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Sony-ericsson-z520i.1438637
4.9 out of 10

Sony Ericsson Z520i

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Overall 6
6.0

A decent phone with annoying habits.

melonkossy, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Overall a decent device, but the screens can go bad suddenly

sthom21, Viewpoints
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony Ericsson Z520a II

bedtimes, Ebay
5 March 2011
  • Summary: I HAVE PURCHASED A NUMBER OF THESE PHONES AND THIS IS MY SECOND REVIEW! The Features and ease of use of this phone are GREAT, but one little flaw creates the need to replace it every so often. There is a problem with the connecter to the screen that it wears out after awhile and then the screen goes blank.
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Overall 6
6.0

Can't trust buyer.

cmouli9, Ebay
5 December 2010
  • Summary: I bought the NewPhone Sony Ericsson Z520i three weeks ago and was immediately impressed with the number of features available on this inexpensive phone. It has a 1M-pixel camera, video camera, and speakerphone. The NewPhone's size is perfect for carrying in a pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan of roughly 4 hours.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0

Mediocre

Overstock
17 October 2009
  • Summary: Bought this phone about 4 months ago when my old phone died at the hands of my toddler. It is easy to use, simple, and has pretty good audio quality compared to other phones I've owned. I do not use the internet with my cell phones, so I cannot speak to any features related to that. I found only about 2-3 ringtones that it comes with agreeable. It has an awfully loud alert when the battery is dying that cannot be changed or muted.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Sound quality 6
6.0

Instructions

Overstock
6 March 2009
  • Summary: The book that came with the phone gave you no photo of the phone so you have to feel your way through what the buttons are used for which made it more diffcult to use for a senior user. No regular buttons for send, on or off. We are still trying to find certain features. Would not buy as a gift or this phone brand name.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Sound quality 6
6.0

Instructions

Overstock
6 March 2009
  • Summary: The book that came with the phone gave you no photo of the phone so you have to feel your way through what the buttons are used for which made it more diffcult to use for a senior user. No regular buttons for send, on or off. We are still trying to find certain features. Would not buy as a gift or this phone brand name.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice features but...

bobebmac, Ebay
10 June 2007
  • Summary: This phone has a great set of features, speaker, camera (quality is not the greatest though), video clips, bluetooth, custom rings possible for every phonebook entry, email, nice size, good keypad quality. BUT.... it also has a high failure rate, so much so that it was taken off the market. The first set of them had a serious software problem that caused the phone to hangup for no reason. Also, the sound would shutoff similarly, for no reason.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wasn't Good For Me

aimeebb69, Ebay
25 January 2007
  • Summary: I bought this phone for my son for his birthday in 09/06 it is now 01/07. Cingular is a service provider, and we have had nothing but trouble with this phone and that was shortly after getting it. It just does all kinds of crazy things like shuts off for now reason, looses sound, and to get the things to come back you have to turn the phone off. Also he doesn't keep a good signal on this phone at all.
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Overall 5
5.0
Features 8
8.0
Sound quality 3
3.0
Display 10
10
Reception 2
2.0
Photo quality 5
5.0
Ergonomics 10
10

Ugh

Lia, About.com
16 October 2006
  • Pros: Good display, nice look to it.
  • Cons: Sound is horrible, low battery life, has WAY too many technical problems.
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