Smartphone Madness 2013 Game 4: Nokia Lumia 920 vs. Lenovo IdeaPhone K900

Before we dive into the fray between today’s competitors, we owe a tip of the hat to the Google Nexus 4 for its win yesterday over the HTC Windows Phone 8X. At this point, for Windows Phone 8 to remain in the competition its fans will need to come out to vote for the Nokia Lumia 920 as it goes toe-to-toe with the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900. Fans on both sides have until Saturday morning, March 16 at 9 a.m. EST to cast votes. Please welcome our competitors to the floor. 

 Smartphone Madness Game 4

As Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device, a lot is expected of the Lumia 920. This smartphone earned 4 stars and an Editors’ Choice award in our review thanks to its slick and colorful design, superb PureView camera, eye-popping 4.5-inch HD screen, integrated wireless charging and Nokia’s useful preloaded apps. With a two-year contract on AT&T you can pick this beauty up for a mere $99 in your choice of black, blue, red, white or yellow.

We do wish the Nokia Lumia 920 weren’t quite so heavy. At 6.5 ounces it’s nearly two ounces more than the HTC 8X. Also, because the OS is young, there is a dearth of some of the top apps; a weakness today’s competitor does not share. 

We got our first good look at the Android-powered Lenovo IdeaPhone K900 at CES 2013, and it was impressive enough to land it among these top 16 choices. The super-slim 6.9mm K900 is expected to zoom through application open times and zip through animations thanks to unique skills offered by the Intel Core Clover Trail+ CPU. We found the 5.5-inch 1080p display both bright and beautiful, and the 13-megapixel rear-facing camera powerful.

Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing it come to the U.S. as the company is focusing on overseas markets, especially Asia. And that’s our loss, but also a ding to this competitor. There’s not yet a price point, in any currency.

It’s voting time! Which do you think is better? Don’t wait too long to decide, because the polls close tomorrow at 9 a.m. EST.

Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson
A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
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  1. Dan Says:

    The table graphic is wrong, game 3 says xperia z won when it was the BB Z10

  2. Dan Says:

    I like the weight of the 920. When I pick up a lighter Android, somehow it triggers cheapness in my mind compared to the magnificent 920. Lack of apps? So Windows doesn’t have thousands of fart apps, its got what I want and use the most. The games are really picking up fast and when I show my Windows app that someone on android or IOS has, they are shocked its always better than theirs. Does any app store need 700k apps? No. Truth is the average people have in per Neilson survey.

  3. Ana Hurka-Robles, Web Producer Says:

    Thanks for that catch, Dan – the graphic is all fixed now.

  4. Juan Says:

    Here have my like!

  5. MikadoWu Says:

    Bad Bad Bracket Design…..

    Nokia 920 v. Samdung S4 in round 2??????????

    Winner of that Battle wins the Competition.

  6. OMG Says:

    OMG I can’t believe they are running this discredited poll again this year after last years rigging fiasco………..

  7. Jhay Says:

    Lenovo has a phone? lol :D

  8. BraggingBob Says:

    Why do they have the Nexus 4 (LG) in the same bracket as LG Optimus G Pro?

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