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Great phone; value for money
on 12 April 2014
I have two Windows Phones in the family already, and bought a 520 to upgrade my mom to a smartphone from her old feature phone. I had options in Nokia Asha, cheap Androids, Nokia Lumia 520 and 525.
Cheap Androids are just that. Cheap. I skipped Asha in favour of the Lumia. While most folks would recommend 525 over 520 because the former has 1 GB RAM instead of 512 MB as in latter, but that's only a factor if you play a lot of games. Some games don't run on 520. I haven't heard of any issue with any apps running on 512 MB phones.
My mother would not play games, so I opted for 520, about 2K cheaper than 525. It's a great device, and pretty good build quality for a sub-8K phone. Gets all the latest update, runs all the apps that she needs, and I'm buying a back panel in a different color to give her the variety.
Limitations, listing just in case: 512 MB RAM, no front camera, and no flash with rear camera.