In today’s smartphone competition, the Nokia Lumia 920 is one of the more popular handsets in the Windows Phone ecosystem. Not only that, it is one of the two top-tier handsets in the platform along with the HTC Windows Phone 8X and is said to be the handset of choice among many of the fanboys of the platform. And to top it all off, the current flagship device of the Finnish smartphone manufacturer has already gotten the Portico update, the first update for Windows Phone 8, a couple of days back which has resolved the issues associated with the OS such as random freezes and restarts.
Because of the impressive components, and by extension impressive capabilities, of the Nokia Lumia 920, the handset has become so popular not only in US shores but in other territories as well. In fact, the handset has become such a big hit in China that when the handset first made its debut in shelves in the Chinese mainland, it immediately got sold out in just a matter of two hours.
As of the moment, the Windows Phone operating system from Microsoft currently has a 3% market share in China and this could only go higher if the strong performance of the Nokia Lumia 920 in the country continues. However, it looks to be the case here because the handset is continuing its strong performance in the Chinese smartphone market. As a proof, just a couple of days back, the second batch of Nokia Lumia 920 handsets hit the shelves of the Nokia flagship store in Shanghai and as expected, long lines of prospective buyers were once again seen outside the store. And to top it all off, the yellow version of the Nokia Lumia 920 sold out in just 20 minutes – a testament to the growing popularity of the Nokia flagship device among our Chinese smartphone-crazed brethren.
This strong showing of the Nokia Lumia 920 4G along with the popularity it has gained is not surprising anymore given the lengths the Finnish manufacturer went through to ensure that the handset exceeds expectations. Announced back in September but only hit the shelves in November, the Nokia Lumia 920 has dimensions of 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm and it tips the scales at a rather hefty 185 grams.
Under the hood, the Nokia Lumia 920 runs Windows Phone 8 for its operating system which happens to be the latest iteration of the Microsoft mobile operating system. This is powered by the handset’s QualComm MSM8960 SnapDragon chipset which comes with a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and a full gigabyte of RAM. As for its storage space, the handset comes with a very generous 32GB of onboard storage while its display is a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack-powered IPS TFT panel with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. As for its camera department, the Nokia Lumia 920 features a main 8MP shooter at its back panel while its front bezel houses the handset’s 1.3MP snapper.