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Nokia Lumia 521

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Market Status: Available in India

Release Date: 2013-04-14

Updated on:Jul 26, 2014

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Key Features

  • Windows Phone v8
  • 4 Inch, 800x480 px display, IPS LCD
  • Dual core 1000 MHz processor
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 3G, WiFi
  • 8 GB Internal Memory, Expandable up to 64 GB
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1430 mAh, Li-Ion battery
What makes Nokia Lumia 521 unique?
  • The thinnest 4 Inch Windows phone

For

  • Windows Phone 8 OS
  • Ample inbuilt storage
  • Full on connectivity
  • Value for money

Against

  • No front camera

Experience The Best With Nokia Lumia 521

Nokia Lumia 521 sports a 4 Inches of LCD Multi touchscreen Display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels, running on Windows 8 operating system and has been powered with 1GHz Dual Core Processor paired up with 512MB of RAM.

The device houses 8GB of internal memory which can be expandable up to 64GB and also features a 5MP of rear camera.

It offers connectivity options such as 3G, Wi-Fi, USB, GPRS, Bluetooth etc and also runs on a 1430 mAh Battery which gives talk time of up to 9 hours.

Verdict

Nokia Lumia 521 is a smartphone running excellent Windows Phone 8 operating system which gives a decent experience in your day to day usage. Being a part of Lumia family, the phone looks as beatiful as a Lumia. It has great internal storage capacity which can store all your memorable moments, files and multimedia stuffs. Overall, a nice budget Windows phone.

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Nokia Lumia 521 Specifications

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General Information

Brand Nokia
Model Lumia 521
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size Micro
Touch Screen Yes, , Multi-touch
Weight
124.5 grams
Dimensions
124 x 64 x 9.9 mm
Colours
White
Box Contents Nokia Lumia 521, High Efficiency Charger AC-20, Nokia Battery BL-5J 1430mAh, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-189CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide
Operating Frequency GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz / UMTS 1700/2100 / 1900 / 850 MHz

Platform

Operating System Windows Phone v8
Special Features Voice commands
Applications Adobe Acrobat Reader, SkyDrive storage, Company Hub, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote
Sensors Accelerometer, Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Processor
1 GHz, Dual core
RAM
512 MB

Storage

Internal Memory
8 GB
Expandable Memory
Yes, Up to 64 GB

Display

Screen Size
4 Inch
Screen Resolution
800 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density
235.0 ppi
Display Type IPS LCD

Camera

Main Camera
Yes, 5 MP, Auto focus
Front Camera
No
Video Recording
HD @ 30 FPS
Zoom
Yes, Digital Zoom, 4 x
Camera Features Exposure compensation, Geo tagging, Image Viewer, Touch to focus, White balance presets

Battery

Capacity
1430 mAH, Li-ion
Talk Time
Up to 8 Hours(2G) / Up to 9 Hours(3G)
Stand By Time
Up to 400 Hours(3G)

Internet & Connectivity

GPRS
Yes, Class B
EDGE
Yes, 236.8 kbps
3G
Yes, HSDPA, 21.1 Mbit/s; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi
Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
Yes, v3.0, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PBAP
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity
Yes, USB Port, USB 2.0, microUSB

Multimedia

Radio
Yes
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

8 Expert Reviews for Nokia Lumia 521

Overall Expert Rating (3.4 Out of 5 based on 5 ratings)

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Recent Expert Reviews
  • Nokia Lumia 521 Review
    Chris Burns
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    30 Jun 2013 | slashgear

    If you thought the Nokia Lumia 520 was good, boy are you going to have a great time with the Nokia Lumia 521. Essentially the same device as you’ll be getting internationally, this T-Mobile iteration of the entry-level Windows Phone 8 device brings the same package (with slightly different radio connections and a few extra apps) to the USA, here with the same bright white back cover as we saw across the sea (one of three, as it were). With...

  • Nokia Lumia 521 (T-Mobile)
    Mark Spoonauer, Editor-in-Chief
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    ★★★★★
    30 May 2013 | laptopmag

    Targeting the roughly half of Americans who have not yet stepped up to a smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile costs a very affordable $149 sans contract -- or $29 down. Powered by Windows Phone 8, the 521 doesn\'t boast cutting-edge specs, but it does offer a 5-MP camera (complete with a wide array of nifty Lens apps), a friendly Live Tile interface and a growing selection of apps. Find out if this value-priced handset is the real deal. T...

    Pros: Quality camera for price; Compact and solid design; Intuitive and customizable interface; Loud audio

    Cons: Low-resolution display; No 4G LTE support; Below-average battery life; Lacks front camera

  • Nokia Lumia 521 (T-Mobile)
    Alex Colon
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    21 May 2013 | pcmag

    Everyone`s attention might be on the Lumia 925 and the Lumia 928 right now, but it would be a shame to overlook the Lumia 521. This cute, capable smartphone costs just $29.99 down (or $149.99 in total), and gets you a good mix of performance and features with one of T-Mobile`s inexpensive new Simple Choice plans. It`s not a phone for power users, and Windows Phone still lacks many of the apps you`ll find on iOS and Android. But it`...

    Pros: Good call quality. Comfortable design. Inexpensive.

    Cons: Cons No camera flash. Weak app selection. No LTE or HSPA+ 42.


  • Review: Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile
    ★★★★★
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    30 Apr 2013 | phonescoop

    Nokia churns out another capable Windows Phone with the Lumia 521 for T-Mobile. See if this budget smartphone is the right pick for you in Phone Scoop`s in-depth review....

  • Nokia Lumia 521 Review
    K. T. Bradford
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    27 Jun 2013 | digitaltrends

    One of the nice things about Nokia’s Lumia phones is that they’re often affordable – even the fancy flagship models. So when the company creates a budget phone it’s possible to get it for next to nothing. That’s the case with the Nokia Lumia 521 from T-Mobile. It costs just $30 down or $150 if you want to buy it outright. For this price you get a display on the smaller end and have to give up fancy camera specs (like...

    Pros: Comfortable, compact design,Speedy performance,Good call quality,

    Cons: Narrow viewing angles on display,Screen collects smudges and dirt easily,Mediocre battery life,Slower 4G speeds than most phones,

    Verdict: The Nokia Lumia 521 is the kind of budget phone that really feels like one. It has some nice aspects – speedy performance, decent design, good call quality – but they’re overshadowed by the mediocre display and slow mobile data spee...

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