The Nokia Lumia 520 is still one of the most popular mobile phone’s in 2013 and beyond. This must have been the best and most popular mid range phone to have been released by Nokia. One could say that the phone has an almost cult status and looking at the specs and talk one can see why this mobile phone will still be around 5 years from now. The Lumia range has been an excellent range designed by Nokia which has set a standard in new sleek designs by the phone maker. You can see the Nokia Lumia 520 manual here to see what it all offers.
Below is a review of this Nokia Lumia 520 phone and look at the specs on the side bar you don’t need to wonder why this has taken off so well in 2013 in spite of the mobile phone market being saturated with new models hitting the market.
The Nokia 520 covers most network in the 2G and 3G network. These are for 2G networks the mobile phone covers. All versions of the GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 band. As for the 3G network it covers the HSDPA 900, 2100 – RM-914 and also the HSDPA 850, 1900, 2100 – RM-915. There is also the 3G spectrum of HSDPA 850, 1700, 1900, 2100 – RM-917 which is covered. The Lumia 520 we released in April 2013 and I am certain it will still be very popular five years down the road. You can see how to setup the WiFi settings on the phone as well as here.
The Lumia 520 comes with all the normal sound abilities which the Lumia range is known for such as playing WAV ringtones. It also comes with the usual vibration mode ringing and also the facility to use any of your MP3′s as a ringtone for the phone. There is also a loudspeaker which is standard on all phones with an Micro SDcard slot for up to 64GB external storage for all the multimedia files.
The internal memory on the Lumia 520 is more than ample coming in at 500MB and with 8GB of internal storage. With the external card slot of 64GB there is more than enough space for all your multimedia files.
Yes the Lumia 520 also comes with GPRS and also EDGE connectivity with up to 236.8 kbps of bandwidth. and there is also There is also HSDPA at 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps. This is not as fast the the Nokia Lumia 1520 but still more than reasonable. There is also Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and also with Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Lumia 520 mobile phone a standard 5 MegaPixel camera with a resolution of 2592х1936 pixels. The camera can record video at 720p@30fps and the 1/4” sensor is more than capable of offering good video resolution.
There is no secondary camera in this phone and it comes with a standard flash which is still very good for photos and video recording. The phone comes with the usual geo-tagging if you are into Facebook.
The Lumia 520 uses the chipset from Qualcomm being the MSM8227 chipset and this is powered by a Dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon™ S4 processor. The GPU is the Adreno 3050 which is the GPU for the Lumia 520. The phone is rounded off with an accelerometer and proximity sensor. The mobile phone uses the well known and has become standard on Nokia phones being the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 which is upgradable to WP8 operating system.
The Lumia 520 phone also sports an FM radio and the standard ability to send multimedia messages which includes MMS and as always email from the 520. It also allows for Internet Messengers and there are a number of them around. There is also support for GPS and GLONASS. Note that this phone has no Java and only comes in Yellow, Red, Cyan and a combination of White/Black
The microphone is a noise cancelling microphone. There is an MP3 and WMA multimedia player, 7GB of free Skydrive storage facility, document viewer, Video and photo editor if you like making short home movies. Voice memo and dialing and predictive text input to round off a well balanced mobile phone.
Considering the specs as listed above for the Lumia 520 being an average memory size, large screen and above all a dual-core processor one might expect you would need to recharge this mobile phone daily.
The Lumia 520 has a Lithium Ion battery with 1430 mAh storage and this allows the mobile phone when not being used to last at least 15 days before it needs a re-charge. It can play MP3′s for about 61 hours and has about 14 hours of talk time. What comes with this phone. Well the Nokia Lumia 520 with a high efficiency charger and a Quick guide booklet.
If you want a mobile phone which will last you the next 5 years without the need for an upgrade then the Nokia 520 is a really good investment. It comes at a price that just about everyone can afford. You can find the user manual for the Nokia 520 here.