Nokia Lumia 520 Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 900

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
App store Includes the Windows Phone Marketplace Windows Phone Marketplace vs None Almost the same
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Weight Lighter 124 g vs 160 g More than 20% lighter
Size Smaller 120×64×10 mm vs 128×69×12 mm More than 20% smaller
Thickness Slightly thinner 10 mm vs 12 mm More than 10% thinner
Standby time Slightly more standby time 15 days vs 12.5 days 20% more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 233 PPI vs 216 PPI Around 10% crisper display of text, images and video
Talk time Slightly more talk time 10 hours vs 7 hours More than 40% more talk time per battery charge
Nokia Lumia 900

Reasons to consider the Lumia 900

4G, windows-phone-7.5-mango
Screen type OLED screen AMOLED vs LCD The Lumia 900 has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Network Significantly faster max data speeds LTE (50 mbps) vs HSDPA (21.1 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 2.5x faster)
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1400 MHz vs Unknown, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (40% faster)
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Internal storage More internal storage 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen size Slightly larger screen 4.3"" vs 4.0"" Around 20% larger screen


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Network Fast data transfer
Lumia 520HSDPA (21.1 mbps)
Lumia 900LTE (50 mbps)
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)
Thickness Thin
Lumia 52010 mm
Lumia 90012 mm
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
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 Both shoot high resolution HD movies
720p @ 30fps


Nokia Lumia 900 Nokia Lumia 520 Nokia Lumia 520


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