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Nokia Lumia 520 vs Apple iPod touch

Nokia Lumia 520

Reasons to consider the Lumia 520

3.5G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Multitasking Runs multiple apps at once Yes vs No Switch between running apps, surf the web while talking on skype for example
Wifi Significantly faster wifi 802.11n (150 mbps) vs 802.11g (54 mbps) Higher bandwidth streaming at hotspots (around 3x faster)
Network Significantly faster max data speeds HSDPA (21.1 mbps) vs None Almost the same
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 233 PPI vs 164 PPI More than 40% crisper display of text, images and video
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 800x480 vs 480x320 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.0"" vs 3.5"" More than 20% larger screen

Reasons to consider the iPod touch

Apple iOS 1.0
App store Many more apps available iPhone App Store vs Windows Phone Marketplace The iPhone App Store has over 500,000 apps vs 55,000 (more than 9x more)
Internal storage More internal storage 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Size Smaller 61×109×8 mm vs 120×64×10 mm Around 30% smaller
Thickness Thinner 8 mm vs 10 mm Around 20% thinner


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Thickness Thin
Lumia 52010 mm
iPod touch8 mm
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Screen type Both have LCD screens, not as bright and vivid as most
LCD screens is generally not as bright or as vivid as OLED

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Lumia 520800x480
iPod touch480x320


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