Quick Facts
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Reasons to Buy
  • Much larger screen
  • 2.40 inch vs 4.00 inch
    Internet browsing or watching movies is more pleasing on large screens.
  • Much faster processor
  • 1000 MHz Single Core vs 1000 MHz Dual core
    Fast processor smoothly executes multiple tasks/apps simultaneously.
  • Much more RAM
  • 128 MB vs 512 MB
    More RAM results in faster loading of multiple apps.
  • Much higher battery capacity
  • 1110 mAH vs 1430 mAH
    Greater the capacity, lesser the need to charge your battery again.
  • Much higher pixel density
  • 167 ppi vs 233.00 ppi
    High pixel density shows sharper text and extremely detailed photos/videos.
  • Much more internal memory
  • 140 MB vs 8.00 GB
    More internal storage allows having more apps, songs, videos, etc.
  • Much more expandable memory
  • 32.00 GB vs 64.00 GB
    More expandable storage allows having more songs, photos, videos, etc.
Design
Operating system Windows Phone 8
Form factor Candybar Touchbar
Dimensions

    Height:112.8 mm

    Width:49.5 mm

    Thickness:12.70 mm

    Height:119.9 mm

    Width:64 mm

    Thickness:9.90 mm

    Weight 85 grams 124 grams
    Ruggedness
    Available Colors                      
    Hardware
    System chip Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
    Processor 1000 MHz, Dual core, 1000 MHz,
    2D/3D GPU
    • Adreno 305
    RAM 128 MB 512 MB
    Built-in storage 256 MB 8 GB
    Memory card support Upto 32 GB MicroSD Upto 64 GB microSD
    Display
    Physical size 2.4 Inch 4 Inch
    Display resolution 240x320 480x800 (233 ppi)
    Display Technology LCD IPS LCD
    3D
    Color Density 16M
    Touch screen Resistive Capacitive, Multi-touch
    Camera
    Primary Camera 5 MP 5 MP, 2592 x 1944
    Flash
    Zoom Digital Zoom Digital Zoom
    Dedicated Camera Button
    Features
    • Full Focus
    • Smile detection
    • Scenes
    • Continuos Shooting
    • Multi Shot
    • Auto Focus
    • Exposure compensation
    • Geo tagging
    • ISO control
    • Touch to focus
    • White balance presets
    Scene Modes Backlight Mode,Night Portrait Mode,Panorama,Sports Mode
    Video Capture Yes, H.264,MPEG4, Video zoom
    Video Resolution 640 x 480p @ 25fps 1280 x 720p @ 30fps
    Secondary camera
    Network
    SIM Type GSM Micro, GSM
    Network technology GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz GSM,UMTS/HSDPA/WCDMA
    Data EV-DO HSPA HSDPA 21.1 Mbit/s(Download), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s(Upload)
    3g Yes Yes
    4g
    GPRS
    • Yes
    • Yes
    EDGE
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • 236.8 kbps
    GPS A-GPS
    Connectivity
    Bluetooth Version 2.1, A2DP Version 4.0, A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP, OPP, PBAP, Proximity Monitor Profile over LE, SDAP, SPP
    Wi-Fi 802.11

      Wi-Fi 802.11:No

      Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

      Standard:b,g,n

      Mobile Hotspot:Yes

      USB microUSB,microUSB 2.0 USB 2.0, microUSB
      HDMI
      Headphones connector 3.5mm
      Charging connector
      External Device connector Computer sync, OTA sync, Tethering
      Battery
      Talk time 6.9 Hours(2G) 17.4 Hours(2G), 9.7 Hours(3G)
      Stand-by time 384 Hours(2G), 390 Hours(3G)
      Playback time 52 Hours(Music), 5.9 Hours(Video)
      Battery Capacity 1110 mAh, Li-ion 1430 mAh, Li-ion
      Dual Battery Option
      Wireless Charging
      Charging via USB
      Multimedia
      Music player
      • Yes, Music Formats : MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HE AAC V2, MIDI poly 64, Moblie XMF, NRT, True tones, WAV, WMA with Audio Recording (AMR), Audio Streaming, Handsfree Speaker and 3.5mm Audio Jack
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
      • Album art cover, Background playback
      • 3GP, 3GPP, AAC, AMR, eAAC+, M4A (Apple lossless), MP3, WMA
      Video player
      • 3G2, 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MOV, MPEG4
      Radio

        Features:Stereo FM,RDS

        Radio:FM

      Streaming Video
      Additional Yes
      Pre-loaded Apps
      Supported Apps
      Sensors
      Sensors Proximity sensor Accelerometer, Compass, Light sensor, Proximity sensor
      Internet Browsing
      Browser VoIP HTML5
      Third Party Browser
      Built-in online services Facebook,Gmail,Google Maps,Google Search,Picasa,Twitter,YouTube (upload)
      Regulatory Approval
      Regulatory Approval
      • Yes
      • 0.86 W/kg
      • 0.88 W/kg
      Phone Features
      Phonebook
      • Yes, Photocall
      • Yes
      • Practically Unlimited
      • Caller groups,Multiple numbers per contact,Picture ID,Ring ID,Search by both first and last name
      Organizer Organizer, Voice memo, Predictive text input Calculator, Stopwatch, World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer
      Messaging Yes
      Keypad Landscape mode
      E-mail IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, Push Email IMAP,POP3,Push e-mail,SMTP
      Instant messaging Yes
      JAVA MIDP 2.1
      OTA Software updates
      Games Yes, Angry Birds Lite + Downloadable
      Sales Pack Nokia Asha 300, Nokia Battery BL-4U, Nokia Charger AC-11, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102, Nokia 2 GB microSD Card MU-37 Nokia Lumia 520, High Efficiency Charger AC-20, Nokia Battery BL-5J , Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-189CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide, Warranty Card
      Supported Accessories
      Others
      Other Features
      Speakers Earpiece,Loudspeaker
      Notifications
      • Flight mode
      • Haptic feedback
      • Silent mode
      • Speakerphone
      • Vibration
      • Voice commands
      • Voice dialing
      • Voice Memo
      • Voice recording
      • Music ringtones
      Additional microphone
      Projector
      Availability
      Officially announced 27-Oct-2011 25-Feb-2013
      Market status Available Available
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