Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 215
Rated 5 out of 5 by Windowsphonefan416 This Device Is Amazing!!
I love this device! The 521 is my first Lumia smartphone, but I can say it will not be me my last. Everything about this phone has exceeded my expectations. This phone has a great quality about it, and it runs Windows 8 like a dream. At first I was skeptical about buying this phone, but I'm so glad I got it! The camera takes phenomenal photos, even without a flash! The screen is perfect size, and my favorite thing about this phone is the way it looks and fits in my hand. It is like a dream come true! The 1 Ghz processor is nice to see at this price point. The apps that Nokia offers, for both the camera, and navigational tools, are absolutely amazing! Nokia is really the Windows device to go for. They make great devices, I'm so impressed!
May 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Patrick Nokia quality in an inexpensive smartphone
This isn't a cheap smartphone, just an inexpensive one. This phone has some of the best sound quality I have ever had in a mobile phone--so much better than iPhone or Motorola. Windows Phone 8 has no lag, it's quite responsive. The predictive text with its learning capability is pretty amazing as well. Nokia has written a lot of nice apps for this phone themselves-they are really supporting Windows Phone well. Nice job Nokia, I'm very glad I got this phone over the others I was looking at.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cisco818 Worth Every Penny and More
I bought this phone for my 13 year old, who was upgrading from a flip-phone. IMO, there is no phone out there that even compares at this price point. This is not a cheap phone; this is an inexpensive, quality phone. Nokia has been able to build the ultimate budget phone by removing useless features, like an NFC chip and a front-facing camera. I'm looking forward to new Nokia offerings, and will definitely consider them when I'm finally out of my current 2-year contract.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Betch9 Not perfect but close
This is a great phone, especially for the price. Camera is stellar, battery may not last all day but it charges in just over an hour or so. The only thing that needs improving is the array offered by wm8. I switched to the LG optimus L9 for just that reason. I am however regretting the switch because the Lumia is way faster and has no issues that android does. The other reason I had switched was the keyboard. I had wanted Swype. But then I found myself using SwiftKey without flow enabled anyway. So I would definitely say get This phone. It's amazing.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roostud Nokia is moving in the right direction
Finally nokia your moving in the right direction. I just wish you could have added a front camera and better screen I would have paid 200 dollars for it. What so great about wm8 is that you don't need monster specs to power it.
May 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crisro So long Android, welcome back Windows
I refuse to pay Apple prices and have been fooling around with Android and all it's software iterations for the past two years. Between glitches and constant reboots (not to mention Google privacy issues), Android has been nothing but trouble. This is my first Window phone and, like the PC's I've been running for years, I sense it is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. It is packed with features, operates smoothly and seamlessly and integrates so well with my PC. Plus, unlike the Androids, it's one helluva phone with great volume, speaker and microphone. At this price, it can't be beat and I am looking forward to what the future holds for both Nokia and Microsoft -- what a great team!
September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TooCoolFoolForYou6789 THIS PHONE IS AMAZING!!!
I think this is the best phone I have bought! It's not the best smartphone ever, But you NEVER going to find another phone this good for this price! It is extremely affordable and easy to use. I love the camera quality and the live tiles! This is perfect for being a student! It reminds me when my classes are and what homework I have, and the media player is perfect for exercising and just lounging. I would completely recommend this phone to anybody. and the price is phenomenal!!!!! You can't even get a cheap flip phone for this price! BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY!!!
October 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Holz A very Annonying Phone
This is one of the worst phones I have ever owned. One day it will work great, the next it will automatically turn off and then turn on. Two minutes later it turns off and then turns on. Sometimes this will continue for the whole day. When it does come back on, it will tell me the battery is dead. When I plug the charger into it, it will show that it is more than halfway charged. Then it goes through a whole sequence of turning off and on, until I take the battery out and put it back in. I have owned several different phones and this by far has been the most annoying. I didn't want to pay out the extra cash in the beginning, but now I will be going back and purchasing something that will have a little more power to it. Also, when I receive a text that has media content, I never get the content. The text will way "Get media content", I will press it then it says "Getting media content", and then it never gets it. So I cannot not receive pictures or other content other then straight texts on the text screen.
June 9, 2014