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.
Secondly, IT SUCKS AT MULTITASKING
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!
Thirdly, THE BATTERY LIFE IS HORRIBLE!
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
win8.1 update wil come after a month to l520 no need to hurry anymore just dump your your phone
Lumia lvr, 29 Jul 2014I use Samsung galaxy s3, s2,ace 2, and sony tipo after using them i must say that windows phon... moreThat'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
I am lumia520 user..using since last one year.windows os means waiting waiting waiting for updates,apps.games.my next choice android phone.NO WINDOWS phone again..
microsoftfffff, 28 Jul 2014lol android is perfect even its update way is laggy, window even does not provide basic necess... moreI 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.
m.hossain, 29 Jul 2014Does Lumia 520 support windows 8.1 GDR1?Yes, it ll support every update that MS ll throw at it..
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...
microsoftffffff, 29 Jul 2014Approval as you say its totally nonsense,its all about market purpose they are releasing it la... moreLooks like u really don't have any brains about approval process or u r acting dumb to troll here.
Anonymous, 29 Jul 2014You are commenting VLC is coming soon since 1 year... Don't you have any shame?hey 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..
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 ?
satish, 28 Jul 2014hey guyes someone please give me all best free games list which is best for lumia 520 ....
pl... moreNot all but few:
Dredd vs Zombies
Temple run 2
Turbo racing league
CarX drift racing
Ice age village
Hill climb racing
High speed 3d
Acedia: Indie horror
Few timepass games:
Hashi extreme puzzles
Mirrors & reflections
Sudoku (from Microsoft)
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...
shubham, 28 Jul 2014when 8.1 available in india can i get direct 8.1 after buy this phone......Not 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)
Anonymous, 28 Jul 2014Yeh me too using the same.... Got it from amazon for just Rs 519... Installed Asphalt Airborne... moreThose 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.. ;)
wp8 lvr, 29 Jul 2014that doesn't create any sense.. MS bought Nokia doesn't means they force them for anything.. c... moreApproval as you say its totally nonsense,its all about market purpose they are releasing it late because of upcoming phone.you will see ota for these devices will be available after 1 month
microsoftffffff, 28 Jul 2014Nokia is run by Microsoft,, who is responsible nowthat 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..