Nokia Lumia 520 is a promising smartphone that has got a super-sensitive display screen running on Windows Phone 8 platform. The affordable pricing provides compelling evidence that having a powerful smartphone does not need the buyer to burn a hole in his/her pocket. With the great value for money the device offers, we surely expect it to give a tough competition to the other devices with Android Operating system in this range.
Nokia has introduced a successor to Lumia 520 dubbed as Lumia 525, which features more RAM (1 GB) and newer software firmware (Lumia Black).
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Fellow Flipkarters..!! nWhat I wanna say is that, I observed most of the reviews are not actually "reviews". Don't know why people write everything that comes to their mind. Art of reviewing or being a critic needs some skills to look into things profoundly. I here by wanna list some lines that fellow reviewers wrote in their reviews which were actually funny in a way. n# "There is no secondary camera in this phone" n- C'mon guys.. It's like you went to a bollywood movie and saying that Brad Pitt is missing in this movie. This is bottom version of windows8. n# "Pictures taken at low light are not crisp"n - It's clearly stated that there is no LED flash for camera. Still I donno which moron tries to take pics in dull light with this budget phone. n# "Temple Run doesn't work smooth"n - You are on city roads and you want to hit your top speed?? Get onto an highway bro.. Keep in mind that u paid only 10 grand (July2013)for this phone. nCriticism is not a Kids play. Better concentrate on defects in what you got rather than complaining what is missing. Or if you think that there is a better option than this phone within the price range, then name it and compare it.nThankYou. n................................... "UPDATE AFTER 1.5 YEARS USAGE" .......................................... nnBottom Line - Windows is Upgrading Day by Day nI have installed 8.1 (Developer's preview) and now I'm quite happy when I compare it with other android devices out there!.. Waiting for Win10 update...Yoohooo!nn> Notification bar and many other settings have been added and they are of great use.n> Phone till date never faced any lag while performing usual activities.n> There is not much of a heating problem. But I felt bit of a temperature while gaming with wifi ON. , but not at the level of complaining.n> Battery life is decent. With mobile data pack ON the whole time, It easily lasts for 6-8 hrs on moderate usage. nOn Cons side: n> The Facebook app on windows phone is dead slow while compared to android phone (I prefer FBing in Internet Explorer)n> Facing problems with proximity sensorn> Call gets stuck sometimes when I try to pick it(need to off the screen and ON it again)n> Voice reception is not great but OkOkn> In a long run, Windows feels boring.. It has just Apps.. No widgets/wide range themes and graphics. (It depends on personal preferences though) nnFALL from Moving Car Window: nNokia is just unbreakable. Hence prooved. Not even a scratch on the screen. Just the outer shell and battery came off. I put them back. TADAAAHH.. It's back to awesomeness.. Nokia is even a life saver.. don't believe in me?.. Just Google "Bulletproof Nokia lumia 520 save the life of a police officer".. and read the news.nnPS: I've dropped this mobile a minimum of 200+ times so far.. and almost all from the height of 4+ feet (from hand). They couldn't even leave a stray mark on it (screen). nnPSS: Before placing an order check its price. I've observed wide price fluctuations on flipkart ranging from 5999 to 8999 on same product.
Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone, I must tell you that I have been using lumia 520 for last 45 days. Phone is quite good in all aspects be it Call Quality, be it UI . Display is super good and touchscreen is awesome. People keep on complaining about apps, but trust me we have all the useful apps in Windows Phone which we need for daily use. Some are even better than Android. So these are the best parts of my review. By this time I am sure, you must have read the Review title atleast 2 times that why I don't recommend windows phone.nSo here it goes. lumia has 7.1 GB internal memory in which we can install apps. Mind that, we can install apps only in internal memory not on SD card. out of 7.1 GB, 4 GB is user accessible which is quite enough for installing apps. Assuming that an average app takes up 20 MB of space, we can install 200 apps. Even the most addicted phone users dont need that many apps , so memory is not a problem. But wait. when we see the breakup of the memory, it is divided into 4 sections.n1.Appsn2.Systemn3. Music ,Photos and alln4. Others.nnThe fourth section 'Others' is inaccessible by users and we cant delete anything in that. When you purchase a new phone , the size is around 50 MB. But as you keep on using it , its size will grow bigger and bigger. It is like the %temp% folder in our computer which keeps some random data. and is of no use to us. I will give an example how this memory gets consumed.nAssume you have 500 MB of memory left in your phone. You install an app of 30 MB. Remaining is 470 MB. But you will get only 465 MB. This extra 5 MB got consumed in Other section. Now you uninstall the app. You should get 495 MB. But you will get only 490 MB. So, there is effectively no change in the contents of phone because you installed and uninstalled an app and net is zero. But what we lost is 10 MB without any reason. This kind of memory consumption will happen every time whatever you do in your phone. SO , right now in my phone , the 'Other' section is consuming as much as 2.6 gb of space without any reason. and you can not delete it. Now if I watch any youtube video or anything which requires phone space, it says that your phone memory is low. And this consumption will keep on increasing. I checked Windows forum and hundreds of people are facing this problem. I will have to reset the phone if I want to delete that Others section. You will lose all data in your phone if you do that.nSo guys, initial experience is going to be awesome with windows phone , but trust me , after 50 -60 days , you will find yourself in the same situation as I am in right now.nRest is your choice.
|Launch Date||April 26, 2013 (Official)|
|Operating System||Windows Phone v8|
|SIM Slot(s)||Single SIM, GSM|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Micro|
|Network||3G: Available, 2G: Available|
|Colours||Black, Red, White, Yellow, Cyan|
|Screen Size||4 inches (10.16 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||480 x 800 pixels|
|Pixel Density||233 ppi|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Screen to Body Ratio||59.29 %|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227|
|Processor||Dual core, 1 GHz, Krait|
|Internal Memory||8 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Up to 64 GB|
|Resolution||5 MP Primary Camera|
|Image Resolution||2592 x 1944 Pixels|
|Settings||Exposure compensation, ISO control|
|Camera Features||4 x Digital Zoom, Touch to focus|
|Video Recording||1280x720 @ 30 fps|
|TalkTime||Up to 9.7 Hours(3G) / Up to 17.4 Hours(2G)|
|SIM Size||SIM1: Micro|
|Network Support||3G, 2G|
UMTS 2100 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
HSDPA 21.1 Mbit/s ↓, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ↑
|SAR Value||Head: 0.86 W/kg, Body: 0.88 W/kg|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|GPS||with A-GPS, Glonass|
|USB Connectivity||Mass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Other Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
4.5 inches vs 4 inches
Quad core 1.2 GHz vs Dual core 1.0 GHz
Higher battery capacity:
1830 mAH vs 1430 mAH
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|Nokia Lumia 520||Price in India|
|Nokia Lumia 520 (White) at Amazon||Rs. 11,289|
|Nokia Lumia 520 at Shopclues||Rs. 9,500|