We just got a shipment in of the 520's and from what i can tell it is a good phone for the price. MP3 player with gps email and TV capabilities for only $50 isn't a bad deal for customers. The only thing i dont like is its plastice feel. I can imagine people dropping it and having problems in the near future. But for the few of us who are smart enough to buy insurance or cases it should be a good phone.
yeah the whole quality feel was what i was wondering about....i'm in an affiliate market and we haven't gotten any in at my warehouse yet so i havent got my hands on it yet. it looks a lot better than most of the phones we have out now in its range of... (continues)
I can't believe that Phone Scoop did not talk about the M/S Live Search feature on this phone. As far as I know, the m520 is the first non-pda phone to have this location based GPS service on it. Live Search is really cool, uses voice recognition and it works great on this phone.
Most other Samsung phones have the [terrible, ugly, slow] Sprint music store, but also the standard Samsung media player to play content off your card (including videos). What gives on the m520? They tried hiding it in the tools menu in the upstage, but it was at least still there.
After this review, I saw that this phone wasn't all bad (and Phone Scoop is on top of things! Phone comes out Sunday> Phone Scoop gets a video review out in two days, thanks!) but I would still be worried about battery. And being it is $30.00 cheaper than the Rumor, I could use my $7.00 insurance to get it. What dose everyone think about it?