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

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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 systemiOS 6Android 4.0.4 with TouchWiz UIWindows Phone 8
Screen size4 inches4.8 inches4.5 inches
Resolution1,136 x 640 pixels (326ppi)1,280 x 720 pixels (306ppi)1,280 x 768 pixels (331ppi)
Screen typeIPS Retina DisplaySuper AMOLED HDPureMotion HD+ IPS LCD
Internal storage16 / 32 / 64GB16 / 32 / 64GB32GB
External storageNoneMicroSDNone
Rear camera8MP, LED flash, f/2.48MP, AF, LED flash, f/2.68.7MP, AF, LED flash, f/2.0
Video capture1080p1080p1080p
ProcessorApple A6; Unspecified speed and cores1.4GHz, quad-core Exynos 44121.5GHz, dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM 8960
GPUUnspecifiedMali-400MPAdreno 225
RAMUnspecified1GB; 2GB in some variants1GB
Front-facing camera1.2MP; 720p video capture2MP1.3MP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band802.11 a/b/g/n
Dimensions4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches5.39 x 2.80 x 0.34 inches5.12 x 2.79 x 0.42 inches
BatteryUnspecified size; up to 8 hours talk time (LTE), 10 hours (WiFi);Non-removable2,100mAh (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.

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  2. Feature wise, look and feel, and developer wise Lumia 920 with windows phone are the winners 

  3. Freakinratz Reply

    best because its SLEEK and CLASSY wow! specs wise sgs3 and lumia 920 simply eat iFail alive..

  4. Android is the future OS…sorry Nokia and apple you’re in chaos now!

  5. come to think of it. almost the same specs lang siya ng Sony Xperia V…
    but the Xperia V has the upper hand in terms of pixel density, camera, and even water-proofing.

  6. Markmarcelo0210 Reply

    Nokia Lumia 920 for the win! The dawn of Windows Phone is coming!

  7. Apple argues that it can do with technology like air play, what others do with nfc. After seeing how slick it worked when Nokia tapped the stereo with the phone to connect it, then just lay it on top to play music from the phone while it was charging, I was wry impressed.

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