Deal alert – get the Nokia Lumia 520 for $39 from Amazon

Deal alert – get the Nokia Lumia 520 for $39 from Amazon
Aah, the Nokia Lumia 520 - the low-cost smartphone that keeps on giving! What are we talking about? Okay, here's the deal. The Lumia 520 was, and still is one of the best bang-for-the-money smartphones out there. It has a 4-inch display with a 480p resolution that's perfectly pleasing to look at, and an operating system - Windows Phone 8.1 - that runs excellent on its modest set of specs. 

Well, the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 512MB RAM make short work of Windows Phone 8.1's Live Tiles... and not much else, frankly. But keep in mind this is a $39 phone that we're talking about here.

Yes, $39 - that's the price at which the Lumia 520 is selling on Amazon today. This is $60 less than the 520's already lowly $99 regular price. So if you are in the USA and want to get a great deal today, head over to Amazon and treat yourself to a cheap and trusty Lumia 520. It's waiting for you in the source link below.


source: Amazon

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27 Comments

1. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Haha the source link is great, I swear on me mum!

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

When you can get a superior Moto G for only $59. Then this is not such a good deal after all.

9. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

not all aspect moto g is superior

15. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The only problem with comparing the Moto G with the 520 is that the MG doesn't run WP8.1... If you want WP8.1 then the 520 is a good choice for the price.. If you want Android then the MG is definitely the right choice in this price range.... ............ The only logical comparison I can see is comparing the 520 to the 620, or the myriad of other low end WP devices that are to come out soon.. In other words, depending on if you prefer WP, or Android, one, or the other is no comparison for you... For example, I'm a fan of WP so, I'd rather be stuck with the 520 running WP8.1 than a GS5 any day.. And, I'm sure those who like Android would rather have the MotoG over the Lumia 930, even though the 930 has superior specs... It's perfectly understandable, and logical, if you think about it... It really all depends on the OS, so arguing about which is cheaper is really pointless... Especially when you're talking about $20.............. ........ And, more so,, arguing about which OS is better is even more of a waist of time....

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

You'd have to be a pretty hardcore fanboy to take a Lumia 520 over a Galaxy S5. Not that anything is wrong with the Lumia, a lot of people will choose it due to their preference of WP and/or price but if someone asked you which of the two you'd want to have for free, I would think most people would opt for the S5, regardless of their preference.

19. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

SETTING ASIDE value, price, and what I could get for it if I out right sold it, yes I would choose a 520 if I HAD to use it for my daily device.... ......... Now, with that said... I have a 920, a 1520, and an iP4s.. So, yes I agree with you that for ME, in reality, I would have to take the GS5 and sell it... But, that's besides the point.. ........ I hope you understand the underlined message of my original comment...

22. Leandrop

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I think I would go for the S5 so I can resell it and then buy a high end Lumia with that money :)

10. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Best budget phone ever.

11. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

are you nuts? Moto G!

12. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Moto G is on a different range, I think. For $40-$70, the Lumia 520 is unbeatable.

25. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

A budget phone is about doing more with less . Get back to me when Moto G can run on 520 a well optimized OS makes that possible, so no its not crazy, not at all.

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

When the Moto G hits 40$ let us know.

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7519; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can get a Moto G for $59. So for the extra $20 you get a 1280x720 4.5" display with gorilla glass 3. The 520 has a 800x480 4" display with no gorilla glass what so ever. The Moto G has a 5mp rear camera with a flash and can take slow motion videos. The 520 has a 5 mp rear camera as well, but has no camera flash and does not take slow motion videos. The Moto G has a front facing camera and the 520 does not. The 520 has a micro SD slot, but the Moto G can use USB otg or WiFi storage like the inexpensive Sandisk Connect.

23. Leandrop

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

But for $20 less you can get a phone that even with 512 mb of RAM does not lag... Besides, USB on the go? That could work for a few but i see it really impractical.

26. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Does not lag? It sure has more problems than just lag. But yeah, the home screen has almost no lag. And 512 mb of ram is a joke in comparison. Come on. If you really used the phone as a daily driver for a month and you use it to play music, use gps, switching between music and gps (or switching between some apps in general),... stuff like that. You will know the phone can suffer a lot! Mentioning the 512mb of ram is laughable. It's one of the worst things in low-end and mid-range WP devices. It is also (probably) why the 630/635 performs worse than the Moto G. I do think the 520 is better with its price (because my way of looking at prices is different from some other people, perhaps), so yea, there is that, and I would still say the 520 is better for the price.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

lol very funny link indeed

3. repeat33

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

um ok lol

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

damn, no complaits at $40

5. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Wtf ? Out of news ?

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

about as out of news as the how many galaxy alpha articles?

6. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Sorry guys! Link has been corrected! Happy shopping!

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmao...

16. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It amazes me how many people that claim WP is boring, has no apps, and no features, would be interested enough to click a link in an article to check out a WP device.... ......... That really says that WP is obviously interesting enough for even those who falsely claim they don't like it... Kinda explains why those same people are on every WP related article... Most likely some new WP users in the future.. Probably just waiting to follow the crowd...

24. Leandrop

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

I don't know if they falsely claim they don't like it, but many of then has not even touched a WP on their entire lives

17. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Whatever makes you feel better. XD Really, dude. This is a tech site. People come to read the new stuff. LoL. But anyway, some of them sure will follow "the crowd" once WP makes that crowd. As long as the OS gets enough features and the apps to really compete, people will have no problem buying into it. I think it's a good thing (more competition, more options), and I have been looking forward to it.

20. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

i use lumia 620 for a month now and am happy with wp experience. people say android you can customize it but wp is more personal, now am looking forward for wp9

27. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

yep, it's pretty cool in its own way. WP 8.1 was a big improvement and made it more customize-able while still keeping it quite personal in good-looking. Notification/shortcuts pulldown thingy was really nice to have as well. With WP8.1, I feel that WP gets much more potential than before. Honestly, before WP 8.1, I would only recommend it to someone who wants something a little bit more than a feature phone (for example: +web browsing). The OS still has a lot of space to improve, but I have no complain over the update. It is very appreciated. More WP devices coming from various manufacturers anyway, so things may go well for WP in the upcoming year. As for WP9, I don't know. hope it's a nice huge one though.

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