Hey folks! Thanks for voting in the first and second rounds of this best budget smartphone of 2013 competition. You have chosen the winners from the first round and they have competed against each other in semi-finals from where you have again chosen two finalists. In the battle between Nokia Lumia 520 and Micromax Canvas Turbo, you have chosen the lone Windows Phone – Nokia Lumia 520. In another battle between the Gionee Elife E6 and Intex Aqua i7, you have chosen Gionee Elife E6. Now when Nokia Lumia 520 goes up against the Gionee Elife E6, what phone will you choose? Which of the two phones will win the best budget smartphone of the year award?
Nokia Camera, earlier known as the Nokia Pro Camera, is now available for all the Lumia devices such as – Lumia 520, Lumia 521, Lumia 620, Lumia 625, Lumia 720, Lumia 810, Lumia 820, and Lumia 822. Previously available only for the PureView devices like the Lumia 920/8/5, 1020 and the 1520, the full featured Nokia Camera app enabled complete control of exposure and other parameters like White Balance and focus. It was a step ahead of any other default camera app on other platforms and was the only app taking advantage of the huge 41 MP sensor on the Nokia Lumia 1020. It is now available for all the other Lumia devices, as promised, which means 95% of the Windows Phones in the market will have one of the best camera UIs around to take photos with.
The app is available in Beta and one can download it after signing up for the trial at Nokia Betalabs.
Hey folks! Thanks for voting in the first round of this best budget smartphone of 2013 competition. You have chosen the winners from the first round and they will be competing against each other in this semi-finals. In the battle between Nokia Lumia 520 and Zen Ultrafone 70 FHD, you have chosen the lone Windows Phone – Nokia Lumia 520. In another battle between the Micromax Canvas Turbo and Lenovo P780, y0u have chosen Micromax Canvas Turbo. Now when Nokia Lumia 520 goes up against the Micromax Canvas Turbo, what phone will you choose?
Hello readers! Welcome to the first round of Fonearena’s Best Budget Smartphone Competition. Fonearena is conducting one of a kind smartphone championship where you get to make your favorite smartphone win. This year we are conducting two championships – one for the flagships and one for the budget mid-range smartphones. Among the four interesting first round battles, we have the one between Nokia Lumia 520 and Zen Ultrafone Amaze 701 FHD right now.
The year 2013 has been great for the smartphone market, especially the Indian smartphone market. The year 2013 saw the rise of numerous Indian manufactures thanks to “open-source” Android operating system. Towards the end of 2012, only Karbonn and Micromax had established their grip in the mid-range smartphone segment with value for money smartphones. The year 2013 helped the Indian manufacturers expand their market share by offering Full HD display smartphones with Quad-core processors for affordable price points.
The press image and specifications of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 525 have leaked out, shedding more light on what it might look like and what it might pack inside. Firstly, the press image comes via @evleaks with no additional information while the other leak, from the Chinese network Baidu reveals a lot more than we already know about this rumoured device. Supposedly the successor to the extremely popular Lumia 520, the device looks to sport a slimmer and curvier body from the looks of the leaked image above, and in accordance to the tag of being a successor it also reportedly comes with a 1 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with 1 GB of RAM among other things.
AdDuplex chief Alan Medelevich today tweeted that the Nokia Lumia 520 has doubled its worldwide marked share over the course of a month. While the handset had a 4.44% share of the Windows Phone installed base, it means that the handset is about to touch almost 9% share. This would indicate sales to the tune of a million units. Medelevich also suggested that WP8 has finally overtaken the number of Windows Phone 7 devices out there.
The Nokia Lumia 520 just launched a couple of weeks back, marking the entry of the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device in the Indian market. We reviewed it recently and found it to be quite nice for the price. Talking of the price, one could actually spend a couple more thousands and get the Lumia 620 instead, but is it the right thing to do and is it worth the extra spend? Which one should you buy then? To answer you quickly, we have taken a look at both these devices in a video comparison, head past the video for the text and more photos –
Nokia Lumia 520, the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device till date was recently launched in India with availability dates promised around the second week of April, but jumping ahead, it has now appeared on Snapdeal, one of the online marketplaces for phones in India. It is showing up as available for Rs. 10,390 with delivery slate as “dispatched within 15 business days” which is normal for any phone they sell. The low-mid end Windows Phone 8 device was initially set to launch globally in Q2, but, India being an important market and following the relatively good success of the Lumia 510, it seems to have been prioritized for India, which is great news for budget smartphone buyers.
The Nokia Lumia 520 which got announced at MWC 2013 might be coming soon to India. According to a store listing on Nokia India’s shop , the Lumia 520 is listed as coming soon.The Lumia 520 is expected to be launched at a very competitive price as it is dubbed as an affordable Windows Phone.It packs a 4 inch display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.It runs on Windows Phone 8.
We brought you the Nokia Lumia 520 photo gallery and having spent a bit more time with the handset, here’s our first hands on impressions of the phone. The Lumia 520 packs in 1Ghz Dual Core Qualcomm processor combined with 512MB RAM which delivers decent performance.
We didn’t face much if any lag at all though the limited amount of RAM means that you’ll be locked out of some of the high performance demanding applications on the Windows Phone app store. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 520 Hands On”
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. Continue reading “Nokia 520 Photo Gallery”
Nokia has announced the Lumia 520, their new affordable Lumia Windows Phone 8 handset at the MWC 2013. It has a 4-inch (800 x 480 pixels) display with 2D hardened glass, super sensitive touch for finger nail and glove use and is powered by a 1 GHz dual core processor. It has a 5MP auto focus camera at the back with 720p HD video recording. It uses the similar fabula design as the other Lumia handsets.