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Nokia Lumia 2520 Verizon vs Motorola Photon 4G MB855

Comparing side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Nokia Lumia 2520 Verizon vs Motorola Photon 4G MB855 phones. Which is the best phone?


17 Nokia Lumia 2520 Verizon vs 07 Motorola Photon 4G MB855

Nokia Lumia 2520 Verizon
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What's the best device? The PhoneMore's choice is Nokia Lumia 2520 Verizon

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17 Advantages Nokia Lumia 2520 Verizon

Lumia 2520 Verizon vs Photon 4G MB855
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2200Mhz 32bits Quad-Core vs 1000Mhz 32bits Dual-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GB vs 16GB (13GB user available)
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB vs Until 32GB
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches) vs 12.2 millimeters (0.48 inches)
Advantage+This device has a TFT LCD IPS screen, which are brighter and more vivid TFT LCD IPS vs TFT LCD
 3X (times)100%
+Higher resolution screen
1080 x 1920 pixels vs 540 x 960 pixels
+Larger screen
10.1" vs 4.3"
 5X (times)100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2 MegaPixels (1.92) vs 0.3 MegaPixels (0.31)
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) vs HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
+More talk time with your family and friends
10 hours vs 9.1 hours
+More standby time, fewer times to charge the battery
600 hours vs 314 hours
Advantage+The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster 4G+ LTE-A vs 3G HSUPA
 14X (times)100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 150 Mbps vs (3G HSUPA) 10.2 Mbps
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster 4.0 version with A2DP vs 2.1 version with A2DP
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devices Supported vs Not supported
Advantage+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB USB 3.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB) vs USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)

07 Advantages Motorola Photon 4G MB855

Photon 4G MB855 vs Lumia 2520 Verizon
 3X (times)100%
158 grams (5.53 ounces) vs 615 grams (21.53 ounces)
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
256 PPI vs 218 PPI
+Higher resolution main camera
8 MegaPixels (7.99) vs 6.1 MegaPixels (6.11)
Advantage+The Dual LED Flash helps in dark places or in low light Dual LED Flash vs Not supported
 9X (times)100%
+More apps available to download and use
1950000 apps (Google Play Store) vs 190000 apps (Windows Store)
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easily Lithium ion - Removable vs Lithium ion - Fixed
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general FM with RDS vs Not supported

17 Common items in both devices

+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos 16 million
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures Only digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus Supported
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitive Capacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same time Multitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores 3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the device Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass and Ambient Light / Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass and Ambient Light
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasions Supported
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video Supported
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features Supported
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality Supported
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable Micro HDMI Type D / Mini HDMI Type C
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n is newer and faster 802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device Supported
+Better sites viewing on the internet HTML, XHTML, HTML5 / HTML, XHTML
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys Gorilla Glass 2 / Gorilla Glass

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and Physical Features Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Brand NokiaMotorola
Model Lumia 2520 VerizonPhoton 4G MB855
Also known as Tablet Verizon Nokia Lumia 2520 4G LTE RX-114v USA versionSprint Motorola Photon 4G, Motorola Electrify
Country or region where it's sold feature not registeredfeature not registered
Release Date November, 2013August, 2011
Design / Type BarBar
Depth 8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)12.2 millimeters (0.48 inches)
Size (width x height) 168 x 267 millimeters (6.61 x 10.51 in)66.9 x 126.9 millimeters (2.63 x 5 in)
Weight 615 grams (21.53 ounces)158 grams (5.53 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboard Dock with QWERTY keyboardNot supported
Antenna Internal antennaInternal antenna
Water protection Not supportedNot supported
Operating System (OS) Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Operating System Windows RT 8.1Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
Firmware update feature not registeredAndroid 2.3.4 Gingerbread
Chipset and Hardware Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
CPU / Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 / Krait 400NVIDIA Tegra 2 250 AP20H / ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Clock / Cores 2200Mhz 32bits Quad-Core1000Mhz 32bits Dual-Core
GPU Graphical Controller Qualcomm Adreno 330NVIDIA GeForce
Internal Storage 32GB16GB (13GB user available)
External Storage Until 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
Mobile Networks and Data Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Dual SIM Not supportedNot supported
SIM Card Slots 1 sim1 sim
SIM Card Type micro SIM (3FF)Standard Mini SIM (2FF)
GSM Mhz Band Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G Network UMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/1900/2100
4G Network LTE 700/1700/2100Not supported
2G Network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
3G Network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
4G Network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
Data Network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
Maximum Speed Download 150 Mbps10.2 Mbps
Maximum Speed Upload 50 Mbps5.76 Mbps
Messaging and Calling Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
SMS SMS Auto Filling T9SMS with SWYPE
MMS SupportedSupported
E-mail SupportedSupported
Push Mail SupportedSupported
Speakerphone SupportedSupported
Video Calling SupportedSupported
Call Control Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Display and Graphical System Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Screen size (inches) 10.1"4.3"
Touchscreen Capacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch) 218 PPI256 PPI
Colors 16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glass Gorilla Glass 2Gorilla Glass
Digital Camera / Camcorder Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Main Camera 6.1 MegaPixels (6.11) 8 MegaPixels (7.99)
Main Camera resolution 2848 x 2144 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash Not supportedDual LED Flash
Zoom Only digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Autofocus SupportedSupported
Touch focus Supportedfeature not registered
Smile detection feature not registeredfeature not registered
Face detection feature not registeredSupported
Sensor Size 1/3.4" inchesfeature not registered
Aperture F f/1.9feature not registered
BSI Sensor Not supportedNot supported
HDR Not supportedNot supported
Front-Camera 2 MegaPixels (1.92) 0.3 MegaPixels (0.31)
Front-Camera resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels640 x 480 pixels
Multimedia Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Video Recording Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fps
Video Rec Secondary Camera HD (1280 x 720 pixels)Not supported
Radio Not supportedFM with RDS
TV Not supportedNot supported
Video formats MP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audios formats MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC+
Connectivity and Interfaces Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
USB USB 3.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV output Micro HDMI Type DMini HDMI Type C
Audio output 3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP2.1 version with A2DP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 b/g/n
DLNA SupportedSupported
NFC SupportedNot supported
GPS A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared port feature not registeredNot supported
Other Functions Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Active noise cancellation SupportedSupported
Vibrating Alert SupportedSupported
Ringtones Polyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Flash Player Not supportedSupported
Java Not supportedSupported
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass and Ambient LightAccelerometer, Proximity, Compass and Ambient Light
Other features - Colors: Cyan , Red, Black, White
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- 2 USB ports
- Carl Zeiss optics
- Nokia Power Keyboard dock with battery
- Internet Explorer 11
- Colors: Black
- HDMI 1.3 connector
- Dual-mode CDMA/GSM phone
- Motorola MOTOBLUR UI
- Docking connector
- 3G/4G WiFi hotspot up to 8 devices
Power Supply and Autonomy Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Battery Technology Lithium ion - FixedLithium ion - Removable
Battery Capacity 8120 mAh1700 mAh
Battery Model feature not registeredHF5X
Talk Time 600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day546 minutes | 9.1 hours | 0.4 day
Standby 36000 minutes | 600 hours | 25 days18840 minutes | 314 hours | 13.1 days
Specific Absorption Rate (Radiation) Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia feature not registered0.93 W/Kg (head) | 0.91 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UK 1.77 W/Kg (body)feature not registered

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