Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone (AT&T)

New Factory Sealed Nokia Lumia 520 Gophone

$ 94.99


  1. 131 of 137 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    What a surprise in such a cheap package!, July 29, 2013

    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.


    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!


    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.

    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. 52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent nokia phone, August 1, 2013

    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.

    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. 40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Seven year GoPhone user and first time Windows user, August 15, 2013

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

    Previously I was using the AT&T Avail (also known as the Zte Avail) which I never really had any problems with other than the phone liked to restart itself randomly and the low amount of internal memory (could only hold five apps :/) But the Nokia 520, is a way better phone than the Avail in every way. I ordered my phone directly from AT&T because Amazon said it would take 2-5 weeks (after I ordered the phone from AT&T it became in stock on Amazon go figure)
    For $100 your getting a really good deal

    Screen quality looks nice, you can still see outside in direct sunlight
    -The pictures look good for a 5 mp camera ( I have a iPad 4 and the photo quality is very similar/just as good as what you get with the Nokia)
    – the call quality is great, even if you use the speakerphone! I called a friend and asked if the sound quality was good he said yes. After I told him, he was on speakerphone he said I sounded amazing and he couldn’t tell
    -Listening to music is great on the phone nice and loud
    -Offline map with turn by turn navigation. This is why I bought the phone for this feature, figured if I could use this feature without any internet connection I could save myself from buying a GPS.
    -Keyboard is easy to type on
    -Interface is easy to use
    -Message title has a winking face when their is an unread text message 😉
    -I have 2013 Honda Civic and the phone does work with hands free Honda Bluetooth that is built into the car, and it will support the read you your text messages feature 🙂

    One thing I’m missing on phone is when you send picture messages it doesn’t do the little up and down arrow showing that its trying or receive or send a message(Hope this makes sense) so you kinda just have to guess when your picture message has been sent

    Things you need to know
    -If you are already an existing go phone customer you will need call AT&T, so they can transfer your number and money to the new micro sim unless your last phone already had a micro sim (currently the only go phones on AT&T that have a micro sim are the Samsung Galaxy Express, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and this phone.)
    -If you don’t have/want to pay for data you need to disable data otherwise you might see GPRS charges on your account. I had one that cost $4.44 and I wasn’t happy. Disabling data will insure you don’t receive any of these mysterious GPRS charges. However, if you disable data you will no longer see 4G on the phone and you won’t be able to send or receive picture messages (you can still get regular text messages)
    -Battery life varies depending on how much you use your phone

    I am grandfathered into the old $1 a day plan which doesn’t have any data, so I’ll guess have to change to one of the new plans or I will end up paying more with the random GPRS charges when data is enabled

    -Not as many Apps compared to Apple and Android, but has the most common apps people want and Windows seems to be trying to get more…As I previously stated I have an iPad 4, so any games, emails, or video calls are done on there.My phone is just for calls, texting, picture messages, taking pictures and very light web use when wifi is available and I need to look up something when I’m out and about, and now GPS 🙂

    Overall, if your someone like me who upgrading from an older android, can get used to the Windows OS and can live with the fact that not every app is available in the App Store then I think you’ll be very happy with this phone.

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