• Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)

Phone Comparison - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen)

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general General Info

Manufacturer Nokia Samsung Motorola
Announced February 2013 August 2014 July 2015
Status Available - April 2013 Available - September 2014 Available - July 2015
Price - - Rs. 10,250 ($150.74) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Yellow, red, cyan, white/black Black, white, gold, silver, blue Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm
(4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 in)
132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
(5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
142.1 x 72.4 x 6.1~11.6 mm
(5.59 x 2.85 x 0.24~0.46 in)
Weight 124 g (4.37 oz) 115 g (4.06 oz) 155 g (5.47 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800)
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - - IPX7 Certified - Water Resistant over 3 Feet and 30 Minutes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat) Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8227 Snapdragon S4 Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5430 Quad-core 1.4 GHz, Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410
GPU Adreno 305 Mali-T628 MP6 Adreno 306
RAM 512 MB 2 GB 1/2 GB
Internal Memory 8 GB storage 32 GB 8/16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.0 inches 4.7 inches 5.0 inches
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (320 ppi) 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 59.47% 66.95% 66.86%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio FM Radio No FM radio
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels 12 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash No LED flash Dual-LED (Dual Tone)
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR Auto-focus, IR Filter, f/2.0 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 720p@30fps 2160p@30fps 1080p@30fps, stereo sound rec., HDR
Front Camera No [Similar] 2.1 MP [Similar] Yes, 5 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA; LTE-A, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE v4.0, A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 8 GB storage, 512 MB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM 8/16 GB, 1/2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG - - Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Capacity 1430 mAh 1860 mAh 2470 mAh
Stand by Up to 384 h (3G)
Up to 360 h (3G)
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Talk Time Up to 17 h 24 min (2G)
Up to 9 h 42 min (3G)
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