Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520
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Average user rating 3.8/5 out of 231 reviews
77.06% of users recommend this product
  • Awesome Product

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    Hi everyone, i have read so many reviews towards this lumia 520. i am from past 3 months, as previously my mom used this phone as it was her first windows mobile, and find some difficulty for few days, later she used to explore each and every feature of this phone and for surprise she got every thing. later she told that camera is some what issue , when i took over the phone from my mom, later i updated to windows 8.1 Denim update. it was awesome, cortana... i like it very much. but it needed offline too, Microsoft should provide a file manager software, while third party apps are not so user friendly, recently one of my colleague update his lumia 520 to windows 10 developers preview. but for shocking, the navigation keys stopped working, tried to restore back but failed. tried to hard reset but still failed.. now he was facing lots of problems like unable to call as like previous, cant go back from an app, etc... by seeing this i stopped updating to windows 10 developers preview. #Microsoft, please fix this problem, notification bar needs some change if all the notifications are cleared the notification bar should automatically closed. found some touch issues recently like over sensitive touch. default apps are not loading so fast, and resuming of apps are little bit slow. ONE MORE THING. PHONE IS GETTING RESTARTED WHEN THE PHONE IS SWITCHED OFF DURING CHARGING. please make this bug fixed. if user wants to charge his phone by switching off the phone, please allow the phone to be in switched off position. (for all windows mobiles). menu in the settings should be in alphabetical order. Please do provide some more colors in "Start+Theme" and color effects. please provide equalizer for music and sound.

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  • nice featured phone

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    wonderful experience

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  • poor performance

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    Performance lacks when a lot of apps are installed Always hangs when more than 5 apps are opened This phone lacks of hardware features like compass and various more sensors Features of os are very good like offline maps Looks are great built quality is great I have been using this phone form last 2 years.

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  • No updates

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    1. more updates should be given 2. features are not at par with android. more to be added. e.g. ability to see name of a picture file, ability to see all the stored files in a folder 3. camera quality is poor. without flash, it is worse.

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  • Value for money

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    Great product at this price range, Video, Music quality is great , also is one note, sky drive and office. I've other brand in this price range. But it's performance is far better. Also getting regular update of OS for free. That is really nice. Game, and app is also usefull and easy to find.

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  • this product has great features

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    thisproduct has great features

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  • Best!

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    Very good phone! I can't even believe that the Lumia 720 got archived but not Lumia 520! I'm using this phone from the date of release! Never caught a lag in it! I even don't believe that this phone is going to get Windows Phone 10! A 512MB Ram phone getting Windows 10 without Lag! Wow!

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  • Good

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    Good but i can't connect with PC. Not connect with some WIFI. but it's good phone.

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  • Amazing Phone

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    I have dropped this phone for many times. Even from the front as well as back. Still no scratch in the display. Very nice mobile. You can access the powerpoint, excel, word...

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  • My first windows phone

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    I was using Symbian on 2012 to 2013 but it lagged so I needed a affordable Lumia smartphone and I found Lumia 520 I used this phone for a year and I got bored of windows 8 then I bought Samsung galaxy grand prime but it lagged too much so i bought Nokia Lumia 535 and buying 535 was a mistake it had touch problems which was irritating and I exchanged my grand prime 'n' 535 and I bought nokia Lumia 730... 730 is excellent phone

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  • this product has great features but some bugs too!

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    The overall experience was good! The features like double tap to wake up the phone, flip the phone to silent & some more handy features are really helpful! But some features are missing! That's where the phone starts failing! The biggest issue with windows phones are the 'apps'! Application very few & very fussy! They just stuck! They are slow.. After updating many of the apps they still takes some extra seconds to open even the basic inbuilt apps like music, videos too! Problem with onedrive is also a matter of concern & this really disappointed me! if you don't have as much apps like android & iOS have atleast make them easy to use them and remove the issues please!

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  • it has a great camera

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    It should have a front camera.should have a 2500mhz battery.touch is superb.sound quality is brilliant.

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  • Does not connect with PC Win 8.1 EN. Cable drivers nowhere !

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    I have been searching for PC connectivity driver for 8.1 Enterprise N, but hopelessly could not find. So .... can't take backup on PC, also can't project my screen. With DENIM and CORTANA it's nice. But CORTANA uses internet and data connection drains battery, should be available offline too.

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  • best

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    lovely amazing best form all anroid

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  • Not a nice phone

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    At first it was a fantastic phone the touchscreen was perfect. But now it is not even 8 month since I had this phone it switches off by it self does not want to switch on! The screen cracked for absolutely not reason at all. I put it on charge the night when I went to bed and the next morning it was cracked! will never buy nokia again!

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  • Good budget phone, But...!!!

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    I am a Nokia Lover and Lumia phones are awesome, But now a days many of Lumia lovers like me are facing a serious problem with Software Bricking. My Preview for developers is set ON, last week suddenly my mobile got switched off and later it started showing an error "Error: Unable to find bootable option. Press any key to shut down.". After a long research on this error, I came to know that this was caused by a minor update which was automatically updated in my mobile as Prev for dev is ON. I found many people are facing this problem and the Nokia care people are changing Mother boards of complaint phones for those who are under warranty, but charging almost half of mobiles cost for those who ran out of warranty. Microsoft should solve the problem for free as it is the problem with the os itself. Now my mobile is kept useless. Except this, 520 is awesome in performance, touch, features and battery life too.

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  • Over a year usage

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    Using the phone since a year. No such problem faced till now.

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  • Camera is good,, lack of a proper file maneger make it little bit tough to access files smoothly

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    with windows 8.1 Cyan update this phone becomes much more smoother than the previous,, With this update we get the fantastic camera applications,,, which are excellent,, but lack of a proper file manager is a great problem till now,, this phone is smooth,, no lag though it have only 512 Mb ram,,, Games on store runs smoothly... overall little bit better than GOOD but not excellent

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  • Waste Product

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    Battery backup is worst. Dont go for this phone. And dont buy windows phone. These phones will not support some features that a basic phone supports.

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  • This is low level phone.

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    Nokia should have concentrated on battery performance and camera for 520. Battery is bad and lasts only 4-5 hours with moderate usage with battery saver disabled. It's like jack of all master of none.

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