Customers are agog at the sheer number of smartphones available to them. If you are in a similar conundrum then you may be cracking your head over these 3 latest beauties – the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the HTC One X+ and the Nokia Lumia 920. Let’s see if we can help you make your mind up.
Nokia Lumi 920 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs HTC One X+
The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 4.5” LCD screen, the HTC One X+ is a little bigger at 4.7” and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a massive 5.5” Super AMOLED display. Each one has its pros and cons. The Galaxy Note 2 is massive and offers deep blacks and hyper-real colours. The HTC One X+ works better in bright light than the AMOLED Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and the Lumia 920 has the best screen tech going. It’s mega fast and responsive, even recognising fingernails and gloves. With its huge ppi, thrown into the mix, the Nokia Lumia 920 holds its own despite being the smallest. We have to declare a draw.
These phones are company flagships, and as such they have the latest OSs going. The Nokia Lumia 920 has Windows Phone 8, and the HTC One X+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have Jelly Bean. WP 8 is new, but comes with some clever little Nokia-exclusive features like Nokia Maps and Lens Caps. These apps won’t cause huge defections from Android, but they’re looking good for the future. Of the two Jelly Bean phones, the Note 2 offers loads more add-ons, like S-Pen, multi-windows, S-featues and its unique screen rotation. These little touches make the Note 2 a stand-out. Winner: Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Chips – the Nokia Lumia 920 has a dual-core 1.5GHz and 1GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has twice that – 2GB of RAM and a 1.6GHz quad-core. The HTC One X+ comes steaming in with 1.7GHz and 1GB of RAM. The poor wee Lumia 920 is outdone and the winner is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 again.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has only a 32GB version, and the HTC One X+ has a 32 and a 64GB version. Neither of these phones have SD support, so if storage is important to you, you’ll need the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It has 64GB of internal storage that can expand up to 128GB with an SD card. A clear winner.
These phones have big batteries that’ll last at least a day. The Nokia Lumia 920 has 2,000mAh, the HTC One X+ has 2,100mAh and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has 3,100mAh thanks to its big body space… guess the winner
The HTC One X+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have 8MP rear cameras with autofocus and LED flash. The Nokia Lumia 920 has dual LED flash and an 8.7MP. This camera is almost impossible to beat in low light, as PureView is doing the business after all. There is also all those Lens Caps in the Windows Marketplace. All this puts the Nokia Lumia 920 as winner.
In front, though, the roles are reversed, with the Nokia Lumia 920 at third place with 1.3MP, the HTC One X+ in second with 1.6MP and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 first with 1.9MP.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 falls down on design and materials though, as the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC One X+ are stunning to look at and hold. It’s down to taste, really, but the Lumia 920 has people drooling, at least at our offices, anyway.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins the most categories, with the Nokia Lumia 920 second. The HTC One X+ didn’t come first anywhere, so it seems that the Note 2 conquers all.. if you have the hands for it, that is.