The Lumia 920 was the first Windows Phone 8 flagship from Nokia (now Microsoft Mobile). Released in November 2012, it is over two years old now. But this fairly chunky and heavy beast, veteran as it is, has remained the most popular Windows Phone 8 flagship till date. At least, so says AdDuplex’s figures:
On the heels of the Lumia 920 was the Lumia 925. It is a sleek and charming device, but it never became as popular. We have had the power horse 1520 and the 930 (which is quite a beautiful device), and those are trailing behind the venerable 920 too in popularity and sales. Even the iconic super cameraphone, the Lumia 1020, has not been able to hold a candle to the 920.
So, we see that succeeding Windows Phone 8 flagships have been more beautiful, sleeker, more powerful, and more capable, yet none of them have gained the traction that the Lumia 920 has. What exactly is it about the Lumia 920? Here’s a guess.
Seeing that Windows Phone has so far been powered by budget devices (most Windows Phone sales have been in the budget segment), perhaps one plausible reason is that the 920 has remained the cheapest flagship so far. Which would make sense, considering that the next most popular flagship is the 920’s follow up act, the 925.
Am I on to something, or is there something else about the Lumia 920 that I am missing? You tell me.
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