Nokia Lumia Icon vs Samsung Galaxy S4
0. phoneArena 18 Feb 2014, 05:42 posted on
Nearly a year has gone by, and it’s hard to believe that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is still in contention – its heart still beating profusely in light of the heavy competition around. Over on Verizon’s lineup, the Nokia Lumia Icon is giving the carrier a contemporary Windows Phone that customers have been craving, which is a refreshing addition taking into account the rarity of Windows Phones in general. One new smartphone, another widely regarded as aged, both are no doubt going to compete against one another...
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4. akki20892 (Posts: 3619; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Software wise we have to wait for 8.1, because 8.1 bringing a lot features, a lot.
Nokia, you guys have great design team. Keep it up. Beautiful design.
14. sgodsell (Posts: 1395; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
The Galaxy S4 has removable battery and micro sd card slot. Not to mention all the other sensors that were not mentioned barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture, IR. The usb port is a full host port, usb otg, and TV-out mhl 2. All of which are on the Galaxy S4 and none of them on the Nokia Icon.
WP8.1 comes out in July/August time frame.
16. Dastrix (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Well, tell me who cares about all these sensors anyway? No wonder only the S4 has them because the majority of people don't care about these, and that's a fact. In my opinion, it just makes everything so much more confusing when you have so many options and sensors crammed in, and defeats the purpose of being user friendly in the first place. It may be functional and convenient, but it just doesn't work for the average user, which the majority of people are. 90% of S4 users probably don't even know 90% of what their phone can do.
18. joey_sfb (Posts: 3120; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Let me tell you 96% of the people avoided WP phone. So tell me again who's care!
The overall majority already know what they want its not like wp phone was release yesterday.
WP fan such as yourself make such sweeping statement.
I use such apps when I conduct my site survey I guess you don't even know such apps exist being such a hardcore wp fan.
17. Dastrix (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
One year ago, it would be blasphemous to compare a Windows Phone flagship to an Android flagship. This year, the Nokia Icon came out on top. I can't wait what's in store for next year!
19. joey_sfb (Posts: 3120; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
I respect PA for the detailed comparison, after all the two phones are within the same price bracket.
Nokia Icon may be a valid option but your thinking is really out of your league. Remember WP is still the overall minority, with only 4 per cent market share. Most of my colleague would not even touch one. Anything from their mouth about WP would be negative. I just nod in agreement because its not my fight. I just buy what the BEST and its Android for now.
WP fan really out of touch with the rest of the world.
7. tech2 (Posts: 2349; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
I wouldn't necessarily say almost 10mm thick phone sexy but different strokes for different folks.
3. livyatan (Posts: 732; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Hardware wise, Nokia wins for build quality, processing power and camera.
But it still has drawbacks compared to S4..non removable battery, non expandable storage (a big flaw), and weight.
Overall better, but not a sweeping win at all
5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1503; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Yeah, hardware wise Nokia is better (except if GS4 is Snapdragon 800 version (4G+), then performance difference ain't noticable). Not much, but bit. And it's worth considering that GS4 is MUCH older.
6. tech2 (Posts: 2349; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Exactly ! Not to mention Icon released almost a year later than S4.
8. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
I would prefer nokia. good design, good specs, good performance.
11. Sheharyar13 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
Nokia Lumia set have such a good build quality,just wished they had choosen android
12. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Hardware : Nokia
Software : Samsung
20. dratomic (Posts: 475; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
exactly. btw s4 is great outdoors i donno why pa insists that its not ok. and also nokias have been traditionally champions of outdoor viewabilty!
13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3561; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
The Icon is the better phone inside, and out this time around.. No surprise.
We can pit the S5 up against new WP8.1 devices that are to be revealed soon..
15. sgodsell (Posts: 1395; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Too bad WP8.1 won't be available to the public until July/August time frame.
21. kineticcc (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)
Switched to the icon after owning many Droid handsets...the latest being the s4. loving my icon. I can say I pretty much never used the gimmick features of the s4. Can't wait for 8.1!