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" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)
Lumia 920
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(10.8h 3G talk time)



1. ottje

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

durable as always

7. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

But how would the 920 fare against the rigors of Samsung's Mechanical Butt?

46. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

lol, if s3 survived it, why not 920?

56. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Lumia 920 is no match for s3. S3 sells 10x More than lumias and galaxies are thebest . always. ......

59. drubicha

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

You compare an 8-mos.old phone to 3-mos? What a dumb comparison.

66. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

then tell me how many lumia 920 has been sold in the same period?? still the galaxy sell a lot more..

65. skovach04

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

So you were duped then by Samdung. Makes profit for a cheap made phone, yet Nokia is the most durable around and cheaper by $100 to SG3.

70. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

They say that WIN8 sales is on basis of duping innocent buyers. Don't get me worng ... Nokia HW is undoubtedly the best and i am a nokia fan but i hate Vista8 on phone so Nokia cannot take my money ... I ain;t a samsung fan either ... i prefer NEXUS onlly no matter who makes it :)

72. mgignon278

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Vista8? Nonsense. It's easy also for me to say I hate the old MySpace experience in an android phone. Nexus is just wearing different underwear with holes at the bottom.

80. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Not much of a social site fan so don't care what myspace, orkut, chirkut was/were. I don't like VISTA8 (oops WP8) still because there would be no Nokia for you to like and love few years down the line as it will share same fate as NOVEL (victim of M$ extend and exterminate policy). Nokia & Novell will be known as "Once Upon A Time" great companies ruined by a predator called ... you know who :)

87. molwood

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Another zombie from Android camp.

99. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

M$ mastered the art of planting zombies long back. They have then all over the world :)

138. -SEUL8TR-

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

That's true, isn't it MS Nokia are both only shot at getting back into the race, this situation like no company would like to be in..

85. wendygarett unregistered

I love to see those Sammy fans use their sales figures to make themselves better and deny the fact that it's made up of poor quality material compare to sturdy Nokia :p

100. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Wendy but just like you i love Apple :D

115. -SEUL8TR-

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Unfair comparison unibody vs detachable back cover. Gorrila glass vs ..... What a big joke..

126. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Unibody also describes the design of the frame, e.g. my HTC Sensation has a unibody chassis but the back and sides come off as a separate piece. The 820 survives many of the sake tests and its frame and body pieces fit together in a similar fashion.

130. cat5e

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Unfair? Then why S3 is more expensive?

132. -SEUL8TR-

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Quadcore Exynos CPU not typical commercial crap dragon Adreno 225 which is outdated, no SD card, no system wide file manager no lock screen shortcuts audio output no user replace battery no radio .

149. cat5e

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

My dual smokes you quadcrap. Stop hiding on specs. I got 32Gig, no need for SD card where I have 25G in skydrive, 5G in Gdrive, 10G in dropbox. Stop living in primeval time, everything is in cloud. Why do I need file mgr? I can easily manage in cloud. I have evrything you have plus more. Now, do you have better camera? Wireless? How do you use your phone outside the street at -15C cold? I bet you have to dissect a hole from your glove. Funny you're proud of your plastic phone.

134. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

I'm sorry but this video looks like a bunch of bulls**t. The S3 was clearly still recording after being hit while dropping, don't know what they did other than "tap" the broken glass. No continuous shot of it dropping from a different angle. Also, after that whole issue with OIS launch, it's kind of hard to believe anything Nokia advertises. Whether the device is more durable or not, the OIS launch was what screwed them over and I believe advertising like this is just hurting themselves more. People don't like to find out they're being cheated on/bulls**tted and people are starting to notice this with Apple.

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I have Galaxy S3 and it is a great phone. But when I compare it with Nokia, it looks like chinese cheap device. No phone is comparable to this great Nokia. I swear. I'm writing this comment from my Samsung Galaxy S3

10. mick25

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Of course you do. Is that why the word "nokia" is in your username?

18. papss unregistered

Because he can't like other phone besides s3 if he has one? Stop being dumb

35. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Go check out his profile, he doesn't mention the device he owns which supposedly is the Galaxy S3 and he only wants a Lumia 920, which smells like a troll to me.

37. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Behave well and write with more respectful way.. I'm not afraid from you to say what I don't have.

36. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I bought Galaxy S3 because I like Android and Nokia did not adopt Android. I said S3 is a great phone and it is the best Andoid phone. If Nokia had adopted Android, No one would have cared about Galaxy or Note or Xperia.. Samsung was so lucky indeed

51. drubicha

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Android crap is lucky to have a headstart by years. Put them in the same date release and Android will easily be thrown to the garbage bin. Besides mobile OS customer satisfaction in Windows phone is higher than Android, and that is a fact.

94. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lucky ok thats all it was simple luck lol guess apple were just lucky with ios,microsoft were just lucky with windows,nintendo were just lucky with gameboy,google were just lucky search,facebook were just lucky social network..its all luck and nothing to do with being a good product...take facebook(dont like it myself) not the 1st there was hi5,myspace before it, by your logic the fact that facebook came after should be behind but guess what they are not. apple came into the smartphone world late by your logic as they were not 1st so they shouldnt be seeing the success they came into the console market way after sony and nintendo and they are doing extremly well surely by your logic the fact that sony and nintendo had such a head start micrsoft should be doing poor...i could go on and on...if wp8 is a great os then in time it will get market share and if android is a shi*tty os then they will be losing market share matter if your 1st or not if you have a sh*t product you will not get over 50% market share let alone 10%

16. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

i think 3 people believe you. so kudos.the nokia in your name is just to troll right *rolling my eyes *

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