Nokia Lumia 520

(2 customer reviews)


Experience the advanced features of the Nokia Lumia 520, an affordable and reliable smartphone with great performance and a host of features.


As smartphones have become a necessity in this day and age, there is an enormous range of devices available in the market. Choosing the right one can be confusing, but Nokia has created many exceptional phones, including the Lumia 520. It stands as an excellent budget mobile phone with impressive features.

The Lumia 520 is a smart, trendy, and lightweight phone. It has a 4-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display, which provides a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, making it suitable for browsing, playing games, and watching videos. It comes with an intuitive and easy-to-use Windows Phone 8 operating system that offers a fluid user experience.

This device features a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM, which allows apps to load smoothly and ensures swift navigation through the phone’s menus. It has 8GB of storage, which you can expand by up to 64GB if you use a microSD card. Plus, Microsoft provides 7 GB of free cloud storage through the OneDrive app, so you can keep all your photos, videos, documents, and files safe and secure.

The Lumia 520 comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera capable of recording 720p HD videos. It also has Lumia Camera, which allows you to capture high-quality, vivid images. The camera app offers an array of features, including panorama, action shot, and burst mode. You can get creative with your photos by using Nokia’s Cinemagraph app, which lets you create GIFs, and the Smart Shoot app, which allows you to remove unwanted objects from your images.

Furthermore, the Lumia 520 offers an impressive battery life, thanks to its 1430 mAh battery. It can last up to 360 hours on standby mode, or up to 9.6 hours of talk time. It also has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and A-GPS capabilities, allowing you to stay connected and navigate with ease.

Overall, the Nokia Lumia 520 is a fantastic smartphone that suits anyone who wants to get a phone with exceptional features without breaking the bank. Its specifications may not be the best in the market, but its value for money is unbeatable.

Windows Mobile, 4″, 5 MP, 124g, N/A

Nokia Lumia 520 properties

Product nameLumia 520
SeriesNokia Lumia
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Release YearN/A
Senior PhoneNo
Positioning SystemA-GPS
Communication Standards3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Wi-FiWi-Fi 3 (802.11g), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
SAR-Value1.09 W/kg
Built-in CameraYes
Front CameraYes
Number of Back Cameras1
Number of Front Cameras1
Camera Resolution5.0 MP
Max Frames Per Second30 fps
Max Video Resolution720p
Max Aperture2.4
Processor Speed1.0 GHz
Processor CoresDual Core
System on Chip (SoC)Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Screen Size4.0 “
Pixel Density (PPI)233
Touch ScreenYes
Battery Capacity (mAh)1430 mAh
Exchangeable BatteryYes
Internal Memory Size8 GB
Memory Card ReaderYes
Height119.9 mm
Width64.0 mm
Depth9.9 mm
Weight124.0 g

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2 reviews for Nokia Lumia 520

  1. Pedro

    Nokia Lumia 520Win 8 a little complicated and not very intuitive to use e.g. when it comes to editing your own ringtones, connecting the phone with Inernet through various applications on Win 8 despite the fact that all phone settings and applications forbid it. The battery in normal use only holds 1 24 hours, with intensive use and use of the application, the battery sits down after a few hours of operation. Despite this, I recommend buying this lumi due to the price quality ratio and the possibility of using the huge number of applications available on Win 8 Phone.

  2. Book

    You can divorce a lot here, but in general. The system works smoothly, applications start quite quickly (or the animations mask this time well). Pictures at this price makes good. The screen is sensitive and precise. Unfortunately, there are still not many applications in the Microsoft store, which can be seen even after application for music. Unfortunately, the built-in one is sluggish and sometimes uncomfortable, and a reasonable replacement is completely missing to install. Not to mention the attempt to scrobble to A bad idea according to I was in Windows Phone 8.1 removing integration with Facebook chat. Despite the opinion that WP8 does not need how much RAM, 512 is a bit hardly visible, e.g. when we want to open several cards in Internet Explorer, several cards, a music application, and e.g. facebook chat. You just have to wait a little for each application until it restores operation (although nothing hangs!). Internet Explorer itself is ok. The average operating time of the device on one charge. There are a few shortcomings, but those related to the system itself – I have nothing to write down about – there are a lot of opinions on the net. For the price, smartphone – ok, but only ok.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the process for updating the software on my Nokia Lumia 520?

There are several ways to update the software on your Nokia Lumia 520. Here's how you can do it:
1. Over-the-Air (OTA) Update: Your device should receive notifications when a new software update is available. You will need an active internet connection and enough battery power to download the update. To install the update, follow the on-screen instructions.
2. PC Connection Update: Connect your Nokia Lumia 520 to a computer with the Zune software installed. The Zune software should automatically detect any available updates. If it doesn't, you can manually check for updates by clicking on the "Phone" tab and then selecting "Check for Phone Updates."
3. Nokia Software Recovery Tool: This tool allows you to download and install the latest firmware version for your device. To use it, visit the official Nokia website and search for your device model. Download the software recovery tool and follow the on-screen instructions.
4. Factory Reset and Restore: If none of the above methods work or if your device is experiencing severe issues, you may need to perform a factory reset and restore. This will erase all data on your device, so make sure to back up any important files before proceeding. To do this, go to "Settings," select "About" and then tap "Reset your phone."
Remember, always ensure that your device is fully charged or connected to a power source during the update process. Also, it's recommended to keep your device software up-to-date for optimal performance and security.

What kind of charger do I need for Nokia Lumia 520?

There is a huge range of chargers available to help you charge your mobile phone. It is also useful to know which is good and what type you should use if you want to charge your device. A good alternative charger may offer a higher charging speed and better connection quality.

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