Nokia’s Lumia 720 & 520 Deliver a ‘High-End Lumia Experience to More Affordable Price Points’

Posted on February 25, 2013 5:10 PM by Rob Williams

With so many Android-based phones being unveiled at MWC, it’s a little refreshing to see Nokia outing a couple of Windows Phone 8 models. Not yet ready to replace either its higher-end Lumia 920 or 820, Nokia has decided to give us a mainstream offering. Introducing the Lumia 720 and 520.

Nokia’s target audience for these phones are not those who demand high-performance, but rather those who prefer form over function. The Lumia 720 is “Chic & Social”, whereas the 520 is the “More Fun Smartphone”. Like previous Lumias, the 720 and 520 come in a variety of colors, including red, yellow, blue, black and white.

First up, the Lumia 720:

Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 720

The specs for both the 720 and 520 are in all regards modest, but the 720 is naturally the higher-end of the two. It includes a 1.0GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 512MB of RAM, a 6.7 megapixel camera, NFC support, a 2,000mAh battery and utilizes a 800×480 resolution inside of its 4.3-inch display.

Nokia Lumia 520
Nokia Lumia 520

The Lumia 520 offers the same display resolution, albeit with a smaller physical screen size. It also shares the processor and RAM of the 720, but drops the camera to a 5.0 megapixel, forgoes NFC and also decreases the battery capacity to 1,430mAh. Both phones weigh nearly the same (128g: 720; 124g: 520).

 Nokia Lumia 720Nokia Lumia 520
Display4.3″ 800×480 (217 ppi)4″ 800×480 (235 ppi)
SoCSnapdragon S4 Dual-Core 1.0GHzSnapdragon S4 Dual-Core 1.0GHz
Storage8GB + ≤64GB microSD8GB + ≤64GB microSD
Size127.9 x 67.5 x 9mm
119.9 x 64 x 9.9mm

As it stands, the Lumia 720 will not be made available stateside, although the 520 will be (via T-Mobile). The 720 overseas should retail for about $350, whereas the 520’s price is yet to be announced.

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