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Nokia Lumia 520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17099 reviews of Nokia Lumia 520. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and size are overall positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. The apps and reliability get mixed opinions.

usability, price, performance, size, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1247 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, portability, screen

reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6011 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

price, usability, performance, portability, camera

reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nokia Lumia 520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 520 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Views about the battery and portability are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Some have doubts about the social networking functionality and camera.

price, usability, performance, portability, battery

camera, social network

84% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia Lumia 520

 

The cheapest Nokia Windows Phone 8 mobile to date. A top bargain.

Top performance for price ; Neat design ; Excellent value

Highly reflective screen ; No camera flash ; Misses a few hardware features ; Rubbish physical shutter button

Screen resolution is 800 x 480 pixels, resulting in pixel density of 233ppi. Sharpness is well below the top phones out there, but for a low-end phone it’s perfectly good. Plus top brightness is impressively uncomfortable to gaze upon in most...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Nokia Lumia 520 review

 

A cracking budget Windows Phone - but not the best cheap smartphone

Cheap ; Nokia’s camera, Drive and music apps are ace ; Decent battery life

Feels cheap ; So-so screen ; Sporadically slow

A budget WinPho champ bursting with Nokia goodies - but Android offers better handsets for the money

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia Lumia 520 review

 

The Nokia Lumia 520 is the baby of Nokia's Windows Phone family, replacing the Lumia 510 and squeezing in beneath the excellent Lumia 620. The Nokia Lumia 520 is a great little smartphone. It delivers what Nokia is known for, with good design and build...

Build, design, price

No flash, battery life not the best, some holes in the Windows Phone app offering

The Nokia Lumia 520 is a great little smartphone. It delivers what Nokia is known for, with good design and build quality, despite the affordable price point. A few hardware shortcuts have been made, knocking out the flash, front camera and NFC, for...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia Lumia 520 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Nokia has announced a new entry level smartphone within the Lumia family, as it looks to drive down the price of Windows Phone even lower. The new Lumia

Feb, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2014

Expert review by : James Rogerson Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Nokia Lumia 520 review

 

The 520 has new software, and it's even cheaper

Super cheap ; Large, expansive screen ; Loads of innovation

No front-facing camera ; Average battery ; No NFC or compass

The Lumia 520 looks good, it's got a decent screen, it rarely stutters or slows down, it's great for calls and messaging and might it just be the best entry level Windows Phone handset you can buy.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 520 review

 

A good phone for the price, but we'd save up for the posher Lumia 630

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lumia 520 is a great way to spend £100 - Lumia 520 video review

 

A Windows Phone that costs less than 100 pounds, here's our Nokia Lumia 520 review.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 520 review

 

When Nokia first started knocking out the Lumia smartphones, it was easy to mock. Those big, colourful and plasticky phones seemed almost cartoony next to your aluminium iPhones and the HTC One. Windows Phone 8 lacked app support, and seemed to ape...

An ideal first smartphone for those who are willing to part with only £100 or less, the Lumia 520 is a well built inexpensive handset with all the features you need. Indeed, at this price you could consider it a second phone: a robust backup for those...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Marie Brewis (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 520 review: budget Windows Phone 8 smartphone

 

Next page: Our original hands-on review by Chris Martin.

If you're looking for a cheap smartphone, you may have just found it. The Nokia Lumia 520 doesn't tick all the boxes on our features wishlist, but it capably handles those that are most important. Windows Phone 8 is a beautiful operating system, but it...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Nokia Lumia 520 Review: In Depth

 

Mobile World Congress was surprisingly devoid of new phones when compared to last year's menagerie of devices, but one of the few big names still...

Affordable

Hardware limits certain apps

Apr, 2013
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