Summary: The Nokia Lumia 520 is priced at Rs 10,500 and this makes it incredible value for money and easily the best handset under Rs 10,000, provided you’re ok with the limited number of popular apps available. It has a very good display, good multimedia capabilities, very good camera for daytime photography and good battery life. Add to that the presence of expandable memory, GLONASS, dual-band Wi-Fi and scratch-resistant glass and you have an offer that’s very hard to refuse.
Conclusion: With the Nokia Lumia 520’s arrival post-MWC we now have a complete set of Windows Phone 8 powered Lumias, which across the range, offer something for everyone. The modest nature of the Lumia 520 makes it the perfect device for those new to the ecosystem or looking to re-enter into the Nokia family after years spent with the likes of low cost androids.
Pros: Great design, Excellent feature set, Affordable
Cons: Weak camera, Attracts fingerprints, Hardware limits certain apps
Nokia Lumia 520 review: does Nokia need another budget Windows Phone?
26 April 2013
Summary: It says a lot about the strength of Nokia's Lumia smartphones that they are often their own worst enemy. The Lumia 520 offers a full-fledged, fluid and friendly smartphone experience, but it sits in the shadow of the 620, just like the 920 makes life harder for the 720 and 820 . It's sibling rivalry of the worst kind, because for once, it actually results in us loving one more than the other -- and, in this case, we're still so attached to the 620's design and extra...
Pros: Inexpensive, Useful Nokia apps, Mostly good components and construction
Cons: Battery life is short for a low-end phone, Poor display, Feels redundant beside the Lumia 620
Excerpt: The rectangular front and strongly tapered back of the Lumia 520 are nice to look at, but the phone feels somewhat bulky and edgy in the hand There is the usual for Windows Phones camera shutter key underneath those, but spaced away enough from the edge to allow comfortable grip while capturing photos and videos with it. Display A 4” 480x800 pixels IPS-LCD screen is what you will find mounted on the Nokia Lumia 520, with pretty thick top and bottom bezels surrounding it.
Pros: Good all-around value for the money, Free offline voice-guided navigation, Screen can be operated with gloves
Summary: One in three Windows Phones sold in 2013 was a Nokia Lumia 520, so it’s safe to say this cheap and cheerful handset is pretty popular. But hey, 2013’s best-selling single Blurred “what rhymes with hug me?” Lines was popular, so how much do we really trust other people, even if there are millions of them? Exactly. And that’s why this Nokia needs a closer examination.
Pros: Cheap, Nokia’s camera, Drive and music apps are ace, Decent battery life
Conclusion: The Nokia Lumia 520 cuts all the fat off Nokia’s more expensive Windows Phone 8 Lumia phones to bring the slick Windows experience to budget buyers. There are missing features, but most aren’t missed. This is a fab budget phone.
Pros: Top performance for price, Neat design, Excellent value
Cons: Highly reflective screen, No camera flash, Misses a few hardware features, Rubbish physical shutter button
Summary: If there’s one thing we can be sure of, there has never been more choice in trying to find a phone as there has been lately. Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone; there’s certainly a lot to choose from.
Pros: Comfortable to hold, microSD slot means memory is easily upgraded, 3G speeds are decent for a budget handset, Dedicated camera button, Built surprisingly well
Cons: Back is very hard to remove, Mediocre battery life, No rear camera flash, No front camera
Summary: T he Nokia Lumia 520 is the beginner level model within the Lumia phone series. The Lumia 520 has the Windows Phone 8 operating system, a 4-inch touch screen that you can also operate with gloves on, a 1.0 GHz Dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera and an 8GB internal memory. This Windows Phone 8 smartphone is currently for sale via diverse internet companies for only â‚¬170.
Excerpt: When Nokia first started knocking out the Lumia smartphones , it was easy to mock. Those big, colourful and plasticky phones seemed almost cartoony next to your aluminium iPhones and the HTC One. Windows Phone 8 lacked app support, and seemed to ape only an unloved desktop operating system, rather than the cooler Xbox interface it more closely resembles. And the value just wasn't there: for the price of a Lumia 920 you could get a Galaxy S4 – why wouldn't you?