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Sony Ericsson Z520a

Description:

The Sony Ericsson Z520a is one hot little phone! Weighing in at just 3.3 oz, this tiny flip phone is loaded with technology including Bluetooth, a high-quality camera, video capture capability and two color displays. And, there are limitless ways to communicate with text messaging, picture and video messaging, AOL Instant Messenger and an email client built in. Along with a huge battery life and renowned Sony Ericsson quality, the Z520a is going to be one hot selling phone!

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  • 0
  • Speakerphone
  • Bluetooth

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General Info
ManufacturerSony Ericsson
TechnologyGSM
Data Type2G
Device TypeFeature Phone
Operating SystemNone
Physical Specifications
Height3.20 Inches
Thickness0.90 Inches
Weight3.46 Ounces
KeyboardKeypad
Display Specifications
Display Size0.00 Inches
Touchscreen Size0.00 Inches
Audio/Video Specifications
Front Camera0.00 Megapixels
Rear Camera0.00 Megapixels
Hearing Aid CompatibilityNone
Battery Specifications
Standby Time300 Hours
Talk Time108 Minutes
Memory Specifications
Internal Memory0.00 GB
Expandable Memory0.00 GB

Average user reviews

Based on 19 Reviews

Overall
3.894735
Display
3.842105
Reception
3.94737
Battery Life
3.68421
Design
3.842105
Apps
4
Display:
1
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
3
Design:
5
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4

Would Recommend to a friend.

White screen

Posted on: February 22nd, 2008 by Kim Osborne

The good: Easy to use. A fun phone. I loved the phone so much my husband and daughter got one.The bad: All three of us over time experienced the white screen on our cell phones. Summary: The phone is great while it last, but the screen goes out over time.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
3
Battery Life:
3
Design:
5
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4

Would Recommend to a friend.

Horrible

Posted on: November 8th, 2007 by a o

The good: Great designThe bad: Flawed modelSummary: I loved this phone except for the fact that it stoped working a few months after purchase. Had it replaced twice under warranty and both times the brand new phone just stopped working randomly on its own. Screen goes white and after a few days goes black and is non responsive. AT&T/Cingular stores did not take it back and it had to be exchanged online. As a matter of fact a store rep told me that this model is known to have problems and that is the reason it is only sold online. Do not get this phone, it will break too soon too sudden.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
4
Design:
3
Apps:
3
Overall:
Review Rating: 
3.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

Good battery life, unreliable software, camera button is crazy

Posted on: October 24th, 2007 by Anonymous

The good: The battery life is impressive. Usually pairs with my Bluetooth headset. The bad: Software crashes too often.Does not always ring when receiving a call.Camera takes pictures of my pocket.Summary: I like the phone when it works, which is most of the time. The battery life is good. However, the software crashes pretty often -- generally when taking a call or when sending a text message. And, the phone often decides not to ring, so I miss calls. The external camera button is very sensitive, resulting in dozens of pictures of my pocket. Disabling it is possible; check the internet.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
2
Reception:
2
Battery Life:
3
Design:
2
Apps:
2
Overall:
Review Rating: 
2

Would Not Recommend to a friend.

stinks

Posted on: February 14th, 2007 by Nick Soapes

The good: lots of features, voice activated calling, camera/video phone, web browser, mp3 ringtonesThe bad: not a durable phone, difficult interface when compared to my motorola 720...Summary: This phone is horrible!!! The first problem I had with it was taking pictures of the inside of my pocket. I read the entire manual and found nothing about a key lock on the phone to keep this problem from happening. Cingular couldn't help me figure out how to fix the problem either. I tried to take it back...but it was past my 30 day trial. Now the speaker and microphone cut out...not on every call, just every once-in-a-while. This phone stinks. I have been upset with it for along time and am just waiting for it to die so I can make an insurance claim and get a different phone. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
4
Battery Life:
5
Design:
3
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4

Would Recommend to a friend.

Great phone....HUGE problems

Posted on: October 10th, 2006 by Courtney Bailey

The good: a lot of different features including video camera and bluetooth, can record own ringtones and conversations. Extremely long battery life. good call quality. extra features are easy to find. The bad: Breaks extremely easy. pictures from camera can come out grainy. Summary: I got my phone before I came back to school in August. I had it maybe two months and it started acting crazy. Eventually it just cut off on me. I tried to turn it on, it would stay on for about 10 minutes just for it to cut off again, and when it did stay on long enough for me to make a phone call, it would sound like a static running through the phone even when I had a good signal. I got the phone replace through my insurance. I had the new phone for two WEEKS and I started having problems with it. I recieved a call one day and my phone was fine. I hung it up and my screen went white, (I didn't really think about it because sometimes it does that.) That is until the screen stayed white even after I cut it off then cut it back on.. Eventually the screen just went dark and now you can't tell if my phone is even on if you just looked at it. I can still make calls , but what the point of all the neat little features if I can't use them.I can't even use my caller Id and my contact list, which were my favorites on the phone. I love the phone. I love the features and I don't really want to get something different, but I don't want to get another phone of this model for it break on its own again.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
2
Battery Life:
2
Design:
4
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
3

Would Recommend to a friend.

Sony Ericsson z520a

Posted on: September 24th, 2006 by Dannie Kim

The good: call quality, customizable ringtones, external screen, bluetooth, "calls" list accessible from main screen, out-of-the-way internet button--prevents you from accidentally connecting to costly servicesThe bad: no send/end buttons, no way to change timeout on internal display, speaker on back side, battery cover difficult to remove Summary: I have very much enjoyed using my T610 for years (via T-Mobile US), but I wanted to upgrade to better PIM support. After a great deal of searching and review reading, I picked this phone for features and value. I use the bluetooth every day (the IR only occasionally), and I've been able to retire my shaky T3 (sorry Palm) entirely. I had only a small hiccup setting this up for T-Mobile (unsupported), and the ease of use is FANTASTIC. Not the phone for everyone, but if you want your phone to take over PIM duties, offer good WAN browsing, news, email, and messaging (as well as very decent still and video cameras), this is an EXCELLENT value. As for the phone calls, the speaker is very good, and I get clear reception. If you really want to listen to music on your phone and not your iPod, this isn't the phone for you (no storage expansion). If you just want to make phone calls, this may be too much phone for you (too many goodies). In comparison to the T610 in the same usage area, there is slightly more tendency to get drop outs.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
2
Battery Life:
4
Design:
3
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
3.5

Would Recommend to a friend.

good

Posted on: September 22nd, 2006 by Stephanie Colella

The good: long battery life, good serviceThe bad: freezes some timesSummary: good battery life and a lot of features. The camera isn't that great and its set up weird on how to access the pictures and store them.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
1
Design:
4
Apps:
5
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4

Would Recommend to a friend.

Sony Ericsson Z250a

Posted on: August 30th, 2006 by Spencer Montgomery

The good: Great features such as video camera.The bad: Not a very good battery.Summary: I really like the format of the phone, it is very easy to use. I also like being able to record ringtones and send videos on my phone. The only bad thing about the phone is the battery,I had to replace it.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
4
Reception:
3
Battery Life:
5
Design:
3
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4

Would Recommend to a friend.

Great Phone, Full of Features

Posted on: August 25th, 2006 by mike Jezierski

The good: Video Camera, Ease of File Transfer via Bluetooth, and battery life is exceptional.The bad: poor quality still camera. only 2x magnification, not 4x as described on camera.Summary: Great overall phone for people who want a cell phone, but only a few extras. This phone has great reception in rural areas, but lacks in the image quality department. File transfering via bluetooth is outstanding.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

Display:
5
Reception:
5
Battery Life:
3
Design:
4
Apps:
4
Overall:
Review Rating: 
4

Would Recommend to a friend.

Good Phone

Posted on: August 23rd, 2006 by Dennis Picou

The good: lots of toys includedThe bad: bad camera and camera button can be turned on accidentllySummary: I like the size of this phone and most of the extras that were included. The Sony Erissson Z520a is a pretty nice phone, good sound, lots of ringtones included and some games to keep you occupied. The only downfall I have found is the camera it takes lousy pictures and video though the sound is pretty good. Overall it's a pretty good phone.

This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of PhoneDog.com

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