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Nokia Lumia 520 review | Phone Features

Published on: Wednesday, July 10th 2013                   Written by: Ralf Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Nokia Lumia 520 audio

Nokia Lumia 520 audio

Nokia Lumia 520 speakers

The Nokia Lumia 520’s speaker quality is fine, it produces clear sound and certainly the high tones sound very good, and the volume range is more than sufficient. A small error in the phone’s design with regards to the speaker is worth mentioning. Just like in the Lumia 620, the Nokia Lumia 520’s speaker is misplaced so that when you hold the smartphone, your hand covers the speaker. This makes the sound distorted and partially muffled. When the phone is lying down, this is not a problem.

Nokia Lumia 520 touchscreen

Nokia Lumia 520 touchscreen

4.0-inch WVGA display

The Nokia Lumia 520 has a 4” screen and has WVGA resolution (800 x 480), with a pixel density of 235ppi. The screen is fairly clear and the colors are displayed well. The disadvantage of the Lumia 520’s screen is that the colors are distorted when you look at the screen from an angle. Also, with bright sun it is difficult to see what is on the screen. The advantage of this screen is the touch screen technology with high sensitivity, so that you can also operate the Nokia Lumia 520 with gloves on.

 

Nokia Lumia 520 processor

Nokia Lumia 520 processor

Speed of the Nokia Lumia 520

The Lumia 520 has a Snapdragon S4 1.0 GHz Dual-core processor with 512 MB RAM memory, which makes the Nokia smartphone very fast for a phone in this segment. Leafing through the menus and opening the apps is very fluid with only rare hitches. In terms of speed, this Lumia smartphone fits the bill. Of course we cannot compare the processor to that of a high-end smartphone, but in this segment there are few other phones with a better/faster processor.

Nokia Lumia 520 battery

Nokia Lumia 520 battery

Stand-by time of the Lumia 520

The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with a BL-5J battery with a capacity of 1430 mAh. It is a reasonable battery, as with heavy usage, Lumia 520’s battery will last at least one day. With average use and as long as you do not watch too many videos or play too many games, the Nokia smartphone’s battery can also last for two days without having to charge it. In order to achieve a longer stand-by time, it is recommended to turn off the Bluetooth and WiFi functions – when you do not need to use it, of course.

 
 
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