Features Key features of the Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T  vs Lumia 520 

screen size

After seeing the Infuse 4G pushing the threshold with screen sizes, AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S II decides to keep it true to the original with its 4.3” WVGA (480 x 800).
Samsung Galaxy S II | by PhoneArena (Sep, 2011)

screen resolution

Lumia 520
800 x 480
The images captured with the 8MP camera of the Galaxy S II are very good – low noise, plenty of fine detail and the color and contrast are good too.
Samsung Galaxy S II | by GSM Arena (Oct, 2011)

memory

processor

Lumia 520
Dual core
Truly showcasing why it’s probably the fastest Android smartphone around, its 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor just blazes through the competition with its flawless execution.
Samsung Galaxy S II | by PhoneArena (Sep, 2011)

camera resolution

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II just might take the trophy in the photo taking department because its 8-megapixel snapper is astoundingly dreamy – and the results really do show!
Samsung Galaxy S II | by PhoneArena (Sep, 2011)

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Store more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Records higher def video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps vs 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 2.2x higher def video
More battery capacity 1,650 mA·h vs 1,430 mA·h More than 15% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 4" More than 5% bigger screen
Thinner 9 mm vs 9.9 mm Around 10% thinner
Front view of Nokia Lumia 520

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Longer talk time 888 min vs 480 min 85% longer talk time; go days without charging

Reviews Word on the street

Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T  vs Lumia 520 

8.8
8.0
Equally impressive, the handset’s 1080p video capture is seemingly on a level on its own as we’re treated with plenty of delicious visuals with its quality.
Samsung Galaxy S II

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T  vs
Lumia 520 
Type AMOLED 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 No Yes

software

Operating system Android 2.3.6 Windows Phone 8
App store Android Market Windows Phone Marketplace
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 120,000 apps

connectivity

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

form factor

Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T  vs
Lumia 520 
Weight 122 g 124 g
Thickness 9 mm 9.9 mm
Size 66 x 126 x 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 16 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
HSDPA (21.1 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 480 min 888 min
Capacity 1,650 mA·h 1,430 mA·h
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