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Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus shootout by pocketnow.com :) Lumia 900 scores over Galaxy Nexus in Build quality, Battery life, Web browsing, Apps Launching, Pricing.


Pocketnow.com has posted shootout between Android powerhouse Galaxy Nexus and new Lumia flagship device Lumia 900. They have compared the two devices on many points and have posted video of the shootout as well. According to the comparison, Lumia 900 scores over Galaxy Nexus in many points like Build quality, Battery life, Web browsing, Apps Launching and with huge difference in  pricing packs an impressive punch.


The broad points of comparison and the conclusion is given below, for more follow the source link,

Build quality:

They rate Lumia 900 higher in build quality and feel.


Price wise, Lumia 900 is available from AT&T for $99 with a new contract, or $49 from Walmart, or $0.01 from Amazon.  The Galaxy Nexus is much more expensive at $299.99 from Verizon with a new 2 year contract, though it can also be found from Amazon for $99.

LTE network:

AT&T LTE network is bit slower than Verizon’s LTE network, however AT&T seems to be more stable.  I’ve seen the Galaxy Nexus lose its connection and never get it back numerous times.

Battery life:

For battery life, the Galaxy Nexus is pretty good as long as you keep an eye on the apps and it can last around 16 hours.The Lumia 900 on the other hand, has consistently gives at least 24 hours of battery life in normal usage scenarios.

One reason for the weaker battery life on the Galaxy Nexus is its high resolution 720p screen.   With 1280 x 720 pixels at a 316 pixels per inch, the Galaxy Nexus has a lot more pixel pushing to do.  That’s going to take up more battery life, but it’s also going to slow things down.

Web browsing:

The Lumia 900 with its 480 x 800 pixel screen is a bit faster at moving through web pages and rendering HTML5 animations.  That’s with a single core 1.4 Ghz processor too, versus the dual core 1.2 Ghz processor of the Galaxy Nexus.

Camera software:

When it comes to the camera software, Nokia’s Lumia 900 gets to the camera a bit faster, but the Galaxy Nexus is much quicker with its lack of shutter lag.

Apps Launching:

Both devices are quite responsive when launching apps. One issue with the Galaxy Nexus and its higher resolution screen is that some apps and games such as Angry Birds really aren’t designed to take advantage of the higher resolution and end up with tiny buttons.  Not having variable screen resolutions is an advantage for Windows Phone in that respect.


When you look at the screens side by side you definitely see the difference in the higher resolution Super AMOLED HD screen of the Galaxy Nexus.  Still, you do get great blacks and saturated colors on the Lumia 900 and the resolution difference doesn’t really detract much from the functionality.

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