Nokia Lumia 520 User Reviews
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UI speed9.1/10Camera7.3/10Multimedia8.1/10Internet8.8/10Call quality9.2/10Battery8.3/10Reception8.8/10Display8.8/10Build quality8.7/10Text input8.5/10Everyday usage9/10
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posted on 18 Jul 2014, 00:47 (Posts: 0; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)
Good camera phone. Only good 'camera' phone.
guptaraghav_1990 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Yes... its Fast, Good display, No lag, great build quality !!
I needed a phone for music, a little internet surfing and some calling – so I placed my bet on the Newly launched phone in 2013.
But after using it for a little more than a year, i would like to put it as the worst phone that was pawned off by Nokia... for the below mentioned reasons:
1. Fast - It’s fast just because it has nothing to offer to the user. There are still no good quality (playable) games on the Marketplace, no really usable apps. So you don’t install anything on the phone which in-turn makes it fast. So yes it’s fast.
2. Cheap – Rather than calling it as affordable, cheap is more suitable word.
Pretty cheap on functionality and features.
3. Great camera – The camera quality is good, and is in-fact the only selling point of this phone or any other Lumia phone for that matter.
4. Music Player- The worst music player seen till-date. Sometimes songs don’t play on it, sometimes they do – no logic identifiable here.
The one thing that put me off was – no playlist. There is an option given in the interface but hard you may try but you can’t simply make any playlist. The ‘add to playlist’ feature simply puts all the songs in the list to the playlist… pff.
5. Internet – The default IE sucks as usual and the bad news is none better is available on appstore. So you’re stuck with it.
6. Facebook/Whatsapp/Viber – Due to security reasons (as touted by Nokia developers) the user is not able to upload pics or...Build quality 7/10Reception 6/10Call quality 7/10Internet 5/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 7/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 7/10Display 7/10Battery 7/10
- camera is good
- only camera is good
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posted on 14 May 2014, 16:07 (Posts: 0; Member since: 13 May 2014)
Nokia Lumia 520 Review
Laura4cake has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I only got this phone a few days ago but I'm very impressed with it. The only main drawback that I've encountered so far and have been quite disappointed about is that it's very tedious to make music playlists and there isn't a way of managing these playlists once they've been created. But, the rest of the phone is pretty good for it's price.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Creating playlists is difficult and tedious.
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posted on 02 May 2014, 17:49 (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
It is a quite good low end phone
windowssmiler has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Lumia 520 changed my mind and my opinion towards windowsphone as it is a cheap phone and is very good compared to its price. With windowsphone 8.1 it is altered completely to a better phone in my opinion Nokia has made a great job with this phone
Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 6/10
- 8gb is quite good
- windowsphone 8.1 is very good
- different colours avaliable
- micro sd card slot
- no flash
- no front facing camera
- small battery
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posted on 02 May 2014, 01:18 (Posts: 0; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)
nice smartphone and it's not expensive
ahmed.gm108 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I like the display and typing style and useful applications and easly OS and the camera is very good but it's not good in darkness because no flash and i think it will be more useful if it had 1GB of ram and flash and no front camera and no 4G support and it has a fast internet browser and the build quality is very good i rate this phone 8/10Build quality 8/10Reception 7/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 4/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 7/10Battery 7/10
- fast processor
- good typing
- good display
- good build quality
- good battery
- fast internet browser
- 512 MB of Ram
- no LED Flash
- no front camera
- no 4G support
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posted on 28 Jan 2014, 17:43 (Posts: 0; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
Hazem.Hadid has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
nice phone its better than iPhone 4 and same iPhone 4S its have nice touch screen and nice OS (Windows Phone ) but have 512 MB of ram you cant download new game but you can download this big game ( Six-Guns , Asphlat 8 : air brone .......) the phone not have system error and have 5 MP from the past i have nokia c5-03 the camera 5 MP i see my old phone camera better than lumia 520 camera but in first time now i see the camera same 8 MP symbian phone old nokia (X7-00) C6-01 ........... but i love my lumia and i hope to buy the monster lumia 1520Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- very fast
- nice touch screen
- better than Iphone 4
- WP OS the best
- 512MB Ram
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posted on 21 Jan 2014, 06:59 (Posts: 17; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)
User Experience of Nokia Lumia 520 RM-914
NationGuettaTR has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
build quality is : Quite enough but not super
Internet : IE 10 still crap.
Multimedia : Not so bad not so good
Camera : So bad. Sorry
Text Input : In my language (Turkish) it's so hard to type anything.
Display : IPS LCD excellent but too low resolution
Build quality 5/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 6/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 2/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 5/10Display 8/10Battery 10/10
- Dual-Core processor with cheap price
- Smooth UI
- 720P HD video recording
- Offline GPS
- 4.0" IPS screen
- 512 Mb RAM
- Low screen resolution
- Old GPU
- Very small screen (should be at least 4.3")
- Very low apps/app compabilty
- Doesn't get much support from Microsoft or Nokia
- 8 gb (5.6 user available) is too low, at least it needed 16 gb version
- Lacks file explorer
- WP8 OS (Still in beta form and unusable for most people)
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posted on 17 Jan 2014, 11:33 (Posts: 0; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
kaloyan98 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Lumia 520 is my first phone with Windows. Before the Lumia I had android and actually I like the Lumia more .... The OS is really good , I wasn't sure should I have to buy Windows phone or Android and I'm glad I made this choice. The phone is really fast thanks to the dual core processor and there is no problems or lags with playing every game or to run app ... everything is running good , fast and without lag. The screen is perfect size and the colors are awesome. The camera make amazing videos in HD and the photos are pretty good too :). Really good call quality.
Battery is good enough for me. I can earn one they with one charging, but I play a lot of games and I'm using many apps and having 10-20 calls for the day so I guess it's good .... I think the phone is the best on that price , and you won't be disappointed if you buy it for sure ! :) ow , and It's one of the best looking phones for me :)Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- The display is great
- Good call quality
- Low price
- Fast processor
- The battery could be better
- It is not possible to set your music for ringtone
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posted on 18 Dec 2013, 22:35 (Posts: 0; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
leon234 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This phone has really nothing wrong with it apart from it hasn't got a LED flash light but that does not matter, another thing i would say i didn't like was the app store there are really no very known games but i cant knock it because of that.This phone will last if you use it properly. A great thing about the phone is that it is at a very low cost for what it is worth.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- great camera
- cheap price
- great strorage
- sd card slot
- easy to use
- clear screen
- texting is easy
- you can make it personal
- keep the kids entertained in kids corner
- not the best appstore
- the screen gets scratches but not big scratches and can be repaired with a screen protector
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posted on 23 Nov 2013, 07:11 (Posts: 5; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)
Awesome phone. Its no less than any Android phone
Price-Hunt has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
before buying it, I was also confused regarding buying windows or android OS phone. I thought to Right this review to kill the wrong myth spreading regarding windows phones and Nokia Lumia:-#You can share Photos, videos, Music via Bluetooth. Apps are coming. We now have Temple Run 1 in WP store, so its sure we will get updates from that developer. 4"'screen, 5 MP camera. Front Facing VGA camera for Video calling needs
This phone is awesome, and will not disappoint you in any case except mentioned above. Highly Recommended, worth every penny you invest. enjoy
For lowest price, have a look at http://www.price-hunt.com/mobiles/nokia-lumia-520.phpBuild quality 8/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 7/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 7/10Display 7/10Battery 7/10
- budget friendly
- no secondary camera
- It has no LED flash for camera, hence bad pictures in low light.
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posted on 12 Aug 2013, 01:56 (Posts: 0; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
Cheap but Good win phone 8
Pritam015 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
must buy it.....who need it.....in budget
there are many hidden features.....u will know it..
if the ram could be 1gb then it would rock..the apps..
its good for daily usage.......its batry backup is a bit more than pther lumia phones..Build quality 8/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- good pixel density
- hd video support
- No front camera
- no compass
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posted on 29 Jul 2013, 04:14 (Posts: 0; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
A very good phone for its price
karnamkotil has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Lumia 520 is a Good. Considering its rate, it offers a lot than other phone.
What i Liked -
1. Design - Looks & Feel so classy
2. Good Music System
3. Fast processor and awsome surfing experience (With 3G data plan)
4. Covers all the basic Apps which is required on adaily basis. (No need crib on Google PLay)
5. Here Maps is fast and accurate
6. Light in weight
Cons OR the Features i want to add ---
1. No FM
2. No LED notification lights
3. No GTalk (U can use it via NimBuzz)
Overall, the Pros r more than the Cons :)
5.Build quality 10/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 7/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- Lumia 520 is a Good. Considering its rate, it offers a lot than other phone. What i Liked - 1. Design - Looks & Feel so classy 2. Good Music System 3. Fast processor and awsome surfing experience (With 3G data plan) 4. Covers all the basic Apps which is required on adaily basis. (No need crib on Google PLay) 5. Here Maps is fast and accurate 6. Light in weight
- 1. No FM 2. No LED notification lights 3. No GTalk (U can use it via NimBuzz)
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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 23:30 (Posts: 76; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)
Nokia Lumia 520
wolverinexmen9 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Bought this phone for my father for father's day. He's still getting use to it. He hasn't had that much time to play with it yet. But so far he likes it. This is his first smart phone. My father and I are both new to Windows phones and the interface. T-mobile is asking $150 full price. I found it $25 cheaper online. Most of the time you get for what you pay for but with this phone that's not the case. You get more from this phone than you do on an android phone at the same price. 5mp camera, 4 inch screen, and Windows 8. I'm not going to list everything it has. You can read the specs page for that. But for details from our experience... If you have big fingers the keyboard is tricky to use. Auto correct is very useful. There is one type of keyboard and that's it. No swype. I don't know if you can download other keyboards from the market, haven't tried yet. Market place doesn't have every app android and Apple have but that's only because Windows wants their apps to be bug free. Calling is pretty good. Internet browsing has a little lag but it's still good to use. You need to be in some type of light to take pictures with the camera. No flash makes it impossible to take pictures. But with auto focus and brightness, it's takes some pretty detailed pictures. No lag in phone it's self. I heard you couldn't see this device in direct sunlight. Not true! Where we live we get LOTS of sunlight and the phone has auto brightness and yes you can see it in direct sunlight. (Tip: you can use...Build quality 8/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Great price!
- Large Screen (not too big, not too small)
- Great out door usage
- No lagging (that I can see)
- Keyboard could be built better
- No flash
- No front facing camera
- 8gb is a little low for now days
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