Samsung ATIV S vs Nokia Lumia 900 vs HTC Titan II: specs comparison

Samsung ATIV S vs Nokia Lumia 900 vs HTC Titan II: specs comparison
The Samsung ATIV S (here's our detailed specs review) was one of the more exciting new handsets that Samsung announced today at its IFA 2012 press-conference. It is the first official Windows Phone 8 smartphone and as such, it sports specs never before seen in the land of Windows Phone. Windows Phone 8 brings goodies like support for higher-resolution screens, as well as multi-core processors, and while the devices running on the platform won't be the hardware monsters that Android is usually found on, they will still be capable of providing flawless user experience thanks to WP's wise resource management.

With that said, exactly how better is the new ATIV S, compared to some of the best Windows Phones around? Well, we would say that the difference is quite substantial, but of course, we shouldn't forget the fact that while the Samsung ATIV S is a lone Windows Phone 8 handset now, it sure won't be alone on launch day. But until September 5, when Nokia, Microsoft's favorite WP manufacturer, is to unveil its own WP 8 devices, the ATIV S will be the most-anticipated Windows Phone smartphone.


Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSWindows Phone 8Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh, 7.5 MangoWindows Phone 7.5 Mango
Form factorCandybarCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.40 x 2.78 x 0.34 (137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm)5.03 x 2.70 x 0.45 (127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm)5.20 x 2.70 x 0.50 (132 x 69 x 13 mm)
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)
5.20 oz (147 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)
Side KeysLeft: Volume control Right: Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key 
Colors Black, Blue, White 

Physical size4.8 inches4.30 inches4.70 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density
306 ppi217 ppi199 ppi
Colors 16 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchMulti-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor

Talk time 7.00 hours
the average is 8 h (506 min)
4.30 hours
the average is 8 h (506 min)
Stand-by time 14.6 days (350 hours)
the average is 20 days (481 h)
12.2 days (293 hours)
the average is 20 days (481 h)
Music playback 60.00 hours 
Capacity2300 mAh1830 mAh1730 mAh
TypeLi - IonLi - IonLi - Ion

System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055Qualcomm
Dual core, 1500 MHz, KraitSingle core, 1400 MHz, ScorpionSingle core, 1500 MHz, Snapdragon S2
Graphics processorAdreno 225Adreno 205Yes
System memory
1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel: Yes) / DDR2 (500 MHz)512 MB RAM (Dual-channel: Yes) / DDR2 (333 MHz)512 MB RAM
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB16 GB
Storage expansion   
Slot TypemicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC  

Camera8 megapixels, Immobile8 megapixels, Immobile16 megapixels, Immobile
FlashLEDDual LEDDual LED
Aperture size F2.2F2.6
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28mm 
FeaturesAuto focus, Geo taggingAuto focus, Touch to focus, Video stabilizer, Exposure control, Geo taggingAuto focus, Face detection, ISO control, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama

1920x1080 (1080p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
Recording format MPEG4, H.264 
FeaturesVideo callingContinuous autofocus in a video, Video callingContinuous autofocus in a video, Video calling
Front-facing camera1.9 megapixels1.3 megapixels1.3 megapixels

GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 17, 1700/2100 MHz1700/2100 MHz
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGELTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS

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  • Display 4.8 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1


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