Specs Comparison: iPhone 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S III vs. Nokia Lumia 920


The dust has settled. We now know how the iPhone 5 looks and what features it offers.  Some may have been underwhelmed by the iPhone 5 but some see it as the best smartphone to have ever been created.  The king of the Android platform is undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy S III, and more than a few say it is the best smartphone right now, not the iPhone 5.   The debate between Apple fans and Android fans will continue to rage on for the next few months but people will still never really agree as to which phone is the best.

For now, what we can do is compare the specs and think about what these phones can offer.  In case you have forgotten, the other new smartphone in the block is the Nokia Lumia 920.  It is the best phone in the Windows Phone ecosystem and it’s nice to see how it stacks up against the best of the iOS and Android platforms.

Here now is the specs comparison between the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Nokia Lumia 920.

iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S III vs. Lumia 920 

Apple iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy S III

Nokia Lumia 920

Operating system iOS 6 Android 4.0.4 with TouchWiz UI Windows Phone 8
Screen size 4 inches 4.8 inches 4.5 inches
Resolution 1,136 x 640 pixels (326ppi) 1,280 x 720 pixels (306ppi) 1,280 x 768 pixels (331ppi)
Screen type IPS Retina Display Super AMOLED HD PureMotion HD+ IPS LCD
Internal storage 16 / 32 / 64GB 16 / 32 / 64GB 32GB
External storage None MicroSD None
Rear camera 8MP, LED flash, f/2.4 8MP, AF, LED flash, f/2.6 8.7MP, AF, LED flash, f/2.0
Video capture 1080p 1080p 1080p
Processor Apple A6; Unspecified speed and cores 1.4GHz, quad-core Exynos 4412 1.5GHz, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM 8960
GPU Unspecified Mali-400MP Adreno 225
RAM Unspecified 1GB; 2GB in some variants 1GB
Front-facing camera 1.2MP; 720p video capture 2MP 1.3MP
NFC No Yes Yes
LTE Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.0 v4.0 v3.1
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n
Dimensions 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches 5.39 x 2.80 x 0.34 inches 5.12 x 2.79 x 0.42 inches
Weight 112g 133g 185g
Battery Unspecified size; up to 8 hours talk time (LTE), 10 hours (WiFi);Non-removable 2,100mAh (user removable) 2,000mAh (non-removable)


There is no clear winner in this comparison since each smartphone has something better to offer.  The iPhone 5, for example, is the lightest at only 122g, bu the Samsung Galaxy S III has the most to offer with NFC feature, microSD expansion, removable battery, not to mention it has the largest screen in the bunch.  The Nokia Lumia 920, on the other hand, has the best pixel density at 336ppi, higher than the iPhone 5’s 326ppi Retina display and it also offers NFC which the iPhone 5 lacks.  In terms of specs, therefore, the Samsung Galaxy S III is slightly ahead of the rest.   Now all you need to think about is the operating system and the ecosystem.

Which one is the best for you?  Share your thoughts in the comments section. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.


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