Two of the smartphones that stand out at the moment when it comes to innovation are the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. So let’s take a look at how these two superphones of their respective platforms compare to each other.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 920
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is out right now and comes with a superb 4.8 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED. It runs on the dual core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and has 2GB of RAM (US model). Versions include 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and it supports up to 64GB external storage via SD card.
The camera on the back of the device is 8 megapixels and there is a front camera of 1.9 megapixels on the front. Battery life is around 11.6 hours thanks to the 2100mAh battery. The OS is Android 4.0 ICS out of the box, with the update to Jelly Bean on its way.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and a screen of 1280 x 768 of 4.5 inches. It has 32GB internal storage and 1GB of RAM. The camera on the back of the device is 8.7 megapixels and it is PureView. The front camera is 1.2 megapixels and it has a battery of 2000mAh, which should give up to 10 hours of talking when on the 3G network. The device comes with the latest Windows Phone 8 OS.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a great display, however the PureMotion HD+ found on the Lumia 920 happens to be even sharper and brighter. It is also more responsive and recognizes both fingernails and gloves alongside having a higher ppi. The S3 wins thanks to storage options as the Nokia Lumia 920 lacks SD card support. The Lumia 920 is the better looking of the duo and the camera is the best seen on any smartphone on the market. It excels when it comes to taking photos in low light conditions.
Both phones have good and bad points and of course the more suitable device depends on which OS you prefer. Android is the most popular and about 1.3 million devices are continually being activated every day. The Nokia Lumia 920 may not sell as many units as Windows is not as popular as Android. However the Nokia Lumia 920 on its own seems to have the advantage over the Samsung Galaxy S3 when it comes to the screen, battery life, camera and design. It just falls short on the storage front which isn’t as important unless you take a lot of HD videos or have a music collection larger than the 32GB the Lumia can offer.