Conclusion: The Nokia Lumia 520’s a corking phone for under £100. True, there are Android phones floating around at this point with many, many more apps on offer, but they lack the ease of use of Windows Phone and Nokia’s solid engineering. Our only advice? Shop around: the superior, £150 Nokia Lumia 620’s been subject to some big discounts recently which make the 520 all but irrelevant, and you’ll kick yourself if they happen again.
Pros: There’s not a great deal to say about the Nokia Lumia 520 hardware, good or bad. It’s just a block. But it’s a smooth block with few pointless edges and seams, that houses a five megapixel camera and a superb four-inch 480x800 resolution screen that looks great and is easy to read on and watch videos, now that there’s finally a proper YouTube app for Windows Phone. That’s more than enough to stand out at the low end though, and that’s before you take Windows Phone 8 i...
Cons: We’ll largely skip over the software issues we have with all Windows Phones. You probably know what they are by now: fewer apps. The only unusual software issue we ran into was that as with the Nokia Lumia 720 , the Lumia 520 inexplicably lacks Nokia Drive+, so while you can use your phone as a free satnav in the UK, you can’t download maps for other countries when you’re travelling abroad, as you can on almost all other Nokia Lumias. Our reservations are entirely dow...
Summary: The Lumia 520 is the most affordable Windows Phone ever made by Nokia. However, in a bid to keep the device's cost down Nokia has stripped the device of close to all the innovations that made its Lumia devices great, diminishing the 520's overall appeal.
Pros: Very cheap, Windows Phone 8 business perks, interchangeable covers, Here Maps and Drive
Cons: Screen suffers from glare issues, camera isn't great, chassis is prone to picking up marks
Summary: This is the most affordable of Nokia’s Lumia range so far. Its comfortable-to-hold curved body and colourful chassis are standout features. The display is only four inches, and it’s rather dim, but still manages to be pretty sharp. Nokia has included some great extra tools and apps – it’s just a pity there’s no front-facing snapper or NFC support.
Nice looking four-inch display; Colourful, comfy-to-hold chassis; Nokia bonus tools and apps.
Pros: Nice looking four-inch display; Colourful, comfy-to-hold chassis; Nokia bonus tools and apps.
Cons: Snapper quality inconsistent; Display a tad dim; No front-facing snapper or NFC support.
Summary: Nokia Lumia 520 er en god inngangsbillett til Windows Phone-verdenen, hvis du vil ha en telefon som er så billig som mulig – men som likevel har forholdsvis god ytelse. Men før du kjøper, ville vi også ha vurdert Nokia Lumia 620 . De fleste steder koster Lumia 520 rundt 400 kroner mindre enn Lumia 620, men da vi skrev dette solgte både Lefdal og Elkjøp Lumia 620 for nesten 200 kroner mindre enn Lumia 520 koster i de rimeligste nettbutikkene.
Cons: Middelmådig kamera som mangler LED-lys, Dårlig skjerm