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Samsung Focus S vs Nokia Lumia 820

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PA Rating - 8
User Rating - 9.7

Posted: 12 Sep 2011
Market Status: Released

Nokia Lumia 820 Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8
User Rating - 8.6

Posted: 05 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Phone 7.5 MangoWindows Phone 8 
Dimensions4.96 x 2.63 x 0.33 inches (126 x 67 x 8 mm)4.87 x 2.70 x 0.39 inches (123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight3.90 oz (111 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.3 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 ppi217 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.

Super AMOLED PlusAMOLED 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels8 megapixels 
FlashLEDDual LED 
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 size 1/3.2" 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Macro mode, Night mode 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (29 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingContinuous autofocus, Video calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels0.3 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 MSM8960 
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.

Single core, 1400 MHzDual core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 225 
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 RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.50 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
15.40 hours
the average is 12 h (732 min)
 
Stand-by time10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Talk time (3G) 8.10 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 
Capacity1650 mAh1650 mAh 
Not user replaceable Yes 
Wireless charging Optional 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 10 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Flickr, Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 800 (band 18), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGELTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
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.

GPSGPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR3.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n, a802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncNFC, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibilityM4  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced12 Sep 201105 Sep 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesBattery, Charger, USB Cable, Hands-free 3.5mm Stereo Headset, Quick Start GuideNokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Product user guide 
MSRP price$ 550  

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