The Nokia Lumia 520 has been presented at the Mobile World Congress, along with other manufacturer’s models. It is an entry-terminal, which has much to offer less demanding users ( of which you can find a thorough analysis here ).Although no difference in time compared to its launch, we will compare it with the Samsung Galaxy Ace, because they are located more or less in the same price range and features.
Design and Display
Regarding the Nokia Lumia 520 design offers much more square shapes with right angles, following the line of the Lumia. While the Samsung Galaxy Ace, presents a far more rounded lines, according to Galaxy format. In this section both meet their respective ranges. In the section of the dimensions, the Galaxy is somewhat greater thickness comparing especially since, it has 11.5 millimeters , by having the Lumia 9.9. Not so with the weight here it wins the 520 with 124 grams, compared to Ace that weighs 113 gr.
As for the screen, the Nokia Lumia 520 has a diagonal of 4 inches IPS LCD (Scratch Resistant Glass), compared to th e3.5 inch TFT capacitive (Gorilla Glass) with the Galaxy counts.
Processor and memory
In the section of the processor, the Lumia 520 includes a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8227 running at a frequency of 1 GHz and Adreno GPU with a 305, while the Galaxy Ace incorporates a Qualcomm MSM7227 running at a frequency of 800 MHz with 11 and an ARM architecture that includes a Adreno GPU 200, therefore, in this field is the Nokia the leading edge.
Regarding memory the Nokia Lumia 520 includes 512 MB of RAM , 8 GB of internal storage expandable via microSD up to 64 GB. The Samsung Galaxy Ace in his case, only has 278 MB of RAM and 158 MB of internal memory, and includes 2 GB expandable to 32 GB via microSD card.
Camera and connectivity
With regard to the two cameras are fairly evenly matched terminals since, only have the rear and both have 5 megapixel .The difference is that the Samsung Galaxy Ace includes LED flash and face and smile detection, while the Lumia not.But instead it is capable of recording at 720p and VGA Samsung alone. Therefore, they are quite balanced.
In the section of the connectivities, have the usual, in the case of Lumia HSDPA (21 Mbps), WiFi 502.11, Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 2.0. The Samsung also includes DLNA, HSDPA connection to 3.6 Mbps, so that speed internet access is somewhat faster in the Lumia.
Battery and operating system
On the issue of autonomy both terminals are fully covered, as they have Li-Ion batteries of 1430 mAh the Lumia, reaching 360 (3G) hours standby, 14 in conversation (2G) and 61 listening to music. In the case of the Galaxy has a range of 1,350 mAh , it is capable of withstanding 420 hours in standby (3G) talk time and 11.
Regarding the operating system the Nokia Lumia 520 includes Windows Phone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Ace runsAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread . Note that the introduction of the latest version of Windows Phone operating system in an input range makes a terminal without being overwhelming characteristics are pointing only somewhat so. In the case of Samsung, is a bit delayed compared to the versions that are being included in the higher end, but still have no problem with updates.
Finally, the price at which the Nokia Lumia 520 will be released is € 139 , which places it in the Nokia with Windows Phone 8 more affordable. The Samsung Galaxy Ace can be found at The Phone House free for € 155 . Now it’s a matter of choice.