09-16-2012, 03:44 PM #1
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Now that the initial dust has settled and the passions have calmed, let's talk calmly and objectively about the competing WP8 flagships. The Lumia 920 has gotten a lot of hype for bringing some new features (OIS, glove-friendly touchscreen, etc) to the table. But that doesn't mean it's the right choice for everyone, and I also believe that Samsung isn't exactly bringing a knife to a gunfight. What are solid reasons for choosing the Ativ S over the 920?
The ones I thought of are:
lighter weight (about 2/3s the weight, i think)
- 09-16-2012, 04:13 PM #3
I can only think of the same.
Screen: Slightly larger, and some people seem to prefer an AMOLED screen over an LCD. But most people not having seen the Lumia 920's PureMotion display yet, I'd say compare them in person first before making a conclusion.
Weight/Size: Some people just prefer thin and light phones. It's just a personal preference.
microSD: This apparently means a lot to some people.
09-16-2012, 04:46 PM #5
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09-16-2012, 04:52 PM #6
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We don't even know any manufacturer specific functions on the Samsung. Nokia has already laid their cards out on the table for the most part. I'm sure Nokia will make a few additions. Sammy has mentioned nothing of the sort, but we've seen some cool Sammy specific features on the GS3. When it releases or weeks before them we should have a better comparison.
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09-16-2012, 06:34 PM #8
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- 09-17-2012, 11:36 AM #10
Nokia has edged ahead with me in the "war for huge bucks", as I will have to buy a WP 8 outright. I am so impressed with what they are bringing and how much they are supporting the emtire ecosystem. It is hard to go against them.
That being said, the ATIV S has a few things in it's favor:
1) How much I love my Focus S, and for that matter how well all Samsung's top end devices perform. Sammy just knows how to put out a device that works right out of the box and gives you zero problems as you use it. I expect the ATIV to sing. I expect it to last. No doubt in my mind.
2) It is such a classy looking device. I see the pictures, and it just LOOKS like a phone meant to be carried and shown off. Yes, I like the bright color options of the 920, but the ATIV is just.... manly.
3) Samsung is really working on a nice ecosystem themselves. If they bring over the GS3 support and exclusives to the ATIV, we have a fun little device.
We will see where the Nokia's and Sammy end up. As I am on AT&T, I expect to be able to play with both. I am not crossing off the ATIV, I am just feeling the Nokia pull right now. Jury is ready to hear the evidence......
- 09-17-2012, 11:43 AM #11
Im going to need to hold them both, its gona be a though choice. My last 3 phones where Samsung n I've had bad experience with Nokia , but im still hyped for both!
I think it's gona come down to the screen and feel of them both
- 09-17-2012, 11:47 AM #12
- 09-17-2012, 06:36 PM #13
I can't believe in this day and age people still buy smartphones without trying them out. That is so HUGE to really hold them and see their performance.
Not to mention it is so much freaking FUN.....
- 09-18-2012, 05:30 AM #14
Bigger screen, slimmer design, SD slot, bigger battery, removable battery, some preffer the more professional look.....
it's going to come down to comparing the 2 in hand AND honestly I really really think the Lumia 920 is going to follow the Lumia 900 and be exclusive to AT&T (and Rogers for canada) and the ATIV will follow samsungs galaxy pattern and release it everywhere... if thats the case the ATIV will blow passed the Lumia 920 without a doubt.
Edit: also nobody really mentions the fact samsung only showed the device and basic specs.
- 09-18-2012, 09:05 AM #15
Considering the rumor is the Nokia 820 to Verizon, while Big Red gets a premium Samsung and an unknown "Trophy 2" from HTC, and T-Mobile is all but confirmed for the ATIV, you may have a great, understated point, Villain.......
- 09-18-2012, 01:02 PM #16
and I had read almost every review available on the web, u really need to get a feel for it or esle you might get stuck with phone not fitting YOUR needs witch will or could lead to a over all bad experience of the OS.
be smart buyers people :)
- 09-18-2012, 06:25 PM #17
As of now, I'm more eyeing the Ativ S just for the size/weight of it. I prefer a phone that's a bit thinner and lighter, and the 920 is one of the largest/heaviest smartphones to come out recently. But I really will have to hold both to decide.
- 09-19-2012, 11:13 AM #19
- 09-19-2012, 01:22 PM #20
ATIV S all the way........ HTC 8X/8S didnt impress me at all spec wise. Beats or the phone colors didnt help much either. The Ativ S just has a more professional and modern look to it, whcih will appeal to a larger crowd me included.
09-19-2012, 09:34 PM #22
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I was originally thinking Nokia 920 but I find myself leaning towards the ATIV s lately. I like the brushed aluminum finish as compared to the loud colors. That is fine for some, but not really my style. In addition, with it being the same hardware as the Galaxy SIII, there are likely to be a large amount of after market options for the phone that may not exist for others.
Admittedly, I like the app support that Nokia provides but I imagine I can continue to get along with gmaps instead of Nokia drive. Its still up in the air at this point. I have a grandfathered unlimited plan from Verizon right now so I don't want to switch carriers unless I have to. Hopefully, big red will get some decent phones.
09-20-2012, 08:03 PM #23
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I want the ATIV S 32GB LTE to come too Telus Mobility! But it seems the ATIV S does not have LTE support yet.....Waitting to see if the North America ATIV S model has LTE?
Bigger Display: 4.8"
Bigger Battery: 2300mAh + its removable
microSD card support
If the ATIV S dont get LTE support for North America would be a big let down for most people wanting next gen LTE phone.
- 09-21-2012, 06:28 PM #24
The Ativ-S is thinner and lighter, which for me is a major plus, and other than some of the gimmicky things, nice as they may be, that Nokia has put in, like wireless charging and the super sensitive display, there isn't a real reason to get the 920 over the Ativ. I'm not sure, I haven't entirely made up my mind yet, I'll still have to hold and play with both of them to decide which one I want, but I know for sure that I don't want anything HTC has to offer.