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Nokia Lumia 520
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Average user rating 4.1/5 out of 589 reviews
80.31% of users recommend this product
  • The phone is great, everything about it is great

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    I have dropped this phone alot and the screen has not broken on me very strong screen. Its got office which is brilliant if u need to use office as I did. Its got everything u need in this phone. All the apps for twitter are the exact same no difference. I just love ❤ my Nokia Lumia 520.

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  • Such a shame

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    Nice phone but the apps are terrible. Can't get original apps like twitter etc but having to make do with cheap copies of the apps I want. Fix this & ratings will increase

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  • Nice phone, limited apps, terrible durability

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    I bought this phone, because it offered great value. It works well as a phone, the touch screen and predictive texts are great. It makes phone calls, there is a lot going for it. However, if you want a particular app, the chances are that there isn't a windows phone version of it (even my bank doesn't bother). Then there is the screen. First up the touch diffuser just broke, I bought another invalidated the warranty, which was worth nothing and replaced it. It was a bit ropey and eventually stopped working. I got another one. I dropped it on paving and the screen broke. I try to treat it carefully, but 3 screens in 15 months is a problem with the phone. My Nokia 3210 survived a long time.

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  • Could be a good product BUT ....

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    The only problem with the 520... The screen goes blank while you´re on a call and you have to wait for the other party to put the phone down ... unfortunately there is nothing you can about it ...What a shame !!!! I don´t recommend it at all.

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  • this understand me

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    it help me in my study through it feature office, don't get me bore, have great battery life of other phone which i used.

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  • ok phone

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    screen keeps cracking 3 times to date . power button has stopped working its a complete pain wish id got something else . Its broken more times than its been working . wont send pictures either !

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  • Great budget smartphone

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    Apart from the battery not lasting even a day sometimes, it's a great little budget smartphone. Perfect for a first-time smartphone buyer or a child. Camera is decent and the screen is very sharp and bright. Also its very tough. I've dropped this phone a bunch of times without a case with only slight corner damage but the phone still works perfectly fine. Overall, I'm very impressed.

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  • L520 is a great phone

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    I love this phone, I couldn't buy a better one for this price

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  • Easy to use

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    My first 'phone of this type - intuitive and easy to use - quick enough for me - reasonable battery life - good value for money device - great!

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  • An awesome life companion.

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    Complete with MS Word and Excel, I can do important work any time, any where. Combine this with an attractive design, great apps and a very good camera and BAM! You have the Lumia 520. The personalisable element to the phone makes it more fun to use and there is no lag, even when asking some pretty demanding tasks from it. There are some very useful features to the Lumia 520, and Cortana really makes my day.

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  • Brilliant by comparison

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    As a disabled person a mobile is essential and moving from a Samsung Ace to my 520 was one of the best things I have done. It is easy to use and has all that anyone in my position needs from games to apps to using the camera.

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  • Poor product that doesn't last a month without encountering a problem.

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    Where to start? My power button has broken, so I can't do a hard reset, turn it off and on using the intended button (I have to use the camera button and wait for the screen to time out) and have to shut it down by taking the battery out. It regularly crashes, closing my windows and not saving files. My internet history is apparently non-existent. My apps are closed in the middle of use. The screen randomly blacks out. Settings hard to find and use, updates nearly impossible what with the tiny storage space. The cherry on the cake - my phone will now not reboot, so I am stuck without a contact device! Bravo, Nokia. Would absolutely not recommend, and cannot wait to get a new phone.

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  • its a good handy phone

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    it is perfect for my college life with the Microsoft office and, for my music as well. I would recommend this to many people.

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  • Brilliant phone - I can't imagine life without it!

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    My Lumia has become an essential part of my life - it's so easy to use for everything: personal, business - the lot! For me it's now indispensible for staying on top of emails, keeping up with social media, messaging, ebook reading, sat-nav ..... The list goes on.

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  • Easy to use Smartphone

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    As a newcomer to Smartphones I found this very easy to use from the start. For me the best feature was the Calendar on a live tile on the start screen.

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  • What a phone!

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    2 years on and still works like a charm. At the time it got everything right - fresh design, great price and good specs for the price. It's the phone that made me love the windows phone platform. Screen sensitivity was a big bonus for me. It runs out of memory sometimes but it still runs smoothly and can keep up with whatever I throw at it. Amazing phone that really surprised me! Plus, there are loads of options for customisation, personalisation and accessories. Top notch phone on an ever improving platform for a really good price.

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  • Not expensive but works very well. Overall very pleased with it.

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    Easy to use. Really good battery life. Lots of downloads to try out and even most of the free ones are worth having.

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  • love this phone so easy to use.

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    I love this phone would not use any other phone its that good I've bought my son one for his first phone cause its easy to use .

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  • Excellent

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    A great phone that is easy, and simple to use but with amazing features. The new denim update has made the phone even better although the small 1400mah battery could be better... The camera is good and there are thousands of apps on the store. Overall. 8.5 out of 10

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  • Amazing Camera

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    This phone has a wonderfull camera that can take beautiful senic shots the battery life is also fantastic and last hours longer then my previous phone. The phone also has a great app store with all of the current apps and the popular social media applications .

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