Mark Cuban says the Nokia Lumia "crushes" the Apple iPhone 5

Mark Cuban says the Nokia Lumia
Mark Cuban is probably the most outspoken and well-known team owner in sports. As the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Cuban has been a maverick himself, making billions when Yahoo paid $5.7 billion for He also is one of the sharks that invest in ground floor opportunities on ABC-TV's ratings success Shark Tank and has also appeared on television plugging Skechers.

Cuban lives a fairly open life for a multi-billionaire (think Howard Hughes) and had a thread on Reddit where he invited any and all questions. In response to a question about which smartphone he uses, Cuban replied that he has two phones (would you expect any less from a man who could buy every model on the market?) with one being a Samsung model. As far as the second handset is concerned, Cuban said, "The new Nokia with windows replaced my iphone 5. It crushes the iPhone 5. Not even close." He also lets us know that the Samsung is on T-Mobile's 4G network and that he loves the Wi-Fi calling option. Even a man set for life likes to save money. He adds that he loves the "open Android and Samsung platforms" and uses a replacement keyboard to increase his typing speed.

While the self-made billionaire didn't exactly specify which Samsung or Nokia models he owns, we'd expect him to carry the Samsung Galaxy Note II in case one of the Mavs or even an opposing player like LeBron James needs to borrow the phone. And we can imagine him owning the Nokia Lumia 920.

Ah, the life of a billionaire. Able to buy the latest handsets off contract as soon as they are launched. Yet, we have to applaud Mark Cuban's willpower. After all, most of our readers would own much more than two handsets if they had billions. Perhaps he is too concerned with the mediocre play of his basketball team which has a 12-16 record, 2 1/2 games behind the resurgent Minnesota Timberwolves for a playoff spot in the NBA's Western Conference.

source: Reddit via The NokiaBlog



1. papss unregistered

That's about right

27. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

The only reason the lumina crushes the iphone is because it's a 100lb brick lol

36. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Why do people insist on calling it a lumina?!? I hear it everyday at work! Stop it!!!!

61. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

It was auto correct oops

100. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

I can crush iPhone 5 under my foot too :)

101. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

oh come on that's a funny joke

104. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

iPhone's too light because it's empty. :(

112. disneydad

Posts: 114; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

The Chevrolet Lumina is no longer in production but would definitely crush an iPhone. One ton vehicles are known to do that. /s

3. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Guys got a good head on his shoulders I'd say.

4. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

Lumia 920 is the king of innovation

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I would say Nokia is king of innovation, and the Lumia 920 the pinnacle of produced mobile devices for now in terms of innovation (and most other categories as well)

76. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

For me Nokia did innovate the most in hardware, in software they didn't have a free hand. In software, it was samsung. Some brilliant new features.

89. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Nokia always innovated in hardware, but now they're investing in cool software stuff like cinemagraph, Nokia City Lens and the always outstanding Nokia maps and Nokia Drive

78. Androids

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

Especially its unique design, right? --'

6. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I am going to buy new phone 3 days later and it will be probably lumia 920 :D

7. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Best of both worlds, Nokia for WP and Samsung for Android.

18. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

There's 3 worlds. The third is called the real world where iOS, wp8, android, Symbian, and BB all exist.

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 31002; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said dude

66. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

This guy uses a Windows Phone and an Android. Ergo, two worlds. The Note2 is arguably the best of Androids, despite the Nexus4, and the 929 is unquestionably the best Windows Phone. Yes, there are other realms, but that isn't the focus of the article

74. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

920, pardon my typo^ 929 is a neat car though, last RWD sedan Mazda made in the U.S., I believe.

82. darkkjedii

Posts: 31002; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very nice car

9. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

If only it was on Verizon...

12. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

theres a device code named hero coming to verizon and it will have a pureview camera

29. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

I got my wife the Lumia 822. Its actually really sweet! It crushes my Android device.

90. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

According to some rumors the phone headed to Verizon will be thinner and lighter compared to 920, more RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and an all-new pureview camera, I hope that the rumors are true.

10. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

Totally :D

11. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

if he said SGS3 or SG NOTE 2 I will believe but lumia 920 NO

13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

give reasons why then

17. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Yes give the reasons

51. darkkjedii

Posts: 31002; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I doubt he has any valid ones.

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