Nokia sells very cheap phones, like the Lumia 520, or very cheap devices, but it’s not the case of the Lumia 720, although it costs triple than its sibling. They share the same screen resolution, chipset and processor, but the Lumia 720 outpaces its rival when it comes to camera and battery. So, let’s see if these phones are worth their prices.
Displays and sizes
Both of the Nokia models come with IPS LCD screens that support a resolution of only 480x800pixels, but their displays have different sizes. For example, the Lumia 520’s display is of 4inches, while the Lumia 720 has a 4.3inches display.
The Lumia 520 measures 119.9x64x9.9mm and it weights 124grams. The difference between the 520 model and the 720 model, in terms of terms of dimensions and weight isn’t very big. The second model is 4grams heavier and slightly bigger, measuring 127.9×67.5x9mm.
Hardware and OS
Both of the smartphones are powered by the same 1GHz dual core processor and have the same Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset. What a coincidence: they even have the same internal memory of 8GB which is expandable up to 64GB.
It’s no surprise that both of them run on the same operating system also, which is the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS, upgradeable up to the WP8 Black version. The RAM capacity is identical for both phones: 512MB.
This time, the Nokia phones come with different cameras. The Lumia 520 has a 5MP camera (autofocus), while the Lumia 720 has a 6.1MP rear facing camera (LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus) and a 1.3MP front camera.
The Lumia 520 has a removable battery with the capacity of 1430mAh, which allows you to talk over 9 hours and a half on 3G, or to listen to music for 61hours. The Lumia 720’s battery is non-removable and it has the capacity of 2000mAh, allowing you to talk 13hours on 3G, or to listen to music for 79hours.
The price of the Lumia 520 is 110 dollars on amazon.com. On the same website, the 720 model costs 299 dollars. A huge difference of prices!
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