Nokia Lumia 520 Hands-On

Aaron Baker
member from Dallas, TX
Published: February 24, 2013

Along with the Lumia 720, Aaron gets some time with the Nokia Lumia 520, a low-end Windows Phone that still packs some solid specifications for a low price of €99.  The Lumia 520 offers a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel camera (though it's lacking a front-facing shooter), and Windows Phone 8.  Much like the other Lumia devices, it comes in a range of colors.

From Nokia's press website:

The Nokia Lumia 520 is Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone, delivering experiences normally only found in high-end smartphones, such as the same digital camera lenses found on the flagship Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Music for free music out of the box and even offline, and the HERE location suite. A four-inch super sensitive touchscreen makes for a more responsive and immersive content experience than can usually be found at this price.

The Nokia Lumia 520 comes in five colors, with an estimated starting price of EUR 139, before taxes and subsidies. Roll-out is planned to begin in Q1 2013 in Hong Kong and Vietnam, before expanding broadly in Q2 to markets in Europe, Asia - including China and India - Latin America and Africa. The Nokia Lumia 520 is also planned to roll out in the United States with T-Mobile.

In addition to the global launch, the Lumia 520 will be coming to T-Mobile in the coming months as the Nokia Lumia 521.  We'll have full review coverage when we get it in the office, so be sure to stay tuned!

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