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Nokia Lumia 2520 Verizon vs Motorola Photon 4G MB855

Comparison: 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?

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

Nokia Lumia 2520 Verizon
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
10.1"
IPS

1080x1920

6.1
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

8120
mAh

Non removable

Motorola Photon 4G MB855
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
4.3"
TFT

540x960

8
MP

0.3mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

1700
mAh

Removable

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

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18 Advantages Nokia Lumia 2520 Verizon

Lumia 2520 VerizonvsPhoton 4G MB855
 157%100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
2GB LPDDR2vs1GB LPDDR2
 146%100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
32GBvs16GB (13GB user available)
 100%100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB vsUntil 32GB
 37%37%
+Thinner
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs12.2 millimeters (0.48 inches)
Advantage+This device has a TFT LCD IPS screen, which are brighter and more vividTFT LCD IPSvsTFT LCD
 3X (times)100%
+Higher resolution screen
1080 x 1920 pixelsvs540 x 960 pixels
 135%100%
+Larger screen
10.1"vs4.3"
 5X (times)100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2 megapixelsvs0.3 megapixels
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)vsHD (1280 x 720 pixels)
 4X (times)100%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
8120 mAhvs1700 mAh
Advantage+The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster4G+ LTE-Avs3G HSUPA
 14X (times)100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 150 Mbpsvs(3G HSUPA) 10.2 Mbps
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster4.0 version with A2DPvs2.1 version with A2DP
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFCvsNot supported
Advantage+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 3.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)vsUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
Advantage+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5vsHTML, XHTML

07 Advantages Motorola Photon 4G MB855

Photon 4G MB855vsLumia 2520 Verizon
 3X (times)100%
+Lighter
158 grams (5.53 ounces)vs615 grams (21.53 ounces)
 17%17%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
256 PPIvs218 PPI
 31%31%
+Higher resolution main camera
8 megapixelsvs6.1 megapixels
Advantage+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightDual LED flashvsNot supported
 10X (times)100%
+More apps available to download and use
2000000 apps (Google Play Store)vs190000 apps (Windows Store)
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion - RemovablevsLithium ion - Non removable
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFM with RDSvsNot supported

+ 11 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresNokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
BrandNokiaMotorola
ModelLumia 2520 VerizonPhoton 4G MB855
Also known asTablet Verizon Nokia Lumia 2520 4G LTE RX-114v USA versionSprint Motorola Photon 4G, Motorola Electrify
Country or region where it's soldfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Release dateNovember, 2013August, 2011
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth8.9 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)
Weight615 grams (21.53 ounces)158 grams (5.53 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Nokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Operating systemWindows RT 8.1Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 2.3.4 Gingerbread
HardwareNokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM897432bit - NVIDIA Tegra 2 250 AP20H
CPU processor2.2Ghz Quad-Core Krait 4001Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330NVIDIA GeForce
RAM memory2GB LPDDR21GB LPDDR2
Internal storage32GB16GB (13GB user available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
DisplayNokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Display typeTFT LCD IPSTFT LCD
Screen size10.1" inches4.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~62.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~60% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080 x 1920 pixels540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)218 PPI256 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 2Gorilla Glass
Mobile networks and dataNokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Dual SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, UMTS 850/1900/2100
4G networkLTE 700/1700/2100Not supported
Data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-ACDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum speed download150 Mbps10.2 Mbps
Maximum speed upload50 Mbps5.76 Mbps
Messaging and callingNokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraNokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Main camera6.1 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution2848 x 2144 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fpsHD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedfeature not registered
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionfeature not registeredFace detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
Front camera / Secondary cameraNokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Front camera2 megapixels0.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600 x 1200 pixels640 x 480 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280 x 720 pixels)Not supported
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaNokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
RadioNot supportedFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC+
Connectivity and interfacesNokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
USBUSB 3.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV outputMicro HDMI Type DMini HDMI Type C
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version with A2DP2.1 version with A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 b/g/n
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsNokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML
Flash playerNot supportedSupported
JavaNot supportedSupported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
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 autonomyNokia Lumia 2520 VerizonMotorola Photon 4G MB855
Battery technologyLithium ion - Non removableLithium ion - Removable
Battery capacity8120 mAh1700 mAh
Battery modelfeature not registeredHF5X
Talk time600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day546 minutes | 9.1 hours | 0.4 day
Standby36000 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, Colombiafeature not registered0.93 W/Kg (head) | 0.91 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UK1.77 W/Kg (body)feature not registered

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