Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd May 2013 18:27 UTC
Windows "Microsoft's phone chief hates to call the new Nokia Lumia 521 cheap, but the lower-priced smartphone launching in the United States is the company's boldest move yet to win mass market share from leaders Apple and Samsung. The world's largest software company has so far focused on putting its Windows Phone software into expensive, high-end devices - chiefly from Nokia and HTC. But the new model will go on sale at Walmart later this month at an unsubsidized price under $150, relatively cheap for a new phone running up-to-date software without a long-term contract." Windows Phone is racing to the bottom just as fast as Android - with the difference being that expensive Android devices do not fail to sell.
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Comment by Deviate_X
by Deviate_X on Fri 3rd May 2013 19:28 UTC
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What happened to OS news on!!! You could have added a single line (beneath the ax-grinding) about what OS its running and specs!! ;)

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RE: Comment by Deviate_X
by phoenix on Fri 3rd May 2013 21:13 in reply to "Comment by Deviate_X"
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It's basically a Galaxy S2 (the dual-core Qualcomm version) but without the HD screen or LTE.

It's a good starter phone, spec-wise, or a good "use until your contract runs out and you can upgrade to a new one" phone.

The only real downside I see to it is the screen res. Dual-core 1 GHz with Adreno 305 is plenty for most apps and games. But 800x480 on a 4" screen is going to look horrible. ;) Even qHD (960x540) looks horrible on a 4" screen (Droid3/4).

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RE[2]: Comment by Deviate_X
by Nelson on Fri 3rd May 2013 21:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by Deviate_X"
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I think they made even worse choices than low resolution. Leaving flash out of the camera turns out flash assisted focus. Who in their right mind will want to take a picture like that?

The 620 imo is a much better value proposition, or the 720 if you can afford it.

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