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Nokia Lumia 520

Updated on June 5, 2013

Nokia Lumia 520

The Nokia Lumia 520 with a highly sensitive touch interface.
The Nokia Lumia 520 with a highly sensitive touch interface.

Nokia Lumia 520

The Nokia Lumia 520
The Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520 Specifications at a Glance:

Some of the main highlights of the Nokia Lumia 520 (though if you read on you'll find out that there are alot more features packed into it) are as follows:

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4

Main camera: 5 MP

Display size: 4 Inches

Music playback time: 61h

Touch screen technology: Super-sensitive touch

Nokia Lumia 520

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The Nokia Lumia 520 Dimensions
The Nokia Lumia 520 Dimensions
The Nokia Lumia 520 Dimensions

Physical Features:


The Nokia Lumia 520 is sleek and extremely thin with a height of 119.9 mm, width of 64 mm and a thickness of just 9.9 mm.
Let's not forget to mention that it is nice and light to hold at a weight of just 124 g.


The screen size of the Lumia 520 is at 4 inches that fits perfectly into your palm and is great for one hand use.
It has a WVGA 800 x 480 pixel, 24 bit, 16M color display with an aspect ratio of 15:9 and a pixel density of 235 ppi (pixels per inch). In simply terms and in short, it's simply amazing!

User Interface:

The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a super sensitive touch that can be used not only with your finger tips, but even your nails, gloves or anything!


The Nokia Lumia 520 is a single SIM smartphone that requires a micro SIM card. It has high speed data connections, 3G (HSDPA and HSUPA).

Details regarding the frequency and speeds are given below.

Nokia Lumia 520 Data Connection Details

1800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz
900 MHz, 2100 MHz
Speeds: DL
EGPRS 236.8 kbps
HSDPA - 21.1 Mbps
EGPRS 236.8 kbps
HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps


Processor name:

The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with the amazing Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4.

Processor type:

Dual-core 1 GHz


The Qualcomm Snapdragon processor has a unique asynchronous technology that allows the two cores to power up and down independently when required, which leads to the maximum performance of each core whilst at the same time having minimum battery consumption.

Nokia Lumia 520 Battery

Battery Model
Battery capacity:
1430 mAh
Battery voltage:
3.7 V


The Nokia Lumia 520 has a removable battery, but no wireless charging unlike the Lumia 920.

Amazing battery life as you can see from the figures given below, beats Android Smartphones any day.

  • Maximum 2G talk time: 14.8 h
  • Maximum 3G standby time:360 h
  • Maximum 3G talk time: 9.6 h
  • Maximum cellular network browsing time: 6.7 h
  • Music playback time: 61 h
  • Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 6.2 h

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The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a high speed WiFi connection (WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n), WiFi hotspot connection with up to 8 WiFi enabled devices and various WiFi security modes (WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA, WPA-Personal, WEP, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA)


The Nokia Lumia 520 use the A-GPS and Glonass location technologies along with apps like HERE Drive, HERE Maps, HERE Transit.


The Lumia 520 comes with a Bluetooth version 3 which is compatible with all phones unlike the previous Windows Phones.

Audio and USB:

USB 2.0 connectivity and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Nokia Lumia 520 Camera Features:

Scene modes:
Automatic, Night Portrait, Sports, Night, Close-up, Backlight
White balance modes:
Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic
Light sensitivity:
ISO 100, ISO 800, Automatic, ISO 200, ISO 400
Digital camera add-ons:
Cinemagraph lens, Smart Shoot lens, Panorama lens, Bing vision



The Nokia Lumia 520 has a 5MP main camera with auto focus, but no flash.

It has a digital zoom of 4x, a focal length of 28mm and a minimum focus range of 10 cm.

Images are saved in the JPEG or Exif formats.


The Nokia Lumia 520 has a video capturing resolution of 720p i.e 1280 x 720 HD, a video capturing frame rate of 30 fps, a zooming ability of 4x and a playback frame rate of 30 fps.

It also has a continuous auto focus for video capturing.

Nokia Lumia 520 Video Features:

Video playback codecs:
VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4
Video playback file formats:
MP4, ASF, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV
Video recording formats:
Video white balance modes:
Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight

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Inbuilt Storage:

The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with an internal mass storage of 8 GB, free cloud storage of 7 GB using Windows SkyDrive cloud storage.

External Storage:

Storage can also be externally extended using a MicroSD memory card. The maximum capacity supported by the Nokia Lumia 520 is up to 64 GB.


The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with 512 MB of RAM which combined with the dual core Snapdragon processor is guaranteed to give you endless hour of smooth lag free gaming, browsing and multi-tasking usage.


Nokia not only produces the best in quality devices, but also sees that our environment is not harmed, by producing eco friendly devices made free of PVC and nickel.

It contains recycled materials and is 100% recoverable as materials and energy.

The automatic screen brightness feature, battery saver and an energy efficient charger adds to it's eco friendly ways.

Additional Features:

Game features: DirectX 11, XBox-Live Hub

Software release: Windows 8

Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Mac and Windows 8 companion app.

Apps: Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet (allows you to make payments using your phone), Family Room, Kid's Corner.

Email protocols: SMTP, IMAP4, POP3.

Security features: Lost device tracking, Browser integrated anti phishing.

Data encryption: User data encryption.

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