Looking for a cheap smartphone but which doesn’t have a powerful hardware, or an advanced camera, then you should buy the Sony Xperia E1 or the Nokia Lumia 520. These phones are a top bargain and they won’t let you down, but don’t expect to obtain high quality photos with their cameras, or to be able to play the latest games, because their screens’ resolutions will let you down. Still, we’ll compare these devices to see which one is worth buying.
Displays and sizes
These nice phones have displays of the same size – 4 inches, and both screens – FTT, respectively IPS LCD, support a resolution of 480x800pixels.
The other thing in common is the phones’ similar dimensions and weights, and you wouldn’t notice the difference because the Xperia E1 is measuring 118×62.4x12mm and it weights 120grams, while the Lumia 520 is weighting 4grams more, and has these dimensions: 119.9x64x9.9mm.
Hardware and OS
The heart of a phone is the most important element, and the Xperia E1 can run decently thanks to its dual core cortex A7 processor, clocked at 1.2GHz, but it also features a Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 chipset and has an internal memory of 4GB, expandable up to 32GB with a Micro SD card.
The Lumia 520, on the other hand, has only a 1GHz dual core processor, and the chipset is Qualcomm MSM8227. The internal storage is of 8GB, which is expandable up to 64GB.
While the Sony Xperia E1 is an Android running on the Jelly Bean version, the Nokia Lumia 520 is running on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS, upgradeable to the WP8 Black version. Another thing these phones have in common: the 512MB of RAM.
The Xperia E1 comes with a less advanced camera, of 3.15MP, while the Nokia Lumia 520’s camera is of 5 MP.
You can talk eight hours and a half on 3G, on the Sony Xperia E1, which has a Li-Ion 1700mAh battery, while the Lumia 520’s battery – with a capacity of only 1430mAh, allows you to talk nine hours and 40 minutes on 3G, with your friends.
The Sony Xperia E1 costs on amazon.com around 107 dollars, while the Lumia 520 is 7 dollars more expensive.
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