Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3: Who Da Boss?

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Three of the most talked about phones of 2012 have been the Nokia Lumia 920, the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. But which of these devices is the best in terms of hardware? Let’s find out.

Nokia Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

The Nokia Lumia 920 comes in at 185 grams and has a camera of 8.7 megapixels and some superb looks to it. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is 133 grams, while the lightest of the bunch is the Apple iPhone 5 at just 112 grams. Both of the handsets have cameras of 8 megapixels. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a display of 332pi, which happens to be better than either of the other two handsets. The Nokia Lumia 920 has Windows Phone 8, which happens to be the latest OS of the three devices. The OS is one of the easiest to learn and you can get the handset on Telstra now.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has great hardware that matches that of the other two handsets and it happens to be the best-seller of 2012. It also has support for SD card and MHL, which neither of the competition has. It has a display that is the largest. The Samsung Galaxy S3 will cost about $51 per month; Telstra is offering it for $60 with their Every Day Connect Plan.

The Apple iPhone 5 in Australia happens to be the best place for great deals on the device. You can get the handset on Virgin Mobile for around $47 with a contract of two years. Over two years on the Big Plan this comes in at $1,128. This deal is cheaper than in the UK or the US and you don’t have to pay out upfront. The Apple iPhone 5 is available with other Australian carriers. It is the lightest and the thinnest device and it comes with iOS, which happens to be the most stable OS we’ve seen to date. Software updates are guaranteed in the future in comparison to rivals whose chances look slim.

So which of the three devices would you choose? The Nokia Lumia 920 is your best bet if you want the best camera and display, but don’t mind the bulky design and new OS which has a limited apps selection. If you want more apps but still want an easy learning curve then it is the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. It boasts the best design, a very fast camera and stable OS. On the downside the screen is a little too small in my opinion and iOS lacks any customisation abilities. Lastly we have the Samsung Galaxy S3 that seems to be the best all rounder but at the same time doesn’t excel in any area in particular. It has the largest display but a subpar design, it has a solid 8MP camera but not better than what’s on the iPhone 5 or Lumia 920. On the plus side its OS is the most customisable, it has expandable storage, both NFC and LTE, and great battery life.

Alex customizes his cars and smartphones like its going out of fashion. Jumping between Korean and American, not only does Alex provide in-depth reviews but he usually hangs on to the models for some “real world testing” weeks at a time.