Nokia Lumia 920 pricing is higher than Galaxy S3: still worth to buy the Lumia?

According to the news from CNET, now we have known that Nokia has priced its new Lumia 920 smartphone up to 25 percent higher than strong competitor Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S3, giving a surprise to all of the consumers. Many analysts were expecting the new Nokia Lumia 920 to be priced somewhere below Samsung Galaxy S3, in order to catch the Competitor, such as Apple, Samsung.

Nokia unveiled the Lumia 920 few days ago, and will have a November release date. So far at least, the Nokia Lumia 920 might be the most interesting choice when it comes to picking up a soon-to-be-launched Windows Phone 8 device, beat the Samsung and HTC window 8 phone device.

A lot of people were confused that why the device is more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy S3?  "Hardware-wise they are pretty similar, it would be hard for Nokia to justify that extra cost to consumers," said Ovum analyst Nick Dillon. Windows Phone is still largely an unknown to consumers - they would probably expect to pay less if they are taking a risk."

According to the report on Reuters, Swedish carriers will sell the new phone for a price estimated to be $860 per unit, excluding subsidies, as compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3, which goes for about $681, at one of the leading online phone stores in Europe. In Italy, the new Nokia Lumia will be trading at $770, while Samsung Galaxy S3 will trade at the same price as Sweden.

So here let’s try to give an answer to this problem by compared the two superphone, including the Specs and features comparison.  

Display (Screen): Nokia Lumia 920 is measured with a 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ display, resolution of 1,280x768 that boasts a much higher ppi and sharper colors, and weighs 185g. For Samsung, their Galaxy S3 device features a 4.8-inches Super AMOLED HD display. The resolution stands at 1,280x720, and weighs less at 133g.  Winner:  Nokia Lumia 920 

Processor, RAM: The processor in the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the quad core Exynos 1.4GHz Cortex A9 in the international version. In the US version this is the Snapdragon S4 dual core at 1.5GHz. This is around the same clock speed as the processor in the Nokia Lumia, 920 the Qualcomm MSM8960 dual core Snapdragon 1.5GHz Krait processor. 1GB RAM is there on both the models. Winner: Draw

Camera: The camera on Samsung Galaxy S3 is 8 megapixels, while Nokia is 8.7 megapixels. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the edge in regards to the front camera at 1.9 megapixels, while the Lumia 920 has a 1.3 megapixel front camera. But with the PureView technology, the Lumia 920 rear camera performs better in low light shots. Winner: Nokia Lumia 920

Storage: The Samsung Galaxy S3 has support for SD card up to 64GB while the Nokia Lumia 920 lacks this option. Internally the S3 comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions while the Lumia 920 has just the 32GB option.  Winner: Samsung galaxy S3

Battery: The Lumia 920 has a 2000mAh battery and the Samsung Galaxy S3 a 2100mAh. The winner here is the S3 by a slight margin. But Nokia Lumia 920 uses wireless charging, which other smartphones have never used before.

Both of the devices have support for 2G and 3G and also 4G LTE, NFC.


By comparison, it seems the Lumia 920 offers more to the consumer. In fact, there are even news form CNET consider the Lumia 920 is better than the iPhone 5. May be that’s why Samsung galaxy S3 is cheaper than the Lumia 920. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide.

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