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Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 900 4G

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

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10 Nokia Lumia 520 vs 13 Nokia Lumia 900 4G

Nokia Lumia 520




32bit Dual



Nokia Lumia 900 4G





32bit Single


Non removable

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

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!

10 Advantages Nokia Lumia 520

Lumia 520vsLumia 900 4G
Advantage+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 64GB vsNot supported
124 grams (4.34 ounces)vs160 grams (5.6 ounces)
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs11.5 millimeters (0.45 inches)
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
233 PPIvs217 PPI
Advantage+Windows Phone 8.0 Amber is newer and saferWindows Phone 8.0 AmbervsWindows Phone 7.8
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient LightvsNot supported
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion - RemovablevsLithium ion - Non removable
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNAvsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 3.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster3.0 version with A2DPvs2.1 version with A2DP
Advantage+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5vsHTML, XHTML

13 Advantages Nokia Lumia 900 4G

Lumia 900 4GvsLumia 520
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.4Ghz 32bit Single-Corevs1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GB (14.78GB user available)vs8GB (5GB user available)
Advantage+This device has a AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividAMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS
+Larger screen
+Higher resolution main camera
8 megapixelsvs5 megapixels
Advantage+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightDual LED flashvsNot supported
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/2.2 (aperture)vsf/2.4 (aperture)
Advantage+With a secondary camera is easier to take selfies1 megapixelsvsNot supported
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1830 mAhvs1430 mAh
Advantage+The 4G LTE network is newer and faster4G LTEvs3G+ HSPA+
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G LTE) 50 Mbpsvs(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscopevsNot supported
Advantage+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo callingvsNot supported

20 Common items in both devices

+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking512MB LPDDR2
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Higher resolution screen480 x 800 pixels
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusAutofocus
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary cameraHD (1280 x 720 pixels)
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFM / FM with RDS
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n
+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysScratch-resistant glass / Gorilla Glass

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

Model and physical featuresNokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
ModelLumia 520Lumia 900 4G
Also known asNokia 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 soldVarious (International)feature not registered
Release dateMarch, 2013April, 2012
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth9.9 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)
Weight124 grams (4.34 ounces)160 grams (5.6 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Operating systemWindows Phone 8.0 ApolloWindows Phone 7.5 Mango
Firmware updateWindows Phone 8.0 AmberWindows Phone 7.8
HardwareNokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM822732bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8055
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core Krait1.4Ghz Single-Core Scorpion
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 305Qualcomm Adreno 205
RAM memory512MB LPDDR2512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage8GB (5GB user available)16GB (14.78GB user available)
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCNot supported
DisplayNokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Screen size4" inches4.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~59.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~60.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)233 PPI217 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass
Mobile networks and dataNokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Dual SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkRM-915 model:
UMTS 850/1900/2100

RM-917 model:
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
4G networkNot supportedLTE 700/1700/2100
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload21/5.76 Mbps50/25 Mbps
Messaging and callingNokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingNot supportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraNokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Main camera5 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592 x 1936 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fpsHD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationNot supportedfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detectionFace detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
Front camera / Secondary cameraNokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Front cameraNot supported1 megapixels
Front camera resolutionNot supported1280 x 720 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedVGA (640 x 480 pixels)
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 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
RadioFMFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA
Connectivity and interfacesNokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
USBUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.0 version with A2DP2.1 version with A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 b/g/n
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedfeature not registered
Other functionsNokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNo / Yes
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 autonomyNokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
Battery technologyLithium ion - RemovableLithium ion - Non removable
Battery capacity1430 mAh1830 mAh
Battery modelBL-5JBP-6EW
Talk time582 minutes | 9.7 hours | 0.4 day420 minutes | 7 hours | 0.3 day
Standby21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 days21000 minutes | 350 hours | 14.6 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 900 4G
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered

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