Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile presented on video
0. phoneArena 12 Apr 2013, 02:45 posted on
The Lumia 521 supports T-Mo's 4G HSPA+ network with a 21.1 Mbps modem, if the carrier can deliver those, has a dual-core processor, 235ppi 4" display, 5 MP camera, and its screen can be operated with gloves on, like with the Lumia 920, so check out the looks below...
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1. Landmarkcm (Posts: 505; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Am I the only one who thinks it's ridiculous that they did not include a flash for the camera on this! That has become a must for me. They tout the camera yet it's gonna be pretty useless in low light and night & indoor low light shots. Forget about taking a picture of you & friends at a club or whatever if you get this.
4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You get what you pay for I suppose. I mean, this is the lowest of the 5 current classes of Lumias. I knew it wasn't gonna run on T-Mobile's LTE network, but it's not even gonna run on their HSPA+42 network, either. That's a bummer. Adding to the no flash for the back cam, you have no front-facing camera on a 2013 phone & I think this one becomes a hard sell even at whatever extremely cheap price it's gonna be. Just too many trade-offs here.
2. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
This smartphone costs virtually nothing, and if you want more features, then spend more. Competing Android devices don't offer better value for the money, and most have trouble even turning on at this price point, let alone built-in flash...
9. bintheham (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I completely agree. I would prefer a flash, but all things considered it is still a very good value for an entry level smart phone. Definitely better than a lot of the prepaid Android phones you see around that also don't have a flash.
6. weirdfisher (Posts: 51; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)
why the hell they need to change 520 to 521
7. T00muchF00D (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
You guys how dare you say its useless in low light. Have you never seen all the smartphones that Nokia cameras beat in low light. Apples iPhone 5 and gs3. Nokia is a beast at cameras
8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
It is useless in low-light. Unlike those other Lumias you speak of, this one has no flash.
10. bintheham (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
It definitely would be better with a flash, but you are still getting a lot of phone for the money here.