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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 Name: UK SIM Free | Colour Name: Black

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Style: UK SIM Free | Colour: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 64 x 6.4 x 119.9 cm ; 122 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
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  • Item model number: A00010451
  • ASIN: B00BM24PMY
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Feb. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (861 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,551 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Style Name:UK SIM Free  |  Colour Name:Black

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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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Style: UK SIM FreeColour: Black Verified Purchase
I've been using this device for a week. amazing smartphone!
here are all the pros:
- I love windows 8 os: smooth, brilliant, no lags at all, customizable. (I own an ipad 3 so i know what i'm talking about);
- app store: all the most important apps are there and run without problems. besides, lot of very usefull free apps. yes, it's true, there are not 700k apps like iphone but i found everything I need. maybe those people who play a lot on their smartphone will be a bit disappointed though.
- call quality: very clean sound
- screen: not a gorilla glass, but very good even under direct sun light (i compared it to a nexus 4 and my lumia won hands down)
- maps: u never get lost and very quick to find your location;
camera: 5mp (no flash nor front camera). good quality pics. maybe without the wow factor but, hey, u pay just over 100 quid for this!
- micro SD: up to 32gb;
- emails: way better than the iOS one: multi-selection available; u can also attach several pics just ticking them from your album instead of adding them one by one;
- size: 4" screen is the perfect size to me: handling it is very easy and u can reach every corner of the screen with 1 thumb;
- weight: just perfect!
- overall build quality: 9/10;

- battery: this is quite bad. as soon as u talk on skype or active gps, battery percentage drops! hope it gets better after a few charging cycles;
- heat: lumia 520 tends to get hot pretty easily when really under stress, especially during a long video skype call. during normal usage no problem at all though;

summary: for £120 you can't ask for anything else. at this price range there is no android which can compete. you've got everything you need: whatsapp, viber, fb, skype..
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Style: UK SIM FreeColour: Yellow
**NOTE** The phone uses a "Micro Sim" so if you have a standard sim you can get it cut down or exchanged for a newer one

I bought one of these for my girlfriend as a present, but spent a few days using the phone because I actually like it quite a lot.
Windows 8 works far better for touch devices like this than desktop/laptops, so don't let that put you off at all

I picked up the yellow back one on at a shop and the salesman tried to convince me not to buy a Windows 8 phone, and that I was better off with Android. It didn't matter a lot to me Android and Windows both have good and bad points.

Bottom line for me...I wanted a reasonable cost phone with no contract and which offered her the ability to do multiple tasks on the phone (ie facebook, check email, do some browsing, connect to the home wifi internet etc)
I did try the Sony Xperia E handset in the shop (around the same price) but the phone felt quite slow and laggy, and the screen was nowhere near the Lumia 520's quality, smaller and lower resolution.

This phone has surprised and surpassed my expectations for what you get, quite a lot at a very decent/modest price.
I'll list my good and bad points now.

+ Stunning value. I couldn't find anything else on the market at this price from a "respectable maker" that compete with the Lumia 520 overall
+ Build is good, I have no complaints on this front
+ I find the screen very decent for a budget 4" smartphone, resolution isn't as good as some top end phones (obviously) but very clear and clean around 233 pixels per inch , good contrast and sharp.
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Style: UK SIM FreeColour: Black Verified Purchase
I wanted to hate this product. I really did.

I hate Microstoft with a passion, and hate Nokia ever since I spent £600 on an N97 in 2008.

However, my iPhone 4s screen broke for the past 2 years, and I bought this phone to last a week while my screen was being replaced.

I was expecting to tolerate this crap phone, and have to comprimise on buying a bottom of the barrel phone. Imagine my surprsie then, despite the learning curve, within a day I actually started preferring it to iphone! It just felt more....natural... Like moving from motoralla or old nokia to iphone.

This £100 phone is to Apple, what a £1000 iPhone was to Nokia in 2007.

I had iphone 4 before that, an iPad, and a Mac enjoying the benefits of facetime, I thought I was an APple convert.

Im a techhie so it was easy to setup multiple inboxes, configure my start screen, sync all my google contacts within minutes. It can take a few days to get used to (tips back moves back, even between apps. Hold down back to switch apps, hold down an app to bring up a menu, move it around pin to taskbar etc, hold down the windows button for voice recognition).

Within minutes I downloaded gmaps (google maps), Spotify, Skype, viber, amazon, ebay, trainline, whats app etc. A couple of ommissions included citymapper, but that will come in time. It also doesnt have a front camera, as I can tell. But its lighter than an iphone 4 and faster than an iphone 5.

For an early implementation, this is incredible.

-Apple were the underdog in 2007. Today, thats Nokia.
-Apple had a limited market share and platform in 2007 Today, thats Nokia.
-In 2007 APples phones cost 3x the most expensive Nokias.

2 major advantages over iOS.
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Style Name: UK SIM Free | Colour Name: Black