1. Guzzler3's Avatar
    What's the word with Skype on the 521 with no front facing camera? Do you only use it for voice, or flip the phone around for video?
    06-02-2013 11:12 AM
  2. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I think you can simply flip the phone around for video, but then how do you see the other person's video?
    06-02-2013 11:18 AM
  3. Jrexxx's Avatar
    In any case I don't advise you to use video with Skype! The phone gets super hot and burns through the battery in like 10 minutes.
    06-02-2013 11:25 AM
  4. Corepc's Avatar
    Use a Mirror
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    06-02-2013 11:45 AM
  5. Shawn Magm's Avatar
    Use a Mirror
    You stole my answer!
    06-02-2013 02:22 PM
  6. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Use a Mirror
    That's funny!!!

    Oh well, loosing the front facing camera is a real shame, personally I don't think they should have sacrificed it.
    06-05-2013 10:00 AM
  7. seanbecker's Avatar
    Funny thing is, I just did that with a mirror two days ago, actually it worked fine, but clunky... As far as battery life was concerned, just leave it plugged in :-)
    06-05-2013 12:23 PM
  8. web1b's Avatar
    Is there a stand available so you could set the 520/521 down on a desk or counter in front of a mirror and have the camera angled correctly so your arm doesn't get tired from holding up the phone? I could imagine either using a bathroom mirror or having a small mirror sitting on a counter with the phone camera pointed towards it. You could watch the other person on the screen by looking at the reflection of the phone screen in the mirror.
    I know Vainworks makes a perfect stand for video chats on phones without front facing cameras with a mirror built in, but it won't work for the Lumia 520 or 521 because it only works for phones with the rear camera near the side of the phone and the Lumias have the camera in the middle.
    03-22-2014 10:20 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I don't use video Skype even on my 920. I prefer just audio Skype. I don't use video Skype on my desktop PC either.
    03-22-2014 10:56 PM
  10. ibenzawla's Avatar
    I am yet to miss Skype on the 521. Just as flash. Maybe I have different priorities as far as smartphones are concerned. Lumia 521 as it is right is a joy to use.
    03-27-2014 05:18 AM
  11. Baldo Ficalora's Avatar
    personally I think it sucks there no Front Cam on this device, nor is there a Flash for Flashlight, but Eh......
    03-27-2014 10:06 AM
  12. donebrasko's Avatar
    Can you find Skype members off of your phone contacts?
    03-28-2014 04:38 PM

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