I'm an owner of a Lumia 920. I got the yellow one. Since Verizon said f*** you to my unlimited data plan, I sad f*** you to their business and switched to AT&T. Vote with your wallet, right?
Anyways. I have nothing but great things to say about my Lumia except for one:
Do not count build quality as something in favor of this phone.
I read all the reviews, watched all the videos, and figured it was the next best thing to a Nokia Brick. I babied the hell out of it, but did not buy a screen protector or case. Within a couple weeks the back of the phone had a few visible scratches from gently setting the phone down on everyday surfaces. It slipped off my lap one day while I was sitting and fell maybe 18". The top two corners were bent inwards enough to be noticeable. A few days later the phone slipped off a desk, falling maybe 30". The screen completely shattered. A couple weeks later and now the back of the casing was covered in scratches if you angled it in light. Then I started to get unresponsive screen issues. At first it was only one or two seconds at a time. The unresponsiveness slowly grew over the course of a week to minutes and then hours of the screen not working, and then days. Obviously a touch screen phone with no touch is pretty useless, so I filed an insurance claim and had it replaced at my expense.
There is no way for me to know if the problem was Nokia's fault or mine for letting the screen crack,but needless to say, I have been a little bitter over the supposed great build quality. I have a Droid X sitting on my shelf that has seen two years of far greater abuse and come away almost in entirely new condition.
Personally I wonder if the initial phones were built to a higher standard, and once the reviews were all written, Nokia said f*** it, let's make 'em as cheap as we can now.
In every other aspect I have loved the Lumia 920, especially with the blur resistant camera. I have to *try* to take blurry pictures now, and I never worry about lighting conditions with all my settings on auto. Windows Phone 8 is beautiful, smooth, snappy and stylish. Multitasking is fast and effortless. I never find apps closed and reset when I go back to them like on Android. I never get force closes like on Android. I never get random freezes like on Android. The search button I use all the time, even though it's Bing, and the image search is great and only a swipe away. I haven't felt the need to use Google once. I don't know if it's WP8 or the Lumia 920, but the word prediction is amazing. I frequently tap out sentences with just a few letters and the suggestion bar. The low latency screen is fast enough that you can actually type as fast as your fingers move. I can wear gloves with this phone and frequently do. Nokia Drive sometimes gives wrong directions. This can be frustrating. I also dislike the weight and sharp edges after using the phone for this long. I'm in great shape, but after hours of reading, the weight is enough to cause a little aching in my hands, causing me to try left hand use. I find the edges are sharp enough that I'm inclined to use the phone more often in portrait mode than I would otherwise.
At this point I would consider other Windows Phone 8 phones ahead of the Lumia 920. The REAL build quality, un-ergonomic edges and weight just are a little too much to make up for the absolutely gorgeous screen and wonderful camera. Well, maybe.
I do love how often Nokia updates from their firmware and software. Very impressive and I would guess even more frequent than Nexus devices, though I've never owned one.
By the way, Nokia didn't release the 920 on Verizon because they insisted on putting spyware and their s*** apps on it as well only updating when Verizon approved it. I'd be very very wary of trying to use any WP8 device with that travesty of a carrier, and so should you. I hope this little rant helps someone who is considering this phone. Edited by jesh462 - 4/19/13 at 4:22am