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What would make a Nokia Lumia better than the Samsung Ativ S?

0. phoneArena 30 Aug 2012, 08:34 posted on

"Every great show needs a warm-up act." – that is what Nokia's Doug Dawson confidently stated on Twitter soon after Samsung announced its Windows Phone 8 powered Ativ S smartphone. Bold words indeed, for they imply that the upcoming WP8 Nokia Lumia smartphones will somehow be better than what Samsung proudly unveiled on Wednesday. But is that really possible?...

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posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:38 23

1. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


If Windows phone, then Nokia.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:58 14

14. MeoCao (unregistered)


I think SS will have advantage as they can make Activ S very cost competitive to Nokia offerings by using GS3 parts while Nokia is in very difficult financial situation.

SS surely considers Nokia a threat to its position so we will see a fierce battle for WP8 supremacy.

Can't wait.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 04:31

64. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well thats the point nokia is using ag

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 07:36

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


Nokia has Microsoft backing them up in their financial department when it comes to Windows Phone and it is Nokia who see Samsung as a potential threat because Nokia still dominates the global market share.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 21:36 3

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


indeed... samsung wants to dethrown nokia in WP too... its been years that samsung want to dethrown nokia as a top manufacturer now they suceed coz they play the android game so good...but i think if nokia join the android party, samsung is still the mere second...

if you want Windows Phone, then go for nokia Lumia...

looks.--- check
elegance---check
nokia exclusive offerings---check
name what you want, lumia has it!!!

but i wonder if nokia really give the nokia maps offering to WP for free...

i want to see it in action is ativ S (i still dont like the Ativ name.. should have been Odyssey... very catchy like Galaxy)..

so if you want to experience this feature, better buy a Lumia...

if android, go for samsung...but since sammy is in trouble now go for sony or motorola...

dont go chinese products okay?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 23:48

59. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


For android , HTC are also good

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 23:57

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


yeah..but im talking about on WP segment.. since HTC still didnt announce WP yet...

but for me, i like HTC device..more solid and compact than samsung's...but HTC's name kinda sucks... same goes to ZTE...... :)

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:39 2

2. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


s4 pro
4gb ram
1600x900 resolution display
4000mAh battery
pure view camera

did I missed something???

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:40 3

5. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


polycarbonate unibody with variety of color options.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:52 7

13. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Resolution and ram is overkill?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:31 8

18. Osman (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 May 2012)


u failed,its not a tablet, yet there is no tablet with such specs!!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 10:03 8

24. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


and a chick with every phone sold... stop dreaming fanboy...

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 10:13 7

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


Yeah, the price. I think $2000

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:03 1

44. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


WP8 can only work 2 cores bro.. so forget S4 pro

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 13:36 6

45. gawdfather (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)


wp8 can support upto 64 cores mittal...get your facts straight

http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57456648-85/windows-phone-8-os-opens-up-to-multicore-processors-nfc/

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 03:11 1

63. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


hmmm... i see
ACCEPT MY APOLOGIES OH MIGHTY GOD!!!
FOR I HAVE SINNED!!!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 04:38 2

65. gawdfather (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)


YOUR APOLOGIES ARE ACCEPTED MY SON.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 05:22

66. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Ha! good 1 :-D

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:39 4

3. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


put emphasis in competitive pricing then we'll have a winner.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:40 9

4. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


1) Same processor as samsung
2) Not very thick
3) Availabilty in all countries

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 09:38 8

19. Nick_T (Posts: 170; Member since: 27 May 2011)


For now, all WP8 smartphones will have the same Snapdragon S4 processor, your #1 wish will be granted.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 11:58

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


Sorry but you are off the mark, Nokia can/may use custom chipsets as a part of their deal.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:43 4

6. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Woohh, for the very first time, i can bash other manufacturer's build quality!!! Lets start with Nokia.. Nokia is made of plastic, it is cheap & will retain the old boring design, booo!!Eiiwwww.. Ativ S is more premium with it's sexy brushed aluminum body!!! :)

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 10:32 1

28. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 551; Member since: 07 May 2012)


dude u haven't even seen a nokia wp8 device

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 12:46 3

43. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Nokia uses polycarbonate. They moved away from anondized aluminum after the N8 and E7 (2010).

Do a drop test between the two. Guess which will win.
Do a surface scratch test on both the screen and the body. Guess which will win.
Put either through a year of wear and tear. Guess which on will win.
Do a reception and call quality test. Guess which one will win.

If you answered Nokia to all 4, you're likely correct!

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 23:51

60. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Get lost you Samsung Fanboy troll
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posted on 31 Aug 2012, 15:47

68. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


dude, it's not a plain plastic like your avila
second...alu looks more refinied but is not as durable
third...just shut up troll

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:44 4

7. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


easier answer.. it would be better if samsng made it.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 06:52

75. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


I hate Samsung Fanboy trolls like you
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posted on 30 Aug 2012, 08:46 10

8. moneyrockers (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


I will surely go for NOKIA..............:-)

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