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  1. Jazmac's Avatar
    So to sum it up, Microsoft needs to stop making such kind of weird-*** decisions.
    Well, that point is moot. They hired Elop. These are his call.
    07-23-2014 04:21 PM
  2. DJCBS's Avatar
    LOL Yup. Sums it up pretty well. Also, their next phone better come with holographic projections for 20. Otherwise no one will buy it!
    pankaj981 likes this.
    07-23-2014 04:53 PM
  3. DalekSnare's Avatar
    Since the 630 has 512, did anyone expect this to have more? I think all should have >= 1 GB though.

    Is it really worth it to hamstring the version that most new users will get? So that the world at large will perceive WP like they did Android back when Android came out on a lot of laggy cheap phones? It should be more important to improve the OS's image in general than to try and get people to buy a nicer version they can't afford.
    07-23-2014 05:05 PM
  4. Silviu Bogusevschi's Avatar
    LOL Yup. Sums it up pretty well. Also, their next phone better come with holographic projections for 20€. Otherwise no one will buy it!
    Too expensive.
    07-23-2014 05:08 PM
  5. Tom Raccoon's Avatar
    hahahaha... now, my comment:

    Well, there is a good reason that explains the 512 MB: support. In fact, the new models with "low" RAM ("low", since I have a Nokia E6 with half of RAM, and its awesome), are great news for existing devices (520, 620, 625 and 720), because MS will keep pushing updates, and pressing the dev's for better App optimization.
    In my opinion, by launching 512 MB of RAM devices, MS is avoiding the WP7-WP8 scenario.
    Ashwin J Pillai likes this.
    07-23-2014 05:25 PM
  6. rizzo183's Avatar
    Nokia Lumia 530 vs. Nokia Lumia 520 - GSMArena.com

    ^ Here is a good comparison.

    I'm a L525 user myself and i was looking forward to switching to the successor to the 5xx series. But this isn't an upgrade, other than just the quad core processor. I'm not complaining, but if MS wants to sell more at the lower-end, they really do need to do more. Nobody HAS to buy a Lumia. "Don't like it?? Pay more or SHUT UP!!" -- right? Well sure....but that won't play out well for MS.

    Here are the downgrades:
    - Lower internal memory
    - no 720p video recording
    - Thicker, heavier-- overall bulkier AND uglier
    - GPU Adreno 302 (L520 had Adreno 305)

    - Quad core processor
    - Dual SIM

    - a front camera OR
    - 1GB RAM (this is much debated. But if the 525 could have 1GB of RAM with almost no change in price, why can't a 2014 Lumia have 1GB of RAM?? The L630 too should have had 1GB of RAM.

    But yeah-- "Can't pay more (you poor F**k) ??!! Shut the F**k up!!" -- right?
    07-23-2014 05:40 PM
  7. osars ehi's Avatar
    If you don't like it then don't buy it. Why not upgrade to 720 or 820 isn't that how the iPhone ppl do it, if they can't afford the latest models they go for the older models with drop in price.
    07-23-2014 05:53 PM
  8. muneshyne21's Avatar
    Haha, now I know who I can be sarcastic to and who I have to put "*sarcasm*" in the text when I crack a joke. This thread was just as educational about the WPC community as it was funny.

    By the way, the 530 sucks. Did I mean that? Maybe...
    07-23-2014 06:51 PM
  9. realwarder's Avatar
    I guess the 520 was a MASSIVE flop too as it only had 512 MB RAM.


    Reality is if it's priced right it will sell well. Windows Phone is a very solid OS, even in 512MB RAM. And with each release Windows gets better at running on lower end resources, not worse. Developers are also not dumb. When almost 25% of Windows phones are 512MB RAM devices, they'll ensure the apps run on that.
    07-23-2014 09:12 PM
  10. Jack Neill's Avatar
    I have some 520's for the kids, Netflix and kids games work great on 512 ram, and much cheaper to buy than iStuff...
    07-23-2014 09:20 PM
  11. Jas00555's Avatar
    I love the fact that some people still think I was serious in my OP lol
    SAM 77, a5cent, Guytronic and 5 others like this.
    07-23-2014 09:22 PM
  12. SAM 77's Avatar
    I love the fact that some people still think I was serious in my OP lol
    I love that fact that its so predictable who would take it seriously.

    Ahhh the mindless.

    Gotta thank em for makin you laugh with their stupidity.
    07-23-2014 09:25 PM
  13. a5cent's Avatar
    I love the fact that some people still think I was serious in my OP lol
    Unsure whether that is something to cry or to laugh about ... :-/
    07-23-2014 09:34 PM
  14. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I love the fact that some people still think I was serious in my OP lol
    Well, in text, it's hard to distinguish between honesty and sarcasm. Maybe you want that 4k display in a 5" screen that has the possibility to have J.A.R.V.I.S. apart of the OS so that it can connect to anything, even normal TV's to put blackmail onto them about the other guy who is going against you, while having that see-through capabilities. You know what? I still want Tony Stark's phone.

    Call that the 530.
    muneshyne21 likes this.
    07-23-2014 09:47 PM
  15. muneshyne21's Avatar
    The only ones I will give a pass to for not seeing the sarcasm are non-english speaking (using bing translator) or english as a second language WPC members. The rest of you...You got hell!!!!!...You go to hell and die!!!! *sarcasm*
    Blu3V3nom07 and SAM 77 like this.
    07-23-2014 10:06 PM
  16. Rotakna Oom's Avatar
    I hope it would be better than Lumia 525, at least the same as Lumia 525. But ........ 👎
    07-23-2014 10:09 PM
  17. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I'm starting to think this may belong more in the of section of the forums. o.o
    07-23-2014 10:14 PM
  18. cdanieljohn's Avatar
    525 with 1gb ram consumes more battery that is why 525 is not a good option if you need a phone. If you want a phone which you will use as a "phone", definitely you'll go for 520. Now that 530 is released which has a 512mb ram with better processor you would get a "great phone". If you want a "smartphone" go for 620 and so on, same applies to others. It really depends on the user, if you're not satisfied with the phone you got, it's not the phone that lacks but the user who miss used it. Well, i think that 520 525 530 ability to use it as a smart phones are just bonuses for how great these phones are.
    This is my understanding/opinion. Please don't rant.
    07-23-2014 11:12 PM
  19. roni09riku's Avatar
    I personally wouldn't buy a low end Windows Phone because I think WP goes very well with high end systems. However, not everyone can afford a 1520 or 930, so if they still want WP they will probably get the 530.

    I used to think that the 520 won't sell much because of the specs compared to the other higher phone models, but look at it now. A lot of people use it. This could happen with the 530 as well.
    07-23-2014 11:17 PM
  20. anon(5352534)'s Avatar
    I get the 512 MB ram price point and targeted audience point of view, but for the developers this is a disaster. We want all the high quality apps as soon as they arrive on other platforms, but WP market is made mostly of 512 MB devices and it requires lots of work and optimizations to be able to run an app on such a device. For high quality apps, then the actual audience is the minority of the WP market (with 1 GB or better ram) which in itself is already a minority, which is not a good incentive to develop. The last thing MS wants right now is to expect the developers to work extra to make their apps work on all WP devices. If you want better apps, use better hardware in your phones.
    Parishrut likes this.
    07-23-2014 11:50 PM
  21. winrayjay99's Avatar
    First all I am going to say that this phone was in the planning stages before Microsoft took over. Next I will say that I hope Microsoft does not run it's phone division like it does with Surface. 3 Phones a year will not cut it Microsoft. Nokia when they ran the show had more variety. Variety is what will help Windows Phone defeat iPhone/ios and Android, and I hope Microsoft knows this.
    07-23-2014 11:54 PM
  22. Dafter's Avatar
    Well, let's wait for the 535 with 1Gb of RAM, just like 525. :P
    07-24-2014 12:52 AM
  23. Parishrut's Avatar
    I am thinking they will release a 535 with 1 gigs of RAM. Just like the 525.
    07-24-2014 01:01 AM
  24. anon(5344685)'s Avatar
    Ok to all of you. This phone will sell like all the cheap smartphones and androids, because people who buy these phones doesn't know the difference between iOS and Android or WP, even better some of them won't know what smartphone is. There is still millions of people around the world for whom Nokia is the only brand they recognize.
    07-24-2014 02:06 AM
  25. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    4gb & 512 MB RAM? lol, I see ya trolling Sayta Nadella.
    07-24-2014 04:10 AM
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