Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 520

Top 29 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S3

Compared to Nokia Lumia 520

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Vastly more battery power
2100 mAh
vs
1430 mAh
46.85% more battery power
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Vastly faster CPU clock speed
4 x 1.4 GHz
vs
2 x 1 GHz
2.80x faster CPU clock speed
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Reasonably higher pixel density
306 ppi
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233 ppi
31.33% higher pixel density
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Lots more RAM memory
1 GB
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0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
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Distinctly higher resolution
1280x720 px
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800x480 px
2.40x higher resolution
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Clearly more megapixels (photo)
8 MP
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5 MP
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
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Bigger screen size
4.8 "
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4 "
20% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
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Has branded damage resistant glass
Yes
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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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Has NFC
Yes
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No
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
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Is DLNA certified
Yes
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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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Vastly more internal storage
16 GB
vs
8 GB
8 GB more internal storage
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Clearly better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
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720 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
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Thinner
8.6 mm
vs
9.9 mm
1.30 mm thinner
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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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Has a flash
Yes
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No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
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Has a CMOS sensor
Yes
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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 video light
Yes
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No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
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Has a gyroscope
Yes
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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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Sizably lower SAR for head (USA)
0.55 W/kg
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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.
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Has a front camera
Yes
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No
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
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Has a compass
Yes
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No
A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.
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1
Free Apps on Google Play
Yes
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No
Free Apps without having to tamper with your phone.
Humairaa Alii
1
The iphone 4 has a lot of bugs and glitches
Yes
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No
I have got an iphone, had it for 3 months, after i downloaded an app the phone switched off, it was Fully charged, i switched it on and it wouldnt let me slide the lock screen!
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0
Has a Super AMOLED Plus
Yes
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No
This screen has better contrast of colours
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0
Better GPU Mali 400mp
Yes
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No
S3 has Quad core graphics while Z10 has old Adreno 225 GPU.
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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
Yes
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No
Top 6 Reasons for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (API level 16)
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Plays Adobe Flash
Yes
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No
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
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The browser has word wrap
Yes
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No
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
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15
Different virtual keyboards can be installed
Yes
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No
Android allows to easily change the software keyboards and the Play Store offers keyboards from many vendors.
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12
Sharing menu
Yes
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No
The sharing menu is best on Android
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7
Is open source software
Yes
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No
Open Source Software makes the world a better place.
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1
Beautiful shape attery backup and clear camera viwith good b
Yes
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No
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Motorola g
Yes
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No
Nokia lumia 720
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-22
Best Facebook Messenger app with chat heads
Yes
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No
The Android Facebook Messenger app has an intuitive and fast interface with so called chat heads lying above other apps (in contrast to the Facebook Messenger app of other OSes).

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

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Top 21 Reasons for the

Nokia Lumia 520

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S3

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Every pixel has three subpixels
Yes
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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.
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Direct updates by OS vendor
Yes
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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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Has a two-stage shutter
Yes
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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 dedicated camera button
Yes
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No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
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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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Has a radio
Yes
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No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
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Has an IPS screen
Yes
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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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A little lighter
124 g
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133 g
9 g lighter
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Has manual exposure
Yes
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No
This allows to manually set the exposure.
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11
Glove friendly touchscreen
Yes
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No
These super sensitive touchscreens are good for colder climates.
Emiliano Castillo Bernabe
3
Xbox Live
Yes
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No
The online service has more than 300,000 servers to play online around the world
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2
Better at low light photos
Yes
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No
Significantly better at low light places (not using the flash)
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2
Has gorilla glass
Yes
vs
No
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Very low cost
Yes
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No
Cost U$122 (Unlocked)
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0
Windows Phone Only apps
Yes
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No
Apps like Here Drive and Photosynth are impossible to be replaced by any android app.
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0
Way Better Camera
Yes
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No
Nokia Lumia 520's camera is way faster and with better image quality
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0
Less or virtually no virus
Yes
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No
RT is still virus prone but only has Windows Defender.
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Windows Phone 8
Yes
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No
Longer battery life
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Significantly narrower
64 mm
vs
70.6 mm
6.60 mm narrower
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A bit less body volume
76 cm³
vs
82.94 cm³
9.13% less body volume
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Amply shorter
119.9 mm
vs
136.6 mm
16.70 mm shorter
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Top 5 Reasons for Windows Phone 8
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Has a child lock
Yes
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No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
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9
Gps
Yes
vs
No
Here Maps y Here Drive, son gps 100% Gratis muy utiles y faciles de usar
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Cuenta con XBox
Yes
vs
No
Xbox Live, , Si tienes un Xbox Tu Lumia y Xbox Son la mejor Combinacion
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Mejor Menu de Aplicasiones
Yes
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No
Todas las aplicaciones estan cuidadosamente ordenadas alfabéticamente, lo que permite mas rapidez de cambio entre una aplicacion a otra
Vincent Wansink
2
Is a drive in file explorer when plugged into PC
Yes
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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.

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

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