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Nokia Lumia 820 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Top 25 Reasons for the

Nokia Lumia 820

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

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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.
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405
Noticeably faster downloads
100 MBits/s
vs
21 MBits/s
4.76x faster downloads
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Wireless charging
Yes
vs
No
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
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Has a dedicated camera button
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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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.
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Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs
Yes
vs
No
Two LEDs are brighter than flashes with just one LED.
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Wider aperture at minimum focal length
2.2
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.
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Has a brand lens
Yes
vs
No
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
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Has manual exposure
Yes
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No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
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Sizably faster uploads
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
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Substantially smaller semiconductor size
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
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105
Has manual focus
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the focus.
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100
Notably lower SAR for body (USA)
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.
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18
Glove friendly touchscreen
Yes
vs
No
These super sensitive touchscreens are good for colder climates.
Nelson Campos
2
Supports Glance Screen
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
1
It has changeable covers
Yes
vs
No
Covers can be swapped. Users can buy different color covers and swap them as they will.
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A bit narrower
68.5 mm
vs
70.6 mm
2.10 mm narrower
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Shorter
123.8 mm
vs
136.6 mm
12.80 mm shorter
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Top 7 Reasons for Windows Phone 8
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Is a multi-user system
Yes
vs
No
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Has a child lock
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
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51
Has Microsoft Office
Yes
vs
No
This is great if you use your device for work.
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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 820 is better than Samsung Galaxy S3 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 30 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3

Compared to Nokia Lumia 820

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1949
Plenty more battery power
2100 mAh
vs
1650 mAh
27.27% more battery power
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Measurably faster CPU clock speed
4 x 1.4 GHz
vs
2 x 1.5 GHz
1.87x faster CPU clock speed
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Lots higher pixel density
306 ppi
vs
217 ppi
41.01% higher pixel density
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Bigger screen size
4.8 "
vs
4.3 "
11.63% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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897
Clearly higher resolution
1280x720 px
vs
800x480 px
2.40x higher resolution
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Appreciably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
1.9 MP
vs
0.3 MP
6.33x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
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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.
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Lighter
133 g
vs
160 g
27 g lighter
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Distinctly more internal storage
16 GB
vs
8 GB
8 GB more internal storage
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Thinner
8.6 mm
vs
9.9 mm
1.30 mm thinner
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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.
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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.
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Newer Bluetooth version
4
vs
3.1
Newer Bluetooth version
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Has a CMOS sensor
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.
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Has a serial shot mode
Yes
vs
No
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
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Distinctly lower SAR for head (USA)
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.
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Substantially lower SAR for head (EU)
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.
Carlos Santiago Tarifa Rey-Stolle
1
Supports controllers
Yes
vs
No
The system supports usb controllers, so you can play games with real controls instead of the touchscreen
Sourab Banerjee
1
Better gpu mali 400 mp4
Yes
vs
No
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0
Better sound quality
Yes
vs
No
Using the Sennheiser's own transducer to deliver the best quality sound
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Somewhat less body volume
82.94 cm³
vs
83.5 cm³
0.68% less body volume
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yes
vs
No
Top 6 Reasons for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
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Plays Adobe Flash
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
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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.
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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.
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52
Supports Java
Yes
vs
No
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31
Sharing menu
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Samsung Exynos 4412
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Has integrated graphics
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
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Has NX bit
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
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40
Has TrustZone
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).
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39
Has out-of-order execution
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.

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No

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