Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520
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Average user rating 3.7/5 out of 236 reviews
76.69% of users recommend this product
  • DO NOT BUY LUMIA 520!!!

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    I bought this product in January 2014 and within the 18 months of usage of this phone , the motherboard got defected and It requires 3500(INR) to get it repaired which is almost 70% of the cost of the new phone.My usage was just normal, I didn't use any heavy apps as such.Finally I would recommend you to not buy this product and switch to better phones in this range

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  • Singnatue product that will leave a memorable mark on your life

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    I use for 2 yrs. For an mid range phone it can do many thing on phone that can be done on laptops. For e.g- Office it can be done on my phone share it on big screen by microsoft apps its appealing and keep my work done. It has sexy camera with such cool apps by microsoft that enhance your cameras experince. It can play high graphic games without any utter or hiccup. But some games that are not completely degin for lumia may not response god but and store dose not update new games that are are launched quite a time ago on andrion and ios but some game i like to talk about that are halo, mirror edge are available on iphone and microsoft. Touch response is great. New update that are impressive. Cortona is awesome it easily beat Google talk and competitive to siri. And many thing that can make you happy. Its worthy investment and happy investment.

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  • Glad to having a lumia user

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    M using it from 2 years it runs smoothly without hanging prob games also runs smoothly even in 512MB ram camera is also good but battery backup is not sufficient for these phone only 4 hrs in 3G (H+)Battery Is only 1430MAH. Built quality is excellent touch is really super sensitive works even in gloves.Main cons. is the battery it requires more than 2000MAH . Overall i recommend this phone to friends.

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  • A really nice budget phone

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    I have been using this phone for over a year. I had switched to Windows due to number of reasons 1. Performance issues - till date I have not faced any performance issue (system crash, app crash, unusual reboot....) unlike my other Non-Windows device. 2. UI - UI is great, its very easy to manage your things. 3. Inbuilt Office - good to have. comes handy 4. Built quality - my phone has survived banging in the hands of my son, free falls, water with no problems. The Plastic back panel looks bad as I have white colored but...you can change that 5. APPs - I dont know what people look for and say number of apps are less at windows app store and more in Android. I have seen the standard apps available. 6. Battery - used to last well but recently started to give problems due to high usage 7. Only thing I dont like about it was the camera. A very bad camera. I dont know how one could call that a 5MP...I gives a picture worse than 2MP and that too without flash. I liked the Windows OS so much that if I have the choice I would go for a high end Windows phone

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  • Tries too hard to please?

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    Phone asked for my assessment; I gave maybe 3/10. Expanding here. Just temporary use of a phone that was for display, and cheap. Latter likely reason it has a bad touchscreen: can't get all characters. This is main cause for woes, low rating. Various updates, but still an issue. Also, not so happy with way it works. Reading facebook, all too easy to not scroll as intended but instead taken to view a photo or whatever [not because of malfunctioning touchscreen, I think] Home page is very busy; auto features include some things I don't want - birthdays of contacts, most of whom aren't such friends I really want to know if it's their birthday. Flicking pages left/right doesn't always take me to places I hope to go. The list of applications etc isn't too nice; I haven't seen how to set up screen[s] with apps I favour. Settings - so many things to choose from! All seem to have equal priority; part of what seems a bit of over eagerness to please, somehow. As tho phone should take it a bit easy. [even this request for feedback coming as part of enthusiasm to please. I know the market's competitive, sympathise with Nokia's fading. But still, somehow could relax a bit more.]

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  • 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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