Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy A50

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Display

Display size

4.0 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

480 x 800 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

235 ppi
403 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

58.46 %
85.24 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
25 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 28 mm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera

 
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

 
LED

Video recording

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

 
Hyperlapse, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

 
25 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches (119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm)
6.24 x 2.93 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.86 oz (166 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

 
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features

Interchangeable covers
 

Colors

Black, Yellow, Red, White
Black, Pink, Blue, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610

Processor

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 305
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

0.5 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

8 GB
128 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
107 GB

Storage expansion

up to 64 GB
up to 512 GB

OS

Windows Phone, 8.1, 8
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

1430 mAh
4000 mAh

Charging

 
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging

Talk time

14.80 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)
 

Talk time (3G)

9.60 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 25 days (602 h)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
12 hours

LTE

 
14 hours

Wi-Fi

 
15 hours

Music playback

61.00 hours
92.00 hours

Video playback

4.80 hours
19.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 40, 41

UMTS

850, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 b, g, n
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

 
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 06, 2013
Feb 11, 2019

FCC ID value: QTLRM-915 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA505F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.86 W/kg
0.34 W/kg

Body

0.88 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.26 W/kg
1.44 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.21 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Phablet

 
1.07 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

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

$ 184
$ 350
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