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Replying to:  Nokia 521 by Drunk   Sep 26, 2013, 1:36 AM

Re: Nokia 521

by Riot Jr.    Nov 9, 2013, 3:52 PM

I would pick it, even compared with the alcatel fierce, it has better performance in general.

The alcatel fierce has one of the worst capacitive touch displays I've used in recent memory, second to that of the alcatel evolve. The proximity/light sensor doesn't work that good, sometimes you're in the middle of a call and want to activate the speakerphone, but the screen won't turn on because the dumb sensor isn't sensitive enough to know that your face is not there anymore. The quad core processor does fine for handling most tasks, and one gig of ram makes a difference when compared to other android phones; battery life of this phone is bad bad bad!. It barely makes through a day of very moderate use.
I'd put general software performance on par with that of the nokia, remember that windows pohone 8 is a swifter platform than android.

I'd pick the nokia as a backup phone, for sure, I'd even use it as a primary phone if I had to. It lacks a flash for the camera, but who cares?

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