1. ketan2604's Avatar
    Hi All

    Thank you to all the helpful members of WP central. I bought this phone after posting lots of questions here. Thank you to all those to who replied & helped me choose this wonderful device.

    Need your help again now as below:

    1. Suggest must have apps & games
    2. Should I install windows 8.1 dev edition now or wait for official release?

    thank you

    04-29-2014 02:07 AM
  2. Ahmad Barakji's Avatar
    Gratz! I have the same exact phone, a white 1520.
    For your questions:
    1- Here are my frequently used Apps and Games
    Adobe Reader - pdfs n stuff
    Air Hockey Speed - good air hockey fun with a friend
    Asphalt 8 - if you want arcade driving with amazing graphics, this where you go
    Audio Stop Free - music controls show up in the volume controls even when you paused the music, if you want them to go away, use this
    Bingo - if you like bingo
    CamScanner - take pix of documents and OCR them to get the text
    Daily Explosm - if you are a fan of the Cyanide and Happiness series, get this
    Dungeon Hunter 4 - high quality top-down RPG, very good fun with MOGA controller
    Flashlight - you can guess
    Fresh Paint - yes I draw using a stylus X)
    Hill Climb Racing - my most played game so far, 2D hill climbing game with "almost" realistic physics
    Hot Rod Racers - a 3D drag racing game, good fun
    Instagram BETA - official insta client
    Manga Blaze - if you read manga
    Metrotube - great YouTube client
    Microsoft Solitaire Collection - its solitaire
    Minion Rush - you should know this if you don't live under a rock :p
    Modern Combat 4 - Gameloft's CoD
    MoliPlayer Pro - get this to get the best out of your big screen HD goodness
    Pemium Pool - simple pool game, very good
    Reaper - artistic 2D hackn-n-slash/RPG
    Skype - skype
    Skyscanner - air tickets and such
    Spartan Runner - best Halo-themed 2D infinite runner out there
    Speedtest.net - app for speedtest.net
    Star Wars: Tiny Death Star - manager your own Death Star
    Steam Center - unofficial steam client (lacks chat option)
    TeamViewer - remote access for any your devices running TeamViewer
    Translator - it translates stuff bro
    UC Browser - chock full of features, can sometimes lag compared to IE
    VBA8 - game boy emulator :)
    Vine - vine
    Voice Recorder Pro+ - voice recorder
    WhatsApp - whatsapp bro
    WPCentral - wpcentral app
    Windows Phone Insider - latest WP news
    WPtrakt - track your tv shows
    Xbox Extras - for your Xbox Live Avatar

    2. If your'e willing to live with some annoying bugs and slower games (not optimized properly) then go ahead, otherwise I suggest you wait for Lumia Cyan and 8.1's official release.
    ketan2604 likes this.
    04-29-2014 02:36 AM
  3. Will6371's Avatar
    If you do decide to go for 8.1 what I did was reset my phone before the get 8.1 and reset it again. Don't restore from a back up and set everything up as you would from new.

    Turn WiFi sense off.

    Turn location on but turn it off on all the apps that you don't need it on.

    Prepare for battery drain for the first couple of days and then after that you will see it improve greatly, I'm getting better battery now than before.
    oditius likes this.
    04-29-2014 05:36 AM
  4. oditius's Avatar
    Congrats... If you are going to load a lot of stuff, I suggest going to 8.1 and have a class 10 SD card. Move all apps to sd.... The phone ROCKS!!!!!
    04-29-2014 05:51 AM
  5. siddharth senthil's Avatar
    I know you're talking about apps, but do you have an overheating or battery drain issue?
    04-29-2014 05:54 AM
  6. oditius's Avatar
    The only battery drain I suffered from was "Newuseritius" but that does start to heal after a few days. Then something new changes and it comes back. LoL Any phone can get warm, never had one get hot to touch. Mine gets warm on charge, of if I really start playing some heavy games. But it is a powerful phone and no fans, so heat dispersal will make the phone get warm. What varient of the 1520 did you get? 937 (international) 938 (Worldwide) or 940 (AT&T)?
    04-29-2014 06:08 AM
  7. siddharth senthil's Avatar
    Well sorry for the late reply! I have the international version. Aaand I have a new problem, the light bleeding issue.
    12-15-2014 07:47 AM

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