We thought that the Nokia Lumia 520 hit rock bottom pricing when it was made available for a mere $29 from the Microsoft Store earlier this month. But we were [thankfully] wrong -- Amazon is now offering Microsoft's entry-level smartphone for a bargain basement price of $19.99.
Everyone thought that the Lumia was a true bargain when it was offered at the "low" price of $39.99 this past summer, and we doubt that anyone would scoff at another 50 percent reduction in pricing.
As we've indicated previously, the Lumia 520 was first announced back in 2013, and its budget-minded hardware wasn't exactly cutting edge during its release. Today, the Lumia 520's 1GHz dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM seem pokey compared to today’s entry-level Android smartphones. Likewise its 8GB of internal storage is definitely confining, but it can be expanded with a microSD slot (which can be accessed by removing the smartphone's backplate).
Other features include an 800x480 display, 5MP rear camera, and 1430 mAh battery. The Lumia runs Windows 8.1 and should soon have access to the Lumia Denim Update which brings a wealth of enhancements.
The Lumia 520 comes locked to AT&T's network (it can also be used with the prepaid GoPhone service).