Summary: The physical build of this Lumia phone looks great and I like the Windows Tile layouts and nice screen... however there were a few issues with the phone. First, the exterior camera launcher did not work...You Tube app did not work with this phone and I could not open Hotmail through the built in Hotmail app, as it states that there is an error. Also, it seems just about every app you get has ad on it...And the selection of Apps is not as good as Android or IOS.
Pros: Quality build, large screen, windows layout
Cons: Camera button not working, bugs within the phone, app store
Summary: I bought this phone to take advantage of T mobile's new global plan. While traveling in Italy and United Kingdom due to absence of a signal, I discovered through research Nokia 521 has a known bug. This is discussed is several forums and T mobile's own help pages. After making wireless calls the phone becomes useless and fails to pick up cellular signal. Even though some users able to rectify this by restarting the phone I never had such luck.
Pros: God price for the features
Cons: The bug made it useless while I was traveling
Summary: I bought the Lumia 521 to use with T-Mobile. And the price is right. But it takes a lot of getting to used to the fact that I have to charge the phone so often. Windows 8 for the Lumia is okay and will be better once there are more apps to work with it.
Pros: the price, large screen
Cons: Extremely short battery life, few Windows apps choice
No service even though it showed service in my area online at T-Mobile
krista roach, Amazon
27 June 2013
Summary: I was not able to receive T- Mobile service in the area I live. It did show service when I checked online before I purchased the phone but upon receiving the phone I found we had zero service. It was a birthday gift for my nephew. He was disappointed.