Review of Nokia Lumia 520

Have a deep look at Nokia's new Windows 8 operated budget phone, Lumia 520.

The Lumia 520, which was announced at the Mobile World Congress on Monday, is now the most affordable WP8 handset out in the smartphone market and is priced at 10,000/- Indian Rupees approximately. For those who look for a branded, stylish yet budget friendly smartphone, Lumia 520 will be a good choice. There is no other device currently, which could be a competitor to Nokia Lumia 520. so, one can say that Lumia 520 has a safe platform.

Nokia Lumia 520

The device is not heavily packed with high end features. But for a smartphone of this range, we can say that Lumia 520 s pretty good. Lets have an analysis of Lumia 520.

Design and Exterior:

Nokia Lumia 520

In design and outlook, Nokia Lumia 520 resembles its elder brother Lumia 620. like 620, Lumia 520 is also palm friendly. So guys and gals with comparatively short palms, do not worry at all. Unlike other Lumia devices, the phone is not uni-body. It has a removable back cover. But trust us, the rear is so smooth with a single plasticky body. In its looks, Lumia 520 will spell its charm on you.


Nokia Lumia 520

The 4.0 inches display screen of Lumia 520 supports 16M colours. The phone uses a 480×800 pixel IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. But to be frank, you will miss the clarity and contrast of its bigger Lumia brothers. We are not saying that the display is horrible, but it was a sacrifice the Lumia had to undergone to cut down the price. The Nokia Lumia 520 doesn’t appear to use a particularly good oleophobic coating either. Fingerprints are a sure scene.

CPU and Performance:

Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520 is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor. To be honest, it has power too. It has less RAM than some of the phones available in the market, with just 512MB, but this is a great phone as far as loading and performance are concerned. The UI (User Interface) is real quickly that you will just fall in love with it.

Are you a social network addict? Then you will be more than happy to know that other than Windows Phone 8’s standard social network integration, pleased to hear the Lumia 520 comes with the HERE suite. HERE is Nokia’s new name for its maps and GPS navigation applications. These let you download maps for offline use.

Operating System:

Nokia Lumia 520

Running on Windows Phone 8, the Nokia Lumia 520’s OS is much like any other new Windows Phone. You can see the Live Tiles and your apps menu. You can switch from one app to the another like a free flowing lake. for a phone this cheap and affordable, this is a damn good delicacy. If we say that we felt it glossy than Android, believe that we are not exaggerating.


Nokia Lumia 520

The Nokia Lumia 520 packs a pretty clear camera of 5 Mega Pixels. You will be surprised to see the perfectly functioning auto focus feature of the camera, despite of its cheap price tag. But, on the blacks side, there is no flash light. So make sure you take photos when there is enough sunlight. Also, there is no secondary camera. You will have to forget video calling and touching up your cute face in a bus. For a smartphone of this range, do not expect an excellent camera performance from Nokia Lumia 520.
Internet and Connectivity:

The device has Class B GPRS, up to 236.8 kbps EDGE, 3G, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, USB with microUSB v2.0, Wi-Fi and A-GPS support and GLONASS.


As mentioned above, the Lumia 520 has a comparatively poorer memory of 512 MB RAM. But it has an 8 GB internal memory, which is average. It has an external memory, which can be expended up to 64 GB.


Nokia Lumia 520

Lumia 520 is powered by a battery of Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery (BL-5J). It will give you a standby time up to 360 h and a talk time Up to to 14 h 40 min in 2G and up to 9 h 40 min in 3G. According to the claims of the company, the device can give you an audio play back up to 61 h.


The Nokia Lumia will be tying around its neck a price tag of approximately 10,000/- Indian Rupees, which a mouth watering combo as far as a smartphone craving techie stomach is concerned.


Though the Nokia Lumia 520 misses out on a few striking features, such as the secondary camera and NFC, getting a great-performing phone for such a low price tag alone sounds like a fair deal to us. According to the reports of Nokia, the phone will go on sale in the UK in the second quarter of 2013. The problem in such a delay is that, by then, the Nokia Lumia 620 will probably be available across the world with a more or less similar price. And it is obviously a superior phone than Lumia 520.


•Budget friendly.
•Stylish look.
•Better OS.
•Removable battery.


•No flash light.
•No secondary camera.
•Comparatively poorer display.
•No Radio.
•Poorer RAM.
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Last updated on 27-02-2013. Published on 27-02-2013.
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category Reviews
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Latest Comments

Whats to buy 520 or 620 or 720 confused
By on 09-03-2013
price on!y 10,ooo it is rea!!y.?
By on 12-03-2013
The Company has not revealed the price officially. The above mentioned price is approximate. The price can vary from 10,000/- to 13,000/-. Wait for the official confirmation from Nokia.
By on 12-03-2013
when it is lunched
By on 27-03-2013
I Am Waiting
By on 30-03-2013
Device type Smartphones Brand
Nokia Model name
Lumia 520
Memory Mass Memory: 8 GB
Memory slot microSD, upto 64 GB
Camera Front camera
Rear camera Yes, 5 Megapixel Flash
Music & Video
Music player Yes, Supports eAAC+, MP3
Video player Yes, Supports 3GP, M4V, H.263, AVI, MOV, 3G2, H.264, AVC, WMV 9, VC-1, 3GPP, MP4, ASF, HD
Data & Connectivity
3G Yes, 21.1 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Bluetooth Yes, v3, Supported Profiles (OPP 1.1, PBAP 1.0, HFP 1.5, A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.4)
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
Edge Yes, 236.8 kbps
Technology Radio
No Infrared
GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, with Nokia Maps GPRS
Yes Geo tagging
Sensors Ambient Light Sensor,Accelerometer
Messaging Instant messaging
MMS Yes Email
Yes Push Mail
Network & Battery Network
Battery 1430 mAh (BL-5J)
System & software Operating system
Windows Phone 8 Web browser
Yes Java
Social networking Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype Phone book capacity
Call records Conference Call, Hands Free, Loudspeaker, Call Divert Voice messaging
Yes Standby time
360 hrs (3G)
Talk time 14 hrs (2G), 9 hrs (3G)
Dimensions 64x119.9x9.9 mm Display size
4 Inches Display colours
16 M Weight
124 g
Input Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Headset Yes (WH-108)
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
By on 31-03-2013
512 RAM is ok. the win8 is running smoothly in 512 even 620 is also with 512. look wise it is similar to HTC windows 8.
By on 03-04-2013
Not sugestable mobil
By on 21-05-2013

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