If you’re looking to buy a dual SIM type of smartphone, here you can read a comparison between two quite affordable handsets that also hold this quality: the Nokia XL and the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2. The Samsung device is well known and liked for its dual SIM character and the Nokia XL is available in both SIM and dual SIM versions. Let’s see exactly what differences exist between the two, and which one would be the better fit for you.
The processor that powers the Nokia XL is a dual core clocked at 1 GHz paired with the Snapdragon S4 Play chipset from Qualcomm. The hardware comes with Adreno 203 graphics.
The Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 is powered by a dual core BCM processor working at 1.2 GHz that features the Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU.
Nokia equipped its smartphone with an IPS LCD touch screen measuring 5 inches. This device can render a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and comes with a pixel ratio of 187 pixels-per-inch.
Samsung equipped its own handset with a TFT touch screen measuring 4 inches. This device has the same resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, but comes with a better pixel density of 233 pixels-per-inch.
Internal memory and RAM
We see that the Galaxy S Duos 2 comes with 768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory (by using a microSD card, you can expand your memory by up to 64GB).
The XL from Nokia has the same basic features (768MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage space), but the memory can only be expanded by up to 32GB.
Regarding the primary camera, we see that both the Nokia and the Samsung come with a 5MP camera (autofocus + LED flash) but with different video shooting capabilities: the Galaxy device can shoot videos of 720p quality, while the Nokia XL can only shoot videos of 480p quality.
Regarding the secondary camera, we see a 2MP one on the Nokia XL and a VGA one on the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2.
Samsung equipped the Galaxy S Duos 2 with a battery of 1500 mAh.
The battery unit featured on the Nokia XL has a capacity of 2000 mAh.
As for connectivity, both the Samsung and the Nokia come with similar support for: GPRS, microUSB 2.0, 3G, EDGE and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The only difference between the two is that the Galaxy S Duos 2 has Bluetooth 4.0, while the Nokia XL has Bluetooth 3.0.
Samsung’s Galaxy S Duos 2 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Nokia’s XL runs on a special Android operating system: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean + Nokia X 1.0 UI.
Dimensions and Weight
There is not much of a thickness difference between the two, but the Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2 is slightly thinner, but also smaller (121.5 x 63.1 x 10.6 mm) than the Nokia XL (141.4 x 77.7 x 10.9 mm). The Nokia is also heavier, weighing 190 grams, while the Samsung weighs only 118 grams.
Nokia XL (Dual SIM): $214.63
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2: $151.99
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