PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Lumia 520 vs 808 PureView

Performance

Processing power and speed

Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com and pocket-lint.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Nokia Lumia 520 

PhoneRocket recommends the Nokia Lumia 520  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumia 520 vs 808 PureView

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Lumia 520
1,444 ms
808 PureView
4,211 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nokia Lumia 520

Reasons to consider the
Nokia Lumia 520

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Much faster javascript execution 1,444 ms vs 4,211 ms 2.9x better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Significantly lighter 124 g vs 169 g More than 25% lighter
Quite a bit thinner 9.9 mm vs 13.9 mm Around 30% thinner
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Sharper screen 233 ppi vs 183 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Better theoretical download speed 21.1 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s More than 45% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Side view of Nokia 808 PureView

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Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Much higher resolution front camera 41 MP vs 5 MP Around 8.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1 GHz More than 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Longer standby time (3G) 32,400 min vs 21,600 min 50% longer standby time (3G)
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Reviews Word on the street

Lumia 520  vs 808 PureView 

8.0
8.5
It’s also much larger than the average sensor used in most compact standalone cameras, thus able to capture more photons on its surface, which makes for excellent low light performance.
808 PureView

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
7.7 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Lumia 520  vs
808 PureView 
Type Super IPS LCD2 AMOLED
Size 4" 4"
Resolution 800 x 480 640 x 360
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 183 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Windows Phone, 8.1, 8 Symbian Belle
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe flash support No Yes

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes No
Supports NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Lumia 520  vs
808 PureView 
Weight 124 g 169 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 13.9 mm
Size 64 x 119.9 x 9.9 mm 60.2 x 123.9 x 13.9 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Single core
RAM 0.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 41 MP
Resolution 5 MP 41 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (21.1 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 888 min 660 min
Talk time (3G) 576 min 390 min
Standby time (3G) 21,600 min 32,400 min
Capacity 1,430 mA·h 1,400 mA·h
Nokia Lumia 520
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