Nokia X vs Nokia Lumia 520 – Best Processor, Memory and Battery Specs Comparison

The X series from Nokia comes equipped with Nokia’s hardware and Android based software.

The smartphone comes equipped with a 4-inch, dual SIM smartphone and a plethora of standard Nokia services, such as HERE Maps and app store. However, there are no apps from Google present in the Nokia X smartphone.

In comparison, the Windows Phone from Nokia hits the lowest end with the release of Nokia Lumia 520. On paper, the Windows Phone comes in a range of colors, affordable price, decent display, passable productivity, 5MP camera and a dual core processor. The spec sheet appears dry, although the Android heat can be felt in the price range.

However, today we would stack the Nokia X up against Nokia Lumia 520, to determine a better handset per se and their hardware specifications.

Processor and Memory

In terms of processor, the Nokia X handset does not have something to boast of. The handset comes equipped with 1GHz of dual core processor having a decent Snapdragon S4 MSM8225 chipset. The handset would be able to handle the pressure with its decent Snapdragon chipset. However, the RAM of 512MB would prove to be insufficient, when handling Android based software. Performance may not be the strongest suite of the Nokia X handset, but a smaller RAM of 512MB is not sufficient for smooth functioning of the handset.

The handset can ably handle moderately intensive apps and games, but expecting the handset to handle heavy games and intensive tasks; the user would be in for a disappointment.

In comparison, the Lumia 520 Windows Phone comprises of a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset. The processor is capable of providing the user with a smooth Windows Phone 8 performance. However, the 512MB of RAM on the Lumia 520 ensures optimal functioning of any app and game thrown at it.


The user replaceable battery unit of 1500 mAh capacity provides the user a stand by time up to 17 days. In terms of video playback, the battery can last up to 8 hours and 30 minutes. The handset provides 13 hours of talk time on 3G network.

In comparison, the Lumia 520 handset comes equipped with a 1430 mAh battery unit with a decent battery life. Talk time on 3G network is approximately nine and half hours and offers 61 hours of music playback. However, the handset lacks in terms of video playback time, which amounts to a mere 5 hours.


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