Nokia lumia 520

     
It"s Nokia"s cheapest Windows Phone 8 device, takes the company"s latest range lớn five models, and borrows some of the style from its bigger siblings, but can the Lumia 520 compete with cheap Android? Unveiled alongside the Lumia 720 at smartphone World Congress, the 520 slots in at the entry-level with a few compromises along the way khổng lồ reach its sub-€150 unsubsidized price. Have the cut corners left the baby Lumia lacking? Read on for our review.

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Cheap doesn"t always mean cheerful, though nokia has some impressive khung in the segment: its track record in squeezing the best margins out of its production lines has resulted in surprising gems lượt thích the Lumia 620. For the Lumia 520, you get a Snapdragon S4 dualcore running at 1GHz and 512MB of RAM, just lượt thích the 720, as well as 8GB of onboard storage and a microSD thẻ slot to địa chỉ to it.


Connectivity omits LTE – something we can forgive given the price – và tops out at dualband HSDPA (up lớn 21.1Mbps down, 5.76Mbps up, network depending); there"s also WiFi b/g/n và Bluetooth 3.0. No NFC, though, which means no tap-to-pair with wireless speakers, and there"s unsurprisingly no wireless charging option either. Nokia tells us it expects people khổng lồ step up to the Lumia 720 if that"s something they"re keen on.


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As for video, that tops out at 720p HD, but the results aren"t too hot. Moving objects aren"t jerky but they vì chưng encounter some blur, while the audio unique is somewhat tinny.

A minor frustration was how the camera shortcut button works. As on all Windows Phones, holding down the dedicated key on the side of the Lumia 520 loads up the camera tiện ích – bypassing the lockscreen – but the budget nokia proved a little slower lớn be ready for a shot than its Lumia 720 sibling. We also had some issues with the physical alignment of the button when clipping the battery cover back on.

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Nokia rates the Lumia 520"s removable 1,430 mAh battery as good for up to lớn 9.6hrs of 3G talk time or 360hrs of standby; your calls will be clear và strong, too, with no issues in audio unique that we encountered.


In typical use, with a mixture of push-email, some nokia Music playback, mạng internet browsing, nokia Maps, và photography, the Lumia 520 comfortably made it through a full day và into a second before we needed khổng lồ reach for the charger.


Things are getting tight in Nokia"s Windows Phone line-up, with increasingly small differentiators between different models for different price points. Although that makes for potential confusion in the consumer marketplace, hãng nokia tells us it pays dividends for Lumia"s enterprise adoption: one of the goals of the 520, for instance, was lớn make a device for those on the factory floor that runs the same OS as management staff use on their Lumia 820 & 920 phones, but cheap và resilient enough khổng lồ survive the inevitable drops và scrapes of working life.


Does that mean the Lumia 520 isn"t intended for the rest of us? Some of the compromises – the absence of a front-facing camera, notably, and the mediocre hand-feel – vì chưng leave us leaning toward the Lumia 620. It may be slightly more expensive, but it looks và feels better, is more flexible, và while the screen is slightly smaller, it offers the same resolution along with the chất lượng improvements of Clear Black.

If low-cost is your guiding star, though, the Lumia 520 is impressive for the price, và the value-add of Nokia"s software và services isn"t lớn be sniffed at either.


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