BY | September 7, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Vs Nokia Lumia 920 two both great smartphones. Here we compare their specs and features

Samsung has just announced its second version Galaxy Note 2 at IFA 2012 in Berlin. Nokia, on the other hand, has revamped its Lumia series for the new Windows Phone 8. The premium model of Nokia’s WP 8 Lumia line, the 920 has just been announced by the firm at the Nokia World 2012, which took place simultaneously in New York and Helsinki. Both are top class smartphones and run on different operating system. Here we compare the two gadgets

Form Factor
The Galaxy Note 2 comes with a bit larger screen than its predecessor. With its 5.5-inch display, it is now the world’s largest handset with the dimensions of 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm. It weighs at 180 grams. Indeed, Samsung has prepared the device to satisfy the requirements of users, who want a large device for making calls, surfing web, playing game and others. In spite of sporting a smaller 4.5-inch display, the Lumia 920 is thicker and weightier than the Note 2. The device measures at 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm and it weighs at 185 grams.

Display Screen
The second generation Galaxy Note features a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. For better image clarity, the device shows off a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels at 267 ppi. It is secured against scratches with the Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 technology. Of course, you have Samsung’s Android interface TouchWiz UI on the handset.

Going to Lumia 920, you can see a 4.5-inch IPS TFT touchscreen on the device. It has a fine screen resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels at 332 ppi and it touts PureMotion HD+ display. In clarity, Lumia 920 certainly outdoes the Note 2 with its better resolution and pixel rate. Further, the phone can show you the content perfectly even in sunlight thanks to Nokia’s advanced ClearBlack technology. The device is also safe against scratches with the Corning’s Gorilla Glass.

Processor
The Galaxy Note 2 is to come with a highly powerful 1.6GHz quad core processor that encloses Samsung’s new Exynos 4412 Quad chipset.  It is indeed one of the distinguished features of the handset. For additional capacity, the 920 has 2GB of RAM and Mali-400MP graphical processor. The device comes in three memory capacities; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Plus, it sports a microSD slot for memory sticks up to 32GB capacity.

On the other hand, the new Nokia handset only has a dual core CPU. Nokia has slotted in a 1.5GHz Krait processor with Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset. The phone shows off 1GB of RAM and Adreno 225 graphical processor. It comes only in 32GB version, with no microSD slot for memory expansion, though.

Firmware
In fact, the battle between Galaxy Note 2 and Nokia Lumia 920 marks the beginning of a clash between Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8. Well, the devices are the first handsets from both the firms on the new editions of the mobile firmware from Google and Microsoft. Jelly Bean has premiered on Google’s Nexus 7 tablet and it highlights many innovative features like Project Butter, Google Now and Android Beam and so on. The new Windows Phone version has not yet appeared on any device. It is also developed with lots of stunning upgrades and bug fixes.

Camera
Both handsets have 8MP rear cameras. But Lumia 920’s rear camera is far wealthier with its Nokia PureView branding. The camera has Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, optical image stabilization, LED flash and others. Autofocus and LED flash are also with the Note 2. Both devices can capture video at 1080p@30fps. For video calls, the 920 has a 1.3MP front camera, while the Note 2 has a 1.9MP camera.

Connectivity
The Note 2 and Lumia 920 share almost similar connectivity features. The devices commonly have GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct and NFC. The Note 2 specifically has Wi-Fi dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, advanced Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0 port and USB Host support. The Lumia handset has Bluetooth 3.1 and USB On-the-go support.

Availability and Price
Both Samsung and Nokia have said nothing about the price of their fresh gadgets. Indeed, both devices will be coming out sometime later this year. In case of the Lumia 920, it may be coming sometime after the official launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 on October 26.

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  • jaswinder singh sidgu

    like this

  • Timo Pitkäranta

    A few questions:

    1) What is the battery standby time, talktime and music playing time for each device?
    2) What are the operating temperatures for each device?
    3) Does better processor/more RAM make an Android device faster than WP8 device?
    4) How does the design look, how does the devices fit into hand?
    5) What are the security features for both devices?

    There was no mention about wireless charging in connectivity section.