1. Corepc's Avatar
    Really good review on 521 on Winsource, 4.5 out of 5

    Nokia Lumia 521 Review | WinSource
    Positives:
    •If you find a phone that beats this price-to-performance ratio, I’ll eat my shoes. Both of them.
    •Fits a medium form factor that some wish for in the Lumia range.
    •Battery lasts very well.
    •Camera is good for a basic, 5MP design, not to mention Nokia’s lenses are included.
    Negatives:
    •If you can find any replacement shells and cases for the 521, I’ll also eat my hat.
    •That screen and that camera aren’t winning awards anytime soon.
    •Fellow “spoiled” smartphone users won’t be impressed by the materials used.
    •Lacks bits (namely: NFC, LED flash, compass, Gorilla Glass) that some may require or think are too standard to give up

    they even compare pics to a 920..
    "You can see that difference in depth of field in this miniature gnome shot; the 920 focuses on a small area of distance between it and the subject, while the 521 manages to capture more of the subject in focus. For a camera with no LED focus assist, that’s beneficial if the camera has trouble getting a precise focus lock on a subject. Note that the 920 takes the cake at the specific points (the bird, the right hand) where it focuses, but then actually has some difficulty with the exposure overall; the 521 both captures a greater area of the subject in focus and has a more even exposure"
    05-23-2013 09:58 AM
  2. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    That a great review and very true I do like the Lumia 520 and think it one of the best budget device in the market .
    06-09-2013 04:12 PM
  3. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    Excellent review! It makes me glad I ordered a 521.
    06-09-2013 04:44 PM
  4. Oakdale Dude's Avatar
    The 521 has received good reviews on just about every site I've seen it reviewed. They all recognize it for what it is. A device that delivers great value for the $$

    Even CNET gave it a good review with it's main bone of contention being that it lacked LTE.

    What's more telling as it is for any product are the user reviews. If you go read the user reviews from the main retail sites selling the device, T-MO, Wal-Mart & HSN, the 521 is getting great user reviews.

    Nokia & Microsoft have a real winner with the 521. Hopefully the momentum will continue.
    anon(6038817) likes this.
    06-09-2013 05:23 PM
  5. beachhoppr's Avatar
    I like it. And I have an 8x and now also an 810
    anon(6038817) likes this.
    06-09-2013 06:46 PM

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