Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile presented on video

Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile presented on video
We know that T-Mobile is getting an exclusive Nokia Lumia 521 dressed in white for first-time smartphone buyers on its new UnCarrier network, and now there is a video detailing that exact same handset. 

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.

Also, its screen can be operated with gloves on, like with the Lumia 920, so check out the looks below.



1. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 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 unregistered

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: Oct 30, 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: Feb 27, 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: Mar 31, 2011

why the hell they need to change 520 to 521

7. T00muchF00D

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 27, 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 unregistered

It is useless in low-light. Unlike those other Lumias you speak of, this one has no flash.

10. bintheham

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

It definitely would be better with a flash, but you are still getting a lot of phone for the money here.

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