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Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Accord vs Samsung ATIV S: which one do you like most?

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Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Accord vs Samsung ATIV S: which one do you like most?
Two upcoming Windows Phone 8 flagships have just leaked - the HTC Accord and Nokia Lumia 920. This means that, along with the officially-announced ATIV S, we now have three top WP8 devices to look forward to. With three manufacturers like Nokia, HTC and Samsung, however, we can expect three very different products, even though the Windows Phone 8 OS they'll be running will be pretty much the same across devices.

Of course, we should keep in mind that the Nokia and HTC handsets aren't official yet, so there might as well be surprises when the companies announce their phones, but judging by the leaked photos and info, things do look pretty close to the real thing.

Granted that it's too early to draw any conclusions yet, it looks like Nokia will launch a device that's made in similar fashion to the company's previous top devices, the Lumia 900 and 800, which is a good thing. However, this design no longer has the wow-effect that it had a year ago, so Nokia will probably count on the marvelous PureView camera technology that will almost certainly be in the Lumia 920, as well as Nokia Drive turn-by-turn navigation.

The HTC Accord, on the other hand, represents a change in the company's design approach. Truth be told, the recently leaked render of the Accord reminds of a Lumia 800 or 900, due to the rectangular shape and colorful body. Even if HTC has been inspired by Nokia when designing the Accord, it'd still be a good thing, this design is a step in the right direction for the Taiwanese. That's as long as the looks of the Accord aren't too similar to Nokia's phones.

The ATIV S, however, has a very different appearance with its typical Samsung front and classy aluminum back cover that matches WP8 perfectly. There's nothing else that special going on with the ATIV S, except for its giant 4.8" Super AMOLED screen, so it probably won't be able to stand out from the crowd, but that is something that customers will decide.

So, let's presume that the latest leaks aren't fakes, and that the Nokia and HTC devices will indeed look like this. If that's the case, which of the three Windows Phone 8 handsets do you like most? Vote in the poll below to let the world know!


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Which Windows Phone 8 phone do you like most?
71.79%
2802 votes
(2802 votes) Nokia Lumia 920
7.81%
305 votes
(305 votes) HTC Accord
20.39%
796 votes
(796 votes) Samsung ATIV S

3903 votes


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posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:45 38

1. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Please create the poll after the phones gets officially released ..

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:42 18

26. AeroPrime (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Its so obvious Every Time people talk about windows phone... It's lumia that comes to mind..... why would i buy a Samsung... i'm not saying that they are not good at making windows phone but is just too late for them to make a comeback with windows phone... beside Nokia built quality and design is much better. If Nokia comes up with an Android phone .... I won't buy a Samsung... Nokia is the way to go.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 20:11 9

48. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Nokia and HTC, thus far I have been impressed with their build quality. Samsung I have never liked their phones, the quility is not the best.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 22:14 1

49. Nookie4u (Posts: 127; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


oh my, I put my vote and it showed! bang! quite a lot of people think like me! And yeah, people seems to love Samsung in android but things are different here on WP.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:29

51. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


well... the Samsung Omnia 7 was a great phone imo =)

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 01:11 1

53. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Yeah.. made of cheap nasty plastic.
Even they lied about the poly carbonate backing for S3. it feels like any ordinary plastic!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 01:41 1

54. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


yeah... when it comes to windows phone..its all about nokia now...even samsung and even HTC make windows phone and windows mobile devices first...

i agree with the writer, nokia should re design the new lumia to have a new "wow factor"... but if they push the pureview tech on these designs, i think it will be different since it will surely have a bump on the back...

the leak photos dont really convince me at all..but i was convince by the other one, the 820..coz if its truly a lumia pureview, it should have a bump, but it doesnt have...

i hope the 920 carry the 808 pureview camera (21 mp is pretty decent.. still higher than the new nikon and galaxy camera running android OS at 16mp) and the 820 will carry the N8 sensor but better(even N8's camera still sit on the top spot camera phone)..

the lumia 820 looks like N9 ans N8 together to me... coz the camera side of the 820 is on top (on the leak photos) like the N8..

but i do wish they bring the N8 design back..i really like N8 design... its aluminum body is way better than samsung ativ s!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:04

58. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


That is presuming that Nokia will do everything right!
There is always possibility for Samsung/HTC to gain traction and for Nokia to lose it for various possible reasons
Samsung/HTC might give better battery backup in the future
Samsung/HTC might provide a cost advantage
etc. etc.....
We will just have to wait and watch

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:46 25

2. karas (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Such a lame question :P
9 out of 10 would prefer Lumia 920

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:50 7

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


But 9 out of 10 buyers will prefer Ativ :))

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:55 21

6. dickwyn (Posts: 586; Member since: 07 May 2012)


when people talk about WP8 Nokia is the first thing that comes to mind

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:02 4

8. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 80; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


you need to look at the resulst before you speak..

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:13 8

14. MeoCao (unregistered)


Haha, I'm sure most of the people who voted Nokia have Android and not WP, let alone Nokia WP.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:48 6

20. -box- (Posts: 3752; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I have a cyan Lumia 900, and I voted for the 920. I'll likely be selling the 900 to buy a 920. Undecided whether it'll be another cyan or that very appealing yellow.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:10 2

28. joey_sfb (Posts: 2780; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Hmm, sell it to who?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:13

31. joey_sfb (Posts: 2780; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Reason i ask is that i have problem selling my nokia c7 till i traded it in with the telco for $60 and that's 2011 Aug.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 15:51

46. -box- (Posts: 3752; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


@joey_sfb: Anyone with valid U.S. legal tender. I know what you mean. I have a C7 Astound, 701, and a 5230, and they're hard sells at the price they should command. Folks would rather spend that money on newer or less-obscure hardware.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:15 3

40. apocalypsebc (Posts: 148; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Give me the yellow one :-)

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:18 3

32. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i have Lumia800 :P

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:03

9. B3BLW29 (Posts: 237; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Looks like u didn't get the memo :D

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:51 7

5. karas (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


oops.. 'Show results' are not agreeing

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:09 9

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5617; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Actually.... I think 65 out of 100 smartphone buyers prefer Android. :-)

Back to the article's question, I think the 'winner' will be dependent on who provides the best overall user experience - things like call quality, multi-media, browsing, and, and, and.

It probably would be better to run the article/poll after all 3 handsets were available. Right now, it is more of a popularity contest.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:48 7

3. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Can't actually state anything without seeing the Accord or 920 but the Lumia=Wp formany.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:01 4

7. redmd (Posts: 868; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I prefer the giant screen of the ATIV. The 2300 mAh also got my interest. Nokia had it's pureview camera going on so it might attract buyers.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:10 9

12. maverick786us (Posts: 117; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


0.3 inch will hardly make any difference. The interface of ATIV is so simple compared to sophisticated interface of Lumia and Accord

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:11 3

23. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Ahhhhh! Doesn't the interface looks the same for all WP smartphones? How is the ATIV interface look different from that of Lumia and Accord. Yet people thumb u up for such a ludicrous comment. They all look the same, the only difference will be the hardware and added "Apps" sort to speak.

But I stand to be corrected, I could be the stupid one here.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:34

42. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


ahahahah u never saw a WP interface buddy stay out of this unless u seen the OS

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:37 2

19. redmd (Posts: 868; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Are you sure? Because as far as I know all WP8 devices will look the same software wise except for that special manufacturer bundle.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:32 2

36. swagat73 (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


i prefer htc zenith.4.7' ips lcd 2,s4 1.7ghz dual core,2500mah battery,window 8,13mp camera

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:10 2

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3951; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


When it comes to WP, it really all comes down to design, as they are all usually the same specs (aside from screen size). With that said, Nokia makes the best looking WP devices. Though Samsung is making a stand with the Ativ, giving it an aluminum chassis instead of the usualy polycarbonate, that's a first. Wonder why they didn't do that with the GS3...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:13

13. ph00ny (Posts: 594; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Captivate for ATT (SGS1) had aluminum battery cover.

Primary reason for not using aluminum is reception.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:20

15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3951; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Oh, I never knew that. I knew Samsung put aluminum on their Bada devices, but didn't know about the Captivate.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:22

16. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


earlier leaks suggested a Nokia Lumia 1001 right? i hope they don't name it the 920 and i hope the design doesn't stay redundant.

Lumia designs look too alike already. just like the iPhone. it's beautiful, but too common somehow. it needs to standout among the other lumias.

if the pricing is the same, then I'd get the lumia only because of the better camera and all.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:23 4

17. megaSUNNY (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


among all, lumia 920 looks cool, clean and beautiful.and ugliest is........
everyone knows

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:34 3

18. fatexo (Posts: 75; Member since: 21 May 2010)


HTC Accord because i am not a fan of pentile matrix AMOLED screens..

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:52 4

21. refreak (Posts: 29; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


no one knws the complete specs of lumia 920, but still it gets such a huge reaction..
Prooves pureview is a show stealer..

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 08:52 3

22. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


i don't care what you think but when comes to windows phone nokia has good muscles than anyother out there except microsoft.So i am forget about other OEMs when comes to windows phone!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:16 4

24. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I guess sales will only show, which one the consumers prefer. Some people still think Samsung and HTC when it comes to Windows Phone (talking about an average consumer, not Phonearenians). The likes of Focus and Omnia. Just saying. I could be wrong.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 09:32 2

25. snowgator (Posts: 3200; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Nokia will have a huge boost given it from the 900's push which got it front and center among not only WP's, but Smartphones in general. Even if some call it disappointing, fact is the name recognition was truly an investment for Nokia. I expect their devices to really take off. No doubt they will be the best selling WP devices. The only questions will be how do they compared to the top end Androids and iPhone, and what comes next during Q2 and Q3 of 2013?

As for me, I voted Samsung's effort. They get first look in my world due to the amazing performance of not only their top end Android efforts (GS2 & GS3), but the flawless and enjoyable Focus series they put out for WP 7. From the original effort in 2010 to the "S", all 4 devices are dependable, rated highly, and had very few problems to talk about. Their ecosystem is growing with some decent exclusives, and they were supported- receiving all updates available. Sure, Nokia gets higher marks in support and exclusives, but I trust Sammy.

It will be Samsung or Nokia for me. HTC lost me with the horrid performance of my Wife's Titan, although the T2 isn't bad.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:05 4

27. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I'm happy most of you still prefer Nokia when the mobile universe is getting hogged by devices for Android.
To all who think Samsung ATIV has got it all...look at what Nokia did to your "Windows" above your desks...yes, it'll be on your pockets with a brave comeback with a beautiful, though not fresh, shell.
Here's what you can do with Samsung's back cover...remove it, hang it by your door, and hit it with a spoon to make that 'clang' sound whenever you have to call your kids or family members for meal, lol.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:11 1

29. snowgator (Posts: 3200; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Okay, that WAS kinda funny....

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:12 3

30. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Super LCD 2 1280x720 on the 4.3 inch HTC Accord will be the sharpest, brightest and most color accurate display ever been on a smartphone. If its real of course. It would be a One X display with higher PPI.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:24 1

33. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


I really hope Microsoft will have some sort of event in the U.S with all OEM under one roof to show all WP8 devices and which carriers will be getting what devices.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 10:54 5

34. Nematc (Posts: 28; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


1. camera
2. drive navigation
3. durability
At this stage of pre-release
I will vote for Nokia.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:01 5

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


Samsung still copies iCrap? is it me or Ativ is another iClone? :) lol..brace yourself,mad fanboys storm is coming :D

judging by the renders and picz for me is Nokia all the way..I personally own desire s and e52..:)

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:34 2

37. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


hey guys, is galaxy nexus still worth buying ? because there's a lot of new phones coming up this month, yeah i know this is not relevant with the article

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:20 2

41. mahdi_78 (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


I do not think!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 11:57 3

38. mahdi_78 (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


Nokia Lumia 920 is much better in my opinion
only Nokia Lumia 920
فقط نوکیا لومیا 920 را عشقه

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:02

39. eman99 (Posts: 214; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


its just a zune that can make calls thats all it is hail to its destruction

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 12:45 1

43. Glim12808 (Posts: 393; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Like, like, like all three! But for me, it comes down to who will support their products after they're released to the market. Based on that, it's Nokia for me!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 13:50

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


Depends on what's coming to Tmo...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 15:26

45. networkdood (Posts: 6263; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


The Lumia looks to be the least appealing, in terms of specs, but P.A. does not have the full spec sheet on it, so we will see - HTC and Samsung phones look nice, too. Probably would pick the Samsung phone on specs alone, but since I do not buy the phone on just specs alone - I would wait until viewing them at a store, if one carrier did have all models to view.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 08:23

59. networkdood (Posts: 6263; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


boo hoo I got minus 1 and now I will cry....lol

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:42

47. Johnnokia (Posts: 492; Member since: 27 May 2012)


If Nokia will have phone runs on WP, why should I think to buy from other brands !!!??.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 23:13

50. tmcr7 (Posts: 152; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


No offense to Nokia Lumia 820 or 920. They're great looking phones. And probably sports a better camera.

But a Samsung Ativ S would really look cool together with the Ativ Tablet and the Ativ Laptop. I would love to collect these Samsung Windows 8 devices. :)

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 01:10

52. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


I'll support HTC... my name says so. :\

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 06:12 1

55. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


the samsung is plain ugly. i won't even consider it

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 06:27 1

56. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


do you hate samsung? but why you have samsung galaxy note on your pic? well actually the ativ S is really a good looking device... but nokia will be the best and the beast of WP...

this is the main dis advantage of a manufacturers releasing some device ahead from its competition... they wont know the look or how will it impact...

thats why samsung's galaxy series is sued by apple because of this!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 10:22 1

61. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


i have e Note as my pic bcos im using the Note -.-
besides, looks are subjective, i can like it and u can hate it

in Apple's defense, the Galaxy line came out aft e iPhone... so yea.. but e phones before the iPhone is a different story though

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 07:53

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


Call quality and phone related functions would probably go to Nokia.

I really like Amoled screens right now....so I would like the Ativ. I have yet to see a One X in person so cant comment on that type of screen.

Overall...I just like the look of the Ativ more.

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