• Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM

Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Microsoft Lumia 540 Dual SIM

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Nokia Microsoft
Announced September 2013 October 2013 April 2015
Status Available - September 2013 Available - November 2013 Available - May 2015
Price - - Rs. 8,100 ($119.12) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Black, White, Pink Yellow, white, black, red Orange, white, black, cyan
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
(5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in)
162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm
(6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 in)
144 x 73.7 x 9.4 mm
(5.67 x 2.9 x 0.37 in)
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz) 209 g (7.37 oz) 152 g (5.36 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network LTE LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 -
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features S Pen stylus - -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Amber Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (LTE model) / Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
GPU Adreno 330 (LTE model) Adreno 330 Adreno 302
RAM 3 GB 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 32 GB 8 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.7 inches 6.0 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (386 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (367 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 74.98% 71.44% 64.82%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 20 MP, Carl Zeiss optics 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash Dual-LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, Panorama, HDR 1/2.5' Sensor Size, PureView Technology, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Panorama Auto focus, Sensor size: 1/4 inch, f/2.2 aperture
Video Yes, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps (LTE model) Yes, 1080p@30fps, video light, stereo sound rec. 480p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p [Similar] 5 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Up to 236 kbps
3G HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB Host Yes, microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 3 GB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 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 supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery (BV-4BW) Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 3200 mAh 3400 mAh 2200 mAh
Stand by Up to 420 h (3G) Up to 768 h (2G)
Up to 768 h (3G)
Up to 576 h
Talk Time Up to 21 h (3G) Up to 27 h 40 min (2G)
Up to 25 h (3G)
Up to 26.2 h (2G)
Up to 14.8 h (3G)