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Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

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Interface and Functionality:

Again, it’s arguable as to which of the two platforms is the more preferable between the two – so it ultimately comes down to personal preference. However, if we’re talking purely about functionality and depth, there’s no shortage of it with the TouchWiz Nature UX experience of the Galaxy S4, as it boasts an array of features (sometimes too much) that goes beyond the normal means of what we expect to find. From its Air Gestures to the deep personalization aspect of Android, it merely points to the fact that the experience is by far more developed – especially when Google’s services are deeply intertwined with the platform. On the other hand, the Windows Phone 8 experience of the Lumia 928 is likable too, especially with the dynamic look of the interface with its live tiles, but it’s basically outgunned in terms of the sheer number of neat futures that Android has to offer.

The Windows Phone 8 experience on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
The Windows Phone 8 experience on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
The Windows Phone 8 experience on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
The Windows Phone 8 experience on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

The Windows Phone 8 experience on the Nokia Lumia 928


Interface of the Samsung Galaxy S4 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Interface of the Samsung Galaxy S4 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Interface of the Samsung Galaxy S4 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Interface of the Samsung Galaxy S4 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Interface of the Samsung Galaxy S4


Of course, each handset has its own take when it comes to the set of core organizer functions, but with Google Now on the Galaxy S4, it’s miles ahead of what the Bing experience has to provide on the Lumia 928. Sometimes we forget that Windows Phone 8 has its own voice service, but it pales in comparison to what Google Now delivers.

Although there’s more real-estate to work with on the Galaxy S4, we actually find ourselves typing considerably better using the on-screen keyboard of the Lumia 928. Honestly, it’s the killer auto-correct feature of the Windows Phone 8 keyboard that helps it to be the biggest differentiator between the two.

On-screen keyboards on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
On-screen keyboards on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
On-screen keyboards on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
On-screen keyboards on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

On-screen keyboards on the Nokia Lumia 928


Samsung Galaxy S4's default QWERTY keyboard layout - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4's default QWERTY keyboard layout



Processor and Memory:

Now here’s a perfect example of how processors don’t really dictate performance, as we have a dual-core versus a beefier quad-core one. Even though it’s not as imposing as the quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor coupled with 2GB of RAM on the Galaxy S4, the dual-core 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 1GB of RAM on the Lumia 928 handles itself nice. For the majority of things, the performance is pretty instantaneous with similar tasks, but there’s just a tiny bit more consistency seen with the Lumia 928. Every now and then, we see the Galaxy S4 stalling with certain operations, but it’s never negatively impacting the performance.

Gladly, we accept the fact that the two offer an ample 32GB of internal storage, but it’s the Galaxy S4 continuing to show off its flexibility, by having on board an always useful microSD card slot to complement its existing storage capacity.


Internet and Connectivity:

Comparing the two, the web browsing experiences are similar on the surface, since they feature fast page loads thanks to their 4G LTE connectivity – and smooth navigation controls and instantaneous page rendering. However, the main difference is found with the added functionality sprinkled onto the Galaxy S4, as we’re able to rely on its Air View, Air Gestures, and Smart Scroll features to deepen the experience.

Internet Explorer browser on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Internet Explorer browser on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Internet Explorer browser on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Internet Explorer browser on the Nokia Lumia 928 - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Internet Explorer browser on the Nokia Lumia 928


Samsung Galaxy S4 web browser - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 web browser - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 web browser - Nokia Lumia 928 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 web browser


World travelers shouldn’t have issues sticking with either device, mainly because they’re both global ready. Likewise, they pack along pretty much the same set of connectivity features – the listing consists of aGPS, Bluetooth, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and NFC. However, we gain wireless charging with the Lumia 928, while the Galaxy S4 brings forth easy video-out functionality and an IR blaster.

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posted on 28 May 2013, 05:30 29

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Lumia 928 is a jokes, gs4 all the way...

posted on 28 May 2013, 05:45 53

6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Lumia 928 is not a joke, it beats the GS4 easily with it's PureView camera. Yes, the GS4 is an awesome phone, it has beasty specs and features, it beats the Lumia 928 in almost everything, but the Lumia 928 is not bad at all, it has an excellent camera (better than the GS4 of course), and it has okay specs and features.

If you like the GS4, just say "GS4 all the way", don't spit "Lumia 928 is a jokes". Wendy, the "best" Samsung fanboy as always.

posted on 28 May 2013, 12:26 6

48. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Just for the excellent camera, you get "30 thumbs up"? interesting

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 19:29 1

91. windork (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 May 2013)


50 actually...

posted on 28 May 2013, 14:36 6

54. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i guess u forget features that NL928 have :(.
i don't think that NL928 have okay features though.
> Puremotion HD+ 60 FPS HD display refresh rate
>Pureview Camera - Low light, OIS-floating lens
>Super Sensitive screen
>Integrated wireless charging
>Pentaband LTE support

and u said it has okay features.

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:50 8

62. windork (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 May 2013)


it's kind of wierd though that the entire online world doesn't even consider IPhone as an option any more

posted on 17 Jun 2013, 16:08

92. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


do you do drugs before you post

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 22:05 1

74. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Every single screen on a phone is 60 fps

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 20:08 1

77. OldWarrior632 (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


But not Carl Zeiss Optics, HERE Navigation, Here City Lens.
A microphone second to none. A Smartphone is so much more than a camera and a pretty screen.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 02:09 2

78. OldWarrior632 (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


You should have just started the comparison with the disclaimer that you were going to look for S4 advantages and not research the 928. The 928 camera blows the S4 away in low light and has features like Panorama, ISO800 for true "Stop Action" and if you had cared to look, you could have switched the Video to 1080. It just defaults to 720 to save memory.
on Mics-
"To be specific, they include the standard mic"
The Nokia mic is so superior that HTC had to switch to an inferior mic after losing a patent infringement case!
As said Below, the 928 Mapping is the standard of the industry and 80% of the Auto's sold with on-board navigation use HERE.
I could go on but it's pointless as your mind was made up before you started this bogus story.
If you are going to do a review, please learn your instruments.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 10:23

76. cripton805 (Posts: 1452; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Easily? Were not talking Oranges to a Potato here. Camera does have a slight advantage as durability is more important. Take that a side and the Lumia is a joke. It amazes me that people are willing to defend a company that refuses to give them more.

Anyhow, I know two people. One with the Lumia and one with the GS4. The Lumia owner felt his OS was extremely limited and a POS compared to the features found on the GS4. There is no comparison between the two unless you're planning to take pictures all day everyday.

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 01:07

90. OldWarrior632 (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


OK You know 2 people, and 1 thinks like you do. Err That isn't a lot of comparison. Exactly what is the GS4 better at, other than being able to use it as a VERY expensive TV Remote. The Lumia loads things just as fast, has better Mapping and City Lens, Mic is a full generation ahead, Lumia is more rugged, can do just about everything the GS4 can do at half the price. I can do 3 way calling, surf during a call even take video while on the phone, then send the video, or just use the skype to show what I am looking at.
Certainly there are more Apps, but as I said, once you DL about 50, how many do you have to offload to load more? Battery lasts a full workday, Wireless charging means I can set it on the charger while I use it as a Secure Hotspot instead of joining the open window WiFi. I have Office, can link directly to my Laptop or desktop so I can transfer files without spending Gigs of Data. NP we are both happy with our phones. I am not saying the GS4 is a POS, why do you feel the need to bash someone else's phone to make you feel better? A tad insecure with your choice? Some need to justify your extra hundred bucks or so? Surely if the GS4 is so much better, you can make the extra money that your phone cost you with the extra productivity can't you? I mean, I can zoom in on a CT image on my phone to confirm a diagnosis at likely the same speed you could, assuming you have some Office Clone to generate your billings don't you?

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:00 17

7. SIGPRO (Posts: 1519; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Hahah the joke is you wenygarret, keep living in your cave!

posted on 28 May 2013, 06:15 1

14. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


At least I agree if considering the size. An 5-inch display phone is smaller than an 4.5-inch display phone in any dimension.

posted on 28 May 2013, 07:02 11

23. rahulz (Posts: 117; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Why? I mean seriously why? You don't have bash every devices other than samsung
deep down you know that Lumia 928 is a great peace of hardware. You may hate WP8 , just use it its not bad as you think.
nothing is perfect, android,ios,wp all have their own pros and cons. I have used them all and i like android better bcuz of its features also its closest to pc on a smartphone then i moved on to WP8 just to try it out, i must say i am impressed its pretty cool. Of course its not close to android 4.2 just give it some time i guarantee it will grow faster than you think. now its like a coooool kid. you know cool kids are always cool to hangout with..

posted on 28 May 2013, 08:21 12

34. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Maybe she doesn't actually know any other piece of hardware. The true fanboy (fangirl?) ignores all evidence to the contrary.

Can we all just agree to down-thumb Wendy out of existence and not feed the troll?

posted on 28 May 2013, 09:27 1

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


In fairness to wendygarett (who is a boy) he does say some good things once in a while. At least they aren't the hardcore apple apologist they were pre-iphone5

posted on 28 May 2013, 09:45

41. roldefol (Posts: 4327; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I haven't seen anything insightful from him in quite a while. Typically comments like this one. I'll defend the trolls when they have something provocative or amusing to add (like TROLL® and his outlandish spec lists), but Wendy has been pretty much just trolling of late.

So did Wendy and Garett break up?

posted on 28 May 2013, 20:50 5

56. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


The design of the L928 looks much better than the S4!

®

posted on 29 May 2013, 03:46 1

61. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Ow damn u actully said another +ive thing about Lumia device ur account is hacked :O or what

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:55 2

63. windork (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 May 2013)


you're trolling the troll?

posted on 28 May 2013, 12:39

49. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Great comment.

posted on 28 May 2013, 21:13 5

58. mydi.maus (unregistered)


lumia all the waaay..gs4 is toy

posted on 29 May 2013, 03:42 3

60. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


and thumdown = 50 congrads

posted on 31 May 2013, 18:17 2

69. rcranium (Posts: 31; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


You're the joke, troll. I have both a gn2 and 920 and don't rag on either company.

posted on 28 May 2013, 05:30 23

2. donjunior (Posts: 50; Member since: 28 May 2013)


S4 is the beast

posted on 28 May 2013, 05:34 17

4. fsnas (Posts: 103; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


S4 is (a) beast but not (the) beast!
forgetting HTC One?

posted on 28 May 2013, 16:45

55. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Yeah both are the beast. We got two beasts this year.
Another is coming "OPTIMUS G"

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:56

64. windork (Posts: 16; Member since: 24 May 2013)


no, this article isn't about it

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 23:28

95. piyath (Posts: 506; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


HTC One is a JOKE...! huh huh haaaaaaaaaaa..

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