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Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017) vs Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)

Side by side comparison between Nokia Lumia 530 vs Apple iPhone 3GS phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 3GS XNokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)21Points
Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)
4"
TFT

480x854

5
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Quad

1430
mAh

(Removable)

vs
07PointsApple iPhone 3GS (16GB)Compare Nokia Lumia 530 X
Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
3.5"
TFT

320x480

3.1
MP

256MB
RAM

32bit Single

1219
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Lumia 530 (RM-1017)21 Advantages Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)vsiPhone 3GS (16GB)7 Advantages Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
+1.2GHz 32bit Quad-Core194%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs600MHz 32bit Single-Core
+512MB LPDDR2100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs256MB SDRAM
+eMMC 4.5Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
vsFlash (EEPROM)
+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+129 grams (4.52 ounces)5%
Lighter
vs135 grams (4.73 ounces)
+11.7 millimeters (0.46 inches)5%
Thinner
vs12.3 millimeters (0.48 inches)
+480x854 pixels167%
Higher resolution screen
vs320x480 pixels
+245 PPI48%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs165 PPI
+4"14%
Larger screen
vs3.5"
+(back) 5MP60%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 3.1MP
+Only digital zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsNot supported
+FWVGA (854x480)33%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsVGA (640x480)
+3G+ HSPA+Advantage
The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster
vs3G HSDPA
+(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps192%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(3G HSDPA) 7.2 Mbps
+1430 mAh17%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1219 mAh
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g (2.4Ghz)
+4.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs2.1 + A2DP
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsHTML, XHTML
4GBvs+16GB (14GB available)3 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+AutofocusAdvantage
Best autofocus type for taking pictures
700000 apps (Marketplace)vs+2300000 apps (App Store)2 times
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Proprietary TV-outAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Not supportedvs+Gorilla GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

12 Common items in both devices
Plastic body, glass front
TFT LCD
60Hz
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
+5 specs and more in the table below

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

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📱 Model features

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
ModelLumia 530 (RM-1017)iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Other model namesNokia Lumia 530 Single-SIM RM-1017, Nokia RockApple iPhone 3GS
Country or region available(Europe)CanadaUSAMexico
(Europe), Canada, USA, Mexico
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandNokiaApple
Release date8/1/2014, Announced: 7/1/20146/19/2009
Depth11.7 millimeters (0.46 inches)12.3 millimeters (0.48 inches)
Size (width x height)62.3 x 119.7 millimeters (2.45 x 4.71 in)62.1 x 115.5 millimeters (2.44 x 4.55 in)
Weight129 grams (4.52 ounces)135 grams (4.73 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
System versionWindows Phone 8.1iOS 3.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 6.0
User InterfaceDenim UIfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM821232bit - Samsung S5PC100
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
1.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
Single-Core, 1 processor:
600MHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A8
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 302PowerVR SGX535
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
RAM memory512MB LPDDR2256MB SDRAM
Internal storage4GB
eMMC 4.5
16GB (14GB available)
Flash (EEPROM)
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LCD
Screen size4" inches3.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~59.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~50.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution480x854 pixels (16:9)320x480 pixels (3:2)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)245 PPI165 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display featuresNot supportedNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps7.2 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 900/2100
America version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+CSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels3.1 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2048x1536 pixels
Video recording (primary)FWVGA (854x480) 30 fpsVGA (640x480) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusNot supportedAutofocus
Touch focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationNot supportedNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomNot supported
Face/smile detectionFace detectionNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Front camera (secondary)Not supportedNot supported
Front camera resolutionNot supportedNot supported
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedNot supported
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
LoudspeakerMono sound (not stereo)Supported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMPEG4, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3

🔌 Connectivity

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP2.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
WiFi hotspot
802.11 b/g (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer
Compass
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
BL-5J
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
616-0435
Battery capacity1430 mAh1219 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging5W (5V/1A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy10 hours11.7 hours
Standby528 hours (22 days)300 hours (12.5 days)

➕ Other features

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, MMS, E-mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized with tutorial
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Orange, Green, White, Dark grey
- 15GB free storage OneDrive
- Internet Explorer 11
- Skype, Viber, LINE, WhatsApp, WeChat
- Colors: Black, White
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter integration
- Google Maps
- Audio/video player and editor
- Image editor

☢️ Radiation rate

Nokia Lumia 530 (RM-1017)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.26W/kg (head), 0.79W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.45W/kg (head), 0.4W/kg (body)
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