Nokia Lumia 520 Review-Advantages And Disadvantages

Nokia Lumia 520 is the most affordable Windows smartphone available in the market right now. It has 1GHz dual core processor and runs on latest iteration of Windows mobile OS Windows Phone 8.  Good touch screen and Nokia own apps makes this device one of the best deal to get it. The Nokia Lumia 520 latest price in India is Rs.8500.

The Nokia Lumia 520 has 4 inch TFT capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 800X480 pixels and pixel density of 235 ppi. The touchscreen works even if you operate through key chain or finger nail. The screen produces good viewing angles and has scratch resistant glass. Nokia Lumia 520 is powered 1GHz dual core Krait processor with 512MB of RAM and adreno 305 GPU.

Nokia Lumia 520 Smartphone

The internal storage capacity of Lumia 520 is 8GB. The memory can be further added upto 64GB through microSD card. The connectivity features includes GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and USB. The device has 5MP primary camera for taking the snaps or recording videos. Nokia Lumia 520 camera is not as good as Lumia 720 but it does decent job for the price. The device is fuelled by Li-ion 1430 mAh battery which provides a power backup of 14 hours of talk time.

Nokia Lumia 520 Disadvantages

  • There is no front facing camera and LED flash for the primary camera
  • Some of the popular apps are not available on Windows platform.
  • No USB tethering is possible
  • The call quality is not that great.

Nokia Lumia 520 Specification

  • 1GHz Dual Core Processor with Adreno 305 GPU and 512MB of RAM.
  • 5MP autofocus primary rear camera
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 8GB Internal storage.
  • Expandable storage upto 64GB via microSD card.
  • Li-ion 1430 mAh battery
  • 4 inch IPS capacitive touch screen with WVGA resolution and 233 ppi pixel density.

Nokia Lumia 520 Tips and Tricks

Taking screen shot on Lumia 520: Taking a screen shot or print screen on Nokia Lumia 52o is very easy. Just press and hold power button and Windows button. You will hear a shutter sound for the confirmation. The screen shot will be saved in the gallery.

Read: How to take screenshot on Nokia Lumia Smartphone.

Nokia Lumia 520 as modem: The current stream of Android devices can be used as modem using the USB tethering or WiFi hotspot features. But Windows platforms do not support USB tethering. So to share data connection of Lumia 520 with PC, you can use Internet sharing feature. This feature enables the Lumia 520 as WiFi Hotspot.

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1 comment… add one
  • Gwada CmmC Maximum Dec 10, 2014, 8:30 am

    Nokia Lumia 520 is the best cellphone I salute. Buy it and enjoy that windows 8

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