Nokia Lumia 520

The Nokia Lumia 520 is the most affordable Windows Phone 8 handset from the Nokia, even below the 620. However, the Lumia 520 is actually slightly better than the 620, at least on paper. It has a 4″ IPS LCD screen of WVGA resolution (up from 3.8″ WVGA for the 620). The screen image quality, however, is worse than that of the 620, especially in terms of viewing angles.

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The Lumia 520 is also thinner than the 620, it’s the same thickness as the 820. The curved back helps mask some of the thickness. Speaking of the back, it features exchangeable covers, but there’s no wireless charging option.

Inside Nokia lumia 520 a 1,430mAh capacity battery, which isn’t all that much, The internal memory¬† is 8GB by default, but you can put in a microSD card up to 64GB.

The camera specs are pretty good too – you get a 5MP camera with 720p video recording. The front-facing camera from the Lumia 620 has been dropped, but other than that you get the same camera experience (with all the Lens except Glam Me) for less money.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is powered by a dual-core Krait processor at 1GHz, but it only has 512MB of RAM to work with (not 1GB like the higher-end models do). You shouldn’t have compatibility issues with the 130K apps in the Windows Phone Store, at least not for now. There’s no telling what will happen in a year though, 512MB might prove to be as limiting then as 256MB is now.

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