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Old 16th March 2013, 17:25   #826
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Is there any way you can get the phone to work as a modem (thru' the USB cable; not tethering).
As Vikram mentioned, it is not possible unless you jail-break. If you are using a desktop and does not have a wireless, a better option would be to buy a wireless dongle and use the tethering. There are a lot of products in ebay starting from the 350 range.

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The navigation is pretty good and yes it is voice enabled and completely offline except when you need to find a POI. The offline maps have most of the POI's, but for the ones that it does not have the app goes online.

I cant say how they are compared to Garmin/Tom Tom as I have not used those two.

The offline navigation app was exclusive to the Lumias earlier, but it is available for all WP8 devices and has been rebranded as Here Maps, Here Drive etc.
Let me add a disclaimer on Here Maps. They don't seem to be available for India region yet. I just migrated to 8X and I cannot access store links for Here Maps/Drive/Transit from the phone.

Also, my new phone is not yet recognized in windowsphone.com yet. It still shows my WP7 as the only phone linked to my live id. I've tried everything including hard reset but no luck so far. Lets see if support folks can suggest something different. They've escalated the issue to next level.

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Old 16th March 2013, 17:54   #827
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Let me add a disclaimer on Here Maps. They don't seem to be available for India region yet. I just migrated to 8X and I cannot access store links for Here Maps/Drive/Transit from the phone.
I stand corrected, The Here navigation apps are not available for all WP8 phone in India as of now. They are available for the Lumias though.
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Old 16th March 2013, 18:12   #828
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Thanks for the headsup Vikram. Which Lumia are you using? How long does the battery last you?
I'm totally sold on the finish and build quality of the Nokia 920 for now, but not sure if a close to 40K spend is really worth it just yet.
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Old 16th March 2013, 19:50   #829
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Thanks for the headsup Vikram. Which Lumia are you using? How long does the battery last you?
I'm totally sold on the finish and build quality of the Nokia 920 for now, but not sure if a close to 40K spend is really worth it just yet.
I'm using a white Lumia 920. Good phone in my opinion but a little bit on the heavier side. The battery with moderate usage lasts me about 1.25 days. To be completely honest the price is a very subjective matter. So price wise only you can decide. . Build quality wise the phone is rock solid. My 2 year old son dropped my phone from a height of about 2 feet on it's back and touch wood, not even a scratch.

PS: I don't believe in cases and covers. No screen protector also.

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While not user replaceable, it still is a bit disappointing to know that Nokia blessed the 720 over the 82x and 920 in the battery area.

520 --> 4" --> 1430mAh(Li-ion)
...
620 --> 3.8" --> 1300mAh(Li-ion)
720 --> 4.3" --> 2000mAh (Li-ion, not user replaceable)
820 --> 4.3" --> 1650mAh (Li-ion)
822 --> 4.3" --> 1800mAh (Li-po)
920 --> 4.5" --> 2000mAh (Li-ion. not user replaceable)
Battery capacity might be higher, but they power bigger displays. Most battery numbers are quoted as either 'talktime' or 'music playtime'. What is the 'video playtime' for each models? I feel that would be right number to look for.

Edit: Found video playback time numbers on http://blog.gsmarena.com/category/battery-tests/:
Lumia 520: 4.8h*
Lumia 620: 6.32 h
Lumia 720: 8.3h*
Lumia 820: 6.25h
Lumia 920: 6.19h
* from http://www.phonearena.com.

One more point, WP8 support will end on July 8th 2014. So is Microsoft planning WP9 or shutting down phone business?
Source: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecyc...ilter=FilterNO

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Old 20th March 2013, 15:25   #831
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The wait for the Lumia 520 and 720 is coming to an end soon.

http://tech2.in.com/news/smartphones...n-india/837112
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So which one is a better deal now? The price difference between the 520 and 620 is 4k. Does the difference in feature justify the price hike? Or rather let me ask it this way: Is it worth paying 4k extra for the Nokia 620 over the 520?
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Is it worth paying 4k extra for the Nokia 620 over the 520?
520 would cost ~10K, 620 ~15K, 720 ~20K, 820 ~25K & 920 ~35K.

Additions in 620 over 520 (for ~5K more):
+ Front camera
+ Flash for rear camera
+ Better battery life (though with lesser battery)
+ NFC
+ More display sensors (proximity, sunlight, etc)
+ More Bluetooth profiles
+ Better GPS
+ LCD, ClearBlack display
- Smaller screen

Additions in 720 over 620: (for ~5K more):
+ Bigger screen
+ Gorilla glass
+ IPS, ClearBlack display
+ Better battery life
+ Better rear camera
+ Better front camera
+ Wireless charging

Additions in 820 over 720 (for ~5K more):
+ AMOLED, ClearBlack display
+ 4G LTE
+ Better processor
+ Higher RAM (512MB more)
+ Better rear camera
+ Dual LED flash
+ Full HD video recording
- No Gorilla glass
- Lesser battery life
- Lesser front camera
- Heavier (though same size)

Additions in 920 over 820 (for ~10K more):
+ Bigger screen
+ WXGA resolution
+ Gorilla glass
+ IPS
+ Higher pixel density
+ Better rear camera
+ Better front camera
+ Higher storage
- No expandable storage
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Old 20th March 2013, 20:49   #834
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520 would cost ~10K, 620 ~15K, 720 ~20K, 820 ~25K & 920 ~35K.

Additions in 620 over 520 (for ~5K more):
+ Front camera
+ Flash for rear camera
+ Better battery life (though with lesser battery)
+ NFC
+ More display sensors (proximity, sunlight, etc)
+ More Bluetooth profiles
+ Better GPS
+ LCD, ClearBlack display
- Smaller screen

Additions in 720 over 620: (for ~5K more):
+ Bigger screen
+ Gorilla glass
+ IPS, ClearBlack display
+ Better battery life
+ Better rear camera
+ Better front camera
+ Wireless charging

Additions in 820 over 720 (for ~5K more):
+ AMOLED, ClearBlack display
+ 4G LTE
+ Better processor
+ Higher RAM (512MB more)
+ Better rear camera
+ Dual LED flash
+ Full HD video recording
- No Gorilla glass
- Lesser battery life
- Lesser front camera
- Heavier (though same size)

Additions in 920 over 820 (for ~10K more):
+ Bigger screen
+ WXGA resolution
+ Gorilla glass
+ IPS
+ Higher pixel density
+ Better rear camera
+ Better front camera
+ Higher storage
- No expandable storage
Excellent summary mate. That is really helpful for anybody to make a decision. The 720 looks really exciting and I would prefer it over the 820.

I am personally using a 920 since a month now and its the best phone I have used till now. Earlier I was using the Iphone 4S and have tried a lot of phones before. WP8 should hopefully bring Nokia and Microsoft back in the game. I am totally satisfied and just waiting for the next WP8 update (Blu).
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Old 21st March 2013, 10:10   #835
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My Omnia W was updated to WP 7.8 today. Now the OS version reads 7.10.8862.144. I think the earlier version was 7.10.8862.8. The update happened in 4 version upgrades and took about an hour.
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So which one is a better deal now? The price difference between the 520 and 620 is 4k. Does the difference in feature justify the price hike? Or rather let me ask it this way: Is it worth paying 4k extra for the Nokia 620 over the 520?
DEJAVU!
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ml#post2979309 (The Windows Phone Thread)

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520 would cost ~10K, 620 ~15K, 720 ~20K, 820 ~25K & 920 ~35K.

Additions in 620 over 520 (for ~5K more):
+ Front camera
+ Flash for rear camera
+ Better battery life (though with lesser battery)
+ NFC
+ More display sensors (proximity, sunlight, etc)
+ More Bluetooth profiles
+ Better GPS
+ LCD, ClearBlack display
- Smaller screen
Nice summary thanks.
So there is some actual difference between 520 and 620 as compared to 510 vs 610
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Are you able to switch calls like receive a 2nd call while on the phone already? I am facing an issue and it looks like several others have reported it too without a resolution so far.

http://forums.wpcentral.com/nokia-lu...l-waiting.html
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No problems with call waiting or call switching here.
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I just got my Yellow Lumia 920 last week, much to the amusement of friends and family . I felt that it resembled the Lamborghini theme for some reason , but others think it looks toy-ish. I've been enjoying this phone to the core. Everything is fantastic, from the screen quality/touch sensitivity, super slick windows UI, and seamless integration with other windows/microsoft products.

Now if they can just get more apps in that app-store, things would be complete.

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Are you able to switch calls like receive a 2nd call while on the phone already? I am facing an issue and it looks like several others have reported it too without a resolution so far.

http://forums.wpcentral.com/nokia-lu...l-waiting.html
+1 to vikram_d. No problems whatsoever for me too, with call handling or switching.

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I just got my Yellow Lumia 920 last week, much to the amusement of friends and family . I felt that it resembled the Lamborghini theme for some reason , but others think it looks toy-ish. I've been enjoying this phone to the core. Everything is fantastic, from the screen quality/touch sensitivity, super slick windows UI, and seamless integration with other windows/microsoft products.

Now if they can just get more apps in that app-store, things would be complete.
Congratulations KarthikK on your Lumia 920. I've been using a yellow Lumia 820 for the past 1 month. I really love the UI, very fluid.

Only issue I have is that, I'm unable to login into my Nokia Music account. It's showing a error saying 'There's a problem reaching the music service. Try again in a moment'. Have been trying since 20 days to no avail. Any solution?
Or do I need to take it to Nokia Care?
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