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8.2 out of 10

Nokia Lumia 521

Great Deal: $1.99

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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia Lumia 521: One of the best bargains around

CNET
21 hours ago
  • Summary: Nokia's Lumia 521 is one of the best bargain smartphones on any platform, but skip it if LTE is of paramount concern.
  • Cons: No LTE, poor screen quality, and no camera flash remind you that the 521 wasn't built to be a premium smartphone.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia Lumia 521: One of the best bargains around

CNET
21 hours ago
  • Summary: Nokia's Lumia 521 is one of the best bargain smartphones on any platform, but skip it if LTE is of paramount concern.
  • Cons: No LTE, poor screen quality, and no camera flash remind you that the 521 wasn't built to be a premium smartphone.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nokia Lumia 521: One of the best bargains around

CNET
21 hours ago
  • Summary: Nokia's Lumia 521 is one of the best bargain smartphones on any platform, but skip it if LTE is of paramount concern.
  • Cons: No LTE, poor screen quality, and no camera flash remind you that the 521 wasn't built to be a premium smartphone.
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Overall 7
7.0

Nokia Lumia 521 (MetroPCS)

PC Magazine
28 November 2013
  • Conclusion: Nokia's Lumia 521 is a solid Windows Phone smartphone for just under $100, but it's missing key features like LTE and a camera flash, which are found on competing Android devices.
  • Pros: Inexpensive. Minimal, elegant design. Adequate internal storage. Above-average call quality. Growing selection of Windows Phone apps.
  • Cons: No camera flash. No LTE. Slower than other Windows Phone devices.
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Overall 7
7.0

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 Review: Smartphone deal of the year

pocketnow.com
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.)
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Overall 7
7.0

Nokia Lumia 521 (T-Mobile)

PC Magazine
31 May 2013
  • Conclusion: The Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile is a good smartphone for a great price, as long as you don't mind Windows Phone's lack of apps.
  • Pros: Good call quality. Comfortable design. Inexpensive.
  • Cons: No camera flash. Weak app selection. No LTE or HSPA+ 42.
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