Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S III each take a fast ball in the back

Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S III each take a fast ball in the back
Nokia is really trying to get owners of other flagship models to switch to its own flagship handset, the Nokia Lumia 920. To prove its durability against the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Finnish manufacturer turned to America's National Pastime. Both handsets were strapped in place as a pitching machine tossed fastballs at the phones.

The first model beaned, the Samsung Galaxy S III, not only suffered a cracked screen, but the phone would not turn on after taking the impact of the speeding baseball. The Nokia Lumia 920, on the other hand, acted as though nothing had happened. In fact, there was not even a scratch on the device. Looks like a Home Run for Nokia while Samsung struck out.

Nokia has been rolling out its new #switch campaign and just the other day, we a showed you the accompanying television ad that will appear worldwide.

source: YouTube via WMPoweruser

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
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  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
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Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
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195 Comments

194. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

My clumsy self dropped my Lumia 810 down a couple of flights of concrete stairs the other day. The battery cover was knocked off but the phone came away without a scratch.

190. Jamshiem

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Yes.! Durable Nokia We love U. You always trying to keep our satisfaction. Thank You.

180. mariosraptor

Posts: 197; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

and why would that void the warranty ifit is unbreakable?\ please Nokia, explain that.

179. tntwit

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Another "scientific" test. While the Nokia MAY be more durable, this video doesn't prove it. It is clearly not a repeatable test as it took 3 attempts before they hit the Nokia and from what little they are willing to show, it looks like it may have grazed the bottom just enough to knock it down, rather than a direct hit. How the S3 was impacted vs how the Nokia was impacted is not documented and is likely not the same. This is pure marketing BS. If you want to truly show that the Nokia is more durable, subject both phones to a REPEATABLE test with clear documentation (video) to prove it. This is as pointless as the videos where people drop 2 competing phones in an attempt to prove durability of one over the other. Same thing...not repeatable...the phones may impact different if they were dropped different as much as the "tester" may think they are holding/releasing them the same. These types of tests need repeatable fixturing and a larger sample size to prove out manufacturing and inherent (even with fixturing) test variations. But again, proving something wasn't the marketing departments intent...swaying people was the intent...how they get there isn't important.

191. rabih_z

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

watch this video on you tube and judge... Nokia Lumia 920 Destruction: What Does It Take?

175. meeaaoon

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Did someone notice the note at please dont try this you may void warranty... :/ for me this is just a marketing trick nothing more :D

167. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

yo dawg. i heard u like cheap quality...

165. papss unregistered

I find it funny that android fanboys come into a Nokia comment trolling and then call others trolls? Ironic?

174. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

hit the nail on the head they believe android users can never be trolls, but everyone who is open minded can see android fanboys are the new apple ones. they hold google up as perfection and worship both google and android

181. mariosraptor

Posts: 197; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

shut your mouth Nokia bitch.the one that is trolling is nokia. if nokia did not wanted to troll than all it had to do was to make this test with 820 and 920 to show their durability.

183. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

your comment comes from the mind of a angry little kid just because the 920 is a much better built device then an android powered device seems to have set you fanboys into defensive overdrive.......so insecure and threatened anytime and android device doesnt come out on top so go play with you blocks kid, leave the commenting to people who are one sided and just plain immature

184. mariosraptor

Posts: 197; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

I am not a kid you moron. I am a first class Nokia service partner. I know Nokia from inside. Guess what phone I have though. A GN2. Look at 820. I have internal reports of screen losing their lipophobic coating. I can show you lumia 920 pieces of their problems. So stfu

189. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Does better built count as functional? If so, not. You mention Android and perfection more than anybody else on here by far. Ahhh. How I miss Taco instead of these stupid trolls. Fanboys>Trolls

193. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

kid your a fanboy, your comments hold nothing you like to point the finger yet you been here what 2 minutes so go play with the other android kids as you obviously have no interest in nokia or this article you just wanna be a raging troll you will always go into defensive mode when an android phone doesnt come out on top, this been a prime example nokia proven better build quality you quickly scream and shout about the os yet fail to remember everyone has a prefered os and wait for this shock kid not everyone wants android try harder

163. melvinwilson

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Even the ball is afraid of Nokia.,....first attempt it misses nokia

160. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

The Lumia 920 is a quality piece of engineering, and a great smartphone worth buying. The SGIII is equally great, although a bit older, and possibly lacking in certain features. However it does support Android, which gives it a big advantage at least for the present, until more WP8 apps appear on the stage. Bottom line is that unless you're already heavily invested in either iOS or Android, the Lumia 920 will give plenty o' satisifaction. Also, the thing really is built like a tank, and has great style, durability, and features... Final Verdict = Strong Value!

159. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

1st two balls hitting the lumia valued their life

156. jonartpop

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I love WP8 I think its UI is very unique, I'd love to have one but the lack of apps is the only reason I bought GS3.

154. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I see lots of Nokia trolls, and about the video nokia wanna shine in the shadow of the best so don't give a damn

153. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Woohoo!!!!!

152. nvrhde

Posts: 77; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

I got a 2 year old S2 still OK, but not durable as Nokia and i didn't know Nokia got so much Fans

118. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Sounds about right. My Lumia fell at least four times and you wouldn't notice. I do though....

128. -SEUL8TR-

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Cause its made of cheap rubber and plastic.

187. papss unregistered

What? Rubber? Is that right

110. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I'm not surprised by this. Samsung devices aren't exactly known for their durability, mostly just for their gimmicks: huge screens, number of cores, etc. Glad Windows Phone has Nokia hardware and software backing it up. When I can upgrade again in 2014, ain't no telling were Windows Phone will be in terms of market share. At the rate it's going, I may upgrade to a WP8 device if Sprint offers one. I hope they get a Lumia device.

114. -SEUL8TR-

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Much better CPU still a long way to catch up with specs. Go enjoy drive your M3 while we are on Ferrari and lambo. So why does this need dual core why didn't they use single core, o wait next lamia phone will be Quad core better graphics, it doesn't even support to play high end games, games are limited , the list continue s...

142. cat5e

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Single core before to demonstrate how lame slow and laggy android in dual. That's all you brag specs because you want to hide your true performance. Meaning to say, crap android is poorly architect from the get go.

103. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

Only after Nokia realease a L..920 driven by Android, I'll consider looking at it.

104. putyongka

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

then u just die without sporting a beautiful phone.

129. -SEUL8TR-

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

More like big huge thick heavy oversized.

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