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Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 520

Top 33 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3

Compared to Nokia Lumia 520

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1932
Substantially more battery power
2100 mAh
vs
1430 mAh
46.85% more battery power
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1485
Distinctly faster CPU clock speed
4 x 1.4 GHz
vs
2 x 1 GHz
2.80x faster CPU clock speed
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1233
Lots higher pixel density
306 ppi
vs
233 ppi
31.33% higher pixel density
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1080
Much more RAM memory
1 GB
vs
0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
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946
Bigger screen size
4.8 "
vs
4 "
20% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
892
Explicitly higher resolution
1280x720 px
vs
800x480 px
2.40x higher resolution
anonymous
887
Explicitly more megapixels (photo)
8 MP
vs
5 MP
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
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568
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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329
Has NFC
Yes
vs
No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
anonymous
318
Significantly more internal storage
16 GB
vs
8 GB
8 GB more internal storage
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314
Thinner
8.6 mm
vs
9.9 mm
1.30 mm thinner
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312
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
294
Clearly better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
vs
720 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
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172
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
124
Has a video light
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
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120
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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97
Has a flash
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
90
Has a front camera
Yes
vs
No
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
anonymous
89
Explicitly lower SAR for head (USA)
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
86
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.
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40
Has a compass
Yes
vs
No
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
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
Ana D'Angiolella
0
Better sound quality
Yes
vs
No
Using the Sennheiser's own transducer to deliver the best quality sound
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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231
Plays Adobe Flash
Yes
vs
No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
anonymous
202
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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55
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.
anonymous
49
Supports Java
Yes
vs
No
Aiden Richardson
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
anonymous
56
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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39
Has NX bit
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
38
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.
anonymous
38
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).

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

Yes
vs
No

Top 26 Reasons for the

Nokia Lumia 520

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

anonymous
562
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
469
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
326
A tad lighter
124 g
vs
133 g
9 g lighter
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297
Has a dedicated camera button
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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295
Has a radio
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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265
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.
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235
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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213
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.
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151
Has manual exposure
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
18
Glove friendly touchscreen
Yes
vs
No
These super sensitive touchscreens are good for colder climates.
Garret Hall
7
Has a AMOLED Display
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
4
Very low cost
Yes
vs
No
Cost U$122 (Unlocked)
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
3
Better at low light photos
Yes
vs
No
Significantly better at low light places (not using the flash)
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
1
Windows Phone Only apps
Yes
vs
No
Apps like Here Drive and Photosynth are impossible to be replaced by any android app.
Taha Amin
1
Normal size
Yes
vs
No
Has a average size and not abnormally large as 1320 like a tablet
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
0
Less or virtually no virus
Yes
vs
No
RT is still virus prone but only has Windows Defender.
Cauê Marchionatti Ausec
0
Way Better Camera
Yes
vs
No
Nokia Lumia 520's camera is way faster and with better image quality
Ishaan Ahmed
-2
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Longer battery life
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-127
Vastly narrower
64 mm
vs
70.6 mm
6.60 mm narrower
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-191
Slightly less body volume
76 cm³
vs
82.94 cm³
9.13% less body volume
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-203
Reasonably shorter
119.9 mm
vs
136.6 mm
16.70 mm shorter
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Top 7 Reasons for Windows Phone 8
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70
Is a multi-user system
Yes
vs
No
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67
Has a child lock
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
Anna Maria Priolo
51
Has Microsoft Office
Yes
vs
No
This is great if you use your device for work.
anonymous
38
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 520 is better than Samsung Galaxy S3 because...

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