Nokia Lumia 521 vs Apple iPhone 5 16GB

Top 16 Reasons for the

Nokia Lumia 521

Compared to Apple iPhone 5 16GB

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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
755
Has a removable battery
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
anonymous
579
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
557
Has USB mass storage support
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
anonymous
187
Notably 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
107
Appreciably 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
9
Advanced Touchscreen Technologies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Patented touchscreen technologies work even with gloves on.
Ashutosh Sinh
1
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
342
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
277
Is a multi-user system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
226
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
215
Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Rupal Totale
17
Has a btter touch
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Vincent Wansink
14
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.
Josua Hutapea
10
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
9
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
2800
Marginally more battery power
Comment
1440 mAh
vs
1430 mAh
0.70% more battery power
anonymous
2250
Way faster CPU clock speed
Comment
2 x 1.3 GHz
vs
2 x 1 GHz
30% faster CPU clock speed
anonymous
1892
Amply higher pixel density
Comment
326 ppi
vs
233 ppi
39.91% higher pixel density
anonymous
1434
Way more RAM memory
Comment
1 GB
vs
0.5 GB
0.50 GB more RAM memory
anonymous
1373
Distinctly more megapixels (photo)
Comment
8 MP
vs
5 MP
1.60x more megapixels (photo)
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1324
Appreciably higher resolution
Comment
1136x640 px
vs
800x480 px
1.89x higher resolution
anonymous
687
A tad lighter
Comment
112 g
vs
124 g
12 g lighter
anonymous
592
Amply thinner
Comment
7.6 mm
vs
9.9 mm
2.30 mm thinner
anonymous
555
Appreciably faster downloads
Comment
100 MBits/s
vs
21.1 MBits/s
4.74x faster downloads
anonymous
521
Clearly more internal storage
Comment
16 GB
vs
8 GB
8 GB more internal storage
anonymous
450
Has a dedicated camera button
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
anonymous
427
Substantially better video recording quality
Comment
1080 x 30 fps
vs
720 x 30 fps
1.50x better video recording quality
anonymous
422
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
248
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
224
Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
anonymous
214
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
207
Newer Bluetooth version
Comment
4
vs
3
Newer Bluetooth version
anonymous
201
Has a video light
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
anonymous
179
Noticeably faster uploads
Comment
50 MBits/s
vs
5.76 MBits/s
8.68x faster uploads
anonymous
178
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
146
Explicitly narrower
Comment
58.6 mm
vs
64 mm
5.40 mm narrower
anonymous
129
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
124
Has a flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
anonymous
112
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
104
Has a front camera
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A front camera can be used for video chats / self portraits.
anonymous
91
A shade shorter
Comment
123.8 mm
vs
124 mm
0.20 mm shorter
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Apple A6
Yes
vs
No
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117
Has integrated graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
anonymous
95
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
75
Has NX bit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
anonymous
72
Supports hardware-assisted virtualization
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
anonymous
71
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.
anonymous
71
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).
iOS 7.0
Yes
vs
No
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anonymous
257
Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
anonymous
125
Appreciably more apps available
Comment
1000000
vs
300000
3.33x more apps available
anonymous
25
Supports slow motion video recording
Comment
Yes
vs
No

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

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vs
No

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