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Nokia Lumia 920 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3: Is S3 Finally Beat?

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Both the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy S3 have a lot in common, despite the fact that they have different OS’. They have both had predecessors to base off, they have some innovative features, and for their respective companies they are the flagship handsets. So how do they weigh up against each other?

Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Style: Both devices feature solid build quality and unique designs. The Nokia Lumia 920 however wins over the Samsung Galaxy S3 slightly, as some say the S3 has a somewhat plastic look to it and doesn’t portray that “premium” feeling you would expect from a flagship device. Winner: Nokia Lumia 920

Display: One of the main draws to a handset is the display and both handsets have excellent screens. The Samsung Galaxy S3 boasts a Super AMOLED display of 4.8 inches and 1280 x 720 resolution. The Nokia Lumia 920 wins over it though thanks to an IPS TFT PureMotion HD+ display of 4.5 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 768. Its ppi is also through the roof and beats the likes of the iPhone 5 Retina Display too despite having a bigger screen. Winner: Nokia Lumia 920.

Processor: The Samsung Galaxy S3 is powered by the quad core Cortex A9 Exynos 1.4GHz processor if you buy it internationally and in the US it has the 1.5GHz Snapdragon dual core. The 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Krait dual core processor of the Nokia Lumia 920 should easily matches both variants of the S3 given its new architecture. The international Samsung Galaxy S3 has 1GB of RAM just like the Nokia Lumia 920, while the S3 released in the US has 2GB of RAM. Winner: Draw

Space: The Galaxy S3 is available in storage of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. This can be expanded by up to 64GB, thanks to SD card support. The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with 32GB of storage space and has 1GB of RAM; however there is no SD card slot and this lets the device down a little and puts the S3 ahead as the winner. Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3

Camera: Both of the devices have 8 megapixel back cameras which are evenly matched. When it comes to front cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the advantage with a 1.9 megapixel. The Lumia comes in second with its 1.3 megapixel front camera. It does have to be said that the back camera of the Nokia Lumia 920 outdoes the one of the Galaxy S3 in low light; so this category has to be a draw. Winner: Draw

Extras: The Samsung Galaxy S3 supports LTE in the US and it comes with support for NFC and a large 2100mAh battery to power it. Out of the box it has Android 4.0 ICS, with a Jelly Bean update said to be on its way. The Nokia Lumia 920 has the Windows Phone 8 platform, NFC, 4G LTE and a 2000mAh battery. They are both evenly matched in this category once again. Winner: Draw

In summary, if you are not in any big rush to get a new handset it may be worth while waiting to see what the Nokia Lumia 920 brings to the table on its release. Right now there hasn’t been a release of Windows Phone 8 device and Microsoft is keeping quiet about the features so we can expect more surprised to come. If you’re not swept off your feet by the stunning display and design of the Nokia Lumia 920 then you can readily pounce on the Samsung Galaxy S3.

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