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Lumia 520 vs Lumia 510 Credit:iTech Post

Nokia released its entry-level Lumia 510 in December 2012, followed by the Lumia 520 in February 2013. Both the budget handsets are good value for the money and have created waves in the smartphone space.

Here we take a look at how the Lumia 510 and Lumia 520 stack up against each other:


The Lumia 510 packs in a single-core Snapdragon S1 7227A processor, which is clocked at 800MHz. On the other hand, the Lumia 520 houses a faster dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8227, which clocks in at 1GHz.

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Both the Lumia 510 and Lumia 520 sport a 4-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. However, the Lumia 520 has an IPS LCD WVGA display and the Lumia 510 has the WVGA TFT one.

Nokia claims that the Lumia 520 is “the first affordable smartphone to come with the same super sensitive touch technology found on the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820.” This means that the screen is much more responsive than that of the Lumia 510 and users can scroll and tap on the touchscreen even with gloves on.

Both the Lumia 510 and Lumia 520 have a pixel density of 233 pixels per inch (ppi).


The Lumia 510 measures 4.75 x 2.56 x 0.45 inches, whereas the Lumia 520 has 4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches dimensions, making the former taller, wider and thicker than the latter.

Weight-wise, at 124gms, the Lumia 520 is slightly lighter than the Lumia 510, which weighs 129gms.


The Lumia 510 is available with 4GB on-board storage, with no option to expand. The Lumia 520 betters the Lumia 510 with 8GB of on-board storage and also has the option to expand the memory further.

The Lumia 510 has 256MB of RAM, whereas the Lumia 520 has double the memory – 512MB.


Both the smartphones feature a 5-megapixel rear-facing snapper with autofocus and no front-facing camera.


A 1300 mAh battery powers the Lumia 510, whereas a slightly bigger 1430 mAh battery fuels the Lumia 520.

The Lumia 520 supports up to 9 hours 40 minutes of talk time (on 3G), whereas the Lumia 510 offers 8 hours 25 minutes of talk time (on 3G).

Operating System

The Lumia 510 came pre-loaded with Windows Phone 7.5, whereas the Lumia 520 comes with the latest Windows Phone 8 out of the box.


Both the Lumia 510 and Lumia 520 retails in five colors – yellow, red, cyan, black and white.

From www.itechpost.com