Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia X comparison in pictures

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Both the Lumia 520 and X look similar and are available in a similar price bracket, but it’s more than what meets the eye. So, if you are confused between the two, here’s a comparison in pictures.

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  • Comparison in pictures Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia X
  • Whats the same Both the devices are encased in polycarbonate, and available in multiple hues of black, white, red and yellow They feature 4-inch displays with aresolution of 480 x 800 pixels Theyre powered by 1GHz dual- core chipsets (though the SoC is different) The processors are accompanied by 512MB of RAM The interface is remarkably similar thanks to the use of tiles But theres more than what meets the eye. Heres how theyre different..
  • Design: curved vs boxy rear The Nokia X has a rectangular design, whereas the Nokia Lumia 520 has a curved rear that offers better handling The Nokia Lumia 520 features a dedicated camera key, allowing you to capture images quickly At the front, the Lumia 520 has three capacitive keys, while the Nokia X has a single capacitive key
  • Display: the Lumia 520 has a few tricks up its sleeve The display on the Nokia Lumia 520 is protected by scratch- resistant glass The Lumia 520 display also supports glove mode, making it easier to use the device while wearing gloves
  • Camera: the Nokia Lumia 520 turns out be a decent snapper Both devices lack front- facing cameras and LED flashes The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a 5-megapixel primary camera with autofocus The Nokia X has a 3.15MP fixed-focus primary camera While the images captured by the Lumia 520 are decent, Nokia X captures below-average images
  • Performance: the Lumia 520 has the upper hand While they have a similar processor, the Nokia Lumia 520 is aided by a better Adreno 305 GPU in contrast to the Adreno 203 graphics processor in the Nokia X Windows Phone is optimised well to run on low-end devices like the Lumia 520, while the same isnt the case with Nokia X (see screenshot) The Nokia X manages to keep up with basic tasks
  • Performance: more accolades for the Lumia 520 However, games are a different story altogether. Even while playing games like Temple Run 2 and Subway Surfers, you can notice some frame drops on the Nokia X The 520 features complete multitasking with the ability to switch and close apps, but the Nokia X doesnt offer proper multitasking
  • Ecosystem: the gap becomes apparent The Lumia 520 runs Windows Phone 8 and makes use of Microsoft Windows Store to download apps. The Nokia X is powered by Android AOSP (version 4.1.2). In case of the Nokia X, apps can be downloaded from Nokia Store, or third-party stores like 1Mobile Market and Amazon Appstore. You can also sideload apk files to install apps or games on the Nokia X.
  • Ecosystem: signature Nokia experiences Both the Lumia 520 and X are preloaded with apps from Nokia HERE Maps, MixRadio and more. However, the Nokia X offers lifetime free music streaming on MixRadio, along with the ability to store up to four offline mixes for a period of 30 days.
  • Battery life: the Nokia X dies in a day The Nokia X can hardly last a complete day of moderate usage In contrast, the Nokia Lumia 520 can easily last more than a day
  • At a glance Parameters Nokia Lumia 520 Nokia X Dimensions (in mm) 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 Weight (in g) 124 145 Body Polycarbonate Polycarbonate Colors Black, white, red, yellow, cyan Black, white, red, yellow, cyan, green Display Size 4-inch 4-inch Display Resolution 800 x 480 pixels (233ppi) 800 x 480 pixels (233ppi) Display Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD Network Support 2G/3G (micro-SIM) Dual SIM 2G/3G (micro-SIM) Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8227, 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play, 1GHz dual- core Graphics processor Adreno 305 Adreno 203 RAM 512MB 512MB Internal Storage 8GB 4GB External Storage up to 32GB up to 32GB Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS Primary Camera 5-megapixels 3.15-megapixels Flash - - Secondary Camera - - OS Windows Phone 8 (Nokia Black firmware Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (Nokia X software platform) Battery 1,500mAh 1,410mAh
  • Pricing and verdict If youre looking for a Nokia-branded device that offers access to the vast ecosystem of Android apps, the Nokia X is pretty much the only choice. However, if youre looking for an all-rounder device at this price point, then the Nokia Lumia 520 comes across as a better option. Moreover, Windows Store is now coming of age, and carries most of the popular apps and games. Nokia Lumia 520 ~ Rs 7,300 Nokia X ~ Rs 7,400