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Nokia N90 vs Nokia Lumia 520

Comparing side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Nokia N90 vs Nokia Lumia 520 phones. Which is the best phone?


02 Nokia N90 vs 24 Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia N90
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32bit Single



Nokia Lumia 520
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32bit Dual



What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Nokia Lumia 520

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02 Advantages Nokia N90

N90 vs Lumia 520
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
259 PPI vs 233 PPI
Advantage+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light LED flash vs Not supported

24 Advantages Nokia Lumia 520

Lumia 520 vs N90
 4X (times)100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core vs 220Mhz 32bit Single-Core
 170X (times)100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
8GB (5GB user available) vs 30MB
 127X (times)100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB vs Until 512MB
124 grams (4.34 ounces) vs 173 grams (6.06 ounces)
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches) vs 24 millimeters (0.94 inches)
Advantage+This device has a TFT LCD IPS screen, which are brighter and more vivid TFT LCD IPS vs TFT LCD
 61X (times)100%
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
16 million vs 260 thousand
+Higher resolution screen
480 x 800 pixels vs 352 x 416 pixels
+Larger screen
4" vs 2.1"
+Higher resolution main camera
5 megapixels vs 2 megapixels
Advantage+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focus Autofocus vs Not supported
Advantage+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera HD (1280 x 720 pixels) vs Supported
 13X (times)100%
+More apps available to download and use
700000 apps (Marketplace) vs 50000 apps (Nokia Ovi Store)
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1430 mAh vs 760 mAh
Advantage+The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster 3G+ HSPA+ vs 3G UMTS
 54X (times)100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps vs (3G UMTS) 0.384 Mbps
Advantage+The touch screen facilitates the use of the device Capacitive Multitouch vs Not supported
Advantage+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores 3.5mm jack vs Output owner
Advantage+Sensors help you use the device Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Ambient Light vs Not supported
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general FM vs Not supported
Advantage+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS vs Not supported
Advantage+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n is newer and faster 802.11 a/b/g/n vs Not supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 3.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster 3.0 version with A2DP vs 1.2 version
Advantage+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys Scratch-resistant glass vs Not supported

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

Model and physical features Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Brand NokiaNokia
Model N90Lumia 520
Also known as Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520 RM-914, Nokia Lumia 520.2 RM-915
Country or region where it's sold feature not registeredVarious (International)
Release date April, 2005March, 2013
Design / Type RotationBar
Depth 24 millimeters (0.94 inches)9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height) 51 x 112 millimeters (2.01 x 4.41 in)64 x 119.9 millimeters (2.52 x 4.72 in)
Weight 173 grams (6.06 ounces)124 grams (4.34 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboard Not supportedNot supported
Antenna Internal antennaInternal antenna
Water protection Not supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS) Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Operating system Symbian 8.1 S60 2nd Edition Feature Pack 3Windows Phone 8.0 Apollo
Firmware update feature not registeredWindows Phone 8.0 Amber
Hardware Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Architecture - Chipset 32bit - TI OMAP 171032bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
CPU processor 220Mhz Single-Core ARM91Ghz Dual-Core Krait
GPU graphical controller feature not registeredQualcomm Adreno 305
RAM memory feature not registered512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage 30MB8GB (5GB user available)
External storage Until 512MB MMCUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Display Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Screen size 2.1" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio ~24.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~59.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Touchscreen Not supportedCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution 352 x 416 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch) 259 PPI233 PPI
Colors 260 thousand16 million
Scratch-resistant glass Not supportedScratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and data Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Dual SIM Not supportedNot supported
SIM card 1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz band Tri-Band 900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G network GSM 900/1800/1900 - USA: 850/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G network UMTS 2100RM-915 model:
UMTS 850/1900/2100

RM-917 model:
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
4G network Not supportedNot 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 0.384 Mbps21 Mbps
Maximum speed upload feature not registered5.76 Mbps
Messaging and calling Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Messaging SMS (T9), MMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Speakerphone SupportedSupported
Video calling Not supportedNot supported
Call control Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back camera Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Main camera 2 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels2592 x 1936 pixels
Video recording (primary) SupportedHD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fps
Flash LED flashNot supported
Focal aperture feature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length feature not registered28mm lens
Sensor size feature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Autofocus Not supportedAutofocus
Touch focus feature not registeredSupported
Image stabilization feature not registeredNot supported
Zoom Only digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detection feature not registeredFace detection
BSI sensor feature not registeredNot supported
HDR feature not registeredNot supported
Front camera / Secondary camera Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Front camera Not supportedNot supported
Front camera resolution Not supportedNot supported
Video recording (secondary) Not supportedNot supported
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 N90Nokia Lumia 520
Radio Not supportedFM
TV Not supportedNot supported
Video formats MPEG4, H.263, 3GPPMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formats MP3, WAV, MIDIMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
Connectivity and interfaces Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
USB USB 2.0 Proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV output Not supportedNot supported
Audio output Output owner3.5mm jack
Bluetooth 1.2 version3.0 version with A2DP
WiFi Not supported802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNA feature not registeredSupported
NFC Not supportedNot supported
GPS Not supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared port feature not registeredNot supported
Other functions Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Active noise cancellation feature not registeredSupported
Vibrating alert SupportedSupported
Ringtones Polyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browser feature not registeredHTML, XHTML, HTML5
Flash player Not supportedNot supported
Java SupportedNot supported
Sensors Not supportedAccelerometer
Ambient Light
Other features - Colors: Silver
- Carl Zeiss optics
- Secondary screen with 128x128 pixels 65K colors
- Colors: Red, Yellow, Cyan, White on black
- Nokia ClearBlack Display
- 7GB free SkyDrive storage
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
Power supply and autonomy Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Battery technology Lithium ion - RemovableLithium ion - Removable
Battery capacity 760 mAh1430 mAh
Battery model BL-5BBL-5J
Talk time 180 minutes | 3 hours | 0.1 day582 minutes | 9.7 hours | 0.4 day
Standby 17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation) Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UK feature not registeredfeature not registered

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