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. The camera quality is nothing close to impressive, and the phone itself has a tendency to turn off on a whim (I was not the only...
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. So if you have this phone I am very sorry :( But, if you are merely thinking of purchasing this phone I would steer clear of this...
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).