Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Nokia Lumia 520

Top 46 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Compared to Nokia Lumia 520

anonymous
2807
Significantly more battery power
Comment
3200 mAh
vs
1430 mAh
2.24x more battery power
anonymous
2258
Significantly faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.3 GHz
vs
2 x 1 GHz
4.60x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1897
Significantly higher pixel density
Comment
388 ppi
vs
233 ppi
1.67x higher pixel density
anonymous
1522
A lot bigger screen size
Comment
5.7 "
vs
4 "
42.50% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1436
Appreciably more RAM memory
Comment
3 GB
vs
0.5 GB
2.50 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1379
Measurably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
13 MP
vs
5 MP
2.60x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
1329
Considerably higher resolution
Comment
1920x1080 px
vs
800x480 px
5.40x higher resolution
anonymous
865
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
682
Has built-in optical image stabilization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect vibrations of the camera. The lens and / or sensor move in response, adjusting the optical path. This ensures that any motion is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
anonymous
593
Thinner
Comment
8.3 mm
vs
9.9 mm
1.60 mm thinner
anonymous
510
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
481
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
429
Explicitly better video recording quality
Comment
2160 x 30 fps
vs
720 x 30 fps
3x better video recording quality
anonymous
389
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
381
Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Comment
Yes
vs
No
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
anonymous
332
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2.2
vs
2.4
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
250
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
202
Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
196
Supports ANT+
Comment
Yes
vs
No
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
anonymous
178
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
167
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
124
Has a flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
112
Has a gyroscope
Comment
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
105
Has a front camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
anonymous
53
Has a compass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
Hicham Sahifa
23
S Pen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
For easy multitasking and drawing
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Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
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anonymous
575
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
362
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
259
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
230
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
206
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
125
Significantly more apps available
Comment
1000000
vs
300000
3.33x more apps available
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Yes
vs
No
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anonymous
117
Has integrated graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
anonymous
46
Uses big.LITTLE technology
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.
anonymous
42
Uses HMP
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP) is a more advanced version of big.LITTLE technology. In this setup, a processor can utilise all cores at the same time, or just a single core for low-intensity tasks. This can provide powerful performance or increased battery life respectively.
ARM Cortex-A15
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for ARM Cortex-A15
anonymous
95
Has dynamic frequency scaling
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
anonymous
75
Has NX bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
72
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
71
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
71
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 Note 3 is better than Nokia Lumia 520 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 25 Reasons for the

Nokia Lumia 520

Compared to Samsung Galaxy Note 3

anonymous
817
Every pixel has three subpixels.
Comment
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
690
Way lighter
Comment
124 g
vs
168 g
44 g lighter
anonymous
567
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
478
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
453
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
422
Has an IPS screen
Comment
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
326
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
148
Vastly narrower
Comment
64 mm
vs
79 mm
15 mm narrower
anonymous
92
Vastly shorter
Comment
119.9 mm
vs
151.2 mm
31.30 mm shorter
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
23
Glove friendly touchscreen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
These super sensitive touchscreens are good for colder climates.
Garret Hall
9
Has a AMOLED Display
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Deeper blacks and Brighter Whites, The display literaly disappears, you wont be able to distinguish the screen from the bezel
anonymous
8
Reasonably less body volume
Comment
76 cm³
vs
99 cm³
30.26% less body volume
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
7
Very low cost
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Cost U$122 (Unlocked)
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
4
Better at low light photos
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Significantly better at low light places (not using the flash)
Ravindu Udawatta
2
Has a proximity sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Ravindu Udawatta
1
Has a light sensor. can use auto brightness
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Some nokia phones do not have a light sensor or a proximity sensor(630)
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
1
Less or virtually no virus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
RT is still virus prone but only has Windows Defender.
Taha Amin
1
Normal size
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Has a average size and not abnormally large as 1320 like a tablet
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
1
Way Better Camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Nokia Lumia 520's camera is way faster and with better image quality
Ishaan Ahmed
-1
Windows Phone 8
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Longer battery life
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Top 6 Reasons for Windows Phone 8
anonymous
114
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
81
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
17
Has a btter touch
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Vincent Wansink
14
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
10
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
9
Has an Xbox Music Artist Background
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It will makes your Music Player become more beautifull

Nokia Lumia 520 is better than Samsung Galaxy Note 3 because...

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No

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