Samsung’s Galaxy S3 continues to rock. It is arguably the best Android phone ever. Nokia’s Lumia 920 is set to be launched in the market in the first week of November. The Windows Phone 8-based Nokia handset may pose serious threat against top end phones in the market. Well, here we compare the devices and check what the impact the Lumia 920 will put on the sales of the S3, which has already received record number of sales.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Nokia Lumia 920
Galaxy S3 is the third upgrade to Samsung’s renowned Android phone series Galaxy S. It has come to the market in May and is now making huge buzz among tech enthusiasts. It is known for its quad core CPU, a large 4.8-inch display and a lightweight body. On the other hand, the 920 is Nokia’s first phone to run on Microsoft’s just-to-be-released Windows Phone 8. It is the premium model of the entire Lumia series. The handset has 4.7-inch display and dual core Snapdragon S4 CPU.
Software: Well, the major area where Galaxy S3 and Lumia 920 differ is in software aspect. The former one has arrived with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. It is reportedly about to get the next major firmware update, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Of course, the S3 is termed as the best Android phone ever. It has become a hit product with amazing specs, gorgeous form factor and many other specials.
The Lumia 920, at the same time, is exclusively designed for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft will soon bring the next major update to its mobile firmware. The WP 8 is slated to premier on HTC’s Windows Phone 8X in a few days. Anyway, Lumia 920 is a good handset with some stunning body color choices and brilliant ClearBlack PureMotion HD+ display. Windows Phone 8 is the new update for the mobile firmware from Microsoft. It follows Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update. The 920 is an upgraded version for the Mango-based Lumia 900.
Hardware: Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8-inch display that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and Super AMOLED technology. Under the hood, the U.S. version of the handset mounts a dual core 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU and has 2GB RAM. The original version has a quad core Exynos chipset and 1GB RAM. It is available in three memory options; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB; plus, they support 64GB external storage via SD card. You have 8MP rear and 1.9MP front cameras on the phone, which has better battery backup thanks to the 2100mAh battery. Android 4.0 ICS comes out of the box and will soon get the Jelly Bean update.
Meanwhile, Lumia 920 comes with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor. The device has a display of 1280 x 768 pixels. 1GB RAM and 32GB internal memory are other notable features. When it comes to camera, the handset has 8.7MP Nokia PureView camera. There a 1.2MP front cam for video calls. A strong 2000mAh battery powers up the Windows Phone 8 handset. It has Wi-Fi, NFC and other advanced options for connectivity.
Is Lumia 920 a Threat for S3?
There is indeed a craze towards Windows Phone 8 devices. But, it was also there when Microsoft launched its former versions like WP 7.0 and 7.5 thanks to the company’s commendable marketing campaigns. Yet, they could not win over customers largely. So it doesn’t mean that WP 8 is not going to have a significant success than its precursors. Maybe, it can do well and change the fate of the Microsoft in mobile market.
Anyway, we are witnessing the best days of Android. Google’s mobile platform is doing amazingly great with quick updates, amazing features and loads of great products. There is less chance that Lumia 920 can cause a permanent dent in the marketing influence of the S3. However, it may steal away a share of customers, who have some special interest towards Windows platform.