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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AT &T Pepped About Showcasing Nokia Lumia 920 Today In NewYork

 

AT&T is all kicked about the release of Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia Flagship device would  be showcased today by AT&T Inc. , the second -largest U.S. wireless carrier.

The phone won’t be immediately available for sale after the unveiling, said the people, who asked not to be identified because details of the event aren’t public.

Nokia has pinned high hopes to Lumia 920 which is being considered a tough contender   in the smart phone market, largely dominated by Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Inc.’s Andriod. Along with Nokia Microsoft is also counting on Nokia Windows 8 devices to help it get it standing back in the smartphone market.

Lumia sports a 4.5 inch screen and its USP is the City Lens which displays names of restaurants and shops when users point their camera at them.

Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. carrier, plans to start selling a Nokia Windows Phone 8 model later this year, reported Bloomberg.

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Why Nokia Lumia 920 Scores Over Apple iPhone 5?

Nokia Lumia 920 vs. Apple iPhone 5I love writing. And the best part about my job is getting hands on to the latest devices, even before they hit the market shelves. Getting my hands on both the Nokia Lumia 920 and the iPhone 5 was like receiving two pies from the sky, in my favorite flavor. Both the phones felt great, and I was happily wondering about the discriminating choices we got- all with latest technology, updated apps, and innovative features.

Both the inventive devices gave me the flexibility of either using iOS 6 platform or Windows Phone 8 operating system. Both of them support 4G LTE. To make options clear for you, I am penning down the pros and cons of both the smartphones’ specifications. Going by my personal choice, I feel the Nokia Lumia 920 scores high over the Apple’s iPhone 5. Read on to know why.

Since the introduction of Lumia smartphones, Nokia has not been leaving a single opportunity to show people that their device is way better than Apple’s iPhone 5 and considering some of its reasoning, I do agree.

To start, let’s consider the screen size

Apple hugely publicized its iPhone 5 to have a 4-inch screen, bigger than any of its predecessors. But then obviously, there’s Samsung S3 in the market with a bigger screen size of 4.8-inch. However, back to Lumia 920, the device has a 4.5-inch screen with PureMotion HD and a WXGA IPS LCD and a ClearBack display. Thumbs up for Lumia? Also getting down to pixels, the Lumia boasts of 1280×768 pixels resolution with 326 ppi and iPhone 5 has resolution of 1136×640 pixels with 332 ppi. I am leaving the calculations to you.

Coming down to design

Apple’s iPhone 5 looks great with a sleek body made of aluminum and glass. Added to this device is an additional row of icons on the homepage to fiddle with. On the opposite side, the Nokia Lumia 920 is more colorful with choices of yellow, red, white, black or grey body, so the look is more customized here. I got a red one and it does stand out in looks.

Next in line, camera

A flashy camera completes the picture and for these two phones, it is a tough call. The Nokia Lumia 920 boasts of an 8.7 megapixel rear PureView camera with 1.2 pixels at the front. On the other side, the iPhone 5 has an 8 megapixel camera, which also lets me take pics while I shoot videos. So on camera front, both the devices are in A-front.

Now, wireless charging

The Nokia Lumia 920 comes packed with a special charging pod, making charging a completely tangle free process. Apple’s lightning connector is also the latest and can be inserted upside down. But Nokia’s charging pod is the catch here.

The User Interface

Both the smartphones are easy-to-use and have simple sensitive interface. But in this case too, Nokia takes the lead. The Nokia PureView is great. It has everything including fingertips, fingernails, gloves, and everything else. Surely, Nokia has the technology, whereas Apple doesn’t.

Considering all features, even though Apple has managed to sell over 2 million iPhone 5 devices so far, there’s no doubt that the competition out there is tough. Nokia has all its hopes set to win the smartphone market with its Lumia series and considering all the pros, the phone surely leans me towards it more.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 vs. HTC One X+: Take Your Pick?

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.… Read the rest

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HTC One X+ vs HTC One X: Make Way For Evolution

 

HTC One X+ is the newbie on the block and we are luring after it.Why? Well, HTC One X+ is a near to perfect Android phone. The premium looking flagship  phone of HTC, One X+ is a lethal combination of LTE capabilities of One XL and quad-core processor of One X

What We Love About it:

In terms of look HTC One X+ is no different than its predecessor HTC One X. Now the question here is how it is different from One X. Well as compared to One X’s 1800mAh battery ,X+ has  the power of 2 100mAH batteries. Needless to say, the phone need a gigantic battery to support its LTE capabilities.

HTC One X came loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich where as HTC One X+ runs on Jelly bean (Andriod 4.1). When you see most of the Andriod phones around you running on Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean brings a fresh whiff of air.

Now you must be wondering what about One X+ sensing capabilities, well it comes with incredible HTC sense 4 and dubbed Sense 4+. The deal breaker here is the ‘ Self Portrait’ mode of the front camera and the ‘Sightseeing mode of the rear 8-megapixel camera which makes for a great photography experience.

One X+ gives you loads of space to keep your movies , music and data. Thanks to its 64 GB onboard storage.

What we don’t love about it:

We wanted more in terms of looks, more than what One X was giving us. It could have been made into a bigger and slimmer Smartphone specially when you have competitors like Samsung S3 and iPhone5 which are literally ruling the smartphone market.

Wan’t to access the ‘ “thousands of movies” on your X+  with your HTC Watch 2.0 when  in Asia, chances are you have would not be able to enjoy the movie time as HTC is still struggling to bring movie content to HTC fans in Asia.… Read the rest

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The Top 6 Smartphones Which Will Give Samsung Galaxy Note II A Run For Its Money

 

 

A look at the primary features of the iPhone 5, HTC One X, Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung S3, LG 4X HD and Motorola Driod Razor

Looks, Processing, What Else has the iPhone 5 Got?

  • The iPhone 5 has a faster A6 processor that’s roughly 160 points faster than the dual-core SGS3. However, the quad-core SGS3 processor is about 10 times faster than the iPhone.
  • It has a 4-inch retina display that gives a larger and clearer canvas at 326 pixels per inch. The new iPhone gives 44% better color saturation than its previous version.
  • iPhone 5 uses the LTE wireless technology that’s optimized for better battery life and designed for ultrafast connectivity in a thin profile.
  • iPhone 5 supports more networks all over the world, including advanced networks such as HSPA, HSPA+, and DC-HSDPA.
  • With the A6 processor, the iPhone 5offers faster CPU performance, which enhances your experience with apps, internet surfing and emailing.

 

Size: 4.87 inches (H) X 2.31 inches (W) X 0.30 inch (D)

Weight: 3.95 ounces

Bottomline: If you want a phone that has everything right, albeit not the best, pick the iPhone 5

Also see the in depth comparison here: http://techthirsty.com/2012/09/29/samsung-galaxy-note-2-vs-apple-iphone-5-vs-nokia-lumia-920-the-game-of-thrones/

 

Yes, futuristic in design. But is the HTC One X any good?

  • The HTC One X comes loaded with the Android 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1.
  • Has a massive 4.7-inch screen with a 720p HD display.
  • The look is completed with its 8.9mm thick chassis.
  • Offers 4G LTE data speeds for better downloads and the Super IPS LCD 2 technology makes viewing more fun.
  • Comes with a powerful camera.

Size: 5.3 inches tall X 2.75 inches wide X 0.36 inch thick

Weight: 4.6-ounce

Bottomline: If you’re looking for a smartphone with fabulous features at good price, HTC One X should be your choice.

 

 

Brighter Colors, Faster Processing. Is the Nokia Lumia 920 Worth It?

  • The design of Nokia Lumia 920 is its highlight with the iconic unibody polycarbonate shell and exciting colors.
  • It’s a Windows Phone 8 with PureView camera.
  • It has PureMotion HD+ display. This means it has a 4.5-inch HD (1280 x 768) IPS display of ‘Retina-grade’ with a 332ppi.
  • It has the Qi wireless charging standard
  • With Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 SoC, it has a speedy 1.5GHZ dual-core CPU and faster Adreno 225 graphics chip.

Size:  130.3 mm (H) X 70.8 mm (W) X 10.7 mm (T)

Weight: 185 g

Bottomline: Multitasking and managing apps is easy with Nokia Lumia 920 that’s powered by Windows 8.

Nokia Lumia 920 price revealed: http://techthirsty.com/2012/09/29/get-ready-to-break-your-banknokia-lumia-920-priced-at-rs-40000-in-india/

 

How does the Samsung S3 fair against the iPhone 5?

 

  • If you want are looking for a phone that gives you a larger screen, the Samsung Galaxy S3 should be your choice.
  • The Galaxy S3 comes as a dual-core device in the United States and as quad-core outside of the US.
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 comes fully loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • It has 4G LTE/HSPA+ 42 capability and a zippy dual-core processor.
  • The phones comes with a strong 8-megapixel camera.
  • It also comes with the S Beam software enhancement for file sharing.

Size: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Weight: 133 g

Bottomline: This phone can be charged without the need for a cable and its near-field communication support allows wireless transactions like payments.

 

 

Buy the LG Optimus 4X HD for its hi-tech features

  • This is LG’s first quad-core smartphone.
  • It has a large 4.7-inch IPS LCD display that’s rectangular in shape.
  • The earpiece of the phone has a 1.3MP front-facing camera that makes video chatting easy.
  • The textured rear of the phone has an 8MP camera with LED flash.
  • It has the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz.
  • It has 1GB of RAM and 16GB built-in storage that’s expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card.

Size: 132.4 x 68.1 x 8.9 mm

Weight: 133 g

Bottomline: Apart from its removable battery and microSD card, the LG Optimus 4X HD offers high-definition video experience.

 

 

What to expect from revival of the Motorola driod razor?

 

  • The Razr is back as an Android phone with 4G LTE
  • It has a large large qHD screen with 4.7 inch Super AMOLED HD display
  • The new Razr has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • Said to be fitted with a 2540 mAh battery
  • Has the a Snapdragon S4 dual core processor and the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • Uses the Motorola interface

Size: 130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm

Weight: 127 g

Bottomline:  If you want a thin phone with better battery life, go with a Droid Razr Maxx.

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Nokia City Lens: The Age of Augmented Reality Begins With Lumia 920 and 900

Looks like Nokia’s really trying to catch up with the rest of the competition in the smartphone market. The former leader in mobile phone technology has recently introduced a brand new app called Nokia City Lens, an augmented reality app, with which users can get directions and reviews about shops, restaurants, etc. in a particular location by merely pointing their phone cameras. Think of it like a GPS which is a lot more fun to use.

Point your camera’s viewfinder onto a building or street and get an overlay of information about places for shopping, eating, and other interesting places in this area. It helps people discover new places to go and things to do, and make life far more interesting. To market this app to the youth, Nokia has even launched a new initiative called Nokia City Lens – Point. Discover. Do (PDD).

The PDD campaign, open for users aged between 21 and 35 years, requires them to answer situational questions provided in a multiple choice format over a period of 10 days. The most spontaneous respondents stand a chance to win passes to parties, over 3 nights across 3 metros. If this isn’t fun, then what else is? The 3 winners selected will even get to use the Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone with the City Lens app during the City Lens Nights Off event.… Read the rest

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Nokia Lumia 920 vs. Motorola Droid Razr M: From the Eyes of a Lady

It’s an unlikely combination, some might say, that we’ve decided to compare. Even more so when we think of these newly launched smartphones from the ladies’ perspective. To compare Android with Windows Mobile from an OS aspect is worse than comparing apples with oranges, each side having its own staunch supporters and critics. So what do the ladies need more – wireless charging or just ultra sleek looks?

Tech Specs: In terms of processing power, both phones are well matched, equipped with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and Adreno 225 GPU. While the Nokia Lumia boasts of a nascent version of Windows 8 Phone OS, which is expected to offer good performance and a host of features like Live Tile Information, Skydrive, sync capabilities using Office 365, an integrated social networking experience using the People hub, the Motorola Droid Razr M comes with Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich which has the pure Android experience to offer for complete mobillity, and can be upgraded to the latest Jelly Bean version too. This is one of the most significant factors to consider when picking sides, although ladies, don’t judge just yet. We think there are many other factors that might sway your mind to either side.

Dimensions: Now this one’s quite obvious – the Lumia handset does appear clunkier that the super sleek Moto Razr M, designed to be thinner and lighter than the former. However, the Lumia has a slightly bigger screen with PureMotion HD+ technology, measuring 4.5 inches, in comparison with the Razr M’s 4.3 inch AMOLED touch screen interface. Also, the Lumia’s screen offers a more vivid display, with a higher pixel density.

Camera: This is definitely quite the deciding factor as far as us ladies are concerned. And in this regards too, the Lumia 920 does not disappoint. Sporting a 8.7MP PureView camera which also has an LED flash letting us take pictures in low light conditions, it is far more advanced than the Razr M’s 8MP camera. Even in terms of front facing camera, the Lumia has a 1.2MP camera, as opposed to Razr M’s 0.3MP camera.

Battery: There is not much to compare in this category as both phones are powered by a 2000 mAh Li-ion battery. Nokia claims that its phone offers 10 hours of talk time, while Motorola claims its phone can last up to 24 hours on a single charge.

Storage: In terms of storage, the Lumia 920 has 32GB of internal storage space, while the Razr M has only 8GB of internal space. This means, for more data on the Moto phone, you will have to invest in a microSD card, which you might not need on the Nokia model, not unless you have a ton of music and photos to store.… Read the rest

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Nokia Lumia 920 VS iPhone4S: Windows 8 Phone Wins Hands Down

iPhone 5 is just a few hours away. While each of us await with baited breath for the veil to go up and put all our anxiety to rest, it would be a good idea to reminisce iPhone 4S and see where it stands against Nokia’s flagship Smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 920.

Screen Size: Not much difference here, both the Smartphone sport the same screen size with a just a difference of an inch. The IPS- based screen lends both the phones finer and sharper display capabilities but in terms of pixel resolution Lumia wins hands down with 4.5-inch 1280 x 768 panel (where as iPhone 4S has a 3.5-inch 960 x 640 panel).

Touch Capability: Both the screens have similar pixel density at 330ppi but what comes as a surprise is that Nokia’s panel has an ability to detect touch inputs even through gloved hands, which is not something we have seen happening with iPhone 4S.

Which is swifter to use? Again Lumia wins here. Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, which features a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait CPU paired with an Adreno 225 GPU and 1GB RAM makes for a pleasurable  experience where as iPhone’s dual-core A5 chipset is clocked at 1GHz combined with a high-performance PowerVR SGX543MP2 graphics.

The OS:  Apple always had an edge when it comes to the operating system. iOS is still a breeze to use and choices in the App Store makes iOS more drool worthy. On the other hand Windows 8 Phone looks innovative and bright but its biggest loophole is its limited third-party application network, at least compared to iOS and Android.

The Camera War: Nokia Lumia with 920’s 8.7-megapixel camera with PureView technology dethrones the iPhone4s (8-megapixel sensor on its camera is paired with a LED flash and features like autofocus, geo-tagging, face detection and 1080p video recording with image stabilization)- the Camera king. Nokia Lumia comes with Carl Zeiss optics and a wider aperture, which gives great pictures even in the low-light conditions.

We have done this face-off to see in what all areas Apple needs to work on before it gives iPhone 5 in consumer’s hands. There is no doubt that Lumia 920 is one hell of phone but what remains to see how iPhone 5 would beat it.… Read the rest

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