I love a high-end smartphone, and I'm sure you do too.  We all love the bells, whistles, and goodies that come from devices like the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S 4, and Apple iPhone 5.  But not everyone needs a high-end smartphone, and for those that can get by with a nice little mid-range device, the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 is an awesome choice.  Available for $150 with NO contract at T-Mobile stores, the Lumia 521 sports a 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4-inch display (480x800 pixels), 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD recording, a 1,430 mAh battery, HSPA+ 21 Mbps connectivity, and Windows Phone 8.

One of the benefits of Windows Phone 8 is its ability to run well on all types of hardware, and despite not being as feature-packed as the Lumia 920, the Nokia Lumia 521 is a great choice.

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Anonymous I bought one for a friend. I was EXTREMELY impressed. It is by far the best $129 no contract phone you can buy. If you are not an app hound (I am) then it does quite a lot, and does it very well.
Nathaniel Netzky
Nathaniel Netzky I carry the 521 as my primary phone, it replaced my iPhone 3GS. No MicroSD card issues here.
Anonymous and dont even think about it
Ken McDowell
Ken McDowell I own the 810. But if I didn't and the 925 weren't upcoming I'd definitely give it a go.
Khaled Brahmi
Khaled Brahmi i would carry it , as a secondary device
Ryan Rees-Williams
Ryan Rees-Williams I would, but I'm already rocking an 820 ;)
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski No
Stephen Victor
Stephen Victor I do...microSD card issues to no end. Never remembers it. Xbox Music stopped recognizing the music on it. Downloaded podcasts won't play either.
Sambo Chao
Sambo Chao Only the Nokia investors are buying it lol.
Sambo Chao
Sambo Chao Nope.
Christopher W Sanders
Christopher W Sanders If it were an HTC One, then yeah, sure!
Robert Salender
Robert Salender I have the 822. Might be a good start for my wife to switch to Windows Phone from the BREW OS.
Bernt Egil Skarning
Bernt Egil Skarning No...
Stefan Sutter
Stefan Sutter 160 - 180 Euros in Germany. The 620 is about 30 Euros more and has many of the features missing in this phone (flash, city navigation, better build quality)
Fabian Toti
Fabian Toti Nop
Ezekiel Carsella
Ezekiel Carsella do u keep that photo up for every FB update? at least it made sense this time
Mark A OBryan
Mark A OBryan I've got one,no problems
Brian Walden
Brian Walden A very good phone for the price. Android phones for that price sometimes won't even turn on! ;-)
Terry Tan
Terry Tan Yes i will but tmobile dont ship to canada
Jesse Ling
Jesse Ling HELL no.

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