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Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs HTC Windows Phone 8X

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Nokia Lumia 920 Remove phone

Posted: 05 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S III Remove phone

Posted: 03 May 2012
Market Status: Released
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HTC Windows Phone 8X Remove phone

Posted: 19 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSWindows Phone 8Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UIWindows Phone 8
Dimensions5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 inches (130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)5.21 x 2.61 x 0.40 inches (132.3 x 66.2 x 10.1 mm)
Weight6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
Body material Polycarbonate 
Display
Physical size4.5 inches4.8 inches4.3 inches
Resolution768 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

332 ppi306 ppi342 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDSuper AMOLEDS-LCD 2
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Polarizing filterLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Camera
Camera8.7 megapixels8 megapixels8 megapixels
FlashDual LEDLEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.0F2.6F2.0
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26 mm 28 mm
Camera sensor size1/3"1/3" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Macro mode, Night modeBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Geo tagging
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Video callingDigital image stabilization, Video callingVideo calling
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels1.9 megapixels2 megapixels
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Samsung Exynos 4 (4412)Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1500 MHz, KraitQuad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorAdreno 225ARM Mali-400/MP4Adreno 225
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB16 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time18.60 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
22.50 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
11.30 hours
the average is 12 h (705 min)
Stand-by time19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
12.1 days (290 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
Talk time (3G)10.80 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
11.60 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
 
Capacity2000 mAh2100 mAh1800 mAh
Not user replaceableYes  
Wireless chargingBuilt-inOptional 
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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
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 10 Internet Explorer 10
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

  800, 1900 MHz
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
Micro SIMYesYesYes
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)Turn-by-turn navigation
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.04.03.1, EDR
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
HDMI via microUSB 
OtherNFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s) Yes 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Compass
Hearing aid compatibility  M3, T3
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced05 Sep 201203 May 201219 Sep 2012
Shopping information
AccessoriesNokia Fast USB Charger AC-16, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide  

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