As we enter the Penultimate 4 round of Smartphone Madness 2012 we want to congratulate all four of the semi-finalists. The final four is exclusively made up of Nokia and Samsung, Windows Phone and Android matchups. The Nokia Lumia 710 breezed past the competition to grab its spot, while the Samsung Galaxy Nexus had a much harder road with big efforts on both sides. Those two giants will face off in Game 14 tomorrow. But today, we watch as the horns lock between the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Samsung Galaxy S II. Which camp are you in? Vote your conscience below.
The Nokia Lumia 900 may not yet be available for purchase, but it already has a rabid Windows Phone following. And thus much is expected of Nokia’s new flagship smartphone with its large 4.3-inch screen, and around back of this solid unibody design (available in cyan and black) is an 8-MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics. We’re excited about the possibilities of the bundled Nokia GPS to help this smartphone find its way down the lane. But its AT&T’s 4G LTE speed that could make a difference here. We liked this phone so much we named it Best Smartphone of CES 2012.
On the other end of the court, the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S II is itching for a fight, after sweeping past the BlackBerry Bold 9900 in Game 11. The Galaxy S II sports a fine pedigree with support from three of big-name carriers: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. And for each carrier it was awarded an Editors’ Choice award. The smartphone also features a fast 1.5-GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 CPU, a brilliant 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display–plus a powerful 8-megapixel camera.
So, which camp are you in: Android or Windows Phone? Vote your preference below between now and 9 a.m. EST tomorrow (3/29).