Lumia 720 and 520 were announced at Mobile World Congress late February at Mobile world Congress. These were meant to be the mid range device and entry level respectively. Priced at Kshs 29,000 ($346) for the Lumia 720 and Kshs 16,000 ($191) for the Lumia 520 in Kenya, each has a customer segment they seek to address.
Both have their own compromises to be priced that way, Lumia 520 naturally has the most compromises. Specc-ed at 4 inch WVGA (800 x 480), 1 GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon, 512 GB RAM and 8 GB mass storage, 9.9 mm in dimensions, 5 MP camera with no flash, no front camera and a 1430 mAh battery.
This phone can best be compared to the Lumia 620 and Huawei’s Ascend W1. This will be coming soon at a later post. The Lumia 520 I have with me here for review is a blue one, but you can always get it to be other four colours as the cases can be swapped. Other things that can be swapped are the battery and microSD. Let’s see what the Lumia 520 got in the next few days.
Meanwhile, see below some images I got of the lowest priced Nokia Lumia.