PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of S4 vs Lumia 1020


Processing power and speed



3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy S4
Lumia 1020
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity


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PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S4 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S4  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 vs Lumia 1020

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Galaxy S4
Lumia 1020

DxOMark photo quality How good is the phone's camera?

DxOMark video quality Does it shoot good quality video?

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung Galaxy S4

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Much faster web browser 2,670 vs 1,216 Around 2.2x better BrowserMark score
Takes significantly higher quality video 68 vs 64 More than 5% better DxOMark video quality score
Has a removable battery Yes vs No Somewhat common; Old batteries can be replaced inexpensively
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 768 More than 2x higher resolution
Store more stuff 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 331 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Lighter 130 g vs 158 g Around 20% lighter
Faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 2,000 mA·h 30% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.5" More than 10% bigger screen
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 10 mm More than 20% thinner
Back view of Nokia Lumia 1020

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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Much higher resolution front camera 41 MP vs 13 MP Around 3.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4  vs Lumia 1020 

Call quality is superb, data speeds over LTE 4G are excellent and the display has those better than life colors that many love.
Galaxy S4

Alternatively, the standard email app is available as well to handle other email services, but its functionality and interface is similar to Gmail.
Galaxy S4

Gaming on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is handled by the Adreno 320 GPU, which can still work its magic when it comes to giving smooth, real to life gaming on the go.
Galaxy S4


8.7 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S4  vs
Lumia 1020 
Size 5" 4.5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 768
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 440 ppi 331 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No Yes


Operating system Android 5.0 Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe flash support No Yes


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Galaxy S4  vs
Lumia 1020 
Weight 130 g 158 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 10 mm
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm 71 x 130 x 10 mm


Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 64 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 41 MP
Resolution 13 MP 41 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,020 min 798 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 2,000 mA·h
Removable Yes No
Samsung Galaxy S4
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