The Nokia Lumia 520 is a low-cost, entry level Windows Phone introduced in late February 2013 at Mobile World Congress. A variant, the Lumia 521, was created for T-Mobile US.
The device features a modest 4-inch IPS display (800 x 480), 8 GB of internal storage, micro SD expansion, 512 MB of RAM, dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU and a 5 MP rear camera. Due to its low cost, the phone lacks a front facing camera and NFC.
In January 2014, the phone began receiving Windows Phone 8 Update 3 and the Lumia Black firmware.
The Lumia 525 was also introduced to limited markets, and it features 1 GB of RAM with the same specs as the Lumia 520.
Worldwide, it’s the most popular Windows Phone. The Lumia 520 is expected to receive Windows Phone 8.1 in mid-2014.
04 June 2013
Windows Phone Central's review of the the Lumia 520, the cheapest Nokia Windows Phone yet
The Lumia 520 is a well-priced Windows Phone for an entry-level model. The option itself provides consumers an affordable Windows Phone that doesn’t have a negative impact on the user experience...
26 December 2013
Did you a get a new Windows Phone in your stocking above the fireplace or in a box under the Christmas tree? If you did, odds are it might have been a Nokia Lumia 520. Why’s that? It’s only the most popular Windows Phone ever...
30 July 2013
Last week, AT&T also launched another Windows Phone, besides the much anticipated Lumia 1020—the Lumia 520. Sure, entry level devices aren’t nearly as exciting as technology busting ones, but the Lumia 520 is AT&T’s first GoPhone (month-to-month) and goes for $99 sans contract...
25 February 2014
GSMA today unveiled winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The ceremony itself was hosted by British actor and comedian James Corden. It's news to us all as Nokia came away with multiple awards...
20 February 2014
The Lumia 520 (and T-Mobile’s lesser known variant, the Lumia 521, in the US), was the sleeper hit of 2013 for Windows Phone 8. Announced nearly one year ago at Mobile World Congress, it seems apropos to see what it’s accomplished in that 12 months...
Correcting the record
01 February 2016
Last week's AdDuplex numbers caused a bit of a stir due to the interpretation of the Lumia 520 and its overall usage. Today, we're running a correction in a guest post by Alan Mendelevich, who is behind the AdDuplex company and those stats.