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Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900

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Surprisingly, the 8-megapixel cameras of these two smartphones manage to crank out near exact qualities. For the most part, they produce images with sharp details and neutral colors, but in our experience, the Galaxy S III is more capable at shooting in macro and low lighting. Obviously, we recognize the usual levels of noise with shots taken in low lighting, but there’s some purple fringing going on with the Lumia 900’s results. Finally, their LED flashes perform in the same manner with their effective range.

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Nokia Lumia 900

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Although still image quality is similar, the Galaxy S III is the definitive winner when it comes to shooting HD videos. Not only does it capture it in 1080p, as opposed to only 720p on the Lumia 900, but overall, its quality pops more with its distinct details, moderate exposure, clear audio recording, and neutral color reproduction. With the Lumia 900, its quality tends to appear under exposed and its details are softer.

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Carrying on the same music players that we’ve seen before on numerous handsets, there isn’t one that’s considerably more fresh than the other, but the dynamic look of the Zune experience on the Lumia 900 still manages to stand out more than the static presentation of the TouchWiz music player. Without question, the Galaxy S III’s internal speaker is stronger than that of the Lumia 900, but nevertheless, they sound pleasant to the ear.

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The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
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The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III


Zune takes care of all our music listening needs on the Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Zune takes care of all our music listening needs on the Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Zune takes care of all our music listening needs on the Nokia Lumia 900 - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
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Zune takes care of all our music listening needs on the Nokia Lumia 900


When you have a larger display, it’s normally the more favorable device when it comes to watching high-definition videos. Rightfully so, that’s exactly the case here, as Samsung’s pride and joy captivates our attention while playing our test video that’s encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution. It’s not to say that the experience isn’t as good on the Lumia 900, but when you have such a sizable real estate combined with one iridescent display, it’s not hard to look at the Galaxy S III over its competitor.

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posted on 26 Jun 2012, 05:40 22

1. rinawan (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


i vote lumia 900 :))

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 08:08 8

24. wendygarett (unregistered)


You must be Siri fanboy too :)

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 07:01

64. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


says the droidboy... by the way please let us know: what the hell does the lumia900 and siri have in common?

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 08:18 6

27. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Don't know what to do vote up/down cause both phones are great WP=Basic Fundamentals Sammy=Flexible, But GS3 is Better 4 Me IMO :)

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 09:13 6

31. shy2papa (Posts: 211; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


its like Comparing a GS3 Mercedes amg SLR McLaren to a Lunia 900 kia picanto LOL

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 10:47 4

36. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Nah It's more like comparing an Agera R(GSIII) to a mini cooper or maybe a Fiat 500(Lumia900)..

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 15:11 1

50. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


For the love of god, stop comparing cell phones to cars. lol

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 07:03

65. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


agreed. these kids need to grow up first...

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 11:51 2

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


Hey guys, johhhhhhhhhhhhnnnnnnn V here. :))

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 05:42 19

2. sorcio46 (Posts: 407; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Galaxy SIII is light years away from Lumia 900, and ICS offers more features than Window Phone, there is no doubt what to choose :-)

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 09:51 6

34. Birds (Posts: 1027; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I'd think the Lumia 900 needs to be compared to the Sony Xperia Ion rather than the GSIII, considering the two devices are in the same price range.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 09:54 9

35. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


If you want something that doesn't look ugly, get a Lumia.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 11:33 3

38. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Go for an XPERIA instead, you'll get the best of both, Android and aesthetics. =]
And beauty is subjective anyway..

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 11:47

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


I'd say One S. Talk about design and build quality. Performance? One of the best in Android ecosystem.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:09 2

44. SleepingOz (unregistered)


You're right, but some might not like its HTCish design..

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 05:45 9

3. lpeixoto92 (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


I can see the Lumia´s pixels away.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 05:49 12

4. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1038; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


you should compare s3 to new wp8 nokia phone
when they come out of course

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:15 4

7. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


It will surely happen. Then it will be a more exciting comparison: gs3 vs Nokia wp8 vs galaxy wp8.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:44 2

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


whatever Nokia will be offering in WP8 is... unpredictable.
Nokia has never had an HD phone nor a multicore device. PureView was worked on for 5 years and was released and heard of only now...

The endless possibilities... too bad WP doesn't sideload and no mass storage mode, :(

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 22:56 1

55. vslayer (Posts: 34; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


baseless comment have u heard that windows phone 8 will support now micro SD card and will support 18 months of software support ...

i wonder how long this galaxy will be upgraded to jelly bean....

watch out dude ...wp8 will be a BANG by the end of the year

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 11:44 4

39. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I'd love that.. But imo, the GSIII will remain the best smartphone for a long time as WP8 seem to still be as closed as WP7 and ios, so..

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 05:59 7

5. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Its nice to compare products, but there is no comparing here. We all know which is the better. Obviously its old against new. Nothing more.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:08 7

6. stipe (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Why do you use white backgroun when Nokias screen work best on the black background . Have you ever heard of ClearBlack technology ? Aa

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:29 4

8. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


clear black is only polarized filter
so who cares

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:41 2

9. stipe (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


You wont see piksels on a black beckground .

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 07:02 3

16. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


because black is magic?

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 08:16 1

25. stipe (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Please . I have a Lumia 800 and when you use black it is harder to recognize every piksel . Thank you .

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 08:48 4

29. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


and i have sgs3 it is impossible to recognize any pixel white or black .
white text on black background or black text on white background it doesn't matter
Thank you

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 08:59 1

30. stipe (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I think you are afraid . .... Something big is comming .... wait for Nokia World ..

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 11:03 3

37. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Afraid of what? HAHAHA!!
Seriously, how old are you?

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:19 1

45. stipe (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Of true ... Hahahhaha ... I sound like a old crazy man .....;)

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 08:26

58. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


people who want to be able to see something on their displays under direct sunlight. kapish? and thanks to clearblack Nokia's displays are the best (I'm not talking about the resolution). Check displays comparison in 808 review on gsmarena. You will understand WHO CARES AND WHY.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:27

62. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


i saw that, 808 has big ass pixels and that's why it is so bright

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 17:53 1

53. rodex (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Exactly.. Every review I have seen on here shows white background. Which also takes up more battery not to mention make the phone visually very unappealing as opposed to black background...

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:43 4

10. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


"fresh design" yep the same as n9 and L800 but still fresh hahaha
SGS3 has polycarbonate body too and is lighter by 27grams

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:52 6

12. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


try to test browser, sgs3 is easily 4 times faster, and can have opened like 20 pages at once
take that WP
and sgs has APT-X

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:57 4

14. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


"Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR"
bluetooth is 4 not 3
and sgs has 50 gb dropbox on most carriers and retail

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 07:20 4

18. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


about battery
you are lying too, see, SGS easily wins
http://st.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/samsung-galax y-s-iii/compare/gsmarena_002.jpg
http://st.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/samsung-galax y-s-iii-us-version/gsmarena_002.jpg
http://st.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/nokia-lumia-9 00-att/gsmarena_001.jpg

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 08:03 2

22. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


http://st.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/samsung-galaxy-s-iii/compare/gsmarena_002.jpg

http://st.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-us-version/gsmarena_002.jpg

http://st.gsmarena.com/vv/reviewsimg/nokia-lumia-900-att/gsmarena_001.jpg

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:56 2

13. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 354; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


U take the lawyers choice and i will take L800/900 or N9

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 06:57 5

15. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


I allredy have sgs3
greetings from europe

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 08:27

59. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


you are stupid troll you know?
Htc has been making same looking phones for years and Nokia has just released 2 phones which look similar. You've got some serious problems with reality (or your eyes) kid.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 07:18 7

17. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


I don't know but the more i see Galaxy S3 especially with those different beautiful live wallpapers, the more i'm amazed with the phone..

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 07:39 8

19. SunMa_ (Posts: 7; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


f**k the Lumia!S 3 rocks in this universe this year!!

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 15:59 1

51. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


*uc*
-----

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 07:50 1

20. rembo65 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


"For the last couple of months, the Nokia Lumia 900 has established itself as a viable competitor thanks to the combination of it stellar design and killer $100 on-contract price"

Aaaand a $25MILLION pay-out to AT&T...just saying)

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 07:53 4

21. Mafiatounes (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


I had a Lumia 710 and 800, now i am rocking an S3 it easily beats all WP7.5 to date, sound quality is better, camera is better, everything is customizable and so on

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 08:06 2

23. imran_khan0786 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Lumia is too good in fastest uses. S3 is quad core but its lot of problem. Just people looking specification only no one try to see the purformance. That is why I like Nokia and window only. Keep it up Nokia.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 11:55 2

42. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Cool story bro!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:20

61. Mafiatounes (Posts: 12; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Why don't you try them both side by side? You will see the S3 will blow every Lumia away

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 08:16 2

26. satydesh (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


As far as me nokia 900 and samsung GS3 comparison is really unfair.We should give nokia one chance with windows phone8.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 08:27 2

28. imran_khan0786 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


I will take lumia only. I want a good smartphone. Not like a problem phone.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 09:26 1

32. ryq24 (Posts: 534; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


i know someone who own both phones and his conclusion, surprisingly, is he like lumia 900 better but by a hairline.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:07 1

43. SleepingOz (unregistered)


SUPER COOL STORY BRO!

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 09:32 3

33. ffaarrooqq (Posts: 64; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I Love my Samsung Galaxy SIII..... Great Android Phone as of now.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 13:01 1

46. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Phonearena, the Lumia is also an LTE device, you made it read like only the S-III had LTE draining the battery.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 14:30 1

48. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


The comparison is not fair. Direct rivals are GS2 and Lumia 900. Anyway, I prefer Nokia for two facts: 1. It is Nokia, 2. WP.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 19:13 2

54. Oxygen (Posts: 82; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


biased much?

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 14:42 1

49. Shinobi77 (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


I can't wait for my Lumia to come.. Had a Galaxy S2 and after ICS my samsung was a disgrace. Force Closes Java Exexption errors, Apps for ever downloading Random Icons and Widgets on your desktop. I would rather prefer a closed OS where everything is kept strict rather then a open one where people code alot of junk in to auto download Rubbish on your phone. So yeah after ICS No thank you keep the Android to the Spy and Spam ware Coders. I wills tick with C# coding and it's closed foundation.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 16:03 2

52. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


don't be like that honey
samsung loves your money

but srsly don't buy nokia

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