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Alcatel OneTouch Fire vs Nokia Lumia 520

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Alcatel OneTouch Fire Remove phone

Posted: 24 Feb 2013
Market Status: Released
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Nokia Lumia 520 Remove phone

Posted: 25 Feb 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSFirefoxWindows Phone 8.1, 8 
Dimensions4.53 x 2.45 x 0.48 inches (115 x 62.3 x 12.2 mm)4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches (119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight3.81 oz (108 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.5 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution320 x 480 pixels480 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

165 ppi235 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTIPS LCD 
Colors262 14416 777 216 
TouchscreenYesMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera3.2 megapixels5 megapixels 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28 mm 
Features CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Geo tagging, Panorama 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227AQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5Dual core, 1000 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorAdreno 200 (enhanced)Adreno 305 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage 8 GB 
Maximum User Storage0.160 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.70 hours
the average is 12 h (711 min)
14.80 hours
the average is 12 h (711 min)
 
Stand-by time11.7 days (280 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
  
Talk time (3G)3.00 hours
the average is 15 h (909 min)
9.60 hours
the average is 15 h (909 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)9.2 days (220 hours)
the average is 29 days (706 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 29 days (706 h)
 
Capacity1400 mAh1430 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS  
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserFirefoxInternet Explorer 10 
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPSGPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
Other Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsVibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
Other Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced24 Feb 201325 Feb 2013 
Shopping information
AccessoriesCharger head and Micro USB cable, 3.5 jack stereo headset, 2GB Micro SD cardHigh Efficiency Charger AC-20, Nokia Battery BL-5J, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-189CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide 
MSRP price € 139 / $ 184 

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