With the iPhone 5 slowly creeping in one corner, the Galaxy SIII creating huge waves and Nokia’s Lumia 920 hyping the smartphone battleground, decisions will again be harder and for the most of us, sleepless nights are anticipated.
Smartphones as a whole is indeed a blessing and it brings with them all the right tools to make our lives easier, faster and closer. But what is really the best handheld device in the market? We may have our own different take on this issue and it is safe to say that we may go with one product because of the fact that we’ve had some of their products before and wholeheartedly enjoyed it. But as far as competition goes, it is as stiff as a stick. Below are some of the necessary specs of the iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the soon to be released Nokia Lumia 920.
The iPhone 5 comes in at 123.8×58.6×7.6mm; the SIII is at 137x71x8.6mm and 130.3×70.8×10.7mm for the Lumia 920. The iPhone 5 will be slimmer and sleeker than its two competitors and for a smartphone to be thin and compact; it’s definitely a nod of approval.
Weight / Screen
Apple’s new baby weighs in at 112g with a screen size of 4inches while Samsung’s darling deals 133g with a 4.8inch screen and Nokia’s angel carries 185g plus a 4.5inches of screen display. Load wise, the iPhone 5 is looking good while the SIII stands out in screen size.
While some of us want to have a double whammy on things, having a larger display screen is useful especially when you’re talking about multimedia versatility.
The iPhone 5 will don an IPS Retina Display, Super AMOLED HD for the Samsung Galaxy SIII and PureMotion HD+IPS LCD for the Nokia Lumia 920. This will depend on the user but the Lumia 920 is representing Nokia’s flag with its own distinct flair.
Both the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy SIII will have three options: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB while the Nokia Lumia 920 comes in a 32GB variant. Only the SIII has external storage via MicroSDXC. We’ll have to go with Samsung as far as storage is concerned.
8megapixel, LED flash for the iPhone 5; 8megapixel with Auto Focus and LED flash for the SIII; 8.7megapixel with Auto Focus and LED flash for the Lumia 920. The difference here is just a mere 0.7megapixel but it goes a long way especially for photo fanatics. Another issue is the aperture: 2.4 for the iPhone 5, 2.6 for the Samsung Galaxy SIII and 2.0 for the Lumia 920.
iPhone will sport a 1.2megapixel with 720p video capture while the Samsung Galaxy SIII will have 2megapixels and 1.3megapixels for the Nokia Lumia 920. Video calls call for a decent front facing camera and if you’re one of those who fancy face to face conversations, the iPhone 5 is for you.
CPU, RAM and Operating System
Apple has yet to say about the iPhone 5’s A6 CPU but it will be twice as fast as the iPhone 4S (Apple A5 Dual-core). The Galaxy SIII carries a quad-core 1.4GHz processor while the Lumia 920 comes in with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. As for the Operating Systems of the trio, the iPhone 5 will have the latest iOS 6 while the Samsung Galaxy SIII will suit an Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 and is upgradeable to 4.1 or Jelly Bean and for the Nokia Lumia 920; it runs on a Windows Phone 8 platform.
All of them will have their own specifics and the usual advantages and disadvantages but then again, all of the platforms will ultimately be user friendly once you get the hang of things.
iPhone 5 VS iPhone 4S
The only diving line between two of Apple’s priced devices is its processor (Apple A6 for the iPhone 5; Dual-core A5 for the iPhone 4S), front facing camera (1.2megapixels for the iPhone 5; VGA for the iPhone 4S), display (4inch for the iPhone 5; 3.5inch for the iPhone 4S), 4G LTE support and vital stats with the iPhone 5 being slimmer and more petite. On the overall, the iPhone 5 is an iPhone 4S with a makeover.
But as far as having the best smartphone on hand, your decision and recommendation is as good as anybody’s as of the moment. Unless you have all three units, individual prediction and verdict comes to own preferences.