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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

LTE Dual Sim

Samsung Galaxy S III

16 GB U.S. Cellular
SCH-I535
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL Samsung Galaxy S III
Global Score
7.277.51
Basic Information
MicrosoftSamsung
Windows Phone 8.1Android 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4
0000-00-002012-06-04
6.22 x 3.21 x 0.35 inches5.39 x 2.80 x 0.34 inches
6.03 ounces4.70 ounces
Black, Blue, Orange and WhiteBlack, Blue, Brown and White
--Polycarbonate
Scratch-Resistant GlassScratch-Resistant Glass
$ 180.00 at Amazon$ 110.00 at Amazon
Display / Screen
5.7 inches4.8 inches
720 x 1280 pixels (HD)720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
258 pixels per inch306 pixels per inch
Capacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
6.97.1
Performance
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 chipset
Quad-Core 1200 MHz processorKrait (Dual-Core 1500 MHz) processor
1 GB RAM2 GB (500 MHz) RAM
Adreno 305 (450 MHz) GPUAdreno 225 (400 MHz) GPU
7.567.65
Storage
8 GB internal memory16 GB internal memory
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) external memory slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) external memory slot
3.223.5
Camera
13.00 MP + 5.00 MP8.00 MP + 1.90 MP
f/2.00 aperturef/2.60 aperture
28.00mm focal length--
0.33 inches (1/3") sensor0.33 inches (1/3") sensor
1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD) video resolution
7.377.26
Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi
Mobile HotspotMobile Hotspot
LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSMLTE (4G), EV-DO A and CDMA
Micro SIM, Dual SIMMicro SIM
9.47.7
Battery Life
3000mAh Battery2100mAh Li-Ion Battery
Removable BatteryRemovable Battery
--Wireless Charging
888 hours standby time
30.3 hours talk time
200 hours standby time
15 hours talk time
4.964.4
Other Features
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPSGPS
NFCNFC
Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity SensorAccelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor

Comparisson review

Samsung Galaxy S III has a global score of 7.51, which is a bit better than Microsoft Lumia 640 XL's general score of 7.27. Samsung Galaxy S III comes with Android 4.1.2 operating system, while Microsoft Lumia 640 XL works with Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The Samsung Galaxy S III is a notably lighter and a bit thinner cellphone than the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL.

Galaxy S III features just a bit better hardware performance than Microsoft Lumia 640 XL, because although it has an inferior number of cores (but faster) and a weaker 400 megahertz GPU, it also counts with 1 GB more RAM. The Galaxy S III has a bit sharper screen than Lumia 640 XL, because although it has a little bit smaller screen, and they both have the same exact 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, the Galaxy S III also counts with a just a bit better pixels density.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 XL counts with a bit better camera than Galaxy S III, and although they both have the same video frame rate, the same 1920x1080 video quality and the same back-facing camera sensor size, the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL also has a lot better resolution camera and a lot bigger camera aperture for better images in low light environments.

Galaxy S III features a bit bigger storage for games and applications than Lumia 640 XL, because although it has an external memory slot that supports 64 GB smaller, it also counts with 16 GB internal memory capacity. Lumia 640 XL has improved battery life than Galaxy S III, because it has a 3000mAh battery size against 2100mAh.

In addition to being the best phone in our comparisson, Galaxy S III is also a bargain compared to the other ones.