Nokia, which is now owned by Microsoft, has brought another high end smartphone in the competitive marketplace. Running on the latest Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, the Nokia Lumia 930 is a high-end smartphone with brilliant specifications and features. This smartphone packs a superfast processor, RAM and houses an advanced rear camera to capture your memorable moments on the go.
This smartphone is launched as a tough rival to various high-end Android smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the closest rival to the Nokia Lumia 930. Following which, here we bring you a one-on-one comparison review between these two high end smartphones.
This comparison test will help you in choosing the best device amongst these two.
Nokia Lumia 930 sports 5-inches AMOLED Capacitive multi-touch screen display, which produces 16M colours at Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution at a rate of 441 pixels per inch. This ClearBlack display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
While, Samsung Galaxy S5 sports a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive multi-touch screen display, which also produces 16M colours at Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution at a rate of 432 pixels per inch. This display is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Processor & RAM
Nokia Lumia 930 is powered by a 2.2GHz Krait 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad Core Processor, which is coupled with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU. Whereas, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is powered by a 2.5GHz Krait 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core Processor, which is also coupled with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU.
The hardware configurations on both these smartphones are almost similar in terms of performance. Hence, you can easily run huge applications and high graphics game on both these smartphones.
Nokia Lumia 930 runs on the latest Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.1 Operating System. And Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on the Google’s latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat Operating System. Both these OS platforms are far different from each other in terms of application support and features.
It is well known that Google’s Android operating system is the most popular OS platform. Also, it is richer than Windows Phone OS platform in terms of number of applications and games.
Nokia Lumia 930 houses a 20 Megapixels (4992 x 3744 pixels) Autofocus rear camera, which features Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, dual-LED flash, PureView technology, dual capture, geo-tagging, face detection, Panorama and more. This smartphone also packs a 1.2 Megapixels 720p HD secondary camera on its front.
Samsung Galaxy S5 houses a 16 Megapixels (5312 x 2988 pixels) Autofocus rear camera featuring face detection, LED flash, Dual Shot, geo-tagging, touch focus, face & smile detection, image stabilization, HDR and more. It can record 2160p video at 30 frames per second. For your selfies, the Galaxy S5 packs a 2 Megapixels secondary camera on its front.
Nokia Lumia 930 boasts 32GB of internal memory, which cannot be expanded further. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is available in two variants boasting 16./32 GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 128GB using MicroSD card.
The connectivity features on both Nokia Lumia 930 and Samsung Galaxy S5 are almost similar including 3G, GPRS with EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, GLONASS, GPS with A-GPS, microUSB, 3.5mm Audio Jack and more.
Nokia Lumia 930 is fuelled by a 2420mAH Li-ion battery. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is fuelled by a stronger 2800mAH battery.
In this comparison test, we found that both Nokia Lumia 930 and Samsung Galaxy S5 are high end performing devices. The hardware configurations on both these smartphones are well enough to offer you a brilliant smartphone experience.
The only difference on both these devices which can really matter is their operating system platform and memory. The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on a popular and better operating system and also has memory expandability options. Hence, the Samsung Galaxy S5 steps ahead in this comparison test. However, buying the Nokia Lumia 930 with various exclusive HERE Navigation and Nokia Apps is really not a bad deal.
The final decision remains in your hands. You can choose one among them as per your own requirements and wish. Both of them are value for money devices.