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Nokia Lumia 625 Samsung Galaxy Core

Nokia Lumia 625 vs Samsung Galaxy Core

Nokia Lumia 625

Reasons to consider the Lumia 625

4G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720 x 480 @ 30fps Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Bluetooth Significantly newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Standby time More standby time 23 days vs 12.5 days More than 80% more standby time, less frequent charging
Network Faster max data speeds LTE (80 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 3x faster)
Talk time Slightly more talk time 15.1 hours vs 9 hours Around 70% more talk time per battery charge
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.7" vs 4.3" Around 20% larger screen
Samsung Galaxy Core

Reasons to consider the Galaxy Core

3.5G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
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
Weight Lighter 124 g vs 159 g More than 20% lighter
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 216 PPI vs 198 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Size Slightly smaller 129x67x8 mm vs 72x133x9 mm More than 10% smaller

Competitors

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Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
FM Transmitter Both have built-in FM transmitters
Listen to music through your car stereo without cables
Thickness Thin
9 mm
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Lumia 625:4.0
Core: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
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
5 MP
Screen resolution High resolution screens
800x480
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
Screen size Large screens
Lumia 625:4.7"
Core:4.3"
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
Unknown, 1200 MHz
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
8 GB
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Lumia 625:Windows Phone Marketplace
Core:Android App Market
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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