PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 520 vs 8S

Performance

Processing power and speed

Lumia 520
7.1
HTC 8S
8.0
BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Lumia 520
n.d.
HTC 8S
n.d.
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Lumia 520
6.2
HTC 8S
6.4
Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Lumia 520
8.0
HTC 8S
6.9
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com and pocket-lint.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Lumia 520
6.9
HTC 8S
7.2

Winner
HTC 8S 

PhoneRocket recommends the HTC 8S  based on its performance and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 520 vs HTC 8S

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Lumia 520
1,140
HTC 8S
1,661

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nokia Lumia 520

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 520

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 14 Mb/s More than 50% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Back view of HTC 8S

Reasons to consider the
HTC 8S

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Faster web browser 1,661 vs 1,140 More than 45% better BrowserMark score
Lighter 113 g vs 124 g Around 10% lighter
More battery capacity 1,700 mA·h vs 1,430 mA·h Around 20% more battery capacity

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 520  vs HTC 8S 

8.0
7.5
Interface and functionality The Lumia 520 runs the newest Windows Phone 8 version, meaning it is decked up with live lock screens and features like Kid's Corner, but being a Nokia handset, it also offers the excellent HERE offline navigation suite for free, as well as Nokia Music and the other Lumia goodies, like the camera apps set.
Lumia 520

9.0
7.0
It's a great way of saving space and very useful for lumping similar apps, like games or email, together.
Lumia 520

Overall

8.0 Out of 10
6.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Lumia 520  vs
HTC 8S 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4" 4"
Resolution 800 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 233 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Windows Phone, 8.1, 8 Windows Phone, 8
Adobe flash support No No

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth

form factor

Lumia 520  vs
HTC 8S 
Weight 124 g 113 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 10.3 mm
Size 64 x 119.9 x 9.9 mm 63 x 120.5 x 10.3 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 0.5 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (21.1 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
HSPA (14 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 1,430 mA·h 1,700 mA·h
Nokia Lumia 520
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HTC 8S
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