Difference between Nokia Lumia 820 and Samsung Galaxy Grand

Key difference: One of the first smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 820. The Nokia Lumia 820 was first of the first phones to be developed running on Windows Phone 8. It was launched in November 2012, as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Nokia 920. Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched by the Samsung Corporation. The phone is cased in polycarbonate plastic and is rectangular in shape with curved edges similar to other Samsung phones.

Nokia is a multinational communications and information technology corporation based in Helsinki, Finland. Nokia’s phones have been famously known as being simple and durable. In 2012, it was the world’s second largest mobile phone maker by unit sales, following Samsung. However, the sales of Nokia have been decreasing as more and more of the market shifts towards smartphones such as iPhones and Androids. In an attempt to offset their decreasing sales, Nokia tied up with Microsoft to release its own line of smartphones, the Nokia Lumia running on Windows Phone Operating Software.

One of the first smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 820. The Nokia Lumia 820 was first of the first phones to be developed running on Windows Phone 8. It was launched in November 2012, as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Nokia Lumia 920. It has a 4.3 inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and a 1 GB RAM. The phone has 8 GB internal memory and an external memory expandable up to 64 GB.

Nokia Lumia 820 features an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash, as well as Carl Zeiss optics. It also has a VGA secondary front-facing camera for self photo shots and video calling. The phone is available in a variety of bright colors, such as black, gray, red, yellow, white, blue, and violet. In fact, the phone comes with back panels in these colors allowing the user to change the phone’s color every few days.

The newest and most distinguishing feature of the Lumia 820 is that the phone is capable of wireless charging. However, the wireless charging mat is not included with the phone and has to be purchased separately.

However, the phone has been criticized as being chunky and heavy. Another issue with the phone, in fact all the Windows phones, is that it comes with the Internet Explorer browser built-in, which can be quite lagging at times, and the phones do not support any other browsers. Furthermore, the collection of apps available on Windows is quite limited, especially as compared to the apps available for Android and Apple.

Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched by the Samsung Corporation. The phone sports a 5-inch capacitive touch screen with a display of 480 x 800 pixels. The phone is cased in polycarbonate plastic and is rectangular in shape with curved edges similar to other Samsung phones. The phone runs on 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor and has 1 GB RAM. The phone is dual-SIM, but is also available in single SIM in some countries. The phone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with no words on if it can be upgraded to 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. One worth noting feature of the phone is the Multi Window, which allows users to seamlessly multi-task, without have to minimize one application and run another. The applications run side-by-side, or in this case up and down. The company has a mounted an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera, par with many smartphones available these days.

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

 

Nokia Lumia 820

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Launch Date

November 2012

January 2013

Company

Nokia

Samsung

Size

123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm, 83.5 cc (4.87 x 2.70 x 0.39 in)

143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm

Display

AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

5.0 inches, capacitive touchscreen 16M colors

Screen

480 x 800 pixels, 4.3 inches (~217 ppi pixel density)

480 x 800 pixels (~187 ppi pixel density)

Protection

ClearBlack display

Yes

Weight

160 g (5.64 oz)

162 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only

4G Network

LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only

GUI

Windows Phone 8

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait

1.2 GHz Dual-core

GPU

Adreno 225

-

OS

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Android  4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon

-

RAM

1 GB RAM

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Dual SIM

Internal Memory

8 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Connectivity

Micro-USB charging connector, 3.5 mm audio connector, Micro-USB-B connector, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, NFC, Wi-Fi Channel bonding

GSM 3G, HSPA-PLUS, EDGE/GPRS, HSPA+ 21/5.76Mbps, WI-FI, WI-FI Direct, Bluetooth support.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

Speed

HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v3.1 with A2DP, EDR

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

Yes, VGA

2 MP

Video

Yes, [email protected], video stabilization

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

Dolby Headphone sound enhancement, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

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

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/ AC3/FLAC player

Video supported formats

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

Video playback file formats: MP4, WMV, 3GP, M4V

Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery (BP-5T)

Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery

Stand-by

360 h

440 hours

Talk time

2G talk time: 15.4 h

3G talk time: 8.1 h

10 hours

Available Colors

Black, Gray, Red, Yellow, White, Blue, Violet

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS, support and GLONASS

Java

No

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Fixed dialling number, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes
  • Document formats supported: Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Windows companion app, Mac companion app
  • Sync content: Calendar, To-do list, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts
  • Game features: DirectX 11, Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: nokia.com, samung.com

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