Nokia Lumia 521 is a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, exclusive to prepaid subscribers of T-Mobile. Users can buy it directly from the carrier at £96 Running at quad-band GSM network, the Lumia 521 is obviously not the prettiest and hottest WP8 smartphone in the market.
With the phone, users get a 4” WVGA display; far from being the sharpest panel in the market today. At just 4.4oz, the Lumia 521 is actually lighter than it looks. The 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM are capable of running standard productivity apps and most casual games. Users can access T-Mobile HSPA+ 21MBps network, which is more than adequate for typical uses.
Unlike Lumia 920, the 521 lacks a digital compass, which makes it incompatible with a number of Nokia’s proprietary services, such as City Lens. However, the built-in supports for GLONASS and A-GPS still allow them to access the turn-by-turn navigation in the United States. The phone isn’t equipped with front-facing camera and only a 5Mp shooter at the rear. It produces photos with enough quality for sharing in social networking sites and very casual mobile photography.