PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S III mini vs Lumia 620

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

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 phonearena.com, gsmarena.com and techradar.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Nokia Lumia 620 

PhoneRocket recommends the Nokia Lumia 620  based on its performance.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S III mini vs Lumia 620

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Lumia 620
1,174 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S III mini

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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
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Slightly bigger screen 4" vs 3.8" More than 5% bigger screen
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 11 mm Around 10% thinner
Front view of Nokia Lumia 620

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Nokia Lumia 620

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Faster javascript execution 1,174 ms vs 1,955 ms Around 40% better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much better theoretical download speed 84 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s More than 5.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S III mini  vs Lumia 620 

8.9
8.0
Outdoor visibility isn't very good, just like on most other AMOLED screens.
Galaxy S III mini

7.0
8.0
It's got a fairly reasonable pixel density of 246 ppi too, which while not as sharp as most high-end handsets is still good enough to produce fairly crisp images.
Lumia 620

Overall

8.0 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S III mini  vs
Lumia 620 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4" 3.8"
Resolution 800 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 245 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.1.2 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 Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Galaxy S III mini  vs
Lumia 620 
Weight 120 g 127 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 11 mm
Size 63 x 121.5 x 9.9 mm 61.1 x 115.4 x 11 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1 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 5 MP 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSPA+ (84 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 469.8 min 594 min
Standby time (3G) 21,600 min 19,872 min
Capacity 1,500 mA·h 1,300 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S III mini
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Nokia Lumia 620
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