The Lumia 920 is a hero, helps save a man's life
Here's an unusual tale but one which shows off one of the finest Windows Phone's ever made in about as much glory as it could be shown in. Saving a man's life.
The tale goes that an unfortunate gentleman in China, Mr. Geng Ming, fell victim of a wall collapsing. And his Lumia 920 came to his rescue.
We all know that the good ol' 920 is a bit of a brick. When the wall came down he instinctively held the phone up to his head which helped soften the blow of the actual bricks. While thankfully he survived, the phone took the brunt of it. Microsoft China saw what happened (and no doubts a PR opportunity) and replaced his destroyed phone with a new Lumia 640 XL. Which is nice.
Apparently in China, Microsoft has been accused of "cheaping out," for not handing over something like a Lumia 930. We're not commenting on that, because the important thing is that he's alive and well. And he still has a Windows Phone to use, a pretty good one at that.
If you've got any tales of incredible things your Lumia 920, or any other Lumia for that matter has done, be sure to share them with us in the comments below!
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Indeed the 640 XL does have a more powerful quad core CPU so in this regard it is superior to the 920's dual core CPU. But Windows Phones never needed high specs to begin with. RAM:
Both have 1 GB of RAM Storage:
The 920 has 32 GB of storage while the 640XL only has 8 GB. Big difference there and major advantage for the 920. Yes, you can expand storage with a microSD in the 640XL, but there are advantages to internal storage vs microSD Display:
The 920 has a 768p display at 332 PPI while the 640XL has a 720p display at 258 PPI. Yes, the 640XL has a bigger screen, but it's of a lower resolution and lower PPI count meaning the display will be significantly more pixelated than the 920. So it's clear in this case that the 920 has the far superior display. Camera:
The 640XL does have a 13 MP camera which is greater than the 8.7 MP camera on the 920. However, the 920 has a much higher quality Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash. While the 640XL is not bad and newer, it is not superior to the 920. The 930 is probably the only phone that can be called a good replacement for the 920. The 640XL is still a mid range phone that's barely on par with the old high end 920.
Not a scratch on it. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android on my Oneplus One
I love Nokia logo!!
1. The 930 is a Nokia phone. It has the Nokia name on it. It makes sense to give him a Microsoft one instead.
2. Every stupid person in China would start throwing bricks at each other so they can get 930s.
The 920 Phone, Brick,Legend
He was only 3 months old at the time but never even acknowledged it had happened.
I think it was me panicking that made him start crying as I had taken his bottle out of his mouth. He's a tough kid. We named him Clark because we're big fans of Superman. Our daughter is called Kara, after Supergirl.
I used to work at a landfill a dozer operator in Austin, TX. Had a blue 900 on my lap and never noticed that I had dropped it as I was getting out the cab. Anyways, that phone must have been plowed at least a dozen times before I realized that my phone was missing. I looked frantically inside the cabin but to no avail. A coworker suggested that we give it a call and luckily found it after a couple of tries and heavy searching. I was lucky to have been working nights where it's much more quieter and we could turn off equipment. As for the phone: The screen was cracked internally so touch capabilities were ruined. Anyways, its a testament to the phones quality build.
When my dad recovered it for me, I turned it of - yeah indeed, I still could turn it on to slide down the lock screen to turn it off - I was amazed - then I used a paperclip to remove the SIM card and let it dry inside... After 3 hours drying I put the SIM back in, and turned it on again. It worked but the screen was not very reactive. I noticed steam condensing on the glass on the inside, so I put it another 2 hours in the sunlight... By the end of the day it worked perfectly again... In fact I'm typing this message on it right now !
I recently had to replace a 630 because it fell on the ground and the glass broke... I bought 640 LTE. It's nice, _extremely_ light compared to my daily driver, the 920. But the biggest miss is the dedicated camera button on the 640 LTE. Why oh why Microsoft did you ditch the probably most used button on the Windows Phone ?!