PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of ATIV S vs Lumia 820

Performance

Processing power and speed

ATIV S
N/A
Lumia 820
N/A
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

ATIV S
5.6
Lumia 820
5.6
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

ATIV S
6.5
Lumia 820
5.6
Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

ATIV S
8.3
Lumia 820
7.3
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com and techradar.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

ATIV S
6.5
Lumia 820
6.0

Winner
Samsung ATIV S 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung ATIV S  based on its battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of ATIV S vs Lumia 820

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

ATIV S
2.9 fps
Lumia 820
3.1 fps
The GPU in use is the Adreno 225.
ATIV S | by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

ATIV S
6.8 fps
Lumia 820
7.1 fps
While this is some way off the most powerful chipsets on the market (the Optimus G has two times as many cores of the same type, and a far superior GPU, for example), it still makes things go pretty smooth.
ATIV S | by GSM Arena (Oct, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung ATIV S

Reasons to consider the
Samsung ATIV S

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Significantly longer talk time (3G) 1,080 min vs 486 min Around 2.2x longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Store significantly more stuff 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
More battery capacity 2,300 mA·h vs 1,650 mA·h Around 40% more battery capacity
Sharper screen 305 ppi vs 216 ppi More than 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Lighter 135 g vs 160 g More than 15% lighter
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 800 x 480 Around 2.5x higher resolution
Bigger screen 4.8" vs 4.3" More than 10% bigger screen
Thinner 8.7 mm vs 9.9 mm More than 10% thinner
Back view of Nokia Lumia 820

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Nokia Lumia 820

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 2.2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Longer standby time (3G) 21,600 min vs 12,816 min Around 70% longer standby time (3G)

Reviews Word on the street

ATIV S  vs Lumia 820 

8.5
8.0
Conclusion: There's a lot to love in the ATIV S. It's not the perfect smartphone, but it has a large and eye-catching Super AMOLED screen, as well as decent exterior and stable performance.
ATIV S

8.0
8.0
Thanks to Windows 8, Microsoft's OS has become an entirely different beast as of late, at least from an aesthetics and interface point of view.
ATIV S

Overall

8.3 Out of 10
7.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

ATIV S  vs
Lumia 820 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 4.8" 4.3"
Resolution 1280 x 720 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 305 ppi 216 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8
App store Windows Phone Marketplace Windows Phone Marketplace
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 120,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

ATIV S  vs
Lumia 820 
Weight 135 g 160 g
Thickness 8.7 mm 9.9 mm
Size 70.5 x 137.2 x 8.7 mm 68.5 x 123.8 x 9.9 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 32 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 29 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE (20 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (42.2 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 780 min 924 min
Talk time (3G) 1,080 min 486 min
Standby time 14,976 min 21,600 min
Standby time (3G) 12,816 min 21,600 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 1,650 mA·h
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