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Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 920: touch sensitivity test (video)

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Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 920: touch sensitivity test (video)
Nokia has seriously stepped up its trash talk after the announcement of the Lumia 920 and we’ve seen numerous comparisons of the new Windows Phone 8 flagship device against Samsung’s Android flagship the Galaxy S III. First, optical image stabilization and low light performance is noticeably better on the Lumia 920 against both the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5.

Now, Nokia has allowed a user in Russia to test out the touch sensitivity of the display on the Lumia 920 and compare it to the Galaxy S III. We imagine that in Russia’s freezing climate the possibility to use a phone with gloves on would be highly appreciated.

Not surprisingly, the Lumia 920 lives up to the hype and impresses as even with a folded glove, it was still able to detect touches and taps, while the Galaxy S III screen stayed idly without responding.

Nokia is using Synaptics technology for that magic to happen and honestly we’d love to see that arrive on other smartphones as well.

source: WP7Forum via Nixanbal

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posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:02 29

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


Yeah!! Nokia rules :)
I wish I had the money to buy S III n Lumia 920 :D

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:13 2

21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


ME ME 2 aswell.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 13:23 6

42. torr310 (Posts: 450; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


If Nokia keeps being innovative on the hardware and that's gonna attract more users to it. The more of the users on Windows Phone, the more developers/apps there will be.

We as consumers are the winner as the market gets more competitive.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:04 28

2. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


very innovative Nokia

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:11 11

5. prakesh (Posts: 92; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


yes;hardware superb hardware beast..

OS? dnt thnk so..

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:14 7

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


They are also innovative when it comes to OS, too bad, they put to garbage all those home-brewed OS, such as meego and symbian.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:51 4

14. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Yes, Nokia's hardware is phenomenal and extremely innovative. A rare sight in today's saturated smartphone market. But the Operating System is many step backwards. It doesn't even keep the WiFi on when screen is off!! How else am I supposed to keep up with my email? Make sure I am using it??

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:03

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


You're talking about WP. That's another side of the story. Microsoft is the one developing it. But I have read that there's an app in WP that could override that feature and let your WiFi turned on even if screen is off. :)

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:15 4

22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Nokia are were never good at Hard-ware. always giving standard specs, look at the N9 vs S2....

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:52 1

30. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1162; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


hardware doesnt always mean the type for processor,ghz,ram or whatnot.standard specs? we are on the Lumia 920 page. you are really a troll

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:29 1

39. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


if u mean for the processor, why should nokia put a dual core or what ever the specs ur talking about, if meego can run smoothly on the "STANDARD SPECS" ??
android is a heavy OS thats whay samsung and other anroid phone manufacturers were implementing dual core and quad core, so the android doesn't lag, and still it does!!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:10 8

3. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


apps mater and WP sucks in means of apps thats y i changed my lumia800 with s3!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:25 19

9. StephenGalop (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Lol I doubt you even have a Lumia 800, but a fanboy bashing

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:06 5

19. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


Definitely lying as almost all the significant apps found in android could also be found in WP, better yet, more intuitive alternatives.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:17 4

24. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And much expensive than iOs apps. Rip offs.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:16 5

23. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


i totally agree it "Sucks" still way behind Android , and still restrictions.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:30 8

26. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't think that WP is bad OS, I think that WP just need more time to evolve and it should become a really good OS.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:59 6

31. Altair (Posts: 340; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


What are you talking about? WP8 already has 100000 apps. How many do you need?

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:47 2

35. StephenGalop (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


TROLL needs 99999 fart apps :)

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 12:35 1

51. IHateApple (banned) (Posts: 122; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Enough to beat Apple.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:34 1

40. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


u all talk about WP lacks apps, come on honestly how many apps u use per day??
besides wp is a new os give it the time that android took, and u'll see how many apps it will have

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 09:54 1

49. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


i mean good apps like asphalt 7 are not available in windows market!!
awe full

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 10:06

50. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


i agree with u on this, since am obsessed with cars-related games, especially the Asphalt 7 and the NFS, they are the best games for cars

in my opinion we've got to give it extra time for developers to bring those amazing apps and games into windows phones

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:11 7

4. hung2900 (Posts: 821; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I can play fruit ninja on my GS3 by using a knife too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7wFUynY1YU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98BYhwR5Y60

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:49 5

13. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Don't know why people are thumbing down your comment. Must be the Nokia fans.... Galaxy S III works fine and is also sensitive with sharp objects, just not with a glove.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:08

20. hung2900 (Posts: 821; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Sadly your comment also got a thumb-down. Oh poor crazy fanboy.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:48

36. StephenGalop (Posts: 52; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Sadly your comment also got 10 thumb-down. Oh poor commenter :(

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:47 1

29. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Yeah that works on any touch screen, but the metal has to be a really good conducter to work as smoothly as it does in the video. So its work like a science trick, than it actually being as sensitive as the nokia screen.It won't work with any knife you throw at it unlike the nokia screen. You can try with a knife right now and you can see the screen move but its not as accurate or responsive like the nokia in the video.(I just tried it, my knife was not as good a conductor as in the vid so it wasn't as accurate or responsive) Also the nokia screen works with non-conducting materials like plastic too, other touch screens can't.

ps if you hold the non-conducting plastic end the trick won't work, as the charge from your body can't travel through plastic/rubber.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:24 6

8. b4mv_01 (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Fruit ninja with a knife?thats phone ninja!:D

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 18:16

43. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 868; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


BEST COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE, HANDS DOWN!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:25 4

10. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Glad to see what they said was true. And yes people living in cold areas wearing gloves would be a no issue with Lumia 920.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:29 9

11. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1043; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


here comes the fanboys bashing the weight because they have nothing else to bash

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:48 2

12. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


It is a valid excuse not to buy the Lumia 900. The phone is heavier the the first phablet by Samsung, the Note. And that is like 5 inches with a way bigger battery.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:54 2

17. jubbing (Posts: 150; Member since: 20 Aug 2008)


We're talking about the 920 here not the 900 you noob.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:53 3

15. MartyK (Posts: 726; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


I see someone is following the isheep mentality about Andy's fans;

It's not true we welcome ALL OS, cause that will force our Precious Google to add more to Android..hint "Google Now".

So welcome Window-phone-user..the more the merrier :)

Anyways, I can see how this screen touch sensitivity can come in handy, my question is this can the sensitivity be adjusted?

few years ago on window 6.XXXX there was a problem adjusting and keeping it on that level.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 07:53 4

16. AlexYouOC (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I wonder if Nokia realizes they made it THAT much easier to pocket dial someone smh

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:20 1

25. bbblader (Posts: 583; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


do you even know how windows phone unlocks?
with a slide to unlock basically its hard because the hole screen will be touched so please explain

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:33

27. iced_heroine (Posts: 28; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


the whole screen will be touch? so what??
its multitouch mate...
u dont use 2 fingers just to unlock a phone do u mate??

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 20:53

45. iced_heroine (Posts: 28; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


oh,, so many red thumbs on me?
i was just telling the truth..oh well. thuth hurts..
fanboys use 2 fingers just to unlock their phone!! ahahaha.. another stupid FAIL

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 08:44 3

28. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1162; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


yes please do elaborate... i like the way you bash nokia's features. even though deep inside you feel ashamed that your phone doesn't have this capability

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:45 1

32. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


A device worthy of praise with its attention to detail and forward thinking technology that makes sense.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:14

33. JKING_25 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Hey can someone tell me if Nokia Maps is just as good as Google Maps. I currently have a Android and my favorite thing is Google Maps with Navigation. Can someone give me a comparison between the two?

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:50 5

37. -box- (Posts: 3879; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


You can look it up, but Nokia Maps are consistently better. Google Maps does offer StreetView, which is neat, but Nokia offers CityLens, which partially offsets that disadvantage.
Try them both: maps.nokia.com and maps.google.com

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 18:19 3

44. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 868; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Agreed, Nokia is known for their mapping. While, Google Maps is very resourceful, Nokia Maps is in another league.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 07:57

47. JKING_25 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Thanks!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 10:38 2

34. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Can trolls just get along and troll Apple instead.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:07 1

38. cheeseaddict (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


owned!!!!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:48 2

41. darkvadervip (Posts: 343; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Some people don't remember when android first came out it was slow poor build quality and not many apps. In saying that the only thing windows is working on is getting developers on board.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 22:43 3

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


the PUREMOTION HD+ is really an innovation!!! really amazing!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 08:41 1

48. DP777 (Posts: 15; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


I had several Android devices (unfortunately has 1 now before Lumia 920 release) and always had a desire to get rid of it.
Android is slow (better on a powerfull smartphones) and has a lot of apps but 99% of them suck and the platform is not secure.
Windows Phone it's a big step forward and it's the fastest developing platform.
Add MS Office, exclusive Nokia apps, Xbox games, Nokia Maps and it's much more secure.

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