Compare: Asha 501 – Lumia 520

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Key facts

Overview

Latest offers

Available Colors

  • Asha 501
    • bright_red
    • cyan
    • black
    • yellow
    • white
    • bright_green
  • Lumia 520
    • yellow
    • cyan
    • red
    • white
    • black

Platform

Size

Display

Battery usage time

  • Asha 501 48 days - Maximum standby time
    17 h - Maximum talk time (2G)
  • Lumia 520 16 days - Maximum standby time
    17.4 h - Maximum talk time (2G)
    9.7 h - Maximum talk time (3G)

Design

Display resolution

Display technology

Display features

  • Asha 501
    • Brightness control
    • Tactile feedback
    • Low power mode
    • Nokia Glance screen
  • Lumia 520
    • Brightness control
    • Orientation sensor
    • Lumia Color profile

Touch screen technology

Hardware

Software platform & User Interface

Software release

Photography

Camera Focus Type

Camera resolution

Main camera - other features

  • Asha 501
    • Landscape orientation
    • Auto and manual white balance
    • Still image Editor
    • Full screen viewfinder
  • Lumia 520
    • Touch focus
    • Landscape orientation
    • Auto and manual exposure
    • Auto and manual white balance
    • Active toolbar
    • Full screen viewfinder
    • Geotagging
    • Automatic photo upload to web services
    • Full resolution photo and video upload

Video

Internet

Internet browser capabilities

Communications

Social apps

  • Asha 501
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • WeChat
    • LINE
    • Sina Weibo
    • WhatsApp
  • Lumia 520
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter

Email features

  • Asha 501
    • Email attachments
    • Multiple email accounts
    • Always up to date
    • HTML emails
    • Viewing of email attachments
  • Lumia 520
    • Viewing and editing of email attachments
    • Email attachments
    • Multiple email accounts
    • Always up to date
    • HTML emails
    • Inbox filtering
    • Text-to-speech message reader
    • Conversational view on email
    • Linked inboxes

Photo sharing

  • Asha 501
    • Facebook
    • Send as email attachment
    • Share over Bluetooth
    • Photo sharing with Slam
  • Lumia 520
    • Facebook
    • Send as email attachment
    • Share over Bluetooth
    • Flickr
    • Picasa
    • OneDrive
    • PhotoBeamer
    • Share on TV with Nokia Play To DLNA app

Video sharing

  • Asha 501
    • Video sharing to social network and internet
    • Video sharing with Slam
  • Lumia 520
    • Video sharing to social network and internet
    • Facebook
    • Flickr
    • OneDrive
    • Picasa
    • Share on TV with Nokia Play To DLNA app
    • YouTube

Location sharing

Business features

Business apps

  • Lumia 520
    • Lync (Corporate IM) free download
    • Company Hub for enterprise applications
    • Office apps: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote
    • OneDrive storage for documents and notes
    • Adobe Reader free download

Email clients

  • Asha 501
    • Gmail
    • Mail for Exchange
    • Nokia Mail
    • Windows Live / Hotmail / Outlook.com
    • Yahoo! Mail
  • Lumia 520
    • Gmail
    • Nokia Mail
    • MS Exchange Active Sync
    • Outlook / Exchange
    • Windows Live / Hotmail / Outlook.com
    • Yahoo! Mail
    • Outlook / Office 365 / Exchange

Email protocols

Navigation

Music and audio

Music apps

Audio features

  • Asha 501
    • Playlists in Music player
    • Audio Streaming
    • Music Player
    • Album graphics display in Music player
  • Lumia 520
    • Audio Streaming
    • Music Player
    • Media Player
    • Album graphics display in Music player
    • Cloud music offline playback
    • Cloud music playback
    • Podcasts

Radio features

Environment

Packaging

  • Asha 501
    • Made of renewable materials
    • Containing up to 60% recycled materials
    • Minimized package
    • Packaging is 100 % recyclable
  • Lumia 520
    • Made of renewable materials
    • Minimized package
    • Packaging is 100 % recyclable
    • Containing up to 75% recycled materials
    • Virgin woodfibres up to 40% certified

Materials

  • Asha 501
    • Free of PVC
    • Free of nickel on the product surface
    • Free of BFR, rFR as in Nokia Substance List
  • Lumia 520
    • Free of PVC
    • Contains recycled metals
    • Free of nickel on the product surface
    • Free of BFR, rFR as in Nokia Substance List

Product is recyclable (up to)

  • Asha 501 100% recoverable as materials and energy  
  • Lumia 520 100% recoverable as materials and energy  

User guide

  • Asha 501 One colour printing  
  • Lumia 520
    • Small printed guide, full on nokia.com
    • In-device user guide

To see the full phone details, visit their specification pages:

See full specification of Asha 501

See full specification of Lumia 520

  • The availability of particular products, services and features may vary by region. Please check with your local Nokia dealer for further details. The specifications are subject to change without notice.