Nokia Lumia 521 Review and Specifications

Nokia Lumia 521 Review and Specifications: In case you're about quality, then mosey on up to T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 521. For $150 off-contract (or $130 in the event that you figure out how to seize it from Walmart) the Windows Phone 8 gadget brings on strong execution and Nokia's signature applications at a deal cost.

Its greatest disadvantage - other than the clear venture down in screen and cam quality contrasted and the now-ceased Lumia 810 and approaching Lumia 925 lead - is that the 521 needs LTE help. In any case, you won't be stumbled by 3g velocities; the 521 will even now ride T-Mobile's 4g Hspa+ system.

Nokia Lumia 521 Review


Matte white and square-confronted, the polycarbonate Lumia 521 is more diminutive than its other Lumia brethren - 4.7 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide - yet regularly thick at the standard 0.4-inch

Nokia Lumia 521
At 4.4 ounces, it feels strong and significant, and the conspicuous bend of the back plate inflatables out to fit agreeably in the hand. It slid into my back pocket fine and dandy, however its curvy measurements did cause it to jut a bit.

The difference of dark catches and screen combined with the white sponsorship and edge is striking. Then again, in the matter of looks, the Nokia Lumia 521 Specifications 's dull white color, thick dark bezel, and blurred presentation keep it in its financial plan place. Not one or the other is it brilliant at programmed settings. I required to turn off programmed brilliance and set the screen to medium quality to fulfill my peepers. Be that as it may, Nokia did incorporate the high-screen affectability of other Lumia telephones, which implies you won't need to shuck off your gloves to work the 521.

I discover writing more agreeable on Lumias with bigger screens, however 4 inches is barely little, and appreciatively the standard Windows Phone console is decent and exact.

Nokia Lumia 521
Up top is the 3.5mm headset jack, and down beneath is the Micro-USB charging port. The Nokia Lumia 521 Specifications has no front-confronting cam (an alternate expense thought), yet there is a 5-megapixel shooter on the back - no glimmer, however.

You may not know it by looking, however you can peel back the back spread to get at the Micro-SIM and microsd card spaces underneath decks. It was difficult to pry off the first run through (insight, twist your fingers and draw the spread to you), yet it slackened up after that.

OS and applications 

A Windows Phone 8 OS at is base , the Nokia Lumia 521 Review additionally incorporates the greater part of Nokia's custom programming that helps set its telephones separated from other makers' Windows telephones.

You'll discover Nokia's Here Maps and Here Drive applications with turn-by-turn bearings, Nokia Music, which does melody blends, and different applications to upgrade the local cam experience. Lenses, applications that guide into the cam application, include additional shooting

modes and choices like Panorama and Smart Shoot, pleasant touches for overall stripped down fittings.

Nokia Lumia 521
Notwithstanding Nokia's pull, T-Mobile sprinkles in a few applications of its own, in the same way as Caller Tunes, Scout, T-Mobile TV, and an information exchange application. Generally, however, the preloads are at least, with simply Microsoft's biological community applications (like Office and the computerized wallet) and Nokia's additional items prepopulated.

As an update, Windows Phone gives you a chance to change subject shades, undertaking switch, and voice look, in addition to recognize melodies and change the sizes of the house screen's dynamic live tiles.

The OS has all Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS associations you'd expect, in addition to backing for numerous email inboxes and informal organizations. There's no NFC locally available, so you won't have the capacity to utilize the Tap + Send peculiarity to impart photographs, case in point. Remote charging additionally fell by the wayside in an exertion to hold expenses down.

Cam and feature 

Overall, the Lumia 521 doesn't create photographs as different, point by point, or rich as do other cell phone cams.
Nokia Lumia 521


The 521's Hspa+ results were reliable with other non-LTE telephone in T-Mobile's system.

Velocity results taken through the application (which we likewise use for Android and ios rates) were in accordance with T-Mobile's other 4g Hspa+ telephones that I've tried in San Francisco.

Nokia Lumia 521
True tests intended to stretch information and processor speeds additionally demonstrated the Nokia Lumia 521 Review amidst the pack, right where you'd anticipate. Downloads took essentially more in excess of 4g Hspa+ as opposed to the speediest LTE system, however load times weren't so long I needed to crush down the telephone in dissatisfaction.

It's value bringing up that while T-Mobile's LTE system is still in its outset, accessible in seven urban areas, the larger part of T-Mobile clients are utilizing Hspa+ on non-LTE handsets. As its LTE system develops, paces and scope can change and change. In this way, however, we were awed with the transporter's 4g velocities . New telephones will need to begin LTE-good to stay alluring.

Nokia Lumia 521 Specifications

Device type
Smart phone
Windows Phone 8
4.88 x 2.52 x 0.39 inches (124 x 64 x 9.9 mm)
4.37 oz (124 g)

Dual core, 1000 MHz, Krait
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
Graphics processor
Adreno 305
System memory
512 MB RAM
Built-in storage
8 GB
Storage expansion
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Physical size
4.0 inches
480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density
235 ppi
Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

5 megapixels
1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)

Talk time
8.00 hours
Talk time 3G
9.00 hours
Stand-by time (3G)
16.7 days (400 hours)
1430 mAh

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
 SIM Card
Micro SIM
GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Turn-by-turn navigation

802.11 b, g, n
USB 2.0
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync