The Nokia 520 is an amazing handset at an even more amazing price. It may sit at the budget end of the Nokia line, but the quality of both components and performance beat many devices much further up the pricing scale.
As with all our mobile devices, the Nokia 520 comes fully unlocked and ready for use on any GSM network worldwide, and is also covered by our incredible 14 Day Return Policy, no questions asked!
Many manufacturers now have so many handsets in their range that keeping up with their device numbering logic can be daunting. Thankfully though, when Nokia (now Microsoft) releases a smartphone, they use a simple numbering system. The higher the number is, the higher up the line the device sits. The Nokia Lumia 520 is towards the budget end of the scale, but like many Lumias, budget here would be solidly mid-range for other manufacturers.
Being only 4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches in size, the Lumia 520 sits perfectly even in dainty hands. At 4.37oz, it feels like the perfect weight to be both secure without feeling heavy when in your pocket, when making calls or using it online.
The 4 inch screen actually feels bigger than it is. Nokia have – again – come up with a display that demonstrates its fantastic quality, and is clear and bright. It also includes Nokia’s Super-sensitive touchscreen, which is covered in scratch-resistant glass, so you can use the 520 whilst wearing gloves.
The 520s dual-core processor means no lag and blur-free operations in even the most demanding apps. Its pretty hefty 1430mAh battery will provide 14 hours of talk time or 360 hours of standby.
The 5MP rear camera with Nokia’s excellent digital filters means great looking images with geo-tagging included. You can now capture 720p HD video which is not always the case at such a low price.
This device is equipped with Wifi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot (tethering) and Bluetooth 4.0 Assisted GPS with GLONASS for excellent location accuracy. It also has a built in FM radio make up the impressive list of connectivity features. Add to that its 8GB of storage, and there is lots of room for music on the go.
Because the Nokia Lumia range run the Windows Mobile operating system, the 520 seams and syncs beautifully with any desktop PC running Windows. It means everything is so much more familiar than is often the case with Android or iOS. Speaking about Windows, it might seem a small thing, but it means you get Cortana, far and away the best digital assistant available. Where Siri and Google Voice can be infuriatingly unhelpful at times, Cortana rarely skips a beat. If you think you don’t need Cortana, then try it (her?) and then decide. Once you realize how easy it is asking a digital assistant almost anything and get an instant answer, you’ll never look back.
The Nokia Lumia 520 is the world’s biggest selling Windows smartphone ever. It is easy to see why that is so when you see that it does so much for so little. Indeed, the 520 is the handset that made other manufacturers realize their budget handsets just didn’t cut it. But, by the time they upped their game, the Lumia 520 was dominating the world in low-price, high-quality smartphones.
The Nokia Lumia 520 is an exceptional smartphone at an exceptional price.
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B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)
B1 (2100), B2 (1900 PCS), B5 (850)
|Supports Carrier Bands|
AT&T up to 3G, Metro-PCS up to 3G, T-Mobile up to 3G
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