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Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Nokia Lumia 920 vs Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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15 Nokia Lumia 920 vs 07 Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB

Nokia Lumia 920





32bit Dual


(Non removable)

Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB





32bit Dual



What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Nokia Lumia 920

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!

15 Advantages Nokia Lumia 920

Lumia 920vsGalaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.5Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs1.2Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GBvs16GB (13GB user available)
+Higher resolution screen
768x1280 pixelsvs480x800 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
332 PPIvs217 PPI
+Larger screen
+Higher resolution main camera
(back) 8.7 megapixelsvs(back) 8 megapixels
Advantage+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightDual LED flashvsLED flash
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/3" inchesvs1/3.2" inches
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/2.0 (aperture)vsf/2.6 (aperture)
 2 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
HD (1280x720 pixels)vsVGA (640x480 pixels)
Advantage+The 4G LTE network is newer and faster4G LTEvs3G+ HSPA+
 4 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G LTE) 100 Mbpsvs(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
2000 mAhvs1650 mAh
Advantage+Bluetooth 3.1 version A2DP is newer and faster3.1 version A2DPvs3.0 version A2DP
Advantage+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5vsHTML, XHTML

07 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB

Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GBvsLumia 920
Advantage+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHCvsNot supported
116 grams (4.06 ounces)vs185 grams (6.48 ounces)
8.49 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs10.7 millimeters (0.42 inches)
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED Plus screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLED PlusvsTFT LCD IPS
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 2 megapixelsvs(front) 1.2 megapixels
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLi-Ion (Removable)vsLi-Ion (Non removable)
Advantage+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableMicro-B USB - MHLvsNot supported

25 Common items in both devices

+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking1GB LPDDR2
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusAutofocus
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensor
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary cameraFull HD (1920x1080 pixels)
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Best output for headset3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFM / FM with RDS
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz) is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNA
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securelyNFC
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBMicroUSB 2.0
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass

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Model and physical featuresNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
ModelLumia 920Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Also known asNokia Lumia 920T, Nokia Lumia 920 RM-821, RM-820, Nokia PhiSamsung Galaxy S II i9100, Samsung GT-i9100, SGS2
Country or region where it's soldfeature not registeredVarious (International)
Release dateNovember, 2012April, 2012
Depth10.7 millimeters (0.42 inches)8.49 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)70.8 x 130.3 millimeters (2.79 x 5.13 in)66.1 x 125.3 millimeters (2.6 x 4.93 in)
Weight185 grams (6.48 ounces)116 grams (4.06 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Nokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Operating systemWindows Phone 8.0 ApolloAndroid 2.3.4 Gingerbread
Firmware updateWindows Phone 8.0 GDR3Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
HardwareNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM896032bit - Samsung Exynos 4 Dual 4210 (45nm)
CPU processor1.5Ghz Dual-Core Krait1.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 225ARM Mali-400 MP4 266Mhz
Internal storage32GB16GB (13GB user available)
External storageNot supportedUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Display typeTFT LCD IPSSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen size4.5" inches4.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~62.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~63.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution768x1280 pixels480x800 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)332 PPI217 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassGorilla Glass
Mobile networks and dataNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE RM-821: 800/900/1800/2100/2600 - RM-820: 700/1700/2100Not supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps21/5.76 Mbps
Messaging and callingNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Main camera8.7 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3552x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.6 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3" inches1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
Front camera / Secondary cameraNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Front camera1.2 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720 pixels)VGA (640x480 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
RadioFMFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMAMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB - MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.1 version A2DP3.0 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNot supportedSupported
Ambient Light
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Black, Yellow, Red, White, Gray
- Nokia PureMotion HD+ display
- Nokia PureView camera
- Wireless charging
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- Video stabilization
- HD Voice
- 4G Mobile Hotspot
- Colors: Black, White, Pink
- Samsung TouchWiz UI 4.0
- USB OTG On-the-go 1.3
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyNokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Battery technologyLi-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity2000 mAh1650 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day520 minutes | 8.7 hours | 0.4 day
Standby24000 minutes | 400 hours | 16.7 days36000 minutes | 600 hours | 25 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Nokia Lumia 920Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia1.08 W/Kg (head) | 0.91 W/Kg (body)0.16 W/Kg (head) | 0.96 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UK0.7 W/Kg (head)0.34 W/Kg (head)

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