Two handsets stand out at the moment for innovation. These are the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Nokia Lumia 920. So how do these two powerhouses match up against each other?
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 920
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is in stores at the moment and it has the 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor (US) and a large 4.8 inch display which is Super AMOLED and a resolution of 1280 x 720 as it’s two killer features. The device comes with 2GB of RAM and you can choose the 16GB, 32GB or 64GB version. It also supports external SD card storage up to a maximum of 64GB. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has an 8 megapixel back camera and a 1.9 megapixel camera on the front. The battery tends to last around 11.6 hours of talking as it is 2,100mAh. At the moment it runs on Android 4.0, but it will be updated to Jelly bean Android 4.1 very soon just likes its European counterparts have been doig.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 1.5GHz Snapdragon dual core processor too and a display of 4.5 inches. The resolution is 1280 x 768 pixels and it comes with 1GB of RAM and 32GB storage internally. The back camera in 8.7 megapixels PureView and it has a front camera of 1.2 megapixels. The battery at 2000mAh typically gives around 10 hours of talk time on 3G. The handset runs on the Windows Phone 8 platform, which is the latest.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a superb display but the PureMotion HD+ of the Lumia is sharper, brighter and more responsive. Nevertheless the S3 has more storage options and it also has more RAM plus supports external storage. The Lumia 920 has its strong points too. It has a more luxurious design, a better rear camera which beats any other smartphone on the market when it comes to taking low light shots and of course that display.
Both of the handsets have their good and bad points and which phone is best for you will be a matter of OS choice. At the moment Android is very popular, with about 1.3 million handsets being activated each day. The Nokia Lumia 920 does have its merits, however it probably won’t sell as well as the Samsung Galaxy S3 did solely because of its lesser known WP8 operating system. It will be the best Windows phone that you can get though.