The Nokia Lumia 520 is a smartphone with a 4.0 inch touchscreen that runs the Windows Phone 8 operating system, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.0 GHz dual-core processor. It has 512 MiB of RAM and 8 GiB storage space, a 5 MP main camera. Let’s take a look at it.

The Lumia 520 is the simplest and cheapest Windows Phone 8 smartphone on the market today, but as we will see, it is not as limited as you would expect.

Figure 1 shows the box of the Nokia Lumia 520.

Nokia Lumia 520Figure 1: box

Inside the box, besides the smartphone, we found a wall charger, USB cable, earphones, and user manual.

Nokia Lumia 520Figure 2: accessories

Figure 3 reveals the Nokia Lumia 520. There are no physical buttons on the front, and there is no front camera. There are only the three Windows Phone touchbuttons at the lower part of the screen.

Nokia Lumia 520Figure 3: the Nokia Lumia 520


Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.