Nokia Lumia 520 already the top Windows Phone in India

Nokia Lumia 520 already the top Windows Phone in India
Pre-orders for Nokia’s entry-level Windows Phone were a strong indicator of success for the Lumia 520. Flipkart saw the Lumia 520 jump to second best selling smartphone in just a couple days.

Now, based on the app data that AdDuplex is seeing, the Nokia Lumia 520 is already the top Windows Phone in India, surpassing the capable Lumia 620 in less than a month.

How did the Lumia 520 do it? Well its price point is obviously the main attraction. Initially listed for ₹10,499 ($197), it is now available on Flipkart for only ₹9,999 ($185). For the price though, you get the full Windows Phone 8 experience, all the Nokia experience applications and other nice features. While loaded with only 8GB of storage, it supports microSD cards up to 64GB to provide more than enough room to store your goodies.

For less than $200 SIM free, that is a compelling proposition and reinforces Nokia’s strategy to grab market share in developing markets with affordable hardware that still delivers the Nokia experience. That said, Nokia’s dominance with Windows Phone in India is in line with its market share around the world.

source: AdDuplex via Alan Mendelvich (Twitter)


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41 Comments

1. martinlosha unregistered

What is this windows phone? Where can I get one?

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Get out of your cave... Walk to the direction of the sun, keep walking until you find Nokia written on it...

9. AamirSIII

Posts: 187; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

that was rude dude...

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Sarcastic joke man!

23. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

No that wasn't; it was funny as all roty hell!!

11. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

Walmart will and Home Shopping network already have it. Google will do the rest for you ^^! Oh and that's a T-Mobile version, called Lumia 521 (though the 1 and 0 don't really change anything inside the phone)

32. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

Why do I get thumb down for advising?

15. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Just go to Best Buy or Walmart! Geez....... No Windows Phone, no wings.........

26. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Why do ignorant fools like you visit the tech websites and comment BS always?!

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"While loaded with only 8GB of RAM..." that should be internal storage Max. RAM is of 512mb. I was expecting this news...it's not so surprising.

5. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

1 gig of ram should be the least on all phones,wp8 or android as applications will become more demanding regardlesss of optimizations. doesn't matter if entry level or not improved graphics will demand it lumia 520, good looking phone!

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

That would be good yeah. No problems on compatibility issues. Next year, when 3GB of RAM appears on a flagship, 1GB RAM will become the starting norm.

3. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Way to go Nokia!

6. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Nokia wants to grab its position back... in India .. as they were...

8. sukimtk

Posts: 13; Member since: May 04, 2013

well just to say that i want to get one of these :P go go nokia power :D

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Great Low Range Device From Nokia.......!!!

13. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

In India, Nokia is a most trusted Brand, For any wanting a basic and smooth smartphone experience, at that price point, 520 is the obvious choice.

14. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

the only decent androids available at that price in india is canvas 2, karbonn and some other local manufacturers. They all carry 512 mb ram and screen is inferior to nokia 520 lumia. The only intl cmpany that can go against it is sony with its tipo, byt that too is 3_5 inch normal display, and everybdy kniws how droids run vid less then 512 mb ram. It is an awesum device with a nice price tag. Will definatly do wonders. And as for low ram , windows fine vid 512 mb. Its only that some games are nt ported vid 512 mb ram . But will be ported with low ram in future( hope so). Nokia knows how to put ltd resources into use, without using smthing extra. Hope to see an identical brother of nokia n8 or 808 p.v with windows o.s. I will buy one for sure, as windows the future. Msft should lower the price of games and apps to reach the masses in india, that is how they can get revenue and keeping their ( specially nokia,s) prices low. . Atleast nokia is not doing a dumb advt like samd@@g. Lol

16. SMR_NDA

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

So atleast 90.5% of all Windows Phone devices are from Nokia! Now imagine the kind of market share Nokia may go on to have if Windows Phone becomes a hit

17. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Nokia outsells Samsung in India! \('')/ Indians are using TRUE NOKIA MASTERPIECE!! Indians have good taste! Nokia, hope you will keep outselling Samsung in India, and also, worldwide! Good luck Nokia!

29. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Samsung is still no.1 when it comes smart phones.. Most of the nokia phones selling are basic phones...most people in india buy nokia here because they don't know any other mobile company.... Even micromax canvas sells more than nokia lumia phones...

18. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Nokia really dissapoints most of these phone only have 512MB of RAM. Games like Temple Run requires 1GB RAM At least.

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Actually, 512MB of RAM is already OK for a Windows Phone. Just like the Nokia Lumia 520, it has 512MB of RAM, if you can't play Temple Run, you still can play Asphalt 7 very smoothly!

34. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yes it is ok but not future proof, 2yrs more most apps won't run on it

38. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Who keeps same phone for 2 years o_0

40. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Me, because I'm poor and cannot buy a full price unlock phone every year.

22. mew7946510

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

Don't compare it to your android phones, people. Android has a 'lag' feature after all while wp don't.

36. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I'm not comparing with Windows Phone my friend. All I'm saying 1GB is a must nowadays. Most heavy apps or games requires more than 512MB. Thus you will be left out. It is a reality, do some research and you'll see.

37. mew7946510

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

Well that works only on Android since it's the only mobile platform requiring too much memory and very fast cpu and gpu just to run smoothly. WP phones may have small ram but it's more than sufficient to run most apps smoothly.

39. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

WP runs smoothly, WP does not lag, WP is beautiful. This is true and I agree with that. However intensive applications or games requires more than 512MB of RAM. If you don't believe me read those phone reviews together with Windows Store reviews. You will see some apps does not appear on Windows Store as they require more than 512MB of RAM. Please do some research.

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