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Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

0. phoneArena 28 May 2013, 05:20 posted on

Arguably the two best handsets for their respective platforms, the Lumia 928 might seem insignificant against the imposing presence of Sammy’s flagship, but the true test to find a winner is to pit the two head-to-head in each category...

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posted on 29 May 2013, 16:56

64. windork (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 May 2013)

no, this article isn't about it

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 23:28

95. piyath (Posts: 782; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)

HTC One is a JOKE...! huh huh haaaaaaaaaaa..

posted on 28 May 2013, 05:32 29

3. fsnas (Posts: 104; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)

M$ needs to react faster!!

I'm a WP8 user but it's really depressing to wait for MS minor but really important updates like:
- seperating phone ringtone volume from media volume.
- screen rotation lock.
- customizing notification ringtones.
- flexibility in rewinding and forwarding videos
- killing apps in multitasking

and for major updates:
- Notification center
- high resolution screen
- multi-cores
- dual-SIM support
- etc..

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:13 19

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

The only reasons I sold my lumia 710 was for above features which I think Android has covered. ...

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:48 15

20. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

Yes my friend, WP does lack alot of minor features which means alot to normal user
hope all will be coming in next blue or 8.1 update...

posted on 28 May 2013, 09:52 12

44. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

i'm in dude........nokia is good on their area, but MS need to quick.

posted on 28 May 2013, 10:01 12

46. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Yep Nokia are doing there bit, Microsoft needs to step up there game.

posted on 28 May 2013, 20:54

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

Totally agree!

But you won't be getting none of those feautres.

Exclusive to Android™®©

And if you do,we will kick you're @ss, and Litigate you, hahahahaha.

And all green to all above


posted on 29 May 2013, 17:01 1

65. windork (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 May 2013)

Who do you like? You seem to just hate on Windows Phone then say "GS4 looks like crap" (which is true) but then you say this, "Windows Phone won't get there" (Which is false, 145,000 apps already) So please good troll, tell me who it is that isn't crap

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 18:41

72. OldWarrior632 (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)

I have to agree with you on $MSFT, but from the point of view of a normal user, I actually like the looks of the Galaxy better. That said, I own a 928, and Photography is one of my hobbies. The 928 actually takes very good pictures. While the GS has an added memory card from what I read, I offload my pictures daily when I recharge anyway. If I want to do heavy duty photos. I switch to an SLR anyway.
I find that after about 100k Apps, it is rare that one appears that is new or a serious upgrade of an old one.
The worst part of the 928 is not the phone, but the lack of Marketing. Not having used a GS, I cannot comment on comparison, but I did compare my 928 to other phones including my landline, and the people I called all reported the 928 to be the clearest voice.

posted on 20 Jun 2013, 13:51

94. Mirosti (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 May 2013)

I totally agree with you on those, but still i think WP is the best smart phone platform ever! I'm just in love with my Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7.8). WP is perfect to me :)

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:23 1

53. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)

Well Eveybody knows that I am a Nokia fan but this is the fact that GS4>Lumia 928

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:33 5

15. SIGPRO (Posts: 1781; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

I mean the icons i dont like it anymore, it looks and feels outdated!
It is slow and laggy!
After my ICS device it will not buy a Adroid device anymore!

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:01 19

8. SIGPRO (Posts: 1781; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

I would choose the Lumia 928, the S4 design is ulgy and Android is outdated!

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:08 16

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

I agree with s4, but what were you thinking when writing Android is outdated ??

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:14 20

13. sukimtk (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 May 2013)

let him, cant you see that he is wp fan boy :D
i hve ativ s and i love wp8 but some1 like android more and that doesnt mean that other os is worse or better :/
every1 have his opinion and both wp8 and android are good

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:43 13

19. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

After using wp i figured out wp does have icons in app drawer just unified in small squares
and live tiles are widgets which you cant interact with. But i must say it definitely looks beautiful

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:35 3

16. SIGPRO (Posts: 1781; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

How can i be a WP8 fanboy if i dont own a WP8 device!

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:35 11

17. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)

Outdated... Oh i got it you are a fanboy.
i use wp8 smartphone bcuz its suits me but i must say android is in its own league with tons of features. And android 4.2 jellybean is two years ahead of ios &wp

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:59 2

21. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Cough cough go die cough cough

posted on 28 May 2013, 07:13 7

27. SleepingOz (unregistered)

You have always been bashing Android/defending nokia here and now you you telling us that you own an Android device? Ok, we trust you.. lol

posted on 28 May 2013, 07:31 7

29. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)

Did you even use Jelly Bean ??? if u want to enjoy Android then go get a Flagship Device....Don't Wine abt android if u have a low end android device ...

posted on 28 May 2013, 07:35 2

30. SIGPRO (Posts: 1781; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

My girl has a Experia T with JB on it, project butter sure the phone is still slow and laggy. Alarm does not go off, sound is gone often, browser closes it self everytime. So no Android for me anymore.

posted on 28 May 2013, 07:38 2

31. SIGPRO (Posts: 1781; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

I have a Transformer wit ICS and my girl a ExperiaT with JB yes both lags and are slow en with al lot of bugs!. And i use a N9 which is still faster than the Experria T of my girl.
So when people say ithat i lie about the issues we have, i would say get a life fanboys. Because many people have similar issues with Android devices!

posted on 28 May 2013, 07:41 2

32. SIGPRO (Posts: 1781; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)

I dont think ExperiaT and Asus Transformers are low end devices!
And even you 2gb ram or a octacore in a droid device it will not help because Android is not optimized for it!

posted on 28 May 2013, 09:42 2

40. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Read post number 3 a "modern OS" an still lacks some basic stuff... Tell me when someone redefined the word outdated, yeah the s4 may not be the best looking phone out there but man android is ages ahead in many aspects

posted on 28 May 2013, 09:20 1

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

yeah you r right android is laggy as hell even on my 1ghz dual core Samsung galaxy s Advance (Android Jellybean v4.1)....
and for wp I decided to sell it as soon as ms announced that wp7.5 devices will not be updated to wp8 (plz no wp7.8 thing again)...
openness is what I liked about Symbian and Android has fulfilled my all demands easily....

posted on 28 May 2013, 09:33 1

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

I wouldn't say android is outdated, exactly, but would agree it is a bit out-of-date. It still has to run the Java Virtual Machine on top of the Linux kernel which is inefficient, it apparently needs 8 f-Ing cores to run well (even computers are still OK on dual- and quad-cores, though obviously different architecture and tasks/performance) along with computer-esque levels of RAM, etc etc.
Android will hopefully get the foundational revamp it needs with 5.0 KLP to match the optimizations with JB and "Project Butter".

posted on 28 May 2013, 09:48 2

42. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

My phone WAS a flagship device just 18 months ago. Now it's obsolete and, yes, laggy. Maybe this is more of a Verizon/HTC problem, but the fact is I was never even offered JB. And no, I shouldn't be forced to root just to keep up.

So if Nokia can promise me better service, I'll give them a good hard look.

posted on 28 May 2013, 09:49 2

43. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Actually a John V post would mean a US version galaxy witch is 4 cores, not 8, also comparing PC architecture is a bit overboard, also the dalvic virtual machine (a variation of the java virtual machine but not the same as the java virtual machine) has its advantages when it comes to user protection and sandboxing applications limited to their own stuff they can't harm other apps or the system, also people are confused in some things project butter works best on applications that have been updated to the latest SDK and guidelines old apps get improved but its newer apps or updated apps that truly exploit it

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