Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung ATIV S vs Nokia Lumia 820 vs Lumia 900: spec comparison

Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung ATIV S vs Nokia Lumia 820 vs Lumia 900: spec comparison
Last time, when Nokia launched its first Lumia smartphones, it claimed to be making the best Windows Phone devices. That was a jab to the competition but also partly true, as most phone makers are focusing first and foremost on Android. But Nokia's exclusive focus on Windows Phone doesn't necessarily grant it success and we saw that Samsung was the first to announce a Windows Phone 8 smartphone with the ATIV S unveiling last week.

And that was one impressive phone with a big screen, a processor that doesn't differ from what Nokia offers and with a classical design that's bound to withstand the test of time.

Nokia wasn't too surprised and it accepted the challenge. Today, it brought two new devices - the flagship Lumia 920 with PureView camera technology and the colorful and vivid mid-range Lumia 820. So we asked ourselves: who is the big winner in the Windows Phone 8 marketplace after all and how do the new devices compare to old ones? Here is a comparison chart exploring all the technical details, check it out and let us know who wins the spec war in your opinion.


 

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1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Nokia makes the best WP devices. If I were to get one, it would definitely be the Nokia 920

4. mambocream

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Agreed. But I do think that it is a mistake to not have microSD expand-ability.

21. tekkie79

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 21, 2009

Besides movies, what would anyone actually do with 32GB+ on a phone? I don't know about anyone else, but I simply cannot stare at my phone for 2 hours watching a movie. Moreover, the battery never lasts that long even with a full charge so I've never really seen the value in having even 16GB on my phone. My tablet and PC yes, but not on my phone.

27. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Expandable memory is really only important on tablets, unless there's less than 16 GB of memory on board.

57. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Agree, but music is a data space hog, so I would say 32GB is necessary for me to care less about the phone not offering expandable memory. Just take a look at how much storage your consuming on you phone now and you'll have an idea of the amount you need. Regardless, this phone offering 32GB will suffice for 99% of us.

31. rainyday

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

some people record videos also...if you do, you will see that 32GB is not that much

35. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Please, what phone do you use? You clearly have no idea how it is to watch on 4.5+ inch of hd goodness in your hands. For example, my sister uses MacBook for watching movies yet she watched a few episodes of her favorite show on my phone and was thrilled with the experience..wanted to bring it with her so she can watch the entire series on it!

39. JASSI

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Agree. Some people r really crazy bout hardware not bout software not design.

40. DarkWalkker

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Personally I would like to have all of my music and pictures synced to my phone... IMO the phones have taken over the function that used to be Ipod / Zune, so they should have expandable memory so if I want, I can jack it up to 64 gig to store all of my content... To me that is the only short coming here... but I like what I see... and if Sprint would get off their backside, I would buy one of these as soon as they come out!

42. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Music. My 64Gb iPhone 4S isn't quite large enough to store my entire music collection, so I have to pare it down. I'd like to be able to have everything. If MS has decent integration with their cloud drive stuff, and good prices for online storage, this could be moot.

44. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

I don't know about you guys but I save all my pictures and videos to external SD. It would be a real pain to transfer all that data instead of simply poping in the SD card. Wonder why they gave the lumia 820 a slot but not the 920 which is supposed to be a flagship device

12. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

*i commented here for the author to see it faster* Lumia 820 and Lumia 900's thickness. It's shown that it has 6.8mm thickness.

16. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

L920 10.7mm and L820 9.9mm

18. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Lumia 920's thickness=10.7mm Lumia 820's thickness=9.9mm Lumia 900's thickness=11.5mm

28. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Okay, no one's listening. Meh.

23. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I agree as well but I would like to know which display is better. Nokia 920 LCD or Samsung Amoled. I know Nokia uses amoled as well but the 920 is LCD.

26. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

the difference is that amoled produces better "black" because it turns that particular pixel off. While LCD have backlights.

58. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Each has their pluses and minuses. AMOLED offers for vivid colors, LCD will have more accurate colors. The display on the Lumnia 900 I checked out at the store was fantastic and I think I read an article a while back talking about some unique black technology it has. I can only assume the display on the 920 will be at least on par with all the other HD screens.

32. ab2412

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Are you blind?? Loot at Samsung ATIV S specs.. Samsung is best in only one Win 8 flagship.. FTW ATIV is best..

34. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

so, are you blind too? have you seen the lumia 920's spec? Aren't they almost identical? The only thing ativ s' upside was having a bigger battery and microSD slot.

53. ab2412

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Ya bro.. LUMIA also is brick like heavy 180G.. OMG.. NOKIA phone says "If you don't like my phone, then use me as a BRICK". And PLUS point for ATIV S are SUPER AMOLED HD, Micro Sd, Light Weight, Bigger Battery and what else you want from a phone?? And time will tell which is better MUMIA or ATIV S..

38. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

lets see how the ATIV S compares to the Lumia 920 in terms of Camera quality and outdoor visibility!

45. TDILL1021

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

also the 920 has much more features than the ATIV S. I also think the 920 looks a million times better.

49. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They're pretty much identical, except the Ativ has a bigger SA display... Nothing else. Same processor, same RAM, same OS, etc...

47. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

185 gramm of 920 is 5 more of 180 note 2 and note has 5,5" screen and 3100 battery sorry dude but you are nokia fanboy

2. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

LUMIA 920!!!

3. SteveWozzENIAC

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

I can't wait to buy Lumia 920 !

48. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

185 gramm of 920 is 5 more of 180 note 2 and note has 5,5" screen and 3100 battery sorry dude but you are nokia fanboy

55. SteveWozzENIAC

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

i am not a fanboy , i am a technology lover... I have a Galaxy Note ... But NOkias design is outstanding...once again. My QUOTE Technology ROCKS Haters SUCK (Big time)

56. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

ok, relax i have nokia 6230 and just sold n8, i liked nokia, but just saying that 185g is some kind of record for smartphone

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