04-26-2014 10:57 PM
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  1. Parishrut's Avatar
    I am planning to buy Lumia 520. I am on a budget and it is a great phone but for a bit more money I can get 525 with 1 GB of RAM. I have heard that their performance is identical except on some heavy graphics games, which is fine for me. But, can 512 MB WP phones handle future updates?
    I am scared that if I buy a 512 MB phone, since I am planning to keep it for a few years, I won't end up with the same fate as the early faithful WP7 buyers. I will buy a windows phone on the promise of future updates from Microsoft and don't want to be restricted to 8.1.
    Thanks.
    04-25-2014 03:54 AM
  2. salmanmansuri's Avatar
    No. Go for 1GB ram. Performance is lot better on 1 GB ram compared to 512 mb ram. Almost no ' resuming...' screen after WP 8.1 update.
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    04-25-2014 04:05 AM
  3. LTTG's Avatar
    If you can afford a 525 then you should go for it.
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    04-25-2014 04:05 AM
  4. Akash Patel's Avatar
    Buddy first of all no one will guarantee you whether all wp8 device will be update to wp9.
    Whereas all wp8 device will be update to wp8.5 but not sure though.
    Go for 525 as due to 1gb ram and as salmanmansuri told there is no resuming screen after 8.1 so better go for 525 and most games now require 1gb ram so 525 will be best choice for now.
    salmanmansuri and Parishrut like this.
    04-25-2014 04:13 AM
  5. wuiyang's Avatar
    go for 635 or 630 (512MB) or 620(screen size smaller, also 512mb), with compass and some sensor, 52x dont have these.
    720(1GB) would be the choice too.
    also 52x and 625 dont have glance screen and clearblack screen
    if you want a basic phone, then go for 525 or 625
    Parishrut likes this.
    04-25-2014 04:32 AM
  6. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    720 has 512MB!
    04-25-2014 04:40 AM
  7. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    I wouldn't go for a 512mb device if I want to use it for a long time. I don't think its future proof anymore...
    techiez and Parishrut like this.
    04-25-2014 04:41 AM
  8. nyolc8's Avatar
    I wouldn't go for a 512mb device if I want to use it for a long time. I don't think its future proof anymore...
    The brand new 630 which (I think) isn't even out yet, is have 512mb RAM, so... I don't think they release a phone without "future".
    Parishrut likes this.
    04-25-2014 05:08 AM
  9. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    512 is minimum, now we have 2gb phones and I heard about 3gb already. ao if you want to play all games in the next year and use 100% of apps, go for 1gb. Its safer
    Parishrut likes this.
    04-25-2014 05:10 AM
  10. rodan01's Avatar
    It would be a suicide for WP if they stop supporting 512mb, more than 80% of their users are there. What developer would support the platform if they can't target most of their users. It would be like starting from scratch. Besides, the market is already mature in the high end, the growth and the opportunity is in the next billion users that are in the low end.

    I think the support for 512mb is guaranteed in 8.5 and 9.
    Parishrut and Paul May like this.
    04-25-2014 06:56 AM
  11. Jaskys's Avatar
    No it won't get updates anymore
    Kebero and Parishrut like this.
    04-25-2014 07:00 AM
  12. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    MS guarantees that a phone would be supported up to 36 months from its launch date. Possibly only for nokia, htc, samesung ones. The new OEMS, i doubt they can handle that much.

    520 is nice, but I'd say buy a 525, it can handle desktop sites much better, and though performance is equal, 525 would have a clear lead when you do any amount of multitasking.
    satrus08 likes this.
    04-25-2014 07:02 AM
  13. Parishrut's Avatar
    Thank you, everybody! I am indeed going for the 525. Are you aware of any advantages of buying the phone from a Nokia Store?
    A895 and Saksham Sharma like this.
    04-25-2014 08:42 AM
  14. A895's Avatar
    Thank you, everybody! I am indeed going for the 525.
    Good idea. You never know if an app you want might require 1GB of RAM and the extra power is always better to have than not have it all.
    Parishrut likes this.
    04-25-2014 08:47 AM
  15. aniket0303's Avatar
    I am planning to buy Lumia 520. I am on a budget and it is a great phone but for a bit more money I can get 525 with 1 GB of RAM. I have heard that their performance is identical except on some heavy graphics games, which is fine for me. But, can 512 MB WP phones handle future updates?

    I am scared that if I buy a 512 MB phone, since I am planning to keep it for a few years, I won't end up with the same fate as the early faithful WP7 buyers. I will buy a windows phone on the promise of future updates from Microsoft and don't want to be restricted to 8.1.

    Thanks.



    Go for 525 better ram better performance





    Sent from my Lumia 620(wp8.1)RM-846_im_india_233 using Tapatalk
    04-25-2014 08:53 AM
  16. AV2RY's Avatar
    Where did WP 9 come from We don't have full 8.1 yet)))
    04-25-2014 08:54 AM
  17. AndyCalling's Avatar
    In WP8.1 I now get web pages reloading far more often than WP8 which indicates much greater ram usage. That's even WITH a 1gig phone. It won't be long before 1gig is the min spec, so I would not go for 512 in a new phone.
    04-25-2014 09:01 AM
  18. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    MS guarantees support for 512 devices doesn't mean all the apps support 512mb!!!
    At least 1gb is saver for the next 2 years, say what you want. Its a fact.
    04-25-2014 01:32 PM
  19. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    For an at most cost of $60 it would not matter to me at all whether or not my $60 phone would get updates that haven't even been announced yet. People buy Android phones for several hundred knowing they most likely will not be getting updates at the end of 2 years.
    04-25-2014 01:49 PM
  20. A895's Avatar
    For an at most cost of $60 it would not matter to me at all whether or not my $60 phone would get updates that haven't even been announced yet. People buy Android phones for several hundred knowing they most likely will not be getting updates at the end of 2 years.
    That`s because average consumers don`t care about updates.
    04-25-2014 02:20 PM
  21. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    That`s because average consumers don`t care about updates.

    I agree but the OP is worried about not getting future updates that haven't even been announced yet.
    04-25-2014 02:28 PM
  22. A895's Avatar
    I agree but the OP is worried about not getting future updates that haven't even been announced yet.
    He is not an average consumer if he is on a forum no? If that`s the case then these are questions that should be asked considering all 512MB RAM devices (besides 630 series) are getting a little long in the tooth, and these are the kind of questions you ask when you are going to be using the device for a while.
    04-25-2014 03:13 PM
  23. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    He is not an average consumer if he is on a forum no? If that`s the case then these are questions that should be asked considering all 512MB RAM devices (besides 630 series) are getting a little long in the tooth, and these are the kind of questions you ask when you are going to be using the device for a while.
    No, he very well could be an average consumer. We don't know any people behind the keyboards on any forum.

    For $60 for a full feature smartphone off contract I wouldn't worry about it not getting an update that's not even announced yet. It didn't cross my mind when I bought the 520.

    Sent from my Bambo and Orange Moto X
    04-25-2014 03:16 PM
  24. Eric J F's Avatar
    We have an HTC 8X and a Lumia 521, 1GB and 512MB respectively. Except for the display quality I really don't see much difference. Granted we're not power users, but the 521 does everything we need to do well at a fraction the price and battery drain. I don't know if the exceptional battery life is due to the lower memory or display, or both.

    I do think getting the better device if you can is a good idea, but don't discount an exceptional bargain.
    04-25-2014 03:27 PM
  25. A895's Avatar
    No, he very well could be an average consumer. We don't know any people behind the keyboards on any forum.

    For $60 for a full feature smartphone off contract I wouldn't worry about it not getting an update that's not even announced yet. It didn't cross my mind when I bought the 520.

    Sent from my Bambo and Orange Moto X
    Average consumers don`t visit forums. We are more power consumers who research and ask questions.
    04-25-2014 03:31 PM
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