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Nokia Lumia 520 Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Nokia Lumia 520

Reasons to consider the Lumia 520

3.5G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Bluetooth Significantly newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (21.1 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 3x faster)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Internal storage More internal storage 8 GB vs 4 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Talk time Slightly more talk time 10 hours vs 7.2 hours Around 40% more talk time per battery charge
Thickness Slightly thinner 10 mm vs 11 mm Around 10% thinner
Standby time Slightly more standby time 15 days vs 13.8 days Around 10% more standby time, less frequent charging
Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S Duos

3.5G, Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
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)
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction

Competitors

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Lumia 520:4.0
Duos:3.0
Thickness Thin
Lumia 520:10 mm
Duos:11 mm
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
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
233 PPI
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
5 MP
Screen resolution High resolution screens
800x480
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Lumia 520:Windows Phone Marketplace
Duos:Android App Market
Compass Both lack compasses
No sense of direction when standing still
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
FM Radio Both have built in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard

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