123man, 10 Jun 2014
Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone, I must tell you that I have been usin... moreThe other storage problem is nearly solved in wp8.1 due to storage sense. But if you do struggle with problem of storage just change the date of phone by 2-3 months ahead and check back after 10-15 minutes. The other storage content will get reduced.
I do still have problems with other storage in8.1 though but the above method does the job perfectly in wp8
wp8 lvr, 10 Jun 2014i know other storage is big problem dude... but i thnk u forgot wp8.1 update... now ms mostly... moreOther storage is still there, but its not showing in Storage Manager... But its visible in Nokia storage check app... Still there is no solution for other storage issue... My 1.4 GB still in other storage category even after updating to windows 8.1
NELLE, 10 Jun 2014hw do i make mp3 track a ringtone on this phoneif u r using ur phone with lumia black or older update then download nokia ringtone maker app to make ringtone of any track in ur device..
if u r updated ur device to wp8.1 then file manager is available now so use nokia ringtone maker or just copy paste ur track in ringtone folder in phone memory.. thats it
123man, 10 Jun 2014
Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone, I must tell you that I have been usin... morei know other storage is big problem dude... but i thnk u forgot wp8.1 update...
now ms mostly reduced other storage problem.. i never hear any single problem of other storage who updated to wp8.1....
also now u can move ur apps n games to sd card.. so mostly other storage is negligible now in wp8.1...
wp8.1 blue is revolutionary update n ms resolved 95% problems in it n make it now compatible with android... now official file manager is also available...
update ur phone to 8.1 then give ur review again
123man, 10 Jun 2014 Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone, I must tell you that I have been usin... moreif you mean the temporary files, this is fixed in phone 8.1. I currently have the developer preview and it has a button for clearing temp files in the storage check area.. phone 8.1 update will roll out for all lumia 520 devices so please keep enjoying ur device..I am a developer and started using this not long ago after years with several android phones. so far it feels faster for me and services are more connected than on android . will be making a leap into the windows phone phablets soon.
You are absolutely right. Microsoft claims that they solved other files issue but it is a lie. My other files are 1.5gb on storage checker but only 350 mb in official storage. Microsoft is bluffing people. When i check net what actually other storage includes i got information that is store not only app data but also thumbnails of photos. That is the reason why windows phone galaxy load super fast. I have about 1600 photos and all of then are in sdcard. So to reduce other files i deleted about 500 photos but it resulted in no use. I safely ejected my sdcard still no use. Deleted heavy app like asphalt 8 and minion rush still no a sigle bit of other storage reduced. Use shrink storesge but it act useless. Deleted my all my mail still no use. So my recommendations to windows phone users, please don't try above method and waste your time. The only method is resetting your phone. Actually i reset my phone 3 times in past 12 months and reseting is not a big problem, you can backup everything in a day.
Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone, I must tell you that I have been using lumia 520 for last 45 days. Phone is quite good in all aspects be it Call Quality, be it UI . Display is super good and touchscreen is awesome. People keep on complaining about apps, but trust me we have all the useful apps in Windows Phone which we need for daily use. Some are even better than Android. So these are the best parts of my review. By this time I am sure, you must have read the Review title atleast 2 times that why I don't recommend windows phone.
So here it goes. lumia has 7.1 GB internal memory in which we can install apps. Mind that, we can install apps only in internal memory not on SD card. out of 7.1 GB, 4 GB is user accessible which is quite enough for installing apps. Assuming that an average app takes up 20 MB of space, we can install 200 apps. Even the most addicted phone users dont need that many apps , so memory is not a problem. But wait. when we see the breakup of the memory, it is divided into 4 sections.
3. Music ,Photos and all
The fourth section 'Others' is inaccessible by users and we cant delete anything in that. When you purchase a new phone , the size is around 50 MB. But as you keep on using it , its size will grow bigger and bigger. It is like the %temp% folder in our computer which keeps some random data. and is of no use to us. I will give an example how this memory gets consumed.
Assume you have 500 MB of memory left in your phone. You install an app of 30 MB. Remaining is 470 MB. But you will get only 465 MB. This extra 5 MB got consumed in Other section. Now you uninstall the app. You should get 495 MB. But you will get only 490 MB. So, there is effectively no change in the contents of phone because you installed and uninstalled an app and net is zero. But what we lost is 10 MB without any reason. This kind of memory consumption will happen every time whatever you do in your phone. SO , right now in my phone , the 'Other' section is consuming as much as 2.6 gb of space without any reason. and you can not delete it. Now if I watch any youtube video or anything which requires phone space, it says that your phone memory is low. And this consumption will keep on increasing. I checked Windows forum and hundreds of people are facing this problem. I will have to reset the phone if I want to delete that Others section. You will lose all data in your phone if you do that.
So guys, initial experience is going to be awesome with windows phone , but trust me , after 50 -60 days , you will find yourself in the same situation as I am in right now.
Rest is your choice.
How can i update my lumia 520 in Windows 8.1?? Its in Windows Black now, hope someone will answer, thanks.
i am planning to buy a new lumia 520.my uses include social netwoking(fb,whatsapp), playing videos, photo editing and playing games.will the lumia 520 be able to satisfy my needs?will the 512mb ram deny me from installing more apps and games.i want to use this as my primary device for next 2 years.so guyz pls help me .reply as soon as possible
thanx in advance
Lumia user, 08 Jun 2014I want to ask a question?
What are the upgradation in wp8.1 in lumia 520.
Means is there fun... moreyes wp8.1 is too much big update after 2 years... ms almost fulfils 95% features n removed limitations in this big update to compete with android..
yes ms prew for dev update available so download it if u want..
now nokia handset division is property of ms...
if u want then install ms prew4dev update which have all wp8.1 features.. or wait for lumia cyan update from nokia..
but real thing is wp8.1 update is really awsome n great...
Reaper7, 08 Jun 2014I guess the problem of being the music laggy is due to your memory card class. I recommend you... moreguys xbox music app is still in beta.. with wp8.1 ms takes quick decision to seperate music, video n games hub from system to fast n continue updates for new features.. so music app team is working hard to bring a good music app.. it is still in its initial stages... so be petiance.. they wl improve it with continues updates.. dnt wrry
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Anonymous, 08 Jun 2014Dude the new Xbox music app itself buggy.... What's the need of class 10 Memory card... The ph... moreThe music being slow is not due to Xbox music app. But its due to memory card speed. The app is buggy but its only used for music initialization and its interface use. The phone doesn't support FullHD videos but it supports Hd videos well which is more than enough reason.!!!
yasin123patel, 07 Jun 2014Oh yes. Even I upgrade it through developer preview program.Give us the link
I recently updated my Nokia Lumia 520 and it has refused to work ever since. Please help me out.
mayurp, 08 Jun 2014Sir when BBM(blackberry messenger) will come for windows phones..i m waiting for it..please re... moreWell as per announce BBM should come this month. Yes Lumia 520, support SD card up to 64 Gb. Don't know about amazon's service. Well now 520 with WP8.1 allows apps and games to install on SD cards , so its a good choice to buy class 10 32 gb card..