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iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S3 vs. Lumia 920: spec by spec rundown

By Julio Franco ยท 63 replies
Sep 12, 2012
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  1. Apple's latest and greatest phone is finally out of the cage. The iPhone 5 went throught millimetric scrutiny the weeks and months ahead its release and as it turns out, most of the late rumors we'd heard about a larger...

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  2. Just realized, my One X International has not only quad core, but also 32gb storage. No wonder it comes second to the S3...
  3. So let the battle begin
  4. Uvindu

    Uvindu TS Booster Posts: 120

    This maybe a dumb question but besides the App-Store, why would anyone choose the iPhone 5 over the Lumia 920? I personally think that not only does the Lumia 920 have better specs, but it definitely looks much better than the iPhone. I mean, the overall look of the iPhone has hardly changed it was first released...
  5. mojorisin23

    mojorisin23 TS Booster Posts: 154   +48

    The specs don't look better on the Lumia. it had .7 MP more on the camera and sllightly (unnoticable) more PPI of 6. but its .5 in bigger (which for me is a negative. I liked the 3.5in iphone better than a 4"), weighs 50% more, runs on windows (huge negative for me). and for me the biggest issue is that both don't have a micro SD. thats the biggest crime here...
  6. cwc9001

    cwc9001 TS Rookie

    I was already planning on getting the Lumia 920 this comparison just reinforced my decision
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  7. In the world of cars, did you know Hyundai has A TON of better specs then Lexus?

    Moral of this story: don't judge on specs alone, you will be disappointed. The whole package counts.
  8. Lumia 920 has better lcd better touch sensetivity and camera lens beside it is more attractive galaxy s3 is good phone also..
  9. Uvindu

    Uvindu TS Booster Posts: 120

    Okay, I see you point and as always it always boils down to personal preferance... I guess I'm probably a Microsoft & Nokia Fanboy... :D

    I like the Windows Phone OS, especially coz I know VB.Net and Windows phone is the only platform, of the 3, I can easily code for and make apps. Also I like the Lumia's design and I personally am bored with apples design... I also love the AMOLed display on the Lumia, and it's a great big positive for me. As for size, it is not a negative for me, and I don't mind the screen size or the weight, becoz despite it being heavier, it won't be a brick... :D but again that's personal preference in the end. I do agree that the lack of Micro SD slot is a major weakness in both... (sigh)
  10. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 301   +62

    Sounds like someone just realized the iphone is lagging in the smartphone race!

    For real though, I think given those specs the iphone should have a much better battery life. That being said, I don't know about the other phones, but the galaxy s3's battery lasts all day on automatic brightness. Besides that it's an awesome phone in general. After using it the iphone's 4" would just be inadequate for me. Conclusion: I'd stick with the galaxy s3 even if it weren't half the price of the iphone.

    I am interested to see how the Lumia is though.
  11. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,703   +171

    Have you actually used a larger phone for any length of time? When I switched from the iPhone 4 to the SGS3 it took a couple of days to get used to the change from a 3.5 to 4.8 inch screen, especially trying to use the phone with one hand but once you do get used to it, 3.5 inch screens just seem way too small.
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  12. Was thinking of getting the s3 but the lumia is tempting, iphone wouldnt even think of getting one....
  13. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,057   +1,491

    Interesting. Looks like iPhone is not necessarily the big boy on the block any longer from just a specs standpoint. The only other criteria you'd really need to look at is amount of apps available. Which I believe goes to the iPhone, but Android is catching up fast.

    And I had no idea Metacritic rated phones....
  14. darkzelda

    darkzelda TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +143

    Nokia is going to get my money this time! I'm coming from a Samsung Galaxy Ace and the change it's going to be awesome, Nokia's phone looks simply amazing in both specs and design.
    Uvindu likes this.
  15. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 398   +17

    iPhone's `other` box: Airplay ;)
  16. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,263   +1,717

    Everybody says lumia lumia lumia, but they forgot that windows phone 8 is still it's infancy and it will probably be another year or two before it will even come close to what u can do on IOS6 or Android (at least 2 years for the important apps to be ported). Updates galore for win8.
    I also want a good windows phone but I'll probably wait at least another generation to see how things look and I'll have a much better understanding of the differences between the 3 platforms.
  17. scorpian007

    scorpian007 TS Enthusiast Posts: 52   +18

    I agree, I also went from the iPhone 4 to the SGS3 and it took me about a week to get used to the bigger size but now any other phone feels tiny in comparison. I can't wait for the Lumia 920 :)
  18. The S3 wins this by a mile...No SD card slot for any other phone ? Bluetooth 3.1 on the Lumia, really ? Btw if Apple is bragging about their phone is like your being happy for doing something second !
  19. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    I don't think you have a true understanding of what WP7 can do, let alone WP8. Your statement is far off. You should read up on the OS's a little bit more before you say something like that. App count is the only major advantage iOS has over windows os, still WOS has most of iphone's top apps.
  20. Though I've always hated Apple, I've secretly thought the Iphone was a better product than any Android phone...until the S3 came out. I thought the new Iphone 5 would once again put iOS in front of Android... I'm relieved, that for once, I don't think it will. I'm thoroughly underwhelmed by the new iPhone
  21. Now what if Apple wins and the Samsung Galaxy S III does get banned in the US. hmmmm
  22. I want the Xiaomi Mi2 with a 4.3" IPS screen @1280x720, a 1.5GHz Quad Core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, a 8MP Camera, and running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean! Plus it is gorgeous, just need to update the ROM at the miuiandroid website, and this phone destroys all the competition. Not to mention it is cheaper than the competition too. Although it's only launching in October (definitely going to sell out) and having to order from China means it may only be the middle of November when I receive it. :/
  23. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,861   +1,142

    That is what Apple counts on. Now, they have a gravy train...all NEW accessories, new docks, new cords, new everything. Win win for Apple. Until the rabid fans wake up and see what is going on, Apple will continue to milk that cow.

    "Most Apple fans won't look past the iPhone 5"
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  24. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,649   +414

    The Lumia has nice specs. The only great advantage of the iPhone is the App Store and the OS which is really an opinion since it depends if you like iOS or not.
  25. Butch

    Butch TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    I'm going with the Lumia 920 I think. Have a 900 now and love it. Come on Nokia/Microsoft, release it already!

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