Nokia Lumia 520 helps the Finnish OEM score a 10% share in the UK

Nokia Lumia 520 helps the Finnish OEM score a 10% share in the UK
Even though the Nokia Lumia 520 is a low-end device, or maybe because it is, the model has been a hot selling item for Nokia. The variant of the phone branded with the T-Mobile name, the Nokia Lumia 521, has been such a big winner in the states that it sold out at HSN, T-Mobile and Walmart. In Europe, the Nokia Lumia 520 has helped the Finnish based OEM account for a 10% market share in the U.K. According to Kantar WorldPanel, this is the highest share of the U.K. smartphone market that Nokia has owned since April 2011. More on that below.

The Nokia Lumia 520 accounts for 12.4% of Windows Phone handsets used in the U.K. putting it behind the Nokia Lumia 800 (16.1%) and the HTC 8S (12.8%). Times are tough all over and the U.K. is no exception. The high end Nokia Lumia 920 was able to capture just 9.6% of the Windows Phone market, swamped by some of the lower cost models.

The last time Nokia had over 10% of the smartphone market in the U.K. was in 2011 when Symbian had an 11.7% share of the U.K. market followed by 10.7% in June 2011. Now that Symbian's take of the smartphone market in the region is down to .1%, Nokia's market share is a valid substitute for Windows Phone which means that Microsoft's mobile OS is picking up steam in the U.K., although it is well behind Android which has collected the lion's share of smartphone buyers on the continent. According to Kantar WorldPanel's stats for May, the latest data they have released for the area, Android owns 56.6% of the smartphone market followed by the 29.9% belonging to iOS and the 7.8% belonging to Windows Phone. That is up from the 4.1% that Windows Phone owned in May 2012.
source: TwitterNokiaPowerUser via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 520
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1430 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1



17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Slowly and steadily coming back.

14. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

This is one good apportunity for Nokia to try to make low budget Phone without sacrificing the quality and specs of the phone. Not all people want to buy expensive phone as long as it has a decent specs and quality...

13. mui2g6

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

After my bad experience with my xperia mini pro (still love Sony tho) i'm definitely goin to get a Lumia 720

12. sam.7

Posts: 68; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

good :)

11. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

Good work Nokia.. Congrats.. May you enjoy a much greater success in the coming months..;) We're all here to support you don't worry..:)

9. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Well done Nokia thoroughly just sack elop and I guarantee my next phone will be a Nokia!

10. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

nokia says no android

15. DFranch

Posts: 573; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

So you won't buy a Nokia because you don't like their CEO? What has he ever done to you? I mean I understand that for a CEO like Steve Jobs, because so much of the compaines identity was tied to him, and he was kind of a douche.

7. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Sorry, WP and Nokia haters: Maybe they are light years from challenging the big two, but neither is going anywhere anytime soon.

6. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

NOKIA rules

5. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

Good thing here is with WP they get to sell higher margin products like 920, 820. With Symbian most of them are low to mid range phones and most of them cost less than Lumia 520. Its good for Nokia financially.

2. KiranPAUSER

Posts: 73; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Yes you can do it nokia, you can defeat ios in uk.

16. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

It's Android we need to hope WP chips away at. Android is in danger of becoming the defacto standard, so we need to balance the books a bit by taking some share from Android and giving it to WP.

1. Mohammed.Salah

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Go On Nokia

3. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Nokia is bouncing back, and wait for few more years until they will took their crown again

4. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

calm down..... probably another lie from Microsoft ;)

8. cam-whore

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

and are you then another paid troll from samdung?....

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