Nokia Lumia 520

Announced:
Feb 25, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
May 19, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

235 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

58.46 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 28 mm

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches (119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm)

Weight:

4.37 oz (124 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Interchangeable covers

Colors:

Black, Yellow, Red, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 305

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

8 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB

OS:

Windows Phone, 8.1, 8

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Battery

Capacity:

1430 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

14.80 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Talk time (3G):

9.60 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Music playback:

61.00 hours

Video playback:

4.80 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 06, 2013

FCC ID value:

QTLRM-915 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.86 W/kg

Body:

0.88 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.26 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.21 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box:

High Efficiency Charger AC-20, Nokia Battery BL-5J, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-189CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide

MSRP price:

$ 184

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Nokia Lumia 520

EU/World model

Differences from the main variant:

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM

Description

Nokia 520 is an affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone with 4" IPS WVGA display, 5MP camera and powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor.

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