Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520
Nokia Lumia 520 smartphone was launched in April 2013. The phone comes with a 4.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 pixels by 800 pixels at a PPI of 235 pixels per inch.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is powered by 1GHz dual-core and it comes with 512MB of RAM. The phone packs 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia Lumia 520 packs a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear.

The Nokia Lumia 520 runs Windows Phone 8 and is powered by a 1430mAh removable battery. It measures 119.90 x 64.00 x 9.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 124.00 grams.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Sturdy design
  • Good value for money
  • Bundled Nokia apps
  • Bad
  • Display could have been better
  • Average rear camera, no flash or front camera
  • App ecosystem not at par with Android and iOS

Display

4.00-inch

Processor

1GHz

Front Camera

 No

Resolution

 480x800 pixels

RAM

 512MB

OS

 Windows Phone 8

Storage

8GB

Rear Camera

5-megapixel

Battery capacity

1430mAh
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Nokia Lumia 520 detailed specifications
General
Alternate names Lumia 520
Release date April 2013
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 119.90 x 64.00 x 9.90
Weight (g) 124.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 1430
Removable battery Yes
Colours Yellow, red, cyan, white, black
SAR value NA
Display
Screen size (inches) 4.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480x800 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 235
Hardware
Processor 1GHz  dual-core
RAM 512MB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Camera
Rear camera 5-megapixel
Flash No
Front camera No
Software
Operating System Windows Phone 8
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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User ratings and reviews for Nokia Lumia 520

Overall user rating
4.3 Out of 5 4.3 stars, based on 16 reviews
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As good as it gets....
By Bhaskar Das | 22 May 2014
I used this device for 6 months. This is an amazing phone.It will change the definition of Budget Phones.I mean, its hard to believe that a Windows Phone EIGHT! device is availble for under 10 k. Talking about design, one can easily say that its the best looking phone out there not only in its price range.The sleek look, bright funky colors, rectangular design, can easily make it a good looking phone and comfortable for hold. Talking about Performance, as said earlier, it has 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, Dual Core with dedicated GPU. It will respond faster, will not lag (though heavy task is of-course restricted on it) and has enough internal memory (8GB!). If you want a phone for your social needs, then don't look for any other phone. Windows Phones are best in this category as they have Facebook, Twitter,skype integration, and a lot of IM apps to keep you connected. People Hub, merges your contacts from FB, Twitter, Linkedin and show all of their latest updates on single tile (if you wish to). It has Office 365, email and linkedin integration. So if you are a hard working guy, it will help you to do your job smartly, without even hurting your pocket. High End Gamers, Ignore it. Enough said. Casual Gamers, it has collection of games till Ashphalt 7 Heat. You can also play Rail Rush, Benji Bananas, Temple Run, Temple Run 2, Indian Teen Patti, World Cricket Championship and beside that, there are many more games like from gameloft (Amazing Spiderman, Real soccer, Dark Knight, etc) and from other famous developers. Music addicts, go for it. It has nice music player. Nokia Music service provided by nokia completes multimedia needs. No need of any other apps. It allows free music download (free for 3 months, afterward, subscription can be extended by giving nominal charges), Mix radio plays random music of your choice. Sound is very nice. Photography on this phone is average. Its 5MP camera is good. Performs well against similar rivals. But one thing you will surely like about the camera is its capability to record 720p HD videos at 30fps. Battery life is not an issue if you know how to use a smartphone. People here complain about battery life even without having basic knowledge. You will get average @ days for normal usage and heavy gamers and net surfers will get almost an full day. No phone will give a long battery life than this phone in this price range. Just one con of this phone was that its app ecosystem was less compared to android and ios.Btw its foolish to go on app number . Who uses more than 100 apps?. So from my side I will give a big thumbs up for Nokia Lumia 520. And I will recommend this phone for those who wants a very fast operating phone and decent battery life and above all a good looking Windows phone.
Rating: 4 out of 5
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one of the best mobile and very cheaper.
By Subash Duke | 24 Nov 2014
i haven't seen any mobile like nokia Lumia..
Rating: 5 out of 5
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excellent deal, now at lower price.
By Ashish Sharma | 31 May 2014
everybody knows that the Nokia Lumia 520 is a great phone no doubt, but now at the reduced price online of about 7-8K omg!!! this phone is a killer. all new fresh nokia Lumia windows feel and that too now upgradable to windows 8.1 with all new Cortana voice assistance and many more upgrades. pros- 1. excellent looks, the phone looks decent not too big not too small fits right in hand and has a classy finish with multiple options for back panels in vivid colors. 2. camera is wow. it lacks flash so the low light experience is not that good but the shooter clicks excellent photos and now with new windows app for camera it performs very good, with new features you will love. 3.good battery though specs are low but it doesn't drain like it does in androids. 4. top of all latest 8.1 upgrades. this is the best deal of all, seriously the Cortana is amazing and it assists quite impressively, 8.1 has new drop down notification screen, latest maps and camera app. if you want a windows phone for a starter for less than 8K just go for this phone blind folded you will never regret. this phone gives you the best experience of windows platform at such a low price.
Rating: 5 out of 5
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LUMIA 520- A value for money windows 8 Smartphone !
By ishan ganjoo | 30 May 2014
The Nokia Lumia 520 was the fifth Windows Phone 8 handset from the Finnish firm and it slots into the very bottom end of the range, just below the Nokia Lumia 620. ->Design: Like all recent Nokia handsets there's a lot of colour in the Nokia Lumia 520. It shares the look of other Lumia devices, with a single piece of smooth plastic covering the back and sides of the phone. That shell is available in black or white, but the bright shades of yellow, blue and red on offer will appeal if you like it loud. If nothing else, it makes Nokia handsets stand out from the crowd. Regardless of the colour, it's quite a nice looking phone in other ways, with an angular, rectangular design more in line with the higher end Nokia Lumia 920 than the curved edges of its closest relations – the Nokia Lumia 620 and 625. -->Key features The Windows Phone 8 OS is still a distant third behind Android and iOS, so the consumer deck is already stacked against the Lumia 520, despite its success last year. However, the sheer value to be had here counts very strongly in the Lumia 520's favour, as does the build quality and some of the apps on offer. Having Microsoft Office and OneNote on board adds some serious value. Both of these apps are fairly feature rich, with Office in particular proving impressive as it lets you create, view and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations. -->Performance, internet and battery life The Nokia Lumia 520 features a Qualcomm MSM8227 dual-core processor running a 1GHz and backed by 512MB of RAM. Although looking a little dated on paper by now, it keeps the Windows Phone 8 OS running smoothly during day-to-day usage. There's an Adreno 305 GPU on board that will handle 3D games with passable results. The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with Wi-Fi and 3G as you'd expect and being a Windows Phone 8 handset your web browser choices are Internet Explorer and, er, Internet Explorer. Still, it's optimised for HTML 5 and isn't the worst mobile browser we've ever used, so that's not the end of the world. While the Lumia 620 would sometimes struggle to make it through a day, the Lumia 520 generally seemed fine – though you'd still normally need to charge it overnight. -Camera The camera on the Nokia Lumia 520 is pretty basic, you get a 5MP sensor on the back, but it doesn't have any flash and there's no front facing camera at all – so video chats and self portraits are out. There are limited options on the Lumia 520; you can adjust the ISO, white balance, aspect ratio and exposure value, as well as choose between several scene modes such as close-up, night or sports. --> Verdict The Lumia 520 looks good, it's got a decent screen both in terms of size and resolution, it rarely stutters or slows down, it's great for calls and messaging, reasonable for media and okay for photos. Combine that with a lower price tag (Rs. 7200) and I reckon that this just might be the best entry level Windows Phone 8 handset that you can buy and certainly the best value
Rating: 5 out of 5
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best best best pone
By Midhun Kumar | 26 May 2014
Pros : - · Thinner than expected and feels good in hands · Camera does a good job, a lot of innovative lenses to choose from. · Silky smooth UI which never hangs · Highly responsive touch, works even with gloves on · Games never hang or lag · Offline maps with Nokia Here works smoothly (Still Google maps are better) · Nokia music lets you download all latest and old songs direct to the phone. Even regional language songs. · Full MS office suit. · Build quality is awesome with a mat finish on its back which gives a firm grip. Cons:- · Comparatively less apps that android. But almost all required apps are present. · No High end gaming as of now due to the 512 ram limitation.
Rating: 5 out of 5
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