Nokia Lumia 510 vs Samsung Galaxy Music: Which Entry-Level Smartphone is Your Choice?

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Nokia Lumia 510 vs Samsung Galaxy Music: Which Entry-Level Smartphone is Your Choice?

Nokia, the prominent Windows Phone based smartphone vendor released an entry-level smartphone – Lumia 610 in July with a price tag of Rs 12,999 and it was claimed to be the cheapest Windows smartphone launched ever.

Earlier this week, the Finnish manufacturer created waves of excitement among the budget-conscious consumers by unveiled the rumored Lumia 510, which replaced Lumia 610. This new Lumia 510 smartphone is launched for a price of Rs 11,000 in order to quench the needs of the price-conscious consumers by offering a Windows smartphone at a budget-friendly price.

At the same time, Samsung has already entered the budget smartphone arena with its Galaxy Y lineup of products and has achieved scoring sales. Recently, the South Korean handset vendor unveiled an entry-level music centric smartphone dubbed Galaxy Music and its dual SIM variant – Galaxy Music Duos.

Though, Samsung has not disclosed the pricing and the exact release date of its new music smartphones, however the handset is speculated to hit the retail stores by the end this year at a budget MRP.

Hence, Gizbot has come up with a detailed comparison based on the specifications of the two smartphones – Lumia 510 and Galaxy Music. Read it below!

Dimensions & Weight: Lumia 510 carries a dimension of 120.7 x 64.9 x 11.5mm and weighs in at 129 grams and Galaxy Music boasts a dimension of 110.1 x 59.0 x 12.25 mm and weighs around 107 grams.

Display: In this segment, Lumia 510 packs a 4 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

On the other hand, Galaxy Music sports a smaller 3 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution.

Processor: Nokia Lumia 510 is powered by an 800MHz single-core processor under its hood while that used in Galaxy Music is not disclosed by the company.

Operating System: On the operating system front, Lumia 510 is based on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, and it can be upgraded to Windows Phone 7.8, whereas, Galaxy Music is flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Windows Phone 7.8 OS will have a new Start screen look and feel, familiar to that in Windows Phone 8, Ringtone maker app to selected markets to create a personal ringtone, Contact share app updated to support sharing over Bluetooth in addition to SMS and email and more.

Camera: On the camera optics front, Lumia 510 packs with Dual Camera a 5MP rear camera and Galaxy Music comes with a 3MP rear camera. However, both the handsets lack a front facing camera for video calling.

Storage: In terms of storage, smartphones have 4GB of internal storage, however, Lumia 510 comes with 256MB RAM and Galaxy Music comes with 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB.

Further, though the Nokia offering lacks a micro SD card slot supporting expandable storage, it has 7GB SkyDrive cloud storage free.

Connectivity: On the data connectivity front, both the handsets offer Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0 features.

Battery: While Nokia Lumia 510 is loaded with a 1,300 mAh BP-3L battery delivering 6.2 hours talk time and 653 hours standby, Galaxy Music is powered by a 1,300 mAh Li-ion battery of unknown backup.

Price: Lumia 510 is priced at Rs 11,000 and will be available from the next week and Galaxy Music has still not received a price tag. However, analysts assume that it will be priced in the sub Rs 10,000 range.

Verdict

Being entry-level smartphones, both Nokia Lumia 510 and Samsung Galaxy Music lack some significant elements like front camera, but, it is not a feature that all the smartphone users will want. Other than these minor downsides, both the handsets are packed with decent specs.

Speaking of Lumia 510, though the handset lacks a micro SD card slot for expandable memory options, it comes with preloaded apps including Nokia Maps, Nokia Transport and Nokia Drive navigation apps. Also, Nokia is offering bundling three-months of unlimited Nokia Music and Nokia MixRadio subscription with the smartphone.

At the same time, Samsung Galaxy Music, which has been launched mainly for the music enthusiasts who might not wish to spend too much bucks from their pockets comes with Android ICS OS and advanced software features like Sound Alive and SRS technology.

Consumers who are concerned on a large display size, better camera performance, cloud storage facilities and decent battery backup can opt for Lumia 510.

On the other hand, those who are concerned on a relatively lesser price tag with impressive music features and increased storage options can choose Galaxy Music.

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