• Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Nokia Lumia 1020 vs HTC Desire 820

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Nokia Lumia 1020 vs HTC Desire 820

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Nokia HTC
Announced May 2012 July 2013 September 2014
Status Available - May 2012 Available - July 2013 Coming Soon - September 2014
Colors Blue, White Black, White, Yellow Marble White, Tuxedo Grey, Santorini White, Milky-way Grey, Tang
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm
(5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 in)
157.7 x 78.7 x 7.7 mm
(6.21 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 158 g (5.57 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - EMEA version
HSDPA 900 / 2100 - Asia version
4G Network LTE (regional) LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - EMEA version
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 225 Adreno 405
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 32 GB 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack Display, Gorilla Glass 3 LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 4.5 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 768 x 1280 pixels (332 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 61.80% 67.20%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 41 MP (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels) 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels
Flash LED flash Xenon Flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Carl Zeiss optics, Auto Focus, 1/1.2' Sensor Size, ND Filter, Optical Zoom, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Optical Zoom, Panorama Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps, 720p@60fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p [Similar] 8 MP, 1080p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Up to 107 kbps Yes
Edge Class 12 Up to 236.8 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v3.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technology Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG Supported 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 Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery, Wireless Charging Supported via Cover Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 2000 mAh 2600 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 384 h Up to 424 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 19 h 6 min (2G)
Up to 13 h 18 min (3G)
Up to 22 h 24 min (3G)