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

0. phoneArena 16 Jan 2013, 15:57 posted on

Nokia is going all out to prove that the Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship smartphone that you should switch to and to showoff its durability, the Finnish based manufacturer set up an experiment that had both the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy S III get beaned by a fastball in the back; did either phone survive this grusome experiment?...

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posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:44 6

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


At least Nokia is getting money from a partner. How bout you? How much money you earned from trolling? Samsung is just laughing to a willing slaves like you.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:01 6

25. papss (unregistered)


I think cheap looking (yes the s3 looks cheap) but I think it's generic by design.. I don't actually think it is cheap but looking cheap is bad enough to make never buy one.. I had a s2 and that pos was actually cheap... And far too light to feel like a device. Sammy makes good guts though.. It's the bad design that ruins it

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:06 10

26. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


The SGIII is a great phone, but the Nokia Lumia 920 is a better device on the whole. If it did run Android, then it would be at the top of the heap, just behind the NOTE II

Just sayin' :o`

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:10 3

28. maccess (Posts: 576; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


so what if the nokia has much better build?? all i need to do just put a cover on my s3... and all i need is a phone with better OS not a phone with better build... that's why the s3 selling like a hot cake.. because it's probably still the best and the most features complete phone in the market.. period!! and it still a very2 long time for wp to catch up with android in terms of features , apps & flexibilty of the OS..

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:19 7

34. papss (unregistered)


That's what iPhone users say ( it doesnt matter how fragile, ill just stick a case on it). lol just messing
FYI I didn't thumb you down as I am joking

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:19 1

61. papss (unregistered)


What? Thumbs down for messing with him lol

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:17 2

31. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I wonder which unknown material Nokia uses in their phones...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:50 2

71. w-t-f (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


i think they use 3310 :D

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:17 1

33. TBomb (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


only thing that puzzles me is if the phone worked until it hit the ground, it wasnt the impact of the ball that broke it, no? the article says the phone wouldnt turn on, but if it worked after the ball hit it, why wouldnt it work? Just my observation/question.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:26 14

39. putyongka (Posts: 36; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Now this is awesome. The 100M who bought the plasticky SG3 were easily fooled. Next time you know what quality phone to buy....after 10 years..it's still recording. :)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:00

53. maccess (Posts: 576; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


then why dont you just use nokia 3310 kid??

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:12

78. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Damn... well at least the plastic is running on day one. Hear about all of the problems with the Lumias and their sim cards?

Well gosh. I wonder what that could be about?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:22 11

81. lindawui (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Last time I check, SG3 has 10x more problem.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:31 1

88. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Really? Identify them please.

Well the Nokia Lumia 920 is bricking at an alarming rate on day one! It took months for a GS3 to get bricked and was fixed via software update. They also handled it extremely well. It was also the quad core version only.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 21:59 1

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


Yea more like Nokia and WP8 has no wonder sales are declining and mainly I see gay users using buying this phone....

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:47 5

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


Declining? Only a blind moron can't read the news. Pathetic android goats.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:58

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


Its MS and Nokia's last hope or else bye bye Bankruptcy, ha ha ha ha LM FAO, must I hit the nerve, the truth, that's off topic... Yes sales of mid and low specs Nokia are selling others are in decline like the Lumia ....
Buy the way what is Lamia no public herd or knows this,yyes we all no Nokia but ...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:10 5

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


Your ignorance speaks for you. Try read current news so that people will not laugh at you. Lumia declining my ass.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:30 1

41. yero789 (unregistered)


Oh people stop fighting for some piece of technology.Everyone has it's own individual taste and no one can say which one is better.Each of these phones has it's pros and cons.Just a technology,someone like Samsung,others Nokia,,,,that doesn't mean that we should fight and see,which is better! :D

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:34 14

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


sadly no one actually interested in anything other then android get to discuss on here as the android fanboys have to shove there preferred os down everyones throat

to all android fanboys on here, why do you bother? seriously your the worst fanboys around and ruin this site for others.

back to this article as expected nokia's build quality is top notch. and as seen defensive android fans are spewing bs about the os....people like choice and dont all want android which isnt perfect although you seem to think it is

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:12 14

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


Because they are simply jealous that their phone suck big time. When it comes to OS, customer satistisfaction for WP is always higher than Android as what the survey rating tells since WP7.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:43 1

177. TBomb (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


beauty lies within the eye of the beholder. What's perfect for poeple who like android, such as myself, is different from someone who doesn't... such as yourself. I think we're at the point (at least i am) where all i really want is for you to shut up about fanboys. Every OS has big fans.. who are you to hate a certain type? A fan boy is as annoying as a hate boy. i dont know if thats a word but my point is made. i dont like fanboys as much as the next guy but i also don't pick em out and fight with them about their choice.

I don't know where youre from, but a lot of coutries allow opinions and chioce in this word... so quit acting like a little b**** and let them have their opinion.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:21

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


done been nice, especially when the level ofc person on here are like you. someone that enjoys watching apple users and wp users get ripped on yet anyone directs it to android and you suddenly pipe up trying to take the morale high ground. seen it before your not the first to play this role and wont be the last

every OS has fanboys, true ive always said this but right now android fanboys have gone too far, and the evidence is here in this article. ofcourse you turn a blind eye to this as its fine in your eyes if its pro android

im going to continue to pick them out and call them on there crap. they dont allow other users to comment and discuss they have tried so hard to ruin the comment section.

one example of how whiny and childish the android fanboys are, P.A themselves had to do an article about bias as the android fans had whined so much about it. but when the article was there to comment on suddenly they changed there tune saying its a fair site. and ofcourse not long after the bias crap started again

gonna respond?

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 15:42

182. TBomb (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


like me? Putting me in the group that enjoys Apple fans or any other fan getting beat on by android is like putting a chihuahua in with a group of wolves. the only thing they have in common is they're canines... the only thing I have in common is I prefer Android with them. Don't put me in that group because when have I stuck up specifically for android and dissed everything else or even stuck up for an Android fan that did diss someone else? yes I stated my opinion. but i didnt bash the OS. Get the facts straight about me before you put me in a group.

Maybe you've turned blind eyed to everyone but Android fanboys? At least I'm being equal with my defense towards people. I disagree with what a lot of people say on here, and i occasionally will reply to them if i feel like it,

Why pick them out? It's not your job and it doesn't hinder everyone else's chance to post their opinoin. I don't know where you're from but in America, we're entitled tothe freedom of speech.... everyone can have their opinon.

As for the article, i don't know about it. I probably wasn't into it back when it was written or i just missed it.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 17:36 1

45. papss (unregistered)


We should fight west side story like... Hey fight dancing and singing is cool right?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 18:48

68. zig8100 (Posts: 115; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Looks like the ball barely hit the Nokia.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:01 1

73. Twisted247 (Posts: 197; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Wow...Big deal Im sure my Nokia that only had snake on it from the 90's will also take a fast ball and a drop better then my Note2 does that mean I am going to jump back to it? HELL NO, Now Nokia how about you put the two phones through their paces in terms of performance and what the handsets are actually capable of? Oh wait that's right because that crappy POS Lumia 920 would get MURDERED.. DISASSEMBLE JOHNNY 5..

This is a pointless ad on Nokia's part and really shows how desperate they are to try an apple move. By pointing out a single select feature that is "better" that doesnt relate to technology or smartphones whatsoever...Switch to our phone cause it's Lighter... Uhm, OK? My nephew's phone that only dials his mother and father is also lighter, your point is?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:10 11

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


Just wake up to the smell of roses. You're still eating dog food. Single feature? Ha! Wake up again. Nokia 920 grand slam all the features (stunning camera, durability, design, glove-friendly screen, wireless, fast and fluid faster than crap SG3, etc.)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:35 5

90. papss (unregistered)


You sir are an idiot..you lost me at pos Nokia lumina.. We all know that's false

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 01:47

158. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Nice: you call him an idiot, and yet you don't know anything about the Lumia 920 that you're dissin'. lol

If you the Lumia 920 is a piece of sh*t, then the SGIII really is yesterday's technology, as well as pathetic and wortheless in all ways. However, unlike you, I appreciate good technology. Both phones are awesome, and neither device is garbage. Do us all a favor, and stop posting your "crap" on this message board...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:08 2

75. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Like tossing balls at a phone really makes another phone better. Maybe in durability.

If you watched smoked by a windows phone campaign its always the rep saying what to do. How about, can your Nokia Lumia "Do this" campaign?

There answer will likely turn out to be no.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:34 4

89. papss (unregistered)


Just stop..geez.. Always knocking Nokia and WP8

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:35 1

91. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I said it was more durable. What else do you want? GeeZ.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:43

95. papss (unregistered)


Really? That's it? You and I both know that's not true.. :)

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:26 1

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


Funny they lost, smoked by Windows. What's next....
So cheap and lame adverts.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:10 1

77. rusticguy (Posts: 2819; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Give me both 920 and SIII and i'll show you how to break both under similar circumstances.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 19:55 5

97. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


i have a s3 and before this video its always been obvious that the lumia 920 is much more durable. that phones a tank durability and is solidly built,if it was running android and had a sd card and a large battery i would happily have the lumia 920...personally before android i was a nokia fan, pretty much only brought there smartphones, would have stuck with them but they chose wp7 which was the complete opposite of what nokia was about which ironically is what android is now which is allow the customer to do what they want with there phones...its the reason why use to get there smartphones because you were not restricted to what you can do..ie bt anyfile to any other bt enabled phones,full file manager, well basically most of what android does but slower and without a decent app store...imo android was the perfect match for nokia and i would bet that alot of ex symbian users would have found it an easier transition to android as they were similar in there idea of an os which was to be open to any sort of customisation...think if nokia chose android they would be in a much better situation...i still think nokia will do android its why they have yet to rule out android.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:27 1

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


All these thumbs down are by WP8 users not Symbian users or fans, there more on Android due to open OS unlike another wannabe IOS copycats.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:51 4

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


Maybe open malware hack.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:26 2

148. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Personally I don't care about an os being open... I just want an os that doesn't restrict what I can do with it in terms of customisability etc...Nokia/symbian provided that and now android does...tried a close os likes iOS and hated and lasted about 7 months until a good android device came out...that device was the s2 and don't regret it one bit. ..as for the dislikes I could care less lol am not here to get likes.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:51 4

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


How much customization you want? Does it make you productive? My Kids Corner is customized better than your turbulent screen under topsy-turvy layout. It's like you have loot happening always inside your store. No wonder why fragmentation is an issue.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:55

169. taz89 (Posts: 2009; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Lol kids corner I can do that by just getting a different. Launcher... Anyways point from customizabiliy is that I don't want to change everything everyday but I know if I don't like something I can change it.. That's only a small part the main part is the types of app that are on android (and some dumb fan boy is going to make a malware comment) and how they can all share with one another....you don't like the way your phone looks you can change it.. You don't like the default apps you can make another app default... Its those thing I like... I like having the option of change... I would rather have the choice of customizability cause remember you don't have to change stuff but if you want you can't where as with other os your limited from the offset and can't change it whether you want or not... Its not bout changing things everyday it's knowing I can if I want

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:01 7

98. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 501; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Where the f**k did these Nokia trolls come from all of a sudden? A new and more resistive of change breed vs isheep? That truly is scary....

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 17:37

186. papss (unregistered)


Try one and you'll see.. There is no going back from here

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:50 1

103. chemhaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Only after Nokia realease a L..920 driven by Android, I'll consider looking at it.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 20:59 8

104. putyongka (Posts: 36; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


then u just die without sporting a beautiful phone.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:30 2

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


More like big huge thick heavy oversized.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:56 7

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


S3 is larger, thus you're right with oversize. Heavy? Even a gay will laugh at you. Hit the gym sissy.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 21:37 10

110. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I'm not surprised by this. Samsung devices aren't exactly known for their durability, mostly just for their gimmicks: huge screens, number of cores, etc. Glad Windows Phone has Nokia hardware and software backing it up. When I can upgrade again in 2014, ain't no telling were Windows Phone will be in terms of market share. At the rate it's going, I may upgrade to a WP8 device if Sprint offers one. I hope they get a Lumia device.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:03 1

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


Much better CPU still a long way to catch up with specs.
Go enjoy drive your M3 while we are on Ferrari and lambo.
So why does this need dual core why didn't they use single core, o wait next lamia phone will be Quad core better graphics, it doesn't even support to play high end games, games are limited , the list continue s...

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 23:01 6

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


Single core before to demonstrate how lame slow and laggy android in dual. That's all you brag specs because you want to hide your true performance. Meaning to say, crap android is poorly architect from the get go.

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:09 6

118. gazmatic (Posts: 518; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Sounds about right. My Lumia fell at least four times and you wouldn't notice. I do though....

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 22:29 1

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


Cause its made of cheap rubber and plastic.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 17:40

187. papss (unregistered)


What? Rubber? Is that right

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:02 1

152. nvrhde (Posts: 69; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


I got a 2 year old S2 still OK, but not durable as Nokia

and i didn't know Nokia got so much Fans

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:16

153. jsdechavez (Posts: 699; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Woohoo!!!!!

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 00:44 1

154. nasznjoka (Posts: 283; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I see lots of Nokia trolls, and about the video nokia wanna shine in the shadow of the best so don't give a damn

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 01:16 1

156. jonartpop (Posts: 154; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)


I love WP8 I think its UI is very unique, I'd love to have one but the lack of apps is the only reason I bought GS3.

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 01:47 1

159. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 880; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


1st two balls hitting the lumia valued their life

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 01:54 1

160. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


The Lumia 920 is a quality piece of engineering, and a great smartphone worth buying. The SGIII is equally great, although a bit older, and possibly lacking in certain features. However it does support Android, which gives it a big advantage at least for the present, until more WP8 apps appear on the stage. Bottom line is that unless you're already heavily invested in either iOS or Android, the Lumia 920 will give plenty o' satisifaction. Also, the thing really is built like a tank, and has great style, durability, and features...

Final Verdict = Strong Value!

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