The Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8

Nokia launches its flagship handset and its lesser cousin the Lumia 820.

My word, you're a bright young thing!

Nokia is throwing everything behind its latest Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 phones, which are the company’s first official Windows Phone 8 handsets and represent the future form of the company. If the handsets are anything to go by that future looks incredibly bright!

Both handsets are slated to ship “later this year”, which should coincide with the launch of Windows 8 in October.

The new Nokia Lumia 920 packs everything Nokia can cram into it. The 4.5-inch display is a 1280×720 display that uses PureMotion HD+ technology, so it can be read even in direct sunlight. The 920 can also be used when you’re wearing gloves and has an incredibly fast refresh for silky smooth scrolling.

Nokia are also pushing their camera abilities with a Carl Zeiss lens and 8MP sensor. Interestingly, Nokia has thrown in wireless charging too, which when placed on a special pad enables the phone to be charged without a connection.

The phone will also come with a decent 2000mAh battery, though a number of new phones offer capacities at this level, and 32GB of main storage with an SD slot for further expansion.

We’re impressed by the available range of colours. Anyone wanting to get away from dull black and silver will have no problem with the Lumia’s choices of bright yellow and red alongside your standard white, grey and black.

The lower-end Nokia Lumia 820 has a 4.3-inch OLED screen with 800×480 resolution, 8GB of storage, 8MP camera, SD slot, 1650mAh battery and 1.5GHz dual-core processor. Sounds like quite an excellent budget phone.

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