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 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
We're not aware of any important advantages of the Nokia Lumia 521 vs the Nokia Lumia 520.


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
Lumia 5204.0
Lumia 5213.0
Thickness Thin
10 mm
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
App store App store(s) have fewer apps than some
Windows Phone Marketplace
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
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
Lumia 521720 x 480 @ 30fps
Camera resolution Capture low resolution images
5 MP


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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.