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  1. colinkiama's Avatar
    On my two phones, both with 8.0 and 8.1... 8.0 cannot possibly get apps on SD Card. They both have over 1GB
    Free
    do a hard reset on the phone with 8.1. It's actually really smooth afterwards.
    05-10-2014 04:08 PM
  2. Jas00555's Avatar
    Can't call me picky for getting pissed the START SCREEN lags
    No, but I can say something about your unrealistic expectations if you're expecting $200 results from an $80 phone. I've used other friends Android phones and they're significantly more laggy than my 520 that I keep as a backup phone.
    MameTozhio likes this.
    05-10-2014 04:11 PM
  3. Jagar Tharn's Avatar
    let's wait for the official device optimized version of 8.1 (lumia cyan) and then we'll see if 512 ram are enough (probably are )
    05-10-2014 04:32 PM
  4. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    No, but I can say something about your unrealistic expectations if you're expecting $200 results from an $80 phone. I've used other friends Android phones and they're significantly more laggy than my 520 that I keep as a backup phone.
    Since my 6xx devices cost over $200, bought in the UK btw, I'm assuming that you were talking to someone else who bought an $80 Lumia
    05-10-2014 04:45 PM
  5. cw1988's Avatar
    I had a 520 and now I have a 625 and I have never had any issues on my devices with lag, freezing or even tiny glitches when moving between apps or screens.

    Maybe its how im using it, I don't know but I always make sure to only have installed what I need and only have the files on it that I need. I generally use the cloud for most things like documents/music etc.
    05-10-2014 05:20 PM
  6. desitunez's Avatar
    What's this fantastic myth that everyone keeps peddling about 512MB ram devices being smooth and fast etc. I haven't had that experience. On my two phones, one on 8.0 and one on 8.1, they both lag at times. Both of them even have this weird thing where the home screen redraws it self and the device gets really laggy. Switching apps can be a pain,and sometimes things get slow. Overall I don't mind but it feels patronizing to here some dude with a 1520/Icon/1020 tell us about how 2GB ram is overkill and 512 is not.
    Buy a better device it they do suck? , remember people buying 512 mb devices are not really power users.. you get what you pay for ! ..
    cw1988 and sd173 like this.
    05-10-2014 07:54 PM
  7. Etios's Avatar
    I am using my Lumia 625 with no such issues such as lag, redrawing glitch etc.. Maybe some people have got bad pieces or maybe 625 works better due to 1.2Ghz processor.
    05-10-2014 08:23 PM
  8. MaxyBley's Avatar
    Yes, they do.

    Sent from my Lumia 521 XD
    05-10-2014 09:13 PM
  9. saintmonster's Avatar
    They suck if compared to 1GB ram WPs...
    But if compared to androids, 512 ones are anytime better...
    sd173 likes this.
    05-10-2014 09:35 PM
  10. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Buy a better device it they do suck? , remember people buying 512 mb devices are not really power users.. you get what you pay for ! ..
    Its really weird as they both cost the same as a 920 costs now when I got em. Also, that's not the point
    05-10-2014 10:17 PM
  11. Pranjal Rai's Avatar
    So this post is about people nagging and complaining that their Windows phone devices with limited ram suck? Correct me if I am wrong. I have an L520, and though I won't go over the top saying that it is completely useless, I will say that if I had to choose between it and an L820, I would definitely go for the latter. Yes, my device's functions are limited, it's not the best, but definitely not the worst.
    05-10-2014 10:44 PM
  12. Vishnu Hs's Avatar
    Woah!! Devices with 512MB sucks???i have a Lumia 520...and its not giving me any problems and i mean it!! it has limited (not thaaat limited) features but still its awesome,never lags!!
    05-10-2014 10:57 PM
  13. rubenwidjaja's Avatar
    I'm happy have 512mb ram device
    my phone can't play intensive game and it make my phone doesn't hot, it save my battery life so I can use it up to 2 days
    yes there is a lag start screen in wp8.1 but that's due to wp8.1 not full optimize in low device, we must wait firmware update from Nokia
    QilleRz likes this.
    05-10-2014 11:32 PM
  14. elmacho's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 520 and have to admit I have the same problem of home screen redrawing itself when I close an app and return to the home screen.With WP8,this used to happen very rarely but WP8.1 has made this a lot more frequent.The upcoming firmware update may solve this problem but I am keeping my fingers crossed.

    To be frank,other than the animations and the resuming,loading screens which do a good job masking the lag, I doubt how much more WP is fluid than vanilla Android 4.0+ especially when it comes to low memory devices ,add to it the limits on app memory usage kept for the fluidity(which limit game compatibility) and lack of real multitasking and the performance becomes even less impressive on those devices.

    Let me add that I generally don't have more than 4 background tasks on for tile updates.
    05-11-2014 12:15 AM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    This thread is now closed, since it is no longer providing a positive benefit to the community.
    05-11-2014 12:28 AM
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