Nokia Lumia 520 Red

What you need to know

  • Touchscreen that responds to fingernails or gloves
  • Live Tiles powered by Windows Phone 8
  • Stream songs for free with Nokia Music
  • Preloaded with useful location apps
  • Powered by Windows Phone 8
  • This is a 3G phone. See 4G phones
  • Eco rating: 4.1/5

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Nokia Lumia 520

Use your touch screen without taking off your gloves

Thanks to Nokia's new Super Sensitive Touch™ technology, the Nokia Lumia 520 has touchscreen that responds to your fingernail or glove. No more fuss - type accurately and quickly, however long your nails are. And get into your apps on the go, without having to take off your gloves.

Have some fun with your images

It can sometimes be difficult to take a picture where everyone looks their best – even with a great camera. But Nokia Smart Shoot takes several shots with a single click, allowing you to pick the best bits and combine them to make the best picture. You can even hide elements that you don't want. The Lumia 520 also comes with digital lenses built in – a Nokia exclusive that is bound to impress. Once you've got the perfect shot, blend your photos with animation with Cinemagraph. Select areas of your picture to easily animate into a Cinemagraph – don't worry, assistance appears on your screen to make sure you get it right. Then all you have to do is share with your friends.

Listen to loads of songs, for free

No need to sign up or subscribe - Nokia Music lets you stream music for free. Check out the hundreds of playlists put together by their own music experts or pick your favourite artists and create your own mixes. And you don't even have to be on the network - download your favourite playlists and listen to them offline. Nokia Music makes it easy to share your new favourite track with friends on your favourite social networks, by text or in an email. Now it's easy to listen to your favourite songs wherever you go. So fill your day with music.

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Stay up-to-date on the go

The Nokia Lumia 520 is powered by Windows Phone 8. With Live Tiles you're kept constantly informed in real time on your home screen. Resize the tiles to make it personal to you. It also comes preloaded with amazing location apps like HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE Transit to help you discover the most exciting places and experiences around, while getting you there in the fastest time possible - no matter which mode of transport you use. If you're driving, HERE Drive (UK & Ireland) gives you turn by turn directions. And if you need to get across town on public transport, HERE Transit plots your quickest route, including departure times and walking distances.


Overall Specification

Talk Time
Up to 9.6 hrs (3G)
Standby Time
Up to 15 days
119.9mm x 64.0mm x 9.9mm
Screen Size
Internal Phone Memory
512MB RAM, 8GB Mass Memory
External Storage
Micro SD support up to 64GB | 7GB free cloud storage with Microsoft SkyDrive
Operating System
Windows Phone 8
Email Capability
Email clients - Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook Mobile, Gmail, Office 365, Nokia Mail, Windows Live / Hotmail /, MS Exchange Active Sync | Email protocols - SMTP, IMAP4, POP3
Business Recommended


5MP Camera, Auto focus, Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Auto and manual exposure, Auto and manual white balance, Active Toolbar, Full screen viewfinder, Geotagging, Automatic photo upload to web services, Full resolution photo and video upload
Video Capture
720p (HD, 1280 x 720), Video zoom, Continuous autofocus
Media Player
Nokia Music, Nokia Mix Radio


Data Connectivity
Band Type
GSM 1800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz | WCDMA 900 MHz, 2100 MHz
Bluetooth 3.0
Stereo Bluetooth
WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
SAR rating
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