Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Top 22 Reasons for the

Nokia Lumia 520

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

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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
278
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
154
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
144
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
141
Has a dedicated camera button
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
107
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
97
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
80
Has manual exposure
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
42
Has manual ISO
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
anonymous
28
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
10
Glove friendly touchscreen
Yes
vs
No
These super sensitive touchscreens are good for colder climates.
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
2
Better at low light photos
Yes
vs
No
Significantly better at low light places (not using the flash)
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
2
Has gorilla glass
Yes
vs
No
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
0
Very low cost
Yes
vs
No
Cost U$122 (Unlocked)
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
0
Windows Phone Only apps
Yes
vs
No
Apps like Here Drive and Photosynth are impossible to be replaced by any android app.
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
0
Way Better Camera
Yes
vs
No
Nokia Lumia 520's camera is way faster and with better image quality
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
0
Less or virtually no virus
Yes
vs
No
RT is still virus prone but only has Windows Defender.
Ishaan Ahmed
-3
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Longer battery life
anonymous
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A little bit less body volume
76 cm³
vs
82.9 cm³
9.08% less body volume
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-395
A shade shorter
119.9 mm
vs
121.6 mm
1.70 mm shorter
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Top 6 Reasons for Windows Phone 8
Anna Maria Priolo
42
Has Microsoft Office
Yes
vs
No
This is great if you use your device for work.
anonymous
37
You can customize your notifications, e.g. turn off notifications on an app specific basis
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
19
Has a child lock
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
Juan Damian Sanchez Gallardo
8
Gps
Yes
vs
No
Here Maps y Here Drive, son gps 100% Gratis muy utiles y faciles de usar
Club Dragon Ball Z
5
Cuenta con XBox
Yes
vs
No
Xbox Live, , Si tienes un Xbox Tu Lumia y Xbox Son la mejor Combinacion
Club Dragon Ball Z
1
Mejor Menu de Aplicasiones
Yes
vs
No
Todas las aplicaciones estan cuidadosamente ordenadas alfabéticamente, lo que permite mas rapidez de cambio entre una aplicacion a otra

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

Yes
vs
No

Top 21 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Compared to Nokia Lumia 520

anonymous
1081
A bit more battery power
1500 mAh
vs
1430 mAh
4.90% more battery power
anonymous
633
Plenty more RAM memory
1 GB
vs
0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
346
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
203
Has NFC
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
188
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
154
Explicitly more internal storage
16 GB
vs
8 GB
8 GB more internal storage
anonymous
93
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
88
Modestly faster uploads
5.8 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
0.69% faster uploads
anonymous
86
A little bit lighter
120 g
vs
124 g
4 g lighter
anonymous
65
Has a flash
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
58
Plays Adobe Flash
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
55
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
53
Has a front camera
Yes
vs
No
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
anonymous
27
Has a compass
Yes
vs
No
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
Mesfar Mahdi
5
Has 60 fps video
Yes
vs
No
Galaxy s4 has 30fps
Mesfar Mahdi
4
Better design
Yes
vs
No
It has a better design, it feels like a leather in hand.
Ivan Iemma
-4
Mucha mas facha
Yes
vs
No
Qu Setia Menanti
-8
J
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
-350
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 4 Reasons for Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
anonymous
130
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.
Ramin G. Far
15
Different virtual keyboards can be installed
Yes
vs
No
Android allows to easily change the software keyboards and the Play Store offers keyboards from many vendors.
Aiden Richardson
12
Sharing menu
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android
Johann Hofmann
7
Is open source software
Yes
vs
No
Open Source Software makes the world a better place.
Vivia Marcela Mina Leon
-9
Motorola g
Yes
vs
No
Nokia lumia 720
Ramin G. Far
-22
Best Facebook Messenger app with chat heads
Yes
vs
No
The Android Facebook Messenger app has an intuitive and fast interface with so called chat heads lying above other apps (in contrast to the Facebook Messenger app of other OSes).

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

Yes
vs
No

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