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A Cursory Look at the Nokia Lumia 520

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Small and mid-sized businesses would do well by searching for dependable budget smartphones. With heir unstable financial standing and limited resources, this statement has become axiomatic. But looking for the right budget phone for your company is a different matter altogether. It presupposes that you have already conducted an assessment of your company’s pressing needs and have already done prodigious research on various Smartphone models.

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There are many uses for a Smartphone, which is why even the SMBs cannot do away with it. It is first and foremost a communication device that connects you and your employees to your business; it does not matter whether you are on the road or at home. Thus, it makes your idle time productive, aside from the fact that they lend productivity and efficiency to your everyday business operation. They are also the most perfect device to serve as mobile appendages to your existing business phone communications system.

Perhaps in your research you may have come across with the Nokia Lumia 520. This Smartphone is yet another affordable Smartphone in the Nokia Lumia series. It is a Windows Phone 8 handset that is by far the cheapest of the lot.

The Nokia Lumia 520 is a surprisingly decent Smartphone, considering the low price. In terms of design, it is a comfortable phone to use. It measures 119.99 x 64 x 9.9mm and weighs only 124g, making it a snug fit in the hands and easy to operate using only one hand. Just like the other Lumia smartphones, the Lumia 520 sports the iconic colorful body color the rounded corners.

While its display may be pretty mid-range, the Nokia Lumia 520’s graphics and screen specifications are decent. Its 4” IPS panel packs a resolution of 800 x 480p, thus giving it a 235ppi, which is pretty low by today’s standards. The super sensitive touchscreen is also a very welcome feature, with its IPS display capable of responding to touch even though the user is wearing gloves or has long fingernails.

Because it is a Windows Phone 8 and therefore does not necessitate a high-powered processor, the 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 512MB of RAM is fairly sufficient for a smooth usage of the handset. If there’s any lag, we have not noticed it yet.

The Lumia 520’s camera also does a respectable job, although it lacks a front-facing camera that can be used for video chat. It sports a 5MP rear-facing camera that has no LED flash and has a limited range of options. But despite this, photo quality is still decent, with images taken outside has good focus and relatively true colors.

The Nokia Lumia 520 runs on the Windows 8 operating system, which is quite aesthetically pleasing and simple to navigate. One letdown that is too serious to ignore is the astonishing dearth of apps available in the Windows Store, which pales in comparison with the Apple Apps Store and the Google Play Store. The Nokia Lumia comes with the usual fare of Nokia apps, however, such as Nokia Music and Nokia Drive.

Overall, the Nokia 520 is a dependable Smartphone that does not unnecessarily break your bank. While it has many letdowns such as the lack of business-related apps and the lukewarm quality of the camera, this Smartphone is still a smart buy, especially for cash-strapped small and mid-sized businesses.

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