Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia

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Design
8.1
Features
7.9
Performance
8.1
Votes:
1609

Also available as Nokia Lumia 521 RM-917 for T-Mobile

Network Technology GSM / HSPA
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100 - RM-914
  HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-915
  HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-917
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps
GPRS Class B
EDGE Up to 236.8 kbps
Launch Announced 2013, February
Status Available. Released 2013, April
Body Dimensions 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm, 75.7 cc (4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 in)
Weight 124 g (4.37 oz)
SIM Micro-SIM
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.0 inches (~59.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
Platform OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8, upgradeable to v8.1
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8227
CPU Dual-core 1 GHz
GPU Adreno 305
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 8 GB, 512 MB RAM
Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1936 pixels, autofocus, check quality
Features 1/4'' sensor size, geo-tagging
Video 720p@30fps, check quality
Secondary No
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE/ apt-X after WP8 Denim update
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Radio FM Radio
USB microUSB v2.0
Features Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
 - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
- MP4/H.264/WMV player
- OneDrive (15 GB cloud storage)
- Document viewer
- Video/photo editor
Battery   Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery (BL-5J)
Stand-by Up to 360 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 14 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 9 h 40 min (3G)
Music play Up to 61 h
Misc Colors Yellow, red, cyan, white/black
SAR US 0.77 W/kg (head)    
SAR EU 1.09 W/kg (head)    
Price group
Tests Display Contrast ratio: 834:1 (nominal) / 1.161:1 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 68dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 66dB
Audio quality Noise -82.3dB / Crosstalk -81.8dB
Battery life

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Nokia Lumia 520 - user opinions and reviews

  • Bianca

I'm having an issue with the music player on this phone, which takes over when the music is playing, meening that the calls, alarm, notifications become silent. I lost a lot of calls that way, because they only show up on the screen and the sound is ...

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  • 2015-01-28 16:53
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  • Anonymous

horrible choice for me. No cell service at home and can't forward calls to the house like my simple to use old phone. Personalizing screen does not work. Battery always going dead.

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  • 2015-01-28 13:43
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  • Michael

Impossible to use, especially after few months. Windows 8.1 update created even more issues. Obviously 8.1 does not run well on low end hardware. I regret updating it because now there is almost no way to go back to 8.0 Microsoft: Plea...

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  • 2015-01-28 05:58
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