Features Key features of the Lumia 520  vs RAZR D3 

screen size

Swiping around the various screens is smooth and responsive, while the 4-inch display is plenty big enough to do most things comfortably.
Lumia 520 | by TechRadar (Apr, 2014)

screen resolution

Lumia 520
800 x 480
854 x 480
In automatic mode the phone performed pretty good, with accurate color representation and enough detail in the photos.
Lumia 520 | by PhoneArena (Apr, 2013)


Lumia 520
0.5 GB
1 GB


Lumia 520
Dual core
Dual core
Coming in a variety of jolly colors, it hits the sweet spot of price and productivity, employing a decent display, dual-core processor and a 5MP camera, all at rock bottom pricing.
Lumia 520 | by PhoneArena (Apr, 2013)

camera resolution

Lumia 520
5 MP
8 MP
The 5 megapixel camera is good for the price and while it doesn't have much built in storage it has a micro SD card slot to make up for it.
Lumia 520 | by TechRadar (Apr, 2014)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nokia Lumia 520

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 520

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Records higher def video 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps vs 1280 x 720 @ Unknown 30x higher def video
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s Around 3x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Back view of Motorola RAZR D3

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Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
More battery capacity 2,000 mA·h vs 1,430 mA·h Around 40% more battery capacity
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Lumia 520  vs
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4" 4"
Resolution 800 x 480 854 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 244 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Windows Phone 8 Android 4.1
App store Windows Phone Marketplace Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 120,000 apps 850,000 apps


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

form factor

Lumia 520  vs
Weight 124 g 120 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 9.8 mm
Size 64 x 119.9 x 9.9 mm 59.8 x 119.3 x 9.8 mm


Clock speed 1 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 0.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Resolution 5 MP 8 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ Unknown


Generation 3.5G 3.5G
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (7.2 Mb/s)
HSDPA (21.1 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Capacity 1,430 mA·h 2,000 mA·h
Nokia Lumia 520
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