Girl tells her BF that his Samsung Galaxy S II is s*** after getting Blown Away by Nokia Lumia 800

Girl tells her BF that his Samsung Galaxy S II is s*** after getting Blown Away by Nokia Lumia 800
Smoked by Windows Phone has become a way for Microsoft to show off how fast certain functions can be done on devices using its mobile OS vs. iOS and Android. Nokia has hijacked the promo for its own use as Blown Away by Nokia Lumia. Over in India, the Nokia crew decided to visit a college campus where they figured they would find a variety of smartphones to go up against the Nokia Lumia 800.

As we've told you, there are those iOS and Android users who believe that the whole promotion is a scam, while others point out that if some Android users knew their phone well, they could easily beat Windows Phone at some of the tasks. But let's head back to the Venkateswara Universityu campus in New Delhi where a young man came armed with a Samsung Galaxy S II. This model is considered the greatest Android smartphone produced to date by many, and for its battle against the Nokia Lumia 800 both phones had to snap a picture and upload it to Facebook.

You can check the video below to see what happened, but we feel compelled to tell you that the Nokia Lumia 800 won the contest. So while the young man had to confess on video that his Samsung Galaxy S II was "Blown Away by Nokia Lumia," his girl friend didn't take it as well as he did. After asking him if they could leave a few times, she seemed embarrassed by what she might have considered a wimpy performance by the Android device. This was a female not impressed with those 3000+ scores that the Samsung Galaxy S II has scored on the Quadrant benchmark test. Her comment to her boyfriend? "Your phone is a worthless piece of s***". Not too many people have characterized the Samsung Galaxy S II in this way, but we see a Nokia Lumia 800 in someone's future. Ironically, just the other day Samsung complained that the Nokia campaign was unethical.

source: NokiaIndia via WMPoweruser

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Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2
Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1450 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.8



200. 99n100

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Despicable drama advertisements will only works on naive people. Nokia please don't do it again it will only create repercussion and the adverse effect could labelled as poor sales tactic. The marketing team should be sacked

198. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Damn, that girl took it way too personally... These campaigns are supposed to be a fun, "win-win" hype up... she looks like she was bout to throw her BFs mobile out tha window :) FEISTY!!

197. twiggz247

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

i have a Galaxy SII and i'm not surprised that the Nokia beat it. When i first got my galaxy s2 it was super fast, great performance etc., like any new smartphone. And then i downloaded a million apps, took photos, have multiple background apps running, plus all the crap your phone saves from you browsing the internet and syncing email, music, take a new high performance phone, or any new phone, and then let a couple months pass, and it gets slower. so of course the brand new, stock, only used in a Microsoft store Nokia runs great, and it will keep performing that well until a person actually uses it regularly. my galaxy s2 is still fast, just not as fast as it was out of the box. and u have to consider your network. i bet their network, 4g, wifi was great in a microsoft store, but maybe not if ur on sprint, etc. this test means nothing. they just want to take ur phone and make u use microsofts, or make u sign a contract. that guys girlfriend is a piece of s*** if she doesnt know that.

199. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

I agree 100% with what you are saying, my other smartphones significantly slow down after a few months of usage. HOWEVER... fanboyism aside... My HTC Trophy which is one of the lower end models for Windows Phone is still going AS FAST AS DAY ONE. I've downloaded LOADS of apps, uploaded a whole lotta songs/pictures, surfed the web daily, synced all my accounts on it and it is still going hard... My friend with a Focus has had a minor decrease in speed, but he drops his phone on a daily basis (I'm surprised it still works)... But this platform is highly durable and resilient! Now if only Verizon would get ONE OTHER model!!!

196. mordimiz

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

its a simple as this.. if an os doesnt have pandora atleast it sux and shouldnt be can windows phones not have pandora?! i work for att and just switched my personal galaxy s2 skyrocket out for a lumia just to try it and get a feel for what ppl are saying is the worlds greatest not to impressed. no pandora even...only plus side is my iphone loving gf found windows to be fun..another loss for apple. you know your screwing up if iphone users say a windows phone is better :P

194. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its makes Nokia look desperate to attempt such a feat. Anyone with half a brain would know that they set the challenge they have the first strike advantage. Even if the contestant win, he or she has to fight thru tooth and nail to get the prize as illustrated by the last contestant that did win the weather widget challenge. "How the great has fallen" Sad as i have use every of their smart-phones prior iPhone days.

191. jimjam unregistered

It would help if the guy actually took the picture before the first 20 seconds was up!

187. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

For me it's a total scam. They are actors. But even if it were real, do we are to trust the word of a Nokia representative?

185. khanmhsn

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

no worry dude.install "fast burst camera" on android and upload pic in 3 secs.......i am gonna beat the s**t out of that lumia if they ever came to my country.......we all know that especially nokia phones are the crapiest phones nowadays....

184. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

its funny how when android first came on the scene people were dodging the facts about how little the app market was compared to iPhone... now that android has on bigger pants you guys wanna bully Windows Phone users about how little the market place is with apps... smh i KNEW the table would turn... now all of a sudden yall are bragging about how full the app market is for android when before it was never a factor when explaining how good the OS is... why is it a factor now? is it because ONE DAY windows phone will be as big as android has become in a few years??? apple will fall in blackberry class soon... only a few people will have one due to the expensive price tag... android and windows will fight for market share... IMO

186. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's because Android was actually a smarter OS than iOS was then. the iPhone was and still is pretty much just an App Launcher. what you were getting in exchange from the actual OS was worth not having some Apps. as i explained in comment #85 there aren't enough trade offs for Windows Phone to justify people SWITCHING from Android to WP because of it's app support. the difference in this case is we have 2 actual good Platforms going head to head, one with good app support while the other doesn't (Android vs. WP7.5) instead of 1 good Platform versus 1 not bad but lacking Platform, one with good app support while the other doesn't. (Android vs. iOS)

189. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The apps are coming for the Windows phone, it's the lack of configurability that I have a problem with. Look at it this way, you have 3 computers in front of you, one has a small but beautiful high rez screen, but the operating system doesn't let you hide apps, all your programs are right there on the desktop. You can put them into folders, but you cannot hide them, you can't even arrange them into patterns or shapes, they auto arrage on the grid, but it is smooth and BORING AND UGLY!!! That's iOS (I still love my iTouch, I just feel iOS is too "simple" to be an effective fully featured smartphone OS, iOS is more of an advanced feature phone OS) The second has a LARGE high rez display, FRIGGIN BEAUTIFUL OLED SCREEN. the operating system allows you to keep your apps in a drawer (just like a windows 7 or linux machine) and only put what you want on the desktop, you can have live wallpaper, and widgets, and can change the whole launcher if you get bored, configurability, and customization options to no end, it is whatever you want to make of it. THAT IS ANDROID, ANDROID is the most similar to a computer OS, which I FEEL makes it the most fully featured smartphone OS. The third computer has a LARGE display, but it is low rez and doesn't "POP" like the second computers screen. It has a bunch of tiles on the screen, they update themselves automatically, it runs smooth as glass, but you cannot really change anything, and you end up running into the same problems you had with the first computer. THAT IS WP7, they need to loosen up and let us make the phones ours! Otherwise you just have a bunch of cookie cutter screens all look the same, just with different info on them.

183. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

People need to get serious here WHO walks around with this WORTHLESS Nokia Lumia 800??? I have yet to actually see this device in person being used by anyone. The Samsung Galaxy S2 pisses all over this junk daily. I can't help but laugh at all this B.S.

181. Jon_33

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 17, 2010

Hahah... Bollywood...

180. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

All the fandroids are mad.

182. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

All the ifans are incoherent!

178. vsrawal

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

thats the the only thing a windows phone can do!!

177. ChangMin2012

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Meanwhile in Korea: Nokia Rep: Alright, let's have the "Blown Away" Challenge Korean Couple: ... Okay. Sure Nokia Rep: Let's see who's faster in taking a picture with a facebook app. Guy: Sure Nokia Rep: Take a pic of your girl, tag her. then send it to facebook. Then we'll find out who's fast. *Nokia Rep still wins the challenge* Nokia Rep: So, what are you going to say to your viewers about your Galaxy SII *Girl walks to the rep, grabs phone and breaks it* Girl: Your phone is still s**t. Who in the middle of Seoul uses a bloody nokia? Shibal! - end-

179. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

your mother dies -end-

160. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

Im pretty sure everyone is thinking why is she not in the kitchen making me a sandwich where she belongs

175. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

finally a funny comment from you instead your usual bs

157. jtc8008

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

This video is bogus. Doens't show a real time side by side comparison by an unbiased company. If Samsung did this test then the Android phone would win. How is this news at all. When the Windows phone came out with the Samsung Focus It claimed it was the fastest phone to take a picture. It was not as my android phone I could slide my unlock screen and press the shortcut camera app just as fast or faster. Lame article

156. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 975; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Windows Phone is design for simplicity so you don't waste time. iPhone is similar in design, where it's straight-forward and looks good. Both WP and iP are smooth and stable.The trade-off is overall flexibility without having to modify the phone software. Android, on the other hand, is the powerhouse. It CAN be made simple, as the user can customize it as such, but similar to how PC's are, an Android phone is all about specs, processing power, and screen size. The downside is the stability and reliability isn't so great (moreso with heavily modified Android phones). All phones have their good and bad attributes. No phone is 100% better than all phones regarding all attributes. What matters is what we as individuals consider to be a superior device based on our personal preferences.

151. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Not sure if this was said or not I see tons of useless post here. Buty serious question. For this test are they both using the same network is one in 4g or using wifi where the other is not? What did they each write in the tag? Did the one guy write hi while the other wrote this is my gf? Plus its kind of unfair that the guy with the nokia knows what he is about to ask so has his phone set to do it quicker. There are all kind of setting on the android where if you will be pic tag uplaod a lot then you can have quick buttons on your screen. Is this advertisement showing us that the phone has a quick button for it and it is not moveable. Very shady stuff here. Ps my razr killed the nokia time after I set my phone, knew what i had too do before ready set go. stup[id gimic

164. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

om not sure if you have being following this but I'll make things clear 1. your phone and their are on the same wifi network for the contest to avoid you from using high data speeds to transfer faster 2. they choose the challenge, so they can spot your phone weak points and use advantages to make thing go faster for them 3. they practice every day 4. they have a guide for them to choose what challenge is more fitting (increasing their chance of wining ) 5. challenges are based on the OS's strong points and the point is to call attention from the average consumer that's ignorant about what their phones can do

146. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I laugh when I read how Android copied windows.....Remember cut and paste, MMS, and drop down notifications? Yeah, budddy...I thought so...

145. illiad

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

hold on!!! so you mean if I have a new wifi CAMERA, I can take part in this 'contest', and win it????? ROFL ROFL..

144. f1r3z0r

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Nokia makes good phone but the only big problem is the OS like Symbian or windows

140. gammaSharma

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

... Women ...

139. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Where is the Flash player? I can not record Full HD video,s on that thing? It it Dual core? Does it have many apps? Windows phone is not a bad platform but it is currently not as good as android.

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