If you were in the market for an entry level phone in the sub $50 price point, Amazon has a deal for you. Currently the online superstore has the Nokia Lumia 520 for an unbeatable $39.99. To make the value even better, the device qualifies for PRIME shipping, which means it’s just the $40 price plus a bit of tax to pick up this great device.
While the Lumia 520 may have been out-spec’d by the newer Lumia 635 for AT&T at $99.99, the 520 is still loaded with great features and that stellar price point. The 520 features a 4” display which fits in any pocket. The 5MP rear shooter takes great photos under most conditions and records HD video to your MicroSD card. With Windows Phone 8.1, the lack of internal storage is no longer an issue as you can load Apps and data to your card as well.
Even just using the Lumia 520 as a stand-alone GPS makes it worth while. Even offline, Here Maps and Here Drive allow users to navigate to locations using downloaded maps. A connection is needed to search out addresses, but with some proper caching of your route prior to leaving over WiFi, the Here services can run without any data connection at all.
The Nokia Lumia 520 Amazon deal of the day won’t last long, and at $39.99 it’s hard not to snag one of these to pop in a drawer and save for a day when that iPhone or HTC One hits the floor and disaster strikes. Remember that the locked Lumia 520 also works on GSMA plans from Red Pocket Mobile and www.4gfastdata.com.