22points

Nokia Lumia 520

13points

Sony Xperia E

Comparison winner
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64 facts in comparison

Nokia Lumia 520 vs Sony Xperia E

Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E

Why is Nokia Lumia 520 better than Sony Xperia E?

  • 41.21% higher pixel density
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    233ppivs165ppi
  • 2x faster CPU speed
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    2 x 1GHzvs1 x 1GHz
  • 2.5x higher resolution
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    480 x 800pxvs320 x 480px
  • 1.56x more megapixels (main camera)
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    5MPvs3.2MP
  • 14.29% bigger screen size
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    4"vs3.5"
  • 4GB more internal storage
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    8GBvs4GB
  • 2.92x faster downloads
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    21MBits/svs7.2MBits/s
  • Has a removable battery
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Why is Sony Xperia E better than Nokia Lumia 520?

  • 6.99% more battery power
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    1530mAhvs1430mAh
  • Is DLNA-certified
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  • 8.3g lighter
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    115.7gvs124g
  • The browser has word wrap
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  • Is free and open source
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  • Supports Java
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  • Has a front camera
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  • 2.2mm narrower
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    61.8mmvs64mm

Price comparison

Design

1.weight

124g

115.7g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

9.9mm

11mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.width

64mm

61.8mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.height

119.9mm

113.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

75.97cm³

77.16cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.pixel density

233ppi

165ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

480 x 800px

320 x 480px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has an IPS screen
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
5.has a touch screen
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1GHz

1 x 1GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

0.5GB

0.5GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.

Cameras

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.supports slow-motion video recording
Nokia Lumia 520 (Windows Phone 8)
Sony Xperia E
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
4.has a built-in HDR mode
Nokia Lumia 520 (Windows Phone 8)
Sony Xperia E
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
5.has manual exposure
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
This allows you to manually set the exposure.
6.has manual ISO
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
This allows you to manually set the ISO level.
7.has a serial shot mode
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.
8.has a front camera
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
9.has manual white balance
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

Audio

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.Has a radio
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Battery

1.battery power

1430mAh

1530mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
3.has a removable battery
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.download speed

21MBits/s

7.2MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.has NFC
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
3.is DLNA-certified
Nokia Lumia 520
Sony Xperia E
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
5.upload speed

5.76MBits/s

5.76MBits/s

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
6.is a multi-user system
Nokia Lumia 520 (Windows Phone 8)
Sony Xperia E
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

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