Features Key features of the Lumia 520  vs Moto G 

screen size

Moto G

screen resolution

Lumia 520
800 x 480
Moto G
1280 x 720


Lumia 520
0.5 GB
Moto G
1 GB


Lumia 520
Dual core
Moto G
Quad core

camera resolution

Lumia 520
5 MP
Moto G
5 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nokia Lumia 520

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Lighter 124 g vs 143 g Around 15% lighter
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 11.6 mm Around 15% thinner
Front view of Motorola Moto G

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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Sharper screen 326 ppi vs 233 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More battery capacity 2,070 mA·h vs 1,430 mA·h Around 45% more battery capacity
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 800 x 480 Around 2.5x higher resolution
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 4" Around 15% bigger screen
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Store more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Slightly more RAM 1 GB vs 0.5 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 520  vs Moto G 

More than audible to the ear, its quality is pleasantly complemented by its high-toned and crisp audio output.
Moto G

The images it produced were full of detail, sharp and the colours brilliant.
Moto G


8.0 Out of 10
9.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Lumia 520  vs
Moto G 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4" 4.5"
Resolution 800 x 480 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 326 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Windows Phone 8.1, 8 Android 4.4 KitKat
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe flash support No Yes


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

form factor

Lumia 520  vs
Moto G 
Weight 124 g 143 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 11.6 mm
Size 64 x 119.9 x 9.9 mm 65.9 x 129.9 x 11.6 mm


Clock speed 1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
RAM 0.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB

photo & video

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


Generation 3.5G 3.5G
HSDPA (21.1 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
HSPA (21 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Capacity 1,430 mA·h 2,070 mA·h
Nokia Lumia 520
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