PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy Y vs Lumia 520


Processing power and speed

Sunspider 0.9.1


3D and 2D graphics

Galaxy Y
Lumia 520
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


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Nokia Lumia 520 

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

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Y vs Lumia 520

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Galaxy Y
12,721 ms
Lumia 520
1,444 ms

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Y

Reasons to consider the
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Lighter 98 g vs 124 g More than 20% lighter
Longer standby time (3G) 32,400 min vs 21,600 min 50% longer standby time (3G)
Front view of Nokia Lumia 520

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Nokia Lumia 520

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Much faster javascript execution 1,444 ms vs 12,721 ms 8.8x 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
Noticeably bigger screen 4" vs 3" Around 35% bigger screen
Sharper screen 233 ppi vs 133 ppi More than 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 2 MP 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Longer talk time (3G) 576 min vs 369.6 min More than 55% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
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
Faster processor 1 GHz vs 0.83 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution 800 x 480 vs 320 x 240 5x higher resolution
More battery capacity 1,430 mA·h vs 1,200 mA·h Around 20% more battery capacity
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 11.5 mm Around 15% thinner
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

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Y  vs Lumia 520 

The phone has 21.1 Mbits HSPA+ modem inside, plus Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and A-GPS radio to take advantage of the HERE Drive, Maps and Public Transit suite, which is perhaps the most comprehensive offline navigation package for a mobile you can have.
Lumia 520

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy Y  vs
Lumia 520 
Size 3" 4"
Resolution 320 x 240 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 133 ppi 233 ppi


Clock speed 0.83 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Single core Dual core
Internal storage 0.16 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 2 MP 5 MP
Resolution 2 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 320 x 240 @ 15 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps


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


Talk time 1,020 min 888 min
Talk time (3G) 369.6 min 576 min
Standby time (3G) 32,400 min 21,600 min
Capacity 1,200 mA·h 1,430 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy Y  vs
Lumia 520 
Weight 98 g 124 g
Thickness 11.5 mm 9.9 mm
Size 58 x 104 x 11.5 mm 64 x 119.9 x 9.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 2.3 Windows Phone 8.1, 8
Multitasking Yes Yes
Adobe flash support No No


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy Y
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Nokia Lumia 520
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