With so many smartphones out there, it’s no small wonder that shoppers can’t make their minds up. If you’re trying to decide between the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC One X+, we can help you.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC One X+
Display: The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 4.5” LCD display, the HTC One X+ is a bit bigger with a 4.7” S-LCD 2 display and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has a 5.5” Super AMOLED screen. It’s hard to decide, as each phone has its good points – the Galaxy Note 2 has the size, theHTC One X+ has great visibility in direct sunlight and the Lumia 920 is just amazing with the highest ppi, fastest response and can recognize gloves and fingernails. It’s a three-way tie.
Software: These phones are their companies’ flagships. They run the latest OS – the Nokia Lumia 920 has Windows Phone 8 and the HTC One X+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have Jelly Bean. WP8 is still a youngster, but has some great features like Nokia Maps and Lens Caps apps. These apps aren’t going to attract people away from Android and iOS though but they are good and exclusive to the Nokia phone. On to the two Android Jelly Bean phones – the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has loads to offer, like lots of S-pen features. The best bits here, though, are the little things like the multi-windows and the revamped screen rotation. It is these little touches that make the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 stand above the competition. The winner is the Note 2.
Memory: The HTC One X+ has a 32GB and a 64GB version, and the Nokia Lumia 920 has 32GB storage. Neither has an SD slot, so you’ll have to watch your storage. If it’s important to you, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has 64GB as well as an SD slot which allows for another 64GB bringing it up to 128GB. So it’s the winner here with its large storage capacity.
Hardware: The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is almost twice as powerful, with a 1.6GHz quad-core chip and 2GB of RAM. The HTC One X+ has a 1.7GHz quad-core with 1GB of RAM. These two Android heavyweights will trounce the poor Lumia 920 on paper.
Cameras: The HTC One X+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have 8MP rear cameras with autofocus and LED flash. The Nokia Lumia 920 wins with an 8.7MP camera and dual LED flash. You’ll have a hard time finding a camera that takes better pics in low light than the Lumia. It seems that Pure View does win out, and so does the Lumia here.
Front Cameras: The Nokia Lumia 920 has 1.3MP, the HTC One X+ has 1.6MP and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has 1.9MP. The winner is obvious.
Design: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has done well so far, but it’s a loser here. The Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC One X+ are gorgeous and have great materials. Of course it’s down to preference really, but the winner for me is the Lumia 920.
Batteries: Stamina is important for smartphones. All three phones have big batteries that’ll last all day with moderate use on a single charge. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 2,000mAh battery, the HTC One X+ has 2,100mAh and the Note 2 has a massive 3,100mAh battery thanks to the extra space it has. No contest.
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wins more categories than its rivals, with the Nokia Lumia 920 coming in second, trailed by the HTC One X+ which scored nothing. So it looks like Samsung has killed it in this deathmatch.