While the iPhone 5 is expected to launch in a matter of hours, the current kings of their respective platforms are the Samsung Galaxy S3, iPhone 4S and the all-new Windows Phone 8 Nokia Lumia 920. In our recent comparison between the S3 and iPhone 4S, our verdict was that the S3 was the natural choice. Now let’s see how the legendary Samsung Galaxy S3 stands up against the Nokia Lumia 920.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 920
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is out now and comes with an Exynos 1.4GHz quad core processor and a 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display that has a resolution of 1280 x 720. It has 2GB of RAM and is available in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. It also supports SD card which can boost up storage. The device has an 8 megapixel camera and a 1.9 camera on the front and a battery that provides around 11.6 hours of talking at 2,100mAh. It comes with Ice Cream Sandwich and it will get Jelly Bean soon.
The Nokia Lumia 920 runs on the Snapdragon S4 dual core 1.5GHz processor and has a screen of 4.5 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 768. It has 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage internally. The camera is an 8.7 megapixel PureView and there is a 1.2 megapixel front camera too. The 2,000mAh battery gives up to 10 hours of talking on 3G and it comes with the latest Windows Phone 8 OS. At the moment we don’t know when the device will be in the shops but rumor has it that it will be around November.
The display of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been well received however Nokia use PureMotion HD+ which should provide a better resolution in HD. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has more RAM and more storage internally, along with SD card support, which the Lumia doesn’t have. The Lumia however supports QI wireless charging natively. In terms of looks, the Nokia Lumia 920 wins hands down. The same can be said about its PureView camera which a recent test by TheVerge revealed that it trumped the S3 especially in low-light shots.
However while both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Nokia Lumia 920 have their advantages and disadvantages, the final choice will come down to whether you want Android or WP8. Android is currently the most popular choice in the world with approximately 1.3 million Android devices being activated daily. So while the Lumia 920 has its merits, it is unlikely to come close to the 20+ million sales the S3 has achieved in this short period. It will however be the best attempt a Windows Phone has ever made to date.