Also launched at the Mobile World Congress alongside a range of Nokia devices is the Lumia 520. The cheapest Windows Phone 8 running device at the moment, it is equipped with a 4 inch WVGA display.
The Lumia 520 has a 9.9mm thick profile and is fairly light at just 124 grams. We definitely liked how the handset felt and the buttons have a reassuring feel to them. You get a volume rocker, power key and camera button on the right hand side of the handset.
Powered by a 1Ghz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor there is 512 MB of RAM onboard. Users also get 4GB of storage which can be expanded via the microSD card slot.
The inbuilt battery is rated for 9.6 hours of talktime and 360 hours of standby. The battery capacity is 1430 mAh.
Connectivity options on the phone include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS.
The Lumia 520 will retail in a range of colors including red, yellow, cyan, white and black. The pricing is set at Eur 139 before any rebates and taxes and the first markets for the phone will be Hong Kong and Vietnam. Users in India and China should expect the handset sometime in Q2 2013 alongside markets such as Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.