Being a Nokia handset, the Nokia Lumia 520 comes with Nokia's own mapping app - 'HERE Maps'. It's not a bad offering at all, though it's fairly basic, particularly in comparison to Google Maps, which is what you'd get with an Android handset.
The maps themselves seem fairly detailed and accurate and it locked onto our location in just a few seconds whenever we had Wi-Fi connected, but over 3G things were a lot worse, often taking ten to 15 seconds and on one occasion taking what must have been around a minute.
That's unfortunate, since often you'll be out and about in places where you won't have access to Wi-Fi when you want to consult a map, but it always got there in the end.
We're not a fan of the washed out colour scheme either and while it will list nearby places (shops, restaurants and the like) if you ask it to, the list didn't seem at all comprehensive.
It also lacks many of the bells and whistles we'd like to see such as traffic information or elevation details. We weren't expecting Street View, since that's a Google thing, but there just doesn't seem to be much of anything here beyond the core map.
You can at least download maps to the phone, which is a very handy feature, meaning that for example when you go abroad you won't have to spend a small fortune on data to use your map.
As well as 'HERE Maps', the Nokia Lumia 520 also comes with 'HERE Drive', which is a free sat-nav service.
It's still in beta but it certainly seems to get the job done, with accurate navigation getting you from A to B hassle free.
Aside from the mapping and media apps that have already been discussed there's not a whole lot included on the Nokia Lumia 520.
There's a calculator, calendar and alarm clock, all of which are fairly standard and self explanatory in their functions, though it's worth mentioning that your calendar will automatically sync with any social networks or email accounts that you add to the handset.
Then there's Angry Birds Roost, which we foolishly assumed was a game, but it's actually just a hub that you can download Angry Birds games from along with Angry Birds themed videos and wallpapers.
We suspect that this will only see much use from the biggest of Angry Birds fans, but it's there if you want it and if not you can thankfully uninstall it.
The most significant apps come in the form of Microsoft Office and OneNote, both of which are fairly feature rich, with Office in particular proving impressive as it lets you create, view and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Doing much more than reading them on a 4-inch screen isn't the most pleasant experience in the world, but it could come in handy in an emergency.
Additional apps can be found on the store, which is home to both free and paid offerings. The selection is nowhere close to what you'd find on Google Play or Apple's App Store, but it's not bad either, with a selection of games, social media apps, productivity tools and more.
The games are worth highlighting in particular, as Microsoft have secured some unique offerings that aren't available on Android or Apple devices and you can also access your Xbox live account if you have one.