Features Key features of the Galaxy Core  vs Lumia 520 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy Core
800 x 480
Lumia 520
800 x 480

memory

Lumia 520
0.5 GB

processor

Galaxy Core
Dual core
Lumia 520
Dual core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Core

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Core

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Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 1,800 mA·h vs 1,430 mA·h More than 25% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 4" More than 5% bigger screen
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 9.9 mm Around 10% thinner
Front view of Nokia Lumia 520

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Nokia Lumia 520

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Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 5.76 Mb/s Around 3.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Core  vs Lumia 520 

8.0
8.0
Color accuracy of the display is high and generally we are pleased with the picture.
Galaxy Core

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Core  vs
Lumia 520 
Type TFT LCD Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.3" 4"
Resolution 800 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 216 ppi 233 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.1 Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe flash support No No

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Galaxy Core  vs
Lumia 520 
Weight 124 g 124 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 9.9 mm
Size 67.6 x 129.3 x 8.9 mm 64 x 119.9 x 9.9 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
microSDXC
microSD
SDXC
microSDHC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 720 x 480 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (21.1 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 840 min 888 min
Talk time (3G) 540 min 576 min
Standby time (3G) 18,000 min 21,600 min
Capacity 1,800 mA·h 1,430 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy Core
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