Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Nokia Lumia 1520

Top 27 Reasons for the

Samsung Galaxy S4

Compared to Nokia Lumia 1520

anonymous
1836
Higher pixel density
Comment
441 ppi
vs
368 ppi
19.84% higher pixel density
anonymous
1027
Sizably more megapixel (photo, front camera)
Comment
2 MP
vs
1.2 MP
1.67x more megapixel (photo, front camera)
anonymous
733
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
657
Significantly lighter
Comment
130 g
vs
209 g
79 g lighter
anonymous
562
A tad thinner
Comment
7.9 mm
vs
8.7 mm
0.80 mm thinner
anonymous
500
Considerably more internal storage
Comment
64 GB
vs
32 GB
32 GB more internal storage
anonymous
321
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
192
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
124
Vastly narrower
Comment
69.8 mm
vs
85.4 mm
15.60 mm narrower
anonymous
68
Clearly shorter
Comment
136.6 mm
vs
162.8 mm
26.20 mm shorter
Faizan Ali
13
Ir blaster
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Have a ir blaster
Navjot Sethi
5
Support 4k
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Because of 4.4 kitkat android
Yogesh Dembla
2
Has soft feather touch button for settings
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Filsuf Navas
2
Has functional NFC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Faizan Ali
2
Andriod 4.4.4?
Comment
Yes
vs
No
No problem can flash cm11 & you're good to go true vanilla goodness on palm of your hand.
Ondřej Fako
2
Samsung
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Filsuf Navas
1
Slow motion video function is available in S4 also
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Maxwell Luk
1
Cheaper parts
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Replacing parts (battery or screen etc) is much cheaper due to the high production and popularity
Luis Miguel Ellis
1
Has kids mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows the kid to use the phone but in safer ways in which the iphone restrictions the phone to be used by kids.
Adil Chishti
0
It is cheaper and just as good
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
-11
Measurably less body volume
Comment
75.32 cm³
vs
121 cm³
1.61x less body volume
Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
Yes
vs
No
Top 7 Reasons for Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19)
anonymous
550
Supports 4K resolution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
anonymous
353
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
252
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
220
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
192
Supports Java
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
123
Vastly more apps available
Comment
1000000
vs
300000
3.33x more apps available

Samsung Galaxy S4 is better than Nokia Lumia 1520 because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 52 Reasons for the

Nokia Lumia 1520

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S4

anonymous
2728
Way more battery power
Comment
3400 mAh
vs
2600 mAh
30.77% more battery power
anonymous
2176
Faster CPU clock speed
Comment
4 x 2.2 GHz
vs
4 x 1.9 GHz
15.79% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1455
Bigger screen size
Comment
6 "
vs
5 "
20% bigger screen size. The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
anonymous
1323
Sizably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
20 MP
vs
13 MP
1.54x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
787
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
676
Has stereo speakers
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
anonymous
661
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
560
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
541
Noticeably faster downloads
Comment
150 MBits/s
vs
100 MBits/s
1.50x faster downloads
anonymous
454
Has a radio
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
anonymous
434
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
407
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
328
Has a dual-LED flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dual-led flash has led lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
anonymous
313
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
208
Appreciably more microphone(s)
Comment
4
vs
2
2 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
114
Shoots raw
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
anonymous
100
Substantially higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
3200 ISO
vs
800 ISO
4x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
anonymous
85
Has manual shutter speed
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
anonymous
81
Has directory organization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A directory helps to keep your music, videos and e-books organized and easy to find.
Nidal Arabi
24
Better build quality
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Good quality
Nidal Arabi
11
The operating system is more stable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Martin Zikmund
10
Glance screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Low battery consumption information
Florence Collins
8
Has driving mode option
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The phone can detect when you are in the car and will block incoming calls / texts, and even send an auto reply to say that you are driving.
Alan Starc
6
Camera has carl zeiss lens
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Carl Zeiss Lens is used in Sniper Rifles and that technology is given in Nokia phone cameras only.
Cemil Ozturk
5
Better battery life
Comment
Yes
vs
No
I get 2days average usage per charge
Martin Zikmund
4
Battery sense
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Know which apps consume battery
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA v2
anonymous
143
Explicitly higher ram speed
Comment
800 MHz
vs
600 MHz
200 MHz higher ram speed. It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
anonymous
89
Higher GeekBench result
Comment
923
vs
752
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2014)
Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Qualcomm Adreno 330 (450MHz)
anonymous
112
Significantly higher floating-point performance
Comment
0.1152 TFLOPS
vs
0.057 TFLOPS
0.06 TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
anonymous
74
Distinctly higher pixel rate
Comment
3.6 GPixel/s
vs
3.2 GPixel/s
0.40 GPixel/s higher pixel rate. The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.
Windows Phone 8.1
Yes
vs
No
Top 10 Reasons for Windows Phone 8.1
anonymous
109
Has a child lock
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
anonymous
76
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
14
Has a btter touch
Comment
Yes
vs
No
ßad Ŵolf Alharthi
13
Cortana
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Cortana is the personal assistant of Windows Phone 8.1. It takes the best of Siri and Google Now.
Vincent Wansink
13
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.
Enzo Contini
10
Live tile notifications
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can receive and see the more relevant information of an app just from the tile you put in the start page
ßad Ŵolf Alharthi
9
Has Action center
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Josua Hutapea
8
Has an Xbox Music Artist Background
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It will makes your Music Player become more beautifull
Enzo Contini
6
You have all the HERE apps (professional navigator, bus stop
Comment
Yes
vs
No
So many HERE professional apps, first of all the navigator always with updated maps and traffic infomation available

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