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Just days after we got a chance to check out the Nokia Lumia 920 with Abhishek, we found ourselves at the official launch of the phone at the Trident in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai.

The Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820 will be available in the Indian market starting January 11, 2013 for Rs. 38,199 and Rs. 27,559 respectively. The Nokia Lumia 620 – being positioned as an affordable phone for the youth segment – was also announced at the event but its price will be announced closer to the launch date in February and will possibly depend on the success of its big brothers in India.

We at Real Reviews have been pretty impressed with what we’ve seen of the Nokia Lumia 920 so far. And Nokia officials know they’ve finally got a strong contender to flaunt, which they did with great delight at the launch on Thursday. V Ramnanth, Director of Sales, Nokia India, chuckled happily when asked to comment on the fact that the Nokia Lumia 920 will inevitably be compared with the iPhone 5, adding that such comparisons would be most welcome.

Watch the video above to see snippets from the press conference and hear Ramnath comment on Nokia’s existing fan following and its emphasis on interactive apps.

And Nokia definitely has got it right. A considerable part of the Nokia Lumia 920’s appeal undoubtedly lies in the refreshing Windows 8 OS it sports, but Nokia has also loaded the phone with some fantastic apps that will definitely turn the wavering consumer in the phone’s favor. Here are a few points that I feel gives the Lumia 920 a definite edge –

1. First impressions: The overall look and feel of the phone is a refreshing change. The 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display is brilliant and the Windows 8 Live Tiles is an OS design breakthrough. More about it in the video above

2. Wireless charging: The Nokia Lumia 920 is the first smartphone with integrated wireless charging, a great solution for people constantly on the move or those who like to use battery-consuming apps. You can charge your phone either on a stand or a plate

3. Pureview camera technology and Optical Image Stabilization: The Lumia 920 claims to be the best smartphone for low-light photography thanks to its Pureview camera and Carl Zeiss lens. Cool apps like the CinemaGraph (watch the hands-on video above to see what that is) bring added appeal. The Nokia Lumia 920 can even be fitted with magnetic lens attachments

4. Microsoft Office: Comes pre-installed in the phone and is very, very useful. Abhishek talks about it in detail in his video

There’s of course a lot, lot more but you’ll be hearing and reading about it a lot more in the days to come. If you have any questions, do drop us a line at info@realreviews.in. Comments are welcome below!

4 Responses

  1. ANKUR GHOSH

    nokia has done it …bang on target. but i still feel whether the price point for the lumia 920 is correct or not…i feel its still on the higher side..

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  2. Uttarika Kumaran

    Thanks for your comment, Ankur. Rs.38,199 is pretty decent for a top-of-the-line phone like the Lumia 920, considering the iPhone 5 is selling for roughly Rs.44,000 in the Indian market. But if you’re looking at phones running on the Windows 8 OS, there are definitely cheaper options, including the HTC 8X.

    You could even opt for the lower-priced Lumia 820 but the phone has a lower display quality and no PureView.

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  3. Monty Alexander

    very good operating system, with amazing lots of features… no more words, but its awesome products
    Nokia Lumia 820 Price : Approximate Price 31,699

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  4. Gareth Murchie

    Looks like a pretty good phone. I am planning to upgrade my smart phone soon and will now consider the Lumia 920 thanks to your demonstration.

    Regards,
    Gareth M.

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