Camera:

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.

Samsung Galaxy S III - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Samsung Galaxy S III - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Samsung Galaxy S III - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Samsung Galaxy S III - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Samsung Galaxy S III - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Samsung Galaxy S III - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Samsung Galaxy S III - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Samsung Galaxy S III - Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900Camera samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900
Camera samples


Strong - Samsung Galaxy S III - Nokia Lumia 900Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900

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Low light - Samsung Galaxy S III - Nokia Lumia 900Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900

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Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900 - Nokia Lumia 900Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
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Nokia Lumia 900Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900Darkness with flashIndoor samples - Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900

Darkness with flash
Indoor samples


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.

Samsung Galaxy S III Sample Video:



Nokia Lumia 900 Sample Video:




Multimedia:

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.

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
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

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
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


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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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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