10-31-2014 10:14 AM
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  1. FCone's Avatar
    Last night my daughter dropped her Nexus 4 and it not only cracked the screen but it took out the digitizer. (So she could not so much as unlock it). Now she has broken three phone screens in the last three years so buying an expensive phone was out of the question.

    I went into ATT this morning and claimed to have a gophone sim for her (Actually she has straight talk) and after some pushing the rep sold me the phone without making me buy a sim/plan. (I am a business customer with five lines so he put that in as the account holder).

    Overall I am shocked at the value here. I installed FB, Pandora, KiK (A must for kids phones I am told) and an old SD card to copy her music to and connected it to her Outlook.com account in 15 min. Snapped a few pictures and made sure they uploaded to her Skydrive and could not be more pleased with my $100 purchase.

    Thanks,
    Frank
    Martsicky and HeyCori like this.
    09-26-2013 01:16 PM
  2. mohit9206's Avatar
    I bought the Lumia 520 just the other day and am very happy with it so far.Much better than any low end android phone as low end android lags while low end windows phones don't.Also no other phone in its price range offers the specs that this phone does.
    10-31-2013 10:00 AM
  3. brenz566's Avatar
    Finally broke down and bought a 520. I'm loving it so far!
    11-09-2013 01:23 PM
  4. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    12-01-2013 05:28 PM
  5. windoors's Avatar
    Bought Lumia 520 from Flipkart! Loving it!

    12-25-2013 09:53 AM
  6. jj2me's Avatar
    Bought one as a media player, during the Amazon $40 sale.

    Just great.
    + It's a larger-screen Zune HD, with the equivalent of the Zune Software but without the PC. (I paid ~$200 for my Zune HD.)
    + It's a stand-alone offline lifetime-maps GPS with removable/replaceable battery (forget about attaching a power cord and just swap batteries at rest stops). (I paid ~$100 for my lifetime-maps refurb Gamin.)
    + It's a wi-fi radio with Nokia Mix (Pandora style for free) and an FM radio.
    + It's an iPod Touch or Galaxy Player, at less than half the price.
    + It's got a great UI (I haven't read any user guide and just got it), which should be great for beginners and experienced alike.
    + It doesn't make me feel constrained by less apps; rather I feel somewhat liberated.

    Nibbles so far (a few days of use, not activated), which I shouldn't mention at this price point (especially not at my cost):
    - 512 GB RAM makes some videos stutter. To be expected at this price point and RAM.
    - Has no Google Now or Siri equivalent. But so what? Has voice recognition a tap away.

    Big omission (IMO) that will stop me from moving to Windows Phone (or iPhone) from Android:
    - no keyboard substitutions. I have big hands, and rarely and poorly tap type. I use various swiping keyboards on Android (Swype, SwiftKey, Google Keyboard) and MessagEase (a big-key keyboard originally from Palm days). I don't get it. Does Microsoft keystroke log or something, so need to restrict us to their own keyboard? User entry seems so personal, and can be a point of user frustration because it's the area where we can potentially make the most mistakes. At least the voice recognition input seemed good in my one test.

    Overall: At $40, all joy. Even at $100 and never used as a phone, it's a great buy for my usage.

    (Caveat: I've only used this for a few days, so don't know much at all. Like will it accumulate cruft and slow down? Are there tricks or maintenance required? etc.)
    12-26-2013 07:21 PM
  7. Sergiu Tr's Avatar
    best place to buy an unlocked one nowadays?
    12-31-2013 06:07 AM
  8. windoors's Avatar
    best place to buy an unlocked one nowadays?
    Flipkart.com, serves only India.
    12-31-2013 06:39 AM
  9. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    best place to buy an unlocked one nowadays?
    Philippines: Kimstore
    India: Flipkart
    U.S.: Amazon

    (I'd recommend Amazon and Expansys, actually. Expansys if you live in Europe. Amazon if you really want deals.)
    12-31-2013 07:24 AM
  10. cckgz4's Avatar
    Revisiting: signal is much better and consistent. This is the longest phone I've owned next to the 900 in recent times. With that being said, still looking for a replacement till my upgrade. The memory is still a problem along with the inconvenience of a ffc and flash
    01-01-2014 09:45 PM
  11. HeyCori's Avatar
    Just got my 520 in the mail yesterday. Haven't opened it, not sure if I will. I only got it as a backup and because it was on sale for $40. Still very happy to have it though!
    01-09-2014 08:57 PM
  12. Sergiu Tr's Avatar
    $40??
    01-11-2014 03:50 AM
  13. HeyCori's Avatar
    Yes. It was a holiday sale.
    01-11-2014 06:43 PM
  14. quadtronix's Avatar
    Got mine on Tuesday.... Signed up on these forums today... So far love the phone! Love this site! Love these forums! The 520 will be a backup to my Droid DNA. I got the 520 for about 64 dollars I believe with a pay as you go plan for 60 a month... Great deal IMO! Just testing the WP8 waters out for now. So far, very pleased!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
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    01-17-2014 10:52 AM
  15. azteca911's Avatar
    Just bought one last night on Amazon for $50 shipped. My wife has been suffering using a LG slider phone that we have 18 months until we could upgrade so we are replacing it with this. My wife loves my WP and really wanted one of her own.
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    04-22-2014 12:18 PM
  16. Adam Fox2's Avatar
    I cashed in my FeaturePoints and got mine off eBay.....but I still had to pay the taxes, which was $5.57...so out of pocket cost for my Lumia 520 was $5.57....
    05-03-2014 06:30 PM
  17. herbertsnow's Avatar
    AT&T is selling Certified Like-New 520 Go Phones for 40 bucks. Just got mine in the mail today. Looks brand new.

    Nokia Lumia 520- GoPhone (Certified Like New) cell phone from AT&T

    More info about it at Slickdeals
    Nokia 520 AT&T Certified Like New (No Contract) Windows 8 Phone - $40 04-30-2014 - Slickdeals.net
    05-03-2014 06:56 PM
  18. don michael's Avatar
    does lumia 520 comes with windows phone OS 8 or 8.1????
    pls smeone reply soon..
    05-13-2014 01:36 PM
  19. rmeigs's Avatar
    does lumia 520 comes with windows phone OS 8 or 8.1????
    pls smeone reply soon..
    The OS is 8. WP8.1 is not out yet except in the Developers Preview form.
    05-13-2014 09:24 PM
  20. Larry Morris's Avatar
    AT&T is selling Certified Like-New 520 Go Phones for 40 bucks. Just got mine in the mail today. Looks brand new.

    Nokia Lumia 520- GoPhone (Certified Like New) cell phone from AT&T

    More info about it at Slickdeals
    Nokia 520 AT&T Certified Like New (No Contract) Windows 8 Phone - $40 04-30-2014 - Slickdeals.net
    me too.
    05-17-2014 03:05 PM
  21. EpidemikE1's Avatar
    Picked up a Lumia 520 via Amazon (go phone model) for $58 w/ taxes. This is for my in laws which are both 70+ in terms of age.

    They had a HTC Titan that had a postpaid account but the micro USB connector broke so it wasnt charging. I took out the SIM and used some scissors and cut the SIM to the appropriate size and placed it into the Lumia 520.

    First thoughts:
    • Tiles work/look fine on the smaller screen
    • Going from WP7 to WP8, everything is so much better in terms of use
    • Language use on WP8 is so much better integrated into the OS which will make use much better for them
    • They will be using just the basics, i.e. phone and text but everything else works great on the device and they feel at ease with it


    I feel great about the purchase, price and use case for this phone. It works great and is just a great fit for my scenario.

    One tip, the auto brightness sort of washes out the screen so I have since changed it to medium and its much, much better.
    06-24-2014 01:57 PM
  22. johnj2803's Avatar
    i got mine at my local walmart for $52! with taxes! (it was marked $56.xx but when i got to the register it was $48.xx!!)

    i think it is the best value smart phone for any operating system out there. has the latest OS and no lag at all.
    08-18-2014 10:17 AM
  23. tpolvine's Avatar
    Good to hear!
    10-02-2014 12:47 PM
  24. tpolvine's Avatar
    jep
    10-02-2014 12:48 PM
  25. tpolvine's Avatar
    few more
    10-02-2014 12:48 PM
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