Nokia has been very busy these past few months improving and expanding their Lumia smartphone product line. Just last week the Finnish company announced two more Windows Phone 8 devices at the 2013 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain – the Lumia 720 and the Lumia 520.
But before these two new handsets reach local stores, Nokia Philippines is already paving the way for these Lumias by announcing the availability of the Windows Phone 8-powered Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and the Lumia 620.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is the company’s current flagship model. It is powered by 1.5GHz dual-core Krait processor on a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset. The Krait processor is complimented by 1GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has the biggest screen among the three Lumias at 4.5 inches with the company’s ClearBlack display technology. The screen is of the IPS LCD type and has a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixel with a pixel density of 332 ppi which is higher than the iPhone 5 (326ppi) or the Galaxy S3 (233ppi). The display is protected by the latest generation of Corning’s Gorilla Glass panel.
At the back of the device is an 8MP camera equipped with Nokia’s PureView technology, which when paired with the phone’s Carl Zeiss optics and other features such as image stabilization, autofocus and a LED flash, allows the Lumia 920 to capture crisp and vibrant images without losing detail. The phone’s camera is also capable of capturing HD videos (1080p) with video stabilization.
For fans of self-portraits and video calls, you need not worry as the 920 is equipped with a 1.3MP front facing camera.
Next on the list is the Nokia Lumia 820. Designed for mid-range to upper-tier consumer groups, the 820 has a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen with resolution of 400 x 80 pixels and a pixel density of 217 ppi. Just like its big brother, the 820 is also equipped with Nokia’s ClearBlack display.
It is powered by 1.5GHz dual-core processor complimented by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. If you think 8GB of memory won’t be enough, the phone’s memory can be expandable to 64GB via a microSD card slot.
The Lumia 820 also has an 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging and autofocus. It can capture 1080p videos at 30 frames per second with video stabilization. There’s a front-facing VGA camera again, for self-portraits and making video calls.
And last but not the least is the Nokia Lumia 620. The Lumia 620 is the most affordable among the three phones and was designed as an entry-level WP8 phone. But don’t be deceived by this humble description as this phone packs features that makes it stand out among similar phones in this price range.
The device has a 3.8-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 246 pixels per inch, again featuring Nokia’s ClearBlack technology. It’s powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor on a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset which is complimented by 512MB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage. And just like the Lumia 820, this phone supports microSD expansion.
The Lumia 620 has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus, geo-tagging and LED flash. It can capture 720p videos at 30 frames per second. At the front of the phone sits a VGA camera for video calls and self-portraits.
All three phones sports the usual assortment of smartphone features such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n standards, Bluetooth v3+, accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass and A-GPS support with GLONASS. And of course, these three will have the usual mix of Nokia-developed Windows Phone apps such as Nokia Maps Nokia City Lens, Nokia Smart Shoot and Nokia Drive.
If you’re interested in getting any of these 3 WP8 phones, the Lumia 820 and Lumia 620 are already available at Abenson for around P20,000 and P11,000 respectively. As for the Lumia 920, the Abenson representative I’ve talked to that they’re just waiting for stocks to come in and people should expect pricing to be around P33,000 probably by April 2013.
I’ve been a regular shopper of Abensons for the last 3 years and I’ve bought several appliances, a digital camera, 2 netbooks, an iPod touch from this store and in terms of customer service, delivery and repair (in worst-case scenarios), I’ve never been disappointed with their service.
And in terms of convenience, this store allows installment purchases at 0% interest through various credit card companies giving consumers flexibility when it comes to payments. They also partner with specific credit card providers and give exclusive discounts and deals when you buy an item from them. And with over 75 stores nationwide, it doesn’t matter whether you’re living in Metro Manila, North or South Luzon, Visayas or in Mindanao, because they’ve got you covered. J
If you want to experience these awesome Lumia phones, just drop by your nearest Abenson store.
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