10-27-2013 04:29 PM
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  1. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    Hello guys i made a new thread because obviously i refer for another phone lol.Well it said a locked my choice to 820,but lately i found out about the 520 ( i knew about it before tho) and lately i seen that its specs are good too,as i know the WP8 is a lighter os so it can run it with worse cpu compared to android.Even the 1020 which is the top model that got released lately have the same cpu with 820/920 (1.5ghz dual core) so i thought... The 520,which its size it's pretty good for me (my current phone is 3.7 inches and i no feel i want bigger screen) and it's really cheap,only 180 euro here...So i think i decided maybe i should go with 520,i seen videos in youtube that can run games like NFS with amazing graphics and no lag!
    Of course 820 is better but idk i need to make up my mind because for me,it's kinda expensive...I'm confused,should i save up a little more for the 820 or get the 520?
    10-11-2013 02:07 PM
  2. Jnbs's Avatar
    Hello guys i made a new thread because obviously i refer for another phone lol.Well it said a locked my choice to 820,but lately i found out about the 520 ( i knew about it before tho) and lately i seen that its specs are good too,as i know the WP8 is a lighter os so it can run it with worse cpu compared to android.Even the 1020 which is the top model that got released lately have the same cpu with 820/920 (1.5ghz dual core) so i thought... The 520,which its size it's pretty good for me (my current phone is 3.7 inches and i no feel i want bigger screen) and it's really cheap,only 180 euro here...So i think i decided maybe i should go with 520,i seen videos in youtube that can run games like NFS with amazing graphics and no lag!
    Of course 820 is better but idk i need to make up my mind because for me,it's kinda expensive...I'm confused,should i save up a little more for the 820 or get the 520?
    If you do not NEED any apps that have a 1GB requirement then get the 520. I'll also point out that they both have the same storage (8GB) which in my opinion is enough for apps, but it can be filled pretty easily. If those are your options, I will choose the 520 because storage is the same and performance is as well. Also, I believe that it is cheaper. So win win
    10-11-2013 02:22 PM
  3. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    Well most likely i won't need any app with 1GB requirment,i got an android tablet too,so i actually use my phone for gaming in very desperate situations :P. Well also i noticed there is no flash,but i used phone before without flash,and if you just set it to night mode there is not actually any problem at ll. Also i noticed it uses BL-5J battery,this battery is mainly used to top symbian models of nokia,lol no wonder how it's actually enough to run on lumia :P. But one question,can i use the GBA emulator on the 520,i got gba emulator on android and god i love it.
    EDIT: Isn't it possible to actually install apps on the MicroSD card too?
    10-11-2013 02:30 PM
  4. Jnbs's Avatar
    Well most likely i won't need any app with 1GB requirment,i got an android tablet too,so i actually use my phone for gaming in very desperate situations :P. Well also i noticed there is no flash,but i used phone before without flash,and if you just set it to night mode there is not actually any problem at ll. Also i noticed it uses BL-5J battery,this battery is mainly used to top symbian models of nokia,lol no wonder how it's actually enough to run on lumia :P. But one question,can i use the GBA emulator on the 520,i got gba emulator on android and god i love it.
    EDIT: Isn't it possible to actually install apps on the MicroSD card too?
    You can't install apps on the SD

    And yes you can play with the GBA emulator.
    10-11-2013 06:22 PM
  5. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    I want a few more info if possible.
    Is it reliable phone? Does it have any problems?
    Does it lag? i totally hate phones that lag.
    Which are the main cons of 520?
    10-13-2013 10:43 AM
  6. Jnbs's Avatar
    I want a few more info if possible.
    Is it reliable phone? Does it have any problems?
    Does it lag? i totally hate phones that lag.
    Which are the main cons of 520?
    Define Lag.. the waiting time (loading) is a bit longer, but it doesn't lag per say..

    Cons--> No NFC , No FFC, No high end apps (1GB) and some limitations on features such as glance and other things by Nokia..

    It is a reliable cheap phone..
    10-13-2013 11:00 AM
  7. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    Hmm lag for me is when your mobile crashes on some really basic stuff like skype or fb,i don't mind of waiting time if it takes under 10sec :P
    And i don't really care about NFC,the NFC charger dock may cost more than the phone itself lol,and that's why we have cables! but what is the FFC? And i won't use any high end apps,i promise :P
    10-13-2013 11:07 AM
  8. coolraoul's Avatar
    I upgraded from a 620 to a 920. So same difference as from 520 to 820. There was no more lag in the 620, things were just not as snappy but the difference is very small. 620 is fluid, 920 is fast. Not a big deal in everyday use imo. I'd consider the 620 instead of 520: much more vibrant screen, more solid build, maps for the entire world, FFC, better camera, glance, for a few bucks more. Only smaller screen and no FM radio.
    10-13-2013 11:16 AM
  9. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    Thanks for your comment but idk i sitll prefer 520,because the screen size is the perfect for me
    10-13-2013 11:22 AM
  10. Jnbs's Avatar
    Thanks for your comment but idk i sitll prefer 520,because the screen size is the perfect for me
    The 520 does not crash.. I don't promise that it will crash, but it is very stable so you shouldn't have many problems
    10-14-2013 07:16 AM
  11. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    @Jnbs,Do you own or have you owned a 520 before?
    Well,sry if i bother :P,buuuut... i want to be 100% sure if this phone is good so i want to ask if the rumor that has been told many times in reviews about really reflective screen is true.
    10-14-2013 07:46 AM
  12. Jnbs's Avatar
    @Jnbs,Do you own or have you owned a 520 before?
    Well,sry if i bother :P,buuuut... i want to be 100% sure if this phone is good so i want to ask if the rumor that has been told many times in reviews about really reflective screen is true.
    I have a friend who owns one.. And I own a 810.. In my opinion, the screen is not reflective.. In direct sunlight and with screen in "automatic" brightness, the 520's screen has the same results as my 810, which is perfectly readable.. I owned a 620 and it was perfect as well..
    10-14-2013 09:11 AM
  13. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    Well i made up my mind (yaaay),this christmas imma buy myself a 520,it seems an affortable WP8 phone with a nice screen and decent specs and camera.The reason i don't want to buy the 620 is that i want FM radio and the screen is small for me,and the rest WP8 phones are not so affortable for me.Also i need to get a cheap phone to get familiar with this new OS,which i don't really know how it works,and if it impress me (i hope it will)i might get a better WP8 phone later...So thanks guys for helping me choosing an new phone because,even though android is really cool os,it does need a big pocket to buy a decent one.So once i get it,(hope soon),imma tell my opinion about the phone itself and the WP8. Have a night evening/night/morning everyone.
    Here is side to side pic of 620 vs 520,i have to say that imo 520 have better design,i love those sharp curves...
    nokia-lumia-520-vs-nokia-lumia-620-01-screen.jpg
    10-14-2013 10:13 AM
  14. Jnbs's Avatar
    Well i made up my mind (yaaay),this christmas imma buy myself a 520,it seems an affortable WP8 phone with a nice screen and decent specs and camera.The reason i don't want to buy the 620 is that i want FM radio and the screen is small for me,and the rest WP8 phones are not so affortable for me.Also i need to get a cheap phone to get familiar with this new OS,which i don't really know how it works,and if it impress me (i hope it will)i might get a better WP8 phone later...So thanks guys for helping me choosing an new phone because,even though android is really cool os,it does need a big pocket to buy a decent one.So once i get it,(hope soon),imma tell my opinion about the phone itself and the WP8. Have a night evening/night/morning everyone.
    Here is side to side pic of 620 vs 520,i have to say that imo 520 have better design,i love those sharp curves...
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    Oh yeah if you buy around Christmas maybe the 525 will be out so you can check that out too..
    10-14-2013 12:09 PM
  15. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    525? isn't that phone actually older than 520?
    Give me a pic of it,can't find it.
    10-14-2013 12:27 PM
  16. Jnbs's Avatar
    525? isn't that phone actually older than 520?
    Give me a pic of it,can't find it.
    No.. The 525 will be announced next week on the Nokia World Event on October 22nd..
    10-14-2013 02:32 PM
  17. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    Well i doubt that it will be available here. I searched through all shops here and only have the following lumia models : 520,620,820,920,925 They are not many choices for WP8 Lumia.
    And ordering it from ebay or amazon might have an overpriced shipping. Also i noticed that the lumia 520 uses MicroSim,and my current sim is the mini,is it possible to cut it somehow? It's a PayAsYouGo card and i think they can't make a new one.
    10-14-2013 10:44 PM
  18. Jnbs's Avatar
    Well i doubt that it will be available here. I searched through all shops here and only have the following lumia models : 520,620,820,920,925 They are not many choices for WP8 Lumia.
    And ordering it from ebay or amazon might have an overpriced shipping. Also i noticed that the lumia 520 uses MicroSim,and my current sim is the mini,is it possible to cut it somehow? It's a PayAsYouGo card and i think they can't make a new one.
    Just go to your carrier when you get the phone and you should be fine..
    10-15-2013 06:08 AM
  19. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    Alright,thanks a lot Jnbs
    10-15-2013 10:47 AM
  20. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    I have a 520 running the gdr3 dev preview and this affordable wp8 device runs even quicker than ever on gdr3 I can't wait for the official release and bittersweet shimmer

    I still don't get why there is a 1 gig limit on some apps and games though I've played many of the same games on androids with 512mb of ram. I believe this is more of a we want you to upgrade after the 520 to a higher end WP
    10-15-2013 10:56 AM
  21. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    Yeah true,Also 520 is low end,but if you think clearly,you can actually see that actually it aint low end,the 1020 which is the released top model lumia have just 1.5ghz dual core and 2GB of ram. Ok,the ram have a big difference,but what about the cpu,it aint much difference,also it seems like that the WP8 is lighter os than android,so it requirers less powerful hardware,so it cost less and it might waste less battery too! Android phones are mess,there are phones with single core 800mhz - quad core 2ghz.So i think there many android phones but most of them are not so fast.i can clearly tell that you can't get a bettter smartphone than lumia 520 in the price of 100$,usually android phones with that price have android 2.3,single core and other low end stuff,i got an android phone which is slightly cheaper than the the 520 and it's 2 years old,it's really slow,all i can say that it worth on that phone is the gps and the Camera. So conclusion with the WP8 is,it's an amazing os that doesn't requires really powerful hardware but people get away of it,because the app dev is poor and it's not so well known like the other smartphone os'. I think WP8 one day,maybe not too far in the future,will actually take over the smartphone lead. I'm a big android fan boy but i tell my opinion about it,even though i don't have a lumia yet. Sorry for huge text,couldn't express my self with different way.
    10-15-2013 11:51 AM
  22. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    Yeah true,Also 520 is low end,but if you think clearly,you can actually see that actually it aint low end,the 1020 which is the released top model lumia have just 1.5ghz dual core and 2GB of ram. Ok,the ram have a big difference,but what about the cpu,it aint much difference,also it seems like that the WP8 is lighter os than android,so it requirers less powerful hardware,so it cost less and it might waste less battery too! Android phones are mess,there are phones with single core 800mhz - quad core 2ghz.So i think there many android phones but most of them are not so fast.i can clearly tell that you can't get a bettter smartphone than lumia 520 in the price of 100$,usually android phones with that price have android 2.3,single core and other low end stuff,i got an android phone which is slightly cheaper than the the 520 and it's 2 years old,it's really slow,all i can say that it worth on that phone is the gps and the Camera. So conclusion with the WP8 is,it's an amazing os that doesn't requires really powerful hardware but people get away of it,because the app dev is poor and it's not so well known like the other smartphone os'. I think WP8 one day,maybe not too far in the future,will actually take over the smartphone lead. I'm a big android fan boy but i tell my opinion about it,even though i don't have a lumia yet. Sorry for huge text,couldn't express my self with different way.
    I have also migrated from android and I will never go back Nokia call this meager Lumia 520 low end in reality its a really good mid range phone as most low range androids have the painstakingly slow adreno 205 graphics the 520 has the powerful adreno 305 !!! That's a pretty big deal not to mention its a dual core snapdragon s4 pro made with the efficient 28nm processor low end android usually have a single core snapdragon S2 as per my wife's old Kyocera rise. This is the best bang for my buck phone I've ever bought
    10-18-2013 05:04 PM
  23. cckgz4's Avatar
    I own the AT&T version. It doesn't crash a lot, but there are a few hiccups some times
    10-19-2013 01:26 AM
  24. Nokia Boy's Avatar
    I own the AT&T version. It doesn't crash a lot, but there are a few hiccups some times
    What do you mean hiccups? 5-10sec lag?
    10-19-2013 11:07 AM
  25. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    I wouldn't say there is any lag at all. Sure the 520 is a low end windows device but if it was android it is a mid range device.

    The snapdragon s4 pro with adreno 305 is fast especially for the lightweight windows phone 8.

    If there are issues they are usually with third party apps and poor coding.

    On the OS level the 520 is fast from what I hear its just as fast as as the higher end windows phones with only 512mb ram and like 500mhz processor speed which is not a lot a lot at all.
    10-19-2013 12:05 PM
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