1. mayconvert's Avatar
    I know the obvious size, beautiful screen and camera.

    But, for someone who wants to try windows phone 8.1 for the first time, are there any features missing from the 520 that the 1520 has?

    For example, I follow The Animal Rescue site on facebook. They post a lot of cute videos of animals.
    After you watch the video the word YouTube shows up in the top right corner.
    on my iPhone, I can click that word youtube and it takes me to the video on youtube so I can share a direct link.
    The 520 will Not let me click that link. Not sure if the 1520 will allow the link click. I also noticed that the video goes full screen on iPhone and won't on the 520.

    I am wanting to loan my 520 to someone that wants to try WP 8.1 but I don't want to have them try a phone that is limited compared to the 1520.
    It's little things like that that keep me from going WP. But I keep hoping that features like that will be introduced.

    but, I want that person to try out WP, it may work for them. I just don't want the 520 to leave a bad taste in their mouth if the 1520 can do things the 520 can't.
    05-20-2014 09:37 AM
  2. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    520 = 512MB RAM
    1520 = 2 GB RAM

    520 = Dual-Core
    1520 = Quad-Core

    520 = No Flash and Front Facing Camera
    1520 = Equipped with flash and Front Facing Camera.
    05-20-2014 09:42 AM
  3. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I know the obvious size, beautiful screen and camera.

    But, for someone who wants to try windows phone for the first time, are there any features missing from the 520 that the 1520 has?

    For example, I follow The Animal Rescue site on facebook. They post a lot of cute videos of animals.
    After you watch the video the word YouTube shows up in the top right corner.
    on my iPhone, I can click that word youtube and it takes me to the video on youtube so I can share a direct link.
    The 520 will Not let me click that link. Not sure if the 1520 will allow the link click. I also noticed that the video goes full screen on iPhone and won't on the 520.

    I am wanting to loan my 520 to someone that wants to try WP 8.1 but I don't want to have them try a phone that is limited compared to the 1520.
    It's little things like that that keep me from going WP. But I keep hoping that features like that will be introduced.

    but, I want that person to try out WP, it may work for them. I just don't want the 520 to leave a bad taste in their mouth if the 1520 can do things the 520 can't.
    The 1520 has better everything.
    05-20-2014 09:44 AM
  4. Jupast's Avatar
    You could always check out the Specs Chart...

    Nokia Lumia series
    05-20-2014 02:58 PM
  5. mayconvert's Avatar
    I know everything about specs. Not once did I ask if the specs were better on a 1520 vs a 520..... i KNOW the 1520 has 3x the specs.

    I asked if the 1520 has any FEATURES that the 520 doesn't have.
    Features and Specs are two different things.
    Srikanth3d likes this.
    05-20-2014 09:49 PM
  6. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    I know everything about specs. Not once did I ask if the specs were better on a 1520 vs a 520..... i KNOW the 1520 has 3x the specs.

    I asked if the 1520 has any FEATURES that the 520 doesn't have.
    Features and Specs are two different things.
    Glance!
    1520 has in-built compass!
    and some games are not compatible with 520 because of its RAM. (Count it as a feature.. Lol!)
    05-21-2014 09:30 AM
  7. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Glance!
    1520 has in-built compass!
    and some games are not compatible with 520 because of its RAM. (Count it as a feature.. Lol!)
    I still don't know what's so awesome about glance lol. What's the purpose of it really? I turned off on my 1520 lol.
    05-21-2014 02:20 PM
  8. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    I still don't know what's so awesome about glance lol. What's the purpose of it really? I turned off on my 1520 lol.
    Lol! Have you ever used Nokia's Symbian Phones?? Like N-Series phones?
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    05-21-2014 04:41 PM
  9. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Lol! Have you ever used Nokia's Symbian Phones?? Like N-Series phones?
    Nope. never.
    05-21-2014 04:43 PM
  10. sunhi3man's Avatar
    Why don't you post the exact site and those of us with 1520's could try it out and let you know if it works. I should also mention that the 8.1 update improves video playback tremendously and may help your specific use case.
    05-21-2014 05:08 PM
  11. colinkiama's Avatar
    Faster
    1080p screen, bigger screen
    20mp camera
    Living images
    All apps and games
    Snapdragon 800 (EVERYTHING IS FASTER)
    Flash
    Hd Front Facing Camera(good for skype and selfies)
    Dolby surround sound recording
    Equalisers
    Dolby headphones
    F.m radio
    Bright clearblack LCD display (will be easy to see in the sun light)
    05-21-2014 05:16 PM
  12. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I don't think the 520 takes SD cards. Could be wrong.
    05-21-2014 06:29 PM
  13. Kebero's Avatar
    For someone trying out Windows Phone, the 520 is a low cost way to check out the experience.
    05-21-2014 06:42 PM
  14. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I don't think the 520 takes SD cards. Could be wrong.
    It does.
    05-21-2014 07:56 PM
  15. jomarr's Avatar
    Lol! Have you ever used Nokia's Symbian Phones?? Like N-Series phones?
    Dunno if just me but Glance takes a chunk on my battery life. It's a cool feature but it's not something I couldn't live without. Yeah, I had an N73 before and Glance is pretty nice but on my 920, it drains a tad faster than without.
    05-21-2014 11:24 PM
  16. Ankit Nawlakha's Avatar
    Dunno if just me but Glance takes a chunk on my battery life. It's a cool feature but it's not something I couldn't live without. Yeah, I had an N73 before and Glance is pretty nice but on my 920, it drains a tad faster than without.
    Yeah! It all depends on how you use your phone!
    For some Glance is a pretty cool feature and usable too!
    And for some its just a fluff and a battery drainer!
    05-22-2014 08:58 AM
  17. rkarolak's Avatar
    The 520/521 also doesn't support LTE, only HSPA+.

    The 520 can do most of what the 1520 can, other than the front-facing camera, flash, LTE, and glance, but really the reason to get a better phone is because it's better at what it can do. Better screen, more built-in memory, better camera, faster data, more support for games, etc.
    05-22-2014 01:51 PM
  18. mayconvert's Avatar
    Thanks for answers. I took my iphone back and just got the Nokia 1520.
    I have an LG G2 laying around as a back up that I can use for my starbucks app. Gotta have my wake up juice.

    I too don't really understand what glance is... but it's on.

    Installed 8.1 and I'm loving it.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    05-22-2014 11:56 PM
  19. Pete's Avatar
    A lot of people have pointed out the hardware differences between the 520 and the 1520. The software itself, however, is just the same so that the functionality and experience you get on a 1520 will be the same on a cheaper 520 (apart from the smaller screen/resolution, obviously). The major difference in that respect is memory where some games will not be available for the phone with less memory. Some system features are hardware dependent, and some apps depend on certain hardware to work.
    05-23-2014 02:54 AM

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