Nokia Unveils the Cheapest Windows Phone 8 Yet the Lumia 520


Nokia knows what most people want: Windows Phone on the cheap. For the past few months, this is what they’ve been trying to do and that’s exactly what was done with the Lumia 620. A cheap smartphone and an OS which has virtually no lags is a killer combo.

The great news is that Nokia has taken that to even higher (or lower) levels with the Lumia 520. The new Windows Phone runs on the latest version and has a bigger 4 inch display compared to the 3.8 inch screen of the Lumia 620.

Here are the specifications of the phone:

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS
  • 4 inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels
  • Scratch-resistant and supersensitive display
  • 9.9mm thick
  • Weight: 124g
  • 1Ghz dual-core Snapdragon processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 5mp rear-facing camera with 720p video recording (no secondary camera)
  • Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0, GPS, Wifi
  • 1430 mAh battery
  • Available in White/Black, Cyan, Red and Yellow colours

What’s great about this phone is that it has got a lot of features from the high-end Lumia phones like the Lumia 920, such as super-sensitive display which is usable with gloves or nails too, Cinemagraph, Nokia Here, Nokia Music and more. It will be released in Q2 of 2013 for just about $183 or a bit more or less than Rs. 22K here in Pakistan.

Lumia 620 vs Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520Nokia Lumia 620
OSWindows Phone 8Windows Phone 8
Display size4 inch3.8 inch
Resolution and density480 x 800, 233ppi480 x 800, 246ppi
Super-sensitive displayYesNo
Processor1Ghz dual-core Snapdragon1Ghz dual-core Snapdragon
RAM and storage512MB, 8GB expandable512MB, 8GB expandable
Rear-facing camera5mp, 720p video5mp with LED Flash, 720p video
Front-facing cameraNoVGA
ConnectivityBluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi, GPSBluetooth 3.0, microUSB 2.0, Wifi, GPS, NFC
Battery1430 mAh1300 mAh
Price$183 or Rs. 20-22KAround Rs. 24K


I think that instead of high-end devices like the Lumia 920, low-end phones like the Lumia 620 and 520 might help Nokia regain its lost crown more.