• Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy Core Plus

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy Core Plus

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Nokia Samsung
Announced May 2012 February 2013 October 2013
Status Available - May 2012 Available - April 2013 Available - October 2013
Colors Blue, White Yellow, red, cyan, white/black White, Black, Pink
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm
(4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 in)
129.7 x 66 x 9.5 mm
(5.11 x 2.6 x 0.37 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 124 g (4.37 oz) 132.5 g (4.66.0.18 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SM-G3500
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SM-G3502 (SIM 1 & SIM 2)
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network LTE (regional) - -
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Dual-core 1 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8227 Snapdragon S4 Dual-core 1.2 GHz
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 305 -
RAM 1 GB 512 MB N/A
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 8 GB storage 4 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 4.0 inches 4.3 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 59.47% 61.46%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS FM Radio -
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels
Flash LED flash No LED flash
Features Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 720p@30fps Yes
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] No [Similar] Yes, VGA [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Yes Yes
Edge Class 12 Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 4 GB
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB
USB OTG Supported - -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 1430 mAh 1800 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 384 h (3G)
Up to 360 h (3G)
Up to 320 h
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 17 h 24 min (2G)
Up to 9 h 42 min (3G)
Up to 9 h