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Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700 vs Nokia Lumia 520

Comparing side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700 vs Nokia Lumia 520 phones. Which is the best phone?


08 Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700 vs 07 Nokia Lumia 520

Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700
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32bit Single



Nokia Lumia 520
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32bit Dual



What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700

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08 Advantages Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700

Epic 4G SPH-D700 vs Lumia 520
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid Super AMOLED vs TFT LCD IPS
Advantage+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light LED flash vs Not supported
Advantage+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies 0.3 megapixels vs Not supported
+More apps available to download and use
2000000 apps (Google Play Store) vs 700000 apps (Marketplace)
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1500 mAh vs 1430 mAh
Advantage+The 4G WIMAX network is newer and faster 4G WIMAX vs 3G+ HSPA+
 4X (times)100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G WIMAX) 100 Mbps vs (3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps
Advantage+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video Video calling vs Not supported

07 Advantages Nokia Lumia 520

Lumia 520 vs Epic 4G SPH-D700
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core vs 1Ghz 32bit Single-Core
 9X (times)100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
8GB (5GB user available) vs 512MB
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB vs Until 32GB
124 grams (4.34 ounces) vs 155 grams (5.43 ounces)
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches) vs 14 millimeters (0.55 inches)
Advantage+Bluetooth 3.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster 3.0 version with A2DP vs 2.1 version with A2DP
Advantage+Better sites viewing on the internet HTML, XHTML, HTML5 vs HTML, XHTML

24 Common items in both devices

+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking 512MB LPDDR2
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos 16 million
+Higher resolution screen 480 x 800 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi) 233 PPI
+Larger screen 4"
+Higher resolution main camera 5 megapixels
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures Only digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus Autofocus
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitive Capacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same time Multitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores 3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the device Accelerometer
+Sensors help you use the device Proximity
+Sensors help you use the device Compass
+Sensors help you use the device Ambient Light
+Removable battery can be replaced easily Lithium ion - Removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasions Speakerphone
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features Vibrating alert
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general FM with RDS / FM
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device A-GPS, GeoTagging / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
+WiFi 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 a/b/g/n is newer and faster 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 a/b/g/n
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB USB 2.0 Mini-B (Mini-USB) / USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys Gorilla Glass / Scratch-resistant glass

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical features Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Brand SamsungNokia
Model Epic 4G SPH-D700Lumia 520
Also known as Sprint Samsung Epic 4G D700, Samsung Galaxy S ProNokia Lumia 520 RM-914, Nokia Lumia 520.2 RM-915
Country or region where it's sold feature not registeredVarious (International)
Release date August, 2010March, 2013
Design / Type SlidingBar
Depth 14 millimeters (0.55 inches)9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height) 65 x 124 millimeters (2.56 x 4.88 in)64 x 119.9 millimeters (2.52 x 4.72 in)
Weight 155 grams (5.43 ounces)124 grams (4.34 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboard Retractable QWERTY keyboardNot supported
Antenna Internal antennaInternal antenna
Water protection Not supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS) Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Operating system Android 2.1 EclairWindows Phone 8.0 Apollo
Firmware update Android 2.3.3 GingerbreadWindows Phone 8.0 Amber
Hardware Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Architecture - Chipset 32bit - Samsung Exynos 332bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
CPU processor 1Ghz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A81Ghz Dual-Core Krait
GPU graphical controller PowerVR SGX540Qualcomm Adreno 305
RAM memory 512MB LPDDR2512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage 512MB8GB (5GB user available)
External storage Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Display Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Display type Super AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size 4" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio ~56.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~59.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Touchscreen Capacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution 480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch) 233 PPI233 PPI
Colors 16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glass Gorilla GlassScratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and data Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Dual SIM Not supportedNot supported
SIM card 1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz band Not supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G network CDMA 800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G network CDMA2000 1xEV-DORM-915 model:
UMTS 850/1900/2100

RM-917 model:
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
4G network WiMAX 802.16Not supported
2G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
Maximum speed download 100 Mbps21 Mbps
Maximum speed upload feature not registered5.76 Mbps
Messaging and calling Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Messaging SMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Speakerphone SupportedSupported
Video calling SupportedNot supported
Call control Voice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back camera Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Main camera 5 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution 2560 x 1920 pixels2592 x 1936 pixels
Video recording (primary) HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fpsHD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fps
Flash LED flashNot supported
Focal aperture feature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length feature not registered28mm lens
Sensor size feature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Autofocus AutofocusAutofocus
Touch focus feature not registeredSupported
Image stabilization feature not registeredNot supported
Zoom Only digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detection Face detectionFace detection
BSI sensor feature not registeredNot supported
HDR feature not registeredNot supported
Front camera / Secondary camera Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Front camera 0.3 megapixelsNot supported
Front camera resolution 640 x 480 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (secondary) Not supportedNot supported
Front flash Not supportedNot supported
Focal aperture feature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal length feature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Multimedia Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Radio FM with RDSFM
TV Not supportedNot supported
Video formats MP4, DivX, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formats MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
Connectivity and interfaces Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
USB USB 2.0 Mini-B (Mini-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV output Not supportedNot supported
Audio output 3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth 2.1 version with A2DP3.0 version with A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNA feature not registeredSupported
NFC Not supportedNot supported
GPS A-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared port feature not registeredNot supported
Other functions Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Active noise cancellation feature not registeredSupported
Vibrating alert SupportedSupported
Ringtones Polyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Flash player SupportedNot supported
Java SupportedNot supported
Sensors Accelerometer
Ambient Light
Ambient Light
Other features - Colors: Black
- Samsung TouchWiz 3.0 UI
- Touch focus
- WiFi hotspot (Android 2.2 or higher)
- Colors: Red, Yellow, Cyan, White on black
- Nokia ClearBlack Display
- 7GB free SkyDrive storage
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
Power supply and autonomy Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Battery technology Lithium ion - RemovableLithium ion - Removable
Battery capacity 1500 mAh1430 mAh
Battery model feature not registeredBL-5J
Talk time 330 minutes | 5.5 hours | 0.2 day582 minutes | 9.7 hours | 0.4 day
Standby 18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 days21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation) Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK feature not registeredfeature not registered

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