Samsung have now put their hopes on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to take up where they Samsung Galaxy S3 stopped. Nokia on the other hand have all the eggs in one basket in the shape of the Nokia Lumia 920. They are hoping the handset will put them back in among the top mobile phone makers.
Nokia have turned up rather late and this is sure to cost them. They are however having one last attempt at stamping their mark on the smartphone market.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has Windows Phone 8; the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with Jelly Bean. So apart from this, what are the differences between the handsets?
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Nokia Lumia 920
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is 180 grams and measures 151.1×80.5×9.4mm, whereas the Nokia Lumia 920 is a little on the heavy side at 185 grams, measuring 130.3×70.8×10.7mm.
If you are one for bright colours then you will love the Nokia Lumia 920. However the bright colours tend to make the handset look a little fragile, but the device does come with a build quality that is high.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes in either titanium grey, pebble blue or marble white and it has looks that are sleek, albeit a plastic look that does feel cheap. The device has a large display which is HD and it has the S Pen.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has looks that are sleek but the Nokia Lumia 920 is the winner with the polycarbonate unibody and its looks that are solid, these do make the handset stand out.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with a Super AMOLED display of 5.5 inches, a resolution of 1280 x 768 and 332ppi. The display comes with ClearBlack technology, which does help to reduce glare and enhances the contrast and colours that are dark. The PureMotion HD+ display may be smaller but it is the winner as it has the higher ppi and colours that are better, with touch that is more responsive.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 stands out as the winner in regards to internal storage choices. You can get the device in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and it supports SD card, it also comes with 2GB of RAM.
The Nokia Lumia 920 simply cannot compete when it comes to storage as there is no SD card support and the handset only had 32GB and 1GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has everything that Jelly Bean offers and this means Project Butter. This ensures that the device runs very smoothly and you can do whatever you want on the handset without a stutter in sight.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has Windows Phone 8 so this means that is supports live tiles along with integration for social networking. Windows Phone 8 has some way to go to catch up with Android, however it is at least heading towards the right direction.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the 1.6GHz Exynos processor, which is one of the best on the market at the moment, it ensures games run smoothly.
The Nokia Lumia 920 meanwhile has the Snapdragon dual core 1.5GHz processor, this doesn’t work as fast as the processor on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but it does work well with Windows Phone 8 and allows the device to tackle anything you send its way.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has a camera of 8.7 megapixels and this has PureView technology. You get crisp clear photos that are bright and they have superb contrast. You get a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front.
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy S3 is 8 megapixel and it can also record videos at 1080p, while the front camera is 1.9. The back camera comes with support for autofocus, touch focus, smile detection, LED flash and geo tagging.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a great improvement over the original Note thanks to it having the processor that is faster and the S Pen stylus, which has seen enhancements.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has the best camera and the phone comes with one of the best screens on any device on the market. It provides images that are even better than HD and the camera beats that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. However the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 does take more points here, despite the Nokia Lumia 920 having the great camera, screen and design, and it is the overall winner.