Feature Rich mid-range phones with an affordability criteria and quality do not usually gel well together, unless it is a Nokia. The Lumia 520 is a great device for mid range smart phone fans. Body and Display:
The dimensions of the phone are 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm. It weighs about 124 grams. The phone has a IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours. Capacitive touch screens work by recognizing the electrical properties of the human body instead of pressure. But capacitive touch screens are more sensitive than resistive touch screens.
The screen size is 4.0 inches with approximately 233 ppi pixel density. The screen resolution of the phone is 480 x 800 pixels. The touchscreen is protected by scratch-resistant glass.Memory:
The phone has a microSD card slot. The external memory can be extended up to 64 GB. The internal memory of the phone is also good with 8 GB. The phone has a Random Access Memory of 512 MB. Connectivity:
Nokia Lumia 520 utilizes both EDGE and GPRS technologies in order to connect to cellular networks. Wi-Fi is also available. It has the facility of Bluetooth connection and micro USB which help to connect with other hardware devices directly or indirectly. NFC is not available. Camera:
This phone has a 5 megapixel primary camera. The resolution of the camera is 2592?1936 pixels. The features of the camera include autofocus, LED Flash, geo-tagging, 1/4'' sensor size etc. There is no secondary camera. Features: OS:
OS is an infrastructure operating component of a smartphone. It is the vital component of a smartphone as it controls all the basic operations of a smartphone. This phone comes with Microsoft Windows Phone 8. This OS is upgradable to WP8 Amber.CPU, GPU and Chipset:
This phone uses a dual core CPU which is clocked at 1GHz. The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. The GPU of the phone is Adreno 305. A GPU is an important part of the chipset and GPUs play an important role where mobile gaming is concerned. The phone uses a Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset.Sensors, Radio, GPS and Java:
The phone has sensors like Accelerometer, proximity, etc. GPS is also available with A-GPS Support and GLONASS. Global Positioning System is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. There is an FM Radio in this phone but Java feature is not available.Key Features:
The model is available in diferent colours - Yellow, red, cyan, white/black. It supports micro-SIM card. The key features of the phone include SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player, MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player, 7GB free SkyDrive storage, Document viewer, Video/photo editor, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input etc.Battery:
The phone is powered by a standard Li-Ion 1430 mAh battery battery. The stand-by time is up to 360 hours and the talk time is up to 14 hours.