Compare Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Asha 501

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has a catalog very varied where Lumia would occupy the most advanced segment, despite that within this family there various ranges.  Lumia are devices very complete that carry everything needed for current needs, for example the connections, access to the application store MarketPlace or the touchscreen. The Nokia Lumia 520 is one of the terminals of this series more economical and complete, leads a panel of four inches , processor dual core and five megapixel camera . All per little more of 170 euros.



Another range best known of Nokia is the Asha , a series of mobile who were born in emerging markets and that gradually has been growing until forming a catalog quite varied. A few days ago the Finnish company presented a new device of this type, it is the Nokia Asha 501 and is the terminal more similar to the Nokia Lumia, above all for its design , but will still more economical (around to 100 euros ). The differences between sets Lumia and Asha are evident, we make a comparative to see all the details.

Nokia Lumia 520 in April

Display and design

We started with a clear advantage in favor of Nokia Lumia 520. This model features a four-inch screen,very wide for the range to which belongs, and that develops a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, this translates into 233 ppi of density. Besides this interesting configuration, Nokia has included the system Super Sensitive Display which increases sensitivity the panel until the point that is possible handle it with gloves on. For its part the Nokia Asha 501 has a touch panel three inches, quite more compact and with resolution QVGA (240 x 320 pixels), by both the density stays in 133 ppi.

The design of both models keeps enough resemblance, the two have the front coated in resistant glassand the housing encompasses entire rear and the edges the terminal. The Nokia Lumia 520 has the corners a little more straight and logically is larger and heavier, although also is more fine . The two are available in colors very vivid and its casing is interchangeable so we can give a different touch when we want.

Nokia Asha 501

Camera and Multimedia

The Nokia Lumia 520 continues to outpace, in this case with the camera. It features a five megapixel sensor, Autofocus and offers the possibility of record videos HD720p at 30 frames per second so movements captured are fluid and without jumps in the image. For its part the Nokia Asha 501 carries a camera of 3.2 megapixel whose approach is fixed , like the lens does not focus below the 50 centimeters we must ensure not be closer or photos will come out blurry. La recording video in this case has the same resolution as the screen, ie 240 x 320 pixels and the frequency is of 15 frames per second. Neither leads front camera nor flash LED, however offer a number of options as configure thewhite balance, edit images and add effects . The Nokia Lumia 520 has the advantage that to be a Windows Phone can expand their photographic capabilities with applications like Animated Pictures, Shooting intelligent or Creative studio.

Los two offer a great variety of formats supported for that no problems when listening to music or watch videos. They also have FM radio and the Nokia Lumia 520 offers service access Nokia Music with Mix Radio.

                  Nokia Lumia 520 in July

Power, memory and operating system

Nokia not has offered information about the processor which includes the Nokia Asha 501, although is sensed that will be a chip simple of a only nucleus and whose frequency not be high since only leads 64 Mb of RAM. The Nokia Lumia 520 comes out of series with a chip Snapdragon S4 dual core to a gigahertz of frequency and 512 Mb of RAM. In internal memory also accelerates purchase Lumia, with a background of eight Gb and possibility of inserting MicroSD cards up 64 Gb The Nokia Asha 501 offers the option of expand the memory to 32 Gb, is less but as compensation the package includes a card than four Gb totally free.

Nokia has included the new platform Nokia Asha 1.0 for this model. It is a evolution of the interface Asha Touch but with design halfway between Windows Phone and Nokia Belle (Symbian). The appearance is more attractive and features several preloaded applications as LINE, Whatsapp, Facebook or Twitter ; everything you need to users more social. For its part the Nokia Lumia 520 comes out of series with Windows Phone 8, the platform of header of the terminals more advanced of the brand. The mobile platform of Microsoft offers a intuitive handling, comfortable and all elements are well organized so we can configure any thing in a few touches. This system is more complete since it allows download many more applications of MarketPlace and offers an experience of Use more rich thanks to all functions which includes Nokia of series (Nokia Music, Nokia Maps …)

                       Nokia Asha 501 to 3

Connectivity and autonomy

The two models undergoing examination offer a profile of connections similar in certain points. Both come with free Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0 and the audio plug for headphones or speakers. Without however the crucial difference is that e l Nokia Lumia 520 leads mobile connection 3G while the Nokia Asha 501 is has to settle for the connection 2G, that works slower. To compensate this shortcoming has including the browser Nokia Xpress that reduces web pages so that everything works more fluid and not consumed mobile data unnecessary. As no has 3G Nor carries GPS antenna, however allows positioning through the cellular network.

We arrived to last point: the battery. Is curious that how much most advanced is a smartphone more problems has with the battery, a fact that remains found in this comparison. The Nokia Lumia 520 leads a battery of 1,430 milliamps enduring lit approximately 10-15 hours in use and up to 360 hours at rest , which is not bad. However the Nokia Asha 501 has simpler components and its battery of 1,200 milliamps may be lit until 48 days at rest and about 17 hours in use.

                               Nokia Lumia 520 in January


Las differences that separate the range Lumia of the range Asha are more than evident, is demonstrated that the Lumia are devices most complete and the Asha have a technical profile more modest .The Nokia Lumia 520 is a terminal very economic for benefits it offers and is focused to users who want save on buying of mobile but which at same time carry everything necessary to be considered a smartphone completely. By contrast, the Nokia Asha 501 is a terminal that going aimed at users whonot want be connected to Internet all the time, but who prefer accessed at moments punctual to view the status of social networks or communicate with free messaging services.

Nokia Asha 501 in May

Tab comparative

Nokia Lumia 520 Nokia Asha 501
Screen Capacitive multitouch screen LCD of 4 inches 
800 x 480 pixels 
Super Sensitive Display 
235 ppi 
16 million colors
Capacitive multitouch screen 
LCD of 3 inches 
QVGA 320 x 240 pixels 
133 ppi 
262,000 colors
Weight & dimensions 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 millimeters 
124 grams
99.2 x 58 x 12.1 millimeters 
98 gr
Processor Processor Snapdragon S4 dual-core than 1 GHz
RAM 512 Mb 64 Mb
Internal Memory 8 GB of internal memory + MicroSD of up 64 Gb + 7 Gb in Skydrive microSD of up 32 GB (card of 4 Gb included)
Operating System Windows Phone 8 Nokia Asha 1.0
Camera and Multimedia Sensor 5 Megapixels 
Auto focus 
Digital zoom x4 
Facial Recognition 
Auto exposure and manual 
White balance 
Records video HD720p @ 30 fps

Playing Music, video and photos 
Compatible formats: AMR-WB, GSM FR, AMR-NB, GSM HR, EFR, GSM EFR, JPEG, MP3, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, GSM FR, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC + / HEAAC, eAAC + / HEAACv2, ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2, VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4, MP4, ASF , WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV, / H.264 
Radio Internet 
radio recording 
Stereo sound 
Nokia Music 
Nokia mix radio

Sensor 3.2 Megapixels 
Fixed focus 
Digital zoom x3 
White balance 
Records video QVGA @ 15 fps


Playing Music, video and photos 
Compatible formats: MIDI, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Mobile XMF, MP3, MP4, M4A, NRT, WAV, SP MIDI, WMA, WMA 9, AAC LC, GSM FR, WMA 10, WMA 10 Pro, a-law, mu-law, .264/AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, Formats 3GPP (H.263), VC-1, GIF89a, BMP, GIF87a, WBMP, EXIF, PNG, DCF , JPEG. 
Support JAVA 
Radio FM with stereo RDS

Connectivity GSM 850/900/1800/1900 
HSPA + 900/2100 
3G (HSDPA 21 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps) 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n 
Wi-Fi Hotspot 
a-GPS Glonass 
Bluetooth 3.0 
microUSB 2.0 
Output 3.5 millimeters for headphones 
Keyboard QWERTY on screen 
Keys: rest-power, volume and camera
GSM 900/1800 
2G (236.8 Kbps) 
Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g 
microUSB 2.0 
Output 3.5 millimeters for headphones 
Nokia Xpress Browser for efficient navigation
Autonomy Battery of 1,430 milliamps 
Reposo 3G: 360 hours 
Use 3G: 9.6 hours 
Use 2G: 14.8 hours 
Navigation 3G: 6.7 hours 
Navigation Wi-Fi: 6.2 hours 
Music: 61 hours
Battery than 1,200 milliamps 
Use 2G: 17 hours 
Reposo 2G: 48 days 
Music: 56 hours

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