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  1. anon(8763253)'s Avatar
    I guess the guy who started the thread deleted the part where he said he was joking

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    07-24-2014 04:37 PM
  2. Jas00555's Avatar
    I guess the guy who started the thread deleted the part where he said he was joking

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    Check post #86 on the thread (;
    07-24-2014 04:50 PM
  3. clvrbas's Avatar
    Didn't a lot predict t he 520 to be a flop as well? What will determined its success will be people's wallets around the world.
    07-24-2014 05:52 PM
  4. Abdul Rahman Noor's Avatar
    Tip for the OP:
    Dude, next time you do a fun post, make sure you have "Sarcasm" in big, flashing red lights right at the top.

    Way too many people on this thread are simply missing the point... :-)
    07-24-2014 07:17 PM
  5. Jas00555's Avatar
    Tip for the OP:
    Dude, next time you do a fun post, make sure you have "Sarcasm" in big, flashing red lights right at the top.

    Way too many people on this thread are simply missing the point... :-)
    Haha I knew that it would happen, so I tried to make it as unbelievable as possible with things like "$200" or "360 no scope" that you obviously wouldn't say in a serious conversation. Still, I at least forgive the non-native English speakers lol
    07-24-2014 08:02 PM
  6. a5cent's Avatar
    Haha I knew that it would happen, so I tried to make it as unbelievable as possible with things like "$200" or "360 no scope" that you obviously wouldn't say in a serious conversation. Still, I at least forgive the non-native English speakers lol
    I think you're being to kind. It's too overboard for language to be the issue. If you think it's serious, you're missing something more.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    07-24-2014 08:48 PM
  7. jiovine's Avatar
    I remember my first desktop had a 386sx processor, 2MB ram and a 10MB hard drive with SVGA graphics. This phone kicks its ****!

    Honestly guys L5XX and L6XX are all about hitting price points to increase the user base. I have a 925 and 1020 and I am still going to ATT tomorrow to get the L635 as it is good enough for how I use my phone. No games, strictly talk, web, text, office, lync, SharePoint and etc... I just want the SD slot to add music. Rather have the 930 but Verizon took that option away from those on ATT...
    navidee and Karthik Naik like this.
    07-24-2014 09:13 PM
  8. Akash Patel's Avatar
    Really I don't care about ram as this is a budget phone but they should have added atleast 8gb of internal storage.
    4gb feels too less.
    07-24-2014 09:34 PM
  9. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Thing is this is not really a true 'Microsoft' phone. Its from the Nokia roadmap, these devices have already been developed, tested and manufactured, its not simple to just upgrade it. MS wouldn't bother investing any more time or money in something they know is not theirs, with a new OS not far away, and with all the upheaval going on. Once the dust has settled from the shakeups, layoffs and integrations we will see a unified OS with great hardware aggressively pushed by MS both High and low end with competitive specs that people cant complain about.
    Still it's sorta disappointing that ms or nokia whoever made it , made the 530 a downgrade and stopped production of the older golden oldies lumias like the 520,525,720,820,920 which were actually the best selling and all rounding lumias in comparison to the later lumias
    Why didnt they improve pricing if they were going to make a downgrade lumia
    I hope they learn a lesson and maybe tie up with Asus for their zenfone 5 which would make a great windows phone for nearly the same price and decent quality and after sales as the lumia 530
    And it would make a worthy budget lumia just like the 52X series
    Great deal likes this.
    07-25-2014 03:23 AM
  10. Great deal's Avatar
    Still it's sorta disappointing that ms or nokia whoever made it , made the 530 a downgrade and stopped production of the older golden oldies lumias like the 520,525,720,820,920 which were actually the best selling and all rounding lumias in comparison to the later lumias
    Why didnt they improve pricing if they were going to make a downgrade lumia
    I hope they learn a lesson and maybe tie up with Asus for their zenfone 5 which would make a great windows phone for nearly the same price and decent quality and after sales as the lumia 530
    And it would make a worthy budget lumia just like the 52X series
    Price wise I agree, same with the 930 - needs to be cheaper for what it is. Going forward MS will have a lot more leeway in cost, they don't have to pay Nokia anything anymore (aside from the Maps division perhaps), the cost savings will be passed on to us as MS know they have to come out all guns blazing to make people go 'wow'.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    07-25-2014 06:02 AM
  11. colinkiama's Avatar
    Really I don't care about ram as this is a budget phone but they should have added atleast 8gb of internal storage.
    4gb feels too less.
    meh, 8.1 allows you to save apps in the sd card now so it's not really a problem anymore.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    07-25-2014 09:54 AM
  12. coip's Avatar
    How exactly is Microsoft going to pull of Threshold: it will make it so that 512MB phones can run the same apps as 8GB Xboxes and PCs, yeah? How is that possible? Won't developers still have to tweak their apps for all those different specifications (like they must do now with 1GB vs. 512MB for games on WP) and then update them independently?
    07-25-2014 09:55 AM
  13. Jas00555's Avatar
    How exactly is Microsoft going to pull of Threshold: it will make it so that 512MB phones can run the same apps as 8GB Xboxes and PCs, yeah? How is that possible? Won't developers still have to tweak their apps for all those different specifications (like they must do now with 1GB vs. 512MB for games on WP) and then update them independently?
    Well to be fair, the OS takes up 2.5 GB so the X1 only has 5.5 GB to use for apps and I'm 100% certain that the apps don't take up hardly any RAM at all, especially considering you can run any of them alongside of a game.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    07-25-2014 10:24 AM
  14. a5cent's Avatar
    How exactly is Microsoft going to pull of Threshold: it will make it so that 512MB phones can run the same apps as 8GB Xboxes and PCs, yeah? How is that possible? Won't developers still have to tweak their apps for all those different specifications (like they must do now with 1GB vs. 512MB for games on WP) and then update them independently?
    Paul Thurrot recently said that many people aren't correctly understanding this "merging" of OSes remark.

    You are right to be sceptical. WP will not run Xbox games, or PhotoShop, nor will WP even theoretically be able to, because these OSes aren't really becoming one and the same. WP will never have the full Win32 API for example.

    However, they will all share the WinRT APIs, and they will all share similar metro UI design guidelines, but not much more. At least that is what Mr Thurrot says. Sounds infinitely more believable to me too.

    What you're hearing now is the usual confusion amongst consumers, when a software company talks about "merging". It's never what consumers think it is.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    07-25-2014 07:52 PM
  15. Jas00555's Avatar
    Paul Thurrot recently said that many people aren't correctly understanding this "merging" of OSes remark.

    You are right to be sceptical. WP will not run Xbox games, or PhotoShop, nor will WP even theoretically be able to, because these OSes aren't really becoming one and the same. WP will never have the full Win32 API for example.

    However, they will all share the WinRT APIs, and they will all share similar metro UI design guidelines, but not much more. At least that is what Mr Thurrot says. Sounds infinitely more believable to me too.

    What you're hearing now is the usual confusion amongst consumers, when a software company talks about "merging". It's never what consumers think it is.
    Arstechnica explains it very well here

    http://arstechnica.com/information-t...ont-be-one-os/
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    07-25-2014 09:11 PM
  16. rohit111's Avatar
    I think Microsoft should have named this 530 as 430 instead. That's the price at which it will eventually retail. Would have saved us the trouble of this forum thread as the main debate is about features for the price. So for 30 this phone is bang on awesome. I don't see ANY competing phones at this price certainly not hangdroids which well hang on lower hardware. Its a good attempt by Microsoft to capture extremely entry level smartphone customers.
    07-26-2014 02:45 AM
  17. Salauddin Ahmed's Avatar
    No . But really disappointing .

    My wishlist for 530 =

    768 mb ram
    1.2 ghz quad core snandrgn s2
    6.7mp cam
    8 gb internal
    0.3 front cam
    4.3 inch ips display 245 ppi
    1900 mah battery
    dual sim

    price $160 - $179
    07-27-2014 02:10 AM
  18. Salauddin Ahmed's Avatar
    Very bad phone .

    Downgrade from 520 .

    My wish list for 530

    768 mb ram
    1.2 quad core snpdrgn s 2
    8 gb internal storage
    6.7 mp cam
    0.3 front
    07-27-2014 02:16 AM
  19. Citibadger's Avatar
    Did anyone lambast apple when they only put 512mb of ram in the iPhone 4s? The iPhone works just fine, no one seemed to moan at apple. Are windows phones that slow on 512mb?

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    08-16-2014 12:03 PM
  20. fatclue_98's Avatar
    To the OP, were it not for the 520's middling 512MB of RAM there may not have been a WP8.1. The 520's success is what put WP on the map in the first place. It may not be as sexy as a Moto G but then again, it's not an Android device. So in closing, let me quote a popular phrase from my early adult years - "Whachu talkin' 'bout Willis?"
    08-16-2014 08:30 PM
  21. Mohammed Ashar's Avatar
    4 GB internal memory is way too less. The OS itself takes up 3GB of memory leaving a meagre 1 GB or less of storage. The contacts+email stores the data in the phone memory so there will be very less storage space left. Wish it had 8 GB internal memory.
    Last edited by Mohammed Ashar; 08-29-2014 at 07:36 AM.
    08-21-2014 03:20 AM
  22. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Did anyone lambast apple when they only put 512mb of ram in the iPhone 4s? The iPhone works just fine, no one seemed to moan at apple. Are windows phones that slow on 512mb?

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
    not in the least!!my 720 will still beat most android phones in performance(even 1gb ram ones)
    08-21-2014 06:42 AM
  23. Shyuan's Avatar
    I'm totally new to WP, but 512 RAM on my Lumia 530 feels like 1GB RAM on an Android phone. WP uses RAM efficiently just like iPhone, unlike Android phones.
    09-17-2014 10:13 AM
  24. Bodeanicus's Avatar
    Agreed, but at least you can put up to a 128 GB SD card in it, and you can basically install everything to SD with 8.1, unlike Android.
    09-18-2014 01:03 PM
  25. rusty_sim's Avatar
    My only grind is on screen buttons. Too much bezel
    09-18-2014 05:44 PM
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