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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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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
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The built-in music player of the Samsung Galaxy S III - 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
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

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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