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Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 720

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Interface and Functionality:

Both devices are powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8. That means you have the absolute same interface on both of them and the experience is virtually identical.

Both devices are powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Both devices are powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Both devices are powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Both devices are powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 720

Both devices are powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8


Windows Phone 8 has dynamic looks with different Live Tiles, and on both devices it delivers a perfectly smooth experience. You get the standard Microsoft apps like Office built in so you can view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the go easily. The Lumia 520 and 720 also come Nokia’s great Windows Phone applications like Nokia HERE Maps and Nokia Music with Mix Radio, a free music streaming service.

Office - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Music - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia HERE Maps - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 720

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Nokia HERE Maps



Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Customization options on Microsoft’s platform are nowhere near the capabilities of Android, but you can still change size and color of tiles and your background color as well. This is the price Microsoft paid for consistency in both look and feel across devices.

One thing we love about Windows Phone is its brilliant keyboard. The typing experience is great on both devices, but the smaller Lumia 520 is better suited to single-handed use.once again better for single handed typing.



Processor and Memory:

Despite the huge price gap, both the Lumia 520 and 720 come with the same powerful (for the price) Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8277 with a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor and 512MB of RAM. It delivers enough oomph to run Windows Phone without a hitch.

512MB of RAM is an important factor, though, as some apps require more to run. Good news is software makers have optimized a lot of games like Temple Run and they now support devices like this pair with 512MB of RAM.

This couple of Nokia Lumias comes with 8 gigs of internal storage and on both it’s expandable via microSD cards of up to 64 gigs. Of the built-in 8GB just around 4GB are actually available to the end-user.


Internet and Connectivity:

Windows Phone is the most limited of platform in terms of browser choice. Of all major browsers, it only support Internet Explorer. That is a problem for those used to browser-specific features like say cross-device syncing with Chrome, but - credit where credit is due - IE works very well on mobile. Pages loaded at a near identical pace on both phones, and navigating around happens without any lag on the 720, and with just a bit of a stutter on the 520.

Both devices support 3G connectivity with download speeds of up to 21.1Mbps. Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 3.0 are also on board, and the Lumia 720 has NFC which the 520 lacks.

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posted on 28 Jun 2013, 08:12 4

1. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 196; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


It's Lumia 720 all the waaay!

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 22:56

10. vincelongman (Posts: 1595; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


The Lumia 720 is the best looking Lumia IMO

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 08:17

2. Apple.Android (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)


I tried selling my lumia920 at eBay, but no one is willing to pay good price! And no one wants to buy my phone! It went for cheap, but I didn't sell it. So I'm stuck with this phone which hardly has no games and apps! Also the menu and ui is in a totall mess jumble. Everything is every where!
I don't see the point of buying these two phones! You're rather better of getting the Limia 920 or the Lumia 925. It has more features!

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 08:32 1

3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


These lumia comparisons are the most pointless thing ever the numbers basically tell you who will win.....

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 12:44 1

13. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


...BUT WHEN pa POSTS BIASED CAMERA COMPARISONS IN FAVOR OF SAMSUNG OR POSTING A BUNCH OF NEWS ABOUT GALAXY VARIANTS, IT'S OK, RIGHT?

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 12:45

14. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


ups, sorry for capslock..but at least maybe thanks to high words you'll get the point

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 08:48

4. rms.max (Posts: 82; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


PA. I want : Lumia 720 vs Galaxy s3 mini..& Lumia 520,620 Vs Fame,young

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 09:12 4

6. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


720 vs S3 mini = Tie
520, 629 vs fame, young = Lumia wins (Android will lag surely on single core processor)

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:35

9. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


*620.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 03:52

11. justsayit (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 May 2013)


not really, my two year old LG Optimus One, just single core 600mhz, run smoothly,
lag? just can seen on hd games (mostly higher than 50mb games)

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 08:34

12. Sondae (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Nokia Lumia 720 for me.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 21:59

15. Md123 (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


Ok Can youtube work on nokia lumia 720 without wifi just with data sim pleas i want the answer very fast because my dads birthday is next week if youtube can without youtube i will buy it for his pleas fast answer pleas pleas pleas pleas pleas pleas pleas pleas pleas pleas

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