The Galaxy S3 from Samsung happens to be among the most popular of Android devices of 2012 and is a best seller at the moment. Nokia on the other hand have the Lumia 920 as competition, and this comes with Windows Phone 8. So will the Nokia Lumia 920 be able to topple the Galaxy S3 when Nokia release it?
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 920: equally powerful
The Samsung Galaxy S3 came out in the summer and runs on a 1.5GHz Snapdragon dual core processor, in the US, and has a large 4.8 inch display. The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with the same dual core processor and it has a display of 4.5 inches.
Out of the box the S3 has Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0; however Jelly Bean is on its way to the device. The handset looks superb and it offers some of the best specs. The Nokia Lumia 920 is no pushover either. It comes in a choice of bright colours which look great on its polycarbonate body, and it has the highly acclaimed PureMotion HD+ display.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a resolution of 1280 x 768 on the 4.8 inch Super AMOLED display. In the US it has 2GB and comes in the choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB. There is also the choice of adding on external storage via SD card and this can be up to 64GB. The handset comes with a back 8 megapixel camera and there is a 1.9 megapixels located on the front of the device. The S3 gets it power from a 2100mAh battery.
The Nokia Lumia 920 comes with a resolution of 1280 x 768 and it has 1GB of RAM and internal storage of 32GB. The camera is 8.7 megapixels and is PureView, and there is a camera of 1.2 megapixels on the front. It has a battery of 2000mAh and it supports NFC and Wi-Fi.
When it comes to which of the two handsets is the best, both of the handsets have the Snapdragon dual core processor and the Galaxy S3, on paper, should be ahead of the Lumia 920 with 2GB of RAM. In regards to storage the Samsung Galaxy S3 also comes out on top, thanks to it having support for external storage, via SD card. Then there is the external battery too.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is the winner in the categories of camera, display and design. The design is superb and has the S3 looking like a Fischer Price toy. The Lumia has the sharper display as well, that is more responsive; and no other smartphone camera can match the Lumia 920 in low light.
So it is three for three making both of the handsets pretty evenly matched. Which of the two is the best for you will of course be down to whether you prefer Android or Windows Phone 8, as well as which of the above 6 “throws” matter most to you.