapixel sen­sor that made the 808 a cam­era le­gend, but it uses the Pure View tech­nol­ogy from the cam­era with sim­i­lar op­tics to give what is the best cam­era in any flag­ship phone.


WIN­DOWS PHONE 8 OS Nokia com­mit­ted it­self to the Win­dows Phone plat­form a cou­ple of years back. For now, this is among the few hand­set that run the lat­est Win­dows Phone 8 op­er­at­ing sys­tem. Like oth­ers of its kind, the home­screen has cus­tomis­able live tiles that re­fresh in real time. But what set the 920 apart is the Kid’s Cor­ner where chil­dren are con­fined to us­ing games and se­lected apps with­out hav­ing ac­cess to any sen­si­tive data on the phone. The In­ter­net Ex­plorer 10 on WP8 also ap­pears to be much faster and comes with built-in mal­ware de­tec­tor for web­sites. Also, WP8 uses Nokia Maps by de­fault. Pre-em­bed­ded apps on smart­phones are no longer news, but they are still rare on the Win­dows Phone plat­form. The Lu­mia 920 comes with plenty of pre-in­stalled ap­pli­ca­tions like Cinema­graph, a fun app to cre­ate an­i­mated ar­eas in a photo. Nokia Care, mean­while, gives you tips and tricks for the phone. Nokia City lens, An­gry Birds Roost, Nokia mu­sic and Wal­let also caught our at­ten­tion.

DE­SIGN Nokia has yet again proven it­self with the gor­geous de­sign of the Lu­mia 920. Go­ing against the trend of slim de­vices, the Lu­mia 920 is a bit heavy to hold. And like the Lu­mia 900, it has a poly­car­bon­ate uni­body chas­sis with a slightly curved dis­play at the cor­ners. The 4.5-inch ca­pac­i­tive touch dis­play is bright and vi­brant. The neat back with the cam­era lens looks beau­ti­ful. Com­ple­ment­ing the de­sign, the de­vice will be in White and Black as well as bright red and yel­low.

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