AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 Phone Review

I received the AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 Phone to review as part of A Gift Money Can’t Buy campaign.

AT&T is not my cell phone service provider so I couldn’t actually make phone calls with this phone, however I was able to use it as a wi-fi device which enabled me to use pretty much ALL features of the phone except making calls.

I’m not used to using Windows 8, so it was cumbersome at first and not as user-friendly as I had hoped. I’m used to using Android operating systems so it was a steep learning curve and I found myself not wanting to play with the phone because of it.

However, the amazing and super high quality camera quickly changed my mind about the phone. I thought my phone had a good camera, but the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 puts it to SHAME! Amazing, crisp pictures that aren’t blurry, even in low light. I took a few pics in low light with my Droid phone and then took a few pics in low light with the Nokia Lumia 920 and there was no comparison… The Lumia is the master when it comes to picture taking.

Then I set each phone to upload a picture to Facebook. The picture from the Lumia was on my facebook profile within less than a minute. However, my Droid phone took almost 30 minutes. As usual…

The best part of the Nokia Lumia 920? The battery life! I used the phone pretty consistently for almost a WEEK before the battery died. My Droid phone doesn’t last 24 hours even without using at all. I was absolutely astounded by the long battery life of the Nokia Lumia 920. I would buy the phone JUST for that.

So the only “downside” for me was Windows 8 and I’m sure if I just used it more and got used to it, I might like it. I’m pretty old fashioned though and get stuck in my ways! I don’t like learning new operating systems! I have several computers with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Linux, then I have the iPod and the iPad, a Kindle Fire and I have my Android phone… Each of them work differently and it’s learning from scratch with each of them! That is the most frustrating part of technology for me… I wish everything in the house had the same operating system!

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Smart Moms Use Smartphones To Get Things Done!

Being The Fashionable Housewife isn’t what it’s all cracked up to be sometimes. I have to be “on call” constantly! Whether it’s taking business calls or reading emails on my smartphone from you, my lovely readers. I don’t know how I would get through a day without my phone!

It’s not all work, work, work though. I use my phone to take pictures of my kids and share them with family and friends on Facebook, to “check in” when I’m shopping at fun stores like Sears or TJ Maxx, and to text message my mom with ideas for my Christmas party.

I have an Android Smartphone and I love it. Yes, that’s my phone with a purple and silver jeweled case on it and a fancy Christmas tree wallpaper with falling snow. I’m cool and corny like that…. ;-)

I can check personal and business emails, text message clients and friends, take amazingly high quality pictures, HD videos of my kids dancing, update my Twitter status and my Facebook Page. And when I’m not on my phone, I can keep my kids occupied with smart apps like Kids ABC Letters, Kids Connect The Dots and Kids ABC Phonics by Intellijoy.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by US Cellular via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of U.S. Cellular®