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Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700 vs Nokia Lumia 520

Comparison: 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?

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

Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700





32bit Single



Nokia Lumia 520




32bit Dual



What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Nokia Lumia 520

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07 Advantages Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700

Epic 4G SPH-D700vsLumia 520
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS
Advantage+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flashvsNot supported
Advantage+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies0.3 megapixelsvsNot supported
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1500 mAhvs1430 mAh
Advantage+The 4G WIMAX network is newer and faster4G WIMAXvs3G+ HSPA+
 4 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G WIMAX) 100 Mbpsvs(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps
Advantage+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo callingvsNot supported

07 Advantages Nokia Lumia 520

Lumia 520vsEpic 4G SPH-D700
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs1Ghz 32bit Single-Core
 9 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
8GB (5GB user available)vs512MB
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB vsUntil 32GB
124 grams (4.34 ounces)vs155 grams (5.43 ounces)
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs14 millimeters (0.55 inches)
Advantage+Bluetooth 3.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster3.0 version with A2DPvs2.1 version with A2DP
Advantage+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5vsHTML, XHTML

24 Common items in both devices

+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking512MB LPDDR2
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Higher resolution screen480 x 800 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)233 PPI
+Larger screen4"
+Higher resolution main camera5 megapixels
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusAutofocus
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary cameraHD (1280 x 720 pixels)
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion - Removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFM with RDS / FM
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
+WiFi 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 a/b/g/n is newer and faster802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 a/b/g/n
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 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 keysGorilla Glass / Scratch-resistant glass

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

Model and physical featuresSamsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
ModelEpic 4G SPH-D700Lumia 520
Also known asSprint Samsung Epic 4G D700, Samsung Galaxy S ProNokia Lumia 520 RM-914, Nokia Lumia 520.2 RM-915
Country or region where it's soldfeature not registeredVarious (International)
Release dateAugust, 2010March, 2013
Design / TypeSlidingBar
Depth14 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)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)124 grams (4.34 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardRetractable QWERTY keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Samsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Operating systemAndroid 2.1 EclairWindows Phone 8.0 Apollo
Firmware updateAndroid 2.3.3 GingerbreadWindows Phone 8.0 Amber
HardwareSamsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 332bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
CPU processor1Ghz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A81Ghz Dual-Core Krait
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX540Qualcomm Adreno 305
RAM memory512MB LPDDR2512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage512MB8GB (5GB user available)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHCUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
DisplaySamsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD IPS
Screen size4" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~56.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~59.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)233 PPI233 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla GlassScratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Dual SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkCDMA 800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DORM-915 model:
UMTS 850/1900/2100

RM-917 model:
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
4G networkWiMAX 802.16Not supported
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload100 Mbps21/5.76 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedNot supported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Main camera5 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution2560 x 1920 pixels2592 x 1936 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fpsHD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusfeature not registeredSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detectionFace detection
BSI sensorfeature not registeredNot supported
HDRfeature not registeredNot supported
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Front camera0.3 megapixelsNot supported
Front camera resolution640 x 480 pixelsNot 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
MultimediaSamsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
RadioFM with RDSFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
USBUSB 2.0 Mini-B (Mini-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth2.1 version with A2DP3.0 version with A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNAfeature not registeredSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Active noise cancellationfeature not registeredSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerSupportedNot supported
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 autonomySamsung Epic 4G SPH-D700Nokia Lumia 520
Battery technologyLithium ion - RemovableLithium ion - Removable
Battery capacity1500 mAh1430 mAh
Battery modelfeature not registeredBL-5J
Talk time330 minutes | 5.5 hours | 0.2 day582 minutes | 9.7 hours | 0.4 day
Standby18000 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, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered

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