Excerpt: When I bought this phone, I was impressed at first glance. It looked special without being overly-complicated, had a nice LCD screen, and the capability for some great0-sounding ring tones. After a few weeks of using this phone I became annoyed. The "push to talk" feature has a button on the side of the phone that is majorly in the way.
Overall a decent device, but the screens can go bad suddenly
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Overall the Sony Ericson Z-520A is a reliable phone. I have not experienced very many dropped calls or poor service, but that probably has more to do with the service provider than the phone anyway. The keyboard is a little smaller than I would like, but it is more than functional for a person with average to somewhat large hands. I have noticed over the past couple of months that my phone will lock up suddenly when I am trying to place a call.
Excerpt: We have 3 of these phones in our family. 2 of them had to be replaced during the 1 year warranty period, and 1 of them had to be replaced just after the warranty expired, so they do not hold up. I am hoping that we don't have to replace the first 2 before our 2 year contract is up. The button for the camera is on the outside of the phone in a spot that frequently gets bumped, so I am always taking pictures of my pocket - this is extremely annoying.
Excerpt: This model from the Sony Ericsson line should make many people feel very bad about producing a phone of such poor quality. I actually bought two of them a little less than a year ago and one of them has completely stopped working and the other is in the middle of a slow death. Warning: when closing this phone it often turns completely off.
Excerpt: For the most part I love my phone. I made my own ring-tone, take pictures and remind myself of upcoming appointments. Lately it's not keeping a charge and it's only 1 1/2 old but I don't want to replace it, I will wait til it dies! I absolutely love the light effects when it rings, I guess i'm east to please.
Excerpt: This phone is very durable and easy to use. The only thing that I dont like is the push to talk button is on the outside and I hit it all the time. The battery last well until you start taking a lot of pics. I think the pic quality could be a little bit better. It has many features and ringtones. I've had mine over a year and I work construction and it's still working great.
Excerpt: This phone has been extramely reliable. I have been eligible to upgrade for almost a year but still hanging on to this one cause I dont see anything better at this time. I don't do the email or internet stuff, so the battery life is great for me, it lasts a couple of days at least.Its also small enough to carry in my pocket (I hate cell phones on the belt).
Excerpt: I have had this phone for 2 years. Overall, I think it is a good phone. The main problem is that, like most companies, you have to have a contract. I would like to own a newer version of this phone, but cant, without extending contract. This is an easy to use item. It is user friendly and fairly easy to set up and use. The camera is not the best and could be upgraded. If dropped, as in normal use, the screen will be ruined.