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

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The amount of high end smartphones hitting the market this quarter is staggering. Three of the top devices to recently arrive are the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, HTC One X+ and the Nokia Lumia 920. So which is the best of the new bunch? Let’s find out.

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

The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with an LCD display of 4.5 inches, the HTC One X+ has a display of 4.7 inches (LCD) and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes in with a screen measuring 5.5 inches (Super AMOLED). Each of these has good and bad points. The Note 2 is huge and the blacks are deep and colours are vibrant. The HTC One X+ display is excellent in direct sunlighyt light when compared with the Super AMOLED of the Note 2 while also appearing more realistic in terms of color reproduction, while the Nokia Lumia 920 has the best tech on the market when it comes to displays – it is fast and very responsive and you can use it when wearing gloves. It also has a higher ppi. The Nokia Lumia 920 is the smallest, but it holds its own and this one has to be a draw. Best screen: Draw

All of the handsets are flagship devices and they come with the very latest operating systems. The Nokia Lumia 920 has Windows Phone 8, the One X+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 both have Jelly Bean. Windows Phone 8 is new, however it comes with some great features that are exclusive to Nokia. These include Lens Caps and Nokia Maps. While these won’t cause Android many problems, they are good apps. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and HTC One X+ have identical software capabilities but the Note takes it one further as it comes with S Pen, S features and multi-windows. All of these make the device stand out and so it is the winner. Best software: Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The Nokia Lumia 920 runs of the 1.5GHz dual core processor and it has 1GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with 2GB of RAM and it has the quad core 1.6GHz processor. The HTC One X+ has 1GB of RAM and it has the 1.7GHz processor. Here the Lumia 920 gets left behind, leaving the winners to be the Androids with their quad-core processors. Most powerful: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 & HTC One X+

The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with 32GB of storage, while the HTC One X+ is offered with 32GB or 64GB of storage. Neither of the handsets comes with support for SD card and if this is important then you may want to go for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This comes with up to 64GB of expandable storage on top of its 16,32 & 64GB models. Most storage space: Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The devices come with batteries that should last out the day. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 2000mAh battery, the HTC One X+ a battery of 2100mAh and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 a 3100mAh battery. With the larger battery the Note 2 wins (on paper at least). Biggest battery: Samsung Galaxy Note 2

When it comes to cameras the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the HTC One X+ both have an 8 megapixel camera on the back, that comes with LED flash and autofocus. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a camera of 8.7 megapixels and comes with dual LED flash. This is the best camera for taking photos in low light conditions, even beating the likes of the iPhone 5. Thanks to PureView and Lens Caps in the marketplace, the Lumia 920 is well ahead. Best rear camera: Nokia Lumia 920

In regards to the camera on the front of the handset the Nokia Lumia 920 comes in last with its 1.3 megapixels and the HTC One X+ second, thanks to its 1.6 megapixel camera. This means that first place goes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as it has the 1.9 megapixel camera. Best front camera: Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The Note 2 is let down when it comes to its design and the use of materials. The Lumia 920 and the One X+ both look stunning and they feel superb to hold. However this is really a matter of taste. The Lumia 920 does have a lot of people drooling over its looks though.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has taken the majority of the categories here, with the Nokia Lumia 920 coming in second place and the HTC One X + tagging along behind. Therefore at least here the Note 2 is the winner, and it could be for you if you can get your hands its gigantic proportions.

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.