Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S III
Nokia Lumia 920 is the first Nokia Windows Phone 8 smartphone and it’s aimed to compete with high-end smartphones from other manufacturers such as Samsung Galaxy S III. Which smartphone is better?

Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Both smartphones are powered by powerful processor. The Galaxy S III comes with a quad-core Exynos chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz, while Lumia 920 packs a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. Though the Lumia’s processor only two cores, the performance is not too much different considering that Qualcomm Snapdragon technology is one of the best in mobile processor. They deliver powerful performance for each smartphone for playing HD games.

The Samsung’s flagship device comes with a larger 4.8-inch HD display, while Lumia 920 has a 4.5-inch HD display. The aspect ratio of those smartphones is different. With a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (16:9 aspect ratio), GS III’s display looks taller and Lumia 920 looks wider with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. Calculating the pixel density, both devices have extremely high pixel density.  Lumia 920 is ahead of GS III with 332 ppi pixel density compared to 306 ppi on galaxy S III. Lumia 920 also brings a new technology called PureMotion HD+. The pixels on the Nokia Lumia 920 will move two times faster compared to other screens, so it minimizes the blur effect that could be seen by the eyes. However GS III is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2, which is stronger than Corning Gorilla Glass as on Lumia 920.

RAM and Storage
Nokia Lumia 920 features 1 GB of RAM. The GT-I9300, which was the firstly announced Galaxy S3 model also packs the same capacity RAM. But there are Galaxy S3 models with 2 GB of RAM, such as the US version, Korean version, and the new GT-I9305. In terms of internal storage, Samsung offers three options – 16/32/64 GB, while the Nokia’s flagship is only available in 32 GB model.

Operating System
They run on different platform, Windows Phone 8 on Nokia Lumia 920 and Android 4.0 ICS/4.1 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S III. You can see the features on each operating system on the link above.

8 megapixel camera with Full HD video recording capability is fitted on the rear of each smartphone. Lumia 920 is equipped with Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, optical image stabilization, and the cool PureView technology. Galaxy S III’s camera features LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, and burst shoot. The picture quality produced by Nokia Lumia 920 is better than Galaxy S III. The Samsung handset is ahead in secondary camera as it has a 1.9 megapixel camera compared to 1.3 megapixel on Lumia 920.

Galaxy S III comes with newer version Bluetooth (4.0), while Lumia 920 still packs Bluetooth 3.0. They also support LTE network, but not all Galaxy S III models equipped with LTE network receiver. Both smartphones also support USB On-the-go.

Dimensions and Weight
Galaxy S III is slimmer with only 8.6 mm thick, Nokia Lumia 920 looks bulky with 10.7 mm thick. The Lumia 920 (185 gram) is also much heavier than Galaxy S3 (133 gram).

Wireless Charging is supported on those smartphone. The Samsung’s flagship has some cool features which are not available on its rivals such as Direct Call, Smart Stay, S Voice, Pop-up Play, and others.

The main different is the operating system. If you prefer Windows Phone 8 to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, you should go with Lumia 920, otherwise Galaxy S III is more appropriate for you. Each smartphone has its own advantages and disadvantages, so you must choose a smartphone wisely based on your necessity.

Ivan Andrianto

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