Despite being revealed way back in 2013, the Lumia 520 is still able to survive in the highly competitive smartphone market. All the credits go to its great look and extremely cheap price tag. In this Nokia Lumia 520 latest review, you will find all the detailed features of the device, along with its issues. Take a look at it.
Nokia Lumia 520 Latest Review: Design
Most of the budget friendly smartphones tend to struggle with the design and build quality. However, the thing is quite different in the Lumia 520. Yes, it has a plastic back cover. But its back plate covers the whole device, except the display, which, in turn, provides it with a unibody look. Its matte, textured finish looks pretty cool. And it feels really comfortable to hold. As a result, it gets a great feedback in our Nokia Lumia 520 latest review.
Nokia Lumia 520 Latest Review: Display
Having a 4-inch display, the Lumia 520 is relatively more compact than the larger smartphones. Its viewing angles are good. And it makes everything look pretty decent. However, it has some issues. For example, it has a reddish tint, which results in an average color accuracy. Moreover, it has no reflection battling layer. As a result, you will face a huge problem using the display on the sunlight.
Nokia Lumia 520 Latest Review: Camera
The Lumia 520 comes with a 5-MP rear shooter. Its performance in the good lighting condition is really good. The captured images look much sharper than the ones caught by the shooters of the other cheap smartphones. Its focus is also reasonably fast. But it has several issues. First, it doesn’t have any flash. Second, its performance in the low light condition is really awful. Third, sometimes, photos tend to become grainy even in the good light condition. And there is no secondary camera. So, you cannot capture selfies.
Nokia Lumia 520 Latest Review: Hardware and Performance
Being an older device, the Lumia 520 has been equipped with the outdated hardware, including Qualcomm MSM8227 processor, 1 GB RAM and Adreno 305 GPU. However, its performance dealing with the typical tasks, including online surfing, checking emails and watching YouTube videos, is really great. You will not experience sudden slowdowns like you have experienced with the other cheap smartphones. More specifically, it is one of the best performing cheap smartphones on the market. As a result, it gets a positive feedback from us in our Lumia 520 latest review.
Nokia Lumia 520 Latest Review: Battery
The 1,430 mAh battery might sound really weak in terms of capacity. However, in reality, it can perform really well. It can last a day with moderate usage. As a result, the battery gets a positive feedback in our Lumia 520 latest review. The reason behind the performance is the absence of NFC and other sensors, which would have definitely consumed more charge if they were included.
Nokia Lumia 520 Latest Review: The Verdict
Yes, there are several issues with the display and the camera. And it doesn’t have any secondary camera. But it is a device with an eye catching look and a decent battery performance. More importantly, it is now available at only $63.99. Considering this fact, it is a phone with an excellent value.
This is the end of our Nokia Lumia 520 latest review. Keep in touch with us to find more reviews on the budget friendly Lumia smartphones.