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

How the new iPhone 5 compares to the Samsung Galaxy S III and the upcoming Nokia Lumia 920

Apple says the iPhone 5 was redesigned from the ground up, but how does it stack up against the Android and Windows Phone competition?

Read our comprehensive preview of the iPhone 5 here

The iPhone 5's main rival is likely to be the Samsung Galaxy S III but Nokia's upcoming Lumia 920 is also an interesting competitor. Both of these smartphones compare favourably against the iPhone 5 when it comes to key specs, particularly their larger displays.

Here's a rundown of these three flagship smartphones.

Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III

Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920
Operating system
Apple iOS 6
Google Android
Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Screen size
4in
4.8in
4.5in
Display resolution
1136x640
1280x720
1280x720
Display technology
LED backlit IPS
Super AMOLED HD
LED backlit IPS
Pixel density
326ppi
306ppi
332ppi
Front camera
1.2-megapixels
1.9-megapixels
1.2-megapixels
Rear camera
8-megapixels, single LED flash
8-megapixels, single LED flash
8-megapixels, dual LED flash
Camera features
Autofocus, tap to focus, face detection, panorama
Autofocus, tap to focus, face and smile detection, panorama
Autofocus, tap to focus, optical image stabilisation
Video recording
1080p HD @ 30fps
1080p HD @ 30fps
1080p HD @ 30fps
Internal memory
16GB/32GB/64GB
16GB/32GB
32GB
Expandable memory
No
Yes (microSD)
No
Thickness
7.6mm
8.6mm
10.7mm
Weight
112g
133g
185g
RAM
Unknown
1GB (2GB in 4G model)
1GB
Processor
Apple A6
Samsung Exynos 1.4GHz (quad-core)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz (dual-core)
Australian 3G networks
HSDPA 850/900/2100
HSDPA 850/900/2100
HSDPA 850/900/2100
Australian 4G networks
1800MHz [Telstra, Optus, Virgin Mobile]
1800MHz in 4G model only [Telstra, Optus, Virgin Mobile]
None
Wi-Fi
802.11a/b/g/n
802.11ab/g/n
802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth
4.0 with A2DP
4.0 with A2DP
3.1 with A2DP
HDMI-out
No (Yes, with optional digital AV adapter)
No (Yes, with optional MHL connector)
No (Yes, with optional multimedia dock)
Quoted battery life
Up to 8 hours
Up to 8 hours
Up to 10 hours
Connector
Proprietary 'Lightning' 8-pin
Standard Micro USB
Standard Micro USB
SIM card
Nano-SIM
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM

Does the larger screen of the Samsung Galaxy S III appeal to you? Is Nokia's Lumia 920 and its new Windows Phone 8 operating system more to your liking? Or are you happy with the changes in the new iPhone 5?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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