- 1GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB Internal Memory
- 4" 800x400 IPS Screen w/ 5MP Rear Camera
- 1430mAh Battery
- Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS
HSN Nokia Lumia 521
This is a great deal for a solid mid/low-level smartphone. Looks very handsome with tons of bright color options. Tons of colorful accessories. Has great reviews, IMO way better than the android smartphones sold at this price point. The Lumia 521 is the lowest priced windows 8 smartphone yet. Solid phone as a first smartphone, for parents and Kids. A proper smartphone with very few compromises at this price.
if you have a bank of america card and log into BOA's website, you can get $10 off any purchase as well from HSN to sweeten the deal - comes out to $ 139.95 Thanks downluda
For those with Discover card .. . shopdiscover has 5% cashback on hsn.com... Thanks JackD121
The Nokia Lumia 521 Specs -
- 1GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor.
- 8GB storage,a microSD slot ( Maximum memory card size: 64 GB),
- Display - 4” 800 x 480 px IPS screen,
- Super Sensitive Touch - touchscreen can be used with gloves on, nails, pen etc Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M) ,Aspect ratio: 15:9 ,Pixel density: 235 ppi,Display technology: IPS
- OS Windows Phone 8,
- 5MP camera with 720p video recording,
- Full Offline GPS with lifetime updates,
- MS Office included ,
- 9.9mm thick , weight 124 grams,
- Tmobile 4G HSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity.
- Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, SIM card type: Micro SIM
- Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
- SkyDrive cloud storage of 7GB free,
- Nokia Music free,
- X-Box on phone,
- Location technologies: A-GPS, Glonass
- battery 1430mAh
- Maximum 3G talk time: 9.6h
- Maximum 3G standby time: 360h
- Music playback time: 61h
- Kids corner (you give your phone to kids and not worry about them being able to text/call your boss!)
- Email clients: Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook Mobile, Gmail, Office 365, Nokia Mail, Windows Live / Hotmail / Outlook.com, MS Exchange Active Sync
- Supported instant messaging services: Twitter, LinkedIn, Windows Live Messenger, Skype IM
- Many Nokia Exclusive apps - City Lense, Music, great photo apps, Nokia Conference, Cinemagraph, Creative Studio, Panorama, Smart Shoot and HERE Drive, Maps and Transit. etc
- Windows Phone now has 49 of top 50 apps - Angry Birds, Pandora , TuneIn, Whatsapp, Viber, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, CNN, Fox, NBC, Accuweather, eBay, Chase, BoA, Shazam, Skype, Tripit, Tumblr, wikipedia etc..chances are you will find most of the apps you use here. Not quite up-to iPhone apps level, but getting better every day.
- Call management features: Voice commands, Call waiting, Voice mail, Integrated hands-free speakers, Call forwarding, Call history, Voice dial, Conference call, Skype voice call, Noise cancellation,
- Advance security features: Lost device tracking, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Enterprise security features: Remote security policy enforcement General Security features: Remote device locking via Internet, Track and Protect via internet, Firmware update, Remote wipe of user data via Internet, Device lock, Device passcode, PIN code, Firmware and OS integrity check, Secure device start-up, Online back-up and restore, Advance security features: Lost device tracking, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Data encryption: User data encryption for device
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GSMArena detailed Specs
Image credit : Daniel Rubino, Windows Phone central. Check out their initial review of this device at the link: http://www.wpcentral.c
On April 27th, multichannel retailer HSN will introduce T-Mobile’s exclusive Nokia Lumia 521 to audiences during its bi-annual Innovation Weekend on HSN, HSN.com and via HSN Mobile. This will be the first time T-Mobile and a Nokia smartphone will be featured during the special event. The Windows Phone 8 smartphone will be bundled with a car charger and screen protector for $149.95 with free shipping and handling and a flex pay option will be available. Please check local listings for specific air times.
Following the HSN debut, the Nokia Lumia 521 will be available at Microsoft Retail Stores and Walmart on May 11. The Lumia 521 will be $149 at Microsoft Retail Stores. At Walmart, the Lumia 521 will be available with the retailer’s exclusive T-Mobile no contract $30 per month unlimited Web and text plan.
Powered by Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 521, which will run on T-Mobile’s fast nationwide 4G network, is a perfect, everyday smartphone that will embody a range of high-end features at an affordable price. The smartphone features a super sensitive 4” touch screen, 5MP camera with auto focus and 720p HD video recording. It will also include exclusive Nokia applications such as Nokia Music, Cinemagraph, Creative Studio, Panorama, Smart Shoot and HERE Drive, Maps and Transit.
if you have a bank of america card and log into BOA's website, you can get $10 off any purchase as well from HSN to sweeten the deal - comes out to $ 139.95.. Thanks downluda <---- This is YMMV as not everyone's BOA CC account has this offer.
For those with Discover card .. . shopdiscover has 5% cashback on hsn.com... $143 Thanks JackD121
Chase UR has a 5% off Thanks nolf66
This phone has a limited 512MB of RAM. It can't play higher-end games that require 1GB RAM like Temple Run.
No front camera, No Nav. Compass
Rear 5MP camera has NO LED flash
Lumia 520 Talktime:14 hrs "Good Battery Life" Web:7 hrs Movies: 6hrs
Looks like its available for order now
Now has free shipping.
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T-Mobile.com / Walmart: Prepaid $30/month - Unlim Text, 5GB Data*, 100 Voice Mins (New Activation Only)
T-mobile will unlock this phone if you call them or chat with them online. T-mobile will unlock any device if you pay for the device in full or have finished paying the installment plan.
For prepaid customers: T-Mobile requires the prepaid account to be active for 90 days and at least there is one top-up transaction in last 30 days in order to provide you the unlock code.