AllAboutSymbian has created an extensive comparison between the latest and hot flagship smartphones. In this comparison you’ll be able to compare Nokia 808 PureView with iPhone 5, Lumia 920 and Galaxy S III. According to this comparison, Lumia 920 has scored the highest points while Samsung Galaxy S III is on 2nd rank. Whereas Nokia 808 PureView and Apple iPhone 5 lie on the same rank.
|Nokia 808 PureView||Apple iPhone 5||Nokia Lumia 920||Samsung Galaxy S III|
|First sold||May 2012||September 2012||November 2012||May 2012|
|OS||Nokia Belle FP1||iOS 6||Windows Phone 8||Android 4.0.4 plus TouchWiz and other Samsung extensions|
|Form factor, materials||Solid plastic body, full-face Gorilla glass capacitive touchscreen, pretty robust in the months I’ve used it, still looks like new. Weight is 170g||Aluminium frame and back, glass front and rear inserts, early reports are that it feels a million dollars but that the painted aluminium scratches very easily – not sure what Apple can do about this. Weight is 112g||Polycarbonate shell, convex Gorilla Glass front, should be fairly robust, with the shell colour baked into the material, etc. Weight is 185g||Larger but lighter, essentially two-handed form, plastic body, full face Gorilla glass, not terribly robust in my experience, feel in the hand isn’t of a premium device. Weight is 133g|
|Dimensions||124 x 60 x 14 mm||124 x 59 x 8 mm||130 x 71 x 11 mm||137 x 71 x 9 mm|
|Connectivity||Pentaband 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, ‘USB on the go’ (to USB disks/accessories), wifi tethering built-in via Joikuspot Light, but requires an app upgrade to get full functionality, Near Field Communications (NFC)||Quad band 3G plus LTE (misc bands), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, integral wifi tethering, Lightning port (proprietary, to various accessories)||Quad band 3G, pentaband LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 (by the time it’s available), integral wifi tethering, NFC||Quad band 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, integral wifi tethering without needing third party software, USB on the go, NFC|
|Input mechanisms||Adequate virtual qwerty landscape keyboard with multitouch support under Belle FP2 update that’s imminent, with writing aids, plus qwerty or numeric ‘T9’ input in portrait mode. Compatible with most Bluetooth and USB keyboards.||Excellent predictive virtual multitouch keyboard in portrait and landscape mode. Some voice input/dictation possible.||Excellent predictive virtual multitouch keyboard in portrait and landscape mode.||Pretty good multi-touch virtual qwerty keyboard in both portrait and landscape modes (where appropriate), with writing aids. Compatible with most Bluetooth keyboards. S-voice (based on Vlingo) allows some voice recognition and control.|
|Display||4.0″ (360 x 640 pixels) AMOLED with ClearBlack Display polarisers, true RGB pixels, readable in bright sunlight||4.0″ (640 x 1136 pixels) IPS LCD display, true RGB, passable outdoors in sunlight||4.5″ (768 x 1280 pixels) IPS LCD display with ClearBlack Display polarisers, true RGB, excellent in sunlight||4.8″ (720 x 1280 pixels) Super AMOLED, pentile pixel layout (some argue that this effectively halves the ‘real’ resolution), just about readable in bright sunlight|
|Interface||(Symbian) Nokia Belle FP1 (and soon FP2), kinetic scrolling everywhere, multi-touch where needed, six homescreens of live widgets, whole interface works in portrait or landscape mode.||iOS 6, kinetic scrolling and multitouch everywhere, static grids of application icons/folders in portrait mode only, many applications do also work in landscape though.||Windows Phone 8, kinetic swiping and multitouch everywhere that’s needed, portrait mode tile layout homescreen plus linear application list. Some applications support landscape mode.||Android 4, customised with TouchWiz additions, kinetic and multi-touch, of course. Seven homescreens of live, often interactive widgets. Most applications work in landscape mode, but homescreen and app menu is resolutely portrait only. S-Voice interface with customised ‘wake up’ audio control|
|Speed||Good, 1.3GHz ARM 11 with 512MB RAM and a graphics processor to help out with effects, transitions and multimedia, plus a dedicated PureView camera GPU. Full multitasking with no limits, everything can run at the same time in the background if needed.||Excellent, dual core (up to) 1.2 GHz custom A6 processor/co-processor, class-leading performance in web page rendering and in benchmarks. Limited multitasking (system apps, plus some background threads allowed for third party apps).||Excellent, dual core 1.5GHz Krait processor, very responsive UI all round and super rendering speed. Multitasking isn’t full, but as with iOS, enough background threads are allowed that the user probably won’t notice any issue.||Generally very good, with a quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor, plus GPU. The processing power has been demonstrated by playing back smooth 1080p Flash video in web pages – amazing, in a phone. As with Symbian, there’s full, no holds multitasking.|
|Memory capacity (storage) and flexibility||Up to 512MB of C: (system) disk, plus 16GB mass memory and flexible microSD expansion, e.g. adding an extra 32GB. Apps can be installed on any disk. Plugging in the phone to any desktop computer allows mass memory and microSD to be mounted and treated like any other disk. Plus generic USB disk support via ‘USB on the go’, adding up to 128GB extra.||16/32/64GB integral storage, non-expandable, no mountable functions, data and content is transferred by iTunes on a desktop or over the air directly from Apple’s servers. Some flexible USB expansion options via Lightning port and assorted adapter cables.||32GB internal storage, non-expandable, no mountable functions, data and content is mainly transferred by Zune Desktop (and whatever companion application follows it) over microUSB.||16/32/64GB (depending on variant) of integral storage (MTP-mountable on a desktop), plus microSD expansion, quoted up to 64GB. Plus generic USB disk support via ‘USB on the go’, adding up to 128GB extra.|
|Camera (stills)||Superlative 38 megapixel stills, though usually running in 5mp ‘PureView’ mode, offering zero digital noise with hardware-driven oversampling and ‘perfect’ pixels with lossless 3x digital zoom. Huge 1/1.2″ sensor and Carl Zeiss optics. Exposed camera glass. Proper shutter button.
Genuine Xenon flash and tuned camera hardware make for foolproof evening/social shots.
|Excellent 8 megapixel stills from a BSI 1/3.2″ sensor, a limited amount of software-driven oversampling and LED flash. No camera button, though one of the volume buttons can be used if the phone is held ‘upside down’, with the camera lens at the bottom right.||Excellent 8 megapixel stills from a BSI 1/3″ sensor with ‘PureView phase 2’ optical stabilisation on the whole camera assembly, adjusting at 500 times a second. Advanced image processor and LED flash. Dedicated camera button and a variety of camera ‘extras’ built-in.||Good 8 megapixel photos, 1/3.2″ sensor, LED flash. Results will be similar to those from the Galaxy S II with near identical camera hardware. A variety of extra camera modes in software. No camera shutter button.|
|Camera (video)||1080p video capture, with intelligent (non-lossy) 3x digital zoom, thanks to the 41 megapixel raw sensor; audio capture in stereo and with pro-quality digital mikes and ‘RichRecording’ software and electronics, capable of handling a very wide volume range.||Good 1080p capture, with accelerometer-based software stabilisation and good stereo audio.||Excellent 1080p capture with the same optical stabilisation working to eliminate camcorder hand shake. ‘RichRecording’ included, but only in mono.||Full 1080p capture, with continuous auto-focus good audio capture at normal volumes, in stereo.|
|GPS and navigation||Good GPS, backed up by Nokia Wi-fi location, with Nokia Maps 3.9 worldwide free sat-nav. Maps can be fully pre-loaded by continent, country or area.||Good GPS and Wi-fi positioning options, though Apple Maps software is still very immature, with many errors and omissions, as has been widely documented.||Good GPS, backed up by Nokia Wi-fi location, with Nokia Drive worldwide free sat-nav. Maps can be fully pre-loaded by continent, country or area.||Good GPS, with Google Maps Navigation and (somewhat robotic) voice guidance. Maps can now be pre-cached for small areas, but the system is limited and these caches aren’t used for routing at all.|
|Audio out||Loud, high quality mono speaker, 3.5mm jack, A2DP, FM transmitter to car radio, plus Dolby Digital Surround Sound (through HDMI port), DLNA via built-in Nokia Play To system.||Loud stereo speakers, 3.5mm jack, A2DP, DLNA/AirPlay to compatible equipment.||(Assuming the same speaker as the Lumia 800 and 900) Average mono speaker, average quality, A2DP, 3.5mm jack, DLNA.||Average mono speaker, 3.5mm jack, A2DP, DLNA.|
|Multimedia playback||Video playback is terrific on the AMOLED screen, with a wide range of codecs supported from local or remote files. YouTube playback in high quality requires a third party download (e.g. CuteTube), or 360p via the mobile YouTube web site.||Video playback excellent on the new 16:9 iPhone 5 screen, limited by iTunes transcoder on the desktop, though plenty of add-on applications available for handling streaming video sites (e.g. YouTube)||Video playback should be great on the large CBD display, though somewhat limited by Windows-based transcoder and desktop sync, no user accessible file system or way of side load|