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Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

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There’s no arguing that these two prestigious handsets can replace your old point and shoot camera, but as we compare the results, the Galaxy Note LTE minutely comes away as the better of the two. To tell you the truth, their qualities look very similar to one another, but Samsung’s beauty is able to capture our attention because it handles low lighting conditions better. Specifically, the images captured by Nokia Lumia 900 in low lighting displays more evidence of noise, which isn’t something as prevalent on the Galaxy Note.

Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

Nokia Lumia 900

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Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

Nokia Lumia 900

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Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

Nokia Lumia 900

Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Samsung Galaxy Note LTECamera samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
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Samsung Galaxy Note LTEDarkness with flashIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Samsung Galaxy Note LTEDarkness with flashIndoor samples - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

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Even though it has the higher 1080p video recording capability, there isn’t much in terms of visual superiority found with the Galaxy Note over the 720p videos produced by the Lumia 900. In all honesty, they’re both extremely sharp looking with their sufficient details, saturated color reproduction, smooth capture rate, and clear audio recording.

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Well folks, there’s no arguing this one, but the Zune experience found with the Nokia Lumia 900 is light years better than the conventional looking music player in use with the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE. Aided by its snazzy looking Metro UI, the Zune experience is undoubtedly an engaging one. As for audio quality with their respective speakers, Sammy’s bundle of joy seems to be stronger with its output – albeit, it isn’t by much.

The Zune experience on the Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
The Zune experience on the Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
The Zune experience on the Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
The Zune experience on the Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

The Zune experience on the Nokia Lumia 900


The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

The music player of the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE


Obviously, bigger is better when it comes down to watching videos on a smartphone. Keeping with that mentality, the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE is the absolute choice thanks to its larger display and iridescent looks. Well, both are actually able to flawlessly play our test video that’s encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution, but there’s no overlooking the wow factor that’s evident with Sammy’s behemoth.

Watching videos on the Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

Watching videos on the Nokia Lumia 900


Watching videos on the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE
Watching videos on the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE - Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Note LTE

Watching videos on the Samsung Galaxy Note LTE



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posted on 03 Apr 2012, 20:57 5

1. Jdub0323 (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Jan 2012)


Just a small thing, but I felt like the comparison on the cameras wasn't fair. If you know nothing about cameras the numbers on the Note would look better, but it's not about the megapixels as most know now. It's the lens quality. The Lumia features a Carl Zeiss lens which will most definitely be better quality, plus an aperture of 2.2 for great low light shots and action shots. Yes, probably something small but I felt that should be pointed out.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 21:05 2

2. Jdub0323 (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Jan 2012)


The screen resolution definitely doesn't show the quality as well as the Samsung though. They definitely make one of the best displays

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:17 2

13. -box- (Posts: 3729; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I'm starting to wonder if PhoneArena's 900 is defective. I'm reading other sites where its camera is highly regarded (excepting the lack of 1080p video recording), and the only complaints are about the screen, with resolution and typical discussions regarding AMOLED versus other technologies.
http://gizmodo.com/5898783/nok​ia-lumia-900-review-​​this-might-save-windows-phonehttp://www.engadget.com/2012/0​4/03/nokia-lumia-900​​-review/

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 09:35

14. PAPINYC (Posts: 2227; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Too bad that Carl Zeiss lens will go to waste on the Lumia; would be nice on a real phone.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 08:30

19. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats true.

but look at the pictures. look at the flower bed and the single weed by itself. there is very clearly more detail in the samsung's photos than the nokias.

The samsung's is a bit more saturated too, if your into that.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 21:14 5

3. Armaniii007 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Apr 2012)


Dear Phonearena,
I'm one of your avid readers and recently I came upon a fact that your comparison reviews just don't make sense. Like these phones, they have nothing in common, so why would you compare the two products that don't share anything with each other?

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 21:48 5

4. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Because if they didn't, people would just bug them for one. Lol. :)

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 22:13 3

6. Dutch1 (Posts: 19; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


I agree...Everyone knows Windows Phones are lousy.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 11:40 3

15. alx33 (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


You're right. Of anything I'd love to see the lumia 900 compared to the Samsung focus s. :)

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 22:22 4

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1668; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Haha the galaxy note took that, by a landslide,, not because i own it.. But yea its tha best phone thus far... Barnone

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 23:01 7

9. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


i agree the note is the best phone bar none right now. however, i cannot place it in the phone category so much as a tablet. it is just not practical as a guys phone to put in his pocket and go. not a one hander for sure. i have big hands and that thing is just huge, (thats what she said). sorry, steve carrol fan. so anyways, the nokia is the winner here if you are looking at the phone side of the use of the note. sorry guys. just my two cents.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 00:13 1

10. oldmandaddy (Posts: 64; Member since: 01 May 2010)


they both ugly and cheap phones

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 00:56 8

12. samystic (Posts: 189; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)


"When it comes down to walking the walk, the Nokia Lumia 900 delivers the peppier responses throughout all of its operations. Well, it’s not to say the Galaxy Note LTE is slow, but it doesn’t have the same level of fluidity and tight movements that’s consistent with the Windows Phone powered device." - what Phone Arena means is that Windows does not NEED high end hardware, whereas Android does

samystic

posted on 05 Apr 2012, 08:30

16. 0o0blackstar0o0 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Wow Suprized Galaxy not could keep up with Nokia's camera if not better Nokia are known for good camera's\

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 08:43 1

17. 99n100 (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


knowing that Window phone is not competitive and will not be selling well (at least for the next few years). Phone maker will not want to spend their time and $ which they think is hard to justify their ROI?? therefore, let Nokia be the "Guinea-pig" to market WP's OS.

posted on 09 Apr 2012, 08:09

18. nlmmln (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Not really a fair comparison, everyone knows that WP is a better OS than droid. Even with brttwr hardware the Note is slower. Its big screen is an advantage for resolution but is a disdvantage for portability. Same with the battery life. Nice try Samsung but you should've but more effort into your wp's...time to get with the times and a better platform.

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