Nokia launches the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 WP8 handsets

Nokia recently launched two of the newest phones in their Windows Phone 8 line-up. The chic and social Lumia 720 and the more fun, more affordable package to enjoy Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 520.


Nokia’s WP8 devices provide users with features and services that will outperform the competitors. Every Lumia phone comes with free global HERE Maps, where you can get information, photos and reviews of nearby places and it also provides walking guidance to your destinations, including international ones.

With Nokia’s HERE Drive, you can get to your destination with turn-by-turn navigation offered by regional HERE Drive, even when you’re offline, provided you have the necessary maps downloaded already.


HERE Transit provides instant access the get around town using public transportations. I wasn’t able to try if they provide jeepney routes here in the Philippines, but why not? It also give times and estimations on walking times.

Microsoft Office is built into the phone, which can be easily synced with its desktop counterparts.

Lumia 720

The Lumia 720 is Nokia’s mid-range smartphone loaded with the latest Windows Phone 8 OS. Perfect for those who are looking to have a sleek, light and bright device packed with high-end technology all in a seamless unibody design.


The 2,000 mAh battery is enough to last a day or two of medium use. Not bad for a mid-range smartphone. Weighing only 128 grams and comes in a variety of bright colors, Nokia pushed the boundaries for this affordable mid-range smartphone. You can also buy an accessory to be able to charge the Lumia 720 wirelessly. Yes, I saw it with my own eyes, how it works. (Not at the molecular level though.)


It features an HD 1.3MP wide angle front camera, plus a 6.7MP Carl-Zeiss wide-angle camera at the back, which packs an aperture of f/1.9, giving the user excellent photographs even in low-light situations.

The Nokia Lumia 720 retails for Php14,950 and is available in yellow, red, cyan, white, and black.

Nokia Lumia 720 Specs:
4.3-inch TFT touchscreen (800 x 480 resolution), 217 ppi
Clear Black Display, Gorilla Glass 2
Dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8227 chip
Adreno 305 GPU
512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB
6.7MP BSI aurofocus f/1.9camera, Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash,
HD 720p video recording @ at 30 fps
1.3MP wide-angle HD front camera
HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, NFC
GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (BP-4GW)
Windows Phone 8 OS
127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm
128 g
Colors: White, Red, Yellow, Cyan/Black
SRP: Php14,950

Lumia 520

If you’re just looking to try out Windows Phone 8 and don’t want to break the bank, Nokia offers the Lumia 520, which brings the Windows Phone 8 experience at your fingertips at a low price. This is where Nokia delivers on “œhigh-end innovations made affordable”. You can take images to the next level with the use of built-in software to enhance the usability of the 5MP camera at the back.

Digital camera lenses provides more fun way to capture pictures. Cinemagraph adds motion to still images that can then be shared with friends on a number of Social Networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, or share it through e-mail. Smart Shoot lets people create the perfect group picture, which takes multiple images, selects the best facial expression from each and even remove people you don’t want to be in the shot. Photobombers’ days may be numbered.

The Nokia Lumia 520 retails for just Php7,990 and is available in yellow, red, cyan, black matte colors, or a glossy white finish.

Nokia Lumia 520 Specs:
4.0-inch IPS LCD touchscreen (800 x 480 resolution), 233 ppi
Scratch-resistant glass, super sensitive touch technology
Dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8227 chip
Adreno 305 GPU
512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB
5MP autofocus camera
HD 720p video recording @ at 30 fps
HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery (BL-5J)
Windows Phone 8 OS
119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm
124 g
Colors: White, Red, Yellow, Cyan, Black (exchangeable shells)
SRP: Php7,990
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  • Richard

    Uhm sir calvin. I think the Lumia 520 picture is misleading, the one you posted is that of a 610 or 510. Thanks and more power to your site!

    • yikes!! you’re right. that was the lumia 510. my bad and thanks!

    • marlon

      And still no 1308 for the 820. C’mon Nokia!

  • alvir

    idol nokia lumia 520 kunting ipon nalang 🙂

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