Nokia Lumia 1020 Versus Samsung Galaxy S4 – A Comparison

Jul 25, 13 Nokia Lumia 1020 Versus Samsung Galaxy S4 – A Comparison

Few years ago it felt amazing to see a camera being inducted on a mobilephone. The purpose of it was to suffice the basic needs of a user to capture and record important moments instantaneously.

However, today smartphones have come a long way like Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom to support amateur photography. Nonetheless, these are camera-centric devices that a photography enthusiasts would automatically go after.

In the global market, it is their whopping camera that brings them close to compete against each other.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Versus Samsung Galaxy S4 can simply be interpreted as war of the cameras with smartphone functionalities.

We have put together specs of both these devices, go through it to know more better;


It would be appropriate to start by comparing the cameras!

The Lumia 1020 has 41MP sensor branded PureView by the company working with an f/2.2 ZEISS lens.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has 16MP CMOS sensor with an f/3.1-f/6.3 24-240mm 10x zoom lens.

Form Factor, Size & Weight

Both the smartphones are of candybar design made. While Lumia 1020 is of polycarbonate build, the S4 Zoom is madeup of standard plastic.

Dimensions of Nokia Lumia 1020 is 5.13 x 2.81 x 0.41 inches (130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4 mm) and Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is 4.94 x 2.50 x 0.61 inches (125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm).

On the comparison note GS4 Zoom is  thicker than the Lumia, the latter is also taller and wider than the former.

The Lumia 1020 is lighter device than the GS4 Zoom it weighs 158gm against the GS4 Zoom 208gm.


The Lumia 1020 display measures 4.5” diagonally with resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels. The Galaxy S4  display measures 4.3” diagonally with 960 x 540 resolution.

The pixel per inch of Lumia 1020 and Galaxy S4 is 332ppi and 256ppi respectively.

On the grounds of display specs Nokia clearly leads over its competitor!

Processor & RAM

They are equally matched with dual cores and 1.5GHz clocking speed. But the Lumia 1020 has a upper hand over GS4 Zoom with it’s high-end Snapdragon S4 processor.

In the case of RAM, its a 2GB that comes in the Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1.5 GB in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.

Storage & Battery

The on-board space of Lumia 1020 is 32GB and GS4 Zoom is of 8GB. A user can store more photos on Zoom by expanding the memory upto 64 GB via microSD card.

The Lumia uses a 2,000mAh battery and Samsung Zoom has a 2,330mAh.

Operating System

On the software front, Lumia 1020 is powered by WP8 (Windows Phone 8) and Samsung Zoom uses Android 4.2 Jelly Bean along with its own layer on top -  TouchWiz UI.

Wrap Up

We have jotted down a spec-based overview of both the camera devices here!

On the technical front it is the Nokia Lumia 1020 that takes the lead against the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. No questions, both the devices will be the most bought phone among camera lovers. It is their immense use and experience that will reveal of to who the real winner is.

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