T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 Review: Smartphone deal of the year
4 June 2013
Conclusion: Our final rating is going to be an 7 out of 10. While there are a lot of limitations and areas that are lacking with the Lumia 521, the big draw for it is its pricing. Given the crazy low price, there is a huge amount of value included with this phone and it’s still fast, stable, and easy to use. In some ways, it’s actually better than some high end phones; 1. the user replaceable battery is inexpensive and widely available. 2.
Pros: Very inexpensive, Removable, inexpensive, easy-to-find battery, Micro SD card expansion for extra photos, videos, and music, Comfortable ergonomic form factor & design, Wi-Fi calling, Nokia HERE Suite (Offline GPS navigation for USA = worth the price of the phone alone), Nokia Music (free unlimited offline music playlist downloads = worth the price of the phone alone),
+ GDR2 and Nokia Amber updates have been pushed to the device as of 8/14
Cons: only 8GB of storage available for apps, Low resolution screen with mediocre outdoor visibility, No compass for augmented reality apps, 512Mb RAM means some apps won’t run, No wireless charging option, Nokia HERE Drive license only supports USA, Peurto Rico, and US Virgin Islands (it’s not a global license.)