Go Phone – OneTechStop https://www.onetechstop.net Your Source For All Tech Sun, 11 Aug 2013 07:22:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 77705806 Nokia Lumia 520 AT&T Initial Thoughts https://www.onetechstop.net/2013/08/11/nokia-lumia-520-att-initial-thoughts/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2013/08/11/nokia-lumia-520-att-initial-thoughts/#respond Sun, 11 Aug 2013 07:22:34 +0000 http://www.nokiainnovation.com/?p=10002 I’ve been looking at this phone for the past few weeks now and had been thinking on why is Nokia releasing Lumia lineups to the prepaid market. What better way to find out? So yesterday I went to the AT&T Store at the Mall to snag one which did not end up well and was […]

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520I’ve been looking at this phone for the past few weeks now and had been thinking on why is Nokia releasing Lumia lineups to the prepaid market.

What better way to find out? So yesterday I went to the AT&T Store at the Mall to snag one which did not end up well and was not able to get one from them. I did not lose hope so I took my luck to the Microsoft Store which is in the same mall as well. Luckily they had em in stock and I was able to snag one.

Question is.. How much is the Nokia Lumia 520?

The Lumia 520 is an AT&T Go Phone “aka” Prepaid phone MSRP $100 USD. That’s right a BENJAMIN.

On the way home.. My initial thought was not to expect too much from this phone. I mean my past Windows Phones were Flagship Nokia Lumia phones and did not want to expect too much just because its only a $100 phone.

Well as they say.. Expect the Unexpected..

Upon opening the Box..

  • Nokia Lumia 520 handset
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • SIM Card and User Guide

Like what I expected pretty much basic and overly satisfied.

My Initial Thoughts on the Physical aspect of the phone:

The Lumia 520 is pretty solid device. I am really liking the size, surprised to hear it from my wife as well who is an iPhone user. I can see a future convert, hoping Nokia would create a flagship like phone like this on this size. Not all consumers like big phones and big screens, some consumers have a max on the size they want on a phone and I can agree with them on this, it does really feels good in hand and the 4inch screen does not bother me at all. Also the phone is very light it only weighs 124 gram. One more thing I like about this phone too is the back case. The back case feels really good, its made of matte rubbery feel like the HTC 8X.

What Caught me by Surprise:

What caught me by surprise is the very limited branding on this phone. No AT&T logo in the front, and only 1 logo in the back bottom case which is hardly seen. Also the Lumia 520 comes in different color back case, so you can pretty much buy another case and can replace the stock case to remove the branding. I always like my phone clean of carrier branding, but sometimes its a sacrifice. This phone is also a World Phone which means it can work around the world where GSM exist. AT&T Go Phones are usually Dual Band US only phones.

 

My Initial Thoughts on Software:

Considering this phone only has 1ghz dual core processor and a 512MB RAM I was not expecting a good experience on the software side. Well I was wrong again.. The speed on scrolling through apps did not feel slow at all. Felt on par with my experience with the Lumia 920.

 

I really don’t have any CONS considering the Price of this phone. But here they are:

  • No Front Facing Camera
  • No LTE only 4G HSPA
  • No Camera Flash
  • No Wireless Charging
  • No NFC

Anyways these are my initial thoughts so far, pardon me if I missed any important features. A bit writing this post at 3AM and it has been long day. But was really excited to share my thoughts on this device.

Will share more thoughts and testings along the way.. If you have any questions you can @ me on twitter. @erick_mac1

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Nokia Lumia 520 available starting today for $99 at AT&T https://www.onetechstop.net/2013/07/24/nokia-lumia-520-available-same-day-as-lumia-1020-at-att/ https://www.onetechstop.net/2013/07/24/nokia-lumia-520-available-same-day-as-lumia-1020-at-att/#respond Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:55:47 +0000 http://nokiainnovation.com/?p=9615 AT&T announced a few days that it will start carrying the ultra affordable and best selling Nokia Windows Phone device, Lumia 520, on Friday July 26, the same day the AT&T exclusive Lumia 1020 will also hit the stores.  Lumia 520 will be part of AT&T’s Go Phone! range and will retail for $99. This […]

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AT&T announced a few days that it will start carrying the ultra affordable and best selling Nokia Windows Phone device, Lumia 520, on Friday July 26, the same day the AT&T exclusive Lumia 1020 will also hit the stores.  Lumia 520 will be part of AT&T’s Go Phone! range and will retail for $99.

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This device comes with free Here Drive+, free Nokia Music, 5MP camera, 8 GB internal memory, micro SD slot for 64GB micro USB max, 4″ screen.

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Here’s an official video for the Nokia Lumia 520:

Will you be picking up a Lumia 520 for the ultra affordable price?

Below is the official press release:

AT&T Launches First Windows Smartphone for GoPhone, The Nokia Lumia 520, on July 26

Dallas, Texas, July 22, 2013

Beginning July 26, AT&T* will offer customers even more choice with the launch of the Nokia Lumia 520, the first Windows Phone in the AT&T GoPhone portfolio. The 4G-capable Nokia Lumia 520 will be available for $99.99.

The Lumia 520 offers the intuitive functionality of the Windows Operating System and the outstanding imaging capabilities found on other smartphones in the Nokia Lumia family, all in a more affordable package. You can take great photos with the 5-megapixel camera and Nokia digital camera lenses, add motion to your pictures with Cinemagraph, or capture super-wide-angled pictures to take in more of the scene. In addition, you can use Smart Shoot to capture five sequential images and select different faces and portions of the photos to compile into one final group picture.

The super sensitive 4-inch IPS LCD WVGA display allows you to use the phone with fingernails or while wearing gloves.

“We are excited to launch the first 4G Windows Phone 8 smartphone in our GoPhone portfolio,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices. “A diverse device ecosystem benefits everyone, and the addition of an affordable Windows device gives our customers yet another choice that fits their needs.”

AT&T GoPhone customers can enjoy the affordability and simplicity of no annual contract wireless plans on the nation’s largest 4G network. AT&T 4G service is available with any GoPhone smartphone plans.

The Nokia Lumia 520 comes with access to free** global HERE Maps which provide information, photos and reviews on popular nearby places including directions or use HERE Drive to access turn-by-turn navigation, even when offline… To make getting around even easier, HERE Transit provides instant access to the best way across town using public transportation, offering a detailed overview of stations and stops, departure and arrival times, and estimations on your walking times.

Like our other Nokia smartphones, the Lumia 520 comes with Nokia Music that lets you stream unlimited music for free***. Tap into the latest tracks or create your own channels based on the artists you love. Accessing your favorite things is easy with this Windows Phone 8 smartphone. Customers can pin playlists, HERE routes, web pages and documents directly to the start screen as Live Tiles to get to your favorite content quickly. Select from various apps to be placed as Live Tiles and resize to reflect your personal priorities. Microsoft Office is built into your phone, and can seamlessly sync with laptops.

Key Specifications Include:

Battery Detail

1430 mAh Li-Ion

Talk Time (Hrs)

Up to 10

Standby Time (days)

Up to 13

Audio playback (hr)

Up to 63.5

Operating System

Windows® Phone 8

Display

4.0”IPS LCD WVGA (800×480 resolution), flat glass (2D), Capacitive touch, Color depth 24bit, 16M colors, ppi235

Internal Memory

RAM : 512MB

Internal memory : 8GB

Usable Storage internal memory

5GB

External Memory

MicroSD up to 64GB with 7 GB of free SkyDrive storage

For more information on AT&T GoPhone and a complete listing of plans, visit www.att.com/gophone.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/aboutus or follow our news on @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

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