PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Samsung Galaxy Y vs Lumia 520

Performance

Processing power and speed

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

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Nokia Lumia 520 

PhoneRocket recommends the Nokia Lumia 520  based on its performance and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Samsung Galaxy Y 0.16 GB vs Lumia 520

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Samsung Galaxy Y
12,721 ms
Lumia 520
1,444 ms
We expected the Nokia Lumia 520 to match the other mid-range and entry-level WP8 phones we've tested in terms of performance in the SunSpider and BrowserMark benchmark tests and it delivered.
Lumia 520 | by GSM Arena (Apr, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung tablets Samsung Galaxy Y

Reasons to consider the
Samsung tablets Samsung Galaxy Y

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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
Lighter 98 g vs 124 g More than 20% lighter
Longer standby time (3G) 32,400 min vs 21,600 min 50% longer standby time (3G)
Front view of Nokia Lumia 520

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Much faster javascript execution 1,444 ms vs 12,721 ms 8.8x better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Noticeably bigger screen 4" vs 3" Around 35% bigger screen
Significantly sharper screen 233 ppi vs 133 ppi More than 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 2 MP 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
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
Longer talk time (3G) 576 min vs 369.6 min More than 55% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
Store more stuff 8 GB vs 0.16 GB 50x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Higher resolution 800 x 480 vs 320 x 240 5x higher resolution
Faster processor 1 GHz vs 0.83 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More battery capacity 1,430 mA·h vs 1,200 mA·h Around 20% more battery capacity
Records higher def video 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps vs 320 x 240 @ 15 fps 24x higher def video
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 11.5 mm Around 15% thinner
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

Reviews Word on the street

Samsung Galaxy Y 0.16 GB  vs Lumia 520 

7.0
8.0
Interface and functionality The Lumia 520 runs the newest Windows Phone 8 version, meaning it is decked up with live lock screens and features like Kid's Corner, but being a Nokia handset, it also offers the excellent HERE offline navigation suite for free, as well as Nokia Music and the other Lumia goodies, like the camera apps set.
Lumia 520

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Samsung Galaxy Y 0.16 GB  vs
Lumia 520 
Size 3" 4"
Resolution 320 x 240 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 133 ppi 233 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 0.83 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Single core Dual core
Internal storage 0.16 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 2 MP 5 MP
Resolution 2 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 320 x 240 @ 15 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

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

battery

Talk time 1,020 min 888 min
Talk time (3G) 369.6 min 576 min
Standby time (3G) 32,400 min 21,600 min
Capacity 1,200 mA·h 1,430 mA·h

form factor

Samsung Galaxy Y 0.16 GB  vs
Lumia 520 
Weight 98 g 124 g
Thickness 11.5 mm 9.9 mm
Size 58 x 104 x 11.5 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 2.3 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 No Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung tablets Samsung Galaxy Y
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