PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of S4 vs Lumia 920


Processing power and speed

BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity


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PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S4 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S4  based on its performance, graphics, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 vs Lumia 920

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy S4
804 ms
Lumia 920
910 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy S4
Lumia 920

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Galaxy S4
17.2 fps
Lumia 920
3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Galaxy S4
41.3 fps
Lumia 920
8.4 fps

DxOMark photo quality How good is the phone's camera?

DxOMark video quality Does it shoot good quality video?

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S4

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S4

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Significantly faster graphics 17.2 fps vs 3 fps Around 5.8x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Significantly faster web browser 2,670 vs 2,013 Around 35% better BrowserMark score
Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Takes much higher quality photos 79 vs 64 Around 25% better DxOMark photo quality score
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Significantly lighter 130 g vs 185 g Around 30% lighter
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 768 More than 2x higher resolution
Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 331 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8.7 MP Around 50% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 2,000 mA·h 30% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.5" More than 10% bigger screen
Quite a bit thinner 7.9 mm vs 10.7 mm More than 25% thinner
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Front view of Nokia Lumia 920

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Takes higher quality video 70 vs 68 Around 5% better DxOMark video quality score
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Longer standby time (3G) 27,648 min vs 22,176 min Around 25% longer standby time (3G)

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4  vs Lumia 920 

Call quality is superb, data speeds over LTE 4G are excellent and the display has those better than life colors that many love.
Galaxy S4

Alternatively, the standard email app is available as well to handle other email services, but its functionality and interface is similar to Gmail.
Galaxy S4

Gaming on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is handled by the Adreno 320 GPU, which can still work its magic when it comes to giving smooth, real to life gaming on the go.
Galaxy S4


8.7 Out of 10
8.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S4  vs
Lumia 920 
Size 5" 4.5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 768
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 440 ppi 331 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No Yes


Operating system Android 5.0 Windows Phone 8
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Windows Phone Marketplace
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 120,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Galaxy S4  vs
Lumia 920 
Weight 130 g 185 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 10.7 mm
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm 70.8 x 130.3 x 10.7 mm


Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 64 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 8.7 MP
Resolution 13 MP 8.7 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,020 min 648 min
Standby time (3G) 22,176 min 27,648 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 2,000 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S4
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Nokia Lumia 920
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