Nokia Lumia 505- “Cheaper Alternative With 8MP Camera” (Review)

If you thought that Nokia Lumia 510 was the cheapest and the best smartphone by Nokia in Lumia Series then think again. There is a rumor about the release of new Nokia lumia 505 which is possibly going to be released in 2013, Q1 according to GSMArena. This smartphone is definitely going to bring a revolution in Lumia smartphone category.

Let’s go through the features of this new Nokia’s Cheapest Lumia smartphone.

It has a 4.0 inches TFT capacitive touch-screen with corning gorilla glass which gives a decent viewing experience and protection against rough and tough use. It cannot play HD videos but the basic videos work smoothly.

Lumia 505 is equipped with 8MP primary camera which is really good compared to other low end smartphones but it does not contain any front camera or flash. The 8MP camera comes with the features which can be used to put many effects to your clicks. Its 8MP camera adds an ace to the use of features like city lens and many other apps.

OS and Processor
It has Microsoft windows 7.8 which gives amazing mobile experience. Browsing is pretty good as it includes 3G and Wifi features. It contains 800Mhz processor which is similar to Lumia 510.

It has a 4GB internal memory and no external memory slots. But you may get extra cloud storage like other lumia series where you can store the high end pictures and videos taken on your 8 GB camera.

It does not include multi-touch feature so you won’t be able to play high end touch games.

Nokia is known for its tough hardware so you don’t have to worry much if you drop your Lumia 505 once or twice. It has a volume rocker and lock key at the right side along with the camera click button. There is the charging port/USB data port and 3.5mm jack at the top. The speaker is located at the base like other Lumia series which gives good output. It comes in ravishing Red and Black color, other colors will be released soon.

It has a standard Li-ion  battery  but it’s performance is not known yet.


  • No external storage slot.
  • High end games cannot be played.


Looking at the 8MP camera it looks like this Lumia 505 will be expensive but as it does not contain any external card slot or windows 8, the price can be expected to be low. Neither its back camera has flash nor front camera is present. Looking at the above features the price can be expected to be pretty less compared to other smartphones, may be between Rs.6000-Rs.8000.