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It’s been quite a year for the Nokia Lumia 920 with accolades coming from far and wide.

If you’re lucky enough to own the world’s most innovative smartphone you’ll understand why. But if you’re still yet to get your hands on it, here’s twelve more reasons to consider taking the plunge.

The Top Smartphone of 2012, V3, UK, one of the UK’s leading websites for technology professionals, awarded the Nokia Lumia 920 its top smartphone prize. Here’s what they had to say.

“Nokia surprised us all releasing the Lumia 920, a device that in our mind is one of the most innovative smartphones ever created.”


The Best Mobile Phone of 2012, Readers Choice Award, Gizmodo, Australia.

In Australia, the Nokia Lumia 920 overwhelmed the opposition. With 49% of the vote the Nokia Lumia 920 beat the iPhone 5, which gained 13.5% of the vote, and the Google Nexus 4, which scored 8.97% of the vote.

Nokia Lumia 920iF Award for Outstanding Design, International Forum Design, Germany

For sixty years, International Forum Design, has assembled a jury of renowned designers from across the globe. These experts look at thousands of products, every year, to decide which deserve to be recognized for outstanding achievements in design. This year the Nokia Lumia 920 got the nod.

Mobil Award for Best Smartphone Design, Mobile Magazine, Denmark

The Mobil Awards are the most prestigious in Denmark. In 2012, the Nokia Lumia 920 won the awards for best smartphone design and best smartphone camera.

Best Smartphones of 2012, The Next Web, USA

The Next Web considered the Nokia Lumia 920 one of the best smartphones of 2012, and was especially enamored by the camera.

“The Lumia 920’s camera is exceptionally good, including a f/2.0 8.7-megapixel sensor, but the magic is in its optical image stabilisation and low-light sensitivity.”


Top Score Award, Mobil, Sweden

Mobil, one of Sweden’s most popular tech blogs, and gave a ton of love to the Nokia Lumia 920 awarding nine out of ten for material and quality, OS and technology. Combined, this led to it being awarded a coveted Top Score Award.

The Best High End Smartphones for the Holidays, CNET, USA

CNET considers the Nokia Lumia 920 to be “The most advanced Windows Phone yet”. And here’s why.

“It has a gorgeous display, a speedy dual-core processor, and its 8.7-megapixel camera masters low-light shots. In addition, it integrates voice navigation and wireless charging, not to mention a music service that saves music offline for free.”


Best Productivity Phone, Best Camera Phone, Best Mapping Phone, Best Windows Phone, Runner up, Arstechnic, USA

The Nokia Lumia 920 might not have taken gold at Arstechnic, but it swept the board in silver, underlining what an incredibly versatile smartphone it is.

Top 25 Tech of 2012, Mashable, USA

The Nokia Lumia 920 also made it onto Mashable’s prestigious tech list ranking higher than marvels such as the Mars Rover, Curiosity, and Google’s augmented reality specs, Google Glass. Mashable said of the Lumia 920:

“Here’s Nokia’s first Windows Phone 8 handset — decked out with a curved 4.5-inch screen that can display 720p resolution with aplomb. The star of the show? Its killer camera, one of the best ever built into a smartphone.”


Top Smartphone of the Year, Mybroadband, South Africa

South Africa’s top technology gurus voted the Nokia Lumia 920 as one of the top three smartphones of the year.

Best AT&T Smartphones of 2012, BGR, USA

One of the five best handsets of the year on US carrier AT&T, BGR clearly had a lot of time for the Nokia Lumia 920, saying:

“Microsoft’s platform is a breath of fresh air in a market dominated by two giants and for those looking to veer away from the crowd, the Lumia 920 is one of the best Windows Phones that has ever been built.”<


“Probably the most advanced smartphone on the market”, The Independent, UK

Okay, so it’s not an award as such, but it’s a very big endorsement from one of the UK’s best newspapers.

Tech editor, David Phelan says “This is arguably the best smartphone Nokia has built, and probably the most advanced phone available. It mixes solid reliability with moments of surprise and delight.”

A new year will doubtless bring new accolades, but what do you love best about the Nokia Lumia 920?

Image credit: Brad K