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Nokia Lumia 1020 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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Nokia Lumia 1020 Remove phone

Posted: 11 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T
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Samsung Galaxy S III Remove phone

Posted: 03 May 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - U.S. Cellular

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Phone 8.1, 8Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4) TouchWiz UX UI 
Dimensions5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 inches (130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm)5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm) 
Weight5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Body materialPolycarbonatePolycarbonate 
Display
Physical size4.5 inches4.8 inches 
Resolution768 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

334 ppi306 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

AMOLEDSuper AMOLED 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Polarizing filterLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
Camera41 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLED, XenonLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.2F2.6 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26 mm  
Camera sensor size1/1.5"1/3" 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, AF Assist Beam, Touch to focus, Manual focus, Optical image stabilization, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Night mode, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video callingDigital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera1.2 megapixels1.9 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960Samsung Exynos 4 (4412) 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1500 MHz, KraitQuad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorAdreno 225ARM Mali-400/MP4 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2048 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time19.10 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
22.50 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Talk time (3G)13.30 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
11.60 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
 
Capacity2000 mAh2100 mAh 
Wireless chargingOptionalOptional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Dolby HeadphoneAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer  
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYesYes 
HD VoiceYes  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI) 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB Host, USB charging 
HDMI via microUSB 
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, MirrorLink 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recordingYes 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T4  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced11 Jul 201303 May 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesNokia AC-60 microUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide, SIM Door Key  

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