Saturday, April 27, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 800

The competition between Mobile Phone brands as well as their respective Operating Systems, irrespective to the fact that whether they are using official or third part OS, but still the competition is said to be at its pinnacle point. Samsung Launched Galaxy S3 few days ago and if you are interested in knowing the enhancements, I’d suggest you to read Comparison between Samsung Galaxy S2 vs Samsung Galaxy S3. The Nokia Lumia 800 took the world by storm when it was released. With a killer combination of beauty and brains this handset became an instant hit in the markets and threatened to uproot the fame of the handsets that had been doing exceptionally well for a while. Here is a comparison between Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 800. Nokia also launched Lumia 900, but I haven’t managed to get my Hands on Lumia 900, So, I’m going to compare Galaxy S3 with Lumia 800.

Nokia Lumia 900 and Samsung S III Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 800 [Comparison]
1. Design
When I first saw the Nokia Lumia 800, I fell in love with it. It looks petite and the display of the handset is what attracted me the most. Another major plus of the handset is that it is available in a variety of colors. That is not the case with the Galaxy S3. But, the handset is much slimmer than the Nokia Lumia 800. But personally, Galaxy S3 isn’t looking as decent as Nokia Lumia 800 for sure, So my vote goes to Lumia 800.
  • Nokia Lumia 800 - 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 – 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

 2. Processor
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a Quad core ARM A9 Cortex processor with 1.4 GHz and the Nokia Lumia 800 has a single core processor with 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor, but it is evenly quicker and that is one of the most outstanding features of this handset. The Nokia Lumia outruns the Galaxy S3 when it comes to speed of the processor.
  • Nokia Lumia 800 – Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset and 1.4 GHz Scorpion Processor.
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 – Exynos 4212 Quad Chiptset and Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 Processor.
 3. Display
Nokia Lumia fails to leave an impact in this aspect as it has a 3.7 inch screen that feels elfin in front of the mammoth 4.9 inch touchscreen display of the Galaxy S3. The Nokia display is a Nokia ClearBlack display that has touch sensitive controls and is encased in Gorilla Glass. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a Super AMOLED Plus handset that is also got the Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection.  I’d like to go with Galaxy S3 without any hesitation in terms of Display Quality.
  • Nokia Lumia 800 – 480 x 800 pixels of display resolution and 3.7 inches of screen size (252 ppi)
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 – 720 x 1280 pixels of display resolution and 4.8 inches of screen size (306 ppi)
 4. Operating System
Nokia Lumia gets a grip over the Galaxy S3 as the Lumia is a Windows operating system based handset which gives some fresh feel for users. It is based on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system and this has been one of the most awaited operating systems of all times. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is based on the Android ICS 4 operating system which is the upgraded version of Honeycomb, but I believe people are vexed with iOS and Android OS and they are searching for some new operating systems. I must seriously admit that UI of Windows OS 7.5 Mango is really amazing, but it doesn’t compete with Android ICS 4, in terms of applications. With over few million applications, ICS4 still holds strong hand over Windows 7.5 Mango.
 5. Camera
The Nokia Lumia 800 as well as the Galaxy S3, have integrated 8MP rear facing cameras. Both the shooters are complemented by an LED Flash. The difference lies in the secondary camera, that is the front facing camera of the handsets, while the Galaxy S3 has a 2MP front facing camera that enables video calls, the Nokia Lumia 800 lacks a front facing camera and thus video calling is not really possible, which keeps on back hand.
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So, in the comparison between Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 800, it is clear that the Nokia Lumia has not done any harm to the reputation of the Galaxy S3, although it has managed to create a furor in the market with its entry. It obviously does not have features that are even near to that of the Galaxy S3 and the S3 manages to keep its position at least for next quarter.


  1. Nokia has launched their first ever Windows Phone 7 device. It’s Nokia’s Easier, Faster, Funner entry into the smartphone market. It has awesome features and specifications.
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  2. I just love my lumia 800 .