Difference between Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy S3

Key difference: The Lumia 1020 is the newest flagship phone by Nokia. It features a 41 MP camera and runs on Windows Mobile 8. Samsung Galaxy S3 was the successor of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the flagship phone of Samsung Corporation.

Nokia has announced the launch of its newest flagship phone, the Lumia 1020. It was officially launched on July 23, 2013. The Lumia 1020 succeeds the Nokia 808 PureView. The device comes with a 32 GB internal memory and a 2GB RAM. It is run on Windows Mobile 8.

However, the most highlighted feature of the Lumia 1020 is the 41 MP camera with PureView technology. PureView utilizes a pixel oversampling technique, which reduces an image taken at full resolution into a lower resolution picture while maintaining a higher definition and light sensitivity. It also allows for lossless zoom.

Due to this the phone is marketed towards amateur photographers and shutterbugs. However, also because of the camera, the phone is classified as a niche device, which is why is pricier than most high-end smartphones. A camera case accessory for the phone is also available, which turns the phone into a point and shoot camera. The case also allows the phone to be attached to a tripod.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a slate-format multi-touch smartphone that was launched by the Samsung Corporation. It was launched in May 2012. It is the successor of Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S but abandons the rectangular design of the predecessors. Instead it opts for more rounded corners making it resemble the Galaxy Nexus. The company has since released the Samsung Galaxy S4, the successor of Galaxy S3.

The Galaxy S3 sports a 4.8 HD Super AMOLED screen with corning gorilla glass 2. It is offered with Android v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and can be upgraded to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). The Galaxy S III has a polycarbonate plastic chassis and is available in a variety of different colors.

When the phone was initially launched in May, the phone was considered to have been backed with innovative features and the TouchWiz "Nature UX" GUI was considered to be advanced. The GUI also included the “Water Lux” effect which can produce water ripples on contact. The phone also offered S Voice in response to Apple’s Siri, which enabled users to verbally control 20 functions on the phone. It was effectively considered as a iPhone killer. It also received additional publicity because of the patent infringement lawsuits against Apple.

Comparison between Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy S3:

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Nokia Lumia website, the Samsung website and GSMArena.com.

 

Nokia Lumia 1020

Samsung Galaxy S3

Launch Date

July 23, 2013

May 2012

Company

Nokia

Samsung Electronics

Size

130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm (5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 in)

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

Display

4.5 inches AMOLED ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen

4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED

Screen

768 x 1280 pixels, 16M colors (~332 ppi pixel density)

1280x720 pixels

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Corning Gorilla Glass 2,

oleophobic fingerprint-resistant coating.

Weight

158 g (5.57 oz)

133 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

3G Network

RM-875 and RM-877: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

RM-876: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

(HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850/900/1900/2100 MHz

4G Network

RM-875: LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

RM-877: LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

LTE availability depends on the market.

GUI

Windows Mobile

TouchWiz "Nature UX"

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9

GPU

Adreno 225

Mali-400MP

OS

Windows Phone 8

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradeable to 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4

Exynos 4412 Quad

RAM

2 GB

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

32 GB, 64 GB (in some markets)

16/32/64 GB (The 64GB model has been discontinued)

Expandable Memory

No

microSD up to 64 GB

Sensors

Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer

Accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass, proximity, gyro, barometer

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Channel bonding, NFC

WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth® 4.0(LE), microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go, wireless charging.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB.

Speed

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 3.0

Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR.

USB

microUSB 2.0

micro-USB 2.0; USB On-the-go.

Primary Camera

41 MP, PureView

8 megapixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSI.

Secondary Camera

1.2 MP, [email protected]

1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI

Video

[email protected], 4x lossless digital zoom, video light

[email protected], zero shutter lag.

Camera Features

  • Auto focus
  • Carl Zeiss Tessar lens
  • 1/1.5 inch Sensor size
  • f/2.2 aperture
  • 26 mm Camera focal length
  • Camera minimum focus range of 15 cm
  • 4.0 m Xenon flash
  • Optical image stabilization
  • PureView
  • Backside-illuminated image sensor
  • 6-lens optics
  • High resolution zoom 3x
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face and smile detection
  • image stabilization. Burst shot & Best photo
  • Recording snapshot
  • HDR

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

Audio supported formats

Codecs: MP3, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, GSM FR, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2

Audio playback file formats: ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X.

Video supported formats

Video playback codecs: VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4

Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV

Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p).

Battery Capacity

Non-removable 2000 mAh

2100 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 384 h

Up to 590 h (2G) / Up to 790 h (3G)

Talktime

Up to 19.1 h (2G), Up to 13.3 h (3G)

Up to 21 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 11 h 40 min (3G)

Available Colors

Black, White, Yellow, Red (in select markets)

Pebble blue, Marble white, Amber brown, Garnet red, Sapphire black, Titanium grey, La Fleur

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

Browser

HTML5

HTML, Adobe Flash

Radio

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • 7 GB Free cloud storage
  • Wireless Charging
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Alarm clock, Reminders, To-do list, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Office apps: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote
  • Photography apps: Nokia Pro Camera, Nokia Smart Camera, Creative Studio, Cinemagraph, PhotoBeamer, Nokia Glam Me Lens, Panorama
  • Music apps: Nokia Music, Mix Radio
  • Navigation features: Public transportation routing guidance, Save favorite destinations, Free maps, Live traffic information, Free voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Offline maps, Speed limit warnings, LiveSight, Free turn-by-turn walk navigation
  • General Security features: Remote device locking via Internet, Secure NFC, Track and Protect via internet, Firmware update, Remote wipe of user data via Internet, Device lock, Device passcode, PIN code, Firmware and OS integrity check, Secure device start-up, Online back-up and restore, Application sandboxing and integrity check
  • Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart Stay eye tracking
  • Dropbox (50 GB storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search
  • Maps
  • Gmail
  • YouTube
  • Calendar
  • Google Talk
  • Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

Image Courtesy: nokia.com, samsung.com

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