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Nokia Lumia 520 Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

Nokia Lumia 520 vs Sony Xperia Arc S

Nokia Lumia 520

Reasons to consider the Lumia 520

3.5G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 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)
Internal storage More internal storage 8 GB vs 1 GB 8x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Talk time Slightly more talk time 10 hours vs 7.5 hours More than 30% more talk time per battery charge
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S

Reasons to consider the Xperia Arc S

3.5G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Compass Integrated compass Yes vs No Map and navigation apps know which direction you're facing even when you're standing still
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)
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Processor Faster processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1400 MHz vs Unknown, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (40% faster)
Standby time More standby time 19.2 days vs 15 days Around 30% more standby time, less frequent charging
Thickness Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner
Size Slightly smaller 63x125x8 mm vs 119x64x9 mm Around 10% smaller
Weight Slightly lighter 117 g vs 124 g Around 10% lighter

Competitors

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Thickness Thin
Lumia 520:10 mm
Arc S:9 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
Lumia 520:5 MP
Arc S:8 MP
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Lumia 520:800x480
Arc S:854x480
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Lumia 520:Windows Phone Marketplace
Arc S:Android App Market
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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