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Nokia Lumia 521 vs Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Top 16 Reasons for the
Nokia Lumia 521
Compared to Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Has an external memory slot
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.
Has a removable battery
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Can be charged via standard USB cable
It can be charged and operated with a standard USB cable connected to your computer, or with a USB power supply.
Has USB mass storage support
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
Notably smaller semiconductor size
4 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
Appreciably lower SAR for head (USA)
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.
Advanced Touchscreen Technologies
Patented touchscreen technologies work even with gloves on.
The HTC desire 600 doesn't support 4g
Nokia Lumia 521 is better than Apple iPhone 5 16GB because...
Top 39 Reasons for the
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Compared to Nokia Lumia 521
Marginally more battery power
0.70% more battery power
Way faster CPU clock speed
2 x 1.3 GHz
2 x 1 GHz
30% faster CPU clock speed
Amply higher pixel density
39.91% higher pixel density
Way more RAM memory
0.50 GB more RAM memory
Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
Appreciably higher resolution
1.89x higher resolution
A tad lighter
12 g lighter
2.30 mm thinner
Appreciably faster downloads
4.74x faster downloads
Clearly more internal storage
8 GB more internal storage
Substantially better video recording quality
1080 x 30 fps
720 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
Has an IPS screen
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.
Has a BSI sensor
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.
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Noticeably more microphone(s)
1 more microphone(s). More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Newer Bluetooth version
Newer Bluetooth version
Has a video light
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
Noticeably faster uploads
8.68x faster uploads
Has a CMOS sensor
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.
5.40 mm narrower
Has AF tracking
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.
Has a flash
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Has a gyroscope
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.
Has a front camera
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
A shade shorter
0.20 mm shorter
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