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4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Mobile at an excellent price, 12 July 2013
This review is from: Nokia Lumia 520, 8Gb, Sim Free Windows Smartphone - White (Unlocked Phone)
I recently picked up two of these handsets for my mum and cousin, I was feeling generous but after having picked up a Samsung Ativ S and being impressed with the Windows Phone 8 interface and usability I thought that it would suit them. My mum was currently using an Android Acer Glow. It was a great handset with a nice display, okay camera and done all the things my mum expected. However it had limited space, the actual screen was very easy to scratch and after a year it looks like a 5 year old has been the careful owner.

Anyway Nokia have really pulled out a little beauty, the handset certainly feels solid, not cheap but well made with a more expensive feel than you would typically expect from a phone that is aimed at the budget market. I would say that the screen isn't amazing but it does a good job and reproduces colours well, again this is a minor complaint as it's a BUDGET phone. The handset has a couple of buttons these control the volume, power and camera.

If the phone is locked you can hold the camera button down to jump right to a shooting mode, this takes a few seconds to fire up but is responsive and in good light (no flash here) takes very good pictures with good balance and minimal blur or distortion, not having a flash does suck slightly but again BUDGET phone.

It's hard not to talk about the overall experience of using Windows Phone, some individuals will complain that there is a lack of apps but I have not certainly found this to be a problem and the apps which are preloaded by Nokia or Nokia exclusives are extremely well implemented. As you navigate around the phone it responds and animates in a fluid motion, swipes and taps are recognised immediately, none of the delay you might expect. Apps do take a few seconds longer to launch compared to my Ativ S and not all apps are available due to the reduced RAM size, however this should not put people off, the majority of Apps (Decent ones I might add) work and provide the same standard Windows experience.

I can't comment about the battery life, but my old Nokia Lumia 710 easily lasted over a day and my new Samsung Ativ S now lasts just under 3 days from a full charge.

My mum's reaction to the new phone, was "Isn't it nice and clear...." I think live tiles certainly make the experience very intuitive. So this is one happy son reporting on one good handset for one happy mother... result! Oh my Cousin (14 Years Old, Lad) also really impressed especially he can now get more achievement points on his games and also Nokia Music allows you to download various playlists for free and listen to them on the go, supposedly this rocks and it's all free!!! Who needs iTunes?
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