Know a friend or family member that needs an affordable smartphone on T-Mobile? You could recommend a Nokia Lumia 521. Better yet, you can buy it for them for the Holidays. Target is having Nokia’s best-selling Windows Phone 8 device in their stores next week for just $59.99. Let us remind you that’s the price without signing a two-year contract.
The deal is available from Sunday, December 15th until Saturday, December 21st. It is advertised in Target’s printed weekly ad, but we are not sure if this applies to the online store as well.
The Nokia Lumia 521 is a compact, budget-oriented Windows Phone 8 device that features a 4-inch IPS 800x480 super-sensitive touch display, 5-megapixel camera, dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and microSD card expansion. Sounds good, right?
Obviously, there will be sacrifices due to the low price. There is no front-facing camera to help out with selfies. It also lacks Clearblack screen polarizer, PureMotion technology and Gorilla Glass found on Nokia’s more expensive devices. The Lumia 521 also has 512MB RAM, meaning some apps requiring 1GB of RAM cannot be installed. For the price, most people won’t even care about these missing features. You can read more about the device in our Nokia Lumia 521 review.
The Nokia Lumia 521 works on T-Mobile’s network. If you’re an existing customer, just pop your SIM card inside and you’re good to go. New customers who don’t make too many phone calls can also use T-Mobile’s $30/month unlimited web and text with 100 minutes talk time.
The Lumia 521 also supports WiFi calling, but it still uses up minutes. It’s a new feature that allows calls to be made over Wi-Fi. It's nifty when you're in an area with weak network coverage but have access to a Wi-Fi network.
Are you taking advantage of this deal at Target next week? Let us know in the comments!