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Samsung a520 review

8.2/10 AVG.

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The Samsung a520 currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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Samsung released the a520 on November 5, 2002.

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Samsung backs up the a520 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Samsung a520's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.


This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.


Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 5 days standby time.

Samsung a520 Specs

Release date November 5, 2002
Regions available No
800/1900 MHz
SIM card size No
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Internal Storage No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.33 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.8 x 4.7 x 2.3 cm (3.5 x 1.9 x 0.9 in)
Weight 102 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
Graphics -
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 500
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera
Dual lens
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone No
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments -
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User Reviews

A hinden Gem this phone is

I'm currently going on 8years with the same phone! Purchased a new phone... JUNK ! This phone is indestructible, it fell in a pond left out in the sun for hrs.... and she still rings with every call. It's the Timex of cell phones!

Great Phone

I had this phone for many years and it was great for me - only isssue was with the charger - there are 2 the pin and the clip the clip charger is awesome but the pin chager that comes with the phone is garbage and wears out and has caused many problems

Overall Amazing Phone,

I love this phone it is stylish ,its easy to use its cheap and it works in all areas I need it to. THANK GOD FOR THIS PHONE!

Too expensive to not be a picture phone

Its an ok phone...maybe some animations and a camera would make it worth the money though...sorry i bought it

Best phone I've had to date

I've been really happy with this one. Battery is still good after 2.5 years. Sound quality is excellent. Lacks on games, and cannot figure out how to erase date book entry's.
hi i like mine but after 18 months the charging system in the phone quit i found this out after i bought a new battery now its probably junk along with my phone book

One of the best phones I have ever owned

With this being one of the first colour scree phones it has held with few problems. The only real disapointment is the battery life form day one. The colour screen was great for downloading wall papers. Some of the downloaded ringer on the other hand could have been louder. The phone had great inco...More
With this being one of the first colour scree phones it has held with few problems. The only real disapointment is the battery life form day one. The colour screen was great for downloading wall papers. Some of the downloaded ringer on the other hand could have been louder. The phone had great incoming and out going call quality. I would love to get one more just to have it incase my craps out. Less