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Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung ATIV S vs Nokia Lumia 820 vs Lumia 900: spec comparison

0. phoneArena 05 Sep 2012, 10:59 posted on

Last time, when Nokia launched its first Lumia smartphones, it claimed to be making the best Windows Phone devices. That was a jab to the competition but also partly true, as most phone makers are focusing

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posted on 11 Nov 2012, 15:24

61. Twasnow (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)

I am completely on the fence between the Samsung ATIV S and the Lumia 920.

I currently have the Lumia 800, and my carrier will not have the 920, on the other hand I could always buy from another carrier and unlock it.

The screen on the Lumia 920 is supposed to be phenomenal with excellent brightness and great daylight usability. which I think eliminates the benefits of the Super AMOLED on the ATIV S. Except the ATIV S will likely have better blacks.

Plus the Lumia will have a glove friendly touch sreen.

The ATIV S will have a far cooler (IMO) finish on the plastic cover, vs. the black phone I would get with LUMIA 920 (not in to the colors) and I don't love the shape of the Lumia's anyway.

The ATIV S will have a replaceable battery, and an obvious moisture sensor which is important for me as I know for a fact that the company that does repairs for my carrier's Nokia Phones lies about the moisture sensors on the Lumia 800 (I actually caught them in a lie and my carrier gave me a HUGE credit, plus a new phone)

I am sure I will use the Expandable memory as I used to always use my phone as a Memory stick and I can't really with the Lumia 800. (not sure if wp8 and the expandable memory will fix that though)

The thinner size goes to ATIV S, I often carry my phone in my pocket.

Don't care about wireless charging really. my phone often charged in different places and normally it's charged in my vehicle.

Camera is better on the Lumia, but really when I want a good picture I use my SLR not my phone, so this isnt' a big deal for me) and seriously I don't want to make animated GIF's on my phone (ridiculously useless for me, and something a 3rd party app could do)

I really wish I knew of a great 3rd party nav app for wp as that is something I often use, Nokia's is JUST OKAY, it's is far from great, but it works. so I hope either Garmin or one of the others is a good replacement.

In the end I will probably buy the ATIV S because both phones will be great, and to have it on my carrier with a discount is a plus, but if they were both coming to my carrier I would have a much harder time deciding.

One more plus the ATIV S will match the ATIV Smart PC Pro I will be buying in a couple weeks!

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 19:22

62. shannery (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

Lumias did outsell Ativs so that says a lot. The design of the Lumia 920 won awards for best design, on the other hand, ativ just looks like another samsung. Ativ is not a bad phone, it's a pretty good one too, but the overall experience with the 920 is so much better as Nokia has exclusive apps that eats other brands alive. Such as the Nokia Camera, Nokia Here, Nokia Here Drive, Nokia City Lense, Nokia Creative Studio. Hardware wise, OIS camera, Carl zeiss Lense, Sensitive screen, and wireless charging is great. Nokia has navigation and Camera in their grasp.

About the weight, yep, heaviest phone around, but it felt so good in my hands, and don't tell me that 180g of weight can break your wrist. Did I mention the colors of 920? They have plenty to choose from. 32gb is enough. SD card slot is even better on the ativ. Battery life is good on both so no complains. Bigger screen is a plus for the ativ too. So at the end, each to his own, whichever you choose, windows phones 8 delivers. To me, Nokia just made it even better.

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 19:30

63. shannery (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)

People say that if they want a good picture they will use their SLR, but for those who don't bring their big SLR everywhere they go, the handy 920 will do great, especially on a late night out with friends at the bar, cause of the low light capabilities.

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