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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
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 233 PPI vs 221 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Weight Slightly lighter 124 g vs 135 g Around 10% lighter
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

Competitors

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Thickness Thin
Lumia 520:10 mm
Galaxy R:9 mm
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Lumia 520:4.0
Galaxy R:3.0
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
5 MP
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Lumia 520:Windows Phone Marketplace
Galaxy R:Android App Market
Screen resolution High resolution screens
800x480
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

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard

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