Nokia Lumia 520 doubles its global market share to nearly 9% of Windows Phone market

Nokia Lumia 520 doubles its global market share to nearly 9% of Windows Phone market
According to mobile ad network Adduplex, last month the low-end Nokia Lumia 520 held 4.4% of the global Windows Phone market. We've seen the Nokia Lumia 521 variant of this model sell out in the states through HSN, Walmart and through T-Mobile's monthly pre-paid service. Obviously Nokia has struck a chord with the public, offering a well-received combination of specs and features for the price.

Earlier on Saturday, Adduplex's Alan Mendelevich sent out a tweet to say that the Nokia Lumia 520 has doubled its global market share in the last month. At 8.8%, the phone would have an impressive grip on the Windows Phone market. Mendelevich also passed along some other information. He says that Adduplex has seen new Windows Phone 8 models made by HTC, Nokia, Huawei and Samsung. In addition, for the first time the number of Windows Phone 8 models in use surpass the number of Windows Phone 7 models still active. And not surprisingly, Lumia models monopolize the list of top selling Windows Phone models.

Mendelevich also hints that Verizon has taken over the top spot in Windows Phone 8 sales in the U.S., no doubt thanks to the Nokia Lumia 928.

Thanks Anonymous Tipster!

source: @ailon via NokiaPowerUser

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Lumia 520
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh(9.6h 3G talk time)



1. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Sales figures?

15. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

i bot one yest and 520 is really nice to use .... for the cost

26. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I was going to order one as a backup and a test for wp8. No camera flash made me pass. All phones should have a flash by now. My bro's $40 android 4.0.4 kyocera event has a flash. Why not the $150 lumia 521? Idrc tho, I'm saving for the next nexus device. Maybe the s4 GE if I get too anxious xD

30. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

Ive been saying that! It's the only thing really that kept me from picking one up. Not sure why they would leave that off. I wouldnt think it would make it cost that much extra. Getting me a 620 instead!

28. TheBitterrTruth unregistered

Samsung Fans thumbing me down for asking sales figures! Retarded.

4. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The low end segment of the smartphone market in the USA is there for WP8. Low end android phones are horrible. Blackberry is still selling BB7 phones with no plans to release the Q-5 in the USA. WP8 could do well on prepaid. I would buy one if it ran on Verizon prepaid network.

7. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

There is no android phone in this price range which is half as good as the 520 period. At least in some markets, all Nokia has to do is to keep making these 520s and they will continue to be sold out. Nokia lost a similar opportunity with the 720. All they have to do is to jack up the RAM to 1GB. I hope they do it.

12. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

There is galaxy ace 2 which costs the same in my country, I don´t know about other markets so maybe lumia has an advantage there, I don´t know.

17. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

the lumia 520 costs less not to mention the 520 has 1ghz duel core snapdragon s4 which is alotttttt bettttttterrrrrrrrrrrrrr than the 800 mhz duel core st ericsson cortex a9 found in the galaxy ace 2

21. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Yes ofcourse, I know. But with ace 2 you get android jelly bean and xda support, root, more ppi (because of its smaller display). But with lumia you get MSM8227 with adreno 305 which are better than U8500 in ace 2, MSM8227 should be more efficient and more powerful. And you get WP( which I wouldn´t recommend to anyone but you have the choice). Also with ace 2 you get a better audio quality which is important. And with lumia 520 you get wifi a/b/g/n while with ace 2 you only get b/g/n, that could be a problem if you are using wifi a. In my country they cost almost same so I would take ace 2 over lumia 520 mostly because of xda support. But I wouldn´t take any of these two in reality because they are low-end phones and they are not so good.

14. jameshoe unregistered

Can I share this comment on Facebook?

22. Diazene

Posts: 129; Member since: May 01, 2013

I don't think anyone would say no, especially if yu would give them credit for that

8. ihatesmartphone unregistered



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29. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

this is little champ power. keep it up Nokia.......!!!

9. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Lumia 520 is really a good deal of hardware offered at that price bracket.

11. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Lumia phone is a very good phone only things make it uselss is the app shortage......

13. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

dont know what apps you are loooking for O_o most needed apps are on windows store

27. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

may b, i guess he meant games and not apps. Cos i can see most f the apps are there in windows store that are really needed and useful, but yup in game section it is short of some games title as compared to istore. But frankly speaking most f the people i have seen with their droids , iphns and specilly ipads play angry birds, subway surfer and temple run( most common games)

23. ihatesmartphone unregistered

soOO tRUE!!

19. papss unregistered

That's some serious growth.. As long as nothing terrible is announced I'll be supporting the platform again with the EOS. A great camera phone goes with my lifestyle. Always snapping pictures of my son whether it be playing in a soccer game or running around the house.

24. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Go Nokia! Good to see them tearing up the sales charts at Verizon too. I am not a Nokia fan, but I like the idea of a solid WP contender. Having a strong-selling iPhone, Galaxy S4, HTC One, and Lumia 92x all at once gives me hope for the industry. Good luck to all!

25. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Sounds like Nokia found its target market. I just hope they use this apportunity.

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