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  1. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
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    So, you've seen the phones at MWC. Who here is interested in getting one of them? Or more, dependent on how many people you've converted

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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    me me me!
    can't wait for an official release :)
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    Actually the 521 on tmobile. I is less than 1/2 the price of the 810 off contract. Then it could be kept as a spare phone if I upgraded.
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    If it's out by the start of May, I'll be gifting one to a brother for his birthday. Keeps complaining about his current phone - doesn't need much, and this fits the bill.
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    It's definitely the best value Windows Phone yet. Without question.
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    Waiting for a hint at when the 521 will launch, please soon!
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    Just picked up a new unlocked / unbranded / blue 520 in Bangkok yesterday. Being my third Windows Phone, I can say that for less that $200 you would be hard pressed to do better.

    It is fast, real snappy to use and will make a great knock-about smartphone. They only had stock of 3G 900 / 2100 model, so not sure if that may affect other international users who may need 3G 850. It got 3 mbps download as soon as I put the sim in it.

    My favourite, still remains my trusty DVP, but for bashing about...Most pleased to have this thing..
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    I bought one yesterday at Carphone Warehouse as it was 99.99 on PAYG on O2, so had to get it super-quick as I couldn't let such a deal pass me by (like it did with the 620 on O2). However stock seems to not have actually come with the 520 release in the UK so I'm picking it up from the store on Thursday.

    I've been wanting a Windows phone for ages so I'm ecstatic that I'm getting my first one now.
    I'll post photos of it when I can!
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    So I've been using my new phone today and I have been pretty impressed by it!

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    The moment I first touched the 520 I could tell that the plastic back was of a lower quality than you'd normally be used to, but doesn't feel so bad once I've got used to it. It feels a bit papery and soft to the touch, maybe then it isn't such a bad thing.
    Also, again the screen is not as great as more expensive Lumias but it is still probably the best out of all the phones on the market going for the same price. The resolution is fine, and the colour reproduction is okay, but definitely doesn't have the punch of the 620 and upwards. This could be because of a cheaper LCD display being used or that it isn't ClearBlack. But having said this it's not at all washed-out and is quite smooth.

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    The viewing angles aren't too bad either.

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    The camera isn't great, but it dealt with the backlight pretty admirably here. Note that the compression on this photo is quite severe so do not take it's quality as representative..

    On the software side, it's same-old Windows Phone 8 with responsive and very pleasingly exactly as responsive as Lumias all the way up to the 720.
    However, I have noticed there's no City Lens in this phone because of no gyroscope being present, which is quite a shame.

    But overall, very pleased!
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    Here are a few pics of Yellow Lumia 520 (with matte screen guard) that I bought for my sis
    Purchased it online on eBay India for Rs. 9449 (after coupon), which roughly translates to $170.

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    This is by far the best low cost windows phone 8. With adequate specifications and build. However, just so you know, this phone bright colored cover is a snap on so do expect the cover to pop off the phone when it falls hard on any surface. I came from using an iPhone and BlackBerry. These devices are either screwed together or slide to place not a 'Snap on ' like this Lumia 520.
    I love the design but the papery texture of the cover makes the phone very slippery to hold. Either make it glossy like the Lumia 620 dual-shot cover or a rubbery coating like the HTC 8S.
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    Got my 520 a couple of weeks ago.....best for the price...and a nice change from the android UI....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rohitvk View Post
    Here are a few pics of Yellow Lumia 520 (with matte screen guard) that I bought for my sis
    Purchased it online on eBay India for Rs. 9449 (after coupon), which roughly translates to $170.
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    Dude, how you got the BLACK theme (the least we got related to black is STEEL)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumio View Post
    Dude, how you got the BLACK theme (the least we got related to black is STEEL)?
    turn high contrast on from settings. Its not a "true" accent color/theme
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystictrust View Post
    turn high contrast on from settings. Its not a "true" accent color/theme
    I haven't tried that till now, though am using WP for many months.
    Thanks for spotting anyway..
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    I got my 520 for ₹9500
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    Bought one today and facing heating issue.Its getting too much heated up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit Choubey1 View Post
    Bought one today and facing heating issue.Its getting too much heated up.
    Describe what apps/ games you are using, and some of the settings like WiFi and data, NFC, Bluetooth etc. Can't troubleshoot without knowing some details.
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    Where can we purchase the back shells for L520? I can't find it on eBay.
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    Brought mine on-line from Telecom New Zealand, love the crisp screen and it's very speedy in every aspect except loading heavy webpages. The Xbox Music Pass and Internet Explorer are disappointing but that the OS, the 520 it's self is great, only niggle is the side buttons are kinda rigid, they don't "click" nicely.

    PS: And no compass, annoying not knowing were your facing when your lost in a new city. I'd probably recommend biting the bullet and buying the 720 (not the 620, I prefer the 520 screen to the 620 screen).
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    I just got mine from Telus Pre-Paid, no contract. On sale for $129 CAD. I got it for $98 plus tax through a friend :)

    Great little phone.
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    I've had my Lumia 520 for 3 weeks now and I love it. The Nokia apps make it for me, the Nokia Radio and Drive apps are fantastic. For under 10 a month on a contract including calls, texts and data it's a bargain. I came from an iPhone 5 and it doesn't at all feel like a downgrade which is really strange and not what I was expecting.
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    Just bought a 520 from carphonewarehouse in cyan. Amazing! I had played about with android alternatives and my wife has an iPhone 5 and imo I think this is better, for me anyway. I think the freedom you have for the start screen "out of the box" is hands down the best, this goes for all w8 lumias though.

    Brilliant!
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    I got one for my best friend as a gift. In hindsight, I would've bought her Lumia 810 for $200 on eBay instead. Its still a great phone for the price, though. Specially considering the prepaid $30/month plan with ult text, data, and 100 mins of voice.
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