Nokia Lumia 920
The paint was wearing off my Sony Ericsson Xperia, thanks to keeping it in my pocket with car key and coins. It is almost two years old. Its still running, but slowing down. As the date got close when my contract was due for renewal, I decided to look for a new smartphone. It has to be a smartphone as I cannot see myself going without some basic things. High on my list of essentials is a good camera. So I consulted a talented professional photographer Eirik. Which smartphone has the best camera? His opinion was clear. No1 is HTC One. No 2 is Nokia Lumia 920. The rest, including iPhone 5, comes third. I suppose most smartphone cameras are good with regards to bright light photography. Its in the low light category where the smartphone cameras that are outstanding have to fight it out. I bought my Xperia because of its slim body, clean lines and its low-light capabilities. The downside of buying HTC One is its price. It costs $270 more than Lumia 920 (S$199) under the same plan. But Lumia is a Windows Phone with a small store of apps. In addition I will have to learn new smartphone ways unless I buy an Android. So after doing the due diligence and watching many phone fights on YouTube, I was no closer to making a decision. However on Monday, I kept thinking of Lumia 920 while half asleep in bed at dawn. Must be all the videos I watched the night before. Since this is not a life and death decision, and since my left brain could not make a decision, I let the more intuitive right brain take over. I bought the Lumia 920 on Monday afternoon. I surprised myself at my willingness to risk crossing the line from Android to Windows. There are less apps but I do not need that much apps and never liked playing games. The basic functions of a phone, the camera, notes, calender-planner, timer, music, Bible and some surfing are what I use the smartphone for on most days. I must say that so far I do like the Windows Phone and the Nokia Lumia 920 experience.