The partnership between Nokia and Microsoft has given birth to the new Lumia series and reestablished the Finnish manufacturer as a player in the smartphone market. The Lumia 900 is the latest offering from the company, and promises to be an attractive device for most consumers. It still remains to be seen, however, whether the Lumia can stand up to a well-established behemoth like the Samsung Galaxy S3.

The following is a detailed comparison of the two devices – Nokia Lumia 900 & Samsung Galaxy S3

Dimensions and Form

Some speculate the Galaxy S3 will make changes to the design of the S2, if nothing else than to satisfy Apple’s teeming throng of angry lawyers. However, there is only so much one can alter with regard to smartphone design, and it wouldn’t surprise us to see little divergence from the previous model. The Nokia Lumia 900 has dimensions of 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm and weighs in at 160 grams. The poly-carbonate design is balanced and lightweight, but yet maintains the durability consumers have come to expect from Nokia.

Winner: Draw

Display Screen

The Nokia Lumia 900 is endowed with a 4.3-inch AMOLED Gorilla Glass touchscreen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. This amounts to a pixel density of 217 ppi. The Galaxy S3 is rumoured to offer a larger screen with 1280 x 720 resolution and 3D capability. Corning may also soon launch its next iteration of Gorilla Glass, and many experts believe it will be introduced with release of the Galaxy S3.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3

Processing Power and Storage

When compared to the Samsung Galaxy series, the Lumia 900 has little to offer in terms of raw power. Even the Galaxy S2 has the Nokia phone considerably beat. The Galaxy S3, meanwhile, only extends the gap between the two products, as rumours have it boasting a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Galaxy will be offered in 16GB or 32GB models with an upgradeable microSD slot.

Conversely, the Lumia 900 has a modest 1.4GHz Scorpion processor with 512MB RAM and an Adreno 205 GPU. It currently provides an adequate experience, but may quickly grow outdated as software begins to take advantage of higher end machines.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3

Operating System

Much was made between the marriage between Nokia and Microsoft, given the latter’s considerable hold on the OS market for traditional computers. The early returns were not promising, however, as Windows seemed ill-equipped for the demands of mobile devices. The new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, ameliorates many of the problems with the earlier version, and the app marketplace now offers over 60,000 products to customise your device.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 will be equipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and feature Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz overlay. The new software provides more efficient multi-tasking, better visuals, and new input methods such as speech to text.

Winner: Draw


The Nokia Lumia 900 has a primary 8MP camera with autofocus, a dual LED flash, and geo-tagging, and a 1.3MP secondary snapper. The camera is designed by acclaimed German manufacturer Carl Zeiss, and offers video stabilising features for 720p video recording. The Galaxy S3, on the other hand, will be equipped with an upgraded 12MP primary camera and 3MP secondary camera for video chat.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3

Conclusion :

The Samsung Galaxy S3 will be the one of the hottest devices of the coming year, and easily outperforms the Nokia Lumia 900. However, this is true of almost every smartphone currently on the market, and Nokia will likely find its niche by utilising the marketability of Windows Phone rather than raw specifications.

Author Byline : John Smith writes on behalf of – a UK broadband website.