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Nokia Lumia 521

Nokia Lumia 521
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Nokia Lumia 521 review: specs and price

Nokia Lumia 521
Nokia Lumia 521
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Why is Nokia Lumia 521 better than the average?

  • Weight
    124gvs152.13g
  • Width
    64mmvs71.38mm
  • Height
    124mmvs142.77mm
  • Number of microphones
    2vs1.65
  • Volume
    78.57cm³vs10191.47cm³
  • SAR - US head
    0.77W/kgvs0.81W/kg

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

124g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

2.thickness

9.9mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

3.width

64mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

4.height

124mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

5.volume

78.57cm³

Best

Palm Phone

36.17cm³

6.has a QWERTY keyboard
Nokia Lumia 521

Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard.

For example

Sharp Aquos R2 Compact

Display

1.resolution

480 x 800px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.pixel density

233ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

3.has branded damage resistant glass
Nokia Lumia 521

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

For example

Huawei Mate 10 Dual SIM

4.screen size

4"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
Nokia Lumia 521

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.has a touch screen
Nokia Lumia 521

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.RAM

0.5GB

Best

Vivo NEX 2

10GB

2.CPU speed

2 x 1GHz

Best

Meizu Pro 7 Plus 64GB

10 x 2.6GHz

3.has an external memory slot
Nokia Lumia 521

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.

4.internal storage

8GB

Best

Smartisan Nut R1

1024GB

5.semiconductor size

28nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

Best

Huawei Honor View 20 (128GB / 6GB RAM)

7nm

Cameras

1.megapixels

5MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.video recording (main camera)

720 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

3.widest aperture

f/2.4

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Vivo NEX 2

1.3 & 1.8 & 1.8f

4.has a front camera
Nokia Lumia 521

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

For example

Huawei Mate 10 Dual SIM

5.has a flash
Nokia Lumia 521

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

For example

Huawei Mate 10 Dual SIM

6.has a built-in HDR mode
Nokia Lumia 521

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

Audio

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nokia Lumia 521

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

2.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

3.has a radio
Nokia Lumia 521

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Vivo Z1 Lite

4.has dedicated media keys
Nokia Lumia 521

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

Battery

1.battery power

1430mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.wireless charging
Nokia Lumia 521

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Umidigi One Max

3.has a removable battery
Nokia Lumia 521

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.has a battery level indicator
Nokia Lumia 521

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

5.has a rechargeable battery
Nokia Lumia 521

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Is a multi-user system
Nokia Lumia 521
2.Has offline voice recognition
Nokia Lumia 521

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
Nokia Lumia 521
4.download speed

21.1MBits/s

Best

Huawei Honor Magic 2

1400MBits/s

5.Supports widgets
Nokia Lumia 521

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.

6.has NFC
Nokia Lumia 521

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

For example

Huawei Mate 10 Dual SIM

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