What is the benefit of Amber update? Will it prolong battery life?
I'm supposed to buy a Lumia phone but after a hands-on testing of the phone I found out the following (very important) issues:
1. You cannot transfer files (e.g. PDF) via bluetooth [they are trying so much to be selfish like the iOS].
2. You cannot play FLV or MKV (application with such codecs requires payment).
3. No file manager, I mean, even symbian OS have this.
In terms of being fluid, WP8 is better than Android phones. There are almost no lag time probably because of the low res screen, simple and clean UI. But when it comes to functionality and getting the job done, WP8 lags far behind (not just) android but from Nokia's predecessor OS, Symbian.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2013Other storage problem is fixed but to clean it u have to reset ur phone,after reset other stor... moreYou mean hard Reset?? No thanks. You have 4.1GB free space that means you are not yet installed any heavy apps or games but still Other storage is around 300 MB. So i don't wanna loose my data just for an Experiment with out any guarantee for success. Hard reset option is there from the beginning but its not a real solution. No one wants to loose all the data and apps
AnonD-162319, 02 Oct 2013Updated my 520 to Amber via WiFi, Download size 160 MB, took around 22 minutes ( Downloading u... moreOther storage problem is fixed but to clean it u have to reset ur phone,after reset other storage will be around 300mb.I do it and now i have 4.1gb free storage memory,and other memory wont increase anymore,now its stays around 300-370mb
Updated my 520 to Amber via WiFi, Download size 160 MB, took around 22 minutes ( Downloading update + preparing for installation + installation),
Got Flip to Silence, call + sms blocker, Data sense , Lumia color profile, radio
installed Nokia smart cam
installed Nokia pro cam by proxy method
there is a new option in picture hub settings to set the default camara application.
camara autofocus problem solved
but now getting blue tint in close up shots, specially with green subjects
no fixes for Other storage and temporary files remains the same. In my phone other storage is now 1.9 GB , temporary files is about 177 MB. Any notable increase in battery life. No improvement in Internet Explorer and Notifications, and i feel touch sensitivity is slightly decreased after update, application hangs occurs same like before, specially with UC, WhatsApp shows same error message. Nokia pro cam not working correctly in 520 it freezing sometimes but picture quality is far better than default camara app and Nokia smart cam picture quality is not that good and its preview is lagging.
conclusion: nothing to get excited.
harry, 01 Oct 2013Plz bro help me how can i update my phone to amber through 3g planYou needs to WI-FIconnection ....
Hello friends, I bought a lumia 520 and copied some softwares downloaded from internet from pc to phone but I don't know where they are? can any one tell me where I will get them? Please help if anyone knows about the problem
hello friends ' please can Any one tell me which App is for benchmark for windows phone 8 ! I owned lumia 520 !
i am from chennai
today i updated my lumia 520 to amber through wifi(ota)
amber update file size is about 230mb
flip to silence works
data sense works
fm radio works
battery performance slightly improved
phone excess rise in temperature on 3g network solved
thanks to nokia
ronnny, 02 Oct 2013Please tell any budy about Music quality in headphone how it effects like sony or howSound quality is good but Stock headphone is poor. And no music enhancement settings, not even music equaliser.
Nice is value for money....
nice camera in day bt lacks d same thing at night
scratch proof glass is jst awesome
nice games graphics wid XBOX gaming
free limited subscription wid nokia music
large internal memory
great music experience
great camera apps
eud Lumia amber FM is available
not user friendly
volume button sometimes sucks
a little slow
store is inadequate...
well im very happy wid d phone....��
Prince, 02 Oct 2013Lumia 520 has Ips display & dual core better then xperia mXperia M specifications are equivalent to Lumia 620.
I have had a 520 for 2 months and the windows has crashed on it already cost //:-) £15 to get sorted nokia fine windows c:##p