Galaxy S3 vs Lumia 920

Posted on Dec 6 2012 - 4:12pm by Phalgun Shenoy

Samsung Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s Android flagship device for the year 2012. The device was launched few months back and it’s considered to be the best Android device, though I consider Nexus devices to be the best Android device. Nevertheless, Samsung GS3’s are still selling like hot cakes and according to the recent news, Samsung GS3 is more popular than iPhone 5 in the UK, and we know the kind of fan base that Apple has got. The holiday shopping season is on and if you are out there to buy a high end smartphone and you aren’t an Apple fan, you will have to eventually choose between Galaxy S3 and the recently launched Nokia Lumia 920 which runs Windows Phone 8 and has an amazing interface and an equally interesting hardware.

Below is a comparison between Samsung Galaxy S3 (left) and Nokia Lumia 920 (right).

CAMERA
Has manual focus

Yes

vs

No This allows to manually set the focus.
Has a built-in HDR mode

Yes

vs

No It can automatically shoot pictures with an higher dynamic range (HDR)
Noticeably more megapixel (photo, front camera)

1.9

vs

1.3 46.15% more megapixel (photo, front camera)
OS
The browser has word wrap

Yes

vs

No The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
Noticeably more apps available

700,000

vs

150,000 4.7x more apps available
Plays Adobe Flash

Yes

vs

No Adobe Flash with Video and Sound is supported in the phone’s browser
CPU
Significantly faster CPU clock speed

4x 1.4Ghz

vs

2x 1.5Ghz 1.9x faster CPU clock speed
CONNECTIVITY
Has a MicroSD slot

Yes

vs

No Internal Storage can be extended with MicroSD cards
Measurably newer Bluetooth Version

4.0

vs

3.1 0.9 newer Bluetooth Version
Has an HDMI output

Yes

vs

No Video and movies can be watched on a TV with HDMI input
DISPLAY
A tad bigger screen size

4.8″

vs

4.5″ 6.67% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
POWER
A thing more battery power

2,100mAh

vs

2,000mAh 5% more battery power
Has a removable battery

Yes

vs

No The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken
PHYSICAL
Lots thinner

8.6mm

vs

10.7mm 2.1mm thinner
A little narrower

70.6mm

vs

70.8mm 0.2mm narrower
Appreciably lighter

133.0g

vs

185.0g 52.0g lighter
Less body volume

82.9cm³

vs

99.0cm³ 16.26% less body volume

Samsung Galaxy S3 definitely looks better on the spec sheet and should help you to choose between the two. According to me, since Lumia 920 comes with a lower price tag on a 2 year contract, so I would choose the Windows device. Besides, Windows Phone 8 has an attractive interface and is something new, plus the App Store is growing quickly, so it’s not like you have scarcity of apps like it used to be before. If you want pure Android experience, there’s always Nexus 4 which you can buy unlocked for just $299. Which one would you buy?

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  • no1

    I don’t want to be offensive, but this is bullshit… Lets take more specs: Nokia has better rear camera 8.7 mpx. Why this isn’t mentioned? Noki has better screen (332 ppi). Wireless charging could’ve also been mentioned. About software: Wp8 has integrated Skype & facebook chat. If you’re making “VS” make sure it’s equal…

  • Bobby

    Looks like all you did was list what you thought made the S3 a better device. Using this method, I can prove that a flip phone is a better device then a smart phone. Very sad…