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
71.79%
HTC Accord
7.81%
Samsung ATIV S
20.39%

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64 Comments

1. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Please create the poll after the phones gets officially released ..

26. AeroPrime

Posts: 175; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Its so obvious Every Time people talk about windows phone... It's lumia that comes to mind..... why would i buy a Samsung... i'm not saying that they are not good at making windows phone but is just too late for them to make a comeback with windows phone... beside Nokia built quality and design is much better. If Nokia comes up with an Android phone .... I won't buy a Samsung... Nokia is the way to go.

48. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Nokia and HTC, thus far I have been impressed with their build quality. Samsung I have never liked their phones, the quility is not the best.

49. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

oh my, I put my vote and it showed! bang! quite a lot of people think like me! And yeah, people seems to love Samsung in android but things are different here on WP.

51. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

well... the Samsung Omnia 7 was a great phone imo =)

53. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Yeah.. made of cheap nasty plastic. Even they lied about the poly carbonate backing for S3. it feels like any ordinary plastic!

54. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

yeah... when it comes to windows phone..its all about nokia now...even samsung and even HTC make windows phone and windows mobile devices first... i agree with the writer, nokia should re design the new lumia to have a new "wow factor"... but if they push the pureview tech on these designs, i think it will be different since it will surely have a bump on the back... the leak photos dont really convince me at all..but i was convince by the other one, the 820..coz if its truly a lumia pureview, it should have a bump, but it doesnt have... i hope the 920 carry the 808 pureview camera (21 mp is pretty decent.. still higher than the new nikon and galaxy camera running android OS at 16mp) and the 820 will carry the N8 sensor but better(even N8's camera still sit on the top spot camera phone).. the lumia 820 looks like N9 ans N8 together to me... coz the camera side of the 820 is on top (on the leak photos) like the N8.. but i do wish they bring the N8 design back..i really like N8 design... its aluminum body is way better than samsung ativ s!

58. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

That is presuming that Nokia will do everything right! There is always possibility for Samsung/HTC to gain traction and for Nokia to lose it for various possible reasons Samsung/HTC might give better battery backup in the future Samsung/HTC might provide a cost advantage etc. etc..... We will just have to wait and watch

2. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Such a lame question :P 9 out of 10 would prefer Lumia 920

4. MeoCao unregistered

But 9 out of 10 buyers will prefer Ativ :))

6. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

when people talk about WP8 Nokia is the first thing that comes to mind

8. shreyas.s666

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 24, 2012

you need to look at the resulst before you speak..

14. MeoCao unregistered

Haha, I'm sure most of the people who voted Nokia have Android and not WP, let alone Nokia WP.

20. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I have a cyan Lumia 900, and I voted for the 920. I'll likely be selling the 900 to buy a 920. Undecided whether it'll be another cyan or that very appealing yellow.

28. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Hmm, sell it to who?

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Reason i ask is that i have problem selling my nokia c7 till i traded it in with the telco for $60 and that's 2011 Aug.

46. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

@joey_sfb: Anyone with valid U.S. legal tender. I know what you mean. I have a C7 Astound, 701, and a 5230, and they're hard sells at the price they should command. Folks would rather spend that money on newer or less-obscure hardware.

40. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Give me the yellow one :-)

32. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i have Lumia800 :P

9. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Looks like u didn't get the memo :D

5. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

oops.. 'Show results' are not agreeing

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Actually.... I think 65 out of 100 smartphone buyers prefer Android. :-) Back to the article's question, I think the 'winner' will be dependent on who provides the best overall user experience - things like call quality, multi-media, browsing, and, and, and. It probably would be better to run the article/poll after all 3 handsets were available. Right now, it is more of a popularity contest.

3. No_Nonsense unregistered

Can't actually state anything without seeing the Accord or 920 but the Lumia=Wp formany.

7. redmd

Posts: 1902; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I prefer the giant screen of the ATIV. The 2300 mAh also got my interest. Nokia had it's pureview camera going on so it might attract buyers.

12. maverick786us

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

0.3 inch will hardly make any difference. The interface of ATIV is so simple compared to sophisticated interface of Lumia and Accord

23. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Ahhhhh! Doesn't the interface looks the same for all WP smartphones? How is the ATIV interface look different from that of Lumia and Accord. Yet people thumb u up for such a ludicrous comment. They all look the same, the only difference will be the hardware and added "Apps" sort to speak. But I stand to be corrected, I could be the stupid one here.

42. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

ahahahah u never saw a WP interface buddy stay out of this unless u seen the OS

19. redmd

Posts: 1902; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Are you sure? Because as far as I know all WP8 devices will look the same software wise except for that special manufacturer bundle.

36. swagat73

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

i prefer htc zenith.4.7' ips lcd 2,s4 1.7ghz dual core,2500mah battery,window 8,13mp camera

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

When it comes to WP, it really all comes down to design, as they are all usually the same specs (aside from screen size). With that said, Nokia makes the best looking WP devices. Though Samsung is making a stand with the Ativ, giving it an aluminum chassis instead of the usualy polycarbonate, that's a first. Wonder why they didn't do that with the GS3...

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