The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is the miniature version of the S4, having the approximate size of the iPhone 5s, but it’s an excellent phone because it has applications like Watch On – to control your TV, S Memo, S Voice, Scout, TripAdvisor or Lookout security. The Nokia Lumia 720 is a decent phone, not very advanced, but it’s worth its price. We’ll compare both devices to help you decide which one is worth buying.
Displays and designs
Both phones come with a 4.3-inch display, but they support different resolutions. While then Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has a Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen that renders a resolution of 540×960 pixels, the Nokia Lumia 720 supports a lower resolution of 480×800 pixels, because it has an IPS LCD capacitive touch screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is weighting only 107 grams and has these dimensions: 124.6×61.3×8.9 mm, while the Nokia Lumia 720 is a lot heavier, weighting 128 grams, but it’s bigger also, measuring: 127.9×67.5×9 mm.
Hardware and operating systems
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual core krait processor and it has a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 chipset, only one variant of internal storage – 8 GB, but you can expand it by up to 64 GB.
The Nokia Lumia 720, on the other hand, has a less powerful processor, – a dual core clocked at 1 GHz, but the device has also a Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset. Like the Galaxy S4 mini, the Lumia 720’s internal memory of 8GB can be expanded by up to 64 GB as well.
While the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is an Android that runs on the Jelly Bean o.s. with 1.5 GB of RAM, the Lumia 720 is one of Nokia’s smartphones that run on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 operating system, which is upgradeable to the WP8 Black version. This phone has only 512 MB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has an 8 MP primary camera (autofocus + LED flash) and a 1.9 MP secondary camera. The Nokia Lumia 720’s primary camera is lower, of 6.1 MP, but it has features like Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash and autofocus. The device has also a 1.3 MP secondary camera.
You can talk 12 hours on 3G or listen to music 49 hours on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, which has a Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 1900 mAh. The Nokia Lumia 720’s battery is non-removable and it’s a Li-Ion with a capacity of 2000mAh. On this phone you can talk over 13 hours on 3G or listen to music for 79 hours.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini costs on amazon.com 315 dollars, while the Nokia Lumia 720 can be found at the price of 298 dollars.
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