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Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Top 28 Reasons for the

Nokia Lumia 520

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

anonymous
567
Every pixel has three subpixels
Yes
vs
No
The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
anonymous
471
Direct updates by OS vendor
Yes
vs
No
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
anonymous
299
Has a dedicated camera button
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
267
Has an IPS screen
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
anonymous
236
Has a two-stage shutter
Yes
vs
No
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
anonymous
215
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
2.4
vs
2.6
Wider aperture at minimum focal length. This is the widest aperture available at the minimum focal length. With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
anonymous
158
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
153
Has manual exposure
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
99
Has manual ISO
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
46
Has manual white balance
Yes
vs
No
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
18
Glove friendly touchscreen
Yes
vs
No
These super sensitive touchscreens are good for colder climates.
Garret Hall
7
Has a AMOLED Display
Yes
vs
No
Deeper blacks and Brighter Whites, The display literaly disappears, you wont be able to distinguish the screen from the bezel
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
4
Very low cost
Yes
vs
No
Cost U$122 (Unlocked)
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
3
Better at low light photos
Yes
vs
No
Significantly better at low light places (not using the flash)
Emiliano Castillo Bernabe
3
Xbox Live
Yes
vs
No
The online service has more than 300,000 servers to play online around the world
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
1
Windows Phone Only apps
Yes
vs
No
Apps like Here Drive and Photosynth are impossible to be replaced by any android app.
Taha Amin
1
Normal size
Yes
vs
No
Has a average size and not abnormally large as 1320 like a tablet
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
0
Less or virtually no virus
Yes
vs
No
RT is still virus prone but only has Windows Defender.
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
0
Way Better Camera
Yes
vs
No
Nokia Lumia 520's camera is way faster and with better image quality
Ishaan Ahmed
-2
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Longer battery life
anonymous
-184
A tad less body volume
76 cm³
vs
82.9 cm³
9.08% less body volume
anonymous
-196
A shade shorter
119.9 mm
vs
121.6 mm
1.70 mm shorter
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Top 9 Reasons for Windows Phone 8
anonymous
73
Is a multi-user system
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
67
Has a child lock
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
61
Has offline voice recognition
Yes
vs
No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
59
You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
Yes
vs
No
Anna Maria Priolo
51
Has Microsoft Office
Yes
vs
No
This is great if you use your device for work.
anonymous
39
Has turn by turn directions
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
Club Dragon Ball Z
9
Cuenta con XBox
Yes
vs
No
Xbox Live, , Si tienes un Xbox Tu Lumia y Xbox Son la mejor Combinacion
Vincent Wansink
6
Is a drive in file explorer when plugged into PC
Yes
vs
No
When you plug your phone into the PC using USB it shows up as a drive in file explorer so you can easily copy files to and from the phone without needing to use an app like iTunes.
Rupal Totale
4
Has a btter touch
Yes
vs
No

Nokia Lumia 520 is better than Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 23 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Compared to Nokia Lumia 520

anonymous
1948
A little more battery power
1500 mAh
vs
1430 mAh
4.90% more battery power
anonymous
1088
Plenty more RAM memory
1 GB
vs
0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
573
Has branded damage resistant glass
Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
anonymous
331
Has NFC
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
331
Somewhat lighter
120 g
vs
124 g
4 g lighter
anonymous
323
Appreciably more internal storage
16 GB
vs
8 GB
8 GB more internal storage
anonymous
313
Is DLNA certified
Yes
vs
No
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
anonymous
174
Has a BSI sensor
Yes
vs
No
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
anonymous
138
A little bit faster uploads
5.8 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
0.69% faster uploads
anonymous
98
Has a flash
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
91
Has a front camera
Yes
vs
No
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
anonymous
86
Has a gyroscope
Yes
vs
No
A gyroscope is a sensor that can be used to either measure or maintain the orientation of a device. Traditionally, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, eg. twisting or rotation.
anonymous
67
Plays Adobe Flash
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
40
Has a compass
Yes
vs
No
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
Mesfar Mahdi
18
Better design
Yes
vs
No
It has a better design, it feels like a leather in hand.
Mohamed Ahmed Mazen
7
Smaller in the hand
Yes
vs
No
Easier to use.
PC Servis Jameesoft
1
Supports S-Beam, S-Note, Smart Stay, Direct call...
Yes
vs
No
Like the big S3
anonymous
-118
Slightly narrower
63 mm
vs
64 mm
1 mm narrower
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
anonymous
204
The browser has word wrap
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
58
Is free and open source
Yes
vs
No
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
anonymous
52
Supports Java
Yes
vs
No
Aiden Richardson
31
Sharing menu
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is better than Nokia Lumia 520 because...

Yes
vs
No

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