Samsung Galaxy S Vs Nokia Lumia 920

The android OS in the recent few years has shown some out of the box features in our devices and they are rightly known as smartphones as it really has taken our mobile experience to a level where none of us would have imagined it to be. Other OS like blackberry, Nokia’s MeeGo, Samsung’s bada and Microsoft’s windows hasn’t been able to come out as exciting as android. The butter like performance, fast prospering, lots of customizations available and enormous apps, all has made android stand in presence of its other rivals and undoubtedly, android is today’s winner.

In September 2012, Nokia released Lumia 920 after the success of its previous members which runs on the Microsoft’s latest windows 8, which was released in October 2012. We are also aware of success of the Samsung’s Galaxy S which packs fluent and powerful features at an affordable price. Will Lumia find its way out in andro-obsessed world? Who will win the rival? Let’s find out questions to all your answers.

Features Comparison Between Samsung Galaxy S & Nokia Lumia 920

Body And Design

Samsung Galaxy S has nothing new to offer in terms of its look and built and looks almost identical to its brother Galaxy S2 with few inches smaller. It is a similar rectangular member with rounded curves at the edges, stainless steel trim and Samsung’s typical flat plastic back. At the bottom, it has a home screen button and two gestures controlled buttons. While on the other hand, Lumia 920 has no similarities in look.

Samsung Galaxy S design

It has got sturdy built of a polycarbonate unibody shell and offers welcome changes if you are bored from Samsung’s traditional look of rectangular smartphones.Galaxy S weighs around 119g while Lumia weighs quite heavy at 189g and Nokia has managed it to be heavier even than Samsung’s large sized Galaxy Note-2. Galaxy S can be handled and carried more comfortably than Lumia 920.

Galaxy S has a physical home screen button at the bottom and two other gesture controlled buttons while Lumia features three capacitive touch buttons.If you are ready to compensate the heavy weight of Nokia Lumia 920 than Lumia completely overtakes Galaxy S because of its strong built and premium design.

Display And Size

With 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm (4.82 x 2.53 x 0.39 in), Samsung galaxy S is more sleek and slim than Lumia as Lumia measures 130.3 x 70.8 x 10.7 mm, 99 cc (5.13 x 2.79 x 0.42 in) and is a few inches thick. Galaxy S has a 4-inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels density and Corning Gorilla Glass protection above the display. The overall display of the Galaxy S is amazing, sharp colors and great brightness even in the outdoor.

Display And Size

Here Lumia can do some serious damage to the Galaxy S. With its consistent 4.5-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and has a pixel density of 332 pi which is excellent and is the best available in the market after HTC’s 8X. The device has corning glass 2 protection with Pure-motion HD and clear black display and the touch even works with gloves which makes it really exciting to use.

Here also Lumia 920 is a clear winner. With its seamless touch-screen quality, more contrast and sharp pixels, rich colors and a larger HD screen completely knocks out Samsung’s Galaxy S.


Samsung Galaxy runs on the android 2.3(Gingerbread) which is not the latest version of the android with jelly bean already in the market. It is punched with Hummingbird chipset and 1 GHz Cortex-A8 processor which is good for Gingerbread but not the best for its upgrade to ICS.

The device is packed with all other necessary and available android features that you would love to have in a smartphone. Sensors like Accelerometer, proximity, compass, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and offers many exciting apps and games on Google play store built for gingerbread.


Lumia 920 consists of Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon and Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU which says it all for its fast and smooth performance. You can easily work on multiple apps and play high graphical games easily without waiting and you device will not disappoint you. It runs on latest windows platform, windows 8.

However you may feel boring on this platform as windows apps store doesn’t have much exciting games and apps as you will find in android. It also has sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. You can easily sync you data and files between your windows 8 powered laptop and smartphone and can be used an alternative for your laptop while travelling. Here again Lumia takes the control. Its processor is fast, powerful and more recent than Galaxy S.


Galaxy S comes with 8/16 GB variants with 512 RAM and memory can be expanded up to 32 GB with microSD card slot while Lumia comes with 32 GB on-board storage out of the box with 1GB RAM with not micro-SD card slot.


So there is no memory expansion option but with its fixed storage is more than enough to store your data and apps easily. Lumia again wins with its more built-in storage capacity and 1 GB RAM as compared to 512 in Galaxy S.

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Galaxy S on its back has a 5 MP camera and a VGA camera on its face. It can record videos of [email protected] and offers additional camera options like auto-focus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection.


While Lumia comes with 8 MP primary camera which can record videos up to [email protected] and a secondary camera of 1.3 MP which also can record videos up to [email protected] and has features like Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash.Well Lumia has got habit of winning and here also Galaxy S is nowhere near to Lumia.


Galaxy S is packed with Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery while Lumia comes with Non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery and also supports wireless-charging which is an advanced technology and comes only in few devices.

Price Of Samsung Galaxy S & Nokia Lumia 920

Galaxy S is prices at $ 376.042. while Lumia comes at a high price tag of $ 676.675. Galaxy S comes in black color only and Lumia is available in white, black, yellow and blue color options.


If you are ready to spend a few more pennies, wants the latest technology and can compensate on weight and apps, we will advise you Lumia 920 as it has got everything just perfect and taste a bit different from all traditional android mobiles. But if you an android lover and wants all features at an affordable price, go for Galaxy S.