At Mobile World Congress 2013, Nokia announced a new budget addition to their Lumia range of smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 520. At Comm-Tech we think the entire Nokia Lumia range is fantastic for business, so here’s our review of the newest and most inexpensive Lumia model.
The Nokia Lumia 520 resembles both the 920 and 720, with smaller dimensions. However, as one might expect from a phone at this price point, it features a removable cover and a flat screen rather than the sculpted one. Like the 620 and 820, different colour covers are available which can be switched around easily. It’s unpredictably thin and light, measuring just 9.9mm and weighing only 124g.
As well as the design, the specifications of the 520 are also very impressive. Like the rest of the Lumia range, the 520 runs on the latest Windows Phone 8 operating system, which syncs up perfectly with Microsoft Office desktop software.
It is cheaper than the Lumia 620 but shares many of the same components, running on a 1GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 305 GPU and 512MB. It also has the bonus of Nokia software too, including apps like Nokia Music, Cinemagraph and Creative Studio.
Many budget smartphones have limited storage, however the Lumia 520 has an impressive 8GB, as well as a microSD slot which allows cards up to 64GB. The 4in screen is relatively low-resolution at 480×800, but Nokia’s ClearBlack technology gives a fantastic display, and it also includes an IPS panel for great viewing angles. Like the Lumia 920 and 820, you can also use the super sensitive screen with gloves on.
The 520 also has a 5MP rear camera which can record video at up to 720p. Although it doesn’t have a front facing camera, for a budget smartphone this is not a surprise and certainly doesn’t detract from the other impressive features.
All in all, the 520 is a fantastic addition to the Lumia range, and available now from Comm-Tech Voice & Data – simply register your interest by calling our team on 01603 518 518. If you would like to learn more about how the Lumia range works seamlessly with Microsoft Office 365, click here.