Difference between Nokia Lumia 520 and Sony Xperia L

Key Difference: The Nokia Lumia 520 is a 4-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen smartphone that offers 480x800 pixels display, which offers approximately 233 ppi. The phone comes with 8 GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 64 GB. The phone offers 1 GHz on its dual-core snapdragon S4 and only 512 MB RAM, which is slightly disappointing. The Sony Xperia L is a mid-range smartphone. It features a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 854x480px and a scratch-resistant cover glass. It runs on Android 4.1 with a Dual-Core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 chipset and 1 GB of RAM.

Nokia is a Finnish cell phone company, well known for its superb battery power and durability of its phones, and is the only phone that has not yet integrated its smartphones with Android. Nokia has been single-handedly leading Microsoft Windows OS 8 in the smartphone market. Most of the smartphones have become a pricy accessory to own, and if people opt for a cheaper phone, they must sacrifice on some features. To make a mark in the low- to mid-range smartphone market, Nokia has announced the Lumia 520, which should be available in April 2013 in India (release dates for the rest of the world is yet unannounced) and is currently up for pre-orders on many websites. It has even reached to the second-spot following Samsung Galaxy Grand on the Indian website, Flipkart. The phone is a variant of its big brothers 820 and 920, minus some ‘flash’ features. The Lumia 520 is a 4-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen smartphone that offers 480x800 pixels display, which offers approximately 233 ppi. This is pretty good display screen for a mid-range smartphone.

The Lumia 520 is a bar phone with the straight sharp edges and is available with the standard Windows Tile layout. The phone comes with 8 GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 64 GB. The phone offers 1 GHz on its dual-core snapdragon S4 and only 512 MB RAM, which is slightly disappointing. Another let down is the lack of a secondary camera, which makes it difficult to video conferencing. The phone does offer a 5MP autofocus primary camera, with 4X digital zoom and no flash. However, the company claims to use the same digital lens that is found on the flagship. The camera offers features such as Landscape orientation, Auto and manual exposure, Auto and manual white balance, Cinemagraph lens and Smart Shoot lens. The smart shoot lens allows the user to change individual objects in the photo and replace them with objects from the other photos. For example: incase the user is taking photos of two people; however, he does not like the expression of one person in the photo, they can swap the face for another face from another photo. The phone is customizable with changeable shells. The phone has a monoblock casing with the sleep/wake button, camera button and volume buttons on the right-hand side of the phone. Nokia also offers the Windows Office, plus Nokia Music and Nokia Maps. The phone also offers many different features including 7GB free SkyDrive storage.

The Sony Xperia L is a mid-range smartphone. It features a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 854x480px and a scratch-resistant cover glass. It runs on Android 4.1 with a Dual-Core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 chipset and 1 GB of RAM. It also has all the bells and whistles, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G HSPA connectivity, as well as NFC support. The NFC is integrated with a one-touch connection to external displays in order to allow for big screen playback of videos or photos. The phone does not however have LTE capability.

Still, its saving grace has to be its 8 MP camera, which uses Sony's latest mobile Exmor RS sensor and offers a built-in HDR mode for both stills and video. The Exmor RS sensor is supposed to improved clarity and color reproduction, while the HDR mode will allow for better pictures in various different kinds of lights.

The phone is powered by a 1900mAh battery and has a battery STAMINA Mode for optimizing power consumption. The phone is available in three colors: white, black and red. It also has an LED light on the bottom of the phone that can be customized to blink different colors to indicate an incoming phone call, a missed call or text message. The light can also be programmed to blink in correspondence with the rhythm of the song played on the built in Sony Walkman music player.

The phone also comes with pre-installed Sony apps called Walkman, Album, and Movies. These are part of a pre-loaded software suite that allows for consuming and sharing a vast library of multimedia content.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Nokia website, techradar.com, Sony Mobile website and GSMArena.com.

 

Nokia Lumia 520

Sony Xperia L

Launch Date

April 2013

Q2 of 2013

Company

Nokia

Sony Corporation

Size

119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm

128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm

Display

4'' IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

480 x 800 pixels (~233 ppi pixel density)

480 x 854 pixels, 4.3 inches (~228 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Scratch-resistant glass

Scratch-resistant glass

Weight

124 grams

137g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 900 / 2100 - RM-914

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-915

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-917

HSDPA 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

N/A

No

GUI

Windows Phone 8

Sony UI

CPU speed

1 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4

Dual-core 1 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 305

Adreno 305

OS

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8227

Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon

RAM

512 MB

1 GB

SIM Size

microSIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

8 GB

8 GB (5.8 GB user available)

Expandable Memory

Up to 64 GB

Expandable up to 32 GB

Sensors

Brightness control, Orientation sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, proximity

Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Connectivity

GSM, WCDMA, Micro-USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, DLNA Certified, Media Go, Media Transfer Protocol support, Micro USB support, Native USB tethering, NFC, Screen mirroring, Xperia Link, Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom, Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google Sync and SyncML

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB.

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

HSPA+

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5MP, autofocus camera

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

No

VGA

Video

[email protected]

Yes, [email protected], video stabilization, HDR

Camera Features

  • 1/4'' sensor size
  • Touch focus
  • Landscape orientation
  • Auto and manual exposure
  • Auto and manual white balance
  • Active toolbar
  • Full screen viewfinder
  • Geotagging
  • Automatic photo upload to web services
  • Full resolution photo and video upload
  • Cinemagraph lens
  • Bing vision
  • Smart Shoot lens
  • Panorama lens
  • Built-in digital camera lens
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face and smile detection
  • Image stabilization
  • HDR
  • Sweep panorama
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor

Sound Enhancement

None

Clear bass, Clear stereo and Clear Phase

Audio supported formats

MP3, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, GSM FR, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2, ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

Video supported formats

MP4, ASF, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery

Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

Talktime

2G: 14.8 hours

3G: 9.6 hours

8 hours 30 min

Standby Time

3G: 360 hours

498 hours

Available Colors

Yellow, red, cyan, white/black

Black, White, Red

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Java

No

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • SNS integration
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input
  • Supersensitive touch (Glove touch)
  • OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps
  • Document formats supported: Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • DirectX 11, Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub
  • Security features
  • HERE Drive, HERE Maps, HERE Transit
  • SNS integration
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • PlayStation Certified
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Video streaming
  • Motions gaming
  • 3D games
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • xLoud Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • TrackID music recognition
  • Clear bass, Clear stereo and Clear Phase
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)

Image Courtesy: nokia.com, sonymobile.com

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Comments

I think Lumia 520 offer FM Radio, I am uisng one show I think you should update the very same. Lumia 520 comes with a FM Radio.

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