Nokia phones have come a long way. From the iconic but monstrous devices like the 5110 of the good ol' Edsamail days to the sleek mobile powerhouses of the Lumia line of today, we can safely say the company has been innovating big time to cater to our evolving needs and to say "kaya niyo 'to?" to its rivals from the Android and iPhone camps.
And as it is with the past, we kitikitexters here in the Philippines are still very much a part of Nokia's plans. Fact is, many of their newest smartphones are already up on store shelves here. Add two more to the mix as the new Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 have just been officially launched here earlier today, and we were among the first peeps to seem them in the flesh. Get to know them better below.
Nokia Lumia 520
First we have the Lumia 520, a device that caters more to the masa market, thanks to it being the cheapest of the Lumia bunch (as well as the cheapest Windows Phone 8 handset locally available). But don't let that fool you; this one is packed with nifty features and hardware that make it an intriguing buy. For starters, it's already a dual-core phone that also comes with 512MB of RAM—more than enough to handle your everyday smartphone chores.
It also packs a 4-inch, 480x800 display with IPS (for more viewing angles) and wireless connectivity over Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth. For your biglaan snaps, there's a 5-megapixel camera at the back. And oh, as we've said, this pup runs on Windows Phone 8, a refreshing choice amidst the iOS vs Android wars, if you ask us.
The Lumia 520 also has a few nifties that aren't found on most phones outside its brood. It has a super-sensitive touchscreen that you can use no problemo even if you're wearing gloves. It also has a feature called Cinemagraph that adds motion to photos and HERE Maps, which can guide you on your drives.