Nokia Lumia 520
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OVERALL RATING 4.2 /5 BASED ON 19,034 RATINGS
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UPDATEDAfter 1.5 YEARS Usage!.. And a fall from moving Car50kmph window!

Fellow Flipkarters..!! nWhat I wanna say is that, I observed most of the reviews are not actually "reviews". Don't know why people write everything that comes to their mind. Art of reviewing or being a critic needs some skills to look into things profoundly. I here by wanna list some lines that fellow reviewers wrote in their reviews which were actually funny in a way. n# "There is no secondary camera in this phone" n- C'mon guys.. It's like you went to a bollywood movie and saying that Brad Pitt is missing in this movie. This is bottom version of windows8. n# "Pictures taken at low light are not crisp"n - It's clearly stated that there is no LED flash for camera. Still I donno which moron tries to take pics in dull light with this budget phone. n# "Temple Run doesn't work smooth"n - You are on city roads and you want to hit your top speed?? Get onto an highway bro.. Keep in mind that u paid only 10 grand (July2013)for this phone. nCriticism is not a Kids play. Better concentrate on defects in what you got rather than complaining what is missing. Or if you think that there is a better option than this phone within the price range, then name it and compare it.nThankYou. n................................... "UPDATE AFTER 1.5 YEARS USAGE" .......................................... nnBottom Line - Windows is Upgrading Day by Day nI have installed 8.1 (Developer's preview) and now I'm quite happy when I compare it with other android devices out there!.. Waiting for Win10 update...Yoohooo!nn> Notification bar and many other settings have been added and they are of great use.n> Phone till date never faced any lag while performing usual activities.n> There is not much of a heating problem. But I felt bit of a temperature while gaming with wifi ON. , but not at the level of complaining.n> Battery life is decent. With mobile data pack ON the whole time, It easily lasts for 6-8 hrs on moderate usage. nOn Cons side: n> The Facebook app on windows phone is dead slow while compared to android phone (I prefer FBing in Internet Explorer)n> Facing problems with proximity sensorn> Call gets stuck sometimes when I try to pick it(need to off the screen and ON it again)n> Voice reception is not great but OkOkn> In a long run, Windows feels boring.. It has just Apps.. No widgets/wide range themes and graphics. (It depends on personal preferences though) nnFALL from Moving Car Window: nNokia is just unbreakable. Hence prooved. Not even a scratch on the screen. Just the outer shell and battery came off. I put them back. TADAAAHH.. It's back to awesomeness.. Nokia is even a life saver.. don't believe in me?.. Just Google "Bulletproof Nokia lumia 520 save the life of a police officer".. and read the news.nnPS: I've dropped this mobile a minimum of 200+ times so far.. and almost all from the height of 4+ feet (from hand). They couldn't even leave a stray mark on it (screen). nnPSS: Before placing an order check its price. I've observed wide price fluctuations on flipkart ranging from 5999 to 8999 on same product.

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495 users found this review helpful helpful?
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Why you should not buy windows phone.

Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone, I must tell you that I have been using lumia 520 for last 45 days. Phone is quite good in all aspects be it Call Quality, be it UI . Display is super good and touchscreen is awesome. People keep on complaining about apps, but trust me we have all the useful apps in Windows Phone which we need for daily use. Some are even better than Android. So these are the best parts of my review. By this time I am sure, you must have read the Review title atleast 2 times that why I don't recommend windows phone.nSo here it goes. lumia has 7.1 GB internal memory in which we can install apps. Mind that, we can install apps only in internal memory not on SD card. out of 7.1 GB, 4 GB is user accessible which is quite enough for installing apps. Assuming that an average app takes up 20 MB of space, we can install 200 apps. Even the most addicted phone users dont need that many apps , so memory is not a problem. But wait. when we see the breakup of the memory, it is divided into 4 sections.n1.Appsn2.Systemn3. Music ,Photos and alln4. Others.nnThe fourth section 'Others' is inaccessible by users and we cant delete anything in that. When you purchase a new phone , the size is around 50 MB. But as you keep on using it , its size will grow bigger and bigger. It is like the %temp% folder in our computer which keeps some random data. and is of no use to us. I will give an example how this memory gets consumed.nAssume you have 500 MB of memory left in your phone. You install an app of 30 MB. Remaining is 470 MB. But you will get only 465 MB. This extra 5 MB got consumed in Other section. Now you uninstall the app. You should get 495 MB. But you will get only 490 MB. So, there is effectively no change in the contents of phone because you installed and uninstalled an app and net is zero. But what we lost is 10 MB without any reason. This kind of memory consumption will happen every time whatever you do in your phone. SO , right now in my phone , the 'Other' section is consuming as much as 2.6 gb of space without any reason. and you can not delete it. Now if I watch any youtube video or anything which requires phone space, it says that your phone memory is low. And this consumption will keep on increasing. I checked Windows forum and hundreds of people are facing this problem. I will have to reset the phone if I want to delete that Others section. You will lose all data in your phone if you do that.nSo guys, initial experience is going to be awesome with windows phone , but trust me , after 50 -60 days , you will find yourself in the same situation as I am in right now.nRest is your choice.

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31 users found this review helpful helpful?
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Why you should not buy windows phone.

Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone, I must tell you that I have been using lumia 520 for last 45 days. Phone is quite good in all aspects be it Call Quality, be it UI . Display is super good and touchscreen is awesome. People keep on complaining about apps, but trust me we have all the useful apps in Windows Phone which we need for daily use. Some are even better than Android. So these are the best parts of my review. By this time I am sure, you must have read the Review title atleast 2 times that why I don't recommend windows phone.nSo here it goes. lumia has 7.1 GB internal memory in which we can install apps. Mind that, we can install apps only in internal memory not on SD card. out of 7.1 GB, 4 GB is user accessible which is quite enough for installing apps. Assuming that an average app takes up 20 MB of space, we can install 200 apps. Even the most addicted phone users dont need that many apps , so memory is not a problem. But wait. when we see the breakup of the memory, it is divided into 4 sections.n1.Appsn2.Systemn3. Music ,Photos and alln4. Others.nnThe fourth section 'Others' is inaccessible by users and we cant delete anything in that. When you purchase a new phone , the size is around 50 MB. But as you keep on using it , its size will grow bigger and bigger. It is like the %temp% folder in our computer which keeps some random data. and is of no use to us. I will give an example how this memory gets consumed.nAssume you have 500 MB of memory left in your phone. You install an app of 30 MB. Remaining is 470 MB. But you will get only 465 MB. This extra 5 MB got consumed in Other section. Now you uninstall the app. You should get 495 MB. But you will get only 490 MB. So, there is effectively no change in the contents of phone because you installed and uninstalled an app and net is zero. But what we lost is 10 MB without any reason. This kind of memory consumption will happen every time whatever you do in your phone. SO , right now in my phone , the 'Other' section is consuming as much as 2.6 gb of space without any reason. and you can not delete it. Now if I watch any youtube video or anything which requires phone space, it says that your phone memory is low. And this consumption will keep on increasing. I checked Windows forum and hundreds of people are facing this problem. I will have to reset the phone if I want to delete that Others section. You will lose all data in your phone if you do that.nSo guys, initial experience is going to be awesome with windows phone , but trust me , after 50 -60 days , you will find yourself in the same situation as I am in right now.nRest is your choice.

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31 users found this review helpful helpful?
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As good as it gets....

Hey, recently i read a review saying "worst phone..." and it kept repeating that over and over again. How strange. Why worst phone???? Please be matured and review the product instead of the hardware you received. I use flipkart for ordering products as well as reading about it. So dont unnecessarily pull down the ratings just because you have nothing else to say other than worst product. nFlipkart - Please ask the reviewers of the products you sell for a matured review, if all they have to say is worst product, my take is, please dont consider those in the review section.nnnnI have been using this phone for over a month now. Here is my review....nWhat I dont understand is, when folks break their phones, either by dropping it or carelessly opening the back cover why do they score the model low??? And, why compare Windows OS with Android??? Do you ever compare a dog with a cat? You chose your pet and be happy with it....nLooks & feel: Sleek & classy, doesnt look cheap from any angle. Yes the external buttons are sensitive when handling and there are back covers available which nicely hides it from accidental pressing. Buttons are very responsive & best part is, locked screen requires you to slide the screen up to enter the home page (tiles). Cant possibly happen accidentally.nTouch Screen: Wow... & a very big WOW. Smooth, very responsive, doesnt lag at all, bright enough for daytime outside use, no complaints at all....nInterface: Hey, I agree with one of the reviewer who wrote "how on earth can i get this phone to hang...". Very true bro, I tried every possible way to hang this one, doesnt seem to be possible. Unless you get really creative & dip the phone in water. It doesnt lag at all, no lag switching between tasks, apps, games, none at all....nGmail is very much available, so is Google mapnVery limited apps - an honest question? how many apps does Android users use on a day to day basis? 1000 or 10000? If yes, Kudos guys, you dont need a smart phone, you are supercomputers yourselves.nAll required apps are available, those are tested & are safe to use.nBack cover is slippery??? it has a matted, rubberish feel, i tried slipping it through my wet hands, dry hands, over cloth, couldnt. I applied talcum pwd & then tried, it slightly slipped.nNo file manager???nDo you expect your cat to bark??? Take it with a sack of salt, this OS does not have file manager. However, ask yourself, why do you use file manager? To get files you are looking for. WP makes it even more simple than a file manager, if you know what format the file is, which you should ideally know, you can get it in the respective folder. For eg. if its *jpeg, you will find it in Photos. If its *mpeg, you will find it in Music & videos, as simple as that. Now if you dont know what file type it is, trust me, there is no point searching it, cause its of no use to you....nNo good internet browser???nDont forget, we learnt internet browsing using IE. So whats wrong with it? Its familiar, fast & user friendly.nYou have to connect to a PC to transfer files???nThe entire Smart phone industry runs on 3 OS, Android, WP & IOS. 2 out of 3 does not allow transfering without using PC. The reason - its safest and most secure. So ask yourself, how do you want your world to be?nI didnt quiet understand - "there is no good music player.....". Can anyone tell me, whats wrong with the one thats pre installed here? Seek - its there, Quality & crispness - its there, volume - its there, unless you want it to damage your ears, so what else? Use a professional composer console instead of a smartphone if you want the world out of your music listening.nYou cant send videos???nWhere? You can send them through bluetooth, on whatsapp, share it online, where are you exactly trying to send and this phone is not allowing you to???nAnd i can go on, I want the readers of this review to remember, each one of the three OS existing today in the market has its limitations & its wow things. It depends on what you choose per your requirement. There is enough literature over the net about each of the OS. Please read it before you choose any. Cause if you blindly get a cat, when you actually wanted a dog, you cant crib later on the cat being a cat???

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Gr88 product turned substandard by Flipkart and Nokia

My phone has conked out within 2 months of buying. It arrived with few preloaded applications missing to it. At Flipkart's behest, I took it to Nokia Care and get it fixed for the first time but it continued to keep giving up on me. Eventually, it turned off for eternity. nnWith Flipkart's warranty expired, I am struggling with miserable Nokia Care, who refuses to take onus and replace the set. I have finally started paying heed to notions such as Flipkart is partly sourcing phones from grey market (such as Gaffar Market in Delhi) in order to cope up with the demand and in the process, scarring the customer credibility beyond repair.nnOnly with deepest regret, I am writing this review as I use to consider myself as one of the most satisfied patron of both the companies, Flipkart and Nokia. nnI sincerely wish someone is listening...

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