Windows Phone 8 is probably the most anticipated OS in the world at the moment. From what we have seen of it, it looks a vast improvement over the version 7 or 7.5 launched earlier. WP 8 is slated to take Windows Phone to the next level and our initial impressions are very positive. So far though the only devices which ran Windows Phone 8 were the HTC 8X and 8S in India. However, Nokia which is a major player when it comes to Windows Phone devices has given the Indian people something to cheer about now as it launched the Lumia 920, 820 and 620 today.
Lumia 920 is the successor to not so successful Lumia 900, a device that promised a lot but failed to really deliver. The phone is prices at about Rs. 37,000 which is about 3,000 more than the HTC 8X which is readily available in the market today. However, the Lumia 920 has a lot going for itself over the 8X as it comes with a bigger screen and above all a much better Camera as compared to the HTC counterpart. If you are interested in ordering the Lumia 920, here is the link from the popular site Flipkart which promises to deliver the phone to your doorstep.We really do like this device in ceramic white color. The only downside to the device is that it packs quite a chunky bit of hardware and the poly carbonate body does not feel as impressive in hand as the soft touch feel on the 8X. The phone is fairly heavy around 6 ounces. So if you want a sleek and slim device the Lumia 920 may not be your best bet.
(In picture: Lumia 820)
The Lumia 820 is the successor to the vastly successful Lumia 800. The device though has a much bigger screen at about 4.3 inches as compared to the 3.7 inch screen on the Lumia 800. It also runs the same dual core processor as the Lumia 920. So if you are looking for a device slightly cheaper than the 920, the 820 will be a great bet. It packs the same features as the Lumia 920 though in a slightly smaller screen. The link to find this device on Flipkart is this. The device is available for a 10 grand cheaper at Rs. 27,000.
Lumia 620 is the cheapest of the lot. Though there have been no official announcement made regarding the price, we do expect that Nokia will price it very aggressively around the Rs. 15 K mark. The device would have the smallest screen of the three devices and is expected to give the existing mid range devices a run for the money.
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