Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 920: touch sensitivity test (video)

Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 920: touch sensitivity test (video)
Nokia has seriously stepped up its trash talk after the announcement of the Lumia 920 and we’ve seen numerous comparisons of the new Windows Phone 8 flagship device against Samsung’s Android flagship the Galaxy S III. First, optical image stabilization and low light performance is noticeably better on the Lumia 920 against both the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5.

Now, Nokia has allowed a user in Russia to test out the touch sensitivity of the display on the Lumia 920 and compare it to the Galaxy S III. We imagine that in Russia’s freezing climate the possibility to use a phone with gloves on would be highly appreciated.

Not surprisingly, the Lumia 920 lives up to the hype and impresses as even with a folded glove, it was still able to detect touches and taps, while the Galaxy S III screen stayed idly without responding.

Nokia is using Synaptics technology for that magic to happen and honestly we’d love to see that arrive on other smartphones as well.

source: WP7Forum via Nixanbal

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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)
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)

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51 Comments

1. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Yeah!! Nokia rules :) I wish I had the money to buy S III n Lumia 920 :D

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

ME ME 2 aswell.

42. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If Nokia keeps being innovative on the hardware and that's gonna attract more users to it. The more of the users on Windows Phone, the more developers/apps there will be. We as consumers are the winner as the market gets more competitive.

2. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

very innovative Nokia

5. prakesh

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

yes;hardware superb hardware beast.. OS? dnt thnk so..

6. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

They are also innovative when it comes to OS, too bad, they put to garbage all those home-brewed OS, such as meego and symbian.

14. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Yes, Nokia's hardware is phenomenal and extremely innovative. A rare sight in today's saturated smartphone market. But the Operating System is many step backwards. It doesn't even keep the WiFi on when screen is off!! How else am I supposed to keep up with my email? Make sure I am using it??

18. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

You're talking about WP. That's another side of the story. Microsoft is the one developing it. But I have read that there's an app in WP that could override that feature and let your WiFi turned on even if screen is off. :)

22. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Nokia are were never good at Hard-ware. always giving standard specs, look at the N9 vs S2....

30. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

hardware doesnt always mean the type for processor,ghz,ram or whatnot.standard specs? we are on the Lumia 920 page. you are really a troll

39. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

if u mean for the processor, why should nokia put a dual core or what ever the specs ur talking about, if meego can run smoothly on the "STANDARD SPECS" ?? android is a heavy OS thats whay samsung and other anroid phone manufacturers were implementing dual core and quad core, so the android doesn't lag, and still it does!!

3. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

apps mater and WP sucks in means of apps thats y i changed my lumia800 with s3!

9. StephenGalop

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Lol I doubt you even have a Lumia 800, but a fanboy bashing

19. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

Definitely lying as almost all the significant apps found in android could also be found in WP, better yet, more intuitive alternatives.

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And much expensive than iOs apps. Rip offs.

23. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

i totally agree it "Sucks" still way behind Android , and still restrictions.

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't think that WP is bad OS, I think that WP just need more time to evolve and it should become a really good OS.

31. Altair

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

What are you talking about? WP8 already has 100000 apps. How many do you need?

35. StephenGalop

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

TROLL needs 99999 fart apps :)

51. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Enough to beat Apple.

40. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

u all talk about WP lacks apps, come on honestly how many apps u use per day?? besides wp is a new os give it the time that android took, and u'll see how many apps it will have

49. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

i mean good apps like asphalt 7 are not available in windows market!! awe full

50. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

i agree with u on this, since am obsessed with cars-related games, especially the Asphalt 7 and the NFS, they are the best games for cars in my opinion we've got to give it extra time for developers to bring those amazing apps and games into windows phones

4. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

13. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Don't know why people are thumbing down your comment. Must be the Nokia fans.... Galaxy S III works fine and is also sensitive with sharp objects, just not with a glove.

20. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Sadly your comment also got a thumb-down. Oh poor crazy fanboy.

36. StephenGalop

Posts: 52; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Sadly your comment also got 10 thumb-down. Oh poor commenter :(

29. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

Yeah that works on any touch screen, but the metal has to be a really good conducter to work as smoothly as it does in the video. So its work like a science trick, than it actually being as sensitive as the nokia screen.It won't work with any knife you throw at it unlike the nokia screen. You can try with a knife right now and you can see the screen move but its not as accurate or responsive like the nokia in the video.(I just tried it, my knife was not as good a conductor as in the vid so it wasn't as accurate or responsive) Also the nokia screen works with non-conducting materials like plastic too, other touch screens can't. ps if you hold the non-conducting plastic end the trick won't work, as the charge from your body can't travel through plastic/rubber.

8. b4mv_01

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Fruit ninja with a knife?thats phone ninja!:D

43. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

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