Nokia Lumia 520 vs HTC 8S – Top Specs and Price Comparison

If you are eyeing both the Nokia Lumia 520 and the HTC 8S, here’s a comparison between the two to find out the differences between the handsets as well as to help you figure out which one you’re most fond of.

Display and Design

The display seen on the Lumia 520 is an IPS LCD model measuring 4.0 inches that can render a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The weight of the device of 124 g and it shows off the following dimensions: 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm.

HTC equipped the 8S with a same-sized S-LCD display that can render the same resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. This device is lighter (weight: 113 g) but thicker (dimensions: 120.5 x 63 x 10.3 mm) than the Nokia Lumia 520.

Hardware and Operating System

The processor that powers the Nokia Lumia 520 is a dual core clocked at 1 GHz that comes along with a MSM8227 chipset from Qualcomm. The handset supports 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory space (by using a microSD card, you expand this memory by up to 64GB). The operating system for this device is the Windows Phone 8 (upgradable to Windows Phone 8 Amber).

The HTC 8S is powered by a Krait processor: a dual core working at 1 GHz. The chipset included in the package is a Snapdragon S4 model from Qualcomm. This device also has 512MB of RAM but only 4GB of internal storage capacity (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). The operating system the HTC 8S runs on is Windows Phone 8 (upgradable to Windows Phone 8 Amber).


Nokia and HTC seem to have agreed on the specs in the camera department, since both handsets have a 5MP rear facing camera (autofocus + geo-tagging) and no front facing camera.


The HTC 8S is equipped with the most powerful battery out of the two: a Li-Po with a capacity of 1700 mAh.

The Lumia 520 has a Li-Ion with a capacity of 1430 which is estimated to last 9 hours and 40 minutes of talking time (3G).


Nokia Lumia 520: $100.00

HTC 8S: $149.95

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