Nokia Lumia 520 Google Nexus S 4G

Nokia Lumia 520 vs Google Nexus S 4G

Nokia Lumia 520

Reasons to consider the Lumia 520

3.5G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
FM Radio Built-in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Standby time More standby time 15 days vs 6.2 days Around 2.5x more standby time, less frequent charging
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 720 x 480 @ 30fps Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Thickness Slightly thinner 10 mm vs 11 mm Around 10% thinner
Talk time Slightly more talk time 10 hours vs 6 hours Around 70% more talk time per battery charge
Size Slightly smaller 120×64×10 mm vs 63×124×11 mm More than 10% smaller
Google Nexus S 4G

Reasons to consider the Nexus S 4G

4G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Network Much faster max data speeds WiMAX (128 mbps) vs HSDPA (21.1 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (more than 6x faster)
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED vs LCD The Nexus S 4G has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
App store Many more apps available Android App Market vs Windows Phone Marketplace The Android App Market has over 400,000 apps vs 55,000 (around 7.5x more)
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Network Fast data transfer
Lumia 520HSDPA (21.1 mbps)
Nexus S 4GWiMAX (128 mbps)
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Thickness Thin
Lumia 52010 mm
Nexus S 4G11 mm
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

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

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard
Screen resolution Low resolution screens
Movie format Poor movies
Lumia 520720p @ 30fps
Nexus S 4G720 x 480 @ 30fps
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
5 MP


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