Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Introduction:

Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
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. Arguably, it’s the best of the best when it comes to the Windows Phone community, but as we know all too well in the smartphone industry, there’s always a snake hiding behind the bushes waiting to attack. With that in mind, the Samsung Galaxy S III is undoubtedly ready for the challenge, as it’s undeniably one of the most highly anticipated smartphones out there. Obviously, they’re running completely different platforms, but we’ll see which one is able to soundly perform in all categories to come out on top.


Design:

Sure, it’s been making the rounds for some time now, but we still have to hand it to the Nokia Lumia 900 when it comes to design – mainly because it’s original and fresh when compared to other things. Well, it’s not to say the Samsung Galaxy S III  pales in comparison, since it’s technically lighter and thinner, but when first impression make a ton of difference, it doesn’t quite have the resounding wow factor when compared to something like a cyan Nokia Lumia 900. On top of that, the Lumia 900’s unibody polycarbonate construction feels considerably sturdier than its rival.

The Samsung Galaxy S III (left) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (right) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
The Samsung Galaxy S III (left) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (right) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
The Samsung Galaxy S III (left) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (right) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900

The Samsung Galaxy S III (left) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (right)


Naturally, the two handsets feature capacitive buttons below their displays, though, the Galaxy S III incorporates a physical home button, but in any event, they’re spaced evenly from one another to minimize accidental presses. However, we prefer the physical buttons clinging around the sides of the Galaxy S III over the Lumia 900, since they’re slightly raised more and offer a better response. Rounding things out, it’s worth noting that the Galaxy S III is benefitted by its video-out functionality with the aid of a special MHL adapter, removable battery, and expandable memory via its microSD card slot.

The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S III (top) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (bottom) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S III (top) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (bottom) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S III (top) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (bottom) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S III (top) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (bottom) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900

The sides of the Samsung Galaxy S III (top) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (bottom)


When it comes to snapping photos, both flaunt 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flashes, but the Lumia 900 has the acknowledgement of having Carl Zeiss optics. However, the Galaxy S III is capable of shooting 1080p videos with its camera – whereas the Lumia 900 is limited to 720p. Additionally, they both have front-facing cameras for all our video-chatting needs, but the Galaxy S III’s higher count 1.9-megapixel camera has the ability to shoot 720p videos.

The Samsung Galaxy S III (left) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (right) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
The Samsung Galaxy S III (left) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (right) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900

The Samsung Galaxy S III (left) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (right)



Display:

Simply turning on their displays, it’s quite noticeable that the Galaxy S III has the commanding attention with its 4.8” HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED display. Conversely, the Lumia 900’s 4.3” WVGA (480 x 800) ClearBlack AMOLED display is still nice and pretty, but it lacks the wow factor to capture our attention between the two. Furthermore, the Galaxy S III wins with its higher resolution display, which is most apparent when looking at fine text in the web browser. Naturally, both displays are extremely vibrant and boast wide viewing angles, but it’s the Galaxy S III’s overall package that reels us in more than Nokia’s offering.

Viewing angles of the Samsung Galaxy S III (left) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (right) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Viewing angles of the Samsung Galaxy S III (left) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (right) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Viewing angles of the Samsung Galaxy S III (left) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (right) - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900

Viewing angles of the Samsung Galaxy S III (left) and the Nokia Lumia 900 (right)



Samsung Galaxy S III 360-Degrees View:



Nokia Lumia 900 360-Degrees View



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66 Comments

1. rinawan

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

i vote lumia 900 :))

24. wendygarett unregistered

You must be Siri fanboy too :)

64. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

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

27. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 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 :)

31. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

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

36. SleepingOz unregistered

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

50. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

65. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

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

41. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Hey guys, johhhhhhhhhhhhnnnnnnn V here. :))

2. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 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 :-)

34. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

35. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

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

38. SleepingOz unregistered

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

40. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

44. SleepingOz unregistered

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

3. lpeixoto92

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

I can see the Lumia´s pixels away.

4. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

7. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

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

11. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 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, :(

55. vslayer

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 12, 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

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..

5. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

6. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

8. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

clear black is only polarized filter so who cares

9. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

You wont see piksels on a black beckground .

16. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

because black is magic?

25. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

29. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 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

30. stipe

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

37. SleepingOz unregistered

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

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