Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom Vs Nokia Lumia 1020 Comparison Infographic
In today’s infographic we’re comparing two big name phones from Nokia and Samsung set to compete in the camera phone market, the Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom (deals available here) versus the eagerly anticipated and recently announced Nokia Lumia 1020.
Whilst it may be a natural comparison to make between the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and Nokia Lumia 1020 considering that both smart phones focus heavily on their photographic abilities, these devices are very different and will no doubt appeal to very different fan bases.
Whilst you can’t ignore the colossal 41MP camera that the Nokia Lumia 1020 has to offer, coupled together with Nokia’s PureView imaging technology that lets in 5 times more light and uses a process of oversampling that promises users higher quality images even when zooming, along with sharp HD video capture, the 16MP digital camera of the Samsung is not to be sniffed at either.
Suffice to say that Samsung developed the Galaxy S4 Zoom as a smart camera with call making facilities whereas Nokia opted for a smart phone with superior camera functionality. Based on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini as opposed to the Galaxy S4 as one would expect from its name, the S4 Zoom is better balanced with a 2MP front facing camera compared to Nokia’s mere 1.2 megapixel resolution camera and the Galaxy S4 Zoom offers a 10x optical zoom versus the Lumia 1020’s more limited 3x digital zoom, albeit this does infringe on the overall design, aesthetically speaking.
As for memory, considering the high volume of photos likely to be stored on either device the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom’s 8GB internal memory is somewhat limited to say the least but with expansion this can be boosted to 64GB to overcome the limitations, the Nokia Lumia 1020 however offers 32GB of storage capacity but on the downside no microsD slot.
In terms of operating systems, well the Nokia Lumia 1020 is of course powered by Windows Phone 8 and features Nokia’s HERE apps, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom runs on Androids latest Jelly Bean version (v4.2.2) featuring Samsung’s latest enhancements. And really this comes down to user preference when making a decision on which of these devices to buy based on OS alone.
Thanks to the polycarbonate materials used in the manufacture of the Nokia Lumia 1020 it weighs in at 158g despite its massive camera, which is 50g lighter than the Samsung Galaxy but the Lumia 1020 is much slimmer it has to be said. They are both pretty evenly matched with regards to processor size and there is not a lot between their display sizes with the Lumia 1020 offering a 4.5″ screen against the galaxy S4 zoom’s 4.3″ but having said that the pixel resolution and density of the Lumia’s display is far superior.
Inevitably it does depend on what you want from your phone but we are interested to know your thoughts on the two devices. Are you eagerly awaiting the release of the new Nokia Lumia or are you a Samsung Galaxy fan?