05-13-2013 10:23 AM
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  1. hirawan77's Avatar
    Hello guys,
    I am so please read the news this morning that this gorgeous phone will be sold in Australia tomorrow (Nokia Lumia 720 goes on sale in Australia on April 4th). I really can't wait go to the shop and have a look this phone.
    I am really really interested with this phone, Lumia 920 is kinda bit too thick and heavy and I don't use lots of games or heavy games on my phone. However my only concern is the RAM, it only has 512 MB RAM and recently I heard even basic apps like Tunein radio (that I used alot) needs at least 1GB Ram.

    I just need a phone that fluid, smooth, runs all (most) popular apps (that is not game).
    I am in a dilemma should I get this phone or wait another one.
    Any thoughts?

    Cheers,
    04-02-2013 07:12 PM
  2. dkp23's Avatar
    if you can afford a phone with 1 gb ram, i'd go for that. i would never buy a phone with the possiblity of it not running certain apps game or not because of the 1 gb requirement, its just stupid for that type of requirement on phones. No compromise and fragmentation? This is a clear example of compromise and fragmentation.
    04-02-2013 07:45 PM
  3. nessinhaw's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 620 and i can tell you so far i haven't encountered one single app that didn't work so far! So don't worry about 512Mb if you can't afford 1Gb...since you said you're not into heavy 3D games, should work just fine!
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    04-02-2013 08:46 PM
  4. hirawan77's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 620 and i can tell you so far i haven't encountered one single app that didn't work so far! So don't worry about 512Mb if you can't afford 1Gb...since you said you're not into heavy 3D games, should work just fine!
    I just need a basic phone that smooth and fluid for most typical users. What about Tunein? I am currently using old android and I use this app alot and love it. I read that Tunein in WP requires min 1 GB ram, which is not the case in Android. Do you use Tunein apps?Is there any lag in L620 when access data from Micro SD card?
    04-02-2013 08:58 PM
  5. boxa72's Avatar
    I just need a basic phone that smooth and fluid for most typical users. What about Tunein? I am currently using old android and I use this app alot and love it. I read that Tunein in WP requires min 1 GB ram, which is not the case in Android. Do you use Tunein apps?Is there any lag in L620 when access data from Micro SD card?
    I currently have a 620 n no drama with 512MB RAM!! There r 2 versions of that app, with 1 only requiring 512
    04-02-2013 09:53 PM
  6. hirawan77's Avatar
    I currently have a 620 n no drama with 512MB RAM!! There r 2 versions of that app, with 1 only requiring 512
    What do you mean by 2 versions? are they exactly the same?
    04-02-2013 10:10 PM
  7. Jnbs's Avatar
    I just need a basic phone that smooth and fluid for most typical users. What about Tunein? I am currently using old android and I use this app alot and love it. I read that Tunein in WP requires min 1 GB ram, which is not the case in Android. Do you use Tunein apps?Is there any lag in L620 when access data from Micro SD card?
    Do not worry about tunein Nokia has a version available for 512MB phones, as well once,you get Nokia Music you will just forget about tunein.. There is NO LAG in my 620.. It is just an amazing little phone.. Hope you enjoy the 720!! Cheers..

    P.S ask other questions if necessary
    04-02-2013 10:24 PM
  8. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    If you can pay a little more, I suggest the 820. But the 720, in my opinion, looks so much better than the 820.
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    04-02-2013 10:25 PM
  9. nessinhaw's Avatar
    I just need a basic phone that smooth and fluid for most typical users. What about Tunein? I am currently using old android and I use this app alot and love it. I read that Tunein in WP requires min 1 GB ram, which is not the case in Android. Do you use Tunein apps?Is there any lag in L620 when access data from Micro SD card?
    i do not use TuneIn...and the fact it requires 1Gb is the devs fault, so you should contact them...and if you can't live w/o one app that prolly will have a 512Mb version in the future, then WP is not for you lol
    and so far all good with microSD card!
    04-02-2013 10:37 PM
  10. hirawan77's Avatar
    I currently have a 620 n no drama with 512MB RAM!! There r 2 versions of that app, with 1 only requiring 512
    What do you mean by 2 versions? are they exactly the same?
    04-02-2013 11:10 PM
  11. hirawan77's Avatar
    Do not worry about tunein Nokia has a version available for 512MB phones, as well once,you get Nokia Music you will just forget about tunein.. There is NO LAG in my 620.. It is just an amazing little phone.. Hope you enjoy the 720!! Cheers..

    P.S ask other questions if necessary
    Thanks mate, does Nokia Music similar like Tunein where you can tune in to radio from many countries around the world or just music?
    04-02-2013 11:12 PM
  12. hirawan77's Avatar
    If you can pay a little more, I suggest the 820. But the 720, in my opinion, looks so much better than the 820.
    I can go ahead with 820 and I have seen it in the shop. I just don't like the shape and I feel the speed is lower than 920 despite the same processor and ram. Indeed 720 is just like 920 shape with lower spec and mico sd card support. As long as smooth, fluid, able to run most typical apps and basic function Im good with that. Don't really play such heavy 3D games anyway.
    04-02-2013 11:14 PM
  13. Amrut Mhatre's Avatar
    Go ahead and get 720.
    I dont think their will be much app constrains other than heavy games.
    I personally loved the 720, but getting a 920 instead as i'm a photo freak :P
    04-02-2013 11:31 PM
  14. rmichael75's Avatar
    I don't think you should worry about the Ram.. Get the phone that you like to look at. You will be looking at your phone for the next n years. You don't want to get a phone which you don't like the best and keep looking at it for n years.

    I am planning to get 720, 620 and 520 for my family members. don't like expensive phones.

    Also, the battery is much bigger and the camera is better than 820. So just get the 720
    04-02-2013 11:40 PM
  15. williog's Avatar
    Lets not forget that Lumia 820 comes with a super amoled screen, 1g of ram and also a good 8mp camera. It's also much cheaper now. So my verdict between Lumia 720 and 820 is that I would go for 820.
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    04-03-2013 12:11 AM
  16. Gaichuke's Avatar
    Considering most Android phones even the budget ones come with 1GB and the 720 which is clearly not a low-end bargain bin phone only has 512MB is a failure on Microsoft's part by allowing these RAM configurations to fragment the ecosystem for the sake of reaching a lower price point.
    You're comparing two very different systems with very different RAM requirements. What applies to Android often does not apply to Windows Phone and this is exactly one of those cases.

    The whole point of WP is its consistency and smoothness but if it doesn't have enough RAM it jeopardizes the whole metro experience which is built around said smoothness and transitions.
    ...What makes you think the UX has been compromised because of the amount of RAM? It isn't. Lumia 720 was originally tested with both 512MB and 1GB of RAM, but no one in the test group could not tell a difference between the two variants. Product manager of Lumia 720 himself confirmed this in an interview.
    04-03-2013 12:33 AM
  17. nessinhaw's Avatar
    Huuuh my Lumia 620 has 512Mb and i have a completely smooth experience, never had app crashes or system lags so your point is? lol
    This kind of experience is impossibru in a 512Mb Android and we all know it :3
    04-03-2013 01:18 AM
  18. operauser's Avatar
    There's only 1 answer : 512 MB is not enough at nowadays.But if u have lots on money to spent just go ahead and try it.Maybe after couple of months u can buy a new 1 with more RAM.
    04-03-2013 02:29 AM
  19. nessinhaw's Avatar
    There's only 1 answer : 512 MB is not enough at nowadays.But if u have lots on money to spent just go ahead and try it.Maybe after couple of months u can buy a new 1 with more RAM.
    different OS, different needs...512Mb will suffice for a cheap WP phone! i can tell because i'm using a 512Mb 620 and it never failed me!
    512Mb may not be enough for Android anymore but WP is a different story!
    04-03-2013 03:05 AM
  20. Amrut Mhatre's Avatar
    different OS, different needs...512Mb will suffice for a cheap WP phone! i can tell because i'm using a 512Mb 620 and it never failed me!
    512Mb may not be enough for Android anymore but WP is a different story!
    Your Absolutely right my friend.
    Wp is not Ram Hungry like the droids.

    Low Ram WP8s are Best for day to day use other than gaming , you wont notice any difference ( may get 1gb games on 512 also later)
    04-03-2013 03:43 AM
  21. windev's Avatar
    TuneIn has two versions on app store. Nokia version works with 512 RAM phones. TuneIn version works only with 1GB RAM phones. As far as I can tell, there's no difference at all.

    The only thing I miss about the Android version is that I can actually record the whole session while listening. This is the paid version though.
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    04-03-2013 04:09 AM
  22. Jnbs's Avatar
    Thanks mate, does Nokia Music similar like Tunein where you can tune in to radio from many countries around the world or just music?
    Nokia Music is only for music, but you have the ability to create mixes and save them for offline usage, so you will not use your data while on the go... It works like a charm for me..
    04-03-2013 07:25 AM
  23. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    If u have lots of collection of songs.

    Music player lags (audio is perfect and audio changes immediately as u change song or forward) but album art lags behind.

    It even happens in 920 , 820 , possibly it could also happen on 720.

    Even when u forward or reverse HD content (like movies) , it lags a bit but for small HD videos or SD videos no lags.

    Check once anyway.
    04-03-2013 10:02 AM
  24. Peterukk's Avatar
    FYI, there is an upside to lower RAM which is better battery life. RAM is a principal battery drain on standby (where your phone spends most of its time).
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    04-04-2013 11:44 AM
  25. Jakoh's Avatar
    Your Absolutely right my friend.
    Wp is not Ram Hungry like the droids.

    Low Ram WP8s are Best for day to day use other than gaming , you wont notice any difference ( may get 1gb games on 512 also later)
    I believe android 4 system *almost takes a gig of RAM.
    04-11-2013 02:08 AM
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