Nokia Lumia 920 has already lost the price wars: HTC Windows Phone 8X, Samsung Galaxy S III much more affordable
0. phoneArena 02 Oct 2012, 03:47 posted on
The Nokia Lumia 920 was announced to much fanfare a couple of weeks ago with buzz words like wireless charging and extremely responsive screen thrown around…
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1. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Lumia 920 has more features than the 8X. LEt's see what all:
Super-sensitive screen: Check
Higher resolution and slightly bigger screen: Check
Excellent camera: Check
Nokia's exclusive apps: Check
And comparing the 920 to a 6 month old S3. huh?
4. wendygarett (unregistered)
Wow sgs3 price drop so drastically in 6 mth... It suppose to be same price with iPhone, not?
14. Rkiller (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)
Yes the S3 was supposed to be at the same price as the iphone, but this is a market strategy from Samsung in order to sell more and more of its high end devices. And it worked very well for the S2 in the past. Considering iphone, well we still have to wait and see what are the results. Btw this is a bad move from nokia. The Lumia 920 is such a great device but W8 is not quite famous yet everywhere. This can turn out to be a failure when HTC is selling good w8 smartphones too.
60. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
OK I had been praising Nokia all along and saying in every crelated comment that they should get the price right.
Well Nokia just shot itself in the foot!
Talk about stupid! moronic! and totally full of $hit!
Nokia likes RIM a lot and that's whay they are going to be wiped out sooner than later. I mean what kind of a hogwash price is this?
Nokia had become like RIM releasing outdated symbian phones with a premium price tag even when android had become the rage!
Theyy are so full in their heads that they just cant see reason. I mean we arent asking thee phone for dirt cheap but a reasonable price wouldn't be so hard Nokia!
Looks like its going to be Sammy's ATIV S for me!
Goodbye and good riddence Nokia...to banruptcy and oy yeah let the door smack your butt on the way out!
5. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Nokia have yet to build trust with the market place since going with MS, This is why charging these extremely high prices is a strategic disaster. Nokia don't have the brand recognition and loyalty that Apple does. They should have undercut the opposition (Samsung S3) in price.
Total fail for Nokia and not surprising really when Nokia is led by Stephen Elop who represents the epitome of incompetence.
7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
A super-sensitive screen that will be drain battery very quickly;
The 8X has a higher pixel density, though it doesn't really matter because they're both over 300 ppi. Screen size is a matter of preference and is not a feature.
Of course it has an excellent camera, it's Nokia. Not to say the 8X's camera is bad, but still.
There are only 13 exclusive Nokia apps I believe, Maps and Drive being the most useful ones.
12. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
While the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 both enjoy super sensitive touch, the firmware has been configured to avoid accidental activation of the display. In testing this has not proven to be an issue or to cause unwanted battery drainage.
What has been configured to stop it happening?
The firmware requires a ‘landing event’ to move into active mode and without a repeat of that landing event will eventually return into sleep mode.
15. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
This false information campaign on the part of PHONEARENA needs to be called out. There is absolutely no evidence and pure conjecture on the part of PHONEARENA with respect to this so called super sensitive screen tech causing battery drain. NO EVIDENCE. In addition, NOKIA has already come out with official statements by its engineers to the contrary. This site is a travesty when it comes to reporting facts.
29. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
agree... false informations are floating around in phonearena... =D
9. JaqenHghar (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You forget the Wireless Charging.
Lumia 920 is way better than sgs3 and one x.
23. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
This phone is not even compared to the iPhone but yet you compare it with the GS3...please bro, your talking about a NOKIA LUMIA 920 remember that.
85. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
IPhone is a joke. The Lumia 800 and 710 are better than that thing. The 900 is arguably better than them because of the larger screen and LTE capability, which apple JUST caught up with. 920 creams the iPhone, and takes its place at the top of the heap with the ATIV, WP8X, and upcoming GS4.
36. maverick786us (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
Except for Quad core and bigger screen size. I don't see SGS3 have anything better than Lumia 920. I can list numerous features that Lumia has over SGS3
1) Superior camera in not only in terms of one feature but several features
2) Superior screen
3) Nokia Drive+
4) Nokia City Lens
5) Wireless charging
6) Premium material used which is almost scratch proof compared to cheap plastic used by Galaxy ( I was surprised when I saw a video in which Lumia 900 was used for nailing)
7) Better build quality
8) Better Call quality
9) Dual speakers
10) Windows 8 is always smooth compared to battery hog androids
40. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
gotta agree... the call quality on my GS2 even with noise cancelling mic is just average... unlike nokia smartphones... really great call quality...
21. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Add wireless charging accessories and other accessories totaling up to $1000 = check
46. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
no one would buy a windows phone mobile for that price
48. zippolite28 (Posts: 106; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)
no one why ?? there are many other WP8 phones comming and i will give a try
72. NokiaLumia920 (Posts: 28; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Only you won't buy, go back to your low end Android plz..
109. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
i will :P when it comes down
it has stunninng features unlike iphone which comes with nothing special stll priced more then this one so i say this is still better then iphone as it has the tech no other phone offers
51. myclevername (Posts: 94; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)
Don't forget wireless charging and NFC
52. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
International GS3 over Lumia920:
- More capable processor: check
- Bigger screen:check
- much slimmer and lighter:check
- expandable storage:check
- removable battery:check
- way superior ecosystem:check
- way more customizable UI and OS: check
- MORE AFFORDABLE: check
130. maverick786us (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)
I think having such a slim body like GS2 & 3 makes the grip very difficult. While taking photographs its very difficult to hold it. On the other hand Lumia 920 is designed in such a way that it is comfortable to hold. Another drawback of being slim is compromise in audio quality. iPhone 5's audio quality is lower than iPhone 4S
79. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Two Words:- Sayonara Nokia! You will be bought by Microsoft just like Google bought Motorola. Because at this price, competition will say: GTFO!
84. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
Don't forget wireless charging and OIS, that tech isn't necessarily cheap. I expect the 820 to be the volume phone, and the 920 to be the excellent-but-possibly-fewer-sold flagship. If the 920 comes in $200 on contract, it'll do just fine, especially if the ATIV S and WP8X are priced the same. Customer sees all three side by side, and can make their preferred choice.
101. xtremesv (Posts: 297; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
The comparison with the Galaxy S3 is just right. The problem with the new Lumias is they're late as everything Nokia has released in the last two years. WP8 must be breathtaking if they really wanna eat a piece of the cake but as I see it M$ had it all and was too lazy to see it coming, Android is the new Windows for the mobile industry.
111. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
But it's still Dual-core, no Quadcore!