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Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Specs Shootout Between Windows Phone 8 and Android 4.1
Since the unwrapping of Nokia Lumia 920, Indian fans were highly anticipating to try their hands-on the Windows Phone 8 handset. The main reason for this is to experience the all new features that have been incorporated into the handset. And now the wait is over, as the Finnish handset vendor has officially released the handset in India at a cost of Rs 38,199.
But wait! The talk is not only about the Windows Phone 8 arena, as Android is a main player when it comes to mobile operating system. The South Korean tech giant - Samsung has come with a slew of Android based devices to offer a tough competition to the other platforms including iOS and Windows Phone.
Hence, looking at the price point of Lumia 920, the handset could be a rival to the Galaxy Note 2, which is also available in India at a similar price point of Rs 36,700 (launched at Rs 39,999).
Both the devices are heavyweights on the basis of their specifications and features. Consequently, the battle between the Android and Windows Phone platforms breaks out.
Have a look at the comparison below to know how the two devices are different from one another in terms of their specifications.
Dimensions & Weight: Lumia 920 boasts a dimension of 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm and falls on the heavier side weighing around 185 grams, whereas, Galaxy Note 2 carries a dimension of 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm and weighs around 180 grams.
Display: In this segment, Lumia 920 sports a larger 4.5 inch PureMotion HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution. In comparison, Galaxy Note 2 houses a spacious 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution.
Additionally, Galaxy Note 2 has an improved S-Pen support, which is revamped with rubber tip and enhanced touch response. And, Lumia 920 has a glove-friendly touchscreen, which can work while touched with any tip or stylus or gloves.
Processor: When it comes to processor, Lumia 920 is equipped with dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and Galaxy Note 2 is equipped with a Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad chipset.
Operating System: This the most interesting segment of the comparison as Lumia 920 is based on Windows Phone 8 OS and Galaxy Note 2 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
Coming to the features, Windows Phone 8 has improved features like dynamic Live Tile Information, social network integration in the People hub, Skydrive and Office 365 documents synchronization, Facebook-events integrated calendar, visual voicemail, threaded email conversations support and many more.
On the other hand, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes with Project Butter, enhanced accessibility with new APIs, support for International users with bi-directional text support, other language support, expandable and contractible notifications, resizble app widgets, live wallpaper preview, high resolution contact photos, improved Android Beam and Wi-Fi network.
Camera: Speaking of camera optics, Lumia 920 has a better 8.7MP rear camera with PureView branding and a 1.2MP front camera for video calling. On the other hand, Galaxy Note 2 has an 8MP rear camera and a 1.9MP front camera.
Storage: In this segment, Lumia 920 has 32GB internal memory and 1GB RAM. However, it lacks a micro SD card slot for expandable memory support. In comparison, Galaxy Note 2 comes in three versions - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage, 2GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable memory.
Connectivity: When it comes to connectivity, both are packed with similar features such as 3G, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0. Further, Lumia 920 comes with Qi-wireless charging feature.
Battery: Lumia 920 is equipped with a 2,000 mAh BP-4GW battery, which offers 400 hours standby and 10 hours talk time and Galaxy Note 2 is loaded with a larger 3,100 mAh Li-ion battery of undisclosed battery life.
Price: On the pricing front, Lumia 920 and Galaxy Note 2 are priced at Rs 38,199 and Rs 36,700 respectively.
Both Lumia 920 and Galaxy Note 2 are high-end devices with impressive specifications. Moreover, being based on different operating systems, both the devices have unique software features that are based on their own platforms.
Detailing on Lumia 920, the handset comes with wireless charging, PureView camera with the ability to create animated files, free and pre-installed Microsoft Office and more. Moreover, Lumia 920 comes in different color options including red, yellow, cyan, white and black.
When it comes to Galaxy Note 2, which is based on the design of S3, the phablet has some exclusive S software features including S Voice, Direct Call, Smart Stay, S Beam, Pop-Up Play and many more.
If the concern is on the size of the display, better main camera, wireless charging and a variety of color options could be the right one.
On the other hand, if the concern is on a larger display, increased memory options, better front camera for video calling and a solid battery, Galaxy Note 2 could be a better choice.
Finally, the main buying factor lies on the price and the operating system - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or Windows Phone 8.