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Nokia Lumia 520 Nokia Lumia 521

Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 521

Nokia Lumia 520

Reasons to consider the Lumia 520

3.5G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Bluetooth Significantly newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 3.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Network Faster max data speeds HSDPA (21.1 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 3x faster)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 720p @ 30fps vs 720 x 480 @ 30fps Shoots high resolution HD (720p) video
Nokia Lumia 521

Reasons to consider the Lumia 521

3.5G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still

Competitors

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Lumia 520:4.0
Lumia 521:3.0
Thickness Thin
10 mm
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
233 PPI
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
5 MP
Screen resolution High resolution screens
800x480
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
8 GB
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
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
App store App store(s) have fewer apps than some
Windows Phone Marketplace
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
FM Radio Both have built in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard

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Comments

Which phone do you like, and why?

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Avatar for sandra webb sandra webb (10:59 AM, January 15, 2014)
Nokia 521 has mobile hotspot included in $50 plan. Not sure about 520 (if not then there is one advantage)!
I love my Nokia 521 but I have to say I miss google playstore. You can find some apps equivalent buy some u just have to live without.