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

Related phones

Galaxy S II
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Dual, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(9.00h 3G talk time)
Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)



1. gonecrazi

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

first but anyway , yea i really need to take a pic and upload it in less then 20 secs. how bout my samsung galaxy s2 does everything that windows does but oh yea our market place has a bout a billion more apps. so there ya go microsoft.

14. Skidro13

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

Thats the same bad excuse iPhone users had about two years ago when they realized android phones were better.

165. mohdr

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

i have an s2. i've just done the same exact thing in 11 seonds. and a total of 6 touches including screen unlock. these tests are basically stupid. you can arrange your phone in such a way to suits you best.

168. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if you really wanted to, you can put the camera icon on your lock screen and swype right into the camera, take the pic, and send it to FB. With the right phone.. like an SGS2 or one of the new HTC One devices, you can probably get it all done in 4-8 secs at worst like that. Its all about knowing to have it set up.

172. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Droid Razr has that functionality so i made that point too. i've been using Instagram though so i've got to do an unlock. xD

169. Mandroid

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

Unless it's an iphone. Then you get what the almighty apple deems you to be entitled to.

174. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 219; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Well his gf sucks

195. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

@mohdr: Bingo! And when challengers are denied the chance to preconfigure their phones like MSoft/Nokia have done, of course they're going to win. The whole 'smoked' campaign is a farce.

17. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

So you're saying that after you are done taking longer than the Windows Phone to upload your photo, you are going to waste even more time on your phone by playing with a billion apps? Isn't the point of this whole campaign to prove that WP7 is a better OS for daily use because it wastes less of your time?

20. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Let me get this straight -- you don't want apps?

23. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Sounds like it. LOL

95. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Sounds like they want apps but not all the apps in the market place. Does that make since or you still don't realize that your phone will never be able to download every app in the market place and when Windows Phone has been out as long as apple and droid they will have the same total of apps in the market place maybe even more with how much faster they are growing compared to the others. Sounds to me like they were saying you can get thing done faster and have time to socialize in the real world and do more important things!

30. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

@rd_nest You're right for asking that question based on my previous comment, so let me explain. I like apps, and I would prefer that my app marketplace have all of the popular ones and anything else that would be useful to me. The way I personally use my phone, I actually do not use a lot of apps. Almost everything that I need to do on a daily basis with my phone -- calls, texts, e-mail, facebook, calendar, camera, web browser, search engine, navigation/gps -- comes pretty well integrated with my stock WP7 phone. The only additional apps that I use every day are a couple of news apps and one word game. So I'm not your typical smartphone user in that the number of apps in the marketplace is not the first thing I look for. WP7 works well for me because everything I want to do, I can do efficiently and spend less time on my phone. That I think is something that can appeal to many users (although maybe not those that want to be on their phones all day long). Anyway, it is not as if the windows phone marketplace is absent of apps. There are over 80,000, and most of the major ones are accounted for. So if you want to say that you choose Android because of it's 450,000+ apps, and that 80,000+ is too little for you, you're damn right I'm going to tell you that you waste too much time on your phone.

59. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Sure, I'll take the advice of "you waste too much time on your phone" from the person who just wrote a book in the comments section. Talk about wasting time.

72. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if u type more than 10 words a minute, what penny wrote doesnt take but a small amount of time.. even on a smartphone... well one with good auto correction like ICS or WP7. I think the point is that the number of apps in the market doesnt really matter. The only thing that matters is that you have access to the apps you want. 500k apps? How many have you used? Most people probably download 10-50 apps in the life of their phone. And most users download the same basic apps as others and a few more personal apps. so what are you doing with those other 499950 apps? nothing. If the SGS2 lost, then it lost. No matter how good the OS, its nothing without a knowledgeable user. Was it the SGS2's fault, or the dudes fault? Or was it his challenger's fault for knowing exactly what was coming next? The only thing i know for sure is that chick needs to not be so petty and judgmental. If the SGS2 is "shyt", then whip out your phone and prove it to be better. If not, smile and get on with your life.

86. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lololol. you're saying the same things i was when Smoked by Windows Phone first popped up. xD

158. Spariant

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

well said, a smartphone is only as smart as its user. this whole campaign looks rigged. WP person is well prepared for the very type of contest he has planned. i guess an app dedicated to clicking photo and sharing on facebook will have wasted no time and a person who regularly does that, will sure have installed that kind of app. how about asking the invitee to offer a task for competing, for a change. And also the dude wasted too much time focussing and framing his GF for a photo. :)

85. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

having used both Android (Versions 1.6-4.0) and WP7.5 i'll tell you that there's significant advantages to both platforms but Android definitely has me by the nads with their app support. you all know i'm a firm believer in the concept of trade-offs and WP does not do enough that's significantly better than what Android can do to justify giving up that precious app support, especially now that i'm living the high life with 4.0.3 on my Razr w/ Nova Launcher (which is hardly different at all than the stock Moto ICS launcher but Nova doesn't crash like the stock launcher does in this leaked build) you do bring up a good point about Microsoft's service integration on WP7, it's simply amazing and i love how simplistic it is, i really can't stress enough how much that i think WP7+ at least deserves a fair shake by most people especially if it'll get more app developers to sign on but i will say that power user critics like myself will simply not be impressed due to it's limited hardware, it does cause a significant amount of lag and bugs in the overall experience but Android evolved from the very same thing and we know WP will too and soon so if you're at the crossroads of choosing a platform for the very first time it might be a good idea to go ahead and side with WP early so you're not exposed to Android or iOS's immense app selection and also since Android's significant advantage of Adobe Flash Support will be done away with next year with the step up to Jelly Bean but when you're an Android Vet it's really tough to step down because the WP Marketplace lacks a lot of apps that Android users like myself have grown accustomed to using and have now become essential. i was blown away by how lacking the WP Marketplace was so as much as i may want to when Apollo devices roll around i'll probably stick with Android.

135. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, and thats the thing, for a new smartphone user, they will never know what apps they are missing. for a power user its going to be obvious. Thats why I keep saying that WP7 is going to take more iOS sales than Android sales for first time buyers. As we saw in the ATT blurb, reps tend to push first time buyers to iOS for its ease of use. Once they become comfortable with WP7, they will probably push that more for first timers. I know I do. Unless WP8/apollo is a total dud, which i doubt, we should start seeing WP7/8 apps take off by christmas. They are already getting close to the 100k mark, so its not like its lacking.. its just lacking a few major items that are hot right now like Draw something.

149. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

and Youtube. xD another thing i forgot to mention is that more apps in the Android Market are free and when you're trying to get up a game collection as decent as what you have on Android you're gonna be spending some $$$.

166. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats a very valid point. that also makes android adopters less likely to switch that iOS adopters. good example is my wife. shes so-so with android but refused to switch to WP7 or anything else because she would have to pay for apps she gets for free already through android like Angry Birds n such. In her words "I dont do nearly the crazy things you do with phones, but ill be damned if im going to go to a nicer looking phone just to have to pay for apps that i already have for free". lol

171. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

lolololol. she's got it. i need to make my mom realize that so she'll upgrade to a Galaxy Nexus from her Charge than to the upcoming iPhone like she wants to. xD

142. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

That's a fair sentiment King, that power users are more likely to be attracted to Android than WP7. Also there is no arguing that Android has a greater app selection, and if you are attached to what Android offers you, there is little reason to make you want to switch. I don't think there are a significant amount of bugs or lag in the system due to less than stellar hardware (in fact I know this because I've been using WP7 for about 9 months now, and that has never been the case). The only time the lack of hardware has such impact is when you are playing graphically advanced games, especially those that may not be as optimized as the XBOX Live ones. I agree that WP7 is a good platform for smartphone beginners because of ease of use and integration of services. My point is that it is just as good for non-beginners IF they're usage of the device will be anything like mine (which I described in Comment #30). I am fairly technically savvy and interested in mobile and computer tech, but that doesn't mean I have a ton of time to spend on my phone. That's just the bottom line for me.

152. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

actually it's pretty bad. i don't know about the newer generation models like the Radar and the Lumias but on Verizon's only offering the Trophy, it can't even browse the web and play Spotify without lagging. i know because i have it. there's very few Android/iOS users like that. maybe Blackberry users. for a lot of people the primary reason for having a smartphone is for access to the platform's app selections. the smartphone really took off when Apple's App Store became more populated. smartphones are more toy today than productivity tools.

64. riku242244

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

so you are saying that uploading photo on facebook is not waste of

119. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Apps still suck compared to Windows Phone, hardly any good looking apps in the Android catalogue.

126. asimo

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

lol i didn't know there were Ms fanboys out there, or is it just you?

128. SleepingOz unregistered

HAHAHAHAHA!! happens only in your dreams!

124. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

These NOKIA fans and users are JEALOUS!

127. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

when you have a billion apps and use them everyday then tell me about the apps part untill then don't bring up the billion apps crap

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