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Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S III each take a fast ball in the back

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Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S III each take a fast ball in the back
Nokia is really trying to get owners of other flagship models to switch to its own flagship handset, the Nokia Lumia 920. To prove its durability against the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Finnish manufacturer turned to America's National Pastime. Both handsets were strapped in place as a pitching machine tossed fastballs at the phones.

The first model beaned, the Samsung Galaxy S III, not only suffered a cracked screen, but the phone would not turn on after taking the impact of the speeding baseball. The Nokia Lumia 920, on the other hand, acted as though nothing had happened. In fact, there was not even a scratch on the device. Looks like a Home Run for Nokia while Samsung struck out.

Nokia has been rolling out its new #switch campaign and just the other day, we a showed you the accompanying television ad that will appear worldwide.

source: YouTube via WMPoweruser

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posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:06 29

1. ottje (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


durable as always

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:32 1

7. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 294; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


But how would the 920 fare against the rigors of Samsung's Mechanical Butt?

http://www.androidpit.com/video-samsung-tests-the-strength-of-the-gs3-using-mechanical-butt

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:46 16

46. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


lol, if s3 survived it, why not 920?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:08 8

56. SamsungFan (Posts: 201; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)


Lumia 920 is no match for s3. S3 sells 10x More than lumias and galaxies are thebest . always. ......

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:15 29

59. drubicha (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


You compare an 8-mos.old phone to 3-mos? What a dumb comparison.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:37 4

66. maccess (Posts: 612; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


then tell me how many lumia 920 has been sold in the same period?? still the galaxy sell a lot more..

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:37 24

65. skovach04 (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


So you were duped then by Samdung. Makes profit for a cheap made phone, yet Nokia is the most durable around and cheaper by $100 to SG3.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:50 1

70. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


They say that WIN8 sales is on basis of duping innocent buyers. Don't get me worng ... Nokia HW is undoubtedly the best and i am a nokia fan but i hate Vista8 on phone so Nokia cannot take my money ... I ain;t a samsung fan either ... i prefer NEXUS onlly no matter who makes it :)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:58 14

72. mgignon278 (Posts: 5; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Vista8? Nonsense. It's easy also for me to say I hate the old MySpace experience in an android phone. Nexus is just wearing different underwear with holes at the bottom.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:22 1

80. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Not much of a social site fan so don't care what myspace, orkut, chirkut was/were. I don't like VISTA8 (oops WP8) still because there would be no Nokia for you to like and love few years down the line as it will share same fate as NOVEL (victim of M$ extend and exterminate policy). Nokia & Novell will be known as "Once Upon A Time" great companies ruined by a predator called ... you know who :)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:29 13

87. molwood (Posts: 2; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Another zombie from Android camp.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:12 1

99. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


M$ mastered the art of planting zombies long back. They have then all over the world :)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:50

138. -SEUL8TR- (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


That's true, isn't it MS Nokia are both only shot at getting back into the race, this situation like no company would like to be in..

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:27 22

85. wendygarett (unregistered)


I love to see those Sammy fans use their sales figures to make themselves better and deny the fact that it's made up of poor quality material compare to sturdy Nokia :p

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:26

100. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Wendy but just like you i love Apple :D

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:04

115. -SEUL8TR- (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Unfair comparison unibody vs detachable back cover.
Gorrila glass vs ..... What a big joke..

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:27 4

126. -box- (Posts: 3797; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Unibody also describes the design of the frame, e.g. my HTC Sensation has a unibody chassis but the back and sides come off as a separate piece. The 820 survives many of the sake tests and its frame and body pieces fit together in a similar fashion.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:31 11

130. cat5e (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Unfair? Then why S3 is more expensive?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:39 2

132. -SEUL8TR- (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Quadcore Exynos CPU not typical commercial crap dragon Adreno 225 which is outdated, no SD card, no system wide file manager no lock screen shortcuts audio output no user replace battery no radio .

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:30 12

149. cat5e (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


My dual smokes you quadcrap. Stop hiding on specs. I got 32Gig, no need for SD card where I have 25G in skydrive, 5G in Gdrive, 10G in dropbox. Stop living in primeval time, everything is in cloud. Why do I need file mgr? I can easily manage in cloud. I have evrything you have plus more. Now, do you have better camera? Wireless? How do you use your phone outside the street at -15C cold? I bet you have to dissect a hole from your glove. Funny you're proud of your plastic phone.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:41 2

134. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I'm sorry but this video looks like a bunch of bulls**t.
The S3 was clearly still recording after being hit while dropping, don't know what they did other than "tap" the broken glass. No continuous shot of it dropping from a different angle.
Also, after that whole issue with OIS launch, it's kind of hard to believe anything Nokia advertises.
Whether the device is more durable or not, the OIS launch was what screwed them over and I believe advertising like this is just hurting themselves more. People don't like to find out they're being cheated on/bulls**tted and people are starting to notice this with Apple.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:07 38

2. Johnnokia (Posts: 521; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I have Galaxy S3 and it is a great phone. But when I compare it with Nokia, it looks like chinese cheap device.
No phone is comparable to this great Nokia.
I swear. I'm writing this comment from my Samsung Galaxy S3

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:35 20

10. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Of course you do. Is that why the word "nokia" is in your username?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:52 19

18. papss (unregistered)


Because he can't like other phone besides s3 if he has one? Stop being dumb

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:21 6

35. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 831; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Go check out his profile, he doesn't mention the device he owns which supposedly is the Galaxy S3 and he only wants a Lumia 920, which smells like a troll to me.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:24 14

37. Johnnokia (Posts: 521; Member since: 27 May 2012)


Behave well and write with more respectful way.. I'm not afraid from you to say what I don't have.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:22 8

36. Johnnokia (Posts: 521; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I bought Galaxy S3 because I like Android and Nokia did not adopt Android.
I said S3 is a great phone and it is the best Andoid phone.
If Nokia had adopted Android, No one would have cared about Galaxy or Note or Xperia..
Samsung was so lucky indeed

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:55 20

51. drubicha (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Android crap is lucky to have a headstart by years. Put them in the same date release and Android will easily be thrown to the garbage bin. Besides mobile OS customer satisfaction in Windows phone is higher than Android, and that is a fact.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:42 5

94. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


lucky ok thats all it was simple luck lol guess apple were just lucky with ios,microsoft were just lucky with windows,nintendo were just lucky with gameboy,google were just lucky search,facebook were just lucky social network..its all luck and nothing to do with being a good product...take facebook(dont like it myself) not the 1st there was hi5,myspace before it, by your logic the fact that facebook came after should be behind but guess what they are not. apple came into the smartphone world late by your logic as they were not 1st so they shouldnt be seeing the success they are..xbox came into the console market way after sony and nintendo and they are doing extremly well surely by your logic the fact that sony and nintendo had such a head start micrsoft should be doing poor...i could go on and on...if wp8 is a great os then in time it will get market share and if android is a shi*tty os then they will be losing market share ...no matter if your 1st or not if you have a sh*t product you will not get over 50% market share let alone 10%

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:45 2

16. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


i think 3 people believe you. so kudos.the nokia in your name is just to troll right *rolling my eyes *

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:28 18

40. Johnnokia (Posts: 521; Member since: 27 May 2012)


I like Nokia and I don't care for your guesses . Try to respect others desire. Every one knows Nokia produce the best phones and most of us left Nokia and went to Apple or Samsung , did that because of outdated Symbian .. just be open minded and accept the truth

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:52 9

19. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I just found Nokia fanboys are as much blinded as ifanboys..

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:55 29

23. papss (unregistered)


No more blind than you android fans

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:33 3

42. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


based on what? lol

because I blame you as an Nokia fanboy?
you think automatically I am in favor of android?

So funny cause I am not that kind of person

I am the person who loves especially smartphone technology as I am directly working in the field, the second biggest mobilephone carrier in Aus.

And I am also the type of the guy who willing to swich my phone to another if I found better one.
Could be any company cause I am not biased and blinded

I cant see this will heppen to you forever

live with Nokia

Good luck with that

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:49 12

48. papss (unregistered)


I will thanks... Now that I have your blessing I can sleep easy

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:13

58. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


rest and peace

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:29 15

64. skovach04 (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


..and droidiots eyes were even more stiched not to see the truth.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:06 1

116. -SEUL8TR- (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


They surely are, can't see freedom but prefer to use a closed prisonOS. How sad.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:01 4

143. Deaconclgi (Posts: 274; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I have Symbain devices, Android devices and an iPhone 4S.....what kind of fanboy does that make me?

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 06:21 1

164. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You just found that out now?
These Nokia idiots are he WORST of all.
Just look at all the thumbs up for the guy saying that Android is crap.

They're the most deluded, disturbing and ignorant fanboy bunch around

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:58 3

170. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


lmao look whos back the one sided fanboy, only ever see things wrong when its against android and its users....your tragic kid

android fanboys like yourself are the worst, and all these articles prove it. luckily there are some users on here who arent biased and completely blind to other choices...........if you dont like other options why come and comment? or even look at this article

you and your precious android cult need to get a dose of reality and stop bashing every other choice out there, so insecure arent you lol

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:55 11

24. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Yeah, but it is chinese cheap device, indeeed, mate.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:29 1

101. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


But Tiles remind me of rolling eyes and dancing monkeys on the web pages of the 90's. It's as annoying as those web pages.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:08 4

3. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1436; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Not to say it isn't possible, but doing a search of "lumia 920 cracked screen" brings back a bunch of results. Considering a fastball should be around 80-100 mph, and most of the results mention it was dropped a short distance, it sounds a little fishy to me.

I really wish these companies wouldn't make outrageous claims, just stick to the facts. I don't need a phone to be magical or survive a nuclear blast, I'd settle for them not cracking from a drop the height of my head. Beyond that I'll deal with the consequences.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:14 3

4. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


That was gay.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:16 21

5. Kurdphone (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Samsung is plastic but Nokia Lumia 920 the best phone now

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:45 1

102. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Both are plastic ... the better one sells more :)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:18 3

122. -SEUL8TR- (Posts: 113; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


WTF LM FAO the best phone, what a joke please do you're self a favour.
Sales are decking and every other carriers don't like WP8 , look at Verizon Sprint, as and T-Mobile also very limited handsets only 2 phones available....
The best phone my foot.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:26 7

6. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Shame, poor Nokia, they are trying everything yet GS3 sales continue to get stronger, it will take A LOT more than shooting balls at a GS3 to be successful.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 16:41 22

11. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


defensive much?

this was just showing that while the gs3 is a great device its build is poor. plus the 920 can do all needed and survive what this popular phone cant. when you spend that kind of money on a phone you want to know if you drop it accidently etc it wont just smash

and you android fans now will use sales as a plus point yet when they were been dominated by the iphone sales didnt matter

funny

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:07 1

27. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Just wow

How blind are you?

"plus the 920 can do all needed and survive what this popular phone cant"

Can you clarify?

What needs are you talking about?

oh wait you meant that poor Apps?

maybe you can say it is getting better, of course I know

But I also do know it took more than 3 years for Google to catch up Apple's Apps

So I guess you could say this comment again 3year later?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:16 19

30. papss (unregistered)


Mr Jerry you butt hurt because all topics aren't about android? You know coming into a Nokia section to comment with nothing constructive is typical of a fanboy. Just saying, stop commenting unless you have something real to say... First it's the American comments, now Nokia? I understand that you may not be able to have more than one phone due to funds but don't knock others for choice (isn't that what your precious android is all about?)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:47 2

47. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


WoW just Wow

"I understand that you may not be able to have more than one phone due to funds but don't knock others for choice (isn't that what your precious android is all about?)"

Typical comment from Trolls

Oh man I feel like I am getting childish talking to you

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:50 12

49. papss (unregistered)


I feel like I have to get a translator to speak to you..

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:56 17

52. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


wow. MrJerry, saying they are blind yet it seems that you can't accept the opinion and also the fact that Nokia Lumia 920 is more durable than Samsung's Galaxy S III.

It's just a simple fact that we can't remove out of the table. We all know that nokia's known best for its build quality.

Also, for crying out loud. You're still bashing WP8 for the apps. The thing is, would you use every app available on the appstore/playstore/marketplace? OF COURSE NOT! The thing is, WP has enough apps to cater what you need and that's the point here.

I'm an android fan and I have a galaxy note II but I can't rule out the fact that nokia's phones are more durable than any other phone in the market.

Those people you said are blind are not blind. You sir, MrJerry are blinded by your fanboyness of what you think is the best. So please, stop bashing every comment around. Thank you.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:25 7

62. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


and seriously, it's too obvious who puts thumbs down on our comments. Troll

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:29 6

63. papss (unregistered)


It's just funny that we get thumbs down for that

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:05 2

74. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


It was really nice to talk to you guys

I just wanna say one more thing

Get more flexible perspective on matters

There is no best
It's all about preference
And it's always changing

It's not that hard to break your narrowed-mind

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 05:38 2

162. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


How about get some flexible and more open mind before talking for such thing. You're insisting that we're wrong but the truth is that you just can't accept the fact that NOKIA IS STILL THE KING in terms of build quality and design.

Sir, I think you need to take a look of yourself in a mirror and start realizing what's really wrong in your life instead of reading articles and commenting on it with lack of knowledge and realization.

Bye.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:49

69. MrJerry (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


Like I said

Bravo your imagination

You guys thought I did it for sure while I know the ture that I didn't lool

Live like that and good luck

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