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Nokia N90 vs Nokia Lumia 520

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

Compare Nokia Lumia 520 XCompare Nokia N90 X

02 Nokia N90 vs 23 Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia N90




32bit Single



Nokia Lumia 520




32bit Dual



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

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02 Advantages Nokia N90

N90vsLumia 520
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
259 PPIvs233 PPI
Advantage+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flashvsNot supported

23 Advantages Nokia Lumia 520

Lumia 520vsN90
 4 times100%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs220Mhz 32bit Single-Core
 170 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
8GB (5GB user available)vs30MB
 127 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB vsUntil 512MB
124 grams (4.34 ounces)vs173 grams (6.06 ounces)
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs24 millimeters (0.94 inches)
Advantage+This device has a TFT LCD IPS screen, which are brighter and more vividTFT LCD IPSvsTFT LCD
 61 times100%
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
16 millionvs260 thousand
+Higher resolution screen
480 x 800 pixelsvs352 x 416 pixels
+Larger screen
+Higher resolution main camera
5 megapixelsvs2 megapixels
Advantage+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusAutofocusvsNot supported
Advantage+More image quality for recording videos with the primary cameraHD (1280 x 720 pixels)vsSupported
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
1430 mAhvs760 mAh
Advantage+The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster3G+ HSPA+vs3G UMTS
 54 times100%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbpsvs(3G UMTS) 0.384 Mbps
Advantage+The touch screen facilitates the use of the deviceCapacitive MultitouchvsNot supported
Advantage+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jackvsOutput owner
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Ambient LightvsNot supported
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFMvsNot supported
Advantage+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSvsNot supported
Advantage+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/nvsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 3.0 version A2DP is newer and faster3.0 version A2DPvs1.2 version
Advantage+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysScratch-resistant glassvsNot supported

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

Model and physical featuresNokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
ModelN90Lumia 520
Also known asNokia N90Nokia Lumia 520 RM-914, Nokia Lumia 520.2 RM-915
Country or region where it's soldfeature not registeredVarious (International)
Release dateApril, 2005March, 2013
Design / TypeRotationBar
Depth24 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)
Weight173 grams (6.06 ounces)124 grams (4.34 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Operating systemSymbian 8.1 S60 2nd Edition Feature Pack 3Windows Phone 8.0 Apollo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredWindows Phone 8.0 Amber
HardwareNokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Architecture - Chipset32bit - TI OMAP 171032bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
CPU processor220Mhz Single-Core ARM91Ghz Dual-Core Krait
GPU graphical controllerfeature not registeredQualcomm Adreno 305
RAM memoryfeature not registered512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage30MB8GB (5GB user available)
External storageUntil 512MB MMCUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
DisplayNokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Screen size2.1" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~24.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~59.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenNot supportedCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution352 x 416 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)259 PPI233 PPI
Colors260 thousand16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Mobile networks and dataNokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Dual SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandTri-Band 900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkGSM 900/1800/1900 - USA: 850/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkUMTS 2100RM-915 model:
UMTS 850/1900/2100

RM-917 model:
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
4G networkNot supportedNot supported
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload0.384 Mbps21/5.76 Mbps
Messaging and callingNokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
Call controlVoice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraNokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Main camera2 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution1600 x 1200 pixels2592 x 1936 pixels
Video recording (primary)SupportedHD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusNot supportedAutofocus
Touch focusfeature not registeredSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionfeature not registeredFace detection
BSI sensorfeature not registeredNot supported
HDRfeature not registeredNot supported
Front camera / Secondary cameraNokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Front cameraNot supportedNot supported
Front camera resolutionNot supportedNot supported
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedNot 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 N90Nokia Lumia 520
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMPEG4, H.263, 3GPPMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, MIDIMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
Connectivity and interfacesNokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
USBUSB 2.0 Proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputOutput owner3.5mm jack
Bluetooth1.2 version3.0 version A2DP
WiFiNot supported802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNAfeature not registeredSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portfeature not registeredNot supported
Other functionsNokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Active noise cancellationfeature not registeredSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserfeature not registeredHTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerYes / NoNot supported
SensorsNot 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 autonomyNokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
Battery technologyLithium ion - RemovableLithium ion - Removable
Battery capacity760 mAh1430 mAh
Battery modelBL-5BBL-5J
Talk time180 minutes | 3 hours | 0.1 day582 minutes | 9.7 hours | 0.4 day
Standby17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Nokia N90Nokia Lumia 520
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered

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