Phone is good for beginners and has a good user interface. There are sufficient Apps for normal use. Good part stop there.
Hardware is delicate. Build is poor. It cannot survive a fall even from your hand. Screen breaks easily and is expensive to repair.
Nokia service needs at least 10 days to repair the phone. Another big negative.
Phone Backup is only onto sky drive. There is facility for local backup. So if you loose your phone or damage your phone, you are stuck with no contacts and no old messages unless you buy another windows phone.
You have to use third party apps which are not very good at backups.
How I miss Nokia phones of olden days...
AnonD-100814, 27 Sep 2013If smart cam works then its definetly amber.. Dont reset. U get 1-fm radio(under music+video... moreSmart cam works. But the firmware is same as before 1030.xxxx. No fm radio,flip to silence,data sense,call&sms block.
AnonD-164729, 27 Sep 2013I updated my Lumia 520 day before yesterday,but there I didnt notice any change in firmware or... moreLumia Amber should 3046.0000.1329.20xx. Check it on your about phone, inside Settings.
AnonD-190265, 27 Sep 2013I am from India... I am trying to update my Lumia 520 using Nokia Software Updater for Retail.... moreMaybe Nokia Software Update Retail doesn't support for India. I am from Indonesia, use Nokia Software Update Retail too (from http://jkorondy.com/NokiaLumia920/No...tail_3.0.8.exe), it can do it, my phone is running in Lumia Amber. The firmware should show 3046.0000.1329.20xx. It is Lumia Amber.
Gr8, 26 Sep 2013Whats the new feature added in amber? Any lags? Any disadvantage with amber? Plz plz reply me ... moreNew features:
+ Data Sense
+ Radio (inside Music+video)
+ Flip to silence (inside audio)
+ Nokia Smart Cam app preinstalled
No lag, but if i use microSD no class, little bit lag. And one disadvantage, the screen color becomes too contrast (too bright).
I am from India... I am trying to update my Lumia 520 using Nokia Software Updater for Retail.. but it is not showing Amber Update version... it is showing the version which i currently have 1030.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx... Somebody please help me...
Anonymous, 26 Sep 2013is nokia lumia 520 still rebooting itself after amber update..pls tell . bcs wanna buy this ph... morePerformance is increased. Not sure for rebooting. After my phone in Lumia Amber with teal theme in default after finish installing Lumia Amber, no restart by itself again, I use microSD V-Gen no class, but if I reset my phone, it back like for the first time I bought (cobalt theme default), it restarted itself.
AnonD-164729, 27 Sep 2013I updated my Lumia 520 day before yesterday,but there I didnt notice any change in firmware or... moreDude gdr2(amber),gdr3(bittersteet shimer) are very small n minor updates. Dont expect much things n major os changes in it.
Wp8.1 blue is big n major n big update.. U expect lot of os changelog with wp8.1 blue
AnonD-164729, 27 Sep 2013I updated my Lumia 520 day before yesterday,but there I didnt notice any change in firmware or... moreIf smart cam works then its definetly amber.. Dont reset.
1-fm radio(under music+video hub)
4-flip to silence(update audio)
5-call+sms block(update extras+info)
6-os bug fixing
AnonD-164729, 27 Sep 2013How can I backup my apps and how it is restore after reseting my phone.After you have updated to Lumia Amber, you still would like to use the same settings and apps today you have, go to Settings, look at backup, go in it, tap app list+settings, make sure, backup on and tap backup now. After you reset your phone, it will ask you to backup setting, choose it. All your apps will be downloaded and your setting will be back.
Note: Recommended use wifi, cause it will download all your apps that have been installed.
I updated my Lumia 520 day before yesterday,but there I didnt notice any change in firmware or other features. I thought it was not the amber update. Yesterday I download nokia smart cam and it works fine. Is it supposed to work only in the amber update? I am confused. What should I do? Does resetting the phn will help?
jipzeal, 26 Sep 2013it is not amber..try again , the update for L520 in india is available same here nothings happen...
AnonD-158242, 26 Sep 2013Sounds its the trouble with the sd card..go for a new sd card ..save few bugs in the next sala... moreThank you for your reply.
SD card class 10 here is expensive. If I have more budget next time, I would better choose Android. What I have today, I should use it, Lumia 520 and my SD card (no class).
jaze, 26 Sep 2013Thanks bro..if songs downloaded via uc browser.are they shown in music player If I download v... moreYes, they will be shown on Music+video, I had tried myself. For YouTube Downloader I am not sure. I am very seldom use YouTube Downloader. If I use UC Browser, download video 3gp, I export to Music+video in menu downloaded of UC Browser, it will be shown on Music+video (if I am not mistaken).