1. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    I will be receiving a Nokia Lumia 1520 tomorrow. I am upgrading from the Galaxy S3. I would like to know any tips or apps to download from the marketplace. I'm a senior in high school and I will be going to college in the fall. I just need some advice because I'm really excited about switching to Windows Phone.
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    04-20-2014 03:58 PM
  2. gerzhwin's Avatar
    Welcome to the WP ecosystem ;D

    At first I would recommend installing AppSwitch (AppSwitch | Windows Phone Anwendungen + Spiele Store (Deutschland)) where you can search for the apps you used with Android and get suggestions for alternative apps in the WP Store or even find the same app.

    Other suggestions:
    WPCentral (must-have for all the news, tips, and reviews)
    Weave News Reader
    Weather, Health & Fitness, News ... from Microsoft (search for Bing in the Store ;)
    Tweet It! (Twitter)
    Super Calendar
    OneNote
    Office Lens (should be awesome for your studies)
    Metrotube (YouTube)
    Messenger (Facebook Messenger)

    Also be sure to check out (all) the apps in the Store's Nokia collection!!!
    04-22-2014 02:38 PM
  3. borasar's Avatar
    6tag for instagram
    6sec for vine or official vine app
    6snap for snapchat

    chronos for calendar (personal preference)
    whatsapp
    skype
    there are 3 facebook related apps: facebook, facebook beta (gets features earlier) and messenger (messenger in facebook as a standalone app)
    phonly - great news aggregator
    poki - great pocket app for offline reading
    tapatalk - to stay on top of forums
    soy_corriendo likes this.
    04-22-2014 02:45 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    Welcome soy!
    Great 1520 community here...as you can see from gerzhwins suggestions.
    I'm sure many more will be along to help.
    soy_corriendo and gerzhwin like this.
    04-22-2014 02:48 PM
  5. jfa1's Avatar
    I like the above selections but I use simple calendar so you might at it and look at the other calendar suggestions
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    04-22-2014 03:16 PM
  6. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    Thanks for the recommendations. I also have another question. Is there a reason why my phone is dying quickly? I'm not on it all of the time.
    04-22-2014 05:07 PM
  7. borasar's Avatar
    Thanks for the recommendations. I also have another question. Is there a reason why my phone is dying quickly? I'm not on it all of the time.
    check background tasks, in settings, disable everything you don't need, i'd also disable nfc and other items you don't use
    04-22-2014 06:17 PM
  8. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    Thanks I did everything you said. I'll see how long it lasts now.
    04-23-2014 07:01 AM
  9. chrisnx's Avatar
    I have also a question: I got my Lumia 1520 today and I love ❤ it really.
    But since I installed preview of WP 8.1 I don't get my three buttons illuminated. Is this normal? I say it that sucks. :/
    04-23-2014 05:39 PM
  10. daredevildan's Avatar
    Grin (imgur app) to kill time.
    04-23-2014 06:19 PM
  11. daredevildan's Avatar
    I have also a question: I got my Lumia 1520 today and I love ❤ it really.
    But since I installed preview of WP 8.1 I don't get my three buttons illuminated. Is this normal? I say it that sucks. :/
    Any particular time? When I wake my phone or hit the capacitive buttons they still light up for me on 8.1.
    chrisnx likes this.
    04-23-2014 06:20 PM
  12. undulose's Avatar
    Thanks for the recommendations. I also have another question. Is there a reason why my phone is dying quickly? I'm not on it all of the time.



    If you're 1520 has no defects, it should be running with a beastly battery life! Don't completely drain the battery. Have you also applied topping?

    In my case before, there was an app that drains my battery life greatly. It's Viber. I removed it and my battery life was back to being lengthy.





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
    04-23-2014 06:28 PM
  13. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    What is topping?
    04-23-2014 06:48 PM
  14. xandros9's Avatar
    What is topping?
    maybe he means extra pepperoni
    soy_corriendo likes this.
    04-23-2014 10:09 PM
  15. Vitor Ferreira's Avatar
    mytube for youtube (the best by far)
    nokia mixradio
    04-23-2014 11:59 PM
  16. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    I have also a question: I got my Lumia 1520 today and I love ❤ it really.
    But since I installed preview of WP 8.1 I don't get my three buttons illuminated. Is this normal? I say it that sucks. :/
    Shouldn't be normal, those should always be on at least they were for my 1520.
    chrisnx likes this.
    04-24-2014 12:01 AM
  17. chrisnx's Avatar
    Any particular time? When I wake my phone or hit the capacitive buttons they still light up for me on 8.1.
    Always, but I found a solution and it's really annoying.
    I used the whole time battery saver. Now I have disabled this feature and my buttons are lit. Or aare your buttons always lit?
    Thanks
    Chris
    04-24-2014 02:10 AM
  18. gerzhwin's Avatar
    I used the whole time battery saver. Now I have disabled this feature and my buttons are lit. Or aare your buttons always lit?
    Thanks
    Chris
    My 8X's buttons aren't lit while the screen is turned off. Using battery saver all the time or untill next charge (not just when battery is low) will disable the button's lighting. Also the automatic brightness settings controls the buttons, so if there's enough light around you, the buttons won't be lit, as there's no need to.
    Last edited by gerzhwin; 04-24-2014 at 09:11 AM.
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    04-24-2014 06:54 AM
  19. undulose's Avatar
    What is topping?



    What I mean is, you leave your phone charging for 6 hours or more on its first charge.





    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
    04-24-2014 08:50 AM
  20. soy_corriendo's Avatar
    I did that this morning. Does it take a while for the battery to settle in? I only had it for 3 days.
    04-24-2014 10:09 AM
  21. anon(8650724)'s Avatar
    Here's the top 10 apps you should try:-

    Windows Phone central
    Flixster
    Foursquare
    Office Lens
    Metrotube
    Shazam
    Halo Spartan Assault
    Asphalt 8
    Earthworm Jim
    All of the Bing Apps

    Enjoy bro
    04-24-2014 10:23 AM
  22. xandros9's Avatar
    Always, but I found a solution and it's really annoying.
    I used the whole time battery saver. Now I have disabled this feature and my buttons are lit. Or aare your buttons always lit?
    Thanks
    Chris
    battery saver turns off the button backlight, to save battery you know
    sometimes a nice touch when you are watching a video and don't want those bright lights in the dark
    04-24-2014 01:05 PM

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