Comparing Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

1. Nokia Lumia 520

44 Reasons why Nokia Lumia 520 is better

Comparing Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

1.Every pixel has three subpixels
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
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.
2.Direct updates by OS vendor
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
3.Has a dedicated camera button
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
4.Has an IPS screen
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
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.
5.Vastly wider aperture at minimum focal length
2.4vs 2.6 (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
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.
6.Has a two-stage shutter
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
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.
119.9mmvs 121.6mm (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
8.Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
9.Has manual exposure
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
This allows to manually set the exposure.
10.Has manual ISO
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
11.Has manual white balance
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
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.
12.A bit less body volume
76cm³vs 82.9cm³ (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
13.Glove friendly touchscreen
These super sensitive touchscreens are good for colder climates.
14.Has a AMOLED Display
Deeper blacks and Brighter Whites, The display literaly disappears, you wont be able to distinguish the screen from the bezel
15.Very low cost
Cost U$122 (Unlocked)
16.Better at low light photos
Significantly better at low light places (not using the flash)
17.Has a proximity sensor
18.Normal size
has a average size and not abnormally large as 1320 like a tablet
19.Has a light sensor. can use auto brightness
some nokia phones do not have a light sensor or a proximity sensor(630)
20.Less or virtually no virus
RT is still virus prone but only has Windows Defender.
21.Better gaming
i own lumia 520 despite of its low ram it never hangs and temple run 2 runs without any lag while i have seen on my friend's redmi temple run2 doesnt run smoothly. I was surprised quad core performance was expected to be superior but is not
22.Way Better Camera
Nokia Lumia 520's camera is way faster and with better image quality
Windows Phone 8
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
24.Windows Phone 8
Longer battery life
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2. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

19 Reasons why Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is better

Comparing Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini vs Nokia Lumia 520

1.Significantly more battery power
1500mAhvs 1430mAh (Nokia Lumia 520)
2.Substantially more RAM memory
1GBvs 0.5GB (Nokia Lumia 520)
3.Has branded damage resistant glass
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
120gvs 124g (Nokia Lumia 520)
5.Significantly more internal storage
16GBvs 8GB (Nokia Lumia 520)
6.Is DLNA certified
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
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.
7.Has NFC
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
63mmvs 64mm (Nokia Lumia 520)
9.Has a BSI sensor
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
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.
10.Appreciably faster uploads
5.8MBits/svs 5.76MBits/s (Nokia Lumia 520)
11.Has a gyroscope
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
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.
12.Has a flash
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
13.Has a front camera
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
14.Plays Adobe Flash
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
15.Has a compass
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
16.Has AMOLED display
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.
17.Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
18.Smaller in the hand
Easier to use.
19.One of the colour options is pebble blue.
Aesthetics are important, too.
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