Nokia's affordable Lumia 520 hits the stores

Nokia's affordable Lumia 520 hits the stores
The Nokia Lumia 520 got unveiled at Mobile World Congress at the end of February and was said to be coming on April 1st. That early arrival did not happen, but with a minimal delay the Lumia 520 is now available in stores in the United Kingdom.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is one of the most affordable Windows Phone 8 devices. It comes with a spacious 4-inch display and with 512MB of RAM that allow it to run more demanding apps like Skype (earlier affordable Lumias like the 610 only had 256MB of RAM and could not run Skype).

In addition to that, you get the free Nokia HERE Maps offline navigation and Nokia Music with Mix Radio streaming service.

The handset features a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p videos at 30fps. Internal storage is expandable via microSD cards. The Lumia 520 comes in different colors, and initially will ship in white and cyan. At a price of just around $225 off contract, it looks like a good bargain, don’t you think?

source: Carphone Warehouse

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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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31 Comments

1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Watch this sell extremely well in developing countries. So affordable.

2. jose.vu

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

It does, in Vietnam price is only at 175$, and it sells very well so far

7. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

it is the most affordable windows phone with touch of nokia ...................... it sell gonna rock especially in india..............wish best luck for nokia... :)

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yea sure in maybe 5 years time. S60 and Samsung Nokia are dominating. Android.

14. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

who is samsung in low end markets i never heard of any other phone then SGS2,3,4 or note1,2,3 guees they are s**t thats why no word for mid or low range meh they only make for rich or contract phone buyers mid range android is worse then symbian

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Blame the oems cause Android is very hungry and a Ram hog, it needs 2gb Ram and 1.5 cpu to run smooth™ 512 ram on midrange phones will surely lag.

20. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

2GB of RAM is to store the entire OS and apps. Just about everyone else does it that way. FYI, I have a $170 Samsung phone runnning 4.2.2 and it has not one bit of lag. I can guarantee you though, that Nokia's animations will run significantly slower than a 920. It won't stutter, but it will be slower.

29. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

OS and apps are stored in the ROM not RAM. I played Temple Run 2 on a new Note II and you know what? It gets stuck and stutters somewhere or the other. Then, i tried it on iPhone 4S which was smooth and pleasing... And i think that has something to do with the OS, not the OEM.

17. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

i think the dislike we got in all above comments from you ................................think positive about everything man dont be so negative........... :D

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Smaaaaart boy™®

3. Andrea

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Wp has to few games and apps. This phone is to plastic for me, cheap plastic.

10. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

I don't think you understand the huge market, that is the "cheaper" phone market. Far bigger than anything else.

13. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Totally agree, it has very few apps and games They have to wait a really really very loooooong time for apps!

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

ok what 700k apps u can run on lowest end android moblies out there guess only 10k hardly so ur point isnt even valid here on other side wp8 has the better porformance then dual core androids and they can run rather same amout of apps mid range android can run

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Why wouldn't it the OS only needs 150 mb of Ram wheres Android need 400 mb of Ram. Also its halfbaked like iOs what do you expect™

24. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

"ok what 700k apps u can run on lowest end android moblies out there" Ummm, like just about all of them, seeing how Android started out with phones having 528mhz processors and 96MB of RAM? Just because WP properly animates its GUI candy doesn't make it more or less efficient than anything else.

26. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Well I have a sister who has a dual core galaxy tab and i have found a lot of apps thats not compatible or that lag as sh*t on it! Don't even talk about the adds geez that's weak!

30. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Who thinks TROLL should be perma banned? Just click the green thumbs up to show your support for such a move...

21. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Buy an S4, then download 1000 games and apps, let's see how it lags! :P

25. addicted2088

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Um, are you the same troll who goes around saying the same thing on every GSMArena post? I think you are. People here would do well not to reply to you.

31. fronzy

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I think you just replied to him.

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

About $192 here in India...jolly goodness.

22. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Aed 649 ( $177) in Dubai.

23. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

sadly, if not conquer, at least wp is gonna sell well in the low end segment... you want the best experience from a cheap smartphone, get a wp especially nokia.... android just sucks on a low end device...

27. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

One of the great things about the polycarbonate Lumia phones is that they can really take a beating. I accidently dropped my Lumia 810 sans case down a metal stairwell and it fell down three flights without a scratch. Try that with an iPhone.

28. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

man, low and mid end android not that sucks, except you running 4.04 on it. 1ghz single procc and 256mhz ram are enough for 2.3.x. old os, yes, but, windows xp is still dominating also! be creative and dynamic, and you can get maximum potential of your phone. gezzus...

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