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HTC Desire 500 vs Nokia Lumia 520 vs HTC Titan II

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HTC Desire 500 Remove phone

Posted: 23 Jul 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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HTC Titan II Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.1.2) HTC BlinkFeed + Sense 5 UIWindows Phone 8.1, 8Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Form factorCandybarCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.19 x 2.63 x 0.39 inches (131.8 x 66.9 x 9.9 mm)4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches (119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm)5.20 x 2.70 x 0.50 inches (132 x 69 x 13 mm)
Weight4.34 oz (123 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.20 oz (147 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
Side KeysRight: Volume controlRight: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control, Camera shutter
ColorsBlackBlack, Yellow, Red, White 
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.0 inches4.7 inches
Resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 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.

217 ppi235 ppi199 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 LCDS-LCD
Screen-to-body ratio59.76 %58.46 %69.41 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels16 megapixels
FlashLED Dual LED
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.

F2.0F2.4F2.6
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28 mm28 mm 
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Burst modeCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Geo tagging, PanoramaAutofocus, Face detection, ISO control, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
Recording format MPEG4, H.264 
Features  Continuous autofocus, Video calling
Front-facing camera1.6 megapixels 1.3 megapixels
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 200 MSM8225QQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
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.

Quad core, 1200 MHz, Cortex-A5Dual core, 1000 MHz, KraitSingle core, 1500 MHz, Scorpion
Graphics processorAdren 203Adreno 305Adreno 205
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.

1024 MB RAM512 MB RAM512 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 333 MHz) / DDR2
Built-in storage4 GB8 GB16 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time17.80 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
14.80 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
4.30 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
Stand-by time16.7 days (401 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 12.2 days (293 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
Talk time (3G)12.10 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
9.60 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)18.1 days (435 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Music playback 61.00 hours 
Video playback 4.80 hours 
Capacity1800 mAh1430 mAh1730 mAh
TypeLi - PolymerLi - IonLi - Ion
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats AudioAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDIMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, 3GPMP3
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMVMPEG4, WMV, 3GP, 3G2
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 10 
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5, XHTML, CSS 3, XMLHTML, HTML5
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, Twitter
Technology
GSM900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE  1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYesYes 
Global RoamingYesYesYes
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 positioningGPS, A-GPS
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigationYes
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, Other), Calculator, World clock, Notes
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkWindows Live / MSN, SkypeWindows Live / MSN
Games  Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0Yes
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Application (SDAP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n
Mobile hotspot YesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingUSB charging
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellationfor Noise cancellation
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Hearing aid compatibility  M3, T4
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

16 Feb 201406 Mar 201327 Jan 2012
FCC ID value: NM80P3Z111 linkFCC ID value: QTLRM-915 linkFCC ID value: NM8PI86100 link
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head0.72 W/kg0.86 W/kg0.60 W/kg
Body1.26 W/kg0.88 W/kg1.36 W/kg
Product Specific Use1.33 W/kg1.21 W/kg1.36 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission1.57 W/kg1.26 W/kg1.57 W/kg
Availability
Officially announced 25 Feb 201309 Jan 2012
Shopping information
Accessories High 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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