Nokia Lumia 521 

Released July, 2014
  • Windows Phone, 8
  • 4G
  • 4"
  • Dual core 1 GHz
If you already use, or don't mind switching to MetroPCS as your carrier, then this is a pretty enticing smartphone deal.
by GSM Arena (Jan, 2014)
If you're a MetroPCS customer or are considering making the jump, let us know in the comments!
by GSM Arena (Jan, 2014)

Features Key features of the Nokia Lumia 521

screen size

Lumia 521
4"
Optimus F6
4.5"
One S
4.3"

screen resolution

Lumia 521
800 x 480
Optimus F6
960 x 540
One S
960 x 540

memory

Lumia 521
0.5 GB
Optimus F6
1 GB
One S
1 GB

processor

Lumia 521
Dual core
Galaxy Light
Quad core
Optimus F6
Dual core

camera resolution

Lumia 521
5 MP
One S
8 MP
Optimus F6
5 MP

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If you're a MetroPCS customer or are considering making the jump, let us know in the comments!
For your $29, you'll get 4.7GB of internal memory with the option of expanding it via a microSD card, a 5MP camera, a 4-inch screen, 4G internet speeds, Wi-Fi calling, and mobile hotspot support.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 4"
Resolution 800 x 480
PPI 233 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
RAM 0.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
  6. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 480 min
Talk time (3G) 540 min
Standby time (3G) 24,048 min
Capacity 1,430 mA·h

form factor

Weight 124 g
Thickness 9.9 mm
Size 64 x 124 x 9.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio No

software

Operating system Windows Phone, 8
App store Windows Phone Marketplace
Adobe flash support No
App store size 120,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0
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