Nokia Lumia 521 LG Optimus L9

Nokia Lumia 521 vs LG Optimus L9

Nokia Lumia 521

Reasons to consider the Lumia 521

3.5G, Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Internal storage More internal storage 8 GB vs 4 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
LG Optimus L9

Reasons to consider the Optimus L9

3.5G, Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
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)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720 x 480 @ 30fps Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size Larger screen 4.7"" vs 4.0"" More than 30% larger screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 960x540 vs 800x480 Around 40% higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Thickness Thin
Lumia 52110 mm
L99 mm
Bluetooth Recent bluetooth support
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
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Lumia 521233 PPI
L9234 PPI
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
5 MP
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Lumia 521Windows Phone Marketplace
L9Android App Market
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


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