On CNN's Technology Minute, panelists were split on whether they preferred the new Nokia Lumia 920 or the Galaxy Note 2. This column has given high marks to both of these new smartphones. Let's see which smartphone is the best for you.
Build and display
Thefeels like a brick. It is 5.13 tall x 2.79 wide and 0.42 inches thick. You will notice it if you put it in your pocket. You will notice it if you put it in your purse. Of course, that's not always a bad thing since the phone is built nicely. The curve on the back helps it fit into your hands easily. It is very sturdy and well built, but just a little too heavy for what most people are used to.
The Galaxy Note 2 sort of feels like a brick too, but it's supposed to be since it is also considered a tablet (phablet, actually). It is 5.9 inches tall by 3.2 inches wide by 0.37 inches thick. It weighs 6.4 ounces and certainly feels a little heavy. However, it also feels completely solid and the weight is evenly distributed. The extra weight is most likely due to the powerful battery and it is definitely worth it since the battery life is absolutely outstanding.
The winner: Galaxy Note 2 (The weight is better distributed.)
The Lumia 920's 4.5-inch HD screen has a 1,280x768 pixel resolution with a pixel density of 332 pixels per inch. The contrast, saturation, and color tones are absolutely perfect. It truly is the best IPS screen display I have seen on a phone.
The 5.5-inch screen on the Galaxy Note 2 has a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720. This resolution looked perfect on the 4.8-inch screen of the Galaxy S3. It doesn't look bad on the Galaxy Note 2, but Apple has spoiled us so much with its Retina screens that one may wish for a higher resolution. Still, the Super AMOLED screen is crisp, beautiful, and you will have no problem viewing the screen even in direct sunlight.