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Nokia Lumia 520 Deals
The incredible Nokia Lumia 520 is in stock and ready to be purchased on a range of pay monthly deals to suit your needs. Dubbed by Nokia as “the more fun smartphone” the Lumia 520 takes fantastic photos and can enhance them even further with Nokia's fantastic camera apps.
This Lumia has possible one of the most super-sensitive touchscreen around and can even be used when wearing gloves or with long nails. The Windows 8 operating system brings a tiled effect to the homescreen meaning you can organise things better than ever before. Use the Lumia to discover new music with free offline Nokia Music playlists with Mix Radio as well as offline navigation making this phone the perfect companion for a day out.
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If you always wanted a fully loaded smartphone but your pockets won’t allow it, take a look at the Nokia Lumia 520 as it’s pegged as one of the most affordable smartphones in the market with an impressive feature set and great styling and design. Rest assured, you will not only enjoy using the phone but also flaunting it to everyone around you.
Design and Display
The Lumia 520 comes with a 4 inch 480 x 800 resolution screen. The screen itself is an IPS LCD with super sensitive touch response. The fact that it’s a fun phone can be seen from the range of colours it is available in. You can throw out the boring blacks and whites for a zingy red or bright yellow or a mellow cyan if that’s what makes you click. Like all Lumia phones, the 520 also follows similar design aesthetics where the phone is encased in the almost velvety plastic body covering it from the back and sides. The overall feel of the Lumia 520 makes it look well cocooned and sturdy. Its length and width is 119.9 x 64mm and manages to stay at 9.9 mm in depth.
The phone is lightweight and easy to carry around at a measly 124 grams. Since the screen is relatively smaller in comparison to its big brothers, the Lumia 520 fits snugly into your hands and is very easy to use with just one hand and mostly your thumb alone. Given its proportions, 233 pixels per inch on the screen look good and there is no pixelated graphics to speak of. Button placement is refined on the Lumia 520 as everything you need is on the right side itself. It leaves the phone looking minimalistic, especially the back panel which looks neat with just the Nokia logo and camera.
The dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 512MB RAM is more than enough for the 520 to run apps smoothly and Windows 8 works like a charm on the device. With no apparent lag time and zippy performance throughout, the Lumia 520 will especially interest the younger generation as it has good amount of power to get things done quickly. Storage is probably the winner on the Lumia 520 with internal storage of 8GB that can be enhanced to 64GB through the micro SD card slot.
Unlike most touchscreens that work on finger input alone, the Lumia 520 can work well with long nails, pen nibs and what not. Just make sure you don’t scratch the screen in your eagerness to check what works and what does not. This is a great feature for those on the move. While it might appeal to the young, the 520 comes packed with great productivity apps including the Microsoft office suite for all business requirements and online storage of 7GB through SkyDrive for keeping all your data together in one place for easy and quick remote access whenever required.
With DirectX 11 and Xbox Live Hub, all your gaming needs will be satisfied by the Lumia 520. With FM Radio and a plethora of audio and video formats that the device can playback for you, it is more than just a conventional mobile device with great media hub functionalities. Windows 8 is known for its fantastic features and the Lumia 520 contains all those including Internet Explorer 10 for quick browsing and Live Tiles for customizing your experience on the phone with real time updates on information that matters to you right at the convenience of your fingertips.
Since the model is an entry level smartphone the camera on the Lumia 520 works well at 5 megapixels. Features like touch focus, manual and auto exposure, white balance and many more make it a very useful device for the casual enthusiast. Unfortunately this entry level phone does not have a front camera and the absence of flash makes low light shots look grainy and dark. So no selfies for you on this one but you can be adventurous and stretch your hands a little snap some great poses through the rear camera.
Battery and Connections
The battery on the Lumia 520 can be removed if you want to swap it. The device is adequately juiced up with a 1430 mAh battery that can last long enough for all your basic needs. With a talk time of 9.7 hours on 3G and 16 days of standby time you can sleep easy with the 520. With great music functionalities, you would be happy to know that the device can stay alive to playback songs for a staggering 52 hours. Connectivity options on the Lumia 520 are basic but include everything you might need ranging from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, headphone jack and micro USB connector. If fun is what you are looking for and want a solid device with loads of features, consider the Lumia 520. It will not disappoint.
Hands on Review of the Lumia 520
Height: 119.9 mm Width: 64 mm Thickness2: 9.9 mm Weight: 124 g Volume: 75.7 cm³
Display size: 4 ” Display resolution: WVGA (800 x 480) Display features: Brightness control, Orientation sensor, Ambient light sensor, Lumia Color profile Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M) Aspect ratio: 15:9 Pixel density: 235 ppi Display technology: IPS LCD Display height: 86 mm Display width: 52 mm Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch
Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
Operating keys: Volume keys, Camera key, Power/Lock key
SIM card type: Micro SIM Dual SIM: No Charging connectors: Micro-USB AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector System connectors: Micro-USB-B USB: USB 2.0 Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 + LE
Battery: BL-5J Battery capacity: 1430 mAh
RAM: 512 MB Mass memory: 8 GB Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Processor
Primary camera sensor size: 5 MP Camera Focus Type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key
720p (HD, 1280 x 720) 30 fps
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Nokia Lumia 520, High Efficiency Charger AC-20, Nokia Battery BL-5J 1430mAh, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-189CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide