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Nokia Lumia 520 vs Sony Xperia M vs Sony Xperia L

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Nokia Lumia 520 Remove phone

Posted: 25 Feb 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T, Cricket
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Sony Xperia M Remove phone

Posted: 04 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released
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Sony Xperia L Remove phone

Posted: 18 Mar 2013
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSWindows Phone 8Android (4.3, 4.1)Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2)
Dimensions4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches (119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm)4.88 x 2.44 x 0.37 inches (124 x 62 x 9.3 mm)5.07 x 2.56 x 0.38 inches (128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm)
Weight4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.06 oz (115 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
Display
Physical size4.0 inches4.0 inches4.3 inches
Resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 854 pixels480 x 854 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.

235 ppi245 ppi228 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.

IPS LCDTFTTFT
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels8 megapixels
Flash LEDLED
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  
FeaturesCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Geo tagging, PanoramaAutofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, PanoramaBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD)
Features  Video calling
Front-facing camera 0.3 megapixels VGA0.3 megapixels VGA
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 S4 Plus MSM8227Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
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.

Dual core, 1000 MHz, KraitDual core, 1000 MHz, KraitDual core, 1000 MHz, Krait
Graphics processorAdreno 305Adreno 305Adreno 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.

512 MB RAM1024 MB RAM1024 MB RAM
Built-in storage8 GB4 GB8 GB
Maximum User Storage 2 GB5.6 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB
Battery
Talk time14.80 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
10.30 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
8.50 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
Stand-by time 20.8 days (498 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
20.8 days (498 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
Talk time (3G)9.60 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
9.00 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
9.10 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
Stand-by time (3G)15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
18.9 days (454 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
18.9 days (454 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
Capacity1430 mAh1750 mAh1750 mAh
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
Radio FM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 10  
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz900, 2100 MHz
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIMYes  
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-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPSGPS, A-GPS
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationYesYes
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+NFC, DLNA, Miracast, 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, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone/sfor Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass
Hearing aid compatibility M3M3
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced25 Feb 201304 Jun 201318 Mar 2013
Shopping information
AccessoriesHigh 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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