Lumia 520 is affordable style - review

2013-06-10 10:20

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Cape Town – The Nokia Lumia 520 is a device that will suit anyone looking to buy a smartphone for the first time, but don't want to spend a lot of money.

It is an entry-level smartphone that operates with a micro-SIM, has a 10cm touch screen, 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, a micro-USB connector and it also makes use of a micro-SD card.

The phone has a battery life endurance of 49 hours but you can also save energy, by switching the battery save mode on, so that you don't have to charge your phone as often.

The Lumia 520, which was announced in February 2013, is a Windows 8 phone. It is smaller and lighter than its predecessors in the Lumia range and weighs 124g and is 64mm wide. 

It has a removable rear cover, which comes off easily, with replacements available in yellow, red, cyan, white and black.

The touch display is "super sensitive" which means you can even use it when wearing gloves or with your fingernails.

The phone has two main views, so that you can be up to date with what is going on and what's where. There is also live tiles which you can use for your favourite apps or bookmarks.

The tiles can be rearranged and resized according to your preference. The phone also has an apps menu where all your apps will be listed.

I liked the People Hub section of the phone because this is where you can manage all your contact info and stay in contact and up to date with family and friends. Within the People Hub section there is also a Family Room where you can invite your friends and family and share your calendar, photos and do group chats with them in one place.

The Nokia Lumia 520 doesn't have FM radio but there is Nokia Mix Radio that has free music. You can choose from over 150 mixes or generate your own playlists.

The phone also has social networks like WhatsApp, Viber, Tumblr and Skype.

The cost of the Nokia Lumia 520 is R1 899.

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