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Nokia Lumia 900 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

After a slight hiatus in terms of smartphone launches and releases, it seems the wait is finally paying off as a number of big names show us their wares for 2012.

If the tech world rumour mills were to be believed, we’d all be merrily playing with our Galaxy S3s at this very moment. But Samsung kept us waiting that little bit longer for the S3, to really get us excited.

With the most eagerly anticipated phone in a long time just around the corner, we thought we’d pit the S3 against another device we’ve had to wait for – the Nokia Lumia 900.

After a delayed release, we are finally set to see the flagship device from Nokia hit our stores this Friday. So how do the two devices compare?

Nokia Lumia 900

Pushed back in the UK because of ‘overwhelming demand’ in the US, the Lumia 900 is finally nearly here. Its Lumia siblings, the 800 and 710, have not fared too well over here, so will the head of the series be able to turn Nokia’s fortunes around?

We’re not sure, to be honest. The specs are decent enough, with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, plus a 4.3-inch AMOLED display. But with a measly 16GB of internal storage, plus a limited amount of apps (despite many of them being very good), people may be looking to a better all-rounder.

Having said that, the Lumia holds its own against the S3 in terms of looks and usability – the Windows Phone OS certainly deserves more sales than it’s getting at the moment.

Samsung Galaxy S3

What can you say about this behemoth of a device? The good looks are clear for all to see, and the device will be sufficiently speedy thanks to the quad-core processor.

Whether the S3 is a marked improvement on its predecessor remains to be seen, but its specs alone mean the Lumia 900 is always going to struggle against it.