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Published on February 18th, 2013 | by Guest Writer

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Can A Lumia Beat A Galaxy? The Nokia Lumia 920 Vs. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus

When you’re deciding to buy a new 3G phone, one of the biggest decisions that you can make is which operating system you want to use. Apple’s iPhone system and the Android operating system are by far the most popular choices, because they’re sleek, fast and easy to use. The Windows system, on the other hand, isn’t quite so popular. This is mostly because older incarnations of the system were clunky and hard to use. However, the new Windows 8 system is actually really good, far easier to use and much faster than its predecessors. But does that mean that a Windows 8 phone can compete against an Android? We think that it does, so we decided to put it to the test. We took the Nokia Lumia 920, a Windows 8 phone, and put it to the test against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which runs Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. If you’re in the market for either of these devices, you might want to read on to find out how they compare, and which one is the better buy…

Why You Should Get the Nokia Lumia 920…

The Lumia has a few real advantages. It is the faster phone, coming with a 1500 MHz processor, rather than the slower 1200 MHz processor on the Nexus, making it more powerful, snappier and more responsive. It also has the better camera, since the Lumia is equipped with an 8.7 MP cam as opposed to the 5 MP device on the Nexus, meaning that photos taken on the Lumis are better quality and have more fine detail. The Lumia has a lot more internal storage, it has 32 GB of internal memory versus 16 GB on the Samsung. That means you can store double the amount of music, photos, data and games on your Nokia. The battery life is better too. The Lumia averages twenty per cent more talk time and forty per cent more stand by time per battery charge cycle than the Nexus, resulting in you charging your battery less often. Finally, the display quality is also a little better. The Lumia has around ten per cent higher screen resolution and ten per cent more PPI (pixels per inch) making for a picture that’s clearer and crisper than that on the Nexus.

What Can the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Do?

Not an awful lot when compared to the Lumia. You do get access to more apps, since the Android App Market has around seven times more available apps to download than the Windows Phone Marketplace. The Nexus also comes in smaller, thinner and lighter than the Lumia, which is pretty impressive considering that they have the same screen size.

Which One Should I Get?

The Windows phone really does take this one. The Nokia Lumia 920 is just a better phone for your money, it’s faster, has more storage space and a better camera. Add in a better screen, and you’ve definitely got a bargain. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is nice, but it’s nowhere near as good as the Lumia.

Phil Turner has a basic 3G phone and is very happy with the features it has.

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