Nokia Lumia 520 - Know Specs, Read Review and Price in Pakistan

Nokia Lumia 520 Price in Pakistan

Update: 20 May, 2015
Rs. 10,350

Nokia Lumia 520 Review

Nokia continues its creation of funky looking colorful smart phones, with the latest addition of Nokia Lumia 520 in the family. For the past few months, Nokia has been seen trying real hard to get its Lumia series of phones in as many pockets as possible, in the same way Samsung has made a great strategy about its Galaxy series phones. And, it feels like that it sure is getting close to it. With Nokia Lumia 820 and Nokia Lumia 620 already in the market as trend setters, the addition of Lumia 520 is nothing to be surprised of.

Haves and Have-Nots

It is a medium cost cell phone, packed with average features. Nokia Lumia 520 lets everyone enjoy the luxuries of a smart phone. However, do not worry as very little compromise has been made on the quality or the features of this amazing cell phone. In fact, with all these great smart phone with a medium range price tag, Nokia Lumia 520 may not be successful in improving the declining image of Nokia mobiles throughout the world.

The Memory Status

Nokia Lumia 520 provides 8 GB of internal memory space. Is that a compromise? Not at all; there is plenty of room for all your pictures, downloads and other files and folders. Normally, a user can manage to store large data in this available memory space but if somebody feels the deficiency of space than there is a card slot which supports upto 64GB of microSD card.

A Better Touchscreen with Fluent Operations

The smart phone has an IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, which is four inches in size. Several phones are being introduced in the market which have larger than 4 inch of size, still this is an impressive size which is also easy to handle. Larger phones look better, but they need extra care for their fragile screens. You can’t just fling them in any pocket or bag. One of the biggest problems for a user of touchscreen cell phone, is to save the screen from scratches but the company has taken care of it by making this screen scratch resistant.

The Inbuilt Camera

The camera of Lumia 520 has a resolution 5 MP. Is this a compromise? Perhaps, to some extent; even though a resolution of 5 MP is good enough, but numerous other smart phones provide the users 8MP or 12MP cameras. Even then, your pictures wouldn’t come out bad, but you might desire for a higher resolution if you compare your smart phone with others. Moreover, there is no secondary front facing camera. This means you cannot enjoy video calls with your friends. Plus, taking self-portraits will not be as much fun as it is with a front facing camera.

The Hardware

Similarly, as far as the processing speed is concerned, for the price tag it comes with, it perfectly fits the bill. Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a Dual core processer, which runs at a speed of 1 GHz. This is the minimum speed at which low-end smart phones operate. The processor is further empowered with 512MB RAM to run Windows Mobile operating system.

The Bottom Line

Overall, Nokia Lumia 520 is a better smart phone with the luxury of Windows 8 operating system. The cell phone also looks classy and more expensive than its actually cost. You will have to compromise on a few things, but the whole deal is quite impressive.

Nokia Lumia 520 Specifications

Announced/Release Date

  • Announced 2013, February
  • Status Available. Released 2013, April

Internet Functions

  • Facebook Yes
  • Youtube Yes
  • Google Search Yes
  • Twitter Yes
  • Browser HTML5

Connectivity Features

  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Bluetooth Connection Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
  • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Class B
  • EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
  • WLAN For Connecting Internet Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) No
  • 3G (Speed) HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

Battery Type And Timing

  • Battery Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery (BL-5J)
  • Stand-by Time (Approx.) (2G) / 360 h (3G)
  • Talk Time (Approx.) 14 h 40 min (2G) / 9 h 40 min (3G)
  • Music Play Time 61 h

Hardware And Memory

  • OS (Operating System) Microsoft Windows Phone 8
  • CPU Capacity Dual-core 1 GHz
  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM8227
  • GPU For Graphics Adreno 305
  • Internal Memory 8 GB
  • External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB
  • RAM and ROM 512 MB RAM

Network Coverage And SIM Info

  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
  • 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 - RM-914 and HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-915 and HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-917
  • 4G Network No
  • SIM Type Micro-SIM

Body Structure And Style

  • Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Display Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
  • Body Weight 124 g (4.37 oz)
  • Body Dimensions 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm, 75.7 cc (4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 in)
  • Colors Yellow, red, cyan, white/black

Camera And Multimedia

  • Backside Camera (Primary) 5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels, autofocus
  • Frontside Camera (Secondary) No
  • Photo Editor Yes
  • Video Recording Quality Yes, 720p@30fps
  • Audio Player Support MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
  • Video Player (File Types) MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
  • Radio No
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Loudspeaker Yes

Business Features

  • Document Editor No
  • MS Word Support Yes

Nokia Lumia 520 Features

  • 4.0 Inches IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 124 g Weight
  • 8 GB storage with 512 MB RAM
  • microSD, up to 64 GB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus Rear Camera
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8
  • Dual-core 1 GHz Processor
  • Available in Yellow, red, cyan, white/black Colors
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player and MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Powered by Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery
  • Stand by up to 360 hours
  • Talk Time up to 9 h 40 min
  • Music Play up to 61 hours