Device prize match: Lumia 920 Vs The Galaxy Note 2


I have always been a Nokia fan since childhood because it was great having a Nokia phone, my favorites were E series any of them was good for me. But when Andriod came on the market, i went in to a dilemma, i liked Google Play Store  and its ability for me to add any applications i needed than Ovi store on Symbian.

As of today i own a Samsung Galaxy Note 2  but as a favorite toy to a child Nokia still does that to me;  i was intrigued to know if i had the best phone on the market and if not, i shouldn’t be happy and comfortable but aim for the best.

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I decided to do a little digging as most of my Tech friends were at Serena Hotel reviewing the new products from Nokia sponsored by Mtn Uganda.  Among the reviewed was the Lumia 920. (You can follow the proceeding on this hash tag #MyNokiaAtMTN.)

My research lead me to comparing my now phone and a phone from a brand i loved, actually may still love. The table below is a comparison between the two phones from  Esato.


Samsung Galaxy Note II


Nokia Lumia 920

Manufacture Samsung Nokia
Model Galaxy Note II Lumia 920
Form factor Block Block
Weight 180 gram 185 gram
Size (HxWxD) 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4mm 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7mm
Operating System Android 4.1 Windows Phone 8
Networks 2G
850, 900, 1800, 1900
850, 900, 1900, 2100
850, 900, 1800, 1900
850, 900, 1900, 2100
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
UMTS Yes Yes
HSPA+ Yes No
LTE (4G light) Yes Yes
WLAN / Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes Yes
SMS Yes Yes
MMS Yes Yes
Email Yes Yes
HDMI out No No
USB port Yes Yes
MHL Yes No
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0 3.1
DLNA Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Glonass Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
IrDA No No
3.5 mm audio connector Yes Yes
Camera Yes Yes
Camera resolution 8 megapixel, auto focus, BSI sensor, geo tagging 8.7 megapixels
Image Stabilization Yes Yes
BSI sensor Yes Yes
Camera Flash/Light Yes Yes
Flash type LED Dual Pulse LED
Video recording Yes Yes
Video capture resolution 1080p 1080p
Second Camera 1.9 megapixels, BSI sensor NA
Display size 5.5 inches 4.5 inches
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Colour display Yes Yes
Number of colours 16,000,000 16,700,000
Display resolution (WxH) 720 x 1280 pixels 768 x 1280 pixels
PPI 267 332
Second Display NA NA
CPU 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 Cortex-A9 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 225
Memory 2 GB RAM. 16/32/64 GB internal storage. Expandable up to 64 GB using microSD card 1 GB
Micro SIM Yes Yes
Dual SIM No No
MP3 Yes Yes
Ringtones / Music file format MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, OGG, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, WAV MP3, ACC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, WMA10
Java No No
Games Yes, downloadable Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Power management
Battery 3100 mAh 2000 mAh
Standby time (h) NA 400
Talktime (m) NA 1020
Wireless Charging No Yes
Browser Android HTML Webkit Internet Explorer 10
Calendar Yes Yes
Voicedialing Yes Yes
Predictive text Yes Yes
RSS reader Yes Yes
Voicememo Yes Yes
PC Synchronization Yes Yes
SyncML Yes Yes