Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520 – 8GB

NINJA SCORE
78
Positive Reviews
$63.95
(as of 14-03-2019 22:39 UTC) Details
Recommended Retailer
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Pros

  • Neat design
  • Good construction
  • Good quality main camera
  • Decent performance for its price

Cons

  • No front-facing camera
  • No NFC or compass
  • Screen is reflective

Bottom Line

All in all despite the elimination of some more expensive components, the Lumia 520 still brings an enjoyable Windows mobile experience to budget buyers.


The Nokia Lumia 520 is a bestselling 2013 smartphone that received positive reviews for its neat design, good construction, expansive screen, good quality main camera, and excellent performance for its price. Unfortunately, it has no front-facing camera and LED flash, the screen is reflective and the battery life is quite short for a budget phone. All in all despite the elimination of some more expensive components, the Lumia 520 still brings an enjoyable Windows mobile experience to budget buyers.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 70
    PCMag October 16, 2013

    The pay-as-you-go Nokia Lumia 520 is a solid introductory smartphone on AT&T's Go Phone prepaid service, provided photography isn't a priority.

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  • 90
    TechRadar December 23, 2014

    The Lumia 520 looks good, it's got a decent screen, it rarely stutters or slows down, it's great for calls and messaging and might it just be the best entry level Windows Phone handset you can buy

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  • 79
    Engadget August 15, 2013

    This phone just can't hold its own against the Lumia 620, and we don't think the modest savings are worth it.

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  • 80
    TrustedReviews June 5, 2014

    The Nokia Lumia 520 cuts all the fat off Nokia’s more expensive Windows Phone 8 Lumia phones to bring the slick Windows experience to budget buyers. There are missing features, but most aren’t missed. This is a fab budget phone.

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Specifications

RAM
Operating System Microsoft Microsoft Windows Phone 8
Weight 0.26 lbs
Battery Life 10 hours
Connectivity 3G HSDPA+ | WiFi | GPS | Bluetooth 4.0 | microUSB 2.0 | 3.5mm audio jack
Internal Storage 8GB
Removable Memory MicroSD (Max 64GB)
Display Size 4-inch
Display Resolution 480 x 800
Display Type IPS
Display Technology In-plane switching
Rear Camera 5 MP
Graphics Qualcomm Adreno 305
Additional Features microSD card reader | Accelerometer | GPS | GLONASS | Light sensor | Proximity sensor | Active noise cancellation | Scratch-resistant glass
Dimension (LxWxH) 2.5 x 4.7 x 0.4
Warranty This cell phone may not include a US warranty

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