Nokia Lumia 520 Samsung Galaxy R

Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy R

Nokia Lumia 520

Reasons to consider the Lumia 520

3.5G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Network Significantly faster max data speeds HSDPA (21.1 mbps) vs EDGE (0.384 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 55x faster)
Bluetooth Newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Weight Slightly lighter 124 g vs 135 g Around 10% lighter
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 233 PPI vs 221 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Samsung Galaxy R

Reasons to consider the Galaxy R

3G, Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Screen type Bright, vivid screen Super LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
App store Many more apps available Android App Market vs Windows Phone Marketplace The Android App Market has over 400,000 apps vs 55,000 (around 7.5x more)
Standby time More standby time 25.8 days vs 15 days More than 70% more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.2"" vs 4.0"" More than 10% larger screen


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Thickness Thin
Lumia 52010 mm
Galaxy R9 mm
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Lumia 5204.0
Galaxy R3.0
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Lumia 520Windows Phone Marketplace
Galaxy RAndroid App Market
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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