Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Accord vs Samsung ATIV S: which one do you like most?

Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC Accord vs Samsung ATIV S: which one do you like most?
Two upcoming Windows Phone 8 flagships have just leaked - the HTC Accord and Nokia Lumia 920. This means that, along with the officially-announced ATIV S, we now have three top WP8 devices to look forward to. With three manufacturers like Nokia, HTC and Samsung, however, we can expect three very different products, even though the Windows Phone 8 OS they'll be running will be pretty much the same across devices.

Of course, we should keep in mind that the Nokia and HTC handsets aren't official yet, so there might as well be surprises when the companies announce their phones, but judging by the leaked photos and info, things do look pretty close to the real thing.

Granted that it's too early to draw any conclusions yet, it looks like Nokia will launch a device that's made in similar fashion to the company's previous top devices, the Lumia 900 and 800, which is a good thing. However, this design no longer has the wow-effect that it had a year ago, so Nokia will probably count on the marvelous PureView camera technology that will almost certainly be in the Lumia 920, as well as Nokia Drive turn-by-turn navigation.

The HTC Accord, on the other hand, represents a change in the company's design approach. Truth be told, the recently leaked render of the Accord reminds of a Lumia 800 or 900, due to the rectangular shape and colorful body. Even if HTC has been inspired by Nokia when designing the Accord, it'd still be a good thing, this design is a step in the right direction for the Taiwanese. That's as long as the looks of the Accord aren't too similar to Nokia's phones.

The ATIV S, however, has a very different appearance with its typical Samsung front and classy aluminum back cover that matches WP8 perfectly. There's nothing else that special going on with the ATIV S, except for its giant 4.8" Super AMOLED screen, so it probably won't be able to stand out from the crowd, but that is something that customers will decide.

So, let's presume that the latest leaks aren't fakes, and that the Nokia and HTC devices will indeed look like this. If that's the case, which of the three Windows Phone 8 handsets do you like most? Vote in the poll below to let the world know!

Which Windows Phone 8 phone do you like most?

Nokia Lumia 920
HTC Accord
Samsung ATIV S



65. Adithya7184 unregistered

71% people voted to lumia 920 because of rumored 21MP PV sensor....if its comes in 8PM sensor then they will be disappointed...71% goes to 7.1% lol......

64. nadar.bsm

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

whats the point to chose one... as each comes with different design & camera... other than that all are the same... chipset, RAM, OS as there is no touchwiz or sense layout... so one should chose WP8 just for exteror design not for the internal hardware... or they will be stupid.....

62. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

the Lumia 920 is my choice of these 3 but the Verizon lumia is said to use a sleek 820 like style body but also have PureView technology. that's the one I would get

57. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Call quality and phone related functions would probably go to Nokia. I really like Amoled screens right I would like the Ativ. I have yet to see a One X in person so cant comment on that type of screen. Overall...I just like the look of the Ativ more.

60. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

nokia is rumored to bring new tech... called puremotion HD.. i dont know if it will be on screen display or whatsoever...

63. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

still nokia CLEAR BLACK is far more better it has already got the best screen award this year on lumia900 LCD was also ok

55. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

the samsung is plain ugly. i won't even consider it

56. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

do you hate samsung? but why you have samsung galaxy note on your pic? well actually the ativ S is really a good looking device... but nokia will be the best and the beast of WP... this is the main dis advantage of a manufacturers releasing some device ahead from its competition... they wont know the look or how will it impact... thats why samsung's galaxy series is sued by apple because of this!

61. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

i have e Note as my pic bcos im using the Note -.- besides, looks are subjective, i can like it and u can hate it in Apple's defense, the Galaxy line came out aft e iPhone... so yea.. but e phones before the iPhone is a different story though

52. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

I'll support HTC... my name says so. :\

50. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

No offense to Nokia Lumia 820 or 920. They're great looking phones. And probably sports a better camera. But a Samsung Ativ S would really look cool together with the Ativ Tablet and the Ativ Laptop. I would love to collect these Samsung Windows 8 devices. :)

47. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

If Nokia will have phone runs on WP, why should I think to buy from other brands !!!??.

45. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The Lumia looks to be the least appealing, in terms of specs, but P.A. does not have the full spec sheet on it, so we will see - HTC and Samsung phones look nice, too. Probably would pick the Samsung phone on specs alone, but since I do not buy the phone on just specs alone - I would wait until viewing them at a store, if one carrier did have all models to view.

59. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

boo hoo I got minus 1 and now I will

44. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Depends on what's coming to Tmo...

43. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Like, like, like all three! But for me, it comes down to who will support their products after they're released to the market. Based on that, it's Nokia for me!

39. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

its just a zune that can make calls thats all it is hail to its destruction

37. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

hey guys, is galaxy nexus still worth buying ? because there's a lot of new phones coming up this month, yeah i know this is not relevant with the article

41. mahdi_78

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

I do not think!

35. w-t-f

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

Samsung still copies iCrap? is it me or Ativ is another iClone? :) lol..brace yourself,mad fanboys storm is coming :D judging by the renders and picz for me is Nokia all the way..I personally own desire s and e52..:)

34. Nematc

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

1. camera 2. drive navigation 3. durability At this stage of pre-release I will vote for Nokia.

33. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

I really hope Microsoft will have some sort of event in the U.S with all OEM under one roof to show all WP8 devices and which carriers will be getting what devices.

30. bigstrudel

Posts: 621; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Super LCD 2 1280x720 on the 4.3 inch HTC Accord will be the sharpest, brightest and most color accurate display ever been on a smartphone. If its real of course. It would be a One X display with higher PPI.

27. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm happy most of you still prefer Nokia when the mobile universe is getting hogged by devices for Android. To all who think Samsung ATIV has got it all...look at what Nokia did to your "Windows" above your desks...yes, it'll be on your pockets with a brave comeback with a beautiful, though not fresh, shell. Here's what you can do with Samsung's back cover...remove it, hang it by your door, and hit it with a spoon to make that 'clang' sound whenever you have to call your kids or family members for meal, lol.

29. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Okay, that WAS kinda funny....

25. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Nokia will have a huge boost given it from the 900's push which got it front and center among not only WP's, but Smartphones in general. Even if some call it disappointing, fact is the name recognition was truly an investment for Nokia. I expect their devices to really take off. No doubt they will be the best selling WP devices. The only questions will be how do they compared to the top end Androids and iPhone, and what comes next during Q2 and Q3 of 2013? As for me, I voted Samsung's effort. They get first look in my world due to the amazing performance of not only their top end Android efforts (GS2 & GS3), but the flawless and enjoyable Focus series they put out for WP 7. From the original effort in 2010 to the "S", all 4 devices are dependable, rated highly, and had very few problems to talk about. Their ecosystem is growing with some decent exclusives, and they were supported- receiving all updates available. Sure, Nokia gets higher marks in support and exclusives, but I trust Sammy. It will be Samsung or Nokia for me. HTC lost me with the horrid performance of my Wife's Titan, although the T2 isn't bad.

22. satydesh

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

i don't care what you think but when comes to windows phone nokia has good muscles than anyother out there except microsoft.So i am forget about other OEMs when comes to windows phone!!!

24. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I guess sales will only show, which one the consumers prefer. Some people still think Samsung and HTC when it comes to Windows Phone (talking about an average consumer, not Phonearenians). The likes of Focus and Omnia. Just saying. I could be wrong.

21. refreak

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 18, 2011

no one knws the complete specs of lumia 920, but still it gets such a huge reaction.. Prooves pureview is a show stealer..

18. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

HTC Accord because i am not a fan of pentile matrix AMOLED screens..

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