Among budget Windows Phone 8 smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 520 is clearly among the most popular in the market. The phone contributes significantly to the expansion of Microsoft’s mobile platform in many countries. It is reported recently that the popular retailed in the United Kingdom, Phones4U has begun selling the Lumia 520.
It is available for only £63 on pay-as-you-go (PAYG) upgrade. As you may guess, there’s a catch here. Users won’t be able get the phone through standard online purchases. They need to bring their existing PAYG SIM card, go to the nearest Phones4U store and ask representative for an upgrade. When this simple task is completed, users would be able to bring home a brand new Lumia 520 running on any cellular network.
The Nokia Lumia 520 is equipped with 4-inch WVGA display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 8MB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, 5Mp of rear-facing camera, microSD card slot and Windows Phone 8 operating system. The phone is upgradeable to Microsoft’s GDR2 and Nokia’s Amber updates. Both provide latest updates, bringing numerous new features including glance screen, SMS/call blocking, FM radio and others.
Overall, the Nokia Lumia 520 could be out best bet, when we are looking for a reasonably equipped and affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone.