PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S Duos vs Lumia 520

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com and phonearena.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S Duos  based on its performance.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S Duos vs Lumia 520

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Lumia 520
1,140

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy S Duos

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S Duos

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Much faster web browser 4,604 vs 1,140 More than 4x better BrowserMark score
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Longer standby time (3G) 28,224 min vs 21,600 min More than 30% longer standby time (3G)
Front view of Nokia Lumia 520

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 520

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More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s Around 3x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Slightly thinner 9.9 mm vs 10.5 mm More than 5% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S Duos  vs Lumia 520 

7.7
8.0
The phone has 21.1 Mbits HSPA+ modem inside, plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS radio to take advantage of the HERE Drive, Maps and Public Transit suite, which is perhaps the most comprehensive offline navigation package for a mobile you can have.
Lumia 520

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S Duos  vs
Lumia 520 
Size 4" 4"
Resolution 800 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 233 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Single core Dual core
RAM 0.75 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 4 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 640 x 480 @ Unknown 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (7.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 519.6 min 576 min
Standby time (3G) 28,224 min 21,600 min
Capacity 1,500 mA·h 1,430 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S Duos  vs
Lumia 520 
Weight 120 g 124 g
Thickness 10.5 mm 9.9 mm
Size 63.1 x 121.5 x 10.5 mm 64 x 119.9 x 9.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.0.4 Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe flash support Yes No

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy S Duos
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Nokia Lumia 520
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