SIM Free Unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 Black £200 with code @ Tesco
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SIM Free Unlocked Nokia Lumia 920 Black £200 with code @ Tesco

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Found 26th Sep 2013
Back in stock, black only.
Use code TDX-PWG3 for £20 off.

Red and Yellow now back in stock. Use this link to show all four colours:

tesco.com/dir…920
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149 Comments

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Seems to be around this price on the net i.e. £220 - or have i missed something?

It's the extra code that makes it more attractive. Pretty decent to be honest.

I had it on email alert for new stock and just ordered mine now.

One of those things we mark hot but never buy

Good deal, but please be aware that this comes with "Windows Phone" OS which cannot be removed or replaced.

So if you want to put Android on it you're just better off buying a phone with Android already. A Motorola Razr-i for one example is £50 cheaper than this and is a high quality piece of hardware with a fairly bare bones copy of Android on it. Or a Nexus 4 for £159/£199.

If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically illiterate relative then this might be just for you.

UnoriginalGuy

Good deal, but please be aware that this comes with "Windows Phone" OS … Good deal, but please be aware that this comes with "Windows Phone" OS which cannot be removed or replaced. So if you want to put Android on it you're just better off buying a phone with Android already. A Motorola Razr-i for one example is £50 cheaper than this and is a high quality piece of hardware with a fairly bare bones copy of Android on it. Or a Nexus 4 for £159/£199. If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically illiterate relative then this might be just for you.



What?!?!?

It's a Windows phone. So of course it comes with Windows OS. Or do you just enjoy stating the blindingly obvious.

Good phone. Good OS. Good price. Heat.

I have a Windows Phone. Moved from Android. Great for adults who want well functioning phones, rather than expensive play toys to run Angry Birds.

If the 520 is £65, and 920 is £200.. can the 720 come down in price next?

..need an "average" phone, dev testing purposes y'see.

UnoriginalGuy

Good deal, but please be aware that this comes with "Windows Phone" OS … Good deal, but please be aware that this comes with "Windows Phone" OS which cannot be removed or replaced. So if you want to put Android on it you're just better off buying a phone with Android already. A Motorola Razr-i for one example is £50 cheaper than this and is a high quality piece of hardware with a fairly bare bones copy of Android on it. Or a Nexus 4 for £159/£199. If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically illiterate relative then this might be just for you.



Unoriginal comment from UnoriginalGuy!

Even "older technically illeterate people" can use WP8 easily whilst you cannot say the same with Android with all the widgets and lag and complex interface for a novice user. This coming for someone who has been using an Android nexus S over 2 years.

UnoriginalGuy

If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically … If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically illiterate relative then this might be just for you.



Thanks for making me smile.

It's a great OS with a UI that goes throughout the apps, it never slows down, it has free Microsoft Office, a free offline worldwide satnav (with voice navigation), xbox games, facebook built in (including fb chat within the text messaging), and it has a low light camera that's only beaten by the newer lumia models.

Great deal

UnoriginalGuy

Good deal, but please be aware that this comes with "Windows Phone" OS … Good deal, but please be aware that this comes with "Windows Phone" OS which cannot be removed or replaced. So if you want to put Android on it you're just better off buying a phone with Android already. A Motorola Razr-i for one example is £50 cheaper than this and is a high quality piece of hardware with a fairly bare bones copy of Android on it. Or a Nexus 4 for £159/£199. If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically illiterate relative then this might be just for you.



after a nexus 4 16gb, you know where i can get one gor that price?

If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically … If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically illiterate relative then this might be just for you.



By that logic, you're suggesting that an Android phone does exactly the same things, only it's far more complicated and only young people can cope with it... LOL

The Nexus4 is a good Android phone if that's your bag. Personally I haven't looked back since moving from Android to WinPhone8. Buttery smooth even on fairly low end hardware, the same can't be said for budget Android handsets.

Edited by: "a_user" 26th Sep 2013

Unoriginal=troll

got an email from tesco - getting this ordered for a family friend now...

The HTC 8x is slimmer, lighter and cheaper if you find the 920 is too heavy.

Great phone, owned since Dec. Nokia always produce the best build quality phones, decent OS too but with some limitations.

However, be aware that the battery life is bad, using it to text for an hour could drop 20-30% even with everything such as NFC, Xbox Sync, Bluetooth, Background Tasks etc all turned off.

DudeyGeeza

after a nexus 4 16gb, you know where i can get one gor that price?



The Play Store has sold out (as the Nexus 5 will be out soon) but I believe Tesco still have some as do other phone retailers, just look around.

You might want to get that checked out dwoodsy90, I have all of those same features enabled (except for NFC) on my HTC 8x and it easily lasts a day and then some. Battery life has been even better since the latest update, if I use it heavily it will still get me through until bedtime when I put it on charge. With light to moderate use, it will last a day and a half between charges.

a_user

You might want to get that checked out dwoodsy90, I have all of those … You might want to get that checked out dwoodsy90, I have all of those same features enabled (except for NFC) on my HTC 8x and it easily lasts a day and then some. Battery life has been even better since the latest update, if I use it heavily it will still get me through until bedtime when I put it on charge. With light to moderate use, it will last a day and a half between charges.



I've had it taken back to Nokia, they replaced the shell of the phone (as it was damaged) and the battery free of charge; which has made no difference. I guess it is hit-and-miss if you get one with a good battery life.

dwoodsy90

Great phone, owned since Dec. Nokia always produce the best build quality … Great phone, owned since Dec. Nokia always produce the best build quality phones, decent OS too but with some limitations. However, be aware that the battery life is bad, using it to text for an hour could drop 20-30% even with everything such as NFC, Xbox Sync, Bluetooth, Background Tasks etc all turned off.



Not sure that's normal, my battery life would drop like 10% max for an hour of pretty frequent texting, and that's with background tasks, wifi and xbox sync on, as well as the new glance feature. Maybe you have a slightly defective battery?

FTheK

Not sure that's normal, my battery life would drop like 10% max for an … Not sure that's normal, my battery life would drop like 10% max for an hour of pretty frequent texting, and that's with background tasks, wifi and xbox sync on, as well as the new glance feature. Maybe you have a slightly defective battery?



Probably right, but had it replaced and no change. A hassle to keep on having to send it off to Nokia for 2 weeks for no improvement

Been waiting for it to hit the £200 mark...I'm in. Thanks poster...heat added

UnoriginalGuy

Good deal, but please be aware that this comes with "Windows Phone" OS … Good deal, but please be aware that this comes with "Windows Phone" OS which cannot be removed or replaced. So if you want to put Android on it you're just better off buying a phone with Android already. A Motorola Razr-i for one example is £50 cheaper than this and is a high quality piece of hardware with a fairly bare bones copy of Android on it. Or a Nexus 4 for £159/£199. If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically illiterate relative then this might be just for you.




hahahahaha

First you explain that a Windows phone can only run Windows and not Android. Then you recommend the phone for grandfathers who cannot do anything but push buttons with puzzled expressions on their faces.

Does every Windows phone posted here really deserve this much hate? It's like Google hired people to go round distributing hate for Windows devices....and it normally comes from people who have never used Windows.

For the record, the Nexus is sold out and the camera on the 920 is great for the price. Not to mention that Windows is a smooth operating system. Not everyone needs a million apps. :):)

I got one about a week ago and would totally recommend it, it is quite big though, probably better suited to the big handed amongst us Pros though - Great camera, great screen which is big and very sharp, nippy and easy to learn OS. Having owned all of the big three OS's in the last year and half I did love iOS, but for under half the price of an iPhone I'm dead pleased with my 920. Will definitely keep it for a good year or so. Heat!

920 is excellent phone, especially the camera. There's a lot of moaning about it "being heavy" but it's no heavier than a typical phone of that size in a case, and the reason for the weight is the charging coil. If your arms are so atrophied that you can't handle an extra 30g you can open the phone up and take the coil out. The 920 is the first phone I've ever had where I've not felt the need for a case - even 10 months on it's perfect and unscratched.

Also, the GDR2 update has now been rolled out world-wide for the 920 as of this week which adds many excellent improvements, notably "Data Sense" and the Pro Camera app.

Excellent phone. Excellent OS. Excellent camera. The only shortcoming is that apps tend to come to WP after iOS and Android (but they do come eventually). If you've got an Office 365 account or an Xbox 360 it makes even more sense to go WP.

UnoriginalGuy

Good deal, but please be aware that this comes with "Windows Phone" OS … Good deal, but please be aware that this comes with "Windows Phone" OS which cannot be removed or replaced. So if you want to put Android on it you're just better off buying a phone with Android already. A Motorola Razr-i for one example is £50 cheaper than this and is a high quality piece of hardware with a fairly bare bones copy of Android on it. Or a Nexus 4 for £159/£199. If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically illiterate relative then this might be just for you.



My 5 month old Razri battery is somewhat screwed . I should have rooted it as the amount of things taking control on the phone that task utils can close but re-open as soon as you close them is a joke. The phone is excellent though for the £159 I paid to three for a (sim free xt-890) only relegated a little by my HTC one and the 920 ( 920 just co's it's 1 week old new toy, till i get bored which is approaching fast )

Anyone getting the 920 and syncing contacts with Google. YOU CAN'T have custom phone labels with any of the Nokia WP8 phones (I suspect all WP8 phones from all manufacturers)

Examples

store 1 number for DAD
store a 2nd number for DAD (same contact)

These appear in phone as Call Mobile 1 (with the number below)

and Call mobile 2

In google/gmail/contacts these would appear like

http://i.imgur.com/ROA4Qv5.png

If you added another Mobile number in Google then sync it will not appear in the lumia 920 as Call mobile 3

If you use the Main label in Google it will not show in the 920 after sync.

You cannot use the Custom label TAG in Google either as after sync the number will simply not show up in the 920 phonebook.

*********

I tested a few yesterday before getting company

google phone labels that don't work with windows phone

[x]= does not show in 920 phonebook [y]= shows

main [x]

Mobile [y] but can only have 2 mobile entries a 3rd will simply not show (reads as call mobile and call mobile 2)


work [y] call work

home [y] call home

pager [y] call pager

Custom [x]


Edited by: "dontasciime" 26th Sep 2013

UnoriginalGuy

If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically … If you actually want Windows Phone for a much older technically illiterate relative then this might be just for you.



There are young and middle aged technically illiterate people too. "Much older technically illiterate" have been doing just fine with basic phones, as do the majority of the population.
It was actually middle aged-older people who made this technology possible. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs weren't exactly spring chickens at either.

Just bought x2 genuine nokia cases for my new 920 due in tomorrow! Done a bit of home work and they seem to get good reviews....was'nt sure what colour to go for so went for the grey & a red. £5.53 each with free delivery

Nokia CC-1043 Soft Cover for Lumia 920 - Red - amazon.co.uk

how is the voice qual on the Lumia's - have heard mixed reviews from people? thnx

merk25

You speak as if you are gonna use an Android phone to send a rocket into … You speak as if you are gonna use an Android phone to send a rocket into space all by yourself aha. At the end of the day, everything is a piece of silicon and everyone has different needs. 2 years ago I was interested in tinkering with my phone (installing custom ROMs, adding widgets, setting up homescreens) etc and got a Nexus S(my first android) at half price and I loved it but as time went by I grew out of it as I wanted something that just works without me messing with it all the time. Got the 920 last week from Tesco and love it. It is simple to use and just works except for few niggles like volume settings, lack of notifications, tapping on the screen every time to check battery/signal status and the time it takes to access wifi on/off and mobile data on/off. I can live with it and most of the above will be fixed in future updates within the next couple of months.



The difference is that Windows Phone and iOS are like playing in the kiddy area. You can do whatever you're allowed to do by Microsoft/Apple respectively and nothing more. Install what they say, do what they say, and wait for them to feed you more flexibility at their pace.

While Android isn't perfect, I do know that if I ever ran into a problem or issue I'd be able to find a solution to it because the freedom is infinite. Take an app like Tasker, it just doesn't and couldn't exist on Windows Phone. I use Tasker daily to change my phone state, boot up PCs, and other things, something I'd be unable to do on any other popular mobile platform.

Android is easy enough for a novice user to use but goes deep enough so you could use it in a rocket if you needed to (and in fact some people have done just that). Windows Phone is an iOS clone but with even less freedom yet still, and no apps to make that loss of freedom worthwhile.

I love the visual design of Windows Phone and the responsiveness is undeniable. But the ecosystem is terrible. You'll sit around and wait for big brother to fix all your problems in the next update instead of finding a problem and being able to address it yourself instantly.

yoshi46

Just bought x2 genuine nokia cases for my new 920 due in tomorrow! Done a … Just bought x2 genuine nokia cases for my new 920 due in tomorrow! Done a bit of home work and they seem to get good reviews....was'nt sure what colour to go for so went for the grey & a red. £5.53 each with free delivery 8)Nokia CC-1043 Soft Cover for Lumia 920 - Red - amazon.co.uk




They are not really that nice imo (the phone looks better without as it should but with this sytle of cover no wow factor ) it does however make the phone look even bulkier. This is all subjective though. I bought 1 grey for £4.95 was tempted to buy the twinpack blue+ red for £8.95 delivered




Edited by: "dontasciime" 26th Sep 2013

UnoriginalGuy

While Android isn't perfect, I do know that if I ever ran into a problem … While Android isn't perfect, I do know that if I ever ran into a problem or issue I'd be able to find a solution to it because the freedom is infinite. Take an app like Tasker, it just doesn't and couldn't exist on Windows Phone. I use Tasker daily to change my phone state, boot up PCs, and other things, something I'd be unable to do on any other popular mobile platform. Android is easy enough for a novice user to use but goes deep enough so you could use it in a rocket if you needed to (and in fact some people have done just that). Windows Phone is an iOS clone but with even less freedom yet still, and no apps to make that loss of freedom worthwhile.



I wish all reviewers would think this way:

Pros
* Great Price
* Great Camera
* 32GB of Storage

Cons
* Cannot boot PCs
* Cannot be used in NASA Rockets

Edited by: "MA3STRO" 26th Sep 2013

32gb is a con not a pro

Especially when it's 29Gb with 1.9Gb for system. It's not on separate memory to the phone. An F reset you lose everything.


Edited by: "dontasciime" 26th Sep 2013

Is this a backward way of saying that the phone doesn't have a micro-sd card slot?

When there are phones being sold with 4GB, 8GB and 16GB of storage, I'd say 32GB is a pro. A full reset of an apple phone also loses everything so I don't know what your point is.

bulktrans

how is the voice qual on the Lumia's - have heard mixed reviews from … how is the voice qual on the Lumia's - have heard mixed reviews from people? thnx



Why do you like the sound of your own voice? No seriously it's very good on my 820.

I don't have the time anymore to get android just how I like it (that'll never happen as there's literally too many customisation options) The novelty of the flexible easy going **** that is android has well and truly worn off, this windows phone malarcky seems to be the happy medium between gestapo apple methods of control and slutty "do what you want, I don't give a ****" attitude of google.

I'm down to the decision these days:

- will my phone let me listen to my pirated downloads - movies/music/other?

- will it WORK!? as a phone that is - making and receiving calls!!

- do I need to corrupt my computer with iTunes Malware for it to run?

- will it last a day of charge at least even if I want to take it out my pocket?

- Does it have GPS that's good enough for the 3 times a year I might actually need it?

- Does it have a connector that was offered up as the industry standard for mobiles and adopted by all but a few a-hole manufacturers?

- Can it browse the internet with reasonable ease?

I'm really leaning towards windows phone in a big way, may hold off for the higher res screen round the corner, though £200 doesn't seem that expensive for a phone with some of the best standard specs I need, a decent camera and it looks so nice too.




I owned 3 different iPhones over 4.5 years, then a Nokia 820 for 8 months then finally went to Android with a HTC One.
Love it, the amount you can do is fantastic compared to the other 2.
However, iOS just works and WP8 is refreshing and has some great features.
But, until they catch up or atleast relax their ecosystem a bit, I shall not be switching back to either.

cheap case with stylus screen protector and dust plug,only this price in turquoise .
ebay.co.uk/itm…901

awday

cheap case with stylus screen protector and dust plug,only this price in … cheap case with stylus screen protector and dust plug,only this price in turquoise .http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GRIP-S-LINE-SILICONE-GEL-CASE-COVER-FOR-NOKIA-LUMIA-920-FREE-SCREEN-PROTECTOR-/400573626901



That case would have been a fine option if it didn't have that dark blue S splashed across the back.

I went for this case for my black 920;
ebay.co.uk/itm…899?var=630068397509&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
It goes to the edge of screen, and has a good fit. Not bad for £2.25 - though there are clearly even cheaper options out there if you really go searching

Can't spend ages commenting as have a few things to do but.......

If you have battery issues, it may just be a single app casuing the problem - I have a Samsung Ativ S, battery life incredible (for a smartphone) but I installed a particular app and after a while, not immediately, battery plummeted to the point of almost 20% per hour discharge. I checked/rechecked/unchecked all usual connection settings etc to no avail. Did a soft reset. No good. Uninstalled and reinstalled the app then uninstalled again to find that when I uninstalled my usage went back down to 0.5% per hour or upwards dependant on use.

So, it may just be one app that has caused a power problem. Some were renowned, such as Whatsapp, and needed a reinstall to resolve.

For those concerned about syncing Google contacts, consider leaving Googles spying clutches and move all contacts to Hotmail/Outlook and let them sync with Skydrive, because Microsoft won't farm your emails and contacts in the disgraceful way Google does. They both do the same thing - store your contacts - just Microsoft do it more transparently and the process of moving between phones (I have done this three times recently) is super easy, super smooth.

Voice dialling great - "Call wife home", "Text daughter mobile" etc - no probs.

Finally, I have plenty experience of Android from the past, have recently bought and rooted and rom'd Nexus 4's for wife and daughter - lovely little phones but a PITA to try to set up or to navigate menus etc compared to WP8. In contrast, set up a Lumia 520 for my mates wife in no time at all, despite her being completely new to smartphones, and she's off and running and loving it with just a few minutes to show her the basics.

You can't do that with an Android device to someone with little experience.
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