Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520
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Average user rating 4/5 out of 424 reviews
76.42% of users recommend this product
  • A smartphone that keeps things simple

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    Having only used feature phones for most of my life, making the leap to smartphones - by lieu of an unfortunate accident involving coffee destroying my previous phone - was something I was slightly hesitant about. I needn't have worried. The Lumia 520 is a budget smartphone with an easy-to-hold size; and with Windows 8.1 installed it just gets things done with the minimum of hassle. A great phone for people who want something smart, simple and affordable.

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  • Battery problems, life us too short should be more lifetime. also no proper application to connect it to the PC or laptops. plus bluetooth is faulty

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    Bluetooth should be able to connect with android phones. Ease of access to its connectivity with a PC or laptop.

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  • This phone is great

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    I've had this phone for 2 years and it still runs as smooth as the first day I used it, it handles everything really well, and the battery lasts for ages. Its such a practical little phone, especially when using the xbox features. Overall, it's a great phone that I would recommend to anyone

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  • the applications Are brilliant

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    I've had a couple of smart phones but this is the best one yet.!!

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  • this product has great features

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    very good !

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  • Brilliant phone

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    Absolutely love this phone ,for the price,features ,easy to use,cortana is a brilliant feature,this phone although may be a bit dated in my view is better than any iPhone and top selling mobiles,you will love this phone and don't think you would need to buy another one again because of the features this phone has. Well done nokia

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  • very good!

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    Bought this as my first smartphone. So good quality for it's cost, indestructible is a word that best describes it, it's survived nearly two years in my hands! Still works beautifully and so many great features of windows phone 8.1

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  • Great Budget Phone

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    The Nokia Lumia 520 is a great little phone, especially when considering the price of the device. Although features such as the camera aren't outstandingly brilliant but the price more than makes up for it. Altogether, I would highly recommend this phone over others in the price category

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  • A good budget phone.

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    This is a great budget smartphone which is easy to set up and straightforward to use. It doesn't cope too well under heavy use, but that is to be expected for its price. It has some great built in apps; especially HERE and the office features.

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  • The phone is amazing

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    The photos was great. Batery life is long anothers are very good

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  • downgrade? Hardly.

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    I started with a Lumia 920 around 3.5 years ago & for 2yrs had not a single problem, but then it stopped charging (damaged pins). It used to cost me £30-40 pm. After looking at many others I chose the 520 &&, apart from the lack of front-camera, it does (since Cortana) everything the 920 did, for only £8 pm. Brilliant! Highly recommended.

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  • GET ONE

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    WELL, WHAT CAN I SAY?? SPEAKS FOR IT'S SELF; SMART PHONE. NOT MUCH ELSE TO SAY REALLY!

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  • Easy to use, camera gives great pictures.

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    Previously not very good with phones I now find I can use this phone to do almost anything, perfect size for a woman. It moves to another countries signals with no problem when abroad.

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  • this product is good and useful

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    I was afraid windows phone is not enough for me but I am surprised how useful is...shame lot of applications is still not available on windows phone

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  • This product has great music features.

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    I had problems with the on button but the touch sensitive really helped, and the music technology is really great.

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  • good apps and i like the speaking to the phone because i struggle with spelling

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    It is great and it is simple to youse

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  • Prefect for everyday life

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    I use my Lumia phone to do everything from paying bills to playing games. its easy to use and takes some very impressive pictures. I feel lost without my Lumia.

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  • Nokia Lumia 520

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    Being new to s smartphones the 520 is a joy to use, easy to learn all about Lumia s, having the 8.1 and denim upgrade etc. makes this phone shine. The only downside is the battery time, especially if you are on it constantly on our working with it, but I suppose all are the same. Not having a dual cameras, but the one which it comes with is 5mp which comes with it does the job and the cameras apps do the job very well indeed. The 4"screen is just a tad small, but you get used to this very quickly, and with this new word flow addition is brill. This 520 is worth it I if you want a midrange phone this iis the one for you.c comes in funky colours and its easy to use this phone. For 1st time buyers/users this would be a great 1st smartphone . Recommended for beginners and all others. I have kept this phone cause it does everything asked of it and the 8-1-2 upgrades makes this basic phone well worth a look and try.

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  • Lumia is an all round winner

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    I got a 520 to try Lumia having come from Android, I won't be going back, my next phone will be a newer model Lumia. That said even the lower priced models are rich in features. The browser is the best that I have ever seen on a mobile phone and the battery life is around 3 days using the battery saver feature. Try it you won't be dissapointed

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  • Phone is brilliant.

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    This phone is absolutely brilliant, cannot fault it at all. So easy to use, camera is good, got great apps, especially Cortana. 10 out of 10 from me. Fantastic phone.

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