Nokia Lumia 520, the cheapest Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Nokia is already available in the country for Rs.10,500/-. And we came to know that the smartphone is doing well. So if you are in doubt if you should purchase it or not, then we might help you. In terms of specifications, the smartphone is a hit but do you know what it lacks? You probably don’t. So in this section, we’re going to discuss about the smartphone thoroughly. And then it is up to you to decide if you want to go for it or not.
First things first, what are the features and specifications of the smartphone? Let’s take a quick look.
The Windows Phone 8 OS based cheapest Lumia features a 4 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, which is extremely responsive even if used by fingernails or while gloves on. The display resolution of the screen is 480 X 800 Pixels WVGA (~233 ppi) with 24 bits colors. It also supports Java. It encompasses a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor with maximum clock speed at 1 GHz. It has a 512 of RAM, 8 GB internal storage capacity and a microSD card slot that supports up to 64 GB of expansion.
With a 5 Megapixel (~2592 x 1936 Pixels) autofocus rear camera the device can record HD videos of 720p at 30 frames per second. It comes with 4x Digital Zoom support. There is no limitation in terms of connectivity as it features 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with Nokia Maps, 3.5 mm audio jack, micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth etc. Measuring 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm dimension, the device weighs around 124 grams. There is a BL-5J 1430 mAh battery that empowers the device to run. The device can provide up to 9.6 hours of talk time and up to 360 hours of standby time.
Who shouldn’t go for it?
Having all that smart features and specifications, the smartphone just costs Rs.10,500/-, which is probably the best thing about this it. And another advantage of it is it runs on latest Windows Phone operating system of Microsoft. So the latest OS of Microsoft and Nokia’s robust engineering make the device an affordable power-packed package. The operating system Windows Phone 8 might be the latest one but less adopted. If you love to tinker with the OS of your smartphone, then you find the WP 8 OS rather disappointing as there is no way you can crack it.
If you are a Google fan then you’re not going to love it as the OS doesn’t have dedicated Gmail or YouTube apps. However, other Google apps are available but the mentioned ones are the significant ones. Now about the other apps, if you are a regular Instagram user then you’ll be disappointed to know that currently there is no dedicated app for it. The same thing happens in case of Flipboard app.
Other than that, the smartphone doesn’t have a front-facing camera, so those who make video callings/video chatting regularly find it sort of futile. Another thing that is certainly a matter of concern is lack of flash. So as you could have guessed, the camera of the Lumia 520 is incapable of capturing bright pictures in low light conditions. However, the flash is present in Lumia 720 but it costs much more than the Lumia 520.
Who should prefer it?
The Lumia 520 is great option for the people upgrading from their feature phone to Smartphone. As you can see, its specifications are quite powerful and it works seamlessly. The OS is rather good if the lack of dedicated apps is ignored. This well optimized operating system works really fine. It seems that the software of the smartphone could be upgraded to higher versions if any released. Like we said, it boasts a very sensitive touchscreen so it could be a best option if you’re planning to opt for a touch phone. It comes with a total of 5 swappable covers using which you can give your smartphone a new look daily.
So that’s what we think about the smartphone. If you think that there’s more to be added then do suggest us. You can leave your suggestions in the form of comments. Use the following comment box.
And after considering all the facts mentioned above, if you think that the smartphone is for you, then you can purchase it from any following e-retailers: