Nokia Lumia 520

price N/A | launch Apr, 2013

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 9 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Excellent build quality, with a soft, matte-finish
  • Curved back makes it easy to grip
  • Decent display, with good resolution, viewing angles, and under sun legibility
  • Slick Windows Phone UI
  • Smooth performance
  • Excellent set of pre-loaded apps (HERE Drive+, HERE Maps and Nokia Music)
  • Good loudspeaker, and audio quality
  • Decent call quality
  • Decent battery life

What We Didn't

  • Average camera
  • Windows Store lags far behind Android and iOS in quality and quantity of 3rd party apps

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Operating System
Smartphone OSWindows Phone 8
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4 inches
Screen Resolution480x800 pixels (~ 233 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • Scratch Resistant
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
Processor/RAM
Processor1 GHz, Dual Core
RAM512 MB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes
Battery
Battery Capacity1430 mAh
Battery Standby360 hrs
Battery Talktime14.80 hrs
Dimensions
Weight124 gm
Thickness9.9 mm
Camera
Camera5.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
HD Video RecordingYes
Other Camera Features
  • Touch Focus
  • 1/4'' Sensor Size
  • F/2.4 Aperture
  • Cinemagraph Lens
  • Bing Vision
  • Smart Shoot Lens
  • Panorama Lens
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
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App StoreWindows Marketplace
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Support (for Corporate Email)
  • Data Encryption
  • Browser integrated anti-phishing
  • Enterprise/General Security features (Remote device locking, Remote wipe of user data, etc)
  • XBox-Live Hub
  • SkyDrive (7 GB Storage)
  • OneNote
  • Wallet
  • Family Room
  • Kid's Corner
  • Lost Mobile Tracker
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average brand rating
3.00/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Average
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys
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