The Nokia Lumia 520 which was revealed during MWC 2013 is now available in the U.S. for $224.99. This is for the unlocked version which means you can use any SIM you want with the device. This entry-level smartphone that runs on Windows Phone 8 was released just two days ago over at Europe for 199 Euros and is now available in the U.S. through Expansys.
If you are looking for a device to test out the Windows Phone 8 ecosystem then you might want to get the Nokia Lumia 520. Expansys is carrying this device and offering it in black, yellow, cyan, red, and white colour options.
Nokia Lumia 520 Technical Specifications
- System: Windows Phone 8
- Processor: 1 GHz / Dual Core / Snapdragon™ S4
- Memory: Internal: 8 GB / RAM: 512 MB / Slot type: microSD / Max. slot capacity: 64 GB
- Display: 4.0″ / IPS / Resolution: 800×480 pixels / 235 PPI
- Camera: 5 Mpixels / Auto focus, aperture f/2.4, 28 mm focal length / Video: 720p
- Network: 3G: 900/2100 MHz / GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- Wireless: Bluetooth: 3.0 / Wifi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Connection: Jack 3.5 mm / micro USB
- GPS: aGPS
- Sensors: Accelerometer
- HERE Drive, HERE Maps, HERE Transit, Nokia Mix Radio
- Battery: 1430mAh
- Battery life: Standby time: 360 h / Talk time: 9.6 h
- Weight: 124 g
- Dimensions: 119.9 x 64 x9.9 mm
The Nokia Lumia 520 is the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device so far. Despite its low price it appears that it has a slight advantage in specifications over the Nokia Lumia 620. The 520 is a millimeter thinner than the 620 and has a larger 1,430mAh battery capacity.
As far as its exterior goes it is made completely of plastic. While it can’t match the plastics of the premium Lumia device in no way does it feel cheap at all. It’s actually pretty solid when you hold it which is usually the case for Nokia devices.
One thing we don’t like about this model though is the 3G bands that it supports. The 900 and 2100 3G bands that this model supports may not let you connect to a 3G connection anywhere.