I don't think "entry level" smartphones make much sense. If people are too poor to buy a midrange smartphone with a contract, for sure they are too poor to afford paying for apps, and I even doubt they have a car or that they travel to far places where they might need the navigation. And to be honest, how many times in life you bought something "cheap" that was worth the money? What Nokia does, is just selling disposable phones. At 512 MB of Ram they will be usable for maximum a year. Add into the equation the "other" problem of the WP8(MS is too busy with WP9 to work on it), and you'll have an unusable phone within a month.
-hackman-, 16 Apr 2013For me its no bcoz it has 512 mb ram.....some apps wont work... :(It alright, dont worry because there is no apps to be installed
very nice handset is dificult but nfc add that like very super handsett...................................
i read some of the dumb comments here, dat a chinese entry level vid dual core processor witn the same price is good or lg is good or etc etc..... This time nokia has really nailed the android to the ground, u get a 4” screen a set of nice custome apps , a budget windows phone with superior quality. For this price its a steal , i m planning to buy eos when it arrives in india , but god knows if i really wanna njoi windows fr sometime myt buy this masterpiece..... Its really gud that if u exclude mmx , lava and carbon no other company gives a decent package at that price and after sales service of nokia is best. . Good comeback nokia u won a foe like me......cheers
Hey tel me abt camera of this phn. Does night mode work good... Is this 'ok' without led flash?
John, 17 Apr 2013"In this price range, you can't get a perfectly smooth Android smartphone" Uh, at... moreYou can't get a smooth Android phone yet. Even the Nexus 4 lags. The OS isn't optimized like WP8 or iOS.
Anonymous, 17 Apr 2013Who where's gloves using a cell phone? People in cold places, obviously
"In this price range, you can't get a perfectly smooth Android smartphone"
Uh, at what price range can you get a perfectly smooth Android smartphone?
ian, 17 Apr 2013To android fanboys, what android phone in these price range that will give you a Dual core and... moremy android phone starmobile astra is around 7000php (170$) only, it is dual core and has both front and back camera, though it is not krait, but still it is fluid enough for an entry level phone, and as a bonus, it is dual sim and has a built in tv functionality.
It even beats s3 in some benchmark,its a bonus, and before you compare that the other is better than this, compare the PRICE, not compared compare a $200 phone to $300 phone
To android fanboys, what android phone in these price range that will give you a Dual core and a 5MP with those camera features.
Doea Lumia 520 comes with dolby headfone enhancement out of the box. And is there an option to download a file manager from the windows store... Pliz reply...
Bought it a couple of days ago for INR 10,300. Amazing phone for its price.
Only issue I ran into is that some mp4 videos (with SD resolution and relatively low bitrate) are playing with an occasional stutter, but others with 720p resolution and much higher bitrate are playing smoothly. Anybody else experiencing this issue?
Anonymous, 16 Apr 2013LG L7 II is far better than this...Better at lagging and more bugs.
The alternatives listed by GSMArena are either "non-existent" or costs way more than the Lumia 520 (at least for Singapore that is). Even the Xperia J (my current phone) costs a good S$50 more