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Nokia Lumia 520

from  $199.99+
76
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

This phone just can't hold its own against the Lumia 620, and we don't think the modest savings are worth it.

Pros
  • Inexpensive
  • Useful Nokia apps
  • Mostly good components and construction
Cons
  • Battery life is short for a low-end phone
  • Poor display
  • Feels redundant beside the Lumia 620
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Scores

Engadget

76
 

User Reviews

80
Abhisek Das
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
Travis Dilts
This phone is the best phone you can get for ~$100 with no contract.That's right,...read more
100
Scott Adams
i love this phone switched from android to this after being with android for...read more
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79
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

80
 

Display

64
 

Battery life

70
 

Camera

70
 

Ease of use

80
 

Design and form factor

80
 

Portability (size / weight)

76
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

75
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

70
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
80

Engadget

80
 

Critic

80
 

User

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84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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