05-11-2014 12:28 AM
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  1. Ebuka Allison'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.
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    05-10-2014 12:15 PM
  2. Gabriel M's Avatar
    Well, that problem is about to end because there's no upcoming devices with 512MB of RAM I suppose..
    05-10-2014 12:19 PM
  3. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I have both Lumia 920 and Lumia 520 (mum uses l520) though Lumia 920 is much faster in processing/opening apps (due to faster CPU and 1GB ram ) where as Lumia 520 is 1sec behind Lumia 920 in opening apps. I will compare speed test like this -opening IE on both devices was smooth, theverge opened in desktop mode (scrolling, zoom in/out was smooth on both devices ) , whatsapp was a pain on both devices , opening and reading email , calendar was same (note I didn't close any apps in background ) , opened a asphalt 8 (Lumia 920 was quick due to faster CPU and GPU ) Lumia 520 was left behind with just 3-4 sec delay.
    05-10-2014 12:23 PM
  4. Cyterio's Avatar
    I can easily overlook the slight amount of lag on the 521 I have, mainly because I bought it for $70. It is certainly very usable, and for most applications it is perfectly smooth. The core functions of the phone work fine, the only lag I run encounter is with some games and resource heavy apps. I think sometimes we get waayyy too picky on these devices, and expect the budget devices to operate the same as the high-end flagship devices.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 925 using Tapatalk
    05-10-2014 12:33 PM
  5. nyolc8's Avatar
    ... Both of them even have this weird thing where the home screen redraws it self and the device gets really laggy...
    I don't get how do you mean that the home screen redraws itself. I have an L520 and I never saw anything like this. Maybe you have many app pinned to homescreen?

    Well, that problem is about to end because there's no upcoming devices with 512MB of RAM I suppose..
    Well, the 630 not released(shipped) yet and it's have 512Mb RAM.
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    05-10-2014 12:34 PM
  6. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Can't call me picky for getting pissed the START SCREEN lags
    05-10-2014 12:35 PM
  7. vakama94's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 520 and while I wish it could be faster it's exactly what I expected from an entry phone on Windows Phone. Also, now that I'm rocking Windows Phone 8.1 dev preview it's even better than when I bought it.


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    05-10-2014 12:42 PM
  8. prasath1234's Avatar
    Well, that problem is about to end because there's no upcoming devices with 512MB of RAM I suppose..
    Hey you are nokia lumia 630/635 upcoming wp 8.1 devices are 512 mb ram only.:D:D:D

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    05-10-2014 12:43 PM
  9. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Well, that problem is about to end because there's no upcoming devices with 512MB of RAM I suppose..
    Did the 630 get cancelled?
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    05-10-2014 12:45 PM
  10. prasath1234's Avatar
    Yes start screen lags if u install apps to sd card that too sd card 4

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    05-10-2014 12:45 PM
  11. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    I don't get how do you mean that the home screen redraws itself. I have an L520 and I never saw anything like this. Maybe you have many app pinned to homescreen?


    Well, the 630 not released(shipped) yet and it's have 512Mb RAM.
    actually, i think that the start screen redrawing itself, its because of
    A) low ram, it redraws after i close apps like uc, magnify.
    B) low free internal memory. I never had the start screen redrawing problems when i had more than 1gb internal free. Now i just have 150mb and the screen redraws very often.
    What's more, many times (to my embarrassment in front of my friends), when i unlock my phone, it shows a blank screen for 5-6 seconds while it redraws. Really bad, but i cant expect a 512 mb ram phone with less than 5% free storage to keep the start screen loaded all the time.
    (this might be because i once read that when the free storage is less than 6%, the phone takes to high handed space freeing.. This might be one of those things, and i think it should be fine if i get about 10% free.
    05-10-2014 12:49 PM
  12. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    Yes start screen lags if u install apps to sd card that too sd card 4

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    no actually. read my post above. I am using wp8.0 with (obviously) no apps on sd card, and my start screen redraws many times a day,
    05-10-2014 12:50 PM
  13. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Yes start screen lags if u install apps to sd card that too sd card 4

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    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
    05-10-2014 12:52 PM
  14. xandros9's Avatar
    Performance understandably is less than that of a mid-ranger/flagship. When performance is degraded, worth noting a soft reset and clear it up a bit and a hard reset won't hurt. But that isn't the point I take it.
    IMO the fluidity of the lower-end is a bit overblow from my toying with my sister's 521.

    But hey, its true, lower-specced devices aren't going to perform as well, its practically a rule of nature. However, the big thing on the other side of the equation is cost.
    They aren't miracle devices, but for the cost, you have to realize there are compromises made.
    05-10-2014 12:53 PM
  15. Saksham Sharma'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
    then all i can say is that pinning too many 'intensive' tiles, like scroll tiles (which displays pictures just like the photos hub does), or weave, mixradio... I think those tiles slow down the start screen loading speed. Obviously, its a phone, not chuck norris's pencil box ( :)) ) so it is bound to struggle if you pin too much stuff.
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    05-10-2014 01:06 PM
  16. ajst222's Avatar
    Can't call me picky for getting pissed the START SCREEN lags
    Try an ultra-low end Android phone with 512MB of RAM and you'll be jumping back to Windows Phone in a week! Phones with 512MB of RAM are meant to be ultra-low end with an ultra-low price, so it's important to look at that factor. I would say that it's unreasonable to expect performance comparable to a high end phone. However, I actually haven't heard any issues though with Windows Phone on 512MB of RAM until you mentioned it. Not saying that you're lying or anything like that, but it's just unfortunate that that's your experience.
    05-10-2014 01:22 PM
  17. topcms's Avatar
    I agree. Whatsapp crashes all the time. I can't go back on a conversation more than 5 pages that the app crashes. A lot of times a have to attempt to open Xbox music twice because it crashes the first time. A lot of apps crash... I don't know if it's due to 512 of ram or because of the OS itself. But it pisses me off a lot!! I'm using a Lumia 720.
    05-10-2014 01:24 PM
  18. Saksham Sharma's Avatar
    I agree. Whatsapp crashes all the time. I can't go back on a conversation more than 5 pages that the app crashes. A lot of times a have to attempt to open Xbox music twice because it crashes the first time. A lot of apps crash... I don't know if it's due to 512 of ram or because of the OS itself. But it pisses me off a lot!! I'm using a Lumia 720.
    actually, its a big bug with WhatsApp. It has been fixed in the private beta, but the store version hasn't been updated in ages. It is expected anytime soon, would have major features, all have been tested out in the private beta, just wait a while.
    For the Xbox music, well they're doing their best to make it fine, check back after 2 weeks for the next update.
    P.s. Of all the apps i use, the only app which crashes at times is uc browser. No other apps crash on my 520.
    05-10-2014 01:49 PM
  19. Akhilesh Bhambhani's Avatar
    I agree. Whatsapp crashes all the time. I can't go back on a conversation more than 5 pages that the app crashes. A lot of times a have to attempt to open Xbox music twice because it crashes the first time. A lot of apps crash... I don't know if it's due to 512 of ram or because of the OS itself. But it pisses me off a lot!! I'm using a Lumia 720.
    Even I am using L720 its issue with WhatsApp seen it crash even on devices with 1Gig of ram so that is different. While just do a soft reset and the problem with xbox music and other things should be fixed :)
    Because I personally haven't faced any issues apart from WhatsApp thing :)
    05-10-2014 01:54 PM
  20. pedrodg28's Avatar
    As a poor person, lumia 520 user i will say, **** you :)
    05-10-2014 01:56 PM
  21. Mavee Shah's Avatar
    My 720 rocks in yellow
    Each and every one where i wondered asks me about what phone is it...and its so cool with it...but crashes of WhatsApp are not because of ram it's because of WhatsApp inc
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    05-10-2014 02:40 PM
  22. Poirots Progeny's Avatar
    My Lumia 625 disagrees.
    05-10-2014 03:29 PM
  23. jpal12's Avatar
    My lumia 521 was fast on GDR2 with Nokia Amber before I used the developer preview. Now it is not.
    05-10-2014 03:46 PM
  24. Djolle's Avatar
    To the OP...

    I have 620 almost a year now from before Amber through Black and now with 8.1 DP - NEVER had (read slowly N E V E R) any startscreen redraws.

    Bottom line is you dont know to maintain your device(s) in good shape. :-P

    Sent from my RM-846_eu_russia_201 using Tapatalk
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    05-10-2014 03:48 PM
  25. link68759's Avatar
    My Lumia 520 with 8.1 is not appreciably slower than my 820 or my friend's 920 or my father's 1020.

    When functioning properly, the 512MB devices run WP just as well as the higher end devices, individual apps notwithstanding.

    Seems like you've had bad luck.
    05-10-2014 03:53 PM
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