Nokia Lumia 920 – Wireless charging
One of the coolest features of the Nokia Lumia 920 is its wireless charging. If you pony up an extra £50 or so for the Wireless Charging Plate or around £60 for the Wireless Charging Pillow by Fatboy (or a whole host of other accessories are available) you can charge the phone by simply placing it on these accessories. You have to put the phone the right way up but aside from that it doesn’t have to be correctly aligned or anything – just plonk it on.
Charging takes a little longer than it would using a normal cable but it should still charge overnight without issue, plus it’s just so darn convenient not to have to scrabble around for a cable or fumble with getting the plug the right way round. We really can’t overstate how nice a feature it is.
Nokia Lumia 920 – Screen
A good screen is a hugely important feature for a modern smartphone so it’s good to see Nokia hasn’t slipped up one bit. At 4.5in from corner to corner, it is a little on the large side but that does seem to be the popular way these days. We at TR – a group of fairly average-sized individuals – found it large enough that it’s too much of a stretch to reach the full expanse of the screen without shuffling around your grip or bringing in a second hand, but your mileage will vary and those used to large phones won’t find issue here.
Plus, the quality of the screen is superb. With a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, it has among the highest pixel densities of any phone currently on the market. The result is that everything looks really sharp and smooth. The LCD panel also produces strong colours yet doesn’t look at all washed out when showing black, creating a really engaging, punchy image. All that and viewing angles are excellent too. In fact, we’d go so far as to say this screen is right up there with the iPhone 5 and HTC 8X for best smartphone screen at the moment.
Nokia is also keen to point out how tough the screen is, with company representatives bashing it on the corners of tables and hitting it with rubber mallets at demonstrations. However, it hasn’t made any specific claims as to why it’s any tougher than any other phone that also uses toughened Gorilla Glass, which is most of them. Drop tests we’ve seen also suggest the polycarbonate chassis is pretty resilient too, so if you’re the clumsy type it may be a good option.
Finally there’s the fact that the screen is super sensitive. It’ll work when wearing even thick gloves – perfect for these winter months – and you can even use a pen or a fingernail to interact with the screen.