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

By Julio Franco · 63 replies
Sep 12, 2012
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  1. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +235

    Does anybody feel like an The Galaxy S3 is nothing but a Galaxy S2 HD lol
  2. bmendonc

    bmendonc TS Rookie

    The stats on the galaxy sIII lie, it is going to be running google 4.1 jelly bean
  3. bmendonc

    bmendonc TS Rookie

    completely right, I went from a zune hd to a nook color, I tried going back, but I will never manage it
  4. otester

    otester TS Rookie Posts: 43

    Should have included GPU comparison as well.

    Techspot fail!
  5. What the smart guys seem to be missing, or don't wish to acknowledge, is the HUGE PC installed based (Office and Home) that Windows 8 and Windows 8 Phone tie together. We are waiting for the release to get on board. All Windows 8 Phone has to be is a equal competitor.
  6. otester

    otester TS Rookie Posts: 43

    No ones going to be using W8 thought since it sucks ***.
  7. I would never touch an apple - only because I'm not a walled garden type of person

    I have enjoyed having an adroid device although initially it was not the best because so many things ere changing and therefore unstable - this is slowly dying down as the platform matures

    I will give windows 8 a look - not because I like MS but because if it is able to provide MS Office integration then that for me will be a huge selling point - no android office compatibility product can substitute for native MS Office
    JohnnyStone likes this.
  8. otester

    otester TS Rookie Posts: 43

    Surely if you need MS Office you'll want a laptop?
  9. JohnnyStone

    JohnnyStone TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +27


    Surely if you need MS Office you'll want a laptop?[/quote]

    I have an iPad type bluetooth keyboard that I use with Motorola Razr XT910 (Android). When I go to meetings, I do not take my laptop with. I use King's Office and Quick Office. I would also like the option for MS Office because in that they are still "king".

    I would not go for the Samsung S3 just because of the really flimsy back cover. I chose the Motorola because it was the best value for money by far. It is also very strong and splash proof. If money was not an problem, I would rather go for the One-X. I really believe HTC is a good company and the OneX does not disappoint. The new Motorola Razr will also be a great choice.

    I wanted to get a Nokia Lumia 800 but the price was just ridiculous compared to the Motorola and MS made me angry for not upgrading Windows 7 devices. I still think that MS' OS will be the best. Android still lags in quite a few areas, even against much older Windows 6.1 and 6.5 devices. The calender of Android is not as great as Outlook. You cannot set an appointment's priority like in Outlook. If you use smart actions to set your phone on vibrate, you will miss calls when just having a pick nick. Even my old HTC Touch2 had this option in Outlook. Google has been busy with its calender for years and still no luck. I use Business Calender which has this (only free and busy though) but there is not option for smart actions. Before ICS, I struggle to get Bluetooth to work seemlesly - bluetooth worked fine with my very old Moto Q9H.

    Android has one other major problem and that is proper syncing with Outlook. The best options with Android is either to use MyPhone Explorer or to just use Google Calender. Neither compares with good old MS Active Sync. Google Calender is inferior to Outlook.

    iPhone? Not for me... Just one word: "propriety" Apple hates standards except their own! They won't share one piece of the cake. They want it all. If they would get 80% of the market (like Intel) they would demolish everything. If they would be the only computer company left in the world, well then maybe I will use an abacus and pen and paper. They have the big bully mentality.

    The 920 looks to be great but the price will be too high. I also had very bad experiences with Nokia's service in the past. They stole two phones from me. One was the 6210 which were known for giving many problems. Mine did as well and they said it was water damage. It was not near any water ever. They gave the same error report on another phone of mine which never went near water. In contrast, my HTC Touch2 lay in a sewage drain for three hours with a charged battery. It was dead, but after a good cleaning, I used it for another year and a half. It even fell into a bath once during that time. Great phone.

    My other issue with MS is of course the lack of apps. I needed a good Bible program and nothing on MS works like And Bible or My Sword. Even iPhone cannot compete here. Yes, they support Logos, but it costs a fortune. So it all boils down to what you need the phone for. For me, Android is by far the best choice even if MS might technically be better. What does it help if you have a great Roll's Royce but without a steering?
  10. JohnnyStone

    JohnnyStone TS Enthusiast Posts: 64   +27

    iPhone usually wins this one with S3 not a close second. For me this is not crucial. I do not buy a phone for playing games all day. My Motorola Razr (not a great GPU) does just fine in 3D for me. I sometimes play Raging Thunder which is nice and smooth.
  11. Jbucko

    Jbucko TS Rookie Posts: 33

    It is sad and kinda funny to see how many people hate and rage about apple.

    Apple does have the inferior phone but they are wining when it comes to OS they have to much of a head start. More apps, more stable unix based OS, better reputation, better ease of use. Coming out first has given them the time to tune there operating system.

    It is also sad to see people jump straight to the iphone just because it is an iphone. I only got my iphone casue of the OS and the fact that I have been rolling the iphone since OS 2.0 before there even was a andriod. Due to the recent product releaces I have lost my faith in the companies ingenuity. I perdict the slow down fall of the company, once their good name loses its intergity, just like the last time that steve jobs left the company.

    My next phone will most likely not be an iphone I only buy the best product out there and the iphone is no longer the best phone out there
  12. Yeah the the camera difference is huge. I the lumia 920 has a picture stabilization that is only on the lumia 920 and high end cameras. Also the screen can work with gloves on which the Iphone cant.
  13. davelahoud

    davelahoud TS Rookie

    I'd like to offer my honest opinion as an iPhone 4 user.

    It's so cute how much people drool over the already outdated iPhone 5. It came out shouting this and that about how great it is; flaunting nothing but old hardware, anorexic tendancys and a buggy "upgraded" OS - all the while phones like the S3 looked down at it from their perch of ACTUAL smartphone advancement, amused at it's false ideas of self superiority . 

    Don't mistake me for a long time Apple-hater. Ive owned the 3G and still own and use the 4. Once it used to be the best phone you could buy, and by a considerable margin too. It used to cut clearly through the other phones available and stand out from the crowd, at least in my opinion.

    But  sadly Apple isn't doing anything new or impressive anymore. Claiming it to being the thinnest and  "most beautiful" is not an upgrade. There's nothing new - nothing cutting edge. People want proper upgrades for their money. A faster chip, and slightly taller screen, a new dock connecter, reduced weight - its all really quite poor. Sure it might be a good for someone who wants a new smartphone and isn't fussed about outdated technology - but thats it. This Lumia has eclipsed it in almost every facet and no-one can deny the usability of the redesigned OS. I personally feel it would be very refreshing. 

    Ive used the S3 too and it's a great phone to use. It immediately made my phone and its successors; the 4S and 5, look behind with the times.

    I was very sorry to see the iPhone 5 rumours to be mostly true because they fell far short of what Apples new phone could have been. I like iOS, and as a Jailbreaker since day 1,  ill be sorry to say goodbye to it as I find it to be unbelievably familiar and  comfortable. I've always said that if I couldn't Jailbreak iOS, I wouldn't have an iPhone but now I feel like all  that is a bit old and wearing. As proficient and practiced as I am at JB, I'd like to not have to go to the trouble of it to acquire and free up features that many other OS' and phones offer. For me and I'm sure for many others who want their dollars worth, the iPhone has lost its allure and leading appeal with the release of the 5 and iOS 6.

     It has long been my opinion that Apple strongest point in it's software is its developer database. It's AppStore ecosystem is massive and well backed by many developers. It's clear that if the Windows OS does suffer from one particular deficiency, its the lack of such a vast developer front that the AppStore has, and the way to success is generating apps for the Lumia and OS.

    Wireless charging, NFC, great internal hardware for power and impressively proven camera, a better screen almost every way and much more - the spec's speak for themselves and now the OS does too.

     It's release only solidified my desire to go with a different phone maker, and right now the Lumia 920 is calling my name. 
  14. I guess the most obvious reply to this is: I don't really like the sound of people knowing when I am reading their messages or have opened them, but then I like to be able to deny getting said messages, point being, why would you want people to know what you are up to all the time it is creepy and stalkerish and not really a selling point for me, It would be nice to get a WP8 phone though but being only 1 provider in Australia we are likely to be extorted out of wads for the 920.

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