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Lumia 920 vs One X+ vs Note 2: Beware The Plastic Giant

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There are many superb devices out on the market this month. These include the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the HTC One X+ and the Nokia Lumia 920. Out of these it has been the Note 2 that has gained the most attention and Samsung said that they sold more than 3 million devices last month alone. So does the HTC One X+ and the Nokia Lumia 920 have what it takes to sell as many units? Let’s take a look at the devices to find out.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC One X+

All of the devices have the latest software. The Nokia Lumia 920 has Windows Phone 8 and the other two devices have Android Jelly Bean 4.1. Windows Phone 8 is not as well-known as Android, however Nokia have included some great features too. Unfortunately this isn’t there yet to knock down Android or even iOS.

There is nothing much to differentiate between the software of the HTC One X+ and the Note 2. However the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 does have features such as S Pen and multi-windows, which makes it the winner.

The display of the Nokia Lumia 920 is 4.5 inches, the screen of the HTC One X+ is 4.7 inches and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with the display of 5.5 inches. Each of these have their pros and cons. The display of the Note 2 is huge and it comes with some deep blacks and colours that are vibrant. The HTC One X+ is the best in sunlight and the colours are realistic, however the best technology of displays is found on the Lumia 920. You can use this display wearing gloves and it has the highest ppi of the trio. The display is the smallest of the bunch however. Winner: Draw again.

All of the devices should come with batteries that will last a full day. The Nokia Lumia 920 has the 2000mAh, the HTC One X+ a battery of 2100mAh and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 the 3100mAh battery. The Note 2 comes out as the winner on paper thanks to the largest capacity battery by far.

The Nokia Lumia 920 has a dual core processor of 1.5GHz and it has 1GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has 2GB of RAM and a quad core 1.6GHz processor. The HTC One X+ comes with a 1.7GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The winner here has to be the 2 Android devices and the Lumia 920 trails behind.

When it comes to storage the Nokia Lumia 920 comes with 32GB, the HTC One X+ has 32 and 64GB and neither of them have support for SD card. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is offered in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage and it also supports SD card, which makes it the clear winner.

The Android devices have cameras of 8 megapixels, which come with autofocus and LED flash. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a camera of 8.7 megapixels and it has dual LED flash. If you want to take photos in low light then Nokia Lumia 920 is ideal and it comes with PureView and the interesting Lens Cap apps, which make it stand out as the winner.

When it comes to the cameras on the front this is a different story. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 1.3 megapixel, the HTC One X+ comes with a 1.6 megapixel and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the 1.9 megapixel, which makes it the winner.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is let down by its materials and the design. The Lumia 920 and the One X+ on the other hand both look superb. Here both the One X+ and the Lumia 920 are equally matched, so it is a draw.

Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has come out on top in the majority of categories and the Nokia Lumia 920 is in second place. The HTC One X+ is behind as it strangely didn’t win any categories. Therefore the Note 2 is the overall winner, providing of course that you can handle its unique dimensions.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.