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Nokia Lumia 520

The Nokia Lumia 520 on Orange is Nokia's most desirable Windows Phone to date. It's colourful, good-looking and affordable, yet it boasts a range of features - like a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 4" LCD screen & the autofocus camera  - that has it punching well above its price tag. 

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Why we love it:

5 megapixel Camera

This 5 megapixel camera comes with some of Nokia's best photo editing software and functionality - including Smart Shoot, which snaps multiple photos over a few seconds, allowing you to mix and match the best facial expressions and remove photo bombs or background bloopers.

Fast and responsive to use

The sharp 4" LCD screen is super sensitive and is responsive to touch even when you're wearing gloves - and since the Windows Phone 8 operating system has been optimised for dual-core processors, the Lumia 520's 1GHz dual-core is tailored for smooth performance.

Changeable and stylish coloured backplates

You can easily keep this handset looking fab, as there is a whole range of brightly coloured back plates available, which definitely match the look of the vibrant Windows Phone 8 operating system. Plus, it's much easier to replace the back plate than the whole phone once it starts looking a bit scuffed around the edges.

Latest Windows Phone 8 operating system with Live Tiles

Running the latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows Phone 8 has a colourful and engaging interface with vibrant live tiles. It comes with an extra 7GB of free storage space on SkyDrive, so it's easy to back up your photos online. Intuitive, simple and attractive, this is perfect if you'd like something a little bit different!

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Size and Weight

  • Dimensions: 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm
  • Weight (grams): 124 g

Connectivity

  • 3G: Available
  • Bluetooth: 3.0 with A2DP
  • EDGE: Available
  • Email: Available
  • GPRS: Available
  • Instant messaging: Available
  • SMS: Threaded view
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band

Features

  • Document viewer: Available
  • Multi-touch input: Available
  • Personal Assistant (Voice Control): Available
  • Voice command: Available
  • Voice memo: Available

Camera

  • Autofocus: Available
  • Geo-tagging: Available
  • Primary Camera max. video resolution: VGA@30fps
  • Primary Camera resolution: 5 megapixels

Memory and Software

  • Internal memory: 8GB
  • Memory card slot: microSD up to 64GB
  • Operating System Version: Windows Phone 8
  • Processor: 1 GHz Dual-core

Display

  • Display Resolution: 480 x 800
  • Display Size: 4.0"
  • Display Type: IPS LCD

Music and Video

  • Headphone socket: 3.5mm jack

Battery

  • Max. stand-by: Up to 360 hours
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Our Review - Store-Orange Staff - 24 April 2013 - 10:50am

Excellent

With a resolution of 800 x 480 which puts it in line with the Lumia 820 (unbelievable, considering the price!), this touchscreen phone supports super-sensitive touch, so you don't even have to take your gloves off to use it. That's going to come in handy on cold days when you want to take a few snaps..

Speaking of, the Lumia 520's 5 megapixel camera with autofocus offers you decent quality pics and 7290p HD movie capture, alongside unique Nokia lenses, Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph technology. Not only will you be able to capture some great shots to upload to your Facebook or Twitter feed, with 8GB internal storage (expandable to 64GB with a microSD card), there's plenty of room to store albums worth of the stuff.

Unlike its bigger Lumia brothers, the backplate is made of a single piece of curved, removable plastic that feels great to hold and fits snugly in the palm. The advantage of this is that the battery is replaceable and phone covers are interchangeable, so you can swap different coloured backplates to keep your phone looking swish, or even use one with an NFC chip to make contactless payments.

The Lumia 520 also comes with the HERE suite on board, which is shorthand for Nokia’s maps and GPS navigation apps. These handy little numbers let you download maps for offline use, so you can ditch your dedicated SatNav and combine all that functionality into just one device. The operating system - Windows 8, of course - offers you the user-friendly interface of Live Tiles and a system that works just as well on budget phones as it does with more premium devices. Windows 8 phones are growing in popularity every day - and with the Orange Lumia 520, it's not hard to see why.

So if you're looking to make the leap to smartphone technology, or you'd like an updated device that looks stylish, performs well and doesn't break the bank - then the Orange Nokia Lumia 520 is the perfect number for you.

Design:Excellent
Features:Good
Usability:Outstanding
Performance:Good
Battery:Good

G Webb - Hunstanton - 25 July 2013 - 5:29pm

Excellent
What's great: Windows 8 is much easier than android and the phone itself is nice and solid
What's not: Haven't found any yet!
Comments: I got this phone because I wanted to try something different than android (my last one) but don't really like Apple stuff, for the price this phone is way better than I expected, a very nice Nokia which I've missed and after a little playing around I got it alls et up just how I wanted, can see my pics on the screen all the time and it tells me when I have emails and messages without flicking around. Love it!

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