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.
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The Nokia Lumia 520 is an affordable smartphone powered by dual core processor running on Windows Phone 8 with a price tag of under Rs. 10,000. There are some features missing but overall it’s a good handset.
Design and Display
Being a Nokia product the built quality and finishing no doubt is very good,It is comfortable to hold The rear cover is matte finish and available in White, Red, Yellow, Black and Cyan color options. These colored back cover can be bought separately. The handset has got a nice professional look and looks better than the Nokia Lumia 620 the one with curvy edges.The IPS display screen is 4 inches with 800×480 pixels resolution (WVGA) with 16M colors. There is nothing mentioned about the display screen so probably you might want to get a screen guard for the same. The viewing angle, color reproduction and touch sensitivity is very good. There are light, G-sensor and proximity sensors
Memory and OS
This handset comes with 512MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Of the 512MB RAM, 395 MB is the total memory available and from the 8GB storage space about 4.66 GB is available. There is a micro SD card slot that can house external card of up to 64GB. The handset runs on the Windows Phone 8 OS.
Inside the hood
its dual core QUALCOMM snapdragon MSM8227 chipset clocked at 1GHz with Adreno 305 GPU. The performance is very good with no lags. The windows phone 8 itself uses fewer resources with minimal graphic and more of colors and text. This handset supports multitasking.
Camera and Entertainment
There is only one camera of 5 megapixel resolution placed on the rear side. There is no LED flash and no front camera. It is an auto focus camera and quality is good. The 5MP camera can record videos in 720p resolution at 30 fps. I tried playing a 1080p MP4 video and it worked pretty smooth.It’s a single SIM phone The in call speaker is loud and clear
I tried the Temple run and Line Birds game that worked well. There are many games that can be downloaded from the Windows store.
The battery is of 1430 mAh capacity with talktime of up to 9 hours on 3G and 14 hours on 2G. On a full charge you can expect a usage time of over a day
The features are good, the price is tempting and it’s from a well known brand. However the OS is Windows based, there is no front camera and a missing LED flash. If you are a hardcore android user, it’s better to avoid it but if the OS doesn’t make any different and not much into gaming then this is a better option for the price
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