Although the Apple iPhone 5 seems to be the most popular smartphone in the world, not everyone wants to own one. With that being said, there are many great alternatives available on the market in 2013 that can satisfy all of your smartphone needs. In spite of the vast amount of Android powered phones available, there is a different platform that is even more refreshing and offers the user a whole new and more personal experience. The best alternative smartphone to the iPhone 5 at this time is the Nokia Lumia 920, which runs on Windows Phone 8.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is currently only available on AT&T Wireless in the United States but can be purchased unlocked through a number of online dealers to be used on the carrier of your choice. It is an exceptional smartphone that boasts a beautiful and unique design that includes a polycarbonate unibody and a variety of color choices, including black, white, yellow, red, cyan and grey. The device has what is called the best touchscreen on the market today at 4.5 inches. The display is an IPS HD with a screen resolution of 1280 by 768 pixels and a density of 332 pixels per inch. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and features Nokia’s own PureMotion and ClearBlack technology, which creates a visualization of floating images and allows the user to view the screen clearly even in bright sunlight.
As the Lumia 920 runs on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system, it provides the individual with a unique and highly personal user experience. The People Hub is fun and refreshing and allows users to integrate their phone contacts with their Facebook, Twitter and various email accounts. When that is done, all of the contacts appear in the hub, making it easier to locate whomever the individual wants to call or text. In addition, the live tiles are a great deal of fun to behold as they are ever shifting, making the phone stand out against all of those that run on other platforms. Apps of the user’s choice can be pinned to the home screen and sized either small, medium or large. A tile color can also be selected to personalize farther to match the person’s current mood or preference.
The Nokia Lumia 920 does not have a microSD slot for a external expansion like the midrange Windows Phone 8 devices. However, it includes 32GB of internal storage, which should be more than enough for even heavy users. There is also 1GB of RAM and the phone has a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Qualcomm processor, which provides a great deal of punch in terms of power.
As a 4G LTE capable smartphone, the Lumia 920 delivers an excellent user experience and allows for heavy web browsing and streaming of content. However, one of the best aspects of the phone is its camera. It is a shining star and includes the same PureView technology that made up the 41 megapixel camera on the Nokia 808. While the Lumia is only 8.7 megapixels, it is an excellent device for shooting photos in low light and takes exceptional video as well.
The battery is a standard 2000 mAh Lithium-ion ticker that provides the user with up to 10 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby time. The Nokia Lumia 920 is considered to be on the heavy side at 185 grams but is generally a gorgeous phone that offers a wonderful user experience.
This article was written by Andy G