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It seems Nokia has finally decided to bring its Lumia 925 in India. The most awaited device from the Finnish giant so far has finally been listed on e-commerce site Saholic with a 'coming soon' tag.
Not only that but another stellar handset Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has also appeared on the coming soon list on the same online retailer's site. Although, prices of the two devices are not mentioned so far, but both handsets are quite similar in terms of specifications, keeping aside their USPs. Hence, GizBot has decided to have a comparative rundown on specs and features of the Lumia 925 and Galaxy S4 Zoom. Take a look at it below.
Nokia Lumia 925 comes with a 4.5inch AMOLED display that also offers a screen resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels and has 16M color depth. On the other hand the Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a smaller 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and same color depth. At the same time, both devices are protected by Gorilla Glass 2 display to provide resistance from scratch and damage.
OS, Processor and RAM
Nokia Lumia 925 runs on a Windows Phone 8 operating system that is powered by a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and supported by 1GB RAM.
While the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a similarly clocked processor but runs on Android v4.2 Jelly Bean version. The Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a Mali-400 graphics while the Lumia 925 comes with an Adreno 225. Also the Galaxy S4 Zoom comes with a better 1.5 GB RAM and thus has an added advantage in this segment.
Nokia Lumia 925 boasts an 8.7MP PureView rear camera and a 1.3MP camera on the front side of the body, the primary camera is supported by a dual LED flash. The tech world has already seen the performace of the Nokia PureView technology and has given a thumbs up to that.
On the other hand the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, as the name suggests touts a massive 16 megapixels rear camera with a Xenon flash and 1.9MP front facing camera. Thus, camera specswise Galaxy S4 Zoom is definitely the one to be opted, but we still have to review the device to see how the picture quality is superior.
In here, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom houses an 8 GB internal storage with a microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB. On the other hand, Nokia Lumia 925 comes with an internal storage capacity of 16GB but no microSD slot. Rather the Lumia handset comes with a 7GB Skydrive cloud storage facility. But at the same time, Galaxy S4 Zoom also comes with a 50GB Dropbox space. So the take is yours.
Connectivity options in Nokia Lumia 925 and Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom are quite similar that include GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and NFC.
Dimension and Battery
Nokia Lumia 925 is quite handy measures 129 x 70.6 x 8.5 mm and weighs lighter at 139 g while the Galaxy S4 Zoom is quite thicker in size measuring 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm and thus weighs more than Lumia 925 at 208 g. So you will need a bigger pocket to carry the Samsung heavyweight.
Battery life specs are similar, as Nokia Lumia 925 is powered by a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery and the Galaxy S4 Zoom is powered by a little higher Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery. But GizBot will come with a detailed review on the battery performance after the battery test in our lab.
Although, both the devices have a different OS running inside them but other specs are quite competitive. Of course, Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom seems to have a better camera, battery and a greater RAM to its advantage.
Also, the camera will come sporting many features including SMART features like Smart mode suggest, Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot and also Best face, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Rich tone (HDR), Panorama, Waterfall, Animated photo, Drama, Eraser, Sound & Shot, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace and the revolutionary Zoom ring.
Lets also not forget the Galaxy S4 features included in the handset, which includes the Touchwiz UI, Story Album, Samsung Link and Samsung Hub.
On the other hand, Lumia 925 has the advantage of having a bit larger screen and is a tough rival against the former when it comes to camera segment.
The handset camera features include Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Exposure compensation, Geotagging, Optical image stabilization, Backside-illuminated image sensor, Automatic photo upload to web services, Full resolution photo and video upload, Creative Studio, 6-lens optics, Nokia Smart Camera, Cinemagraph lens, Panorama lens, Bing vision and PhotoBeamer and a lot more.
On the other hand, comparing the Windows 8 Phone and Android Jelly Bean platforms, there will definitely be a number of pros and cons, but the unit sales will depend on the pricing of both the handsets. Hope Nokia and Samsung is listening.