WWE 2K15 (Xbox 360)
Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter
Lenovo Vibe X2
Microsoft Lumia 730
Martian Notifier smartwatch
How offline retailers can make a comeback
Preview: Digit December 2014 Collector’s Edition
6 important takeaways from Google's study on e-commerce in India
Android Lollipop vs KitKat on Nexus 4
Nokia N1 Android tablet: All you need to know
How tech is taking football to the next level
Classic FPS games are a dying breed
Slowly gathering steam...
The obsession within
Carmick Shift: Can John Carmack and Oculus Rift change the world?
Panasonic Eluga I, 5-inch quad-core phone launched at Rs. 9,490
Symantec uncovers new computer malware, Regin
G2A: an 'unknown' site with killer deals on PC games
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3G, 4G versions launched in India, start at Rs. 8,999
OnePlus One will be Amazon India exclusive, invite only
Obi Alligator S454
Intex Aqua V4
Huawei Ascend P7
Micromax Bolt AD4500
Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual
Case Study: Developing a Health App for Windows 8
Case Study: Developing an augmented reality app for Intel based devices
Use Spotify, Netflix in India on your PC, Android smartphone
Overview: Implementing fast real-time GPU-based image blur algorithms
How to use Intel Perceptual Computing SDK for human-robot interface
How to upgrade your laptop or ultrabook's hard drive to an mSATA or M.2 SSD
Jolla Smartphone Review
iPhone 5S vs iPhone 6 Showdown
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - The best phablet today
Digit's 11 hi-tech tests that gadgets fear
5 essential system utilities for Android
4 Android features erased by Lollipop update
5 great Android games launched this month
The 5 most underrated and under-hyped smartphones of 2014
5 great Android apps launched this month
Intel Developer Zone
Intel Windows Developer Zone
Dsk International Campus Zone
Acer Aspire E5Intel Core i7 Processor, Windows 8.1 , 12 GB RAM, 1TB Hard Disk Space, 2GB GraphicsClick to know more
Peer to Peer Connection in AndroidHow to setup the peer to peer connection between two Android devices
Click to know more
The Nokia Lumia 520 just got listed on the Nokia India store as “coming soon,” which is big news for anyone who is looking to get their hands dirty with an inexpensive Windows Phone 8 device. Interestingly, Nokia has also just released the Lumia 620 for the Indian market, a phone that has been hotly anticipated for its perfect balance of price and features. With the Lumia 520 also heading this way, however, many could end up confused as to which phone to go for.
The Common Ground
The Lumia 520 will obviously be cheaper than the Lumia 620, but does that mean it will also be underpowered when compared to the higher digit phone? Well, in terms of performance, the two phones have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocking in at 1GHz. They also have the same Adreno 305 GPU and the exact same amount of RAM – 512MB. Both the phones also have the same 8GB of onboard storage which can be expanded to 64GB via a microSD card. The same 5MP camera adorns the backside of both the phones. So, what’s the difference between the two phones?
Well, for starters, the Lumia 520 lacks the front-facing VGA camera present in the Lumia 620. The lack of a front-facing camera might make the Lumia 520 feel like a Windows Phone 7 device, but the UI would disagree. The Lumia 520 also lacks a flash for the rear camera. The Lumia 520 interestingly has a slightly larger screen (4-inches vs. 3.8-inches on the 620), but matches the resolution of the Lumia 620 at 480x800 pixels, giving it a pixel count just a hair smaller (233 ppi vs. 246 ppi). It does, however, sport a slightly different design than the current Lumia phones, which are identified by their generously rounded curves. The Lumia 520 has sharp corners, making it look more like a rectangle.
Who is it For
If the Lumia 520 was to be priced around Rs. 12,000-13,000, then it would beat all the competing phones in that price bracket hands down.
Windows Phone 8 is designed to deliver the exact same user experience regardless of the device it runs on. So, the Lumia 520 (just like the Lumia 620), even at its cheaper price point, manages to bring to the table the same refined user experience as the Lumia 920.
It’s as powerful as the Lumia 620 (priced at Rs. 14,999), with just a few reductions in hardware endowments, omissions that can almost be overlooked. The lack of a front-facing camera, for those who expect to use video-calling/conferencing, might just be the only major downside to consider.
So, if you’re looking for your first smartphone, the Lumia 520 might be a great option for you. If you’re looking to replace a sluggish budget Android phone, you may want to consider the Lumia 520 as well.