5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great entry level smartphone,
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This review is from: Nokia Lumia 520, 8Gb, Sim Free Windows Smartphone - White (Electronics)
This is my first smartphone - I tend to be 5 years behind everyone else in terms of technology. I particularly didn't want an iPhone because I didn't want to learn a new operating system, and having just bought a laptop with Windows 8, I thought this would suit me well. It helps if you're familiar with Windows 8 but it's not essential. Download the userguide from the internet (the phone comes with the most basic instruction booklet) and you'll be fine. The phone itself does feel a little insubstantial, light in weight and a tiny bit plasticky but that could be due to me being used to the Nokia 6700 classic which is made of some kind of metal and is heavy and solid. The phone does everything I want - calls are clear, display is bright and if you're middle-aged like me and need reading glasses, it allows you to enlarge the font for texting. The only game I play on it is Solitaire (you need to download the app from the Store) so I can't comment on the gaming quality. I imagine it would be good for playing music through headphones (supplied) but as I have a hearing impairment, I don't use this facility. I would like ringer and alert volumes to be louder, I have them on maximum, but that's just me. There is a good selection of apps from the Store, in my view. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is due to the battery life. I am by no means a heavy user but the battery lasts only about 36 hours on average. In summary, this is a great basic smartphone, but if you've been used to something more sophisticated, you will probably find it frustrating. When I upgrade, I am sure I will stick with Nokia Lumia and just get a bigger, better model. Can't say fairer than that.