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    Nokia Lumia 521

    Get great features at a great value with the Nokia Lumia 521. Snap and share photos of friends and family with a 5MP camera that features special digital lenses. Experience a sleek, ultra-modern design, Windows 8 platform, and touchscreen display.

    • Connect and browse easily with the Windows 8 platform
    • Snap creative photos with built-in digital lenses
    • Listen to your favorite songs with Nokia Music

    New device purchase requires a SIM Starter Kit which will be added to your order automatically.


    Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 199 reviewers.

    full retail price

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    Lumia 521
    • Windows Phone 8

      Meet the new Windows Phone. The only phone with Live Tiles, designed to keep you closer to what matters most. It’s the smartphone reinvented around you. Meet yours.

    • 5 Megapixel Camera

      With quality worth printing, now you can really enjoy those special moments captured on your device. You can also share them with family and friends by sending them to any e-mail address or T-Mobile camera phone.

    • 4G capable

      Browse the Web, download content, and stream media faster on T-Mobile’s 4G network.

    • Start Screen + Live Tiles

      See what's up with your friends and family, where your next meeting is, or how many emails you got - all without leaving your Start screen. The Live Tiles on Start give you real-time updates on the stuff you care about.

    • 1 Ghz Processor

      A lightning-fast 1Ghz processor delivers the speed you want, so you can experience powerful entertainment and more right on your device.

    • 4" Touchscreen

      4" Touchscreen

    • E-mail

      Send and receive e-mail messages on your phone.

    • Edit Microsoft® Word and Excel Documents

      With Word and Excel editing capabilities, your device can be an extension of your office.

    • GPS with Navigation Capability

      Get your real-time location on maps, driving directions, and more.

    • Memory Card Slot (microSD)

      Add more memory for multimedia files, data and more. Easily take the memory card out of your device to transfer files and data to another device.

    • Office Hub

      Windows Phone has mobile versions of Word, Excel, OneNote, and PowerPoint for working on the go.

    • People Hub

      Skim your friends' status posts, see their latest photos, or post your own updates right from the Hub - no need for separate apps.

    • Visual Voicemail

      With Visual Voicemail you can listen to your voicemail messages in any order, respond in one click and easily manage your inbox without ever dialing in to the network.

    • Wi-Fi & Mobile Calling

      Call normally, or use Wi-Fi when you don't have cellular reception.


    Size and Weight
    • 4.9 x 2.5 x 0.4 inches
    • 4.4 ounces
    dimensions for the Nokia Lumia 521
    Operating System and Processor
    • Windows Phone 8
    Battery Life
    • 7.5 hours talk time
    • 12.5 days standby time
    Camera, Photos and Video
    • Office Hub
    • 512MB RAM, 8GB ROM, Supports 64GB microSD card
    • Sync methods: WiFi, USB, Skydrive
    • 4G Capable
    • Wi-Fi and Mobile Calling
    Audio and Multimedia
    • T-Mobile TV
    GPS and Apps
    • GPS enabled
    • UMTS: Band IV (AWS);UMTS: Band IV (1700/2100);UMTS: Band V (850);Band II (1900);Quad Band GSM
    Hearing Aid Compatibility
    • M3 & T4
    In The Box
    • Lumia 521
    • Battery
    • Charger
    • Device
    • USB Cable
    • Micro-SIM card
    • Start Guide
    Rated 2 out of 5 by This product does not have great features This product does not allow you to snap your own photos , it's complicating finding and using the apps or the phone its self. Does not allow you to change background. April 19, 2014
    Rated 3 out of 5 by This nokia phone needs a front camera good phone for a old person or for a kid for its first phone. April 19, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent phone for the price The short and sweet: This phone does most of what a much more expensive phone can do and costs 60% - 80% less than the big-name phones. Unless you specifically need one of the features that a high-end phone has, like a large screen or a powerful camera, the 521 is the obvious better value. The 521 is my first smartphone, and I'm very pleased with it. Although new to Windows 8, I found the interface easy to use and customize. It is easy to make calls, text, check multiple email accounts, and manage contacts. Wifi setup has proven easy and reliable. My 521 battery lasts for about two days of calling, texting, email, and music. It lasts about 6 hours with heavy use. It charges quickly, so if I forget to charge it overnight, 10-15 minutes in the morning gets enough charge to make it through a day of light use. Web browsing is slow and awkward when compared to my desktop computer, but good enough to look up a quick fact when I need it. I use apps to get directions, listen to streaming music, play games, review documents, and manage my money. Most apps load quickly and perform fluidly. The phone gets a little warm when running demanding apps but not uncomfortably so. The phone looks stylish and is much thinner and lighter than the phones I see most people using. Although its surface is simple glass, friction with the fabric of my pants pocket keeps it clean enough that I don't have any issues with smudging or fingerprints. I wish the screen was larger; I have a little trouble aiming my taps and sometimes I have to squint to read. Larger-screen phones are much more expensive, though. I mostly use the camera to take pictures of documents and things I need to remember. The picture quality is acceptable. The shell is slightly slippery, but I am careful when holding it and have only dropped it once in four months of use. The back cover does take force to remove, and the SIM card won't come out without a paperclip or something similar to dislodge it. These are trivial concerns unless you have a medical problem in your hands. Overall, I strongly recommend this phone. April 18, 2014
    Rated 2 out of 5 by This phone was a good one at first. Now I cannot wait to get another one. It constantly restarts itself (for no reason), the camera is poor, the app store is not the greatest, and my phone is constantly crashing every app i open. It also doesn't receive or send pictures 99% of the time. Even with the wifi on it says "Having trouble getting data". Worst phone I have owned. April 15, 2014
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