Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone

Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone (AT&T)

  • Display: 4.0-inches
  • Camera: 5-MP
  • Input: Touchscreen
  • OS: Windows Phone 8


Stay connected with this AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 mobile phone, which features 4G speed for rapid data transfer. The color touch screen with 800 x 480 resolution simplifies navigation and offers a clear view of photos, videos, documents, messages and more.

List Price: $ 99.99

Price: $ 72.00

 

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  1. 277 of 293 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    What a surprise in such a cheap package!, July 29, 2013
    By 
    Nic

    This review is from: Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone (AT&T) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    Given the MSRP for this phone, you have to set some expectations. But then you realize it doesn’t carry a 2-year agreement. You can use this phone out of the box on an AT&T Prepaid (GoPhone) line or on AT&T postpaid (contract) plans. It comes with a Micro SIM card and GoPhone activation kit in the box.

    It performs great! I’ve owned a Lumia 920, HTC 8x, Lumia 822, and a few older WP7 devices. This, just like any other Windows Phone, feels smooth and fluid throughout. Sometimes when a larger operation (filtering a photo, opening a big app) takes place, you will notice a “Resuming…” screen for a split second. Otherwise, it’s every bit as smooth as any other Windows Phone. You can’t really say that about an Android device at this price point.

    Pros

    1) Price! This phone can be used as a daily driver, backup phone, “I dropped my other phone in the toilet and I’m not due for an upgrade” phone, or even just a device you use with WiFi only.
    2) The software library for Windows Phone is getting there. It still doesn’t have Instagram, but it has everything else you could really want.
    3) Comcast Xfinity remote lets me control my TV/DVR with this thing. It’s like I got an amazing touch screen smart remote for free.
    4) First-party Xbox apps. Xbox Smartglass lets you use this as a makeshift Xbox 360 controller. Xbox Live lets you keep track of anything like achievements, recently played, your avatar, etc.
    5) Nokia Music lets you stream lots of music. FOR FREE!
    6) Nokia HERE (Maps, Drive) are awesome! You can download GPS maps for offline use. Use it in the car for turn-by-turn directions, or use it while you’re out and about for mapping. If this was the only feature this device had, it would be worth the MSRP!
    7) You can swap the cover! If you get tired of the plain black color on this device, you can easily buy a colored variant from Nokia and just swap it out. The yellow one looks amazing!

    Cons

    1) There’s no Front Facing Camera, so video calls are out.
    2) It only has 512MB of RAM, which limits some apps. I’ve noticed very few that haven’t been able to install, and none of them are deal-breakers.
    3) The camera is 5MP, has no flash, and rather poor. But – it’s still comparable or better than any Android device I’ve tested at this price point.
    4) The display isn’t the best, but what can you expect for the price? It’s crisp and readable at WVGA resolution, and the nature of Windows Phone really makes up for any other shortcomings the display may have. The colors are pretty good, considering it’s an IPS panel.

    Note: I purchased this device directly from AT&T at full MSRP + sales tax. Any of my comments are based on that price point, which is definitely the upper limit you will see for this device. This phone is already listed cheaper here on Amazon just 3 days after it was released.

    UPDATE
    This phone (retail packaging from AT&T) DOES come with a USB cable. I previously stated that it did not, which is incorrect.

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  2. 130 of 140 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent nokia phone, August 1, 2013
    By 
    Sundar

    This review is from: Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone (AT&T) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    I used to own nokia feature phones 6 years ago and loved everything about them. After moving to the America’s , I caught up with the smartphone wave and have used android,apple, blackberry and tried htc, samsung handsets. When my 2 yr contract ended with att, I looked for an off contract phone and was skeptical about windows 8. I picked up this phone for $100 from an att store. Honestly, I’m blown away and very glad to own a nokia phone again. I love everything about this phone.

    Pros:
    1. Excellent design and call quality
    2. Great speed and smooth operation similar to high end phones that sell well over $200
    3. Turn by turn navigation with offline maps
    4. Offline music
    5. Very good camera even without the flash
    6. Live tiles are refreshing
    7. Easily changeable back shell in bright colors

    This phone will stay with me for many years no matter wherever technology takes us.

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  3. 142 of 163 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    what a great steal !, July 31, 2013
    By 
    qw

    This review is from: Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone (AT&T) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    selling at $90 for a dual core latest smart phone with a cost of $160 , what a great deal, hurry up, it won’t last. I highly recommend it to all Amazoners !!!

    Here is a value list of what you will get with 90 bucks:
    A 5 MP camera;
    A GPS with turn-by-turn voice guidance with life time latest precise navteq maps;
    A 4 inch LCD screen with great resolution at 800×480;
    A dual core 1 GHZ CPU;
    A Great email box that push and pull emails from ANY mailboxex real-timely with HTML5 email reader;
    A IE10 mobile browser;
    A Office 10 mobile with Word,Powerpoint, Excel;
    A skype to freely talk world-widely;
    A mobile phone that replaces your land-line fixed phone readily;
    A Wi-fi High Speed Internet hotspot that allows all your home PCs to connect to internet at 4G speed;
    A xbox game box and xbox glass remote control;
    A MP3 music player with free nokia mix music;
    A HDTV that plays youtube, netflix, amazon instant video, comcast xfinity;
    A banking ATM that allows you to deposit your checks to chase bank or bank of america right in your home;
    A super shopping cart that allows you to purchase from amazon, ebay, walmart, home depot right from your home;
    A kid corner that allows your kid to play and learn the world right from it;

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