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  1. Genghis7777's Avatar
    In New Zealand, a 620 is priced 50% more than a 520, a 720, 150% and a 820, 200% and a 1020 around 600% more.
    01-31-2014 07:09 AM
  2. Genghis7777's Avatar
    Same wiith me, I simply cant believe it. It kills my iPhone for staying power and unlike the iPhone I can always get a replacement battery without having to send it back to the factory.
    Which is why I was only interested in the 520,620 and the 820 because they all had user-replaceable batteries.
    01-31-2014 07:38 AM
  3. genuine555's Avatar
    My first thoughts :

    Pretty friggin awesome for the price.


    My second thoughts :

    Pretty friggin awesome for the price !

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    02-01-2014 10:21 AM
  4. pmitchem's Avatar
    I have only had my Lumia 520 for one month and am still getting used to it. I took some photos on Sunday - two days later they have disappeared! Luckily I sent copies to my sister so they are not lost forever, but why did they go? Was it something I needed to do to 'save' them, or is there a problem with the phone? I had some other photos taken previously which were still there. Can you help or point me in the right direction? Many thanks
    Penny
    02-05-2014 03:17 AM
  5. DHHSMichael's Avatar
    Just picked up the 520 as a part of the Xbox Music bundle from my local Microsoft Store, and this little thing is fantastic! I'm primarily a 920 user, however the form factor and UI snappiness made me re-think what a "budget" smartphone was nowadays. Despite the 512MB of RAM, everything I currently run on my 920 runs just as fluid on this 520. My only gripe would be the display, a bit washed out and the screen feels almost "sticky." The Lumia Black update on the 520 increased the camera ISO to 1600, which makes shots at night actually really bright. The camera is no slouch either, I took some very decent shots with it. All in all, this is the best budget smartphone I've ever used, I really do not know why someone would prefer to pick up a low end Android device over this!
    02-08-2014 10:31 PM
  6. Rad Matic's Avatar
    None of the cameras I tried goes beyond ISO 800. ATT. Updated from developer's preview. I still have 4 sec exposure.
    02-15-2014 08:18 PM
  7. funnypharmacist's Avatar
    I have had a Lumia 510 before I shifted to an android S Duos. I was to,tired of the lag, I again made the switch to 520. I am just amazed with the phone. Smooth powerful camera and audio. App market has grown a lot.
    If WP8 stays smooth I am sure I will be getting a flagship Lumia

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 525 using Tapatalk
    02-15-2014 08:25 PM
  8. aybarrap1's Avatar
    I will be the first to admit that I was an android fanboy for a while. But I started with Windows phones during the WinMo 6.x days before going to android. Back during the release of the lumia 1020 I was amazed by the 41MP camera but did not want to jump all in due to costs and being unsure...until the 520 came along at less than $70 with tax. Despite having a Galaxy SIII I find myself enjoying the 520 very much and I am extremely surprised at the performance and smoothness (my SIII lags some). I love the UI and in some ways WP8 is far more intuitive than android. The whole experience has me wanting to use the 520 over the SIII. I am now actually considering a flagship lumia as my next upgrade because of how great this little 520 is. I honestly think the 520 is what is going to put lumia and WP8 on the fast track to being a competitor in the mobile market.
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    02-18-2014 09:09 PM
  9. BRCWP8's Avatar
    Great review, I just picked up the 520 last week on sale for $60 and I love it. It's opened my eyes to WP and I'm impressed. I would definitely recommend this to anyone, just try it you'll love it.
    03-03-2014 09:17 AM
  10. bryanibuan's Avatar
    I also love my Lumia 520. At first the battery will only last for about 4 hours, then after a couple of having it discharged and charged, it's battery life is now very impressive! The screen is also decent for its price. My only gripe is about its camera, everything looks better in viewfinder but after taking the shot, the colors are dull especially when indoors.
    03-04-2014 08:28 AM
  11. psyhound's Avatar
    Hey guys! I got my 520 a week ago and it is my first WP device. I've been using Android since 2010 and had a lot of them (ranging from htc tattoo, over EVO3D and Sensation XE, to Moto RAZR). Niether of those devices has left such huge impression on me. This thing just flies!!! No lag, no app crashing... There are some bugs here and there but it's in most cases problem with app and not with the device or OS. At first i thought that 512 MB of RAM will be a huge problem but the only time I "feel" the lack of memory is with TapaTalk resuming... It takes some time to resume, and sometimes restarts the app in the process. So far no other problems noticed! :)


    Display is the best you can get for the money this baby costs (and maybe even more?), speaker is loud as hell and has clear enough sound for ringtones to sound nice, and the same goes for the earpiece. And I really love the sound when listening to the music... Ok, EQ would be great add on but as amateur music producer I got used to listening to "flat" EQ settings so that's no problem for me... I should stop now before this post gets too long. All in all I love this phone. :)





    Btw, as soon as I turned it on the first time I got the black update so I don't know how it worked before it. :)






    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    03-06-2014 03:31 AM
  12. johaas's Avatar
    My brother has a 520 and the power button ended up breaking after only 4 or 5 months. About a month later the black update came out and double tap to wake finally started working properly, so it seems like a bit of a non issue now. He seems happy enough with the phone...I'm still in love with my 920.
    03-06-2014 03:45 AM
  13. Rad Matic's Avatar
    Are you sure it's not just the button on the case back? Those are $6 on eBay.
    03-06-2014 07:09 PM
  14. pararigger's Avatar
    My brother has a 520 and the power button ended up breaking after only 4 or 5 months. About a month later the black update came out and double tap to wake finally started working properly, so it seems like a bit of a non issue now. He seems happy enough with the phone...I'm still in love with my 920.



    I didn't think double tap to wake worked on the 520. Am I mistaken? I'm used to my 920 and 1520, maybe my nieces 520 just needs to be updated?





    Sent from my RM-940_nam_att_200 using Tapatalk
    03-09-2014 01:33 PM
  15. funnypharmacist's Avatar
    I didn't think double tap to wake worked on the 520. Am I mistaken? I'm used to my 920 and 1520, maybe my nieces 520 just needs to be updated?








    Sent from my RM-940_nam_att_200 using Tapatalk



    double tap works on the 520.





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 525 using Tapatalk
    03-10-2014 02:00 PM
  16. jfloyd256's Avatar
    only had my Nokia lumia a few weeks and really like it compared to my previous phone the Sony Xperia tipo
    03-12-2014 06:13 PM
  17. shabbir0's Avatar
    I've had my 520 for almost 4 months now, and it's really been fantastic. I switched over from an iPhone 5 for a few reasons - been an iOS user since the original iPhone, have tried Android concurrently while having an iPhone and was intrigued with the Windows Phone OS. I thought the 520 is a cheap entry device to experiment with, mainly for trying out the OS, but I was really surprised at how good a smartphone it is for the price. The OS runs extremely smoothly, something that just wouldn't happen on a cheaper Android device or a slightly older and cheaper iPhone. App support is pretty good on Windows Phone, you can get all major apps such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, etc. It's a fairly sturdy phone and I like the clean design.

    The down side for me would be the camera without flash, no front facing camera, and the camera shutter button seems to get stuck now and then as it's part of the back case.
    03-22-2014 01:35 PM
  18. Stacey Leigh Diedericks's Avatar
    Switched from blackberry to Nokia Lumia 520 I'm loving it.. It might be the cheapest but works

    Sent from my RM-914_im_south_africa_242 using Tapatalk
    03-26-2014 06:14 PM
  19. Stacey Leigh Diedericks's Avatar
    Works awesome don't even miss my BBM.. Great apps so no complains :)

    Sent from my RM-914_im_south_africa_242 using Tapatalk
    03-26-2014 06:15 PM
  20. Seranova's Avatar
    I have had mine for over four months now and I really do enjoy my 520. I still plan to upgrade to a higher end Lumia later on, yet this model is more than enough for what I use it for.

    For the price I got it for, it does so much more than one expects. I already have recommended it to a few so far, especially those on feature phones. I love the long battery life and how smoothly WP 8 runs on it. Can't wait for WP 8.1!

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 520 using Tapatalk!
    04-03-2014 11:25 AM
  21. TCKemp's Avatar
    This is my first Windows phone - and my first Nokia since the 3410. It arrived today so not had much chance to use it yet.
    However, first impressions are good. For a low-price phone, it seems fairly responsive, the graphics seem reasonable and my usual dislike of Microsoft products has not applied here yet
    Not ready to give up my Samsung S3 yet, but it seems a pretty fair backup.
    Anyone know when the 8.1 update will be available for this phone in the UK please?
    I installed a large update, but it still doesn't show as 8.1. The Nokia Update app is hard to understand - I haven't been able to scroll all the way down to the UK entries yet.
    06-02-2014 02:17 PM
  22. aybarrap1's Avatar
    This is my first Windows phone - and my first Nokia since the 3410.

    However, first impressions are good. For a low-price phone, it seems fairly responsive, the graphics seem reasonable and my usual dislike of Microsoft products has not applied here yet

    Not ready to give up my Samsung S3 yet, but it seems a pretty fair backup.

    Anyone know when the 8.1 update will be available for this phone in the UK please?

    I installed a large update, but it still doesn't show as 8.1.

    I agree that my first impression is not bad at all. Windows Phone 8 has proven to be better than the 6.x versions. My only gripes have been the lack of a notification center and swype style keyboard. However the upcoming 8.1 update should resolve these. And just so you are aware...the 8.1 update is not out yet. You probably received the black update.
    The single largest issue is a lack of support from developers. However the app store is improving...albeit slowly.
    06-03-2014 07:28 AM
  23. ANAS AFFANDI BIN ABDOL MALIK's Avatar
    Hey there, I am a newbie here at this forum. Just wanted to share my experience with Windows Phone in general and my lumia 520 in specific. My first experience with WP was 2 years ago when I bought lumia 610, and I was highly disappointed with WP7. It was one of the worst mobile phone experience that I've felt over the years of using various cell phones and smartphones. Two month later, I sold the damn thing and bought Galaxy SII and I thought to myself that I will never come back to WP again (This statement will come back and bite me later on). My hatred on the damn thing was so great that I ended up prowling various forums in order to simply bashed WP and Lumia.

    Around September last year, I stumbled upon Lumia phone lineup running WP8. You must bear in mind at that time, I was very bias and hateful when it comes to WP. But the shop assistant was being very persistence, so I thought why not? And Lumia peaked my interest. Of course I dont ended up buying it as I was still skeptical about WP. So I went home and do my research about the phone. And surprise surprise. My previous grievance was solved with the WP8.

    At that time, I already thinking about getting a new phone and even though I have the budget to get the 820, I settled with Lumia 520 thinking that if this phone perform greatly, than I could still upgrade to another model later on, and if not, the money that I spent to get this phone doesnt end up being "too wasteful".

    Fast forward to seven (7) months later, and I could honestly say that I cant imagine my life without my Lumia 520. The OS was snappy, smooth and pleasant to the eyes. The lack of notification doesnt bother me because of the live tiles. I could done my works on the office suite, which is very convenience for my line of work. The lack of apps does bother me quite a bit early on, but I always find a way around that and now I hardly notice the lack of apps anymore.

    All in all, coming back to WP taught me a valuable lesson on humility . And WP maybe far away to be called a perfect smartphone, but it doesnt matter because what matter is WP is perfect for me. And as a consumer that is all I ask. Now I cant wait for the 8.1 update.
    06-24-2014 11:41 PM
  24. DarkJoker33's Avatar
    I'm going to revitalize this thread a little.
    I'm an everyday BlackBerry user. Current phone is a Q10.
    In the past I've had these phones. Iphone 3gs,HTC Hero,HTC Evo, HTC Touch Pro running windows 6.1,Blackberry Bold 9930 , BlackBerry Q10.
    So I've been across the spectrum of OS's for the most part.

    2-3 days ago Amazon had a deal on the Nokia lumia 520 for $39.99 US.
    Admittedly I've been curious to Windows new OS for a little while now. And I figured this was a chance to give it a whirl.
    The first 15-20 min I wanted to pull my hair out trying to figure it out.
    After about an hour of playing with it I came to enjoy it. Not enough so that I'm ever going to swear off my BlackBerry though.

    Overall, after a small learning curve for the OS, It is kinda simple to use. The phone itself feels good in the hand as well.Even though it's not a "durable" feeling I'm used to.
    The screen sensitivity is a little to much to my taste,even after changing the setting to normal.
    I'm still tweaking and customizing here and there.
    The keyboard get's a "meh" rating from me and somewhat reminds me of early droid keyboards.
    Overall I haven't played with it a ton since it's not actually activated yet.
    Tomorrow I'm going to tinker with it some more and go from there.

    But for $40.00 I couldn't pass up on it and I'm not disappointed in the purchase at all.
    08-15-2014 09:50 PM
  25. s2mikey's Avatar
    I've only had my 520 for about 24 hours but so far so good. I'm coming from a tracfone and have been generally UNinterested in smart phones. We are using a few of these to replace our home phone and tracfones. Very pleased with the phones operation and overall quality feel thus far. I've handled and played with other people's high end android and apple phones and I'm sorry but this 520 feels just as good in hand as any of those, IMO.

    I also like the windows mobile OS even though I don't care for it on a desktop or laptop. Works smooth and seems to be much less bloated than lower end android phones. Hope this works out for us. Very excited to have decent phones out there like this for this of us that refuse to play the $300 dollar a month game with overly obnoxious phones. Props to Nokia and Microsoft!
    08-16-2014 04:37 PM
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