Samsung are hoping that the Galaxy Note 2 will be the device to continue on from the success of the Galaxy S3. Nokia on the other hand are hoping that the Lumia 920 will get them back into the smartphone market and once again give them the name of being among the best mobile phone makers.
Nokia have joined in the smartphone race late and this has cost them. They are taking what could be their last fling at getting back in.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with Android and the Nokia Lumia 920 runs on Windows Phone 8. So how do they both compare against each other?
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Nokia Lumia 920
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 weighs 180 grams and has measurements of 151.1×80.5×9.4mm, while the Nokia Lumia 920 is 185 grams and is 130.3×70.8×10.7mm, which despite being smaller than the Note 2 makes it chunkier and heavier than the phablet.
You can choose from three colours if you want the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. These are pebble blue, titanium grey and marble white. While the handset is sleek looking there are some people that believe it looks cheap as it is designed with a plastic body. On the other hand the device is easy to use and this is one of the things that have boosted its popularity. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the S Pen stylus and the stunning large HD screen.
The Nokia Lumia 920 comeswin a range of very bright colours and while these do seem to make the device look fragile, you shouldn’t be fooled as the handset is actually stronger than what it looks and its build is sturdy.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a sleek looking body, but the sturdiness of the Nokia Lumia 920 is what makes the device stand out as being more luxurious and premium feeling.
The display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is Super AMOLED HD and is 5.5 inches with 267ppi and 1280 x 720 resolution. The screen has the protection of Gorilla Glass 2.
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with the PureMotion screen with is HD+ IPS LCD and has 332ppi and 1280 x 768 resolution and is 4.5 inches. The screen of the Nokia has unique properties in the form of ClearBlack technology. This means that the dark colours are boosted, while the glare has been reduced and this makes the display easier to read when out in direct sunlight. The PureMotion HD+ display gives the device a display of HD quality. So while the Note 2 comes with the larger display, it is the Nokia Lumia 920 that wins thanks to it having a ppi that is higher, colours that are more vibrant and touch responsiveness that is better.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the winner in regards to storage as it has 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage. The device comes with 2GB of RAM and it supports external storage through SD card.
The storage choices for the Nokia Lumia 920 don’t come anywhere close as it has 32GB of storage and no option for expanding.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a quad core processor by way of Samsung in the form of the Exynos 1.6GHz. This happens to be among the most powerful and it is superb when it comes to multi-tasking, as it is smooth. If you like to play games then you will love the Note 2.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has the dual core Snapdragon processor of 1.5GHz. When you look at the two devices on paper it cannot beat the speed of the processor in the Note 2, but in reality it does deal with everything that is sent its way. Apps run very smoothly thanks to the processor on this Windows Phone 8 device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with all the awesome features of Jelly Bean, which is one of the best OS to date. Project Butter ensures that all apps on the handset run smoothly and it doesn’t matter if you play games or watch movies, as you can do so without any stutters.
The Nokia Lumia 920 runs on Windows Phone 8, which does happen to be newer than Android. It comes with live tiles, which are great and the handset is superb for social networking. However at this moment you cannot compare it with Android as it has a long way to go in both OS features and apps selection.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is the winner when it comes to cameras at is has the 8.7 megapixel on the back and this has PureView technology. This means that photos are very bright with contrast that is deep and rich. In low light conditions you can especially see the benefits of PureView.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a camera of 8 megapixel on the back and this is able to record in 1080p. This supports auto focus, geo tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a lot better than the original device thanks to having the better processor and the overhauled S Pen features. The handset has the latest version of Android and it has a processor that is possibly the most powerful available on a smartphone today.
The Lumia 920 comes with the best camera and the screen outdoes most on the market at the moment. Nevertheless in this comparison the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has taken more points than the Nokia Lumia 920, which make the big phablet the winner overall.