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Nokia Lumia 820 vs Samsung Galaxy S III mini

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Nokia Lumia 820 Remove phone

Posted: 05 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Remove phone

Posted: 10 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Phone 8Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz UX UI 
Dimensions4.87 x 2.70 x 0.39 inches (123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm)4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 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.

217 ppi233 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 
Screen-to-body ratio62.04 %59.55 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorProximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashDual LEDLED 
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.

F2.2  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm  
Camera sensor size1/3.2"  
FeaturesAutofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Macro mode, Night modeCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesContinuous autofocus, Video callingDigital image stabilization, Video calling 
Front-facing camera0.3 megapixels VGA0.3 megapixels VGA 
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 MSM8960STE U8420 
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, KraitDual core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 225Mali-400MP 
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.

1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time15.40 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
14.16 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Talk time (3G)8.10 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
7.83 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity1650 mAh1500 mAh 
Wireless chargingOptional  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 10  
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 MHz900, 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, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIMYes  
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 positioningA-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging 
OtherNFC, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellationYes 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced05 Sep 201211 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesNokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Product user guide  

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