Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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Display

Display size

6.0 inches
4.8 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

368 ppi
306 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.95 %
65.82 %

Peak brightness

600 cd/m2 (nit)
300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2), Polarizing filter
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3"

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Video light
Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

1.2 megapixels
1.9 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inches (162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm)
5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)

Weight

7.37 oz (209 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
4.69 oz (133 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Black, Yellow, Red, White
Black, Gray, Brown, Pink, Blue, Red, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer, Dolby Headphone
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer

Screen mirroring

 
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink

Radio

FM, Stereo, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Samsung Exynos 4 Quad 4412

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU

Adreno 330
Mali-400 MP4

RAM

2 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 64 GB

OS

Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Android (4.3, 4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
USB OTG, Video out

Location

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 20, 8, 3, 1, 7
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 11 Mbit/s
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Micro SIM

Battery

Capacity

3400 mAh
2100 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Charging

Qi wireless charging
 

Talk time

27.40 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
22.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
34.6 days (830 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

25.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
11.60 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
32.1 days (770 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Music playback

124.00 hours
 

Video playback

10.80 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 30, 2013
 

FCC ID value: PYAB link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.26 W/kg
 

Body

0.35 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.75 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide, SIM Door Key
 

MSRP price

$ 749
 
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