Nokia Lumia 520Samsung Galaxy S3
Top 37%10,913 points
Top 37%
Top 49%14,456 points
Top 49%
Screen size
Number of smartphones
lowmidhigh
Top 65%
795 smartphones
4.67" - 5.13"
NaN% of all smartphonesYes
No
screen size
resolution
RAM
total clock speed
battery power
megapixels
4"
4.8"
Samsung Galaxy J Max
7"
Best

Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: 36 facts in comparison

1. battery power

31.9% more battery power.
1430mAh
Gionee M6 Plus: 6020mAh
2100mAh
4318
0

2. total clock speed

64.29% faster CPU clock speed.
2 x 1GHz
LeEco Le 2 Pro: 10 x 2.7GHz
4 x 1.4GHz
3509
0

3. pixel density

23.86% higher pixel density.
233ppi
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual: 806ppi
306ppi
2897
0

4. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4"
Samsung Galaxy J Max: 7"
4.8"
2434
0

5. megapixels

37.5% more megapixels (photo).
5MP
Nokia Lumia 1020: 41MP
8MP
2142
0

6. RAM

0.5GB more RAM memory.
0.5GB
Huawei Mate 9 Pro: 6GB
1GB
2084
0

7. resolution

58.33% higher resolution.
480 x 800px
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual: 2560 x 3840px
720 x 1280px
1956
0

8. weight

9g lighter.
124g
Microsoft Nokia 105: 68.9g
133g
1336
0

9. has branded damage resistant glass

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
43% have it
1294
0

10. every pixel has three subpixels

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.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
79% have it
1226
0

11. thickness

1.3mm thinner.
9.9mm
Coolpad Ivvi K1 Mini: 4.7mm
8.6mm
1152
0

12. internal storage

8GB more internal storage.
8GB
Huawei Mate 9 Pro: 256GB
16GB
910
0

13. Is DLNA certified

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.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
40% have it
702
0

14. video recording

33.33% better video recording quality.
720 x 30fps
Huawei Honor 8: 2176 x 120fps
1080 x 30fps
651
0

15. has NFC

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
41% have it
620
0

16. width

6.6mm narrower.
64mm
Vertu Signature for Bentley: 42mm
70.6mm
566
0

17. height

16.7mm shorter.
119.9mm
Microsoft Lumia 638: 66.7mm
136.6mm
498
0

18. widest aperture

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.
2.4
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 32GB: 1.7
2.6
471
0

19. The browser has word wrap

The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
80% have it
466
0

20. has a BSI sensor

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.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
36% have it
377
0

21. Is free and open source

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.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
84% have it
352
0

22. has a video light

A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
21% have it
326
0

23. Supports Java

Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
84% have it
311
0

24. has a CMOS sensor

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.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
46% have it
273
0

25. has a gyroscope

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.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
55% have it
203
0

26. volume

8.37% less body volume.
76cm³
Nokia Asha 200: 47.7cm³
82.94cm³
200
0

27. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
52% have it
187
0

28. Has AMOLED display

AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
20% have it
160
0

29. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
92% have it
159
0

30. Has out-of-order execution

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
53% have it
131
0

31. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
55% have it
130
0

32. has a front camera

A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
90% have it
128
0

33. Has sharing intents

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
80% have it
126
0

34. SAR - US head

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.
0.77W/kg
Samsung Galaxy SII I9100: 0.16W/kg
0.55W/kg
121
0

35. Has TrustZone

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).
Nokia Lumia 520
Samsung Galaxy S3
55% have it
120
0
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