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Wired Poll: iPhone 5 vs SGS3 vs Lumia 920

Wired currently ask readers to 'vote' for their next phone.
Choice is between the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Nokia Lumia 920.

A problem is of course that only one of those three phones is actually out and about.
And though we have been presented with a 'launch event' for both the iPhone 5 and the Lumia 920, we haven't got all the facts regarding Windows Phone 8; and we don't know how Apple's new maps and all the other new goodies will work out in real life.

Anyhow... at this point the results may come as a bit of a surprise to some...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Kv0c4axUMHg/UFi-yM7sS5I/AAAAAAAAAHk/M0C-SAx6amU/s695/wiredpoll.jpg

You can head over to Wired and show Elop who's boss by casting your vote.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 19:47

Does it mean anything? Maybe Samsung fans are too busy rooting to vote in silly polls? :p

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:06

Does it mean anything? Maybe Samsung fans are too busy rooting to vote in silly polls? :p
Or too busy actually using their phones rather than waiting for the device and the OS to be released ;).

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:11

Yes... that, too.
Still, I'm slightly surprised - it's not like Android fans are shy...nor lazy when it come to being 'strong' :p
But more seriously, I reckon bar some catastrophic fail at the WP8 launch, the Lumia 920 will do pretty well. I visited quite a few chat boards, forums etc etc... and I think there are enough old-school Symbian lovers around that are quite excited by the 920. And also: many folks are getting tired of the iOS-Android duality...
Will it last beyond Christmas? Heck, will it last beyond the iPhone 5 actually hitting the stores?

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:17

Yes... that, too.
Still, I'm slightly surprised - it's not like Android fans are shy...nor lazy when it come to being 'strong' :p
But more seriously, I reckon bar some catastrophic fail at the WP8 launch, the Lumia 920 will do pretty well. I visited quite a few chat boards, forums etc etc... and I think there are enough old-school Symbian lovers around that are quite excited by the 920. And also: many folks are getting tired of the iOS-Android duality...
Will it last beyond Christmas? Heck, will it last beyond the iPhone 5 actually hitting the stores?

I've noticed the same attitude that you mentioned on various tech sites. People seem to care far more about the 920 than anyone ever did about any WP7 device.

The only problem I can see potentially occurring (bar stupid bugs), is that saying you like something and parting with £500/£30+ per month for 2 years for it are entirely different things...

I guess only time will tell.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:21

Yes... that, too.
Still, I'm slightly surprised - it's not like Android fans are shy...nor lazy when it come to being 'strong' :p
But more seriously, I reckon bar some catastrophic fail at the WP8 launch, the Lumia 920 will do pretty well. I visited quite a few chat boards, forums etc etc... and I think there are enough old-school Symbian lovers around that are quite excited by the 920. And also: many folks are getting tired of the iOS-Android duality...
Will it last beyond Christmas? Heck, will it last beyond the iPhone 5 actually hitting the stores?

I've noticed the same attitude that you mentioned on various tech sites. People seem to care far more about the 920 than anyone ever did about any WP7 device.

The only problem I can see potentially occurring (bar stupid bugs), is that saying you like something and parting with £500/£30+ per month for 2 years for it are entirely different things...

I guess only time will tell.


You're right.
But again, 'we' actually know very little about WP8 at this point. Also, chances are the 920 will come out after the US election, and if Romney wins, the Mayans win, too :p
In which case I'd recommend a one-month prepay deal hahaha

(PS: I'm also somewhat disturbed finding myself liking a yellow phone!!! o_O)

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:28

Oh please, not even convinced it will be the best wp8 seller, and 100% sure than the other two will outsell it in the two months after it's launch. And the Note 2 likely too.
Am sure once the ifans and fandroids notice the wired poll it'll rapidly change too, guessing it got a mention on a nokia forum first.
Old school symbian lovers don't want ms software though do they?
Still feels odd to think of ms as an underdog

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:35

You're right.
But again, 'we' actually know very little about WP8 at this point. Also, chances are the 920 will come out after the US election, and if Romney wins, the Mayans win, too :p
In which case I'd recommend a one-month prepay deal hahaha

(PS: I'm also somewhat disturbed finding myself liking a yellow phone!!! o_O)


The way he's going this week the Mayans look more likely..
If we wouldn't be here to pay it surely nothing up front postpay would be better.

Hmm, I was glad the cyan reappeared although a darker blue would've been better, but didn't you say the colour doesn't matter as it'll be in a case?

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:35

Oh please, not even convinced it will be the best wp8 seller, and 100% sure than the other two will outsell it in the two months after it's launch. And the Note 2 likely too.
Am sure once the ifans and fandroids notice the wired poll it'll rapidly change too, guessing it got a mention on a nokia forum first.
Old school symbian lovers don't want ms software though do they?
Still feels odd to think of ms as an underdog


Oh, I don't believe for a second the 920 will out-sell the iPhone 5 (0r 4 or 3GS) or the SGS3...
But it'll do okay.
Symbian lovers get around to WP, methinks. Nokia's apps, and (apparently) mass storage in WP8 (ie no more reliance on Zune) seem to do the job...plus the camera - which, although not pure 'Pureview' should be quite yummy. And I believe the hype around the screen, also.
We'lll see what HTC come up with tomorrow?! Will we get more teasers re WP8?

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:37

You're right.
But again, 'we' actually know very little about WP8 at this point. Also, chances are the 920 will come out after the US election, and if Romney wins, the Mayans win, too :p
In which case I'd recommend a one-month prepay deal hahaha

(PS: I'm also somewhat disturbed finding myself liking a yellow phone!!! o_O)


The way he's going this week the Mayans look more likely..
If we wouldn't be here to pay it surely nothing up front postpay would be better.

Hmm, I was glad the cyan reappeared although a darker blue would've been better, but didn't you say the colour doesn't matter as it'll be in a case?
Yes. Still disturbing :D

I don't like the Cyan (a 'friend' has the Cyan Lumia 800...it's hideous imho)

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:39

You're right.
But again, 'we' actually know very little about WP8 at this point. Also, chances are the 920 will come out after the US election, and if Romney wins, the Mayans win, too :p
In which case I'd recommend a one-month prepay deal hahaha

(PS: I'm also somewhat disturbed finding myself liking a yellow phone!!! o_O)


The way he's going this week the Mayans look more likely..
If we wouldn't be here to pay it surely nothing up front postpay would be better.

Hmm, I was glad the cyan reappeared although a darker blue would've been better, but didn't you say the colour doesn't matter as it'll be in a case?
Yes. Still disturbing :D

I don't like the Cyan (a 'friend' has the Cyan Lumia 800...it's hideous imho)

White N9....nom, nom, nom...

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:41

Been trying to get one... No luck.

blizzard7  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:45

Sorry guys, I just bought 20,000 iPhone 4Ss to place 20,000 votes for the Nokia Lumia 920. That'll show Appl... Oh wait.

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:46

Hmm, I was glad the cyan reappeared although a darker blue would've been better, but didn't you say the colour doesn't matter as it'll be in a case? Yes. Still disturbing :D

I don't like the Cyan (a 'friend' has the Cyan Lumia 800...it's hideous imho)


Looking at the 820 and assuming similar colours are we talking gloss or matt finish?

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:46

Sorry guys, I just bought 20,000 iPhone 4Ss to place 20,000 votes for the Nokia Lumia 920. That'll show Appl... Oh wait.

aahahaha

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:47

which reminds me - isn't the Yahoo boss offering every staff member an iPhone 5 (plus free contract)???

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:49

Hmm, I was glad the cyan reappeared although a darker blue would've been better, but didn't you say the colour doesn't matter as it'll be in a case? Yes. Still disturbing :D

I don't like the Cyan (a 'friend' has the Cyan Lumia 800...it's hideous imho)


Looking at the 820 and assuming similar colours are we talking gloss or matt finish?
Oh, the 800 is matt-ish. Maybe the glossier type looks better? The Cyan 800 looks grubby/dirty right out of the box - the way usually only cheap pink clothing looks dirty*** (***not in a good way, either)

blizzard7  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:54

which reminds me - isn't the Yahoo boss offering every staff member an iPhone 5 (plus free contract)???

... or a Lumia 920, HTC One X or Galaxy S III.

blizzard7  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:55

Hmm, I was glad the cyan reappeared although a darker blue would've been better, but didn't you say the colour doesn't matter as it'll be in a case? Yes. Still disturbing :D

I don't like the Cyan (a 'friend' has the Cyan Lumia 800...it's hideous imho)


Looking at the 820 and assuming similar colours are we talking gloss or matt finish?

Don't you mean a matte finish? I'd hate to see a phone with Matt's mugshot on it. ;)

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:56

which reminds me - isn't the Yahoo boss offering every staff member an iPhone 5 (plus free contract)???

I read it was pretty much any phone as replacement to the rim phones they had as Yahoo wanted staff to have experience more similar to customers.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 21:02

Hmm, I was glad the cyan reappeared although a darker blue would've been better, but didn't you say the colour doesn't matter as it'll be in a case? Yes. Still disturbing :D

I don't like the Cyan (a 'friend' has the Cyan Lumia 800...it's hideous imho)


Looking at the 820 and assuming similar colours are we talking gloss or matt finish?

Don't you mean a matte finish? I'd hate to see a phone with Matt's mugshot on it. ;)

:(

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 21:07

Hmm, I was glad the cyan reappeared although a darker blue would've been better, but didn't you say the colour doesn't matter as it'll be in a case? Yes. Still disturbing :D

I don't like the Cyan (a 'friend' has the Cyan Lumia 800...it's hideous imho)


Looking at the 820 and assuming similar colours are we talking gloss or matt finish?
Oh, the 800 is matt-ish. Maybe the glossier type looks better? The Cyan 800 looks grubby/dirty right out of the box - the way usually only cheap pink clothing looks dirty*** (***not in a good way, either)


Oops actually meant which yellow one did you like. Does sound solid reasoning for avoiding cyan though so glad I once again worded something badly. I seem to learn more this way :)

and Blizzard my little oxford dictionary from 1986 says Matt but matte seems more common online

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 21:18

"matt" is German. Vorsprung Durch Rechtschreibung :p

satchef1  Sep. 18, 2012 at 21:36

This poll was on the front page of WPCentral a couple of days ago. That's why the Lumia is way ahead. Before that, it was doing well but it was behind the iPhone.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 21:38

This poll was on the front page of WPCentral a couple of days ago. That's why the Lumia is way ahead. Before that, it was doing well but it was behind the iPhone.
Ah, thanks...

Pondlife  Sep. 18, 2012 at 21:42

The gap is currently wider than when Jan put it up though.

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