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Sony Ericsson Cedar a vs Nokia Lumia 520

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Sony Ericsson Cedar a Remove phone

Posted: 16 Jun 2010
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 typeFeature phoneSmart phone 
OS Windows Phone 8.1, 8 
Dimensions4.37 x 1.93 x 0.61 inches (111 x 49 x 15.5 mm)4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches (119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm) 
Weight2.96 oz (84 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.2 inches4.0 inches 
Resolution240 x 320 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.

182 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 
Screen-to-body ratio27.55 %58.46 % 
Colors262 14416 777 216 
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera2 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 
FeaturesDigital zoom, Geo taggingCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Geo tagging, Panorama 
Camcorder320x240 (QVGA) (15 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo calling  
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 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.

 Dual core, 1000 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processor 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.

 512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage0.28 GB8 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 16 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time12.50 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
14.80 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
  
Talk time (3G)4.93 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
9.60 hours
the average is 15 h (902 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)19.8 days (475 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Capacity1000 mAh1430 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM  
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
BrowserAccess Netfront 3.5Internet Explorer 10 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, MySpace, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA+ (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.

Cell IDGPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage deviceMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherTethering, Computer syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s) for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD 
Availability
Officially announced16 Jun 201025 Feb 2013 
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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