Nokia Lumia 920 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3: Will Windows Phone 8 Be Able to Win as Many Hearts as Android?

Lumia vs. Galaxy S 3Google and Samsung have managed to bring up each other’s brand value considerably thanks to their collaboration, with Android and the Galaxy range of smartphones. We’ve already seen the previews of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 for PCs, phones and tablets. The real question on everyone’s minds is whether Microsoft and Nokia will be able to build a symbiotic relationship like Google and Samsung with the Windows Phone 8 and the Lumia series.

We’re taking a look at how the new Nokia Lumia 920 stands up against the Samsung Galaxy S3. We’ve already discussed the tech specs and features of these two phones at length in our previous features. In this piece, we’ll list out the strong points of both these models so you can decide which one’s right for your needs.

Where the Samsung Galaxy S3 scores more against the Nokia Lumia 920:

  • Bigger screen size: This one goes to the Galaxy S3 for its 4.8-inch screen, when compared to the Lumia 920’s 4.5-inch screen. We’re not saying 4.5-inch is inadequate for a smartphone, but if you’re among those who feel that size does matter, you know which one to pick.
  • Faster processing: Again, the Galaxy S3 is a winner in this category with its quad-core processor, as opposed to the dual-core processor built into the Lumia 920. Now, when you consider the OS too, we know that Windows Phone will demand far more processing capabilities than Android, hence making the Lumia 920 further sluggish in comparison with the Galaxy S3.
  • Better battery: The Galaxy S3 has a slightly better 2100 mAh battery than the Lumia 920, which is powered by a 2000 mAh battery. What’s even better is that the Galaxy S3’s battery is removable, so if you need to, you can always carry spare batteries on you and change them when needed.

Here are a few things that make the Lumia 920 better than the Galaxy S3:

  • Faster download and upload speeds: Nokia’s advanced technology allows the Lumia 920 to download data at a maximum speed of 100MBits/sec against the Galaxy S3’s 21MBits/sec. Even upload speeds are significantly faster on the former – 50MBits/sec against the latter’s 3MBits/sec.
  • Better camera: And we’re not just talking about the slightly higher resolution. The Lumia 920’s rear camera features a branded lens with a dual-LED flash for clicking clearer shots even at night. A two-stage shutter in the phone makes you feel like you’re working with a professional camera too.
  • Better viewing: Even if the screen’s smaller than that of the Galaxy S3, the Lumia 920’s screen has a higher pixel density and a slightly higher resolution, letting the phone reproduce images at a higher quality.
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