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This is definately my first and last Windows phone I will buy. What i do like a bout Windows phone is the live tiles and how much you can customise your home screen but thats basically the only good thing about it.
Now for the Bad.
Firstly THE APPS SUCK!!!!
If you like social media such as facebook, instagram, snapchat, skype etc. STAND CLEAR OF WINDOWS. Their apps are no where even close to the most basic android phone i had more than 3 years ago.
If you have more than 2 apps open, prepared to wait forever if you minimise it and reopen it later. For example, If you have your facebook opened to a certain page, then switch to your browser, and finally open skype, when you switch back to facebook, it will restart the entire app and you will have to scroll through the entire thing in attemp to find where you were before. And lets say you want to switch back to instagram. THE SAME THING AGAIN!
I know the battery isnt really that big but most times i have to turn off my data and all my applications just fo me to get through the day, with minimal usage. If I turn on my data and/or WiFi, I lose Literally 15% of the battery in 20 minutes or less. This is really annoying!
The Camera is suprisingly good at taking pictures reallllly close, but it is EXTREMELY SLOW.
I could probably write a 25 page essay about this phone and other windows phones I've used but thats how i would leave it for now. Hope this was useful to someone

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  • 2014-07-29 22:43
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Are you kidding me. Is we got new nokia mulia 1320 fre free from nokia care. Is that true news. I cant believe this friends. Please someone can check this please tell me.

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  • 2014-07-29 21:53
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attentiion dear costumers this is from nokia care as per of 29/7/13 nokia lumia 520 have been problems found of many mass production so it is to be replaced by
new phone lumia 1320 this is
valid note in the above nations
1 us
3israeland other following nations
note if screen is broken u will have to pay abbout 24$usd to get exchange
with regards to customers from

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  • 2014-07-29 21:18
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win8.1 update wil come after a month to l520 no need to hurry anymore just dump your your phone

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  • 2014-07-29 19:54
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> In reply to Lumia lvr @ 2014-07-29 18:05 from 3A}D - click to readThat's the point. In fact you can't install a big game in android budget phone with 2gb Usable internal memory with latest android.. Where Lumia 520 with WP8.1 you can get almost 4.8 Gb internal plus SD card up to 64 Gb, you can install asphalt 8, six guns, like big games at the same time and phone doesn't lag

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  • 2014-07-29 19:11
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I am lumia520 user..using since last one os means waiting waiting waiting for updates, next choice android phone.NO WINDOWS phone again..

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  • 2014-07-29 18:11
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> In reply to microsoftfffff @ 2014-07-28 17:44 from KIBE - click to readI use Samsung galaxy s3, s2,ace 2, and sony tipo after using them i must say that windows phones are best all necessary apps there .Android are lagdroids even Samsung s3 hangs on 30 apps. I use 101 apps on nokia Lumia 520 and it never hang or lags wp platform is clean while android is polluted by unnecessary apps.

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  • 2014-07-29 18:05
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> In reply to m.hossain @ 2014-07-29 12:35 from PEqf - click to readYes, it ll support every update that MS ll throw at it..

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  • 2014-07-29 15:47
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Hello friends i using this phone last year everything is ok except games download it require always wi-fi network every game which may be more than 30 mb this is make me irritate so pls change it Microsoft....make it like android market...

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  • 2014-07-29 14:37
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> In reply to microsoftffffff @ 2014-07-29 05:44 from KIBE - click to readLooks like u really don't have any brains about approval process or u r acting dumb to troll here.

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  • 2014-07-29 13:51
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Does Lumia 520 support windows 8.1 GDR1?

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  • 2014-07-29 12:35
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-07-29 03:22 from fCx% - click to readhey man mind ur tongue ok... dont act like u dnt have shame..

1- if u check my old comments I already stated that VLC for wp is comming in august.
I agree that VLC devs takes almost 1.5 yrs to rewrite codes.. coz old codes r not compatible for w8 n wp8 which runs on latest kernel (.NET)..
They already released new VLC for RT users.. now its time of wp version n dev clarify this app is ready n in final error fixing stage n he is releasing public beta early august.
dude these devs worked hard for us.. they rewrite whole codes which takes almost year.. these thing is not easy as u think dude.. if u check ther official site then u get that vlc devs worked even in crismas vacations to write n compile these new codes..
even this guy sometimes not sleep in night n writing codes whole night..
now app is ready n he also stated that VLC is totally free.. its not paid.

about "Nokia by Microsoft" branding microsoft still not clarify what is future branding.. one leaked device shows nokia by microsoft branding on it.. but who knws what microsoft thinking..

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  • 2014-07-29 09:34
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Hi everybody,

I bought Lumia 520, but the battery seems to last app. 24 hrs on standby with less than 1 h of calls...!?!
Mine has to be with Bluetooth active 24/7 only due to a Parrot handsfree in my car.
But when I say 1h of calls it was only one call in the car, app. 4 min. long.
Is this normal for this phone, because this is shocking ?
Is there a reliable more powerfull battery to buy anywhere ?


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  • 2014-07-29 08:48
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> In reply to satish @ 2014-07-28 15:59 from Y}K4 - click to readNot all but few:
Asphalt 8
Six guns
Dungeon hunter
Dredd vs Zombies
Gun frenzy
Temple run
Temple run 2
Helidroid 3d
Turbo racing league
CarX drift racing
Royal revolt
Ice age village
Benji banana
Banana island
Hill climb racing
Crocs world
Subway surfer
High speed 3d
Acedia: Indie horror
Shuriken ninja
Ballance resurrection

Few timepass games:
Air hocky
Hashi extreme puzzles
Mirrors & reflections
Bubble shoot
Fruit slash
Sudoku (from Microsoft)

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  • 2014-07-29 06:44
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Those who have a complaint against MS, why you bought windows phone?? Now there are lots of reviews on YouTube and different sites. If you bought, you should have known its disadvantages before buy.. And if you haven't windows phone, than why are you wasting your time here?? Go to lagdroid forum.. All the rubbish talks... Fans every phone has their advantage and disadvantage, you should make your priorities and choose device according to it.. You ll never regret...

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  • 2014-07-29 06:23
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> In reply to shubham @ 2014-07-28 14:08 from Y}K4 - click to readNot yet, you may get gdr3+lumia black out of the box, but not 8.1+cyan (I'm not sure because cyan isn't available for some of the higher end Lumias yet)

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  • 2014-07-29 06:20
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-07-28 07:41 from fCx% - click to readThose lags are obvious due to low RAM, even if you install or move the game into phone memory, but those lags are not a major problem. Most of the times asphalt 8 runs super smooth.. ;)

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  • 2014-07-29 06:12
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> In reply to wp8 lvr @ 2014-07-29 05:24 from fCxi - click to readApproval as you say its totally nonsense,its all about market purpose they are releasing it late because of upcoming will see ota for these devices will be available after 1 month

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  • 2014-07-29 05:44
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> In reply to microsoftffffff @ 2014-07-28 21:00 from KI3W - click to readthat doesn't create any sense.. MS bought Nokia doesn't means they force them for anything.. cyan is firmware for lumias n it takes time to develope n fix errors by testing it on every device. also ther is carrier approvals region wise..

u telling like MS bought Nokia means they can force them to fast update.. its totaly wrong.. think by ur brain not by ur heart..
currently update is under carrier approval stage in which no one interfare not only Nokia even MS as well..

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  • 2014-07-29 05:24
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> In reply to wp8 lvr @ 2014-07-28 17:25 from fCx7 - click to readYou are commenting VLC is coming soon since 1 year... Don't you have any shame?

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  • 2014-07-29 03:22
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