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Nokia Lumia 920 takes on new leader

In the midst of Samsung’s apparent Android domination right now, have you ever considered picking up an alternative device that can match the leader of the Android pack in the Samsung Galaxy S3? The Nokia Lumia 920 has been available for a while now and despite the fact that it runs Windows Phone 8, it is a very impressive device indeed and definitely holds its own against the S3.

Right now, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is considered the cream of the crop. It is a handset that is in the hands of a lot of happy consumers right now, cemented in the fact that the Galaxy S3 is now the official best selling phone in the world, beating the mighty iPhone 4S in the process – a feat which Apple are not going to be too happy with.

That means it’s an extra headache for companies like Nokia, as they have to convince consumers that new flagship handsets like the Lumia 920 are pretty capable devices in its own right, compiled on top of Samsung’s superior brand awareness. If consumers were to take a look at the Nokia Lumia 920 specs vs the Samsung Galaxy S3 though, they’ll find that Nokia’s device actually beats the S3 in a number of categories.

While Samsung may have the edge in processor speed with a quad-core based Exynos chip compared to a dual-core Qualcomm effort in the Lumia 920, Nokia’s device beats Samsung in display quality, with the Lumia 920 providing a much crisper display in all conditions – notably when using the device in direct sunlight thanks to a combination of ClearBlack technology and PureMotion HD+.

It’s no secret that the Lumia 920 has arguably the best camera on any smartphone period as well. The built in PureView optical stabilisation ensures that photos and videos produced are of the highest quality, eliminating any sign of camera blur if a user’s hand happens to shake before shooting. This is something the Samsung Galaxy S3 can’t match, although for the average consumer, picture quality on the S3 is still more than adequate.

If plenty of storage is important to you, then the Galaxy S3 is definitely more favorable between the two, with a choice of either 16, 32 or 64GB to play with – extendable with MicroSD cards to increase total storage space even more. Unfortunately, the Nokia Lumia 920 only has support for 32GB, so this is a factor you’ll have to consider if you are planning to pick one up during the holiday season.

The Nokia Lumia 920 also matches what the Nexus 4 can do, with support for wireless charging for those that require it – how many people knew the device supported this feature? Overall though, despite the very impressive hardware specs, it’s a device that ships with Windows Phone as its OS – a platform that consumers are still skeptical about.

It’s clear that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the new leader on top of the Android spectrum right now, but does the Nokia Lumia 920 deserve a little more praise than it is currently getting perhaps? Let us know if you have been keeping an eye on the Lumia 920 and whether Windows Phone 8 is one factor that is putting you off from buying one.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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