Fonearena – Battle of the Flagships 2012 #BOTF12

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2012 has been a great year for the smartphone industry. It has grown leaps and bounds and has been nothing short of a revolution. The major innovations in the mobile industry this year have been larger beautiful high resolution screens, better cameras that can see in the dark, and more larger beautiful, even higher resolution screens and on the software side of things, we have innovation in the form of new entrants like Jolla. But when it comes to company flagships, the bar has always been set high. So, we thought, why not take a look at all the major flagship phones that have been released this year and make them battle it out for the ultimate top spot. And that’s precisely what we are going to do now!

We have carefully chosen eight phones, known for their company flagship status, and at the same time, for bringing a lot of innovation to the table. These are the list of phones selected for “Battle of the flagships” 2012 –

  1. Apple iPhone 5
  2. Samsung Galaxy S3
  3. Google Nexus 4
  4. LG Optimus G
  5. Nokia Lumia 920
  6. Samsung Galaxy Note II
  7. HTC One X+
  8. Nokia 808 PureView

And here is the battle formation for a one on one encounter in the first round –

We’ll be letting you, the readers. vote for your favorite phone in each duel. The poll for each duel will last exactly 48 hours and the winner will proceed to the next round, which is directly the penultimate round to the ultimate battle for flagship supremacy.

First up is the duel between the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC One X+. You can compare and vote for your favorite phone of the two in this post –

ROUND 1 – Nokia Lumia 920 vs HTC One X+

And the Nokia Lumia 920 wins the first battle of Round 1! Here’s the second battle of round 1 –

ROUND 1 – Samsung Galaxy S3 vs LG Optimus G

In a surprising result, the Optimus G won this battle! Color us shocked! Here’s the third and penultimate battle of the Round 1 –

ROUND 1 – Samsung Galaxy Note II vs Nokia 808 PureView

The Nokia 808 PureView wins this battle! Here’s the last battle of Round 1, and a grand one at that –

ROUND 1 – Apple iPhone 5 vs Google Nexus 4

A massive victory for the Google Nexus 4 in round 1’s last battle. Here are the winners for Round 1 –

  • Nokia Lumia 920
  • LG Optimus G
  • Nokia 808 PureView
  • Google Nexus 4

And the penultimate round of Battle of the Flagships 2012 has begun –

ROUND 2 – LG Optimus G vs Nokia 808 PureView  – Nokia 808 PureView wins, heads to the final!

Round 2 – Google Nexus 4 vs Nokia Lumia 920 – Nokia Lumia 920 wins, heads to the final!

We have come to the grand finale battle, it’s the battle of the PureViews –

FINAL – Nokia Lumia 920 vs Nokia 808 PureView


Author: Bharadwaj Chandramouli

Bharadwaj is a content creator who has been obsessed with technology since the early days of smartphones. He loves talking about tech, is a fan of good design and photography. You can follow him on Twitter @gadgetbuff_ to know what he's upto!