Today is the start of Round 2 of GSMArena’s Smartphone Championship, and we are lucky enough to have the Nokia Lumia 520 pitted against the LG Nexus 4.
As can be seen from the image above the most popular Windows Phone ever needs a little bit of help, but after the Nokia Lumia 1020 beat the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 by more than 3000 votes I dont think the 520 will be lacking in support.
Vote for your favourite Windows Phone at GSMArena here.
Thanks Darth Vader for the tip.
Regular readers will know we are not happy having any Windows phone in second place on a poll, except when its behind another Windows Phone.
GSMArena is running what they call a Smartphone Champion’s League and in the first round they are pitting the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 against the Nokia Lumia 1020.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is running a bit behind the Note 3, but I am sure our readers know which handset we prefer to be in the lead.
Vote for your preference at GSMArena here.
Thanks John for the tip.
Its been a while since our readers have been involved in a good poll battle, but its getting to the end of the year, and I expect there are going to be quite a number of votes coming up.
The latest is Stuff’s Gadget of the Year 2013 Poll, where the 41 megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 is up against the HTC One, LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Nexus 3, PlayStation 4, iPhone 5S and Google Nexus 7.
Support Nokia’s greatest Windows Phone camera phone by voting for it at Stuff here.
The Nokia brand will be leaving Microsoft’s Lumia handsets in short order, with Microsoft’s 2014 handsets likely not carrying evidence of their heritage.
Windows Phone has been making very steady progress under Nokia’s stewardship, particularly in areas where Nokia’s brand is strong, such as Europe, India and Latin America. Without the brand the progress of the OS could come to a screeching halt however.
Now we have been with Windows Phone since before PocketPC, when the OS still ran on PDAs, so we are pretty clear where our loyalty lie. We are however aware that many of our readers were introduced to Windows Phone via Nokia, and would otherwise be using iOS or Android handsets.
Vote in the poll above and let us know if your loyalties lie with Microsoft’s Windows Phone or Nokia’s brand.
Windows Phone has a problem, and that is unexpected and severe battery drain that can empty a full battery in as little as 4 hours.
Its not that Windows Phone itself has poor battery life most of the time, but every so often (and recently increasingly often) the phones suddenly start sucking down so much power that sometimes even a average USB charger can not keep the device from expiring.
Nokia Lumia 925 users have also been complaining of the issue, indicating that Windows Phone 8 GDR2 has not fixed the problem. In most cases using battery saver does not fix the issue, or even switching on flight mode, making the issue a mystery the average user can not address themselves.
Vote in our poll above to show Microsoft how many users are affected by this issue.
This official survey from Snapchat has been out for a few weeks now and well circulated, but we keep on receiving requests from readers to post on it, so here it is
Snapchat, the popular video instant messaging service, is asking what they next platform after iOS and Android should be. Windows Phone is of course a no-brainer, and I am sure we already lead the poll by far, but in case that is not the case, throw your vote in on the survey by using the Google doc here.
Thanks everyone who sent this in.
After an extremely hard-fought polling battle which has seen nearly 50,000 votes cast, and also rampant cheating by the Blackberry users, the Nokia Lumia 920 has won Laptop Magazine’s Smartphone Madness 2013 poll.
Now of course our readers are pretty used to winning these online polls and by all account online polls are rather stupid and indicative of little more than the amount of fanboys an OS or device has.
That however is exactly the significance of the win – Windows Phone and Nokia’s Lumia handsets have gained a very large following – much more so that Blackberry users are willing to believe, while their new OS has stumbled out of the gate, despite their much vaunted 80 million users.
The fact is the vast majority of those users are being forced to use those devices, are are just waiting to jump ship to an iPhone, Android handset and hopefully also a Windows Phone.
Blackberry no longer has a significant fan base, despite its large installed base, and as the poll clearly shows, exactly the opposite is true for Windows Phone, making this victory very sweet indeed.
Our advice to Blackberry fans – get used to 4th place.
The Wall Street Journal is asking about your smartphone buying intent in one of their latest polls.
Before it seems to point towards the Blackberry Z10 taking over the world, but I am sure we know of a more deserving handset, and certainly the latest Kantar numbers does not support this.
The Blackberry folk are however staging a fight back. Let them know which is really the deserving handset by letting the WSJ know your preference here.
Thanks all who sent this in.
A phone insurer have posted the result of an interesting poll which found that 23% of 2,471 iPhone owners polled said their screen cracked and unrepaired.
Some owners said they did not have time to have their phones fixed, while a similar amount did not have the the money to have it fixed, or simply didnâ€™t mind at all. 31% of the owners with broken displays said they probably wouldnâ€™t bother having it fixed.
The numbers seemed quite high to me, but appears to ring true for iPhone owners.
I suspect a similar epidemic would have created quite an uproar amongst Windows Phone users.
Are you currently walking around with a Windows Phone with a cracked display? Let us know in the poll below.
As part of the Gizmodo Awards 2012 Gizmodo Australia is asking what your handset of the year is.
You can let your opinion be know by voting for your favourite handset here.
Thanks JH and Jubbin for the tip.
There have been some reports of Windows Phone 8 handsets spontaneously rebooting. This did happen to my own Nokia Lumia 920 twice soon after I purchased it (only last week) but not since, so I know it is real. Some have blamed Skype, but my reboots occurred before I installed the app.
According to CNET.com Microsoft is looking into the issue, saying in a statement "We are currently investigating reports of these incidents."
Are any of our readers seriously affected, and have anyone come to conclusion about the source? Vote in the poll and let us know below.
The big Windows Phone 8 announcement is now over and none of the features announced have not already been leaked earlier. This does make something of a nonsense of what has been felt to be damaging secrecy around the new OS.
With even Apple not able to keep secrets these days, should Microsoft have expected the OS would leak, and have been more open earlier, instead of building up hype when the substance have already been leaked a long time ago?
Let us know in the poll above and comments below.
There has been a pretty fantastic response to the Wired Poll, with more than 27,000 people voting for the Nokia Lumia 920.
Now the Verge is also getting in the game, and asking on their Facebook page what your next phone will be.
By coincidence mine will be the Nokia Lumia 920, which seems to have a good lead on the pack. Why not let the Verge know your next phone at their poll here also.
Wired is running a poll asking readers which of the new wave of smartphones they are planning to buy.
In their article the rate they Nokia Lumia 920 pretty highly, saying:
While Samsungâ€™s Android-based smartphones have long been the iPhoneâ€™s biggest competition, Nokiaâ€™s Lumia 920 is now one of the most talked-about new devices. In terms of design, itâ€™s arguably one of the most stunning phones anyone has announced in a long time.
After collecting more that 10,000 votes in more than 24 hours, the Nokia Lumia 920 scored pretty well, hitting 21% of the votes, and thatâ€™s before any Windows Phone fans descended.
Hopefully the poll is reflective of what will happen in the real market when the NL 920 actually hits shelves.
In the mean time, if you want to add your support for the only Windows Phone in the list see the poll here.
Thanks manmeet for the tip.
Now that both Nokia and Samsung have shown their cards, are our readers ready to declare for either party and let know what your next handset will be?
|Samsung ATIV S||Nokia Lumia 920|
|Size||137.2 x 70.5 x 8.7 mm||130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm|
|Screen size||4.8 inch Super AMOLED
|4.5 inch PureMotion HD+
1280 x 768
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Processor||1.5 Ghz Dual-core||1.5 Ghz Dual-core|
|Storage||16 or 32 GB + MicroSD||32 GB|
|Camera||8 megapixel||8.7 megapixel Pureview|
Samsung ChatOn mobile communication service
Samsung Zone (in Windows Phone Marketplace)
Nokia Music Store
|Battery||2,300mAh, removable||2,000mAh, fixed|
Choose between the Samsung ATIV S and the Nokia Lumia 920 in our poll above.