Differences between Nokia Lumia 928 vs Galaxy S4 – Comparison

Nokia trying to dethrone and take on the mighty Galaxy S4 is going to be one to watch out for with its Lumia 928 being launched it is surely taking on the mighty S4 but lets see who fares well in the comparison department. Both these devices have a great lineage with S4 coming from S3 and Lumia 928 coming from the mighty Lumia 920. It is a sure war of specifications and features which will decide which device is the best.

With both the phones hosting different Operating Systems it depends on the User which one he/she prefers as both these phones are top in their respective departments. If you look at the features Lumia is slightly on the lower side compared to the features of Galaxy S4, in most of the departments on paper.

Nokia Lumia 928 vs Galaxy S4 Comparison and Differences
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Check Out the Features for yourself and decide which device you would like to choose, key points to note on will be the Difference in Operating System, Price difference, Camera, number of Apps available, resale value. Keep these features under consideration and then decide which one would be the best suited for you.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Nokia Lumia 928
Size and Weight136.6x69.8x7.9mm, 130 gms5.24 x 2.71 x 0.4 inches
133 x 68.9 x 10.1 mm
Display4.99 inches Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive, 16M colors4.5-inch PureMotion HD+ 768 x 1280 AMOLED
Screen Resolution1080×1920 pixels, 5 inches768 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inch
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 2,
oleophobic fingerprint-resistant coating.
Sim Type, SizeSingle Sim, GSM, CDMA, Micro SimSingle Sim, GSM, CDMA, Micro Sim
Operating SystemAndroid v4.2 (Jelly Bean)Windows 8
Processor1.6 GHz Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 5 processor or 1.9 GHz Snapdragon Fusion Pro quad-Core processor depending on the LocationDual-core 1.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 1GB of RAM
ChipsetSnapdragon 600 chipset, Exynos 5 Octa 5410Adreno 225
ConnectivityBluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspotWiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0(LE), microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go, wireless charging.
DataGPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC, Infrared port.GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.
SpeedHSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DLHSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Primary Camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash8.7-megapixel PureView with Carl Zeiss optics, an f2.0 lens, optical image stabilization, and a Xenon flash
Secondary Camera2 MP, zero shutter lag, BIS
1.2-megapixel one with 720p video recording
Video1080p@30fps HD video1080p@30fps, zero shutter lag.
Camera FeaturesDual camera, sound & shot, drama shot, group play, story album, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, Cinema Photo, Eraser modePureview Technology, Low light imaging, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization. Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR.
2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 19002.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100(HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE availability depends on the market.LTE availability depends on the market.
BrowserHTML5 Flash supportedInternet Explorer 10
TypeLi-Ion 2600 mAhLi-Ion 2000 mAh
Stand-By Timeupto 600 hours25.2 days (606 hours)
Talk TimeUp to 14 hours (3G) 16.20 hours
Video Playback10 hours10 hours
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS, MS ExchangeSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
RadioStereo FM radio with RDSStereo FM radio with RDS
GPSA-GPS support and GLONASS-
SensorsAccelerometer, RGB light, Geomagnetic, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer
Temperature & Humidity, Gesture
Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass
WifiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspotYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
ColorsTitanium Gray, Sapphire BlackRed, White, Blue
Additional Features Air Wave
Smart Scroll
Smart Pause
Integrated Optical Reader
S Health
S Translator
S Voice assistant
S Memo note apps
Galaxy S Voice Drive
Dropbox (50 GB storage)
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
SNS integration
Image/video editor
Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
Voice memo/dial/commands
Predictive text input (Swype)
Price800$ Not avialable


With better Screen Resolution, and a 2 GB ram along with a Quad core processor compared to with a lower resolution screen, 1GB Ram, and Dual Core processor it surely seems that the Lumia 928 dosent come near the Galaxy S4 in paper atleast. In the US Galaxy S4 is being sold at $200 with a verzion contract and the Lumia 928 at $100 which is a huge price difference but in the end the amount of features and the Operating System choice is the one which decides the outcome of the customers choice.

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