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Nokia Lumia 520, budget 4-inch Windows 8 Phone with super sensitive touch display

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.

Nokia Lumia 520

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.

Nokia Lumia 520 super sensitive touch

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 €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
124 g
Colors: White, Red, Yellow, Cyan, Black (exchangeable shells)
SRP: Php7,990
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  • Griswold

    if they can keep it at less than 8k then i think this will be a good buy. pareho lang proc and ram nya sa lumia 720.

  • loadex

    @P7990 srp or even P7490.. definitely i’ll get one.

  • AsianMelo

    No LED flash nga lang but definitely a steal!

  • lorax

    around 5-6k good pricing scheme to compete with other brands having android 4.0 ICS upgradeable to android 4.1 jellybean. if it happens, probably will get 2 units of this.

  • John

    Sir Calvin,
    Nokia Lumia 920 is also now officially on sale through select Nokia stores. Nokia Philippines thought did not indicate how many were shipped, but they’re saying the stocks are limited. It will be available in white, black, red and yellow and will go around for Php26,990.

  • Jayvee

    mag cherry mobile flare nlng kau, 4k lng, same lng ng specs except sa 4gig internal memory, pero may flash naman. at higit sa lahat android. sulit na sulit 🙂

    • Kenji

      Androids are just boring…
      +got a lot of Cherry’s that bricked.

    • geek1621

      men, pinoy mobile sucks. nokia brand is one of the producer of quality phones and you know that. i think pinoy phones are getting a hard time to beat branded phones even though the price is a bit low & the quality of pinoy phones are questionable.

      i might get this one. konti nalang, mabibili na kita. wish that it is available here at bataan.

    • Kenken

      Sir, I just bought this new Nokia Lumia 520, and for me, the price was worth it. Kahit po hindi sya Android, mas masasabi ko pong “classy” sya compared to Cherry mobile flare. My friend has it and I think Nokia Lumia was way ahead of that Flare. :))

  • Vlad

    Well i have android phone and ipad tablet. I’ll definetly try this new os nokia 520. I hope their price is around 7k max of 8k in pesos. I hope it’s open @ 6999. Definetly a steal….

  • Ronald Pabilona

    This is definitely good! I will get one when the phone was only about 8500 ………..:)

  • Ronald Pabilona

    they said it’s the cheapest so it means it’s only about 8k………..

  • micoy

    available na to sa nokia concept store, 6,990 and price. hopefully yugatech or pinoytechblog could make a full review of this phone and the apps available.

  • larry

    6990 ang mura, sayang nkabili n k ng phone ko.

  • dave lee

    Holy crap! 7K for wp, super mura… downside lng talga ung flash.. prro still u .the carl zeisd optics shooter. D q n tuloy alam bibilhin q sunod, omega hd, or lumia 520

    • Alie

      My thoughts exactly.. Omega HD or this.

    • g.supernova

      nokia vs cherry syempre mag nonokia nalang ako ,sa cherry kapag nagkaroon ng problem ung unit mo punta ka sa service center papaiwan sayo tapos sobrang tagal bago mo makuha shit hahhaha ,,,,, ndi gaya sa nokia ayos hindi kana mag aalala na may sira yung unit mo kung meron man sobrang bhira na nun nokia user din aq at cherry sa cherry mobile nag sisi lang ako ndi worth na bumili kasi ung pyesa nag ginagamit nila pinakamura lang ,,kaya pag pipili ka yung pinaka na sa lahat ,pinaka gusto mo, pinaka matibay na alam mo dba samsung din matibay hahah ,para ndi ka mag sisi na nakapili ka 🙂

  • g.supernova

    520 ka nalang kaysa sa omega hd

  • alvir

    i just bought this phone last may 7. nag hahanap ako ng shell. peru wala naman binibinta eh

  • neil

    actually im not getting a 5 megapixel on my lumia 520 like what they said. i tried to report this concern in nokia customer service and they tried to replicate my issue. and it turns out they also got the same issue on me, and they said that they will report it to their relevant department to confirm my concern. the system info shows only 3.1 but my pictures resolutions is only getting 3.7 MP. not what they said a 5MP