Summary: I'm a long time Andriod phone user and generally work in a Windows environment on my laptop so I thought I'd give the Nokia Windows 8.1 phone a try. The build quality of the Nokia 520 was sound. Quick responsiveness and logical layout made me think I could work with this new environment. But I couldn't get past the lack of familiar apps and don't like the charms/tiles UI.
I have seen the packing box in various places like Best Buy
Indu Sharma, Amazon
21 August 2014
Summary: The packing box that the phone came is different than what you get with Nokia Lumia 520. I have seen the packing box in various places like Best Buy, target, Walmart etc and loads of videos on youtube. Further there is no earphones in the box. Is this a original Nokia phone???....the box has a sticker saying made in China. I am not at all happy with this deal. Check the packing it comes with : https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Summary: Hard for me to transition from my basic phone. Basic phone was much easier to make and receive calls. I could make a call on old basic phone in half the time but I'm forcing myself to use the new one for the 15 day trial period. Being able to access the internet and take pictures are a plus. Only time will tell.
Summary: I have always used phones with buttons, hoped I would never get a touch screen. It is complicated going to a phone with no buttons, I couldn't figure out how to make a call until 2 days later. I also have data turned off, and still something running in the background is killing the battery even as the phone sits unused for hours at a time.
Summary: I purchased this phone for international travel, as my current wireless provider does not have good international plans. I've used iPhones for the past five years. I had a Windows phone many years ago and this one is definitely better in terms of usability. I like the layout. It was very easy to figure out. The down side is that the phone loses my WiFi connections every time it's powered down. Apparently, this is a KNOWN ISSUE.