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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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posted on 25 Dec 2012, 05:41 2

83. gazmatic (Posts: 600; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


You dont need more than two phones?

You dont.

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.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 10:52

96. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Good and knowledgeable response my dude. You touch on a bunch of subjects but I will address two.

First - Multiple OS: Im sure Android is not the best but for the average smartphone users they only really have two popular options: Android or iOS. Neither of which Im a fan of for reasons you mention in your post. You have to be knowledgeable or know/trust someone to root your phone to experience other OS or platforms. Did I mention warranty voided? I am one that would love to experience Meego but will probably never be able too. Ive tried most OSs that an average user can try: Web OS, iOS, BB 7, and Android. I refuse to try WP8 as it is still in its infant stage.

Secondly, popular is not always best. So true but marketing plays such a huge roll in this. My parents who are such amatures when it comes to smartphones think Android is best just because of whay they hear or see on tv. When it fact no one true OS is king. They all have ups and downs. I wish for a OS as customizable as Android, App-bundant as iOS, dependable like Blackberry, and flashy like Web OS. Quick someone make this!!! :)

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 16:45 1

110. tedkord (Posts: 4662; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I had zero lag with Gingerbread on my Thunderbolt. None. I have zero lag and zero force closes on my SGS3 (unless I flash an alpha or beta rom). Stock, unrooted it is fluid and smooth and never crashes, with no dalvik or cache clearing or factory resetting. I do occasionally bork it up playing with it trying new things.

Android is not perfect, but to call it buggy and unoptimised with ICS or JB is just ignorance.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 15:00

116. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Seeing as I dont have to do daily Dalvik cache clears and regular factory resets....everybody's experienc isnt the same. I have a Maxx HD. Maybe its a Moto vs HTC thing...and not an Android thing. Or a Sense UI vs Blur thing.

Maybe your phone is just a bad phone, who knows. All I know is if everybody's expereicne with Andrioid was bad and like you say....it wouldnt be as popular. Word of mouth is probably the best review.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 07:12

86. TIrrodan92 (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Wise guy replacing his Iphone 5 for a real phone!

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 10:31

94. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


who is next Microsoft? ****TMZ news: Lindsey Lohan is seen puking outside of a bar in LA while holding a Nokia Lumia 920 over an iPhone 5!!!!*****

Seriously its going to take more than highly paid celebrities for me to switch to WP 8. This OS is still a good year away from truly competing with iOS or Android or Blackberry for that matter. Nokia phones are legit but too chunky. Bring on the haters...

Count down to BB 10!!!!!

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 12:10 1

98. CardiWPfan (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Nokia Lumia 920 hands down beats the iphone 5 in all aspects. I can see why Cuban made the switched. Everyone that I have shown the Lumia 920 to loves the phone.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 14:18

105. Shino (Posts: 190; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Actually right now Nokia 920 crushes just about everything on the market.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 16:13

108. Twisted247 (Posts: 202; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


"As soon as they launch "... I don't think so, someone with Cuban's status gets things before the public.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 21:31

111. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


@johnnybravo chunky, buddy is over stated. Check out the GSnote. Its only gonna get bigger. And since your here to complain anyways, don't need to know if you gonna switch to WP or not. Most people did not switch to WP because of celebs anyway. Its different and it works.

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