Galaxy Note 2: 151.1x80.5x9.4mm, 180g
Those with small hands will likely find it a little more difficult to hold in one hand than the average smartphone. But don’t be afraid, Galaxy Note 2 has an improved S-Pen support, which is revamped with rubber tip and enhanced touch response.
Lumia 920: 130.3x70.8x10.7mm, 185g, available in a wide range of vivid color options.
Galaxy Note 2 features a massive 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 267ppi., while On the other hand, Lumia 920 sports a 4.5 inch PureMotion HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 332ppi., better than the Galaxy Note 2.
Nokia’s ClearBlack tech boosts dark colours and contrasts on the phone while reducing glare in bright sunlight. Thanks to a fast refresh rate, Nokia’s PureMotion HD + delivers ‘better than HD’ picture quality.
Winner: Lumia 920
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Galaxy Note 2 is in variants of 16, 32 and 64 GB of storage space. All three versions of the phone come with a slot for a microSD card that supports external memory expansion.
The Lumia 920 ships with 32 GB of internal memory on board. However, it does not support microSD cards for memory expansion.
Winner: Galaxy Note 2
Galaxy Note 2 is equipped with a Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad chipset supported by 2GB of RAM. And Lumia 920 is equipped with dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, supported by 1GB RAM.
Winner: Galaxy Note 2
Samsung galaxy Note 2 runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, from calling to gaming to entertainment, multi-taking on the S Pen enabled device is a breeze. Nokia Lumia 920, runs on Windows phone 8, is not quite as advanced as Jelly Bean, but owns some pretty impressive specs including revamped tiles and social networking functionality. Though now Number of Windows Phone 8 apps is still lacking, but only time will tell how well Windows Phone 8 does in the market.
Galaxy Note 2 has an 8MP rear camera equipped with features like autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization and a 1.9MP front camera for video calling.
In comparison, Lumia 920 has a better 8.7MP rear camera with dual LED flash, autofocus and its camera boasts of the sophisticated PureView technology the company is best known for. PureView technology with Carl Zeiss lens, the phone can captures blur-free videos even if the camera's shaking or in low light. Thanks to its Optical Image Stabilisation.
The AT&T Lumia 920′s price tag is one of its most appealing features. AT&T will be charging $99 on-contract for the Lumia 920. That’s an aggressive price especially for a smartphone of this caliber.
In addition, the carrier will only be charging a mere $449 for the device off-contract, far less than the steep $600+ off-contract prices of the Galaxy Note 2. AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon are all charging $299.99 on-contract for the Galaxy Note 2.
Of course, both of them will have a lower price during the holiday season. Amazon is now offering the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at a bargain price $250 along with a 2 year contract with AT&T, while at the same time Nokia Lumia 920 Price Cut to $49.99 from $99.99 for Black Friday 2012 Weekend in AT&T.
When it comes to Galaxy Note 2, as it is based on the design of S3, it has some exclusive S software features including S Voice, Direct Call, Smart Stay, S Beam, Pop-Up Play and many more. It appears that Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a better smartphone to buy.
But that is not to say that the Lumia 920 is not something worth buying. At the same time, Lumia 920 being an innovative smartphone has groundbreaking features such as wireless charging, glove-friendly touchscreen display and more.
If you are too concerned about the size of the device, love to use smartphone as a high-end camera and prefer Microsoft’s functionality, Nokia Lumia 920 is the obvious choice. Don’t forget, its build quality is premium too, and that’s not something we can say for Samsung.