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Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 900 4G

Comparing side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 900 4G phones. Which is the best phone?


10 Nokia Lumia 520 vs 13 Nokia Lumia 900 4G

Nokia Lumia 520
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32bit Dual



Nokia Lumia 900 4G
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32bit Single


Non removable

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Nokia Lumia 900 4G

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10 Advantages Nokia Lumia 520

Lumia 520 vs Lumia 900 4G
Advantage+More external storage for files using memory cards Until 64GB vs Not supported
124 grams (4.34 ounces) vs 160 grams (5.6 ounces)
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches) vs 11.5 millimeters (0.45 inches)
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
233 PPI vs 217 PPI
Advantage+Windows Phone 8.0 Amber is newer and safer Windows Phone 8.0 Amber vs Windows Phone 7.8
Advantage+Sensors help you use the device Ambient Light vs Not supported
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easily Lithium ion - Removable vs Lithium ion - Non removable
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device DLNA vs Not supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 3.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster 3.0 version with A2DP vs 2.1 version with A2DP
Advantage+Better sites viewing on the internet HTML, XHTML, HTML5 vs HTML, XHTML

13 Advantages Nokia Lumia 900 4G

Lumia 900 4G vs Lumia 520
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.4Ghz 32bit Single-Core vs 1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GB (14.78GB user available) vs 8GB (5GB user available)
Advantage+This device has a AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid AMOLED vs TFT LCD IPS
+Larger screen
4.3" vs 4"
+Higher resolution main camera
8 megapixels vs 5 megapixels
Advantage+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light Dual LED flash vs Not supported
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/2.2 (aperture) vs f/2.4 (aperture)
Advantage+With a secondary camera is easier to take selfies 1 megapixels vs Not supported
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1830 mAh vs 1430 mAh
Advantage+The 4G LTE network is newer and faster 4G LTE vs 3G+ HSPA+
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G LTE) 50 Mbps vs (3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps
Advantage+Sensors help you use the device Gyroscope vs Not supported
Advantage+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video Video calling vs Not supported

20 Common items in both devices

+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking 512MB LPDDR2
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos 16 million
+Higher resolution screen 480 x 800 pixels
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures Only digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus Autofocus
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
+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
+Sensors help you use the device Proximity
+Sensors help you use the device Compass
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasions Speakerphone
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features Vibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality Active noise cancellation
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general FM / FM with RDS
+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
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USB USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys Scratch-resistant glass / Gorilla Glass

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

Model and physical features Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Brand NokiaNokia
Model Lumia 520Lumia 900 4G
Also known as Nokia Lumia 520 RM-914, Nokia Lumia 520.2 RM-915AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 LTE, Nokia Eloko, Nokia RM-808
Country or region where it's sold Various (International)feature not registered
Release date March, 2013April, 2012
Design / Type BarBar
Depth 9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)11.5 millimeters (0.45 inches)
Size (width x height) 64 x 119.9 millimeters (2.52 x 4.72 in)68.5 x 127.8 millimeters (2.7 x 5.03 in)
Weight 124 grams (4.34 ounces)160 grams (5.6 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboard Not supportedNot supported
Antenna Internal antennaInternal antenna
Water protection Not supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS) Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Operating system Windows Phone 8.0 ApolloWindows Phone 7.5 Mango
Firmware update Windows Phone 8.0 AmberWindows Phone 7.8
Hardware Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Architecture - Chipset 32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM822732bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8055
CPU processor 1Ghz Dual-Core Krait1.4Ghz Single-Core Scorpion
GPU graphical controller Qualcomm Adreno 305Qualcomm Adreno 205
RAM memory 512MB LPDDR2512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage 8GB (5GB user available)16GB (14.78GB user available)
External storage Until 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCNot supported
Display Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Screen size 4" inches4.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio ~59.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~60.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Touchscreen Capacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution 480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch) 233 PPI217 PPI
Colors 16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glass Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass
Mobile networks and data Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Dual SIM Not supportedNot supported
SIM card 1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz band Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G network GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G network RM-915 model:
UMTS 850/1900/2100

RM-917 model:
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
4G network Not supportedLTE 700/1700/2100
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 21 Mbps50 Mbps
Maximum speed upload 5.76 Mbps25 Mbps
Messaging and calling Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Messaging SMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Speakerphone SupportedSupported
Video calling Not supportedSupported
Call control Voice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back camera Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Main camera 5 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution 2592 x 1936 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording (primary) HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fpsHD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fps
Flash Not supportedDual LED flash
Focal aperture f/2.4 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length 28mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size 1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Autofocus AutofocusAutofocus
Touch focus SupportedSupported
Image stabilization Not supportedfeature not registered
Zoom Only digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detection Face detectionFace detection
BSI sensor Not supportedNot supported
HDR Not supportedNot supported
Front camera / Secondary camera Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Front camera Not supported1 megapixels
Front camera resolution Not supported1280 x 720 pixels
Video recording (secondary) Not supportedVGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front flash Not supportedNot supported
Focal aperture feature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal length feature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Multimedia Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Radio FMFM with RDS
TV Not supportedNot supported
Video formats MP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formats MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA
Connectivity and interfaces Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
USB USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV output Not supportedNot supported
Audio output 3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth 3.0 version with A2DP2.1 version with A2DP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 b/g/n
DLNA SupportedNot supported
NFC Not supportedNot supported
GPS A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared port Not supportedfeature not registered
Other functions Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Active noise cancellation SupportedSupported
Vibrating alert SupportedSupported
Ringtones Polyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Flash player Not supportedSupported
Java Not supportedNot supported
Sensors Accelerometer
Ambient Light
Other features - Colors: Red, Yellow, Cyan, White on black
- Nokia ClearBlack Display
- 7GB free SkyDrive storage
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Matte Black, Cyan, Pink
- Nokia ClearBlack Display
- Corning Gorilla Curved Glass Screen
- Dolby Digital Plus sound
- Anti-glare polariser
Power supply and autonomy Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Battery technology Lithium ion - RemovableLithium ion - Non removable
Battery capacity 1430 mAh1830 mAh
Battery model BL-5JBP-6EW
Talk time 582 minutes | 9.7 hours | 0.4 day420 minutes | 7 hours | 0.3 day
Standby 21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 days21000 minutes | 350 hours | 14.6 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation) Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK feature not registeredfeature not registered

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