Samsung is hoping that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will pick up the galaxy s3’s baton, but Nokia has returned to the party with its Lumia 920, and the Finns are hoping they can clamber back to the top.
Nokia is late to the smartphone gig, and this tardiness has cost it bad. The Lumia 920 is its last chance to shine, so how will it compete with the Note 2?
The Note 2 is 151.1×80.5×9.4mm and 180g. The Lumia 920 is a bit heavier, at 185g and measures 130.3×70.8×10.7mm.
The Note 2 also comes in three colours – pebble blue, marble white and titanium grey. It looks sleek, which is great, but is a bit cheap and plastic, like the S3. It is very user-friendly, though, and of course it has the S-Pen and an HD display.
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes in a range of bright colours, but it does look fragile – thankfully, it’s anything but, and this slender strength makes it stand out above the Note 2.
The Lumia 920 has a 4.5” HD+ PureMotion LCD screen, with 332ppi and 1,280x768p resolution. It uses ClearBlack tech, which boosts contrast and reduces glare, so this screen works well in sunlight. PureMotion HD+ gives HD-quality images. So, while the Note 2’s screen is much bigger, the Lumia 920 is the winner because of its high pi, vibrant colours and amazing touch responsiveness.
The Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5” Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 1,280x720p resolution and a 267ppi. The whole shebang is covered by Gorilla Glass.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins out on storage, with 16, 32 and 64GB versions, as well as another 64GB from SD. It also has 2GB of RAM.
The Lumia 920 can’t compete, as it has just 32GB, no SD and just 1GB of RAM. Boo. The Galaxy Note 2 has an amazing 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos chip, which, allied as it is to Jelly Bean 4.2 and Project Butter, makes apps run smoothly and makes multi-tasking a breeze.
The Lumia is on Windows Phone 8, which means LiveTiles. It’s a great phone for networking, but can’t come close to Android just yet.
Where the Lumia 920 does excel is in its rear camera – it has an 8.7MP camera, which takes 1080p recordings. It also has a 1.9MP front camera, and both front and rear cameras have LED flash, autofocus, face detection, smile detection and geo-tagging.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a big step up from the original, but the Nokia Lumia 920 has a much better display and camera. The screen is better than HD and just walks all over the Note 2. The Note 2 did get more points in general, though, so wins out.