There are so many smartphones on the market that customers can easily get confused. If you’re having trouble choosing between the HTC One X+, the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, then we can help.
Threeway Deathmatch: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs HTC One X+ vs Nokia Lumia 920
The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 4.5” LCD display, the HTC One X+ a shade bigger at 4.7” and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 beats them both with a 5.5” Super AMOLED screen. It’s hard to decide, really, as each phone has its advantages. The Note 2 is huge and has deep blacks and vibrant colors; the HTC One X+ is more visible in bright light than than the AMOLED Note and that 4.7-inch display just pops; and the Nokia Lumia 920 has the best screen technology thanks to being twice as fast when it comes to responsiveness and even recognizes fingernails and gloves. Also let’s not forget its higher ppi. It’s a draw.
These phones, as company flagships, run the latest OS available to them. The Nookia Lumia 920 has Windows Phone 8, and the HTC One X+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have Jelly Bean. WP8 is quite new, but has some great, Nokia-exclusive features like Lens Caps and Nokia Maps. OK, these apps aren’t going to turn the head of the average Android fan, but they’re a start. Out of the two Jelly Bean phones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has more to offer, like lots of S-Pen features and the amazing multi-windows and unique screen rotation. These small touches make the Note 2 stand out from the competition.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has a dual-core 1.5GHz chip and 1GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has twice that – 2GB of RAM and a 1.6GHz quad-core chip. The HTC One X+ storms in with a 1.7GHz quad-core and 1GB of RAM. The poor little Lumia 920 doesn’t stand a chance here.
The HTC One X+ has a 32 and a 64GB version, and the Nokia Lumia 920 has just a 32GB model. Neither has an SD slot, so be sparing with your storage. If storage is important, then the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is for you, with 64GB of internal storage backed up by a further 64GB of SD. The winner is obvious.
All three phones have serious batteries that’ll last a day or more on one charge. The Nokia Lumia 920 has 2,000mAh, the HTC One X+ has 2,100mAh and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has 3,100mAh thanks to the extra space in its body. A clear winner.
Both the One X+ and the Note 2 have 8MP cameras with LED flash and autofocus. The Lumia 920 wins here, though, with 8.7MP and dual LED flash. This camera is going to be very hard to beat in low light, as it seems PureView really does the trick. And let’s not forget those interesting Lens Caps available in the Windows Marketplace.
The front cameras are a different story, though, with the Nokia Lumia 920 trailing at 1.3MP, the HTC One X+ is second at 1.6MP and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is in front with 1.9MP.
The Note 2 loses out in materials and design, really. The Lumia and the One X+ are stunning. Obviously it’s mainly down to personal taste, but the Nokia Lumia 920 is rightly getting a lot more adoration, at least at Autoomobile’s offices.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins more categories than the other two, with the Nokia Lumis 920 second. The HTC One X+ didn’t win anything, sadly. So it seems like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the edge here, if your hands can contain it!