The two flagship devices on the Windows Phone 8 and Android platform are without a doubt the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. While it isn’t easy to compare them from a software front, we can’t certainly do so from a hardware standpoint. So how do they compare when up against each other?
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 920
The Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched in May of 2012 and it quickly went on to sell over 20 million units in just 100 days. The Lumia 920 was launched on 5th Sept 2012 and comes with some very high end features. So how does the Samsung Galaxy S3 match up against the Lumia 920?
The Lumia 920 has a 4.5 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 and it has PureMotion HD+ that comes with a fast refresh rate. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a screen of 4.8 Super AMOLED which tends to offer the more realistic output.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 runs on the Exynos 1.4GHz quad core A9 CPU and it has 2GB of RAM while the Lumia 920 has the same amount of RAM and it has the 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor. The Lumia 920 comes with a back camera of 8.7 megapixels with autofocus, dual LED flash and a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has an 8 mega pixel camera on the front with zero shutter lag, auto focus and LED flash and it has a 1.9 on the front.
Storage wise the Samsung Galaxy S3 is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB and you can extend this via micro SD card, but the Lumia 920 is only available in the 32GB and it lacks SD card.
The S3 has a battery that keeps up with the device at 2100mAh and so does the Lumia 920 with a 2000mAh.
The Nokia Lumia 920 is the heavier of the two devices at 185 grams compared to the 133g of the Samsung Galaxy S3. The S3 is 8.6mm in thickness while the Lumia 920 is 10.7mm. The Nokia is the smaller of the two devices at 130.3mm x 70.8mm and the S3 is 136.6mm x 70.6mm.
Connection wise both of the devices have support for GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, 3G/HSDPA and Wi-Fi.
The two handsets are among the top when it comes to the high end smartphone category. At the moment the Samsung Galaxy S3 is leading but the Nokia has not been out that long so only time will tell if it can catch up to the S3 but judging by the specs it is unlikely to make any more waves than S3 already did.