Nokia Lumia 520
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Average user rating 3.9/5 out of 199 reviews
78.89% of users recommend this product
  • nokia 520 not what i expected

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    battery life is 2 short.keep getting error message page not found or dns .its not what I expected,i would trade it right now.

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  • i absolutely hate this Nokia Lumia 520 cell phone! The Cricket company gave me this phone and from day one it has not worked properly! i hate this p!

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    I was given a Nokia Lumia 520 cell phone when I signed up with the Cricket company. Ever since I have had this phone I have had nothing but problem's! The Cricket company refuses to exchange the cell phone! Poor customer service and support!

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  • One of my favorites so far!!!

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    It's changed the way I look at phones. Very was to use with lots of helpful tips. Highly recommend.

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  • You get what you paid for

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    Coming form an iPhone 4s user. Battery life is poor, you won't be able to use navigation for more than an hour and a half with out it dying. Also the processor is so low grade that it kept kicking me off the internet half the time when trying to watch Youtube videos. Also I couldn't even find a standard MicroSD to add more memory, every store had MicroSDX and what not.

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  • Great size, ease of use, comfortable to carry, price is perfect, get more than you would expect

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    Coming from an Android HTC, (which I loved), this phone is much easier to use. The tiles are a great way to check things, does everything I need and is never glitchy - even with only 512mb Ram. Would love to see a premium phone of this size with all the power features and a bigger battery.

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  • Not too Shabby

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    I got this phone pretty cheap on a Go plan, have not been disappointed with what I got accounting for how much it cost. The layout is great and easy to customize, and the sync across other windows and Google apps has been a lifesaver, not to mention the Fb contacts which is a lifesaver for me. I use it to manage my schedule and have not been disappointed. It got a lot better after the last software update Summer 2014. No selfie camera which is disappointing and the quality is barely passable as good- so zooming on pics is shady at best. The lack of apps that comes from being a windows customer is disappointing but worth it in my opinion. My major complaint is with the sound system and headphones. They are not durable, quite delicate. The speaker on the phone is impressive however, people comment on the quality and volume. Apps sometimes take quite a while to load, but mostly this goes away when you shut them all down and turn your phone off once in a while. I'm very happy with the screen resolution and the sensitivity of brightness setting when in auto (I read a lot on my phone). I broke one (the headphone jack - not irreparably, but uncomfortable for listening to music) about 9 mo after getting it (which is more a comment on the very brusque way I treat my possessions than on their quality). I replaced it and have had it in good condition for about 5 mo and counting. The battery life starts off great and decreases from about 14 to 9 hours when playing music nonstop. Charging speed is quite good. (Keep in mind I do not have any data though.) Would recommend for a Good phone and low budget. More about practicality for organization than flashy apps and features.

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  • Bought it on the release day.. The best featured mobile I've used so far...

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    It was good to use and great good looking OS but not too easy to access data in card with initial OS release. the only prob is lack of apps which will be no big prob in the coming days( i think)... the only thing i regret about it is the absence of equalizer and dolby. the battery is draining after cyan update. Hope it won't happen with denim or W10(if i get it for L520)..

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  • Great value for money, but lacking features deemed neccesary by modern standards

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    Lumia 520 is my first smartphone ever and I can't say I'm not satisfied with it, on the contrary, I find it easy to use and good enough for everyday tasks. The casing is of high quality and it has survived more than one fall to hard ground (although on one occasion the glass broke, but it wasn't expensive to fix). However, when it comes to certain features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, it simply doesn't meet modern standards. This problem is not specific only to Lumia 520, but to the whole Windows Phone 8/8.1 OS. Certain types of Wi-Fi networks aren't supported so I cant' for example connect to my university's network. Another unsupported feature is static IP which makes me unable to connect to my home network (which is quite specific to setup). Therefore Wi-Fi is practically useless on my phone since I must rely on my data plan most of the time. The phone also freezes and/or crashes occasionally, requiring a battery removal. Speaking of battery, it lasts barely a full day - with the phone hardly being used. From time to time I tend to use my phone extensively and on those days I have to charge it 3+ times. The camera is good, but the lack of a flashlight makes it unusable under low light conditions. The Office aplication is practically useless for document editing, it can only be used as a modest viewer. To sum up, for users without any special requirements or expectations, the phone is good, but newer Lumia models have since come to the market with better performances in the same price range. I would therefore not recommend you to buy Lumia 520, but some model like Lumia 535, if you are zealous for Lumias. For users having higher technical skills and requirements - steer clear not only of this particular model, but of Windows Phone in general.

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  • Great product.

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    Love this phone but it could use a front facing camera.

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  • way better than expected

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    Like many i purchased the phone because my older one (xperia play)was giving me problems with the processing speed,so I decided to give the Nokia a try.For what I pay and one year of use without problems 2 falls this thing definitely I'll recommend it.

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  • great phone!

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    i loved this phone very very much! I had it for three months when it broke. unfortunately, it fell on the asphalt the screen cracked and them the touch wouldn't work. The touch screen is very good! It was very easy to get around with, cheep, and a great size. I didn't feel like there were any apps that i was missing. I recommend this phone!

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  • Thank you Microsoft and Nokia for the Lumina 520!

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    I ordered my phone from Amazon having no clue what a 'Windows' phone would be like. The first couple days of exploring the phone was a jaw dropper. Having used Android phones, the Lumina 520 continues to amaze me with it's capabilities. There is software, usually FREE, for any purpose one could possibly need. As one who lives on a extremely limited budget, I am grateful the Lumia 520 was, for me, affordable.

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  • can not connect wi-fi with comcast, AT&T does nothing about it no microsoft and nokia

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    it was ok at first but soon it went berserk

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  • This phone is awful

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    This is the worst phone I've ever owned. The internet browser is always kicking you off cause the phone gets overloaded. There are no free aps you must purchase everything. It will freeze on me in the middle of phone calls. You must sync it with Facebook. If you have been thinking about switching from an android or iPhone dont. I'm looking forward to switching back and throwing this phone away

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  • Best quality for an attainable price ! Love it :)

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    it recognizes only my touch includes search suggestions on Cortana, but it could do better with the apps including Netflix and the watchability

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  • I love my Lumia 520

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    I am trying to look for something negative to say. There is none. I live in Mexico and got this from Movistar on our, sort of, Black Fridayish weekend. Got it at about 70 bucks. I am totally happy with it: Smooth interface. The apps I need. Nokia apps and camera apps which I had never used and I totally love them. It's just the best phone I've ever had. Goodbye my android friend, totally Windows 8.1 and all the way!! And YES Microsoft: I TOTALLY RECCOMEND THIS LITTLE, BUT VERY RELIABLE FRIEND.

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  • very good

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    I can say only good things installation price range game. I 'm having And fulfilling my needs Mykndh I very much love

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  • cost

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    Best smartphone/android for the price And go phone as capabilities

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  • Has some very nice features for a phone at this cost.

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    Has nice features but I do not understand why companies think that "No Contract Phones" do not need a front camera as well as a back camera with flash. I guess we never take selfies. And why is it when you use the map feature to get driving directions it always insists on using toll roads. And yes, I have told the phone not to do that.

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  • Hang while using maps, no front camera so no selfies, Can not open media content in messages!

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    I always had Nokia, it was perfect before androids and I-phone came to market, but now! It always hangs while trying to update traffic on navigation and leave you alone in a place you don't know while driving! Thanks to upgrade to Windows 8.1 it has more amazing softwares now but still I don't like it. By the way it cannot open media content in text message from Iphone! really?!

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