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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 272 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and GPS navigation. The camera and price are also appreciated, whereas the apps and reliability get negative reviews. Reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, price, camera, GPS navigation, screen

features, reliability, 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by:

Great phone for a beginner.


I am really enjoying my phone. I can use it with no help needed.This product is... Replaced my MP3 player, Easy navigation, Replaced my camera, Tough/durable, Good video qualityAbout me... My phone is my life, Heavy texter, Heavy apps user

Easy to use


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Great phone for the money.


Great value for the price but it's still a windows phone that is plagued by the lack of apps.This product is... Easy navigation, Good video qualityAbout me... Heavy texter, Heavy apps user

Gets the things you expect from a smartphone done effectively

Battery life

Consumer review by:

Easy to use


Easy to use light weight great camera fun cover caseThis product is... Easy navigationAbout me... My phone is my life, Heavy texter

Easy to use


Consumer review by:

Good camera and other features I want.


Like the phone, but have to get a different one, when the black ones are back in stock. The way the packaging is, did not realize it was white, until I had already purchased it, and the store was out of black models.This product is... Tough/durable,...

Camera, reception, wifi, size

The color

Consumer review by:

Great phone


Love my cell and easy to operate. Perfect size for me.This product is... new phone carrierAbout me... Use for phone calls only, Heavy texter

Easy to use


Consumer review by:

Great phone for the price


I got this phone primarily so I could upgrade it to Windows Phone 8.1. With WP 8.1, the features are amazing and, in my opinion, rival that of iPhone and the Galaxy. The Quiet Hours feature allows you to set your quiet hours so all calls and texts do...

Easy setup and has almost all the bells and whistles of the larger/more expensive phones. Cortana rocks

Battery life could be better, but there is a battery saver option that definitely helps. No flash for the camera

Consumer review by:

Great for those that want a cheap plan ($30)


After using a LG Optimus phone with a Virgin Mobile plan for a long time, it was time to get a new phone and service. Not the greatest tech, but it does what it was intended. I can hear calls clearly, listen to music, browse through the web, download...

Nice feel, easy to use, windows phone

sometimes would crash or leave app (Skype)

Consumer review by:

Nice basic smart phone


Nice, basic smart phone. Picture and sound quality are reasonably good and app performance is more than adequate.This product is... replaced my phoneAbout me... Need phone to keep me organized

Consumer review by:

Nice cell phone


As I'm from Brazil, I wanted a cell phone to talk with my friends in the USA and in Brazil while I was on vacation. And I wanted a good cell phone, that I had access to the net, with a good camera and some other things. As I always go to the USA I sure...

Consumer review by:

It does the job for a reasonable price.


The price was good for the features that this phone has. The battery life is not as good as my old phone. Also, I had to return the first phone that I purchased, because the volume control feature was broken (appeared to be a defective button from the...

Battery live is not as good as my old phone

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