Nokia Lumia 720 Samsung ATIV S

Nokia Lumia 720 vs Samsung ATIV S

Nokia Lumia 720

Reasons to consider the Lumia 720

3.5G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Standby time More standby time 21.7 days vs 9.1 days Around 2.5x more standby time, less frequent charging
Size Slightly smaller 128×68×9 mm vs 71×137×9 mm Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 128 g vs 135 g Around 10% lighter
Samsung ATIV S

Reasons to consider the ATIV S

3.5G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Network Much faster max data speeds HSPA+ (84 mbps) vs HSDPA (21.1 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 4x faster)
Wifi Much faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11 (0 mbps) Almost the same
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 305 PPI vs 216 PPI More than 40% crisper display of text, images and video
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1500 MHz vs Unknown, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (50% faster)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 720x1,280 vs 800x480 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 29fps vs 720p @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Camera resolution Slightly higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 6.7 MP Take photos with around 20% more detail for larger prints
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.8"" vs 4.3"" More than 20% larger screen
Talk time Slightly more talk time 14.5 hours vs 10 hours More than 40% more talk time per battery charge


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Thickness Thin
9 mm
Network Fast data transfer
Lumia 720HSDPA (21.1 mbps)
ATIV SHSPA+ (84 mbps)
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Lumia 7206.7 MP
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
App store App store(s) have fewer apps than some
Windows Phone Marketplace
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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