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Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X specs comparison

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Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X specs comparison
Now that the new Windows Phone 8 flagship is announced, let's see how it fares against the best Androids out there, from stalwarts like Samsung and HTC. Granted, we have the LG Optimus G to look forward to that has obliterating specs, but we'll size them up against it when we get it for preview.

For starters, the Lumia 920 eschews the "thin and light" mantra of today's flagship Android phones for a bulkier exterior with more heft, trading an ounce or two more for optical image stabilization with spring mechanisms around the entire camera module. The display is also shaping to be killer, with its record refresh rates, high brightness and ClearBlack filter for maximum outside visibility.

Spec-for-spec it also doesn't bend to any of the flagship Androids now, so that advantage of phones with Google's OS seems over now. Things that could make you hesitant are the unibody construction with microSIM that didn't turn out well for the HTC One X sales, as there is a sealed battery and no microSD slot, but the Lumia 920 comes with the generous 32GB of internal memory, and SkyDrive allows you to sync directly with its 7GB after capturing a shot, for example.

Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC One X specs comparison


DesignNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S III AT&THTC One X AT&T
OSWindows Phone 8Android (4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UIAndroid (4.0.4, 4.0.3) Sense 4 UI
Form factorCandybarCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 (130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)5.31 x 2.75 x 0.35 (134.8 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm)
Weight6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)
4.73 oz (134 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 4.1 oz (118 g)
Side KeysRight: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock keyLeft: Volume control Right: Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control
ColorsBlack, Yellow, Red, White, GrayBlue, Red, White 
Display
Physical size4.5 inches4.80 inches4.70 inches
Resolution768 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
332 ppi306 ppi312 ppi
Technology
IPS LCDSuper AMOLEDS-LCD 2
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Battery
Talk time17.00 hours
the average is 9 h (522 min)
8.00 hours
the average is 9 h (522 min)
8.50 hours
the average is 9 h (522 min)
Stand-by time16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 20 days (484 h)
8.3 days (199 hours)
the average is 20 days (484 h)
12.6 days (302 hours)
the average is 20 days (484 h)
Talk time (3G)10.00 hours
the average is 7 h (405 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)16.7 days (400 hours)
the average is 21 days (512 h)
  
Music playback67.00 hours  
Video playback6.00 hours  
Capacity2000 mAh2100 mAh1800 mAh
TypeLi - IonLi - IonLi - Polymer
Hardware
System chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960
Processor
Dual core, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1500 MHz, KraitDual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorAdreno 225Adreno 225Adreno 225
System memory
1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel: Yes) / DDR2 (500 MHz)2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel: Yes) / DDR2 (500 MHz)1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel: Yes) / DDR2 (500 MHz)
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB16 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Camera
Camera8.7 megapixels, Immobile8 megapixels, Immobile8 megapixels, Immobile
FlashDual LEDLEDLED
Aperture sizeF2.0F2.6F2.0
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26mm  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Exposure control, White balance, Digital zoom, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Auto focus, Video stabilizer, Face detection, Exposure control, ISO control, White balance, Multi shot, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Auto focus, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
CamcorderYesYesYes
1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Recording formatMPEG4, H.264  
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.9 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, 3GPMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, AMR, OGGMP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GPPMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMVMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece
StreamingAudio, VideoAudio, VideoAudio, Video
YouTube player YesYes
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 10YesYes
SupportsHTML, HTML5, XHTML, CSS 3, XMLHTML, HTML5, FlashHTML, Flash
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz700 MHz Class 17, 1700/2100 MHz700 MHz Class 17, 1700/2100 MHz
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYesYesYes
Global RoamingYesYesYes
Positioning
GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, GlonassGPS
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)Yes

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:57 6

1. zzzzz (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Worst comparison....! Know all the features then compare...!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:57 16

2. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 661; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


s3 is winner

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:23 5

30. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You speak too soon! Android is heavier than Windows, so the devices needs a more sturdy hardware. I am sure the given specifications on the new 920 and 820 will handle the systems quite efficiently.
To be frank, this comparison is not fair...compare Windows phone with a Windows rival, Android with an Android and iOS with...oops...:D
But jokes apart, i would like comparisons that way...it's more fair.
For instance, compare ATIV and 920. The only area where ATIV scores is the screen size...so in a way, ATIV was really a warm up act.
HAIL THE NEW LUMIAS!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 22:19

36. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 661; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


yupe u r right they shud not compair a WP with Android

nokia now did a great flagship
but nokia need Android flagship with same these spec. to heal his self

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:37 9

31. rainyday (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


s3 wins...next please!

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 02:30

37. Jonathan41 (Posts: 526; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


Once you've really used a HTC One X and experienced Sense 4.0 you'll see why slight differences in the numbers really don't make the SG3 the best android on the market. Besides, the Lumia has the best specs. That doesn't make it the best device to own in this comparison.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:57 3

3. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


"as there is a sealed battery and no microSD slot, but the Lumia 920 comes with the generous 32GB of internal memory, and SkyDrive allows you to sync directly with its 7GB after capturing a shot, for example."

But in the specs sheet you've shown:

Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

I don't get it, so what's the real thing? With or without storage expansion?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:10 1

11. apocalypsebc (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I think its up to 32 GB. And you are right about Nokia having 32 GB internal storage. I cant wait to see how nice the screen looks since its LCD and not Amoled display. Nokia has a great phone for starters and soon they will have even better phones to come. Fall and Winter seasons are looking good. I hope all carriers get them!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:21 1

19. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 203; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Agree. PA please at least get the same data across your comparisons. Some of the data here differs from the other comparison with ativ s. So what data is correct?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:59 7

4. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


i might make the switch.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:17 4

15. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 661; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


than switch to Ativ S ..... (Y)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:00 2

5. Synack (Posts: 641; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Anyone else notice how 4G LTE was NEVER mentioned?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:20 1

18. devilfisch (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


They never mentioned it but I noticed LTE on the signal bar of Joe Belfiore's Lumia 920 during the press conference so it's supported or should be.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:49 1

24. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


writter skiped more then just LTE

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:03 8

6. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 121; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Impressively done Nokia on Lumia 920,i'm lovin' it

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:03 1

7. BigSupes (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Nokia 920 also has 'video call'.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:05 7

8. smallworld (Posts: 372; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


185 g !!!!!!!!!! Why are all the nokia phones so heavy ?! The Galaxy Note is 178 and Note 2 is 180 !

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:19 9

17. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 661; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


coz Nokia is moving again to Stone age .............

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:36 1

21. iamkrishna (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


don't read about the image stabilization methods used in the 920..?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:56

27. smallworld (Posts: 372; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Lumia 820: 160 g...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:20 1

29. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


what are you guys, babies? oh so its 20g or 30 g bigger, it's gonna make a hole in your pocket?! Man up!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:05

9. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I am sure 8mp will deliver .. But it won't come any closer to the 41mp .. This was the only special feature Nokia had so that it could compete with androids and ios .. But they have lost it ..

Nokia should give something very very special that would make users switch from android to WP .. Nokia had the pureview but it didn't use it ..

I know it would have made the phone thick and heavy .. But they could have added another Lumia pureview with 21mp with simple design .. It would have given the user choices ..

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:17

14. apocalypsebc (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


The phone is already heavy compared to the others. The phone is great and Nokia will release something even better the next time around. It does come with the pureview technology, just at a lower pixel count which is still better than any other cell phone camera to date. I cant wait to see it in person.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:52

26. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


The phone doesn't use the oversampling technology which Nokia called Pureview .. but now they have changed the meaning of the brand name Pureview itself ..

Anyway i hope that this phone's camera is at least ahead of all the other phones ..

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:06 4

10. ffaarrooqq (Posts: 60; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Samsung galaxy s3 wins.... just look at the 920 weight. 185gm!!! I hate lumia for this.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:10

12. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Where are the all the new Nokia lumia 920's features?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:19

16. devilfisch (Posts: 35; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Isn't the Lumia 920 a WXGA device with 1280 x 768 of resolution?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:41

22. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


No doubt it will be good for calls (Nokia has experience for that) and for photos. This said, will be even more locked than iOS probably. The lack of expandable slot is hackable on Android devices (you can connect Mass storage devices), on the 920 you're trapped. I'm afraid that WP8 will be somekind of bottleneck, still. I'd be thrilled to try one, but probably I'd find some cool features and many closed possibilities. (for example, you can't zip a file and share it via bluetooth or even hack the bluetooth frequency and connect a PS3 controller - like on Android)

Need to see how the S4 performs on the 920, the 900 browser wise was 4 times slower than the S3.

I prefer to have a portable device with pc potential, not just a smartphone locked on rails.

But hey, even latins said Degustibus non est disputandum (there's no accounting for tastes)

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:47

23. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


noob writter the spec sheet isnt even complete yet cant u wait till u get the whole thing lol it was like whoooo! no @g call time is it not there

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:17 2

28. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You speak too soon! Android is heavier than Windows, so the devices needs a more sturdy hardware. I am sure the given specifications on the new 920 and 820 will handle the systems quite efficiently.
To be frank, this comparison is not fair...compare Windows phone with a Windows rival, Android with an Android and iOS with...oops...:D
But jokes apart, i would like comparisons that way...it's more fair.
For instance, compare ATIV and 920. The only area where ATIV scores is the screen size...so in a way, ATIV was really a warm up act.
HAIL THE NEW LUMIAS!!!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:28

32. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


XPERIA TX AND V FTW!

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:00

33. sajidkhan99 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


PA... pls get ur facts right... samsung n htc are Quad core not dual core... dont sacrifice quality over quantity in your articles..

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 17:37

34. Loubielou (Posts: 174; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Samsung Galaxy S3 miles ahead as i have a 64gb micro sd card in my phone,an can change the battery when i want,but you can"t do that on the 920,an why?no Radio on the 920,as people love this function on there phones

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 19:40

35. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I might snag a Lumia 920 if it comes to T-Mobile. Mainly because after a month of not selling well it will drop in price like a rock in a pond.

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