Mark Cuban says the Nokia Lumia "crushes" the Apple iPhone 5
0. phoneArena 24 Dec 2012, 15:47 posted on
Dallas Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban is a bit of a maverick himself and is also a member of ABC-TV's Shark Tank along with being a spokesman for Skechers sneakers; the high profile NBA team owner had a thread on Reddit where he promised to answer any question and when the topic came to smartphones, Cuban said that the Nokia Lumia crushes the Apple iPhone 5...
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79. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
first and the main reason is the details in the camera isn't good enough
second the windows phone os doesn't have many apps like android
84. darkkjedii (Posts: 21727; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Android which I also use had been around a lot longer. Give wp the time to mature...look what maturation did for android, ios
113. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)
I hear what you're saying for the second reason but being a WP7.5 user myself I find that reason to be a weak one.
Does it have the same variety or sheer number of apps as Android and iOS? No. To counter that I would say nearly 90% of the apps I need are in the Marketplace (sadly no Hulu Plus yet).
You have to give WP Marketplace time to mature and grow.
15. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)
if he owns lumia 920 it doesn't means that i owned a lumia..!!!
30. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I have three of those, note2, lumia920, and iphone, plus blackberry 9900. still iphone is my primary one and lumia 920 is the second. get a littebit disappointed with lumia because of the lack of wp8 apps/games compared to ios/android.
45. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Seriously, Microsoft can tell me that they have a billion apps in there market but it doesn't matter if they aren't the top name ones. Apps are the only thing that makes me think about switching back to Android.
56. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
The apps they have seem so much more in depth than that of Android. For example Ringtones. I have to use stupid Zedge. It maybe has 1 out of 4 songs I want. Meanwhile the very first ringtone app on my wifes Lumia 822, which I never heard of has every one Ive tried.
The more I use her Lumia the more I dislike Android with all of its faults.
57. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
You can make a ringtone from any song you put on on your phone with the right app on Android. I use a music player called PowerAmp. And I can make a ring tone from any song in my library. Just long press on a song, select more and select make ringrone.
Unless there is some specifc reason you have to use Zedge...
63. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Yes I know you can "make it" but why have to? So Android is the OS that makes you have to take extra steps to do what Windows simplifies?
Not to mention most of the time the ringtone might be a song I don't care to own, just use as a ringer. I don't want to download it, then cut it into a ringer.
Hence the reason why I use Zedge and envy Windows advanced ringtone apps.
64. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
In this instance...its not so much the OS but the app or app ratings in the Google Store. I just did a different search and found what could be considered better than Zedge. Does basically the same thing. But its not under ringtones. And might not be as popular.
I mentioned songs on the phone because you said songs in your post. But hey, glad you found what works for you.
73. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
What's the name of the app? Id replace Zedge in a heartbeat.
By the way props on the screen name. Trailer Park Boys are insane!!
107. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Its called MP3 Music Download...lol. Its not as diverse as Zedge...but for just ringtones...it seems better.
34. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Now this guy is smart rather Nokia than iPhone
37. barondebxl (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
I just received my lumia 920 2 hours ago and i was very happy when i read this article. It is indeed an amazing phone. Its so freaking fast. Im an android guy and will stay an android guy for a very long time, but i like to try different phones and this 920 is really really impressive.
41. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
I've had the lumia 920 for at least a month now so I'll tell you the niggles that annoy me. 1. Neither nokia music or xbox music has a manual refresh. 2. No select all in music. 3. No universal search. 4. Windows xp is dead (not missed) 5. High brightness eats through battery(on high standby is about a day, on low it is more than 4 days) 6. Impossible to sideload xap files. No file manager. 7. No usb on the go. 8. Unable to download videos inside internet explorer (UC browser can though) 9. Album art is not always accurate. 10. Nfc isn't as easy as it should be. Android has many hidden features that I dont even use. Both cater to different people. I use my lumia more often though. I used to be a flashaholic but not anymore
everything else is awesome. These are what is stopping me from giving the phone a 10/10. All software related. These to me are deal breakers.
48. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Appreciate the unbiased opinions. Its refreshing.
70. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
The album art issue isn't exclusive to one OS, it depends on where they get their info from. On the HTC Sensation I had for a while it changed them around and even after manually loading all the right album art from my computer it still wouldn't match, and would often default to a picture in my Gallery.
There are file managers in developer editions and with the right software, but in my 8 months if WP ownership I have not yet found a need for it.
What do you mean about the manual refresh? Different group of music to play?
42. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I cannot offer enough praise to Nokia for the Lumia 920. It really is the best phone (in terms of usability and features) currently on the market. And yes, that includes the galaxy note 2. Unless you've used the 920, don't talk crap, because it really is "THAT" good.
Oh, and a Merry Christmas to all you Christians.
49. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
This is some major advertising for WP. MS better take it and run with it.
53. tedkord (Posts: 11924; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Nah. This guy can't be a billionaire. Only people who can't afford iPhones buy Android. Right?
81. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
In fact not owning an outdated device is becoming a "Status Symbol" these days :D
97. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)
dang!!! How did this comment sneak in here...it is so insulting in so many ways. Just like people who use Blackberrys are 60 year old accountants right? For your own sake I hope you dont walk around saying s&^ like this my dude.
102. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Based on his history...I am thinking it was sarcasm...
109. tedkord (Posts: 11924; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Guess I was too subtle? Or, I sound exactly like the iFanboys here.
54. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
He likes the Lumia. That's all that matters. Don't need to make a big issue out of it.
55. YouGotTrolledSon (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)
ppl over rate lumia920 so much just because of its camera technology .. its just over weight phone with crappy os.. sure .. it may be better than iPhone but not even close to any android high end devices. btw I've used lumia920
59. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
If you had billions, would you own more than two phones as this author suggest you would? Just think, maybe that's why he's a billionaire and continues to be so unlike some sports celebrities and lottery winners. He owns only TWO!
60. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I agree and I don't like Windows Phone.
80. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Great so he doesn't consider iPhone to be a "STATUS Symbol" -a myth that's slowly biting dust.
83. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
You dont need more than two phones?
I own several because I'm an avid product tester.
I prefer to OWN and USE products BEFORE commenting.
I've always been a Nokia/Symbian fan. Then a fan of maemo. Then an avid fan of meego. I'm really looking forward to sailfish and bb10 is shaping up to be real nice. I've been following android since the froyo update and didnt jump in until samsung gs3.
Based on my experience with several devices, in my humblest of opinions Android is oversold. I had ice cream sandwich on my n9 while others were still stuck on gingerbread. I wasn't sold.
Then I laughed a little when my n9 got jelly bean before my gs3.
Android doesn't and cannot compare to meego. That is not opinion. Its fact.
I bought the nexus 4 ($720...no play store plus customs and VAT). Haven't bought the gnote2. It looks just like a more capable gs3.
I've found most people that defend android dont know much about android and dont have hands on experience with other platforms. It's just blind devotion.
I love the onex+ but I'm looking forward to buying an oppo find 5. I even bought an iphone5 ($1200 customs plus VAT). Android isn't all that. It isn't the be all and end all of mobile phone os's. Those who class it that way are just deluded.
In order to have a buttery smooth performance on android you have to do daily dalvik cache clears and regular factory resets.
That's just stupid.
Even CEO'S of the companies you defend use other phone's.
Android is buggy, laggy, not optimised, eats ram, etc. Popular does not mean best.