iPhone 5, Lumia 920 & Galaxy S3: All I Want For Xmas Is…

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Samsung, Apple and Nokia are all looking for holiday business, so which giant is likely to fill a stocking or two down under?

iPhone 5, Lumia 920 & Galaxy S3: All I Want For Xmas Is…

Nokia Lumia 920: The Nokia Lumia 920 is wowing people around the world with its 8.7MP camera and amazing design. It weighs 185g, much heavier than the 112g iPhone 5 and the 133g Samsung Galaxy S3. Its 332ppi knocks the S3 and the iPhone 5 right out of the field, though. This said, weight and ppi aren’t the be all and end all. OS is also very important – you’ll have to decide between iOS 6, WP 8 and Jelly Bean.

The Nokia Lumia 920 is available only with Telstra (it has LTE) for now. This exclusivity will most likely not last, though. Vodafone and Optus will be selling the Lumia 820 handsets, and announcements are being made round about now.

Apple iPhone 5: The best price for the iPhone 5 is to be found in Oz. If you haven’t succumbed already, this may be good news to you. You can bag the Apple beauty on Australia’s Virgin Mobile on a two-year tie in for just $47 a month ($1,128) on Big Plan 29; lower than any deal in NZ, the UK or the US. This plan needs no upfront payments. The iPhone 5 also happens to be readily available in Australia right now as the stock shortage seems to have reached an end.

Samsung Galaxy S3: The Samsung Galaxy S3 has almost the same hardware as the iPhone 5, so brand loyalty will make most people’s minds up. This is why Samsung targeted adverts at Apple’s fanbase…. Some will decide on the basis of screen size, in which case the S3 will win out. Optus offers the S3 4G for $51 per month, while Telstra customers can get it for $60 a month on Every Day Connect.

So what do you want to find under your tree this year? The Samsung Galaxy S3, Apple iPhone 5 or Nokia Lumia 920?

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.