Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Nokia Lumia 720 – Top Prices and Specs Comparison

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If you’re looking to buy a nice smartphone, but you don’t know what to choose, we have here a comparison between Nokia’s Lumia 720 and Samsung’s Galaxy S3 which are some nice choices when looking for a new phone. We hope this helps you make a calculated decision.

Display and Design

Nokia equipped its smartphone with an IPS LCD touch screen measuring 4.3 inches that can render a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. This device weighs 128 and it presents itself with the following dimensions: 127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm.

On the other hand, Samsung equipped its smartphone with a larger Super AMOLED touch screen measuring 4.8 inches that has a superior resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. This device is a tad heavier, weighing 133g and it has the following dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm.

Hardware and Operating System

The processor that powers the Lumia 720 is a dual core clocked at 1 GHz that comes along with a MSM8227 chipset by Qualcomm. This device supports 512 MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64 GB with the help of a microSD card). The operating system on this handset is the Windows Phone 8 (upgradable to Windows Phone 8 Black).

The Galaxy S3 is powered by an A9 Cortex processor that is a quad core which works at 1.4 GHz. The chipset included in the pack is a 4412 Quad Exynos model. The handset supports 1 GB of RAM and has multiple choices of internal memory: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (if you use a microSD card, you can expand your memory up to 64GB). As for an operating system, the smartphone runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich which you can upgrade to Android Jelly Bean.


The superior device in this category is the Samsung Galaxy S3 that features an 8MP rear-facing camera (LED flash + autofocus) and a 1.9MP front-facing camera.

The rear camera on the Nokia Lumia 720 has 6.1MP and features Carl Zeiss optics (LED flash + autofocus). The front camera has 1.3MP.


The device that has the longest battery life is the Lumia 720 which sports a Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery unit. This battery is estimated to last 13 hours and 20 minutes talking time (3G).

The Galaxy S3 sports a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery unit which will last 11 hours and 40 minutes of talking time (3G).


If you are looking for a cheaper device, the Nokia Lumia 720 is the device for you, being priced around $295.00, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 (16GB) is priced at $305.00. There is not much of a difference between the two, unless you are looking for more storage space on the Galaxy S3.


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