Summary: The Nokia Lumia 520 is the cheapest Windows Phone 8 smartphone available on the market today. However, don’t expect a low-quality phone, with a slow processor, poor camera, etc. The device is agile and you will feel like using a mainstream phone, not a cheap one.
Pros: Low cost, Excellent cost/benefit ratio, Light and relatively small, Fast and agile, Good quality camera, MicroSD card support
Cons: No frontal camera, Only 512 MiB of RAM, No support for 4G LTE networks
Summary: The Lumia 520 is very obviously a budget smartphone: a subpar camera, no LTE, and boring specs round out the device. There’s a reason it costs only $59 off-contract, and it’s because of what’s missing – not what’s there. At the same time, it runs Windows Phone and all of its apps very well.
Summary: We’ve got more Windows Phone 8 coming our way, and if you think that the likes of the Nokia Lumia 920 or the 820 is a tad too expensive for you, we’ve got a budget one this time, in the form of the Nokia Lumia 520.
Excerpt: The Windows Phone 8 madness hasn’t really reached our shores yet but we’ve decided to take the jump to give you guys our perspective on this platform. We’ve purchased the most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone to date, the Nokia Lumia 520 and we’ll be sharing our thoughts on this WP device.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 520 is a smart phone to be medium-low with a technical interest for its price range, especially for the high memory, the dual-core processor, a large screen with decent quality, excellent surfing the Internet, the complete office suite and various navigation capabilities and...
Summary: We thank for the fast and smooth deployment of the test samples. Competitor Nokia is in a similar situation, but is able to count on considerably more devices between low budget and high-end.
Pros: Super Sensitive Touch, Removable battery, microSD slot, Ordinary camera results (in daylight), Enough internal memory, Good display, Very good feel / processing, MicroSD slot, larger battery, Beats Audio
Cons: Average display, Lack of camera LED, Some Nokia Apps missing, Small internal memory, Battery can not be removed
Excerpt: The Nokia Lumia 520 is Nokia’s fifth Windows Phone 8 handset. It’s a phone which slots into the very bottom end of the range, just below the Nokia Lumia 620 . And we do mean just below – the specs of the 520 and 620 are remarkably similar, meaning that Nokia’s main competition at the bottom end of...
Conclusion: Things are getting tight in Nokia's Windows Phone line-up, with increasingly small differentiators between different models for different price points. Although that makes for potential confusion in the consumer marketplace, Nokia tells us it pays dividends for Lumia's enterprise adoption: one of...
Excerpt: Mobile World Congress was surprisingly devoid of new phones when compared to last year’s menagerie of devices, but one of the few big names still prepped and ready to bring some tasty new handsets to the table in Barcelona this year was Nokia, who introduced not one, but two new Lumia handsets into...
Pros: Great design, Excellent feature set, Affordable