Lumia 520 Nokia

  • clock speed
    1
    GHz
  • RAM
    0.5
    GB
  • size
    4
    inches
  • resolution
    233
    ppi

iPhone 4 Apple

  • clock speed
    0.8
    GHz
  • RAM
    0.5
    GB
  • size
    3.5
    inches
  • resolution
    329
    ppi

Review Breakdown

Nokia Lumia 520 vs Apple iPhone 4

Display

PPI, brightness, contrast ratio in sunlight and contrast ratio
7.7
8.2

Processing power

sunspider
6.4
5.6

Camera

sensor size and aperture
5.2
5.5

Music

voice volume and music volume
9.4
9.0

Geekaphone Score

7.2
7.1

Detailed Comparison

display

Size
4"
3.5"
Resolution
800 x 480 (233 ppi)
960 x 640 (329 ppi)
Panel
IPS LCD (RGB Stripe)
IPS LCD (RGB)
Brightness
422 cd/m²
483 cd/m²
Contrast in sunlight
1.161
2.016
Surface
Scratch-resistant glass
Gorilla Glass
Video out
720p (Micro USB)
720p (Proprietary)

processor

System on a chip
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus (MSM8227)
Apple A4 (APL0398)
CPU
1 GHz, ARM Krait
0.8 GHz, ARM Cortex A8
Architecture
Dual core
Single core
Linpack
--
--
Quadrant
--
--
GPU
Qualcomm Adreno 305
250 MHz, PowerVR SGX535
Architecture
Single core
Dual core
GL benchmark 2.5
--
--
Epic citadel
--
--
Basemark x
--
--
RAM
0.5 GB
0.5 GB

camera

Lens
f/2.4, 4 mm (45 mm equiv.)
f/2.0, 4 mm (31.7 mm equiv.)
Resolution
5 MP (2592 x 1936)
5 MP (2592 x 1936)
Sensor
1/4" (3.2 mm × 2.4 mm)
1/3.2" (4.54 mm × 3.42 mm)
Light sensitivity
--
--
Flash
None
LED
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Image stabilization
None
None
Panorama
Yes
No
Continuous shooting
None
None
Aperture
f/2.4
f/2.0
Secondary camera
None
0.3 MP

video

Video resolution
1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
1280 x 720 @ 30 fps
Video file format
MP4 VC-1/WMV
MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
Maximum bitrate
30 Mbps
14 Mbps
Video light
No
Yes

battery

Type
Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Lithium-Ion (Non-removable)
Capacity
1,430 mA·h
1,420 mA·h
Talk time
601 min
840 min
Standby time
21,600 min
18,000 min
Tested
3G talk time
813 min
--
Web browsing
435 min
--
Video playback
350 min
--

music

Speaker
Stereo (Back)
Mono (Bottom)
Frequency response
+0.16, -0.10
+0.01, -0.07
Noise level
-82.3 dB
-90.1 dB
Headphone
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Frequency response
+0.40, -0.14
+0.01, -0.07
Noise level
-82.3 dB
-90.4 dB
FM radio
Receive
No

form factor

Size
119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm
58.6 x 114.3 x 9.3 mm
Weight
124 g
137 g
Body
Plastic
Slate
Keyboard
None
None
Buttons
Home, Volume, Back, Multitask, Camera
Home, Volume

software

Operating system
Windows Phone 8
iOS 4
Upgradable to
--
iOS 7
Custom UI
--
--
Onscreen keyboards
--
Standard (predictive)
Sunspider
1,444 ms
3,559 ms

connectivity

Network
3G, HSDPA (21.1 Mb/s)
3.5G, HSDPA (7.2 Mb/s)
WiFi
802.11a/b/g/n (Hotspot)
802.11g/n/b (Hotspot)
NFC
No
No
Bluetooth
2.1
USB On-the-Go
--
No

features

Internal storage
8 GB
8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
Supported card formats
microSDXC
None
Included accessories
  1. Charger
  2. Headphones
--
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM
Speaker volume (Voice)
68.2 dB
65.1 dB
Speaker volume (Music)
69 dB
60.3 dB
Special-features

sensors

Location
A-GPS, GLONASS
A-GPS
Gyroscope
No
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Light sensor
Yes
Yes
Proximity sensor
Yes
Yes
Compass
No
Yes
Thermometer
No
No
Barometer
No
No
Hygrometer
No
No
Showing 1 comment.
I think the 520 is the best for a cheap, low end smartphone