Nokia Lumia 520 is here with flashy colors and supersensitive screen

Nokia Lumia 520 is here with flashy colors and supersensitive screen
Nokia got on stage today to announce the Lumia 520, another one in its strategy to go downmarket with the Lumia brand, and bring Windows Phone 8 to the masses.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is the company's cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset, delivering experiences normally only found in high-end smartphones, such as the same digital camera lenses found on the flagship Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Music for free music out of the box and even offline, and the HERE location suite. A four-inch super sensitive touchscreen makes for a more responsive and immersive content experience than can usually be found at this price.

As for the other specs, we get a 1 GHz dual-core S4 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory and a microSD slot. The 5 MP camera is with f/2.4 aperture, capable of HD 720p video, and has some neat tricks up its sleeve like Cinemagraph and Panorama. The battery is generous 1430 mAh, good for 9 hours of talk time in 3G mode, and 6 hours of Wi-Fi browsing.


The Nokia Lumia 520 comes in five colors, with an estimated starting price of EUR 139 (~$184), before taxes and subsidies. Roll-out is planned to begin in Q1 2013 in Hong Kong and Vietnam, before expanding broadly in Q2 to markets in Europe, Asia - including China and India - Latin America and Africa. The Nokia Lumia 520 is also planned to roll out in the United States with T-Mobile as the Lumia 521.

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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)

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21 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

The Nokia event ended wtf no Nokia pureview phone? Well that sucks!

3. MarioGomez

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Johnnokia was right when he told us about the story of Nokia is secretly building its own operating system. Nokia will not release the full pureview on Lumia. It will do so on its new upcoming Nokia OS

4. Laura90

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

John was right. Yes. New Nokia OS is Nokia plan B, in case of WP fail. They are waiting for the sale rate of Lumia. Nokia will not use all its coins for WP.

8. MarioGomez

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Before MWC we heard rumors from Nokia board members told us that Nokia will keep its pureview technology to its new OS. This is plan B. Nokia is working since 3 years on a new operating system. This year is tentative to see how wp sells.

5. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

WHAT ?!

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I still think Nokia might go for Sailfish, Meego is 1 of the os ever!

7. Hemoroid

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

I also heard about it. Codename is "symbian pamela a" I hope Samsung buys nokia and shuts it down

9. MarioGomez

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Is hemoroid the new sh!t of the idiot troll? Stop trolling and get a life. Damn

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Dude get a life, of wait your life sucks because of your hemeroids, you can't sit properly!

13. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I wish it'll be true

19. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

I hope someone buys you and shut you up.

21. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

can't wait to see best quality, fluid, faster and unique Nokia's OS......!!!

14. BitterTruth unregistered

so they are developing something that will compete android? Lets see o.O

2. MarioGomez

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Lumia 520 will be a huge success for WP. It is only $170. Great

12. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

Why lumia we could get a galaxy for that price. Anyway android is better than wp

15. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

but you still live in Milky way my friend

18. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

ROFL any android mid range is far worse then LOW range WP8 if u see the benchmarks and live tests android is not made for low end at all they just stuck it by force. and this is one good thing about WP8 it stackups with most hardware quite nicely

16. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

sure, if your definition of success is that nokia going to be able to sell all 520 units of that lumia 520...

20. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

$170 + taxes

10. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

the better cheaper cool midranger..........

17. Alpha135

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Finally a replacement for my crappy 500 (the 510 was even worse)...

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