Comparing Nokia Lumia 820 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

1. Nokia Lumia 820

31 Reasons why Nokia Lumia 820 is better

Comparing Nokia Lumia 820 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

1.A tad more battery power
1650mAhvs 1500mAh (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
2.Measurably faster CPU clock speed
2 x 1.5GHzvs 2 x 1GHz (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
3.Slightly bigger screen size
4.3"vs 4" (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.Measurably more megapixels (photo)
8MPvs 5MP (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
5.Wireless charging
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.Direct updates by OS vendor
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
It can be updated directly by the OS vendor, so no need to wait until the manufacturer or network provider releases an update.
7.Explicitly faster downloads
100MBits/svs 21MBits/s (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
8.Has a dedicated camera button
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
9.Significantly better video recording quality
1,080 x 30fpsvs 720 x 30fps (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
10.Has a dual-LED flash
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
A dual-led flash has led lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
11.Substantially wider aperture at minimum focal length
2.2vs 2.6 (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
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.
12.Has a two-stage shutter
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
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.
13.Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
14.Significantly smaller semiconductor size
28nmvs 32nm (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
15.Has a video light
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
16.Has manual exposure
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
This allows to manually set the exposure.
17.Has manual ISO
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
18.Appreciably faster uploads
50MBits/svs 5.8MBits/s (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
19.Has manual focus
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
This allows to manually set the focus.
20.Has manual white balance
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
21.Glove friendly touchscreen
These super sensitive touchscreens are good for colder climates.
22.Supports Glance Screen
Glance is a Windows Phone 8 feature that allows you to look at the clock and selected notifications (eg: mail, facebook, dropped calls etc) att all times, or when you take it off the pocket (configurable)
23.It has changeable covers
Covers can be swapped. Users can buy different color covers and swap them as they will.
Windows Phone 8
Yesvs No (Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini)
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2. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

19 Reasons why Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is better

Comparing Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini vs Nokia Lumia 820

1.Appreciably higher pixel density
233ppivs 217ppi (Nokia Lumia 820)
120gvs 160g (Nokia Lumia 820)
3.Has branded damage resistant glass
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 820)
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
4.Sizably more internal storage
16GBvs 8GB (Nokia Lumia 820)
5.Has a radio
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 820)
It works as an FM radio with included headsets
6.Is DLNA certified
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 820)
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.
63mmvs 68.5mm (Nokia Lumia 820)
121.6mmvs 123.8mm (Nokia Lumia 820)
9.Substantially newer Bluetooth version
4vs 3.1 (Nokia Lumia 820)
10.Has a BSI sensor
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 820)
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.
11.Plays Adobe Flash
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 820)
Adobe Flash with video and sound is supported in the device's browser.
12.Has a serial shot mode
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 820)
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
13.Notably less body volume
82.9cm³vs 83.5cm³ (Nokia Lumia 820)
14.Smaller in the hand
Easier to use.
15.One of the colour options is pebble blue.
Aesthetics are important, too.
Android 4.0.3–4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (API level 15)
Yesvs No (Nokia Lumia 820)
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini specs
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