Apple has officially entered the mid-range/low-end phone market with the iPhone 5C. At least that’s what they would like us to believe. Nokia has been in that market for a very, very long time, and the iPhone 5C does not compete. The 5C is $99 with a contract, the 520 is $99 without contract. That is a HUGE difference. The Lumia 520 wins on price alone.
Many people expected the 5C to be Apple’s attempt to get into emerging markets, but for $550 that isn’t happening. All Apple wants to do with the iPhone 5C is repackage the iPhone 5 to make it more appealing. A lot of people are going to compare these phones, but it’s not a fair fight. The 5C wins on specs, but the 520 wins on affordability. If you’re looking to get a low-end phone the 520 is the easy choice.