While our attention is undoubtedly fixed on the Lumia 925, the Lumia 521 is a great entry-level smartphone and a great way to get acquainted to the Windows Phone world. The cost may be the best part with a $29 down payment followed by just $5 a month for your equipment installment payment. Or, you can buy the phone outright from $150 straight from T-Mobile or if you can find it, $129.88 from Walmart. The device was previously available through an exclusive deal with the Home Shopping Network as of April 27th.
The Lumia 521 brings a 4” 800 x 480 display to the table, 512RAM, 8GB storage with a microSD slot, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, 9.9mm thick and HSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity. A software update arrived on May 20th enabling Wi-Fi calling.
Beginning May 22, the Nokia Lumia 521 – an exclusive to T-Mobile – will be available online at www.T-Mobile.com, at T-Mobile retail stores, select dealers and national retailers for $29.99 down with 24 equal monthly payments1 of $5 0% APR O.A.C. for well-qualified customers with the new Simple Choice Plan.