Nokia Lumia 720 Vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Specs, Hardware, And Prices Showdown! Which Is The Better Smartphone?


Which of these smartphones is better for consumers: We pit the Nokia Lumia 720 against the Samsung Galaxy S3 to see which is more user friendly.

In terms of design and display, the Nokia Lumia 720 is equipped with an IPS LCD touch screen measuring at 4.3 inches which can render a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It weighs 128g and its dimensions are 127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a larger Super AMOLED touch screen measuring 4.8 inches which has a superior resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It is much heavier than its competitor, weighing 133g and it has the following dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm.

For the hardware and OS, the Nokia Lumia 720 has a dual core clocked at 1 GHz that comes along with a MSM8227 chipset by Qualcomm. It supports a 512 MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64 GB with the help of a microSD card) and it runs on the Windows Phone 8 (upgradable to Windows Phone 8 Black).

The Samsung Galaxy S3 on the other hand is powered by an A9 Cortex processor that is a quad core which works at 1.4 GHz. It includes a chipset that has a 4412 Quad Exynos model and supports a 1GB of RAM and has multiple choices of internal memory: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (if you use a microSD card, you can expand your memory up to 64GB). The Galaxy S3 runs on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich which can be upgraded to Android Jelly Bean.

In terms of battery usage and camera specs, the Nokia Lumia 720 sports a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery unit and is estimated to last up to 13 hours and 20 minutes of talking time (3G). Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery unit which will last 11 hours and 40 minutes of talking time (3G). The Samsung Galaxy S3 features an 8MP rear-facing camera (LED flash + autofocus) and a 1.9MP front-facing camera, while the rear camera on the Nokia Lumia 720 has a 6.1MP that features Carl Zeiss optics (LED flash + autofocus) and the front camera is at 1.3MP.

The Nokia Lumia 720 is a much cheaper device and is worth $295.00, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 (16GB) cost $305.00.

So which smartphone device is better? Sound off your comments here!

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