The smartphone self-portrait or ‘selfie' has become a phenomenon. Apparently, the selfie craze isn't dying any time soon as more and more handset makers are using this feature as a marketing tool.
These days everyone is joining the selfie party, and today the much awaited Nokia Lumia 730 with a 5MP front-facing shooter has come to India. Priced at Rs. 15,299, the Lumia 730 will be made available nationwide starting October 6.
On the other hand, there's the Samsung-made Galaxy Grand Prime - yet another ‘selfie' focused smartphone in the mid-range category. It has got decent specifications and a 5MP front-facing camera. The phone is priced at Rs. 15,499. Both devices have more-or-less similar specifications.
But which is the best? We've tried to find core differences on the basis of specifications and highlighted features.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Vs Nokia Lumia 730: Operating System
Like every new Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy Grand Prime runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the box. With Samsung's TouhWiz UI on top of Android, you'll also find access to quite a few Samsung-promoted apps.
The Nokia Lumia 730, on the other hand, is running on Windows Phone 8.1 mobile OS. The new version of Windows phone is fast and very responsive.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Vs Nokia Lumia 730: Design
The Galaxy Grand Prime is a typical plastic crafted handset. It measures in at 8.6mm, which isn't the slimmest in its class. Overall the phone is on a heavier side (156grams).
The Nokia-made Lumia 730 too isn't different in terms of styling. The device is made out of plastic but comes in a variety of colors. The phone measures in at 8.9 thick and weighs 130grams.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Vs Nokia Lumia 730: Display
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has a 5-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 960 x 540-pixels. And hence the phone's resolution is slightly underwhelming compared to rivals.
The Nokia Lumia 730, on the other hand, offers a 4.7-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720-pixels.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Vs Nokia Lumia 730: Camera
In the camera department, the Galaxy Grand Prime houses an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto focus and an LED Flash. The mid-range handset comes with a 5-megapixel with an Ultra Wide angle of 85 degrees. The high-resolution camera ensures best possible shots. The device's rear-facing camera is capable of recording video in 1080p format at 30fps.
The Nokia Lumia 730, on the other, comes with a 6.7-megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and an LED Flash. Nokia claims the Lumia 730's front-facing camera is class apart. It has a 5MP resolution, similar to that of Samsung's Galaxy Grand front camera.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Vs Nokia Lumia 730: Processing
To keep things running, the Galaxy Grand Prime uses a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board memory, which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.
The Nokia Lumia 730, on the other hand, is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage and microSD card support (up to 128GB).
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Vs Nokia Lumia 730: Battery
While the Galaxy Grand Prime offers a massive 2600 mAh battery, the Lumia 730 juices up the device via a 2200mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Vs Nokia Lumia 730: Price
While Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has been listed via the official Samsung site at a price tag of Rs. 15,499, the Nokia Lumia 730 has been given a price tag of Rs. 15,299.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Vs Nokia Lumia 730: Conclusion
When you compare the specs, there is very little between the two mid-range smartphones. The screen is slightly bigger on the Galaxy Grand Prime, but the display resolution is very poor. The cameras are almost identical although the Nokia Lumia 730 perhaps has a few notable camera features.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and Nokia Lumia 730 are priced economically. Hence, pricing is not a big issue. Both devices could end up being very solid mid-end phones. That's what we can sense after analyzing these handsets on the basis of specs and features.
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