We round up the top apps to download onto your Nokia Lumia 920
If you're lucky enough to have a Nokia Lumia 920, we've got you covered with our checklist of some must-have Lumia 920 apps.
Google - Free
The default search on Windows Phone 8 is Microsoft's Bing, which is absolutely fine and certainly works well enough on the whole. However, there is a familiarity with Google's way of searching which for many is irreplaceable. The official Google app for Windows Phone isn't quite as comprehensive as it is on Android but you do get the option of location based search results, voice searches and fully-functional auto-complete predictions. It's free, quick and easy to use.
Toggle - Free
Toggle allows you to switch key phone functions on and off with a tap, the functionality echoes similar built-in capabilities from Android phones and it's a welcome addition to the Windows Phone platform. Essentially, with this app you can create a Live Tile for things like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile data, airplane mode and location data.
Connectivity Shortcuts - Free
Connectivity Shortcuts is similar to Toggle but with more of a focus on connectivity functionality and with a slightly different look and feel which may appeal to some users more than Toggle. It's a bit more customisable as it allows you to edit the text shown on the Live Tile and you can choose the colour from Windows Phone's standard options.
Lock Themes - 79p
Lock Themes makes use of the new addition to Windows Phone 8 which allows apps to send information and content to the lock screen. The app lets you select a theme and will subsequently send pictures or quotes as your lock screen wallpaper. According to the developers new themes are being added all the time, but at present a few gems include a Christmas-themed ‘Deck the Halls' and one which is chock-full of Halo 4 Concept Art. Other options include Daily Horoscopes and a Nature theme.
Sticky Tiles - Free
Microsoft's included OneNote application is very comprehensive, but sometimes it's a bit of a bind to jump in and out of and you might not always want everything you write stored to the cloud. For functionality more in-line with a ‘Post it' or Stick Note, Stick Tiles lets you quickly throw together a note and stick it to the Start screen as a Live Tile, making it handy for reminders at a glance. You can customise the note's colour and each one can optionally have a ‘front' and ‘back' with separate info on each side.
Weather View - Free
There are plenty of weather apps out there but Weather View is both comprehensive and nice to look at. You can add up to five locations to see weather reports from each and the app features full 10-day forecasts with each day broken up into three time brackets. You can choose temperature and wind speed to be measured in Celsius or Fahrenheit and imperial or metric respectively. Other pages you can swipe to show in-depth forecasts and there's a Group View to show all your listed cities. The background image can be customised and you can have customisable Live Tiles pinned to your Start screen showing city forecasts.
Ztitch - Free
Ztitch is a photo editing suite designed to let you take multiple snaps and then piece them together into a 3D-like panoramic 360-degree environment. It's somewhat reminiscent of Android Jelly Bean's new PhotoSphere and you can fully pan and zoom the created images. Integrated sharing features for Facebook, Twitter and email mean you can send your new compositions to your friends. With the Lumia 920's amazing PureView camera the results are particularly impressive. Best of all it's completely free.
Earthworm Jim HD - £3.99
The Windows Phone Store is a bit sparsely populated when it comes to games, but there are one or two brilliant retro platformer titles which have been revived for the platform. The first of these is Earthworm Jim HD.
Earthworm Jim is one of those crazy characters who could've only emerged from the mid-90s and today in his latest iteration he's as mental as ever. In the game you play as Jim, an earthworm from humble origins who's been endowed with super abilities after crawling into a space suit. Jim's taken it upon himself to save a princess from various evil intergalactic overlords and their minions. Cue 16 levels of space-spanning gameplay with four different modes: side-scrolling platforming, space racing, underwater sections and bungee jumping. There are nine bosses to defeat and 12 differnt types of enemy to fight on your way to them. All of this comes at you in an eye-popping and colourful comic book art style
Sonic CD - £3.99
Sonic CD is another blast from gaming's past. In this time-travelling classic the iconic blue hedgehog once again takes on his arch-nemesis Dr Eggman and his latest invention, the evil doppelganger Metal Sonic.
Sonic 4 Episode 1 - £3.99
While Sonic CD is an adaptation of a classic title, Sonic Episode 4 is a true sequel to the last instalment in the series: Sonic and Knuckles and picks up where the previous game left off. Dr Eggman is gunning for Sonic again with newly adapted machine minions. Fortunately Sonic has a number of both new and classic abilities including Spin Dash and a homing attack.
Nokia Lumia 920 Best Accessories
JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker
The Nokia Lumia 920's big selling point is its wireless connectivity – and the JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker takes advantage of all that NFC and wireless charging tech. Simply chuck your Lumia 920 on its top and it will be instantly paired via NFC to transmit music over Bluetooth – all while charging your phone wirelessly. We shudder to think of the price though.
Nokia Purity Pro Stereo Headset by Monster
Yes Monster is everywhere. The Purity Pro Stereo Headset offers wireless playback using Bluetooth and can be paired with your Nokia Lumia 920 – or Lumia 820 – via NFC. Now to find a way of blending in while sporting an enormous pair of yellow cans.
Fatboy Rechargeable Pillow DT-901
Nokia has teamed up with Fatboy to offer the Rechargeable Pillow. Chuck your phone on the comfy pillow and you’ll be able to repeat Nokia’s joke about re-imagining the definition of a power nap, if you really can't do any better.
JBL PlayUp Portable Wireless Speaker
Tap to sync via NFC, transmit instantly via Bluetooth to enjoy your tunes – all on the go with this battery-powered JBL beauty. A dinky version of the PowerUp, for portable tuneage.
Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset with Wireless Charging
It’s great to see Nokia is taking wireless charging seriously with a host of options – even Bluetooth headsets. Small, available a rainbow of different colours to match your Lumia 920, and charged wirelessly – now they just need a good price.
Nokia Wireless Charging Stand DT-901
Elegant, functional, ergonomic – all those clichéd words actually do justice to the Nokia Wireless Charging Stand. Imagine docking your phone of an evening without having to flail around in the dark trying to marry up connector to port – you’ll take casual cool to the next level. It's shown here with the Lumia 820, meaning you don't need to spend loads to get one.
Nokia Wireless Charging Plate DT-901
Compared to everything else that Nokia's unveiled, the Wireless Charging Plate seems pretty meat and potatoes. But when it comes to wireless charging even that is exciting – here’s hoping this ships with the Lumia 920.