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Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520

from  $199.99+
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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.

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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
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).

Scores

Engadget

76
 

User Reviews

80
Irmantas
Operating system - Windows Phone 8.0, upgradable to 8.1
90
abye
This is a great phone for the price, and it includes a FM radio which the 620...read more
80
Dbnp
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
81
Average user Score
 
80
Irmantas
08.29.14
Operating system - Windows Phone 8.0, upgradable to 8.1
 
90
abye
08.11.14
This is a great phone for the price, and it includes a FM radio which the 620 doesn't. I do not see any downsides unless you plan to watch HD video's on it - even so video quality is quite good. Phone functions like a charm, and includes a full GPS with free downloadable MAPS. Sure on board memory is limited to 8gb (expandable to 32gb via a microSD card), there was an issue with the power button and Nokia service took care of that! Windows 8 has been smooth even in comparison to a Android powered phone, we have all the apps (social, email, video etc.) that we need (for free)
 
80
Dbnp
08.10.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
silverdoe
07.31.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
ValAnasazi
06.30.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
80
RaneKD
06.08.14
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
edwoo88
05.21.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
20
Tychal
04.15.14
An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - Engadget
 
90
andersonmarquez
02.19.14
Loving my phone! :D
 
90
ab670
02.02.14
Bought this phone during the summer 2013, it has been a great asset and I love it! I would recommend this to anyone who would want to have a budget Windows 8 Phone, as it is far better than phones on android of the same price.

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