Nokia is coming up with Lumia 520, a new entry level Windows Phone 8 device which will cost around $180 without taxes. The new level phone is far away from the flagship of Lumia 820 and 920 and is specially designated to grab US market. The new Lumia 520 is for sure for the US market as it is ranging in Q2 and affiliated with T-mobile.
In Lumia 520, Nokia has added few perks for the budget buyers. It has added navigation software, HERE mapping, Mix radio with free streaming music, Cinemagraph animated GIF creator and digital lenses camera filters.Nokia’s touch screen is glove friendly thus it means that Lumia 520 can be easily poked with the glove or fingernail. And also this device is for budget conscious people, thus this is available in 4 inches display, rather than huge displays available in high end Lumias. Lumia 520 is also have lacking is wireless charging, NFC and 4G network. Also, the device won’t be able to avail the Nokia’s City lens app as it does not contain on board compass.
Lumia 520 is the least premium in the available range and is lacking in fancy touches, layered color on color casing, which was available in Lumia 620. However this does not portray that Lumia 520 is an unattractive device. In my point of view, Lumia 520 is cheap and cheerful and it fairly steeply curve side gives it more appealing look than rest of available range.
Lumia 520 is having plastic unibody design with matte finish. This provides lighter feel to the users. Thickness of this new device is 1 cm. Yellow, white and red Lumia 520 colors are available in swappable shells which are sold separately. Black is the best and standard retail option.
The display screen is having resolution of 800X480, aka resolution which was also the part of Windows phone 7. 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon chip is installed under the hood of Lumia 520, making it more compatible with Lumia 620. UI embedded in device gives it fast and responsive feel.
Five megapixel lens is installed at the back of the device which supports 720 p HD video recording. However, Lumia 520’s camera is unbranded and thus users must generate their expectations accordingly. In addition, the camera offers smart shoot feature along with the capability of capturing wide angle shots, yet there is no front facing lens.
Windows Phone 8 is offering attractive OS at affordable price point. conversely at this price range Android devices are least powerful.
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