The present day consumer has a plethora of options before him, and naturally would be bound to get confused. If you’re window shopping for a brand new smartphone and are unsure of which one to get for yourself, here’s where you’ll find all the information you need to make the right decision. We take a look today at the flagship models of Samsung, Nokia and HTC on offer and break down the pros and cons of each of their features to make your life a little simpler.
The Software: All these phones are on top of their game, running the latest versions of their respective OS. While the Lumia 920 will run on the latest Windows Phone 8, the Galaxy Note 2 and One X+ run on the latest version of Android – the Jelly Bean.
The Hardware: Now this is where it gets really exciting to compare these 3 phones. The Lumia 920 is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, but the Galaxy Note 2 is almost twice as powerful, with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. The HTC One X+ has also received a processor upgrade in comparison with its predecessor, the One X – this new phone comes with a 1.7GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It’s meant for heavy multitasking, we doubt if the Lumia 920 can match up to the other 2 phones.
In terms of memory, the HTC One X+ comes in 2 variants of 32GB and 64GB, while the Lumia 920 has 32GB of internal memory. Neither of these phones are equipped with SD card slots, so you’ll have to make do with the limited memory available internally. But if storage is a big concern for you, the Galaxy Note 2 is equipped with 64GB of internal memory and even has an SD card slot for additional storage requirements.
The Looks: The Lumia 920 sports a 4.5 inch LCD screen, while the HTC One X+ has a slightly bigger 4.7 inch S-LCD2 display. But if size really does matter, the Galaxy Note 2 is your answer, sporting a gorgeous 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display.
The Cameras: Both the HTC One X+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 have an 8MP auto-focus rear camera with an LED flash. The Nokia Lumia 920 has a slightly better 8.7MP camera with a dual-LED flash for taking clearer pictures even in low light conditions. In terms of the front-facing cameras, the Lumia 920 has a 1.3MP camera, while the One X+ has a 1.6MP front-facing camera. Taking it a notch higher is the Galaxy Note 2’s front facing camera with a resolution of 1.9MP.
The Batteries: When it comes to finding the right smartphone, it’s not just about the technical features, but also about its battery life. Fortunately, these ultra-powerful phones are equipped with high power batteries to keep them running for at least a full day on a single charge. The Lumia 920 has a 2000 mAh battery, the One X+ has a 2100mAh battery, and the jumbo sized Galaxy Note 2 has a corresponding 3100 mAh battery for letting it run for ample amount of time, no matter how many apps you run on it.