Along with the new Lumia 720, Nokia also announced recently the budget-friendly Lumia 520 which they say brings the high-end smartphone experience on an affordable package.
The Nokia Lumia 520 feels like the Lumia 620 with its colorful exchangeable shells. Its 4-inch display features the same super sensitive touch panel originally found on the Lumia 920, then the Lumia 820. This allows you to navigate the phone even with gloves on in case you’re somewhere really cold.
Hardware specs are somewhat similar to the Lumia 720. This phone is being powered by a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB RAM. It has an 8GB internal storage with microSD support of up to 64GB.
Not to overlap with the Lumia 620, the Lumia 520 only sports a 5-megapixel rear camera. No front-facing one and no NFC either (not that you’ll probably use it). No FM Radio here as well but it has Nokia Music which lets you freely stream unlimited music playlists chosen by their local teams.
The Nokia Lumia 520 will start shipping in March where it will make landfall on Vietnam and Hong Kong first. It will retail for â‚¬139 (Php7,400) before taxes and subsidies.
|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|
|Colors: White, Red, Yellow, Cyan, Black (exchangeable shells)|