The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520

from  $199.99+
product image
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.

Read Full Review
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
Write a Review

Score Breakdown

 
81
Average user Score
 
90
Waffles42
01.14.14
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
TheDiegodelego
12.27.13
A very good phone for its price and also having the quality of being a Nokia phone.Maybe the screen should be better but in the normal situations it is pretty decent. Also the lack of flash is sometimes a problem but most android phones in this price dont have one too
 
80
mo7ammed
12.18.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
naijai
12.12.13
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
70
nivf
12.05.13
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
80
pokalai
11.26.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
stickmaniaz
11.19.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
NITSUK
11.18.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
60
JMB8877
09.13.13
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
 
100
scottyhi897
08.26.13
i love this phone switched from android to this after being with android for years, tried ios too (Hated it) this is definatily the best os ive used and i love the phone very fast and very cheap

Related Video

Nokia Lumia 630 Review

Nokia Lumia 630 Review

Posted 06.17.14

The Latest

07.11.17
Microsoft officially ends support for Windows Phone
07.11.17 in

Microsoft officially ends support for Windows Phone

Your device won't be a brick, but it won't get more updates.

View
10.13.16
Who's still using Windows Phones? The NYPD.
10.13.16

Who's still using Windows Phones? The NYPD.

This is actually a good thing, y'all.

View

Sponsored Links