Comparing Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 520

1. Samsung Galaxy S3

34 Reasons why Samsung Galaxy S3 is better

Comparing Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 520

1.Significantly more battery power
2100mAhvs 1430mAh (Nokia Lumia 520)
2.Measurably faster CPU clock speed
4 x 1.4GHzvs 2 x 1GHz (Nokia Lumia 520)
3.Distinctly higher pixel density
306ppivs 233ppi (Nokia Lumia 520)
4.Noticeably bigger screen size
4.8"vs 4" (Nokia Lumia 520)
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.Sizably more megapixels (photo)
8MPvs 5MP (Nokia Lumia 520)
6.Measurably more RAM memory
1GBvs 0.5GB (Nokia Lumia 520)
7.Notably higher resolution
720 x 1,280pxvs 480 x 800px (Nokia Lumia 520)
8.Has branded damage resistant glass
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
8.6mmvs 9.9mm (Nokia Lumia 520)
10.Notably more internal storage
16GBvs 8GB (Nokia Lumia 520)
11.Is DLNA certified
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
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.
12.Sizably better video recording quality
1,080 x 30fpsvs 720 x 30fps (Nokia Lumia 520)
13.Has NFC
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
14.Has a BSI sensor
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
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.
15.Has a video light
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
16.Has a CMOS sensor
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
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.
17.Has a gyroscope
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
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.
18.Has a flash
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
19.Has a front camera
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
20.Measurably lower SAR for head (USA)
0.55W/kgvs 0.77W/kg (Nokia Lumia 520)
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.
21.Has a compass
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
22.Has AMOLED display
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.
23.Smart stay
the screen switchws off if you are not looking at it
24.Zero Shutter Lag
This means photos are much more sharper and can be taken in less than 0.5 seconds
25.Has Radio
26.Notification light
27.Louder speaker
This speaker is louder and clearer
28.LED light
Able to see notification without turning on the screen
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
Samsung Exynos 4412
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 520)
Samsung Galaxy S3
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2. Nokia Lumia 520

29 Reasons why Nokia Lumia 520 is better

Comparing Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

124gvs 133g (Samsung Galaxy S3)
2.Every pixel has three subpixels
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3)
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.
3.Has a radio
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3)
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
4.Direct updates by OS vendor
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3)
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
5.Has a dedicated camera button
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3)
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
6.Has an IPS screen
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3)
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.
7.Noticeably wider aperture at minimum focal length
2.4vs 2.6 (Samsung Galaxy S3)
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.
64mmvs 70.6mm (Samsung Galaxy S3)
9.Has a two-stage shutter
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3)
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.
119.9mmvs 136.6mm (Samsung Galaxy S3)
11.Has manual exposure
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3)
This allows to manually set the exposure.
12.Marginally less body volume
76cm³vs 82.94cm³ (Samsung Galaxy S3)
13.Glove friendly touchscreen
These super sensitive touchscreens are good for colder climates.
14.Has a AMOLED Display
Deeper blacks and Brighter Whites, The display literaly disappears, you wont be able to distinguish the screen from the bezel
15.Very low cost
Cost U$122 (Unlocked)
16.Better at low light photos
Significantly better at low light places (not using the flash)
17.Has a proximity sensor
18.Way Better Camera
Nokia Lumia 520's camera is way faster and with better image quality
19.Less or virtually no virus
RT is still virus prone but only has Windows Defender.
20.Has a light sensor. can use auto brightness
some nokia phones do not have a light sensor or a proximity sensor(630)
21.Better gaming
i own lumia 520 despite of its low ram it never hangs and temple run 2 runs without any lag while i have seen on my friend's redmi temple run2 doesnt run smoothly. I was surprised quad core performance was expected to be superior but is not
22.Normal size
has a average size and not abnormally large as 1320 like a tablet
Windows Phone 8
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3)
24.Windows Phone 8
Longer battery life
Nokia Lumia 520
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