Readers who are considering buying either an Android phone or a Windows phone could consider the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Samsung Galaxy S4. Here is a spec comparison between the two devices
Display and Design
The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with a 4.5-inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen, rendering 768 x 1,280 pixel resolution. The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a slightly bigger 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, rendering 1,080 x 1,920 pixel resolution.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm dimensions and weighs 158 g. The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm dimensions and is comparatively lighter, weighing 130 g.
Hardware and Operating System
The Nokia Lumia 1020 is equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual core krait processor and Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chipset. It comes with 32 GB of internal memory and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is equipped with quad core 1.6 GHz cortex A15 and quad core 1.2 GHz cortex A7 processor and a Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset. It comes in 16, 32 and 64 GB internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 operating system, which can be upgraded to WP8 Amber. The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which can be upgraded to the 4.3 version.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 sports a whopping 41 MP primary camera with features like optical image stabilisation and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP. The Samsung Galaxy S4 sports a 13 MP primary camera with features like autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2 MP.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with non-removable Li-ion 2,000 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of 13 hours and 20 minutes on 3G. The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a Li-ion 2,600 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of 17 hours on 3G.
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