Product Comparison: Huawei Ascend Y300 vs Nokia Lumia 520


General Specifications
Brand
Huawei
Nokia
Model
Ascend Y300
Lumia 520
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Ascend Y300 is a smartphone based on Android 4.1 OS. The device is equipped with a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen that displays 16 million real colors. Equipped with a 1 GHz processor, a 5 megapixel camera, the Y300 is an interesting mobile device in a stylish case.
Smooth, stylish and smart, the new Lumia 520 is packed with great features it’s hard to live without. It comes in a range of switchable colour shells designed to suit you. With the Lumia 520’s digital lenses and 5 mega pixel camera, you’ll find more ways to play with photos than ever before. Bring your pictures to life by adding animations with Cinemagraph.
Size & Weight
Height
4.9 in.
4.72 in.
Width
2.51 in.
2.52 in.
Depth
0.44 in.
0.39 in.
Weight
4.59 oz.
4.37 oz.
Display
Display Type
IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Screen Size
4.0 in.
4.0 in.
Screen Resolution
800 x 480
800 x 480
Pixel Density
233 ppi
233 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Huawei Ascend Y300
  • Screen is capacitive, good size and the 800x480 resolution is high for a phone at this price.
  • Result is a very clear and bright screen that's easy to use at all light levels.
  • This phone packs in a fiber point multi touch IPS screen at a decent resolution.
  • The screen is clear and readable. With the right app you can watch any video format and the result is clear and crisp.
  • The touch screen is very responsive so doing fine work like mind maps is perfectly possible.
  • The screen is difficult to see in broad daylight due to reflections.
Nokia Lumia 520 8GB SIM-Free Windows Smartphone - Black
  • The hardware side, display, touchscreen, battery life etc is really top notch.
  • My daughter loves this phone. Lovely clear display and good features.
  • It's hard to believe the price is as low as it is taking account of the design, functionality and display quality.
  • Large (4"), clear, colourful display with active tiles and the Windows 8 interface is very good.
  • The screen seems to be a bit more susceptible to finger marks than others I've had in the past.
Processor
Processor Name
Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Play
Qualcomm MSM8227
Number of Cores
2
2
Processor Speed
1.0 GHz
1.0 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Huawei Ascend Y300
  • It can run many up to date apps. Obviously not the latest games but it has a go.
  • The 512Mb of RAM and limited storage could be higher but if you aren't playing 3D games or running high end apps, the phone will cope well.
  • The dual core processor makes it quite capable of handling most apps and apps running concurrently
  • Double processor which means is as fast and precise as an iphone.
  • The processor does not support modern games and applications.
Nokia Lumia 520 8GB SIM-Free Windows Smartphone - Black
  • Great phone although old can still play 720p HD videos and has a relatively fast processor.
  • It has got a respectable amount of power hidden away inside, with a 1GHz dual-core processor ensuring that performance is generally pretty smooth.
  • Dual processors feel quite speedy and fast with no issues on video playback (smooth with no dropped frames).
  • The menus are fluid, no discernible delay, it's all very smooth.
  • This phone is a SUPERB little number. Its fast, fluid and very intuitive.
Memory
Internal Memory
4 GB
8 GB
RAM
0.512 GB
0.512 GB
Expandable Memory up to
32 GB
64 GB
Camera
Rear-Facing Camera
5 MP
5 MP
Front-Facing Camera
0.3 MP
Video Resolution
480p@30fps
720p@30fps
Other Functions
AF, LED flash
What customers say about "Camera"
Huawei Ascend Y300
  • Camera 5mp focus can be a bit drawn out takes a while for it to focus but once it does its very clear.
  • Camera is good, it's 5mp so you won't be outdoing Rankin and the front cam will do for Skype or Hangouts.
  • The front camera isn't anything to write home about. But it is intended for skype type calls so it that respect it is functional.
  • The handset has a 5-megapixel camera, and it produces reasonable images, with well-judged exposure.
  • The camera is not the best, you have to wait a long time until it focuses and clear pictures do not always come out.
Nokia Lumia 520 8GB SIM-Free Windows Smartphone - Black
  • There's a very good level of detail in pictures and it's general display of text and logos, and very good is all I desire.
  • The 5MP camera is good for the price and while it doesn't have much built-in storage it has a microSD card slot to make up for it.
  • Camera is good and takes good pics. Fast downloads via wifi.
  • No front facing camera, plus, the rear camera lacks flash, although, low light pictures aren't bad.
  • No front facing camera, a shame as you can install Skype (even a basic one would be useful).
Compatibility
Bluetooth
2.1
4.0
NFC Technology
No
No
Charging Interface
micro USB
microUSB 2.0
Network
Network Type
GSM / HSPA
GSM / HSPA
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, DLNA
802.11 b/g/n
Frequency
850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100
850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700, 2100
Features
Operating System
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Unlocked
Yes
Yes
Voice Control App
No
No
Mobile Payment Service Supported
No
No
Maximum Usage Time
5 hours
10 hours
Headphone Jack
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
No
No
Extras
Accelerometer, Proximity, A-GPS, A2DP, EDR, Scratch-resistant glass on display
Exclusive digital lenses, Super-sensitive screen, Nokia mix radio, Free HERE maps, Accelerometer, Proximity
What customers say about "Features"
Huawei Ascend Y300
  • The phone also comes with 2 sim card slots which is good if you are looking for a personal & buisness solution and is a feature I am always amazed isn't standard in all phones.
  • Pre-installed is a power saving mode which will reduce screen brightness and turn off any battery hungry features which allows to increase the time of use.
  • Headphones work great. The sound is good enough. This is a good feature of this phone.
  • The biggest downside is that as it is from China there is no Google Play store!
  • The lack of multiple features is frustrating. The lack of NFC especially, I was hoping to pay for purchases using this feature.
Nokia Lumia 520 8GB SIM-Free Windows Smartphone - Black
  • It gets decent phone signal and as with all Windows Phone 8 handsets the way contacts are integrated with social networks is excellent.
  • Windows 8 actually works really well for a touch phone, the tiles can be customised in size and location, it is intuitive and responsive.
  • The great thing about Windows Phone 8 is that it seems to run extremely well on low spec phones, unlike Android.
  • Running Windows Phone, which, IMO, is the best designed mobile user interface of all – better than both iOS and Android.
  • Coupled with Windows Phone which is a superb operating system and I really do think this is a fantastic buy.
Power
Battery Capacity
1730 mA/h
1430 mA/h
Wireless Charging
No
No
What customers say about "Power"
Huawei Ascend Y300
  • I charge this unit once every 2-3 days I would say I am a medium user, using the phone on WIFI most evenings as it is more convenient than waiting for the laptop to boot up.
  • I bought this phone as an extra and it really pleased me with its battery because it lasts a couple of days without recharging.
  • In my opinion, charging goes much faster with similar phones, which is good.
  • Battery life is not so great- about one and a half days at most.
  • After a month of use, the battery started to discharge quickly, which is very annoying.
Nokia Lumia 520 8GB SIM-Free Windows Smartphone - Black
  • The battery life is not very good as which found when they tested it.
  • I find the battery life very acceptable for this type of 'phone and the array of applications, while not exhaustive, is still very reasonable.
  • If you use battery saving mode (which I use all the time) then the battery life is amazing! It's been almost 24 hours since I charged mine and it's currently on 61%.
  • The battery life is exquisite, I felt like it was literally laughing at my old phone which couldn't last half a day!
  • Battery is a bit on the poor side, which is probably the biggest fault I can find, but if you're used to putting your phone on charge overnight then it will easily last the day.
Accessories
Included With Unit
micro USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, USB Power Adapter
WH-108 stereo headset, CA-189D Charging/Data cable, BL-5J Battery, AC-20 High efficiency charger
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE


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