1. quadtronix's Avatar
    Hello All!! I recently purchased a Nokia Lumia 520 as a backup device to accompany my Droid DNA. I have had the Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Tablet by Dell for about a month now and love it. I thought it was time to test the waters with Windows Phone 8, so I picked up the 520 on sale at Radio Shack on the ATT Go plan ($60 a month- unlimited talk and text plus 2GB Data). I've been reading about WP8 on this site for a while and am considering replacing my Droid DNA with a Windows Phone on Verizon in March when my contract is up. (Perhaps the rumored Lumia 929? if that's out by then??).

    I have found this site VERY useful! I would like to thank the staff of WPCentral for the great job they are doing here!

    So far my experience with WP8 on the Lumia 520 has been mostly positive... The battery life is decent (pretty much on par with my Droid DNA). Despite the Dual Core SOC and 512 MB of RAM, the Lumia 520 has held up admirably- performance wise. I don't play games on it, but I use Evernote and the browser and email and so on... I've been doing a lot of browsing on the 520 and there is zero lag. Overall I am very pleased...

    With the possibility of Lumia Black update, WP8.1, eventually Threshold and Cortana, I can see getting into WP8/8.1/Threshold or WP9 and am very excited to be learning more and more about this platform!!! I like how it runs, it's simplicity, and the general similarities between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8. The true question is, come March, do I upgrade to the 929 or do I go with the tried and true Android OS that I'm so used to and familiar with? Only time will tell. But if any of you have an opinion on this matter, your input would be greatly appreciated...

    Thanks, and I look forward to meeting you all in the Forums!! :)
    01-17-2014 10:14 AM
  2. windoors's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral and Congrats for the phone!
    Also, welcome to the 520 users community!
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    01-17-2014 10:20 AM
  3. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    thank you for such nice words , quadtronix, glad you are enjoying your Lumia 520 , I am thrilled to hear all this from a satisfied user.
    regarding next update, Microsoft is preparing to show us some of the glimpse for windows phone 8.1 and next update for windows 8.1 aka threshold.
    my wish list for wp8.1 are a notification centre, even live tiles do their job but again its nice to have one with quick settings for wifi,Bluetooth.
    internet explorer 11 or newer :D
    Cortina voice assistant :)
    a file manager would be great to access email attachments more quickly

    I can not say since I have no idea what features will be for 512mb phone, you can see how nokia is making windows phone with 1 gb ram so it appears like more features will be available for 1+ users.

    Enjoy your Lumia xoxo
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    01-17-2014 10:24 AM
  4. DBDev's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral and Windows Phone! Glad you like it
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    01-17-2014 02:48 PM
  5. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Welcome to WPC and glad your enjoying the 520!
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    01-17-2014 06:39 PM
  6. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    If you really do like WP, go for the 929! Synergy between Windows devices is the best!

    By the way, welcome to the forums and the WP community! With open arms (and Windows), of course!
    01-17-2014 09:17 PM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    Why don't you keep using the 520 for a bit longer? You might want to wait for the WP8.1 devices to start showing up.
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    01-18-2014 09:36 PM
  8. quadtronix's Avatar
    Why don't you keep using the 520 for a bit longer? You might want to wait for the WP8.1 devices to start showing up.
    That's not a bad idea.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk
    01-18-2014 10:26 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to WPC!

    Sent from my XT1056 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
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    01-18-2014 11:10 PM
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    01-23-2014 02:30 PM

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