Nokia Lumia 520 is now available in the United States

Nokia Lumia 520 is now available in the United States
The Nokia Lumia 520 is the most affordable Windows Phone 8 device we have seen so far and it brings the colorful palette that Nokia is known for and some decent hardware for the price. Now, it has arrived in the United States, at online retailer Expansys, and you can order yours for $224.99 off contract.

The Lumia 520 has already launched in the United Kingdom and other markets. It features a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, and a 5-megapixel camera. But most importantly it comes with Nokia’s free HERE Maps with offline navigation and the Nokia Music app with the Mix Radio free music streaming service.

The Lumia 520 sold at Expansys will work with AT&T and T-Mobile in the United States, but it is fully unlocked and not carrier branded. T-Mobile has announced it will bring the Lumia 521 in May. The Lumia 521 a very similar model that you’d be able to purchase with a subsidy on the carrier. 

We already have the Nokia Lumia 520 in our offices so stay tuned for an in-depth review coming soon.

source: Expansys

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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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13 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I think it doesn't make sense buying this phone with contract when it's available cheap off-contract.

11. blattlaus

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 12, 2010

T-Mobile changed their plans and all plans are contract free- the phone isn't subsidized as stated in the article or with a contract. You can either buy it outright or pay it off on an interest free installment plan that is billed as a separate line item on your phone bill. Nokia is selling the 520 for about $180 overseas, so the 521 should be similar.

2. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

720 when?

5. Shubham412302

Posts: 568; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

after its released in India then in USA. in India its set to release in 3rd week of April

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Lumia 620 is a better deal , front facing camera included

4. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

well duh...

6. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

nokia should make those bezels smaller and smaller. i wonder why they can't???? why??? why???

7. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

That's because people were complaining about accidental press on the touch buttons.

13. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

they should use physical buttons to avoid accidental presses.

10. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

so you can put cases on a phone, while easily touching the edge of the screen.? p.s. "can't" and "won't" are two different meanings

12. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Perhaps the reason why Nokia phones are tougher should be obvious to you now

8. papss unregistered

For a cheap phone this is a looker... It looks better than any SS product cheap or flagship

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The Lumia 520 looks more beautiful when compared to Samsung entry-level phones. I'm not kidding, I'm serious!

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