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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 520

Top 31 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3

Compared to Nokia Lumia 520

anonymous
2130
Significantly more battery power
Comment
2100 mAh
vs
1430 mAh
46.85% more battery power
anonymous
1630
Noticeably faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 1.4 GHz
vs
2 x 1 GHz
2.80x faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1348
Reasonably higher pixel density
Comment
306 ppi
vs
233 ppi
31.33% higher pixel density
anonymous
1170
Plenty more RAM memory
Comment
1 GB
vs
0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1051
Bigger screen size
Comment
4.8 "
vs
4 "
20% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
972
Explicitly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
8 MP
vs
5 MP
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
962
Sizably higher resolution
Comment
1280x720 px
vs
800x480 px
2.40x higher resolution
anonymous
610
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
368
Thinner
Comment
8.6 mm
vs
9.9 mm
1.30 mm thinner
anonymous
364
Significantly more internal storage
Comment
16 GB
vs
8 GB
8 GB more internal storage
anonymous
348
Has NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
331
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
324
Noticeably better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 30 fps
vs
720 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
anonymous
186
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
144
Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
132
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
105
Has a flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
98
Has a front camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
anonymous
94
Notably lower SAR for head (USA)
Comment
0.55 W/kg
vs
0.77 W/kg
0.22 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
90
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
41
Has a compass
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
Paweł Sapek
5
Supports NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NFC enables wireless payments through your device. You can also connect two NFC enabled devices just by touching them with each other.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
anonymous
224
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
78
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
65
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Aiden Richardson
35
Sharing menu
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The sharing menu is best on Android
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yes
vs
No
Top 1 Reason for Samsung Exynos 4412
anonymous
73
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
49
Has NX bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
45
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).
anonymous
43
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.

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

Yes
vs
No

Top 27 Reasons for the

Nokia Lumia 520

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

anonymous
614
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
494
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
385
A little lighter
Comment
124 g
vs
133 g
9 g lighter
anonymous
325
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
324
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
298
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
254
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
228
Wider aperture at minimum focal length
Comment
2.4
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
158
Has manual exposure
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
19
Glove friendly touchscreen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
These super sensitive touchscreens are good for colder climates.
Garret Hall
8
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
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
5
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)
Emiliano Castillo Bernabe
3
Xbox Live
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The online service has more than 300,000 servers to play online around the world
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
1
Windows Phone Only apps
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Apps like Here Drive and Photosynth are impossible to be replaced by any android app.
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
0
Way Better Camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Nokia Lumia 520's camera is way faster and with better image quality
Ishaan Ahmed
-2
Windows Phone 8
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Longer battery life
anonymous
-66
Significantly narrower
Comment
64 mm
vs
70.6 mm
6.60 mm narrower
anonymous
-136
A shade less body volume
Comment
76 cm³
vs
82.94 cm³
9.13% less body volume
anonymous
-158
Plenty shorter
Comment
119.9 mm
vs
136.6 mm
16.70 mm shorter
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Top 7 Reasons for Windows Phone 8
anonymous
107
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
72
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
44
Has turn by turn directions
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device will signal upcoming turns and prepare you, ensuring you stay on route.
Vincent Wansink
8
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.
Rupal Totale
5
Has a btter touch
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Josua Hutapea
2
Has an Xbox Music Artist Background
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It will makes your Music Player become more beautifull
Josua Hutapea
2
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.

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

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vs
No

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