Nokia Lumia 521

 
 
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Code RM-917 
Announced 2013-04-25 
User guide Download 
Collection phone from USA 

Design

Dimensions

  • Height: 124 mm
  • Width: 64 mm
  • Thickness: 9.9 mm
  • Weight: 124.5 g

Display and User Interface

  • Display size: 4"
  • Display resolution: WVGA (800 x 480) 
  • Display features: Brightness control, Orientation sensor, Ambient light sensor
  • Display colors: TrueColor (24-bit/16M) 
  • Aspect ratio: 15:9 
  • Pixel density: 235 ppi
  • Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch 
  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor

Keys and Input Methods

  • User Input: Touch 
  • Operating keys: Volume keys, Camera key, Power/Lock key

Form factor

  • Form factor: Monoblock touch 

Hardware

Connectivity

  • SIM card type: Micro SIM 
  • Dual SIM: No 
  • Charging connectors: Micro-USB 
  • AV connectors: 3.5 mm audio connector 
  • System connectors: Micro-USB-B 
  • USB: USB 2.0 
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 3.0 
  • Bluetooth profiles: Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.5, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1
  • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 
  • Wi-Fi security modes: WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA, WPA-Personal, WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA
  • NFC: No NFC 

Data Network

  • WCDMA network: 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, 1700 - 2100 MHz
  • WCDMA max data speed DL: HSDPA - 21.1 Mbps 
  • WCDMA max data speed UL: HSUPA - 5.76 Mbps 
  • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
  • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 
  • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps 

Power Management

  • Battery model: BL-5J 
  • Battery capacity: 1430 mAh
  • Battery voltage: 3.7 V
  • Removable battery: Yes 
  • Maximum talk time (2G): 8 h
  • Maximum talk time (3G): 9 h
  • Maximum music playback time: 45 h
  • Wireless charging: No 

Memory

  • User data storage: In device, Memory card, SkyDrive cloud storage
  • RAM: 512 MB 
  • Mass memory: 8 GB 
  • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD 
  • Maximum memory card size: 64 GB 
  • Free cloud storage: 7 GB

Software and applications

Productivity features

  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Alarm clock, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes, Office apps: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote
  • Document formats supported: Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Mac companion app, Windows 8 companion app
  • Sync content: Calendar, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts

Other Applications

  • Game features: DirectX 11, Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub
  • Graphics format: JPEG 

Software platform & User Interface

  • SW Platform: Windows Phone 
  • Software release: Windows Phone 8 

Communications

Email and Messaging

  • Email clients: Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook Mobile, Gmail, Office 365, Nokia Mail, Windows Live / Hotmail / Outlook.com, MS Exchange Active Sync
  • Email protocols: SMTP, IMAP4, POP3
  • Email features: Viewing and editing of email attachments, Always up to date, Multiple simultaneous email accounts, Text-to-speech message reader, Email attachments, Conversational view on email, Linking multiple inboxes to one, Inbox filtering, HTML viewer
  • Supported instant messaging services: Twitter, LinkedIn, Skype IM, Facebook
  • Messaging features: Integrated text messaging and chat, Instant messaging, Concatenated SMS for long messages, List of recently used numbers, Audio messaging, Text-to-speech message reader, Text messaging, Unified MMS/SMS editor, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Distribution lists for messaging, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS

Call management

  • Call management features: Voice commands, Call waiting, Voice mail, Integrated hands-free speakers, Call forwarding, Call logs: dialled, received and missed, HD audio, Call history, Voice dial, Conference call, Skype voice call
  • Supported amount of phonebooks: One integrated phonebook 
  • Supports amount of contacts: Unlimited 
  • Ringtones: Downloadable ringtones, MP3 ringtones
  • Noise cancellation: Two microphone uplink noise cancellation 
  • Speech codecs: AMR-WB, GSM FR, AMR-NB, GSM HR, EFR, GSM EFR

Device security

Security

  • 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, Application sandboxing and integrity check
  • Advance security features: Lost device tracking, Browser integrated anti-phishing
  • Data encryption: User data encryption for device 

Sharing and Internet

Browsing and Internet

  • Internet browser capabilities: Internet Explorer 10 
  • Social apps: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Photo sharing: Share over Bluetooth, Facebook, Flickr, Send as email attachment, SkyDrive
  • Video sharing: YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, Video sharing to social network and internet, Facebook, SkyDrive
  • Location sharing: WP location sharing, Foursquare
  • Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices 

GPS and navigation

  • Location and navigation apps: HERE Drive +, HERE Maps, HERE Transit
  • Navigation features: Pin places to Start screen, Public transportation routing guidance, Reveal the surrounding places, Reviews, info and photos for places, Routing options, Save favourite destinations, Call, share and get directions to places, Free maps, Find upcoming departure times, See places through the camera viewfinder, Live traffic information, Automatic day/night view switching, Venue maps - shopping and transport centers, Free voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Offline maps, Online and offline favourites, Speed limit warnings
  • Location technologies: A-GPS, Glonass

Photography

Main camera

  • Main camera sensor: 5 MP 
  • Main camera focus type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key 
  • Camera digital zoom: 4 x
  • ZEISS optics: No 
  • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4 
  • Camera focal length: 28 mm
  • Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm
  • Camera image formats: JPEG/Exif 
  • Flash type: No Flash 

Main camera features

  • Main camera - other features: Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Auto and manual exposure, Auto and manual white balance, Active toolbar, Full screen viewfinder, Geotagging, Automatic photo upload to web services, Full resolution photo and video upload
  • Digital camera add-ons: Cinemagraph lens, Smart Shoot lens, Panorama lens, Bing vision

Image capturing

  • Capture modes: Video, Still
  • Scene modes: Automatic, Night Portrait, Sports, Night, Close-up, Backlight
  • White balance modes: Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Automatic
  • Light sensitivity: Automatic, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800
  • Photos viewed by: Camera Roll, Month, Favorites, Album, Photos from social networks

Music and Audio

Music

  • Music apps: Nokia Music, Mix Radio
  • DRM support: PlayReady 
  • Audio features: Album graphics display in Music player, Audio Streaming, Music Player, Talk noise cancellation for calls, Cloud music offline playback, Media Player, Podcasts, Cloud music playback

Music format

  • Codecs: MP3, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, GSM FR, WMA 9, AAC LC
  • Audio playback file formats: ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2

Radio

  • Radio features: Internet Radio 

Voice and audio recording

  • Audio recording file formats: AMR 
  • Audio recording codecs: AMR-NB, GSM FR
  • Audio recording features: Mono 

Video

Main video camera

  • Camera video resolution: 720p (HD, 1280 x 720) 
  • Camera video frame rate: 30 fps
  • Camera video zoom: 4 x
  • Video playback frame rate: 30 fps
  • Video playback codecs: VC-1, Windows video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4
  • Video playback file formats: MP4, ASF, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV
  • Video recording formats: MP4/H.264 
  • Video white balance modes: Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Automatic, Daylight

Main video camera features

  • Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Progressive video download, Streaming from video services and internet
  • Video recording features: Video light, Video zoom, Continuous autofocus

Environment

Environmental features

  • Materials: Free of PVC, Contains recycled metals, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of BFR, rFR as in Nokia Substance List
  • Energy efficiency: Automatic screen brightness adjustment, Battery saver feature, Energy efficient charger
  • Eco content and services: Available at Store, HERE Drive: route optimization, HERE Maps: pedestrian navigation
  • Recycling: 100% recoverable as materials and energy 
  • User guide: User guide available on Nokia.com, In-device user guide
  • Packaging: Made of renewable materials, Containing up to 60% recycled materials, Minimized package, Packaging is 100 % recyclable

Accessibility

Accessibility features

  • Hearing: HAC (M3/T3), Vibrating alerts, TTY support
  • Vision: Voice recognition, Vibrating alerts, Voice commands
  • Physical skills: Speakerphone, Voice recognition, Audio messages, Voice commands

What’s in the box

Box

  • Sales Package: Nokia Lumia 521, High Efficiency Charger AC-20, Nokia Battery BL-5J 1430mAh, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-189CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Printed material