Nokia Lumia 920 versus Samsung Ativ S

Nokia Lumia 920 versus Samsung Ativ S

Nokia Lumia 920 has been under much hype since its release. The main reasons being it is the next primary high end phone under the Lumia series and there are many new features new to the concept. But equally sensitive has been Samsung ATIV S under the ATIV series of Samsung with it to be the first smart phone running Windows Phone 8 platform. Let’s check out how the competition stands between the two:


There is no challenge to Nokia Lumia 920 in terms of design and looks right now with a no. of colors available for the polycarbonate body of the phone and the gloss-y touch will make you believe like if it is a glass body. On the other hand, Samsung ATIV S is bigger yet thinner and way lighter than the former. A weight difference of 50 grams and 2mm thickness is more than enough in these high end phones and might prove to be a game changer for Samsung.


Samsung ATIV S boasts a big 4.8 inch display, similar to the one you’ll find on Samsung S3. With an aspect ratio of 16:9, the screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a pixel density of 306 ppi approximately. In comparison, Nokia with its 4.5 inch AMOLED display with PureMotion HD+ technology, at a resolution of 1,280×768 pixels with a pixel density of 332 pixels per inch, packs a solid package. Also, Nokia Lumia 920 has its ClearBlack technology which is an automatically activating system for adjusting brightness, color and contrast details by using a polarizing filter to cut off the reflections, to compensate for lighting and intended to deliver a clear display in the bright sun. No such feature has yet been discovered in the Samsung ATIV S.


Both the smart phones come with a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset, which comes with dual core 1.5GHz Krait processor and an Adreno 225 GPU. Also, both the phones run the same new generation Windows Phone 8 Operating System. While Lumia 920 has 32GB internal memory and 1GB RAM, Ativ S comes with 16GB/32GB internal memory and 1GB RAM. However, there is no SD card slot in both the phones.


The Samsung ATIV S comes with an 8MP rare camera with autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging features and a front facing 1.9MP camera for video calling. In comparison, Nokia bears an 8.7MP front facing camera and a 1.2MP rare camera. But there are some trump cards for Nokia like PureMotion technology, high-quality Carl Zeiss optics and a bigger aperture which can capture up to 10 times more light compared to competitors and an advanced optical image stabilization system. But Nokia Lumia 900 was a big disappointment and we will have to wait on how much Nokia delivers this time.



Nokia Lumia 920 is equipped with a 2,000mAh battery promised to give a good playback time with Windows operating system being economical in the past as well. On the other hand, Samsung ATIV S is loaded with a slightly better 2,300mAh Li-Po battery.


While previously there was no confirmation of the LTE carrier for Nokia other than AT&T, recently there have been some rumors regarding Verizon to be including both Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung ATIV S in their roadmap list for the upcoming Windows Phone 8 platform releasing in November. Going by the rumors, it will be a huge gift for users of both the phones as well as Windows users. Previously, only AT&T was available as the carrier for Nokia.


Both the phones go hand to hand in connectivity front packed with features such as HSDPA, HSUPA, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth with A2DP and EDR, micro USB 2.0 and USB on the go.


Pricing of both the phones is yet to be announced but it is certain that both these high-end phones will end in almost the same price bucket.


As we follow the above discussion, one cannot end upon a proper verdict as for now. We still have to cater for the performance that each phone will deliver. While the competition seems to go neck by neck right now, it can shift to any direction. While we know that Samsung is a ‘performer’ and can’t be under estimated, Nokia has its ace cards out for now. Let’s see who’s the winner: experience or talent.


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