We’ve seen numerous comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5, however there haven’t been many that pit the Android superphone against the Nokia Lumia 920, which stands as the Windows Phone 8 platform’s current flagship handset. So we’re going in!
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 920
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has an Exynos 1.4GHz quad core chip and a 4.8” Super AMOLED, 1,280x720p screen. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. It also has support for an SD card for up to 64GB. There’s an 8MP camera on the back and a 1.9MP camera on the rear. Its 2,100mAh battery makes for around 11.5 hours of talktime, and it’s on Ice Cream Sandwich now, awaiting Jelly Bean.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has a S4 Snapdragon dual core 1.5GHz chip, and a 4.5”, 1,280x768p screen. There’s 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Its camera is an 8.7MP PureView offering, and there’s a 1.2MP front camera. You’ll get 10 hours of talktime on 3G from its 2,000mAh battery and it has the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system. It’s thought that it’ll be out in November.
While the Samsung Galaxy S3 display is universally liked, the Nokia Lumia 920 will have PureMotion HD+ which will give better resolution and blows not only the s3 away but also the iPhone 5. The S3 has more internal storage, as well as SD card support, unlike the Nokia Lumia 920 though. The Lumia 920 supports wireless charging just like the Samsung Galaxy S3 but also beats the S3 on looks by a mile. That of course is a matter of preference however. Its PureView camera also won over the Samsung Galaxy S3, especially in low light, according to The Verge.
Still, we could point out the pros and cons of both phones forever, the final choice is yours to make. The OS is a big factor in decision making as both these devices are the big boys of their respective ecosystem and hence have almost matched each other in terms of hardware. So it’s between WP8 and Android. Android is the most popular OS right now, with 1.3 million Android devices being sparked up every day. Windows Phone 8 looks promising and we will just have to wait and see if Microsoft has done its part to convince Android and iPhone users to make the jump.