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Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

0. phoneArena 03 Dec 2012, 07:21 posted on

Windows Phone 8 ushered Microsoft’s mobile OS in the era of dual-core phones and HD screens that Android and iOS have been inhabiting for a while, and Nokia Lumia 920 is the handset best suited to take on those other flagships. Naturally, we are going to compare it with Android’s most popular high-end, the Samsung Galaxy S III, which offers a quad- or dual-core processor, depending on the region, and a high-res AMOLED display, flaunting camera of the same resolution as the Lumia 920...

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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 09:00

87. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


It'll be the 5N, because they will "invent" NFC. lol

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 07:57 7

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


I gotta say, this is a good review. Not that you've said that lumia is better than gs3 but it's a fair review/comparison. Keep up the good work Daniel P and phonearena team. :)

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 07:58 6

12. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


The Lumia 920 kicks ass in every single category and is the clear winner. Funny how this article comes just after phone arena's rant on "bias".

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:10 4

17. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I don't think anyone would disagree with the 920 winning overall, as the review seemed balanced and fair, with an honest appreciation of Android's capabilities, but an older version of the OS in the most popular model of the Android line gives the GS3 another slight disadvantage. I think the Lumia still would have won overall, especially with the camera, screen, speed, and usability, but it would have been slightly more level of a playing field. As I noted above, I hope future comparisons continue to demonstrate how good of a phone the 920 is and how good a choice it is for today's smartphone consumer, even in comparison to the most popular smartphone OS.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:12 4

19. leftheodo (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


CPU: While the S4 is a great cpu the quad core exynos 4412 is better.
Battery: The S3 wins
OS: It depends on what you like but Android has more apps ( a lot more ) in the playstore, more features ( and Samsung added more with Nature UX, like smart stay, pop up play, multiwindow is included in the next update etc ) , it's customizable and open source.
So no the Lumia doesn't kick ass in every single category.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:24 4

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


Yeah, but the Lumia 920 is faster than the GS3. Check out this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wljCcyaC3JU

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 18:47 1

91. macsbac (Posts: 6; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


U can see in that video that the S3 is loading flash. Also if u visit html5test.com or css3test.com you will also see that chrome for android out scores ie10 for web compliance. Another-wards you can view more sites.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:29 4

28. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


a lot more fart apps... i only have 42 apps installed on my gs3... 26% of all apps are downloaded once and never used again... the average smartphone user has only 22 apps installed... how many do you have installed?

plus adreno beats mali... PA proved this back in october 23

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:13 4

39. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


And a lot more BEAUTIFUL apps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZD0wkfFn1A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

WP? You don't even get a static wallpaper!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:11 7

18. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Lumia 920!!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:13 1

20. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


as an owner of an gs3 and a future owner of a lumia i say kudos to this review... makes me know that i am actually upgrading my phone experience.... i wanna see what gs4 has to offer... and what is sony cooking up? have motorola gone dead or do they have something big under wraps? and what about the 920 successor? 2013 is going to be an awesome year!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:26 4

42. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


"Upgrading my phone experience"

How?
Restricting to single keyboard that can't do sype or t9?
To a single browser that can't do such basic thing as text wrapping?
Turning your back to a wealth of apps?
By being unable to even put a wallpaper your screen?
By not having a notification tray, or ability to make folders?

With Android, you can do everything!

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 12:10 3

63. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


can you use loseless zoom and have a 41mp sensor strapped on the phone.......noo then android cant do everything fanboy

you act like android is the os to end all os's please get a damn grip idiot

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 12:56 2

65. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Oh really?
It's not a software thing.. only a hardware issue that no one bothered with. Android could do it.
Heard about the thing called Galaxy camera?
Or android tv-s?
Android game console?
Or.. android-controlled satellites?
Haha

Now you get a grip

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 09:14 1

88. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


ok fanboy

first the galaxy camera, not the first camera to use android and doesnt automatically mean android can support a 41mp sensor so try again

the android console wont be affecting the xbox or ps3 anytime soon lol please leave that out its not gonna make a storm

but seriously im done with your fanboy crap, you only want android everything has to be android only with you. your closed minded and just sad. so you go stick to android i'll go use what ever i like.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 15:42

68. ReddD (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


He'll be back shortly

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:15 4

21. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Thumbs up for Lumia 920 Vs Nexus 4 Vs iPhone 5, the best phones of each OS...

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:17 1

23. Shubham412302 (Posts: 432; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


i think microsoft is responsible for no 41mp sensor in nokia wp8 as it has restricted the manufacturers to snapdragons which do not support more than 20mp lens
ms should have removed the restrictions

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:25 3

26. eddo85 (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


put vanilla android on the lumia and i would buy it

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 00:22

78. tashreef (Posts: 476; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)


please don't buy it you fandroid.......

..ohh god if you don't buy it..nokia will be in great loss..i am scared...

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 02:50 1

81. eddo85 (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


to be honest i am very impressed what nokia did with the 920 but i simply don't like wp 8. that's why i am a fandroid or an ifanatic?

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:32 12

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


A Red Lamborghini Aventador vs a White Honda Civic

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 01:44

79. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


ist like a Red Ferrari vs a While Lamborghini.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 08:30

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


I prefer Lamborghini Aventador.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:41 4

31. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


Nok-Nok! :-D

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 08:43 3

32. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


very fair comparison.. Lumia is a clearly winner in some ways

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:00 3

36. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well I know I wouldn't trade in my GS3 for TWO of these Lumias.
Larger screen, slimmer, better processor, much lighter, expandable storage, removable battery and SUPERIOR OS in every single way.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 09:30 5

44. bon24x7 (Posts: 206; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


you forgot to mention "lag"... :p

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:39 4

54. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Lag?
You mean that thing your brain is filled with?

I have a quad core S3 with JB and I see NO LAG.
It is wickedly fast and fluid.. and can multi task in a way your Nokia can only dream about.
And that's a FACT

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 10:50 3

56. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


ohhh attacking people personally now just because of a phone....you need more in your life lol

mate lets end this and sum you up

your an android fanboy and a disrespectful one at that, you need to either start been open minded or just not bother as no one can have a real discussion with people like you bashing everything non android

lastly my symbian phone can multitask omg im so better then everyone else.........ohh wait no see what i choose to buy doesnt give me the right to talk down to others and attack them for there choices.

done been nice and trying to be resonable to your kind so go have your tantrum somewhere else android fanboy

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