Earlier Nokia unveiled Nokia X at MWC 2014 and later on it was launched in India at an initial price of INR 8,599. The Nokia X might be in talks because of the forked version of Android and it is least expensive when compared with the best-selling Windows Phone in Nokia’s line up, the Nokia Lumia 520. Already in previous post we compared the Nokia X series phone (Nokia x vs Nokia X+ vs Nokia XL) and now in this post we are comparing the Nokia X with Nokia Lumia 520.
Design: Both the devices are almost similar and made up of polycarbonate design. It offers a premium design and feel irrespective of the price point.
Display: Both the devices sport a 4-inch WVGA (480×800 pixels) display pushing out 223 pixels per inch (ppi). The Lumia 520 has a scratch resistant coating on top, which is not available in Nokia X.
Hardware: Both the devices sport a dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon SoC processor but Nokia Lumia 520 has a different chipset. Both devices have 512MB RAM. The Nokia Lumia 520 has an Adreno 305 GPU while the Nokia X has an Adreno 203 GPU. The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with 8GB internal storage which is expandable up to 64GB using microSD card whereas the Nokia X comes with 4GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB.
Camera: The Nokia Lumia 520 features a 5-megapixel rear camera while the Nokia X gets a 3-megapixel camera. None of the devices comes with secondary camera and the Nokia Lumia 520 has the ability to shoot 720p video and the Nokia X can only shoot videos in 480p resolution.
Software: The Nokia Lumia 520 runs on Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS while the Nokia X uses Nokia X Software, a forked version of Android. In addition to this, both devices comes with Nokia and Microsoft services like Outlook, Skype, HERE maps, Nokia Music and so forth.
Battery: The Nokia X packs 1500mAh battery and claims 13.3 hours on 2G & 10.5 hours on 3G network and with a standby time of 28 days whereas the Nokia Lumia packs 1430mAh battery and claims 17.4 hours on 2G and 9.7 hours on 3G networks and with a standby time of 16 days.
Pricing: The Nokia Lumia priced approximately around INR 7,700 whereas the Nokia X costs INR 8,599.
The Nokia X comes with Dual-SIM slot while the Nokia Lumia 520 is a single micro-SIM device.
Comparing Specifications Of Nokia X vs Nokia Lumia 520
Nokia Lumia 520
4.0-inches IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels
4.0-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, scratch-resistant coating on screen
1GHz Dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor
1GHz Dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor coupled with Adreno 305
512 MB RAM, internal storage of 4GB which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD cad
512MB RAM, internal storage of 8GB which is expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
Android Nokia X 1.0 UI
Windows Phone 8
3-megapixels fixed camera
5-megapixels rear camera
Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
115.5 x 63 x 10.4 mm
4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39
4.54 oz. (129 g)
4.37 oz. (124 g)