While Lumia 900 is already good, Lumia 920 is even more fluid

I got my Lumia 900 in April, 2012. A few month later, I was disappointed when the news broke out that Lumia 900 would not be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Luckily, AT&T allows early upgrade to Lumia 920 so that I can continue developing software for latest Windows Phone OS without waiting for my two year commitment to end.

Lumia 900 was known for excellent software optimization so that the phone felt very fast even with a single core processor. Now Lumia 920, with its Snapdragon S4 processor, feels blazingly fast. The most obvious improvement is acquiring GPS signal; it is almost instant now when I start an app that needs GPS. 

Apart from being faster and more fluid, I also like the new tile size options that allows me to organize my start screen better. The new phone has a slightly larger display size (4.5” vs. 4.2”) though the physical dimension remains the same. The phone has a larger storage (32GB vs. 16GB) that allows me stored more free Nokia Drive offline maps on my phone so that I can use the GPS without using my monthly data plan.

So much for my first impression, I will tell more story when I start developing for Windows Phone 8.

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