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Nokia Lumia 521 vs Apple iPhone 5 16GB

Top 15 Reasons for the

Nokia Lumia 521

Compared to Apple iPhone 5 16GB

anonymous
868
Has an external memory slot
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
anonymous
586
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
452
Can be charged via standard USB cable
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
anonymous
422
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
159
Substantially smaller semiconductor size
Comment
28 nm
vs
32 nm
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
anonymous
100
Sizably lower SAR for head (USA)
Comment
0.77 W/kg
vs
1.18 W/kg
0.41 W/kg lower SAR for head (USA). SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) describes how much radio frequency energy emitted by the device will be absorbed by your body. The rate is measured at head level. The legal limit is 1.6 W/kg in the USA.
Jeb Eldridge
4
Advanced Touchscreen Technologies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Patented touchscreen technologies work even with gloves on.
Ashutosh Sinh
0
Supports 4g
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The HTC desire 600 doesn't support 4g
Windows Phone 8
Yes
vs
No
Top 8 Reasons for Windows Phone 8
anonymous
322
Supports widgets
Comment
Yes
vs
No
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
anonymous
163
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
135
Has offline voice recognition
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
anonymous
125
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Vincent Wansink
10
Is a drive in file explorer when plugged into PC
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When you plug your phone into the PC using USB it shows up as a drive in file explorer so you can easily copy files to and from the phone without needing to use an app like iTunes.
Rupal Totale
7
Has a btter touch
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Josua Hutapea
6
Has Metro UI
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Metro UI is a Windows Phone 8 UI which offer us "rectangles theme" who other OS doesn't have it.
Josua Hutapea
4
Has an Xbox Music Artist Background
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It will makes your Music Player become more beautifull

Nokia Lumia 521 is better than Apple iPhone 5 16GB because...

Yes
vs
No

Top 39 Reasons for the

Apple iPhone 5 16GB

Compared to Nokia Lumia 521

anonymous
2362
A shade more battery power
Comment
1440 mAh
vs
1430 mAh
0.70% more battery power
anonymous
1803
Lots faster CPU clock speed
Comment
2 x 1.3 GHz
vs
2 x 1 GHz
30% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1517
A lot higher pixel density
Comment
326 ppi
vs
233 ppi
39.91% higher pixel density
anonymous
1262
Much more RAM memory
Comment
1 GB
vs
0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1100
Significantly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
8 MP
vs
5 MP
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
anonymous
1070
Significantly higher resolution
Comment
1136x640 px
vs
800x480 px
1.89x higher resolution
anonymous
484
Explicitly faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
21.1 MBits/s
4.74x faster downloads
anonymous
474
Marginally lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
124 g
12 g lighter
anonymous
430
Reasonably thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
9.9 mm
2.30 mm thinner
anonymous
408
Appreciably more internal storage
Comment
16 GB
vs
8 GB
8 GB more internal storage
anonymous
362
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
356
Distinctly better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 30 fps
vs
720 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
anonymous
321
Has an IPS screen
Comment
Yes
vs
No
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
anonymous
202
Has a BSI sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
anonymous
179
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
177
Newer Bluetooth version
Comment
4
vs
3
Newer Bluetooth version
anonymous
176
Noticeably more microphone(s)
Comment
3
vs
2
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
anonymous
161
Considerably faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
158
Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
146
Has a CMOS sensor
Comment
Yes
vs
No
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
anonymous
116
Has a flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
100
Has a front camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
anonymous
95
Has a gyroscope
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A gyroscope is a sensor that can be used to either measure or maintain the orientation of a device. Traditionally, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, eg. twisting or rotation.
anonymous
84
Has AF tracking
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
anonymous
34
Has AirPlay
Comment
Yes
vs
No
AirPlay allows wireless connection of Apple devices with external screens or speakers. You may stream computer screen, video and music from iOS devices, play games like on consoles or present your slideshows easily on your TV.
anonymous
4
Significantly narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
64 mm
5.40 mm narrower
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Apple A6
Yes
vs
No
Top 2 Reasons for Apple A6
anonymous
83
Has integrated graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
anonymous
71
Has dynamic frequency scaling
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Apple Swift
Yes
vs
No
Top 4 Reasons for Apple Swift
anonymous
54
Has NX bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
53
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
52
Has TrustZone
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A technology integrated into the processor to secure the device for use with features such as mobile payments and streaming video using digital rights management (DRM).
anonymous
50
Has out-of-order execution
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
Top 3 Reasons for iOS 7.0
anonymous
224
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
120
Distinctly more apps available
Comment
1000000
vs
300000
3.33x more apps available
anonymous
19
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

Apple iPhone 5 16GB is better than Nokia Lumia 521 because...

Yes
vs
No

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