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Nokia Lumia 920 – first impressions

We get up close and personal with Nokia’s Windows 8-powered flagship

Nokia launched the Lumia 920 today, amid a great deal of fanfare and an appearance by bellowing Microsoft top dog Steve Ballmer. Once our ears had recovered from his foghorn-esque speech, we went to have a closer look at the phone.

The reps wouldn’t let any journalists physically touch the device (well, they don’t know where we’ve been, we suppose), but it certainly looks the part. Thin, sleek and with possibly the best screen we’ve seen on a new phone since the iPhone 4’s Retina Display, it exudes the quality required of a flagship device.

Shame they wouldn’t let us give it the “twist test” Nokia’s Kevin Shields mentioned earlier when extolling its toughness.

One of the Lumia 920’s big draws is its cable-free charging, and we saw it placed on a couple of devices. First was Nokia’s own charger stand, which can be set to open a particular app – for instance the music player – automatically every time the phone is placed on it.

Then there’s the JBL PowerUp, a charger that doubles as a wireless speaker. Looks nice, but we don’t really know how it sounds or how much it costs.

We’ll bring you our definitive opinion on the Nokia Lumia 920 as soon as we’re sent a sample.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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Computing, mobile, audio, smart home