Nokia Lumia 520

Specifications
Nokia Lumia 520
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  • 4.0" 480x800 pixels
  • 5MP 720p
  • 512MB RAM MSM8227
  • 1430mAh Li-Ion
Released 2013, April 124g, 9.9mm thickness Microsoft Windows Phone 8, up to 8.1 8GB storage, microSDXC
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Versions: Nokia Lumia 521 RM-917 (T-Mobile)

Network
Technology GSM / HSPA
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100 - RM-914
  HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-915
  HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-917
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps
Launch
Announced 2013, February. Released 2013, April
Status Discontinued
Body
Dimensions 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm, 75.7 cc (4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 in)
Weight 124 g (4.37 oz)
Build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
SIM Micro-SIM
Display
Type IPS LCD
Size 4.0 inches, 45.5 cm2 (~59.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~233 ppi density)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
Platform
OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8, upgradable to 8.1
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8227
CPU Dual-core 1.0 GHz
GPU Adreno 305
Memory
Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 8GB 512MB RAM
Main Camera
Single 5 MP, f/2.4, 28mm (wide), 1/4.0", AF
Video 720p@30fps
Selfie Camera
  No
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE/ aptX after WP8 Denim update
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC No
Radio FM Radio
USB microUSB 2.0
Features
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Battery
Type Li-Ion 1430 mAh, removable (BL-5J)
Stand-by Up to 360 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 14 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 9 h 40 min (3G)
Music play Up to 61 h
Misc
Colors Yellow, red, cyan, white/black
SAR 0.77 W/kg (head)    
SAR EU 1.09 W/kg (head)    
Price About 70 EUR
Tests
Display Contrast ratio: 834:1 (nominal) / 1.161:1 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 68dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 66dB
Audio quality Noise -82.3dB / Crosstalk -81.8dB
Battery life Endurance rating 49h

User opinions and reviews

  • Lumia520

9 years later, I still love my Nokia Lumia 520. Not that I am using it as my regular phone, but every time I start it up, seeing the Nokia logo showing, it just bring me back to the good old days when Nokia was the best cell phone brand. Windows Phon...

  • John

The fact that this phone with just 512MB RAM can run silky smooth without any lag at all even when using multiple apps really showed just how efficient Windows Phone OS is. It's almost iOS-like performance.

2021: worth for camera and sending texts only. OS is dead. Screen is still new with all scratches I did. 6/10

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