Nokia Lumia 520

from  $139.96+
76
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

Nokia Lumia 520 review: does Nokia need another budget Windows Phone?

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

90
TgD
This phone is the best phone you can get for ~$100 with no contract.That's right,...read more
90
TheDiegodelego
A very good phone for its price and also having the quality of being a Nokia...read more
90
ab670
Bought this phone during the summer 2013, it has been a great asset and I love...read more
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7.8
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

8.0
 

Display

6.4
 

Battery life

7.0
 

Camera

7.0
 

Ease of use

8.0
 

Design and form factor

8.0
 

Portability (size / weight)

7.6
 

Media support

8.0
 

Durability

7.5
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

7.0
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

82
 

User

93
 
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80
 

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78
 

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84

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84
 

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81
 

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80
 
87

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87
 

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83
 

User

90
 
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Critic

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User

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