Budget phones are witnessing good sales, according to analysts. Here is the specs and price review of the Nokia Lumia 520 for those who are considering buying the device before the holiday season.
Design and Display:
The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a 4 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering a 480 x 800 pixel resolution and 233 ppi pixel density. The screen comes with scratch-resistant glass. The phone has 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm dimensions and weighs 124 grams.
Hardware and Operating System:
The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a 1 GHz dual core processor and Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset. It comes with 8 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
The phone runs on the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 operating system, which can be upgraded to the Amber version. The phone has 512 MB of RAM. The sensors on the phone include accelerometer and proximity.
The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with features like "Super- sensitive screen," according to the company the screen on the device allows users to use the device while wearing gloves. The touch screen on the phone is sensitive enough to allow this.
The Nokia Mix Radio allows users to choose from over 150 mixes or users can also generate their own playlist. The feature is available for free and users can also listen to their mixes even when offline.
The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a 5 MP camera; it does not have a secondary camera. The camera has auto focus and allows users to shoot both images as well as videos. The camera on the phone has a digital lens, which is exclusive to Nokia. The Smart shoot feature on the phone allows users to take multiple photos with a single click.
The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery, which allows users a talk time of up to about 9 hours and 40 minutes on 3G or music play of about 61 hours.
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Price in Australia:
The Nokia Lumia 520 is priced at around AU $189.95 in Australia.
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