Nokia Lumia 920 VS Samsung Galaxy S3 Comparison

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Since its launch, the Lumia 920 has intrigued many users around the world with its looks and performance. And it seems, rightly so. At the request of many visitors to this site, we decided to make a brief comparison of the model with the “king” of the Android operating system, the Samsung Galaxy S3. There are a lot of reasons to opt for both models, so let’s bring it all closer to you from our aspect. Comparison of Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S3.


The Nokia Lumia 920 is a fairly “charged” thick and heavy model, and not only compared to Samsung’s S3 model. Despite that, we consider it an extremely ergonomic model that fits nicely in the hand. Both models are made of polycarbonate, but Samsung can remove the back cover, which allows you to expand the memory and replace the battery.

The Galaxy S3 looks much sleeker in the hands, but more fragile with its 4.8-inch display, unlike the chubby compared model, which has proven its extraordinary durability and resilience in numerous tests. The Lumia 920 is an extremely resistant model that survived all sorts of tests until it was directly “acquainted” with the concrete wall, while Samsung’s S3 is much more sensitive, and in tests, it mostly ended up with a broken display when falling from shoulder height.

Therefore, The Lumia 920 is a better choice for clumsy (so to speak) users. The side buttons are harmoniously placed on both models and there would be no difference, we believe that the “convenience” of their use should be decided by the user to taste.


With these two models, we’re dealing with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 780 × 1280 for the Galaxy S3, and a 4.5-inch (768 × 1280 pixels) PureMotion HD + LCD with Nokia’s ClearBlack filter for the Lumia 920. a word about pixel density, Lumia leads with 332ppi while Samsung counts 306ppi. The colors are vivid on both displays, but Lumia enjoys a small advantage.

ClearBlack filters and a brighter display in the Nokia model are certainly an advantage when using the phone outdoors. Even in strong and direct sun, the visibility of the Lumia 920’s display is excellent, while the rival’s visibility is (although still excellent) weaker. Viewing angles are at a satisfactory level in both models.

Interface and functionality

The new Windows 8 that the Lumia 920 uses is certainly a nice refresh compared to previous software versions, the tiles whose size is variable and which are customizable to the user on the home screen are great. But still, it’s all pretty far from being able to edit Android’s (Samsung Galaxy S3) home screen. This is implied for other segments of manipulation, ie adjustment to its user.

Functionality is again a matter of taste and I believe that it is more adapted to the personality of the user. Simply, Lumia will “lie” more to some, and Samsung to others. Microsoft’s WP8 interface contains everything that this company considered necessary and important, and we would certainly rate it as functional and not too overbooked. Android, on the other hand, will provide a much greater “fullness” and a wealth of choices by which it originally gained a good reputation.

Processor and memory

Samsung Galaxy S3 is equipped with a quad-core Exynos 4412 processor of 1.4GHz, which with the Android operating system works smoothly and lubricated without braking and jamming at any time. It could be said that this is an old and proven recipe. The same can be said for the Lumia 920. It is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.

WP8 and the mentioned chipset have easily “chewed” even the most demanding applications. Both models work with 1GB of RAM, however, Samsung’s Android proved to be superior here with its multitasking capabilities and submitted more open applications before the operating system failed due to the inability to process huge amounts of data. When it comes to internal memory, Samsung’s initial version carries 16GB (12 is available to the user), and 32GB at Nokia,

Internet and connections

Browsers on both models have proven to be extremely fast and efficient in searching, zooming, filtering. Both models feature LTE and HSPA +, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, A-GPS, FM Radio, NFC and DLNA.


We have come to one of the more interesting parts of comparing these two models. Comparison of Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung Galaxy S3 and their 8MP cameras… The camera on the Lumia 920 uses Pure View Phase 2 technology which puts the entire camera module on one machine in the phone and allows image stabilization when taking pictures or videos. The Samsung Galaxy S3 and its camera interface are much richer in options than the Lumia where features like panoramic imaging have to be downloaded separately.

Overall, I rate Samsung’s camera interface as simpler and easier to use. When we look at the quality of the images that these devices make, both phones have a great display of colors that are natural. When the image is taken in good light conditions, Samsung’s image processing algorithms give better sharper images with better contrast. However, when the light is dimmed, the Lumia 920 comes to the fore and the images are much better. The field in which Nokia most convincingly wins is video recording. At any time (day or night) the Lumia 920 shoots fantastic videos that are fluid at 30fps, sharp, and it’s easy to forget that they were shot with a phone rather than a professional camera.

Sound quality during calls and speakers

The Nokia Lumia 920 delivers more enjoyment when it comes to sound quality, power, clarity and fullness thanks to its stereo speakers. During the conversation, both models have high sound quality, but Nokia’s model is again ahead of its Android competitor, which provided sound with more interference.


Nokia has put the most powerful 2000mAh battery in its device in the Lumia 920, but Samsung has achieved a higher average battery life with a not much stronger 2100mAh battery. According to official tests, Samsung pushed 12 hours of talk time in 3G mode + compared to Nokia’s 10 hours. 9 to 6 hours of video review, but the internet browsing time is the same thanks to Samsung’s energy-intensive AMOLED display.


This would have sounded incredible to many just a few months ago, but the Nokia Lumia 920 is a better phone in many of the fields tested. These include a better display, a better camera, a better speaker, and sound quality during a call. Still, Nokia’s investment in every segment of mastered technology in its current champion makes the Lumia 920 look like a “tank” next to its slim and sleek Korean competitor. However, the good side of this robust and massive look is the exceptional resilience and strength of the device…

Furthermore, when it comes to the operating system, Nokia’s WP8, which at first glance looks fresh and easy to use, gives the impression of a limitation compared to Android. to the user. When we look at these two phones and from the availability of applications, Android wins again by a mile .. Comparing performance by performance, Samsung is realistic and doesn’t provide much more than a capable Nokia. Let each user decide for himself “which empire he will like”. What would be your choice? is an affiliate. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
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