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Rogers Nokia Lumia 520 Prepaid Smartphone

  • Model Number: NOKIA LUMIA 520
  • WebID: 10255854
3.9
(43 ratings)

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New to the world of smartphones? Let the Nokia Lumia 520 introduce you to all the amazing things this little device can do. The 4" touchscreen is intuitively designed. Just swipe it with one hand - even if you're wearing gloves. If you like taking pictures, the 5MP Panorama lenses will give you bright, detailed images you can share with friends.

More Information

  • An intuitive, starter smartphone at an affordable price
  • Compact, thin, and easy to carry where ever you go
  • Four inch touch - sensitive screen responds immediately, even with gloves or fingernails
  • Five megaxpixel camera features Panorama lenses and comes pre-loaded with Cinemagraph and SmartShoot
  • Free navigation system with Nokia HERE Drive, HERE Maps, and HERE Transit
  • Micro SD support up to 64GB
  • Access to Nokia Music lets you stream hours of unlimited, ad-free music.
  • Windows Phone 8 includes Internet Explorer 10, so you can surf the web when you're travelling

Before you buy this phone, here's what you need to know

  • Receive up to $40 in activation credits ($10 at activation, then $5/month for six months) when you activate a Pay-By-the-Month plan with a minimum payment of one full monthly service fee. Available to new Pay As You Go customers only.
  • Locate a Future Shop location where one of our associates can explain this plan's details to you.
  • Order fulfillment is based on product availability.
  • This product is available for a limited time and is subject to change without notice.

What's in the Box

  • Nokia Lumia 520 with Windows Phone
  • 1430 mAh battery BL-5J
  • Nokia Fast USB Charger AC-20U
  • Nokia Charging & Data Cable CA-189CD
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108
  • Nokia Shell in Cyan CC-3068
  • Smart Setup Leaflet

Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Base Features
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0
Memory - Built-in 8 GB
Memory - Expansion Type MicroSD - Up to 64 GB
Battery - Standby Up To 360 Hours
Battery - Talk Time Up to 14.8 Hours
Supported 2G Modes/Bands GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Supported 3G Modes/Bands HSPA 850/1900/2100 MHz
Other Supported Modes/Bands None
Assisted GPS Navigation Yes
Unassisted GPS Navigation Yes
FM Radio No
Hard-key QWERTY Keyboard No
Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Yes
Phone Operating System Windows Phone 8
Wireless Carrier Rogers
Billing Method Prepaid
Data Features
Data Speed 21.1 Mbps Downlink; 5.76 Mbps Uplink
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Instant Messaging Yes
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) Yes
Short Message Service (SMS) Yes
Mobile Email Yes
Push Email Support Yes
Web Browser Yes
WAP Browser No
Media Features
Integrated Audio Player Yes
Integrated Video Player Yes
Downloadable Apps Yes
App Store Compatibility Windows Phone Store
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Images Yes
Downloadable Ring Tones Yes
Camera Resolution 5 MP
Camera Flash No
Autofocus Yes
Video Capture Yes
Video Calling No
Display
Display Resolution 800 x 480
Display Size 4 in
Display Type TFT
Touchscreen Yes
Phone Features
Speakerphone Yes
Vibrate Mode Yes
Voice Dialing Yes
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Backlit Keypad No
Keypad Lock Yes
Calendar Yes
Headset Jack Size 3.5 mm
Synchronization
Compatible Mac O/S Versions Not Applicable
Compatible Windows Versions Not Applicable
USB Connection Yes
Charge over USB Yes
Manual Yes
Wall Adapter Yes
Car Adapter No
Case No
Software No
Data Cable Yes
Headset Yes
Other Items 1 Extra Back Cover
Physical Features
Body Style Candy Bar
Body Colour Black
Interchangeable Face Plate Yes
Phone Height 11.99 cm
Phone Width 6.4 cm
Phone Depth 1.12 cm
Weight 124 g
Conditions of Order None
Physically Identical Phone Models Nokia Lumia 920; Nokia Lumia 900; Nokia Lumia 610; Nokia Lumia 710; Nokia Lumia 800
Warranty Labour 1 Year(s)
Warranty Parts 1 Year(s)

37 Customer Reviews for Rogers Nokia Lumia 520 Prepaid Smartphone

Average Overall rating

3.9 / 5
Based on 43 ratings
  • 5 Stars
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  • 4 Stars
    (11)
  • 3 Stars
    (3)
  • 2 Stars
    (1)
  • 1 Star
    (7)

Positive vs. Critical Reviews

81% Positive

35 Reviews

18% Critical

8 Reviews

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1.0
  • from Wasaga Beach, ON
  • 3 days ago

Commodore 64 of phones

After 6 months of use my opinion is that Microsoft should be paing me to use this phone. It crashes or is unresponsive at least once a day. It is slow .... I mean sometimes by the time it gets around to doing something my clothes have gone out of style. I can only make a phone call using a headset since thespeaker and micorphone have quit working. Now I have to find out how to get it fixed since Future Shop does not fix phones. If you opt for this phone expect both software and harware issues.

4.0
  • from London, ON
  • Jun 07, 2014

great value

Great value. The maps/drive feature is amazing, you can download the maps so no data required when away from wifi. If you just need a great smartphone and are not worried about prestige, this is a great option.

5.0
  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jun 05, 2014

Tremendous value!

You can't go wrong, even if you just use it as a media player or a second phone. Works well for podcasts and app playback. The screen is mediocre but for [price]. Turn by turn navigation by Nokia is really awesome as well. You don't even need to activate the PAYGO for the GPS to work! I am using the public dev preview of Windows Phone 8.1! Lots of goodness built-in to this emerging platform.

3.0
  • from Mississauga, ON
  • Apr 26, 2014

Nokia not Rogers for Waranty

I'm happy with this phone and bought 2 for me and my son. 2 months after 1 has a defective power button switch and I brought it to Rogers Store for warranty repair. And after more than 2 weeks I was told they cannot fix it because it's prepaid..unbelievable!.

5.0
  • from Ottawa, ON
  • Apr 08, 2014

Best deal for 2014

Great phone with great hardware like GPS, Bluetooth, Accelerometer, etc... at a great price. The phone is very good looking, slim, very light, comes with windows phone 8.0, but is scheduled for upgrade by Microsoft, to 8.1 this summer. It has many little annoying bugs. I have been able to work around all of them. Mainly the live tiles didn't update properly on some apps like battery app. Using this app allowed me to see the battery drain chart and have estimated the drain to be 20%/hour when using the phone heavily with all it's hardware enabled (GPS, Wifi, BT,...), 4%/hour with all hardware enabled but asleep. The battery life is good if you are not using the phone for more than 2/hours of heavy use per day, which is not so much when you get the phone, but becomes more than enough, after a week of discovery and playing around with it like a kid on Christmas day. Beyond that, you might want to charge it at the end of the day and don't let it fall bellow 30%. Lithium Ions don't like to be fully discharged but once a month at the most. The best practice is to make sure the battery is always charged to 100% before unplugging it from the charger. Leaving it on the charger is not a problem and will not harm the batteries. There is no front facing camera. So if you can live without video chatting, you're good to go. I first asked myself, why would they not include such a cheap hardware and risk alienating people using video chat apps? then I realized, I have only used video chatting a couple of times when it was something new and exciting. Then got board and haven't used it again. If you need video chatting, keep looking. I use Skype for long distance phone calls and that's it. The virtual keyboard is a bit small for my meaty fingers tips, but that's my problem not the phone's. I found the iPhone keyboard small too. Overall, Best phone for the best price on the market today. Even phones costing 3-5 times as this one, don't have it locked down like this little gem. Very impressed with Nokia and it's parent company; Microsoft. Nice job. Can't wait to see what the 8.1 upgrade will bring to the table this summer. Highly recommend this phone to people who can live with it's very limited flaws mentioned above.