Nokia Lumia 520 8GB SIM-Free Windows Smartphone - Black
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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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Style: UK SIM Free | Colour: Black
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nokia Lumia 520 handset
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Top customer reviews
First, it looks smart enough to grace any high-flying businessman's pocket. With smartphones now taking some really crazy screen-to-body ratios, Nokia has kept a level head and simply produced the best looking smartphone. It's 4 inch screen is the perfect size, enough said. It's resolution, about 230dpi, is also just perfect (without going high-res mad). There's a very good level of detail in pictures and it's general display of text and logos, and very good is all I desire.
Second, the Windows OS is really user-friendly, feels slick, and gives good advice while using it to help conserve battery or protect privacy etc. It always tells you when it might send data to Microsoft or Nokia, so you can change the option if you wish, thus making it very transparent. In 'Settings', the options are fairly extensive but it's really simple to understand what you're doing or changing and it's not difficult to change back.
Thirdly, the app choice in the Windows Store is better in my opinion than Android and iOS. There's a super selection of apps in all categories you can think of. Don't think that the Windows Store on here is limited - it's huge - and many apps have thousands of ratings and swiping the screen lets you see the reviews for it, screenshots etc.
Fourthly, I really like the 'desktop' or Start 'menu'. Basically, you can 'pin' an app to the Start screen and then choose what size you want it as - a big rectangle, square, or small square. It's just so simple to change it's size and customise the apps' location on the screen, that's why I really love it. Also, swipe the screen to the left to access all your apps in a list. Much much better than having several pages for my front screen like on my old HTC Sensation.
Fifth, thank you Windows and Nokia for providing with my Lumia 520, a fantastic looking and functioning Sat-Nav with Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive. OK, so on here, you can download maps for ANY country in the world, for free. Then you can track your location anywhere on it with it's GPS. The Nokia Drive is essentially the 'Sat-Nav' which operates better than my TomTom and you can search for a place as your destination, then simply press 'Start Navigation' and off you go. Sat-nav is totally free for driving (3D) and walking (2D) for any route inside the UK, and no data connection needed for it at all unless you want traffic updates etc. Shows your speed, the speed limit, names of street etc. etc. Has it all.
So here we are, a smartphone that looks smart and remembers it's a phone. Thank you Nokia, you're still the best in my eyes.