Samsung are pinning their hopes on the Galaxy Note 2 taking over from where the Galaxy S3 left off. Meanwhile for Nokia the stakes are high as they are pinning their hopes on the Lumia 920 to bring them back their prestige and their name as one of the best mobile phone makers in the world.
Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Nokia are late entering the race of the smartphone market and this has been very costly for them. However they are having one last fling at making a mark in the competitive market of smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 runs on Android and the Nokia Lumia 920 has Windows Phone 8. So how do the devices compare?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 weighs in at 180 grams and is 151.1×80.5×9.4mm. The Nokia Lumia 920 on the other hand is heavier and chunkier at 185 grams and measures 130.3×70.8×10.7mm.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes in three colours, pebble blue, marble white and titanium grey. The device has sleek looks, but some say that thanks to the plastic body the device looks cheap. It is very easy to use and this has made it very popular. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with the S Pen stylus and it has a large HD display.
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes in numberous bright colours, the colours tend to make it look fragile, however don’t be fooled as it is a strong device and it is sturdy and the build quality is superb.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a body that is sleek looking, however it is the solidness of the Lumia 920 that stands out with its unibody design in polycarbonate.
When it comes down to the display the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the Super AMOLED HD touchscreen of 5.5 inches and it has 267 ppi and is 1280 x 720. The display has the protection of Gorilla Glass 2.
The Lumia 920 on the other hand has the PureMotion display HD+ IPS LCD of 4.5 inches and it has the resolution of 1280 x 768 and 332ppi. The display of the Nokia comes with some very unique properties such as the ClearBlack tech, and this boosts dark colours and the contrasts while also reducing the glare and making the display easier to see in direct sun. The PureMotion HD+ provides the device with HD picture quality. Despite the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 having a bigger screen, the Nokia Lumia 920 is the winner thanks to a higher ppi, more vibrant colors and better touch responsiveness.
In regards to storage the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 stands out as the winner. This is due to the fact that is comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. All of the versions of the device have 2GB of RAM and there is support for SD card.
The storage of the Nokia Lumia 920 is nowhere near as good. The device comes with 1GB of RAM and there is only the 32GB version and there is no support for SD card.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the quad core processor of Samsung, the Exynos 1.6GHz and this is one of the most powerful and is excellent for multi-tasking, which is very smooth and flowing. Anyone who plays games will love the Note 2.
When it comes to processors the Nokia Lumia 920 comes with the Snapdragon dual core processor from Qualcomm and it is 1.5GHz. On paper it doesn’t have the speed of the Note 2’s processor; however it can deal with any task you send its way. All apps on Windows Phone 8 do run very smoothly thanks to the processor.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has all the features of Jelly Bean and this happens to be the best OS to date. Project Butter ensures that the apps run smooth. Whether you are playing a game or enjoying entertainment, you can do so without a hitch.
The Lumia 920 has Windows Phone 8, which in terms of operating systems is new. However it does have some great features and one of these is the live tiles. Social networking is also excellent on the device. However it will be some time yet before Windows Phone 8 can be judged in comparison to Android.
The Nokia Lumia 920 stands out and wins when it comes to its 8.7 megapixel camera on the back. What is unique about this is PureView technology which means that the photos are bright and very clear and the contrast is rich and deep. The Lumia 920 also comes with a camera on the front which is 1.3 megapixel.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the 8 megapixel camera on the back which can record video in 1080p. The device also comes with a camera of 1.9 megapixel on the front. The camera supports LED flash, auto focus, touch focus, face detection and smile detection along with geo-tagging.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a superb enhancement of the original Note as it has a better processor and redesigned stylus, called the S Pen. It comes with an updated version of Android and it has the more powerful processor, which provides superb speeds.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has the better camera and the display is also a lot better than many out there. The display provides better than HD quality and this beats the Samsung Note 2. However overall the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 scores more points than the Lumia 920 in this comparison, making Android the winner.