Nokia has finally decided to put the Lumia 520 up for grabs in India, a couple of days earlier than it was expected to be available. The maker had recently unveiled the device in the subcontinent, which is supposed to go easy on the pocket, along with the slightly high-end 720.
Being the least expensive member of the freshly launched series, the phone shows off decent hardware components for its price range. Users will be able to make use of 8GB of onboard storage and can always explore expansion options up to 64GB through the provided microSD slot. In addition to this, 7GB of free SkyDrive cloud memory has been allocated to them.
A dual core Snapdragon processor brings in a speed of 1GHz and is in cahoots with 512MB of RAM to deliver towards performance. The Windows Phone 8 handset allows consumers to derive around 9.6 hours of 3G talk time or roughly 360 hours of standby, owing to a 1,430mAh battery hidden under the hood. Above all this, a 4-inch IPS touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels adorns the front panel of the device.
Capturing memories in the form of pictures and videos is made possible via a 5MP main camera with autofocus which sits pretty on the rear. Sadly, it seems to undertake the responsibility all on its own with no provision made for a secondary shooter. Almost as if to make up for the absence, the manufacturer has bundled the lone snapper with functions like Bing Vision, Panorama, Smart Shoot and Cinemagraph.
The Nokia Lumia 520 can be acquired for a sum of Rs. 10, 499 and the company has put forth a special offer for old as well as new Reliance Communications GSM subscribers. As per this scheme, buyers can avail of 1GB per month of 3G data and unlimited access to Facebook as well as WhatsApp for a period of two months. The device is also obtainable from online retailers like Flipkart and Infibeam.
Here are the specifications at a glance:
– CPU: 1GHz dual core Snapdragon S4
– OS: Windows Phone 8
– Storage: 8GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB
– RAM: 512MB
– Battery: 1,430mAh
– Display: 4-inch IPS
– Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels
– Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, aGPS
– Dimensions: 119.9mm x 64mm x 9.9mm
– Weight: 124 grams
– Colors: Black, cyan, yellow, magenta or white