Nokia Lumia Icon vs Samsung Galaxy S III

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Display

Size:

5.0 inches
4.8 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 306 PPI

Technology:

AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

71.04 %
65.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

300 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974-AA
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:

2GB LPDDR3
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage:

32GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

2420 mAh
2100 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
EIS, Video calling

Front:

1.2 MP
1.9 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.39 x 2.79 x 0.39 inches (137 x 71 x 10 mm)
5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 inches (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

5.86 oz (166.0 g)
4.69 oz (133.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Features:

Notification light
Notification light

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 4(AWS-1), 13(700 c)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

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

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

DLNA
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink

Radio:

FM
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
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, Charging
OTG, Video out, Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode
Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features:

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

Buyers information

In The Box:

Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable (CA-190CD), Printed material

Availability

Officially announced:

Feb 12, 2014
May 03, 2012
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