Both are great handsets but here we try to find out the truth by pitting Nokia Lumia 925 against Samsung Galaxy S4. Both are great in camera quality and other features
By Abdul Vahid V
In contrast to the previous rumors, Nokia has upgraded its Windows Phone 8 Lumia series with an incremental handset, not a totally revamped one. The handset called the Lumia 925 was officially uncovered at the Finnish firm’s much-touted press event on May 14 in London. Earlier, it was said to mount a 41MP PureView rear camera and a larger display in order to take on the rivals like Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and others. But, what has turned out is just a slight upgrade to the existing Lumia 920 and the new Lumia 925 is now to lock horn with its Android and iOS rivals.
On the Android side, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is one of the most overriding handsets. It has been leading in reviews since its official release thanks to many factors that include a stunning FullHD Super AMOLED 5-in screen, a brand new quad core processor, 13MP rear camera and more. Here we move to make a nice comparison between the Galaxy S4 and Lumia 925. Stick on with us to see which handset is the best pick for a customer.
Display and Size: The new Lumia 925 comes up with a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display that utilizes Nokia’s ClearBlack and PureMotion HD+ and it offers a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels at 332ppi. On contrast, the Galaxy S4 has a stunning 5-inch Super AMOLED display that features a whopping resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 440-ppi. Needless to clarify, the S4 is the winner in this department thanks to its FullHD factor.
Processor, RAM, Graphics: The new mobile from Nokia has a 1.5GHz dual core CPU that packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip and gets support from 1GB RAM and an Adreno 225 graphics card for better performance. In fact, it is the maximum capacity that Windows Phone 8 will support. It is when the Galaxy S4 is adorned with a row of amazing specs that include a 1.9GHz quad core CPU with Qualcomm 600 chip, 2GB RAM and an Adreno 320 graphical card.
Camera: Camera is indeed one of the key attractions of both the devices. The Lumia 925 mounts an innovative 8.7MP PureView rear camera with features like LED flash, optical stabilization and 1080p video recording capability. On the other hand, the Galaxy S4 comes to you with a high quality 13MP rear camera that can also record video at 1080p. Both the devices also have better front facing cameras for video chatting.
Memory: Unfortunately, here the Lumia 925 has a big shortcoming. It is only mounting 16GB of memory internally and no microSD slot is there for further expansion. But, the Samsung flagship, on the other hand, comes in three standard memory variants; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. As well, you have a microSD slot that can support memory cards up to 64GB.
Battery: Packing a 2,000mAh unit battery, the Lumia 925 is far behind to the Galaxy S4 that is getting power from a solid 2,600mAh battery. But remember that the S4 has to process a quad core CPU, a FullHD display and heavy camera that may need more power than the 925.
Connectivity Options: Both the devices take on head to head when it comes to connectivity options. The Lumia 925 features Bluetooth, microUSB, NFC, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA, GPS, 4G LTE and HDMI as different connectivity features. It is when the Galaxy S4 has microUSB, Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA, 4G LTE, GPS, MHL and more for connecting you with other devices and network.
Price, Availability: The Galaxy S4 has already hit stores, and it is being sold like hotcakes. So far Samsung has sold more than six million units in two weeks after its release to break the records of the entire Galaxy S series. Priced at around $650 SIM free, the device is indeed getting better response in global markets. Meanwhile, Nokia is soon to start selling its new Lumia 925 in Europe for around 470 Euros, as much as $670.