Apple iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III vs Nokia Lumia 920

Now that Apple has unveiled the iPhone 5, everyone is wondering how it fares up against its main rivals. By main rivals we of course mean the Samsung Galaxy S III and the recently announced Nokia Lumia 920. From what we have seen today, the iPhone 5 is not breaking any new ground in terms of specs, but the good news is that it more than matches its competition.

Features Apple iPhone 5 Samsung Galaxy S III Nokia Lumia 920
Display 4-inch IPS Retina Display with a resolution of 1136×640 pixels, In-Cell technology 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels 4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 1280×768 pixels, ClearBlack polarizer, Blur-Free scrolling
Processor Apple A6 processor, 2x faster than the dual-core A5 processor on the iPhone 4S, 2x Graphics performance over iPhone 4S 1.4GHz Quad-Core Samsung Exynos processor based on the ARM A9 architecture 1.5GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor based on the ARM A15 architecture
Camera 8-megapixel iSight camera, 1080p video @ 30 FPS, Panorama mode, LED flash, Sapphire Lens, f/2.4 aperture, BSI sensor, five element lens system, 720p Facetime camera 8-megapixel camera, f/2.6 aperture, LED Flash, 1080p video @ 30 fps,1.9-megapixel 720p front facing camera 8.7-megapixel PureView camera, f/2.0 aperture, LED flash, BSI sensor, floating lens technology, Optical image stabilization, 1080p video @30 fps, 1.3-megapixel camera with 720p recording
Memory 16GB, 32GB and 64GB 16GB, 32GB and 64GB 32GB
Radios Wi-Fi, LTE, CDMA, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+ Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+ Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+
Battery Unknown Size, 8 hours of talk time on 3G and 225 hours of standby time 2,100 mAh battery, 15 hours of talk time, 200 hours of standby time 2,000 mAh battery, 10 hours of talk time, 300 hours of standby time
OS iOS 6 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Windows Phone 8
Form Factor 7.6mm x 123.8mm x 58.6mm 8.6mm x 136.6mm x  70.6mm 10.7mm x 130.3mm x 70.8mm
microSD card slot No microSDX support for up to 64GB No

Once we go through the specs it becomes pretty clear that the three flagship phones compare pretty well. While the Nokia Lumia 920 seems to have an edge in terms of the camera and display technology, the Samsung Galaxy S III provides the largest display and battery and the iPhone 5, on the other hand, makes for the most compact smartphone and wins out in terms of industrial design. The pricing of the iPhone 5 will be closer to what we have seen with the Samsung Galaxy S III, but Nokia is yet to announce any information regarding pricing and release, so it could turn out be a make or break launch for Nokia.

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