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Lumia 520

Lumia 720
New Windows Phone 8 smartphones from Nokia

Nokia has unveiled a pair of new Windows Phone 8 smartphones at MWC 2013. The first of the new smartphones is the Lumia 520, which has a four-inch IPS touchscreen display (800x480).
 
The phone uses a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor operating at 1GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The battery has 1430 mAh of power promising 9.6 hours of 3G talk time. The phone operates on GSM and WCDMA networks. Other features include integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 3.5 mm audio connector.

The 520 measures 119.9 mm x 64 mm x 9.9 mm and weighs 124 grams.

The second the smartphone is the Lumia 720. This phone has a 4.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 800 x 480. The phone measures 127.9 mm x 67.5 mm x 9 mm and weighs 128 g. Both Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi are integrated, and the phone has NFC technology. Other features include integrated GPS, a 6.7-megapixel rear camera, and a front camera.

The internal battery 2000 mAh battery promises up to 13.4 hours of 3G talk time. The Lumia 720 supports wireless charging with an accessory cover.

Like the Lumia 520, the Lumia 720 has a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor operating at 1GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion.
 
Nokia also says that the phone is fitted with enterprise security features making the device appropriate for corporate environments.
 
Pricing, carriers, and availability for the devices are unknown at this time.

Sources: Nokia [1], [2]



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By txDrum on 2/25/2013 1:15:35 PM , Rating: 3
Guys, the Lumia 520 is 140$ OFF-CONTRACT. The iPhone 5 is 200$ ON it. The GS3 is about the same. Why the hell are we comparing these phones with ones that cost 5 times as much? Would you compare a Ford Fiesta to a BMW series 5? A 2k, used truck to a brand new F150? OBVIOUSLY they have to cut specs somewhere. How do you expect Nokia or any phone manufacturer to put out low end devices if they look the exact same as their high end stuff? Where is the differentiation? Look at cheap android phones - they have the same specs, around (if not higher than) that price.

I'm pretty sure the midrange androids on Verizon for 100$ on contract have the same specs. Just look at the tablet market if you want an example. Kindle Fire @ 150$ - old hardware, old screen. Nexus 7 - slightly better. Ran Tegra 3, small storage, (did it have an SD card?) Nexus 10 - 400$. 1600P (something like that) display compared to the Nexus 7's 1280x800 or whatever. Quad core A15, compared to quad core A9. SD Card slot (I think?)

Price gets you more. Why on earth would you rag on something for not having the features of another product at 5x the cost. If you want another example, think about buying food at a movie theater, and then buying more expensive food at somewhere like Perry's steakhouse.




By sguy on 2/26/2013 1:53:03 AM , Rating: 2
Well sometimes the food at the movie theater is more expensive than a steakhouse ;). But in all honesty I completely agree. you can compare. its like comparing a $200 computer to a $1000 dollar computer, it won't even be able to compete. Also I got the Lumia 900 in the summer and while I am disappointed that it won't upgrade to Windows 8 phone, It's still an extremely solid phone that I love.
It's quite awesome pulling up homework assignments that I worked on my computer and am able to edit them on my phone seamlessly with skydrive.


By sguy on 2/26/2013 1:53:40 AM , Rating: 2
sorry "can" should be "can't".


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