Nokia has released many budget-friendly smartphones for all the pockets. But some products are better than others and you should analyze their specs before deciding to make an acquisition. The X2 is a cool phone with a QWERTY keyboard for those who don’t like virtual keyboards and has many other advantages over the Lumia models, but we’ll let you find out for yourselves.
Displays and dimensions
In terms of display sizes, it seems that the Nokia X2 is larger, being equipped with a 4,3inches IPS LCD ClearBlack screen which supports a resolution of 480x800pixels and 217ppi, but you shouldn’t worry much about the scratches because the display has a resistant glass. The Lumia 500 also has an IPS LCD scratch resistant display with the same resolution, but the size is smaller, 4inches and the pixel density stands at 233ppi. The Lumia 530, on the other hand, has a 4inches TFT display with a resolution of 480x854pixels and 245ppi.
The Lumia 520 is the lightest smartphone between the three, weighting 124grams while it measures 119.9x64x9.9mm, it’s followed by the Lumia 530 with the weight of 129grams and which has slightly different dimensions – 119.7×62.3×11.7mm, while the Nokia X2 is weighting 150grams and the sizes are 121.7×68.3×11.1mm.
Hardware and OS
The X2 is powered by a dual core 1.2GHz Cortex A7 processor, based on a Qualcomm MSM8210 Snapdragon 200 chipset and it uses an Adreno 302 GPU, just like the Lumia 530, but which is powered by a quad core 1.2GHz processor. As for the Lumia 520, the phone uses a dual core 1GHz processor, which is backed by a Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset and an Adreno 305 GPU.
The X2 has bigger RAM – 1GB and 4GB of ROM, expandable up to 32GB and it runs on the Android platform, on the 4.3 (Jelly Bean) version, more precisely. Both Lumia models have 512MB of RAM, but the 520 model has 8GB of built in storage, which is expandable up to 64GB, while the 530 model has a lower internal storage – 4GB and tries to compensate with the microSD card capacity, which allows you to expand it up to 128GB. So, the Lumia 520 is running on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS, which is upgradeable to v8.1, while the Lumia 530 already comes with MWP 8.1 OS.
All three smartphones have 5MP cameras on the back, but only the X2 handset has another VGA camera on the front. The X2 and the Lumia 520 have in common these features: autofocus, 1/4” sensor size, geo-tagging and video recording at 720p@30fps and the first model has in addition LED flash. The Lumia 530 has only one important feature: 1/4” sensor size and the video recording is at 480p@30fps. Winner – X2.
The X2 stands out again with its battery capacity of 1800mAh, which allows up to 13hours of talktime on 3G and 86hours of music playtime. Both of the Lumia models have 1430mAh batteries (BL-5J), but on the Lumia 520 you can talk 9hours and 40 minutes on 3G and listen to music for 61hours, while the Lumia 530 allows 10hours of talktime on 3G and 51hours of music playtime. Winner – X2.
All three smartphones are budget-friendly, but the X2 is slightly more expensive, costing 135 dollars, while both of the Lumia models cost around 118 dollars.
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