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Nokia Lumia 520, 8Gb, Sim Free Windows Smartphone - White

by Nokia
145 customer reviews
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  • Super-sensitive screen that can be used even with gloves
  • Windows Phone 8 with Live Tiles - stay updated in real time right on your start screen
  • Exclusive digital lenses that add magic to your photos

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 12 cm ; 122 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
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  • Item model number: A00010492
  • ASIN: B00BM24PHY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Feb. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,305 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Size: 119.9 x 64 x 9.9mm

Nokia Lumia 520

The more fun smartphone

Smooth, stylish and smart, the new Lumia 520 is packed with great features it’s hard to live without. It comes in a range of switchable colour shells designed to suit you.
With the Lumia 520’s digital lenses and 5 mega pixel camera, you’ll find more ways to play with photos than ever before. Bring your pictures to life by adding animations with Cinemagraph. Use Smart Shoot to capture and create perfect shots of your friends, so they can always look their best. And enjoy it all on an impressive 4" screen.
The Lumia 520 also comes with amazing location apps like HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE Transit to help you discover the most exciting places and experiences around, no matter which mode of transport you use. Plus, its Snapdragon S4 processor and Windows Phone 8 operating system give you a faster and more responsive smartphone experience.

Exclusive digital lenses.

Add magic to your photos.

The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with digital lenses built in - exclusive to Nokia and guaranteed to wow your friends. Add motion to your images with Cinemagraph. Take multiple photos with a single click using Smart Shoot, so you can edit effortlessly to make the perfect shot. And with Panorama, you can get the whole picture.

Super-sensitive screen

Super-sensitive screen.

Keep the gloves on.

The 4-inch touchscreen on the Nokia Lumia 520 is so sensitive that you can even use it when wearing gloves or with your fingernails. So typing, chatting and surfing are easier and more convenient than ever.

Nokia Mix Radio.

The tunes you love, for free.

Nokia Mix Radio fills every moment of your day with free* music. Enjoy hundreds of playlists put together by our music experts or create your own mixes based on the artists you love. Best of all, you can take your favourite mixes offline and listen when you're not connected to a network. Share your favourite tracks with friends by posting links straight to your social networks, or by sending them in an email or via SMS.

* Streaming or downloading music over your mobile data connection may involve the transfer of large amounts of data so please check with your provider.


Free HERE Maps.

Destinations uncovered.

Discover hidden gems. Just type in your destination and HERE Maps will get you there quickly. If you’re driving, HERE Drive (UK & Ireland) gives you turn by turn directions. And if you need to get across town on public transport, HERE Transit plots your quickest route, including departure times and walking distances.

Live Tiles

Windows Phone 8.

See your world at a glance.

Once you’ve tried Live Tiles, you won’t know what you did without them. Live Tiles constantly update in real time on your start screen, to show you what’s new and what’s now. You can also personalise the content that matters to you by resizing the tiles. Windows Phone 8 also gives you 7GB of storage on Microsoft SkyDrive, so you can sync your phone and computer. And you can make your office mobile with pre-installed Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Box Contains

Nokia Lumia 520 handset
Nokia AC-20 High Efficiency Charger
Nokia BL-5J Battery
Nokia CA-189D Charging/Data Cable
Nokia WH-108 Stereo Headset
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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Sega MDJ on 30 Dec. 2013
I originally borrowed this phone for a weekend while my xperia z was in for repair, having owned a HTC windows 7 phone in the past I wasn't ex-static about using another windows phone but using the Nokia 520 for a weekend I couldn't be more wrong and realize now that all my wows about Microsoft and their win mobiles was solely down to what phone it's on, I'm a big fan of microsoft, their window 7 and 8 PC's are awesome.

This Nokia is the best phone I've used in a very long time, it also shows up my xperia z in many ways especially in speed and how well it flows through each screen which is annoying when you consider the power difference between the 2 sets, also this phone is very loud...again the nokia kills my Z in that department with a better speaker, the screen is brighter and very responsive, the camera is brilliant for which it records in 720p with no background hiss and minimal picture grain even in low light which again is more than I can say for my Z, you know the more I keep using the 520 the more annoyed i'm getting about paying all that money per month for my Z, I've had many android phones over the years but i have to say what I don't miss while using the windows phone is lagging screens when you flip from page to page, choppy chrome internet browser, apps that take ages to boot...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Reid on 23 Sept. 2013
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This is a brilliant budget phone from Nokia and Windows - Came within 2 days or placing the order and I am still finding out features it has!

I would recommend this to anyone who's looking for a nice new phone but not wanting to break the bank.

One thing - as it is meant to be a new phone, when I opened the box the phone already had fingerprints all over the screen where it has been picked up, thought that was a bit cheeky but it was brand new :)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Darren on 12 July 2013
I recently picked up two of these handsets for my mum and cousin, I was feeling generous but after having picked up a Samsung Ativ S and being impressed with the Windows Phone 8 interface and usability I thought that it would suit them. My mum was currently using an Android Acer Glow. It was a great handset with a nice display, okay camera and done all the things my mum expected. However it had limited space, the actual screen was very easy to scratch and after a year it looks like a 5 year old has been the careful owner.

Anyway Nokia have really pulled out a little beauty, the handset certainly feels solid, not cheap but well made with a more expensive feel than you would typically expect from a phone that is aimed at the budget market. I would say that the screen isn't amazing but it does a good job and reproduces colours well, again this is a minor complaint as it's a BUDGET phone. The handset has a couple of buttons these control the volume, power and camera.

If the phone is locked you can hold the camera button down to jump right to a shooting mode, this takes a few seconds to fire up but is responsive and in good light (no flash here) takes very good pictures with good balance and minimal blur or distortion, not having a flash does suck slightly but again BUDGET phone.

It's hard not to talk about the overall experience of using Windows Phone, some individuals will complain that there is a lack of apps but I have not certainly found this to be a problem and the apps which are preloaded by Nokia or Nokia exclusives are extremely well implemented. As you navigate around the phone it responds and animates in a fluid motion, swipes and taps are recognised immediately, none of the delay you might expect.
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110 of 120 people found the following review helpful By Luci C on 4 May 2013
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Getting bored of android and being one iPhone hater I decided to give WP8 a try.
The price was highy attractive and I was not expecting much .
However it was a pleasant surprise.
I got used quickly with the OS since I have Windows8 on my laptop and it is quite similar to that.
OS pros: smooth transition, quick response,best facebook integration imaginable
OS cons: lacks apps but the important ones and big names are there .. skype works (but be aware-no front camera).
You can drag and drop files to phone or just insert micro SD card and it will play all music straight away.
It is not the slimmest phone I have seen but who cares, it is perfectly comfortable in my pocket and in hand as well.The black version sticks better than the white one to your hand having some rubber coating.
Battery life - I charge it every 2 days , I am am medium user , some music on the way to work , some wifi at home, some skype , a couple of calls. I don't have any data plan activated on it.
If you are a heavy user you should consider switching location services off as they might eat a lot of battery.
Do not install battery savers,etc from the marketplace,Nokia Care does the job perfecly.
Screen is really good despite the low screen size and resolution , good , fast response of commands even with screen cover on and gloves on. It is readable in direct sunlight even with dark background windows setting.
Audio quality is getting really close to my iPod with my Beats Solo HD headphones ( you should replace the included headphones with some quality ones) it sounds loud trough the headphone output and loud enough trough the rear speaker.No equalizer!
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