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T-Mobile Prepaid - Nokia Lumia 521 4G No-Contract Mobile Phone - Flat White

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and GPS navigation. The camera and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the reliability and battery are mixed. The apps and features get less positive opinions.

usability, value for money, camera, GPS navigation, screen

features, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the T-Mobile Prepaid - Nokia Lumia 521 4G No-Contract Mobile Phone - Flat White is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 225 reviews)

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No contract is great for a teenager


This phone is perfect for a teenager. And also there is no contract so if they misbehave I can take the phone from them and not worry about the contractThis product is... Easy navigation, Good video qualityAbout me... Need phone to keep me organized

Cheap phone for a teenager

Have not found any yet

Consumer review by:

love the phone


I would recommend this phone to my family and friends.This product is... Tough/durableAbout me... Heavy apps user

features, camera

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Great value


Look great for the price standpoint. I am not looking for a big phone and this phone doesn't look cheap. I wished verizon had the windows phone in this size as well. The picture quality was ok, but it's not considered as a flagship phone so it's...

Not too big and not too small. Looks great for the price

Should have more app for windows phone (Starbucks app for example)


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Phone is quick and responsive to touch.


For the price, it is an excellent smartphone. Sound quality when playing music or watching Netflix is excellent. Rear facing camera and a long battery life make this budget phone a keeper. The Windows store apps are adequate for basic use, but are...

Ability to pin contacts and apps via a tile to home screen

Bluetooth connectivity issues in car

Consumer review by:

Excelent buy for the price


Great first smartphone, even with Windows 8, it is a pitty that does not have front camera and that does not come with headphones. If you can tolerate Windows 8, then is an excellent phone to useThis product is... really non expensive

No other smartphone for this price

Lack of front camera

Consumer review by:

Great phone for a beginner


Bought for my son who goes thru phone. cheap, and reliableThis product is... Tough/durable

Consumer review by:

great phone .great price


no problem activation , good clarity, volume good, great price, has a lot to offer just like the computerThis product is... Replaced my MP3 player, Easy navigation, Replaced my camera, Good video qualityAbout me... My phone is my life, Heavy apps user,...

all the functions of my computer

no problem

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Unbelievable low price for a full feature phone


This is the first phone I've had that was intuitive enough to use for me to get full use of the features. I love the compass button, which when touched, shows an aerial view of where you are. WiFi phoning, a Skype like application, is a great money...

Intuitive user interface

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It's fast and easy to use


Excellent phone, does everything I want it to. I can typically get 2 days between charges, so it seems much more efficient than the smart phones of other people I know, who tend to charge before the day is through. My one complaint is that there is not...

It does virtually everything I want it to do

No file manager

Consumer review by:

Great Phone for the Value


This is a great phone for the value. If you use mostly voice and text an sometimes some apps like facebook or maps then this is the right phone for you.


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