The Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the most popular handsets on the Android platform and a best-selling handset. However Nokia have come up with the Lumia 920, a Windows Phone 8 device, which is the flagship device of their platform. So the question is whether it has what it takes to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S3
The Samsung Galaxy S3 was released in the summer of 2012 and comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor here in the US coupled with a display of 4.8 inches. The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with a 4.5 inch display and dual core Snapdragon processor as well.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with ICS Android 4.0 and an update to Jelly Bean is imminent. It has some of the best specs and looks great. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a lot of bright colour choices, which makes it stand out, and it has the acclaimed PureMotion HD+ display.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a resolution of 1280 x 768 on its 4.8 inch screen, which is Super AMOLED. The US version has 2GB of RAM. It is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, with the option of boosting storage externally via SD card by another 64GB. There is an 8 megapixel camera on the back of the handset and a 1.9 megapixel on the front. The device is powered by a battery of 2100mAh.
The Nokia Lumia 920 and has a display of 1280 x 768, 1GB of RAM and has 32GB of internal storage. The camera is the PureView 8.7 megapixels. On the front of the handset is a 1.2 megapixel camera. The battery is 2000mAh and it comes with NFC and Wi-Fi, among others.
So which phone is better?
Starting with processing power, while both smartphones have a Snapdragon dual-core processor, on paper the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes ahead thanks to its 2GB RAM. Storage-wise it also stands in front thanks to support for microSD cards. However it is no landslide victory, the Nokia Lumia 920 beats the Galaxy S3 when it comes to its camera, design and the screen. You have a gorgeous design, sharper display that is more responsive, and a camera that blows other smartphone cameras away in low-light shots.
So because they both have their advantages and disadvantages when it comes to hardware, the final choice will come down to OS preference – Windows Phone 8 or Android Ice Cream Sandwich.