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Nokia Lumia 520 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Nokia Lumia 520 - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Nokia Lumia 520 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Nokia Lumia 520 is a 2013 smartphone. It measures 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm and weighs 124 g. It has a IPS LCD display measuring 4" inches. The resolution is 480 x 800 and 233 ppi pixel density.

There is front camera with 0 MP. The main camera is Single with 5 MP.

It runs on Dual-core 1.0 GHz CPU with 8 GB, 512 MB RAM memory. The battery is 1430 mAh.

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Nokia Lumia 520 specs

General specs

Brand and model Nokia Lumia 520
Release date 2013, February
Dimensions 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm (4.72 x 2.52 x 0.39 in)
Weight 124 g (4.37 oz)
Body build Plastic body
Colors Yellow, red, cyan, white/black
Battery 1430 mAh,  Removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Stand by time- Up to 360 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 14 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 9 h 40 min (3G)
Music play - Up to 61 h
Approximate price70 EUR

Screen

Technology IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 4" inc
Screen area 45.5 cm2
Screen format 5:3 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio59.3%
Screen resolution 480 x 800 px
PPI /points per inch/ 233 PPI
Screen protection Scratch-resistant glass

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 5 MP, Single
Camera specs
-5 MP, f/2.4, 28mm (wide), 1/4'', AF
Video 720p@30fps
Front camera, selfie 0 MP,
Specifications

Performance

Operating system OS Microsoft Windows Phone 8, upgradable to 8.1
Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8227
Processor CPU
- Dual-core 1.0 GHz
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 305
External memory microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal memory 8 GB, 512 MB RAM
Antutu 7 score7177 (Rank 1894 of 2084)
GeekBench 4 Single Core292 (Rank 958 of 987)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core550 (Rank 957 of 984)

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Micro-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps
GPRS Class B
Edge Up to 236.8 kbps
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE/ aptX after WP8 Denim update
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.77 W/kg (head)    
SAR EU - 1.09 W/kg (head)    

Music and Audio

Radio FM Radio
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, proximity
- Versions: Nokia Lumia 521 RM-917 (T-Mobile)

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Nokia Lumia 520 was around 70 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2013, February.
The weight of the Nokia Lumia 520 is 124 g.
The screen size of the Nokia Lumia 520 is 4" inches.
The size of the Nokia Lumia 520 is 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
No, it does not support fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports Google gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.