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So, the wife and I went to AT&T this morning to check out the phones. They didn't have the 8x out yet, they said it was still in the back getting prepared for display.

I asked to see the 920 without being on the cord, and she brought a black one (said it was the only color in stock) and it actually felt heavier than the one on the cord. Not that it was overly heavy. The reviewers went overboard on the weight IMO..

The weight was roughlt the same as my atrix with the Otterbox commuter series.
I didn't get to play with the OS enough, and they didn't have the phone fully set up so I couldn't even access the internet or app store with it.

The lady I spoke to was very nice and when we said we think we might wait for Black Friday she said that was probably a wise choice...
I asked her about the wireless charging pad, and the info was on the printout next to the phone, but they didn't have any in stock. The manager said that black was the color of the charger, but mumbled something about being able to specify an order for a different color pad if we wanted, I think.

I really did want to see the 8x as well, but with 2 small kids running around and an impatient wife in a crowded phone store, my time was up. I hope to be able to go back alone another day, but we will just have to see.

Anyone have one in hand, or get to play with one they care to share the info about?
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Is there hepatic feedback on the keyboard on the 920?
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Unfortunately, I didn't even get to try that out either....which I really wanted to. Shame huh?

I plan to go to the other AT&T store to find out more about the feel and use of it.
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Well good things come to those who wait right.
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I ended up playing with the 920. Awesome phone. Built like a tank. Rogers store was sold out!
    
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I have my 920 in hand and am loving it! There is NOT hepatic feedback on the keyboard though I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "click" type noise has been feedback enough for me. I tried in vibrate mode just now and still no hepatic feedback and I don't notice any options to change that (yet anyway). The Back, Home, and Search buttons do offer hepatic feedback, however.

I'll agree with you about the weight, it isn't bad at all. Sure if you pick up an iPhone 5 then the 920 you're going to notice, but the build quality and overall feel of the device are superb are more than make up for the device. The low light pictures are ridiculously good, and as some reviews have mentioned the well lit pictures could benefit from a slight software upgrade for the JPEG processing after the picture is taken, but the 900 suffered a similar problem that Nokia easily corrected.

The OS is fast, stable, efficient, and the app market more than suits my needs. Everything I used on my Android is available on the Windows Marketplace so "only" having 100,000 apps or whatever they are up to now is no problem. The Nokia exclusive apps are incredible also and are updated frequently.

I'm still toying with a lot of things so if there are any specific questions then hit me with them and I'll answer as best I can for you.

Oh, and coming from an iPhone or Android, you will benefit greatly from the Nokia exclusive "Transfer Your Data" app that will sync contacts between your phones via bluetooth (granted your AT&T store doesn't have the updated software to do it on their machines like mine didn't). Much easier than doing the Windows Live stuff to get your contacts moved.
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post #7 of 17
I went to a local AT&T store and played around with the 920, beautiful device. I'm waiting to see the 8x in person before making any decisions.
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One of my other concern is that the 1gig ram is just not enough for long term duration use. In addition, new 4.2 android has tons of swipe motions. Coming from windows 8 surface, does windows phone 8 also have gesture type UI? For example, swiping from one direction to another will delete email or archive it etc.
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One of my other concern is that the 1gig ram is just not enough for long term duration use. In addition, new 4.2 android has tons of swipe motions. Coming from windows 8 surface, does windows phone 8 also have gesture type UI? For example, swiping from one direction to another will delete email or archive it etc.
I don't think you have to worry too much about the RAM. Whilst as far as I know there's not a way to view current RAM usage in Windows Phone, I'd bet that it's more frugal with your memory than Android is. It also handles multi-tasking differently. It's just like people worrying about single core CPUs in WP7, when half of the time they gave you an experience just as fast as the dual cores that were then found in top Android phones, with the UI actually being significantly smoother.
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I have my 920 in hand and am loving it! There is NOT hepatic feedback on the keyboard though I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "click" type noise has been feedback enough for me. I tried in vibrate mode just now and still no hepatic feedback and I don't notice any options to change that (yet anyway). The Back, Home, and Search buttons do offer hepatic feedback, however.
I'll agree with you about the weight, it isn't bad at all. Sure if you pick up an iPhone 5 then the 920 you're going to notice, but the build quality and overall feel of the device are superb are more than make up for the device. The low light pictures are ridiculously good, and as some reviews have mentioned the well lit pictures could benefit from a slight software upgrade for the JPEG processing after the picture is taken, but the 900 suffered a similar problem that Nokia easily corrected.
The OS is fast, stable, efficient, and the app market more than suits my needs. Everything I used on my Android is available on the Windows Marketplace so "only" having 100,000 apps or whatever they are up to now is no problem. The Nokia exclusive apps are incredible also and are updated frequently.
I'm still toying with a lot of things so if there are any specific questions then hit me with them and I'll answer as best I can for you.
Oh, and coming from an iPhone or Android, you will benefit greatly from the Nokia exclusive "Transfer Your Data" app that will sync contacts between your phones via bluetooth (granted your AT&T store doesn't have the updated software to do it on their machines like mine didn't). Much easier than doing the Windows Live stuff to get your contacts moved.

Awesome info! Thank you much for posting. I have to agree with you on the weight and quality thing though. My wife, (been on iphone since iphone 3) said that the 920, while heavier, was actually more comfortable to hold and use, especially up to your ear.

I have read so many reviews on this phone so they are kind of washing together. I think WPCENTRAL posted the most detailed and accurate review so far. They mentioned the day time camera shots and such as you did. They said Nokia has acknowledged the short comings in the normal light situations and there should be a firmware update to fix this.

The app deal, I agree. Most apps are never used anyway, the main ones should be there, if not now then shortly they will be.

The haptic feedback....I read a review in the last few days (one of many) so I can't remember which one it was. I think either there is a hidden option to turn that on, or it is going to be in an update from Windows, as is the update to have a notifications bar put into the OS.

Between all these reviews and all my school work, I am kind DUHHH!! So, forgive me on the lack of details.


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One of my other concern is that the 1gig ram is just not enough for long term duration use. In addition, new 4.2 android has tons of swipe motions. Coming from windows 8 surface, does windows phone 8 also have gesture type UI? For example, swiping from one direction to another will delete email or archive it etc.


The 1g of RAM, if on an Android phone, I too would be concerned, but not on iphone or W8P. These OS' are much better optimized and more smooth in comparison to ICS or JB.
As far as swipe, I haven't read, nor experienced anything about that, but my experience is limited. The wife strongly suggested we wait until Black Friday to pick up ours..

I know you didn't ask, but BB10 is supposed to have tons of swipe features. It has the same specs as the Optimus G and is a greatly optimized OS as well. One of the more secure ones too. Even with BB7, I still haven't seen an email interface as good as BB's. Check out crackberry.com.

As a consumer, I really am excited about all the advancements and competition we are seeing in the mobile market right now.

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