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Lumia 920 vs Galaxy Note 2 vs One X+ (Spoiler: Korean For Gold)

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If you’re stuck between the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC One X+, we may be able to help you decide. Let’s hit the specs to see where each of these flagships stand against each other.

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

Each phone runs on the latest operating system available. The Nokia Lumia 920 is on Windows Phone 8, which is a bit of a newbie, but has some nice touches like Nokia Maps and Lens Caps. These features can’t compete with the seasoned Android, but they are exclusive to Nokia. The two others run on Jelly Bean, although the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has more to offer, like loads of S-Features and the S-pen, as well as all the other exclusive Samsung widgets. The real stand-out features are the multi windows, which are set to revolutionise multi-tasking and something the HTC One X+ also skips on. The winner is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 4.5” screen, and the HTC One X+ a 4.7” screen. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has an amazing 5.5” Super AMOLED screen. Each one has its advantages – the Note 2 is size, the One X+ does well in bright light and the Lumia 920 has the best screen tech, with the highest ppi and a screen that responds to even gloves and fingernails. It’s a draw.

The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 1.5GHz dual-core chip and 1GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is twice as powerful, though, with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. The HTC One X+ has a 1.7GHz chip and 1GB of RAM, all of which means some heavy-duty multi-tasking. It’s unlikely the Lumia 920 will be able to compete here and it’s a draw for the Android duo.

When it comes to memory, the HTC One X+ has a 32GB and a 64GB option, and the Nokia Lumia 920 has just a 32GB option. Neither has an expernal SD slot, so you’ll have to be sparing. If you need a lot of storage, you’ll need the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, which has 64GB of internal storage as well as SD card support. The Note 2 is the clear winner.

Battery life is important, and this trio has a range of big, high-power batteries that should last all day on one charge. The Nokia Lumia has a 2,000mAh battery, the HTC One X+ has 2,100mAh and the Note 2 has a 3,100mAh whopper that fits nicely into the big body. The Note 2 wins again with its 12hrs+ talktime.

The HTC One X+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 both have 8MP front cameras with LED flash. The Nokia Lumia 920 beats them with an 8.7MP, dual LED flash for better low light pics. You’ll have to work hard to find a better low light camera than this one, so PureView seems to work after all. The winner is the Nokia Lumia 920.

In front, the Lumia 920 has a 1.3MP camera, the One X+ has a 1.6MP camera, and the Note 2 wins with a 1.9MP camera.

On to design, now. The Note 2 has been winning so far, but it can’t hold a candle to the HTC One X+ and the Nokia Lumia 920. They. Are. Gorgeous. Of the two beautiful leaders, it’s down to personal preference, but we’re giving the Lumia the crown.

Conclusion:  OK, so the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins on four fronts, the Nokia Lumia 920 wins on two and the One X+ doesn’t win any. It looks like the Korean giant takes the gold.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.