Nokia 520 is an affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone with 4" IPS WVGA display, 5MP camera and powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor.
4-inch IPS display with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution protected by 2D hardened glass with a super sensitive touchscreen that works with gloves, a 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor backed by 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage expandable by 64GB via microSD card. This phone is 3G HSPA+ only, no LTE, and works over the following networks: WCDMA 900/2100, 850/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900. Wireless radios include b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and GPS. The 1430mAh battery is rated to last up to 9.6 hours of talk time on 3G.
Like the other Lumias, the 520 is relatively thin and light but not the skinniest in town. It measures 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm and weighs 124g. Other familiar elements include interchangeable backplates that come in a rainbow of bright colors – yellow, red, cyan, white, and black – that also facilitate wireless charging.
Nokia is also rolling out new or improved apps and services with its new phones. Of particular note is the Here mapping system. Here Maps, here Drive, and Here Transit. These are pre-loaded and free with Lumia phones and provide turn-by-turn navigation in the car as well as simple transit directions for getting around unfamiliar cities.
The Lumia 520′s rear-facing 5-megapixel camera comes with a great lens, though not the super high-end Carl Zeiss lens on the other new Lumia announced, the 720. Still, Nokia is focused on giving customers a good camera experience, so users will have access to tools for enhancing photos such as Cinemagraph, Smart Shot, and Panorama. Cinemagraph is an app that allows you to capture images that combine movement and still areas for creating photos akin to animated gifs. It’s very similar to what HTC introduced with the new One. Smart Shot takes a series of pictures and allows you to choose which one is best – again, something we’ve seen on other phones, but always appreciate when done well. Finally, the Photo Beamer feature allows Lumia owners to take over the screen on another device (even non-Nokia phones) to show off pictures with friends without everyone having to crowd around you. The camera is also capable of 720p video recording. No front camera here.
PopupWindows Phone 8
4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches (119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm)
4.37 oz (124 g)
480 x 800 pixels
16 777 216
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Focal length (35mm equivalent):
PopupCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Geo tagging, Panorama
1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
Dual core, 1000 MHz, Krait
512 MB RAM
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
the average is 12 h (745 min)
Talk time (3G):
the average is 13 h (769 min)
Stand-by time (3G):
15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
Album, Artist, Playlists
Album art cover, Background playback
Internet Explorer 10
Built-in online services support:
YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
802.11 b, g, n
Mass storage device, USB charging
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
for Noise cancellation
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD