Nokia Lumia 520
Released back in 2013, the Nokia Lumia 520 was the best-selling Windows Phone to date. Indeed, a third of all Windows purchases in 2013 were the Nokia 520. Offering a taste of Windows Phone and superb design at a wallet-friendly price, it easy to see why the cellphone received such a warm welcome.
The Lumia 520 has a 4inch screen complete with Nokia’s receptive SuperSensitive technology and a respectable pixel density of 720p, which is superior to some of Nokia’s more high-end cellphones. The phone itself sports a similar design to other phones in the Lumia series as it has a black front-facing panel with three touch-capacitive buttons and a changeable back panel. In addition to black and white, the Nokia 520 is available in yellow, cyan and red, if you fancy something more colorful.
In recent years, Nokia have made notable improvements to their cellphone camera technology and it’s great to see that some of the tech featured in their high-end cellphones has trickled down into this budget cellphone. On the back of the cellphone there is a 5MP camera which is equipped with Nokia’s latest suite of digital lenses. Some of the new camera features include Cinemagraph and Smart Shoot. Cinemagraph brings your photos to life by adding localized animation and Smart Shoot takes a series of photos, allowing you to merge them into a final product which captures everyone’s best smile.
The Windows Phone OS also has a number of benefits which make it stand out from the crowd. To begin with, the homescreen is made up of LiveTiles. These are squares of various sizes which can be attributed to apps, contacts, documents and more. The Nokia Lumia 520’s software package also includes the mobile edition of the Microsoft Office and HERE Drive, Nokia’s comprehensive navigation program. Like other Nokia phones, the 520 also comes with Nokia Mix Radio. Nokia Mix Radio allows users to access more than 150 music mixes with constant, ad-free streaming. In addition, you can even access playlist and favorite mixes offline. This makes it a worthy rival of premium music applications.