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Nokia Lumia 820 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Top 24 Reasons for the

Nokia Lumia 820

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

anonymous
539
Direct updates by OS vendor
Comment
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
517
Significantly faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
4.76x faster downloads
anonymous
457
Wireless charging
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
anonymous
416
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
306
Has a dual-LED flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dual-led flash has led lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
anonymous
304
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2.2
vs
2.6
Wider aperture at 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
302
Has a two-stage shutter
Comment
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
184
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
anonymous
172
Notably smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
171
Explicitly faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
143
Has manual focus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the focus.
anonymous
115
Considerably lower SAR for body (USA)
Comment
0.71 W/kg
vs
1.49 W/kg
0.78 W/kg lower SAR for body (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at hip level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
anonymous
83
Marginally narrower
Comment
68.5 mm
vs
70.6 mm
2.10 mm narrower
Matias Ilonen
22
Glove friendly touchscreen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
These super sensitive touchscreens are good for colder climates.
anonymous
19
Shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
136.6 mm
12.80 mm shorter
Nelson Campos
2
Supports Glance Screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Glance is a Windows Phone 8 feature that allows you to look at the clock and selected notifications (eg: mail, facebook, dropped calls etc) att all times, or when you take it off the pocket (configurable)
Nelson Campos
2
It has changeable covers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Covers can be swapped. Users can buy different color covers and swap them as they will.
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Top 7 Reasons for Windows Phone 8
anonymous
237
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
99
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
68
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
Rupal Totale
12
Has a btter touch
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Vincent Wansink
12
Is a drive in file explorer when plugged into PC
Comment
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.
Josua Hutapea
8
Has Metro UI
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Metro UI is a Windows Phone 8 UI which offer us "rectangles theme" who other OS doesn't have it.
Josua Hutapea
7
Has an Xbox Music Artist Background
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It will makes your Music Player become more beautifull

Nokia Lumia 820 is better than Samsung Galaxy S3 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 30 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3

Compared to Nokia Lumia 820

anonymous
2605
Lots more battery power
Comment
2100 mAh
vs
1650 mAh
27.27% more battery power
anonymous
2049
Clearly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 1.4 GHz
vs
2 x 1.5 GHz
1.87x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1725
A lot higher pixel density
Comment
306 ppi
vs
217 ppi
41.01% higher pixel density
anonymous
1361
Bigger screen size
Comment
4.8 "
vs
4.3 "
11.63% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1216
Significantly higher resolution
Comment
1280x720 px
vs
800x480 px
2.40x higher resolution
anonymous
959
Measurably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
1.9 MP
vs
0.3 MP
6.33x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
790
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
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
598
Lighter
Comment
133 g
vs
160 g
27 g lighter
anonymous
519
Thinner
Comment
8.6 mm
vs
9.9 mm
1.30 mm thinner
anonymous
463
Sizably more internal storage
Comment
16 GB
vs
8 GB
8 GB more internal storage
anonymous
441
Is DLNA certified
Comment
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
228
Has a BSI sensor
Comment
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
191
Newer Bluetooth version
Comment
4
vs
3.1
Newer Bluetooth version
anonymous
163
Has a CMOS sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
anonymous
142
Has a serial shot mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
anonymous
104
Measurably lower SAR for head (USA)
Comment
0.55 W/kg
vs
1.37 W/kg
0.82 W/kg lower SAR for head (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
anonymous
82
Explicitly lower SAR for head (EU)
Comment
0.21 W/kg
vs
0.79 W/kg
0.58 W/kg lower SAR for head (EU). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 2.0 W/kg in the EU.
Adam Filip Marcus
27
Best price
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Best price in the relation of Quality-Price
Rockingrocking Boy Aakshay
4
Good pic capture at night
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It has better camera at night
Maaz Jamil
1
Its fast
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Cuz its processor is good
Dami Agunbiade
1
Zero Shutter Lag
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This means photos are much more sharper and can be taken in less than 0.5 seconds
anonymous
-43
A little less body volume
Comment
82.94 cm³
vs
83.5 cm³
0.68% less body volume
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
anonymous
326
The browser has word wrap
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
anonymous
198
Is free and open source
Comment
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
172
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Samsung Exynos 4412
anonymous
99
Has integrated graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
ARM Cortex-A9
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for ARM Cortex-A9
anonymous
65
Has NX bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
62
Has out-of-order execution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.
anonymous
62
Has TrustZone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).

Samsung Galaxy S3 is better than Nokia Lumia 820 because...

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vs
No

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