The Lumia bros are out! Meet Lumia 820 and Lumia 920

Nokia unveils new Lumia 920, 820 smartphones

Rumours have turned out to be true. After days of anticipation, Nokia has finally unveiled the first two smartphones of the Windows Phone 8 family, the Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 at the New York event earlier today. The purported images of the two devices were leaked earlier this week and the rumours finally came true as the same devices were pulled off the curtain at the Nokia and Microsoft event today.

Since I watched the whole event via the Nokia Live Stream, I couldn't bring out any words to describe the hell of an experience I had in seeing the glorious two phones emerge. It was so awesome and nonetheless, the phones are superb in all angles. Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 are the newest phones in the Lumia family and the first Windows Phone 8 devices from the company. Both have dual core processors. Lumia 920 has earned it's position as the flagship device of the company with tons of features including the much anticipated PureView technology and a lot more Nokia tech. Let me describe the two phones separately, for your convenience.

The sibling - Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820
Lumia 820 is very like the Lumia 920 except that it has a smaller size and display and a little short of features but not big ones. Still, Lumia 820 is a powerhouse among the Windows Phone 8 devices. The Lumia 820  features a 4.3-inch, 800-by-400 display, built-in NFC, a 1650 mAh battery, Nokia location services like City Lens, and Nokia Music. Unlike the 920, however, the Lumia 820 will include removable shells, which will allow you to switch out the color of the phone's back panel - red, yellow, gray, white, black, cyan, or purple. Some of those covers will support wireless charging, Shields said. Thus, it's a funky new Lumia from Nokia favouring all those who can afford it at a lesser price but with great and awesome features.

What's more, the Lumia 820 includes an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash, and full HD 1080p video capture at 30 fps. There is also a front-facing VGA camera (for all who waited for this feature). There's 1GB of RAM, 8GB of memory, and 7GB of free SkyDrive storage. There's of course, an expandable storage slot upto 32GB. So much to end up in features. You can view a full list of specs here.  Also, you can take a look at the Lumia 820 on Nokia's website here.

Now, let's jump to the king of Windows Phones, the Lumia 920.

The King of Kings - Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920 handson the dualcore, HD Windows Phone 8 flagship to take on the beasts
The pretty new King of all phones -- the Lumia 920. Source: Engadget
Lumia 920 is the best what Nokia has to offer at the event. Sporting a 4.5-inch curved display, Lumia has brought back the uniqueness in the new Lumia devices too. Interestingly, the WXGA IPS LCD display that boasts what Nokia called PureMotion HD+, which the company said is "better than HD resolution." That includes blur-free scrolling; "scroll through an email or webpage [and] the text stays crystal sharp," said Jo Harlow, head of Nokia's mobile phones business. Moreover, Kevin Shields, a senior VP claims the Lumia 920 has the fastest LCD display ever shipped on a smartphone. One of the device's features include the ability to navigate the touch screen while wearing gloves; "it detects bare skin and gloves," he said, for a phone "that fits more naturally into your life."

Nokia adds Qi wireless charging tech to new Lumia phones, we go handson
What do you say on seeing this pic? Giving a comfort to the new Lumia. Well, the pillow is actually charging the phone. ;)
Summing these things together, I can proclaim that it is the most innovative smartphone in the world till now. But we can't stop now as we've went a little only though the amazing features of the flagship device.

The Nokia 920 features PureView technology, which Harlow said will capture 5-10 times the amount of light of any competitors' smartphone cameras via a "floating lens technology that surpasses the optical image stabilization system of most digital SLRs." The Lumia 920 includes an 8.7-megapixel rear-facing camera and full 1080p HD video capture at 30 fps. There is a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera with 720p HD video capture.

According to him,
The technology reacts to the minute movements in your hand to balance the lens, so the shutter can stay open longer, and more light means brighter, clearer images without flash, even indoors and at night," Harlow said. "The Nokia Lumia 920 also replaces your HD camcorder because another benefit of this floating lens technology is that the lens is stabilized for taking smooth and professional-looking video.

Nokia Lumia 920The Lumia 920 will run a 1.5-GHz, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and features a 2000 mAh battery, which Harlow said is the largest battery Nokia has ever installed in a smartphone. There's 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of memory with 7GB of free SkyDrive storage. Combined with Windows Phone 8, undoubtedly   the Lumia 920 will provide "the fastest and most responsive smartphone user experience there is while being up to 30 percent more battery efficient than quad-core alternatives." Looking at the misses, the only one I see is the lack of an expandable storage option but 32GB is a way lot enough for me and for most users.

While considering the apps and accessories, there is still a lot to talk. Nokia has plugged in an efficient and easy Mapping system to both Lumia devices. It can provide offline maps and can calculate the time to reach your destination. Nokia Drive will provide free, voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation.

Nokia has implemented the NFC very well in the Lumia 920. Nokia executives showed various demoes at the event among which, one of the most notable ones were wireless charging combined with NFC. If your smartphone runs out of juice, the Lumia 920 supports wireless charging. Harlow pointed to a recharging pillow from Fatboy, while Shields featured a line of speakers from JBL. Using NFC, Lumia 920 users can tap their smartphone on the JBL speaker and music playing on the smartphone will start playing on the speaker. Once music is transferred, place the Lumia 920 atop the JBL speaker and the phone will charge. Cool, ain't it?

Looking at the build quality, both Lumia devices, especially, the Lumia 920 has a solid, intuitive design which preserves the uniqueness of the Lumia family whilst keeping it hardcore, highly resistive and light-weighted. The same poly-carbonate material wraps up the Lumia 920 giving it a rugged protection and also colors that won't scratch of easily.

There are still a lot more features loaded with the Lumia 920. To see them all, you can check out here.

You can also check out the Lumia 920 at Nokia's website here.

If you've read this far and understood clearly about the new Lumia devices, there's no need to mention how great these devices are. Most surely, these are the best smartphones till date and I can say that with great confidence. The fluid and elegant Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 can most probably bring up Nokia's hopes as well as the Windows Phone family unless the world doesn't give Nokia a second chance. If you are an android fan or an iOS, you must try this for damn sure and then judge the phones. Most of you guys simply abuses the Windows Phones without having clear proof. If you're so damn sure that Android and iOS are a better choice, prove it first! I'm always here to hear you speak and I do wish to get your feedbacks on the new Lumia phones.

The glorious Lumia 920. Source: TheVerge.
Once again, Nokia has reborn and Windows Phones can hope to survive among the deep Android and Apple seas if the Lumia can make a change in the 'not-so-smart'phone world. In my first impressions, I can clearly state that these two are two little hulks having the capacity of overthrowing Android and Apple once and for all. They are great devices and I see no disregard with them. They are unique and have new and cool features to boast with. For now, Nokia hasn't announced the prices or release dates of the two phones but I expect them to launch by the end of September. I'm too, waiting to get one on my hands.

I will post more updates and info in the coming days. Stay tuned with us. So, did you love the new Lumia brothers? Will it be enough for Nokia to bring it up? Share your feedbacks with me and tell me what pros and cons you see with the new Lumia devices. More updates soon. Adios!