Nokia compares Lumia 920 location services with iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3

Nokia has been a bit cheeky the past couple of weeks by crashing Samsung's party and publishing snarky comments about HTC's latest Windows Phone hardware - the company is certainly on a path of war and utmost destruction. And they haven't halted either. Over at the conversations blog, the team have compiled a comparison chart that details location features present in the Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung Galaxy S3 and the recently unveiled iPhone 5.

Nokia has done a superb job regarding location services on Windows Phone. The manufacturer is set to release Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive as an app available for every Windows Phone owner, which lifts the requirement to purchase a Lumia handset for solid (and free) turn-by-turn navigation. Using Navteq and in-house technologies, Nokia is able to provide apps and services that don't rely on third-parties, and notes that Navteq maps have been "meticulously developed over 20 years of know-how".

Boasting good market coverage, offline capabilities and no price tag, Nokia really has a gem in its mobile products. But how do Nokia's location-based services compare to the competition? If you're considering which platform you wish to join and wish to have strong location service support, you might want to check the chart below.

The ability to use location-based apps offline is an advantage each and every provide has to offer consumers. There are dead spots in the world and these need to be covered by offline functionality. Travelling abroad and avoiding huge data usage costs is also a plus that's warmly welcomed by those who frequently travel, or enjoy going on holiday every so often.

If the above chart wasn't enough, Nokia has also compared the number of countries supported by turn-by-turn navigation. Well, the maps below speak for themselves.

No one ever doubted Nokia's mapping and location service capabilities, but it's good to see strong comparisons being made between the platforms and against competitors to show that Windows Phone (Nokia Lumias in particular) can indeed surpass what's offered in iOS and Android.

We've also compared the Lumia 920 against the HTC 8X and Samsung ATIV S if you're still undecided as to which flagship Windows Phone you'll purchase. Be sure to check out our comparison table for more details.

Related: Location, Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s plan to be the ultimate “where” platform

Source: Nokia Conversations

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.