Apple iPhone 5 16GBNokia Lumia 521
Top 58%12,275 points
Top 58%
Top 70%8,947 points
Top 70%
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Apple iPhone 5 16GB vs Nokia Lumia 521: 81 facts in comparison

1. battery power

0.7% more battery power.
1440mAh
Gionee M2017: 7000mAh
1430mAh
4365
0

2. total clock speed

30% faster CPU clock speed.
2 x 1.3GHz
LeEco Le 2 Pro: 10 x 2.7GHz
2 x 1GHz
3545
0

3. pixel density

39.91% higher pixel density.
326ppi
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual: 806ppi
233ppi
2923
0

4. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4"
Samsung Galaxy J Max: 7"
4"
2460
0

5. megapixels

1.6x more megapixels (photo).
8MP
Nokia Lumia 1020: 41MP
5MP
2160
0

6. RAM

0.5GB more RAM memory.
1GB
Asus Zenfone AR: 8GB
0.5GB
2112
0

7. resolution

1.89x higher resolution.
640 x 1136px
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual: 2560 x 3840px
480 x 800px
1976
0

8. 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.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Nokia Lumia 521
81% have it
1602
0

9. weight

12g lighter.
112g
Microsoft Nokia 105: 68.9g
124g
1353
0

10. every pixel has three subpixels

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.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Nokia Lumia 521
79% have it
1238
0

11. thickness

2.3mm thinner.
7.6mm
Asus Zenfone AR: 4.6mm
9.9mm
1169
0

12. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Nokia Lumia 521
42% have it
1163
0

13. internal storage

8GB more internal storage.
16GB
Huawei Mate 9 Pro: 256GB
8GB
923
0

14. has USB mass storage support

It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Nokia Lumia 521
91% have it
791
0

15. download speed

4.74x faster downloads.
100MBits/s
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: 600MBits/s
21.1MBits/s
755
0

16. has a dedicated camera button

A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
10% have it
675
1

17. video recording

1.5x better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Gionee Elife E8: 2176 x 60fps
720 x 30fps
662
0

18. 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.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
51% have it
645
0

19. width

5.4mm narrower.
58.6mm
Vertu Signature for Bentley: 42mm
64mm
585
0

20. height

0.2mm shorter.
123.8mm
Motorola FlipOut: 67mm
124mm
514
0

21. widest aperture

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.
2.4f
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 32GB: 1.7f
2.4f
481
0

22. Is a multi-user system

Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Nokia Lumia 521(Windows Phone 8)
69% have it
450
0

23. Bluetooth version

1 newer Bluetooth version.
4
LG G6: 5
3
398
0

24. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3
Huawei Mate 9 Pro: 4
2
389
0

25. 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.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
36% have it
383
0

26. Has offline voice recognition

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Nokia Lumia 521(Windows Phone 8)
75% have it
365
0

27. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
25% have it
364
0

28. Supports OpenGL ES 3.0, allowing for improved game graphics

Apple iPhone 5 16GB(iOS 7.0)
64% have it
358
0

29. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
32nm
Apple iPhone 6s 64GB: 14nm
28nm
358
0

30. Allows app installs on the device's external storage

Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Nokia Lumia 521(Windows Phone 8)
86% have it
338
0

31. has a video light

A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Nokia Lumia 521
21% have it
330
0

32. Supports widgets

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.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Nokia Lumia 521(Windows Phone 8)
90% have it
328
0

33. Supports slow motion video recording

Apple iPhone 5 16GB(iOS 7.0)
Nokia Lumia 521(Windows Phone 8)
15% have it
291
0

34. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
Nokia Lumia 521
32% have it
286
0

35. 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.
Apple iPhone 5 16GB
47% have it
276
0

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