The variety of top end devices coming on to the market during this quarter is amazing. Three of the best right now are the HTC One X+, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the Nokia Lumia 920. So which of these three top contenders is the best?
HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Nokia Lumia 920
Screen: The Nokia Lumia 920 has an LCD screen that measures 4.5 inches, while the HTC One X+ has an LCD screen of 4.7 inches. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the largest display at 5.5 inches and the display is Super AMOLED. The screens all have their pros and cons. The Note 2 is well known for vibrancy of colours and deep blacks, the One X+ is brilliant in daylight and when you put it against the display of the Note 2 it does have more realistic colours. The Nokia Lumia 920 has one of the best displays around and it is very responsive with users even able to use it when wearing gloves. The screen also comes with the highest ppi. While the Nokia Lumia 920 has the smallest display of them all, it does hold up to the others. With all having their advantage, when it comes down to best display it has to be a draw.
OS: The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with Windows Phone 8, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the HTC One X+ both have Jelly Bean installed. Windows Phone 8 is the newest when compared to the current top mobile OS’, but it does come with some superb features from Nokia. Nokia Maps and Lens Caps are just two of these features. They are good but Android won’t lose sleep over them. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC One X+ both have Jelly Bean, but the Note 2 has much more additional software than the One X+ for its S Pen stylus, as well as other extras like multi-windows. These all help to make it shine and so the winner has to be the Note 2.
Processor & RAM: The Nokia Lumia 920 runs on a dual core 1.5GHz processor and it has 1GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with 2GB of RAM and it also has a quad core at 1.6GHz. The One X+ has 1GB of RAM and a processor of 1.7GHz. This is where the Lumia is lacking and the winners have to be the pair of Android devices, thanks to them having quad core processors. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the HTC One X+ both draw.
Space: The Nokia Lumia 920 has 32GB of storage, while the HTC One X+ comes in either 32GB or 64GB. Neither device supports SD card for external storage. If you want more storage then you would have to choose the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The handset is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions and has support for SD card up to 64GB. Thanks to expandable storage the clear winner here is the Note 2.
Battery capacity: The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with the 2000mAh battery and the HTC One X+ slightly higher at 2100mAh. However the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the largest with a battery of 3,100mAh.
Rear camera: The HTC One X+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 both come with cameras of 8 megapixels on the back and these have autofocus and LED flash. The Nokia Lumia 920 has an 8.7 megapixel camera on the back and dual LED flash. If you want to take photos in low light then this is the best device and it even beats the camera of the iPhone 5. The Lumia 920 has a camera that is above the others thanks to PureView and also thanks to add-ons like Lens Caps.
Front camera: The Nokia Lumia 920 also has front camera of 1.3 megapixels, while the HTC One X+ comes with a camera of 1.6 megapixels. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 however has a 1.9 megapixel camera, which puts in ahead in this category.
Looks: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is let down when it comes to the materials and design. On the other hand both the HTC One X+ and the Nokia Lumia 920 look superb and they feel great in the hand. This is really just a matter of taste over which is the best. However a lot of people have been drooling over the Lumia 920 and its funky colors.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has won a lot of the categories here and so is classed the winner, the Nokia Lumia 920 comes in second and the HTC One X+ last having picked up none of the categories above. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 therefore comes on tops overall. So if you can get your hands around its massive proportions, it is a clear winner.