After reading at all the good feedback, I am inclined to go for the 520. Even the shops in India have run out of the phone because of the huge demand. I have used Android for the last 2 years and I agree to most of the folks out here that Android is memory hungry and if the budget is limited, one should go for Win.
Hence my choice for 520 as my budget is within 10K INR.
Question is - I have ready about the bloating "Others" folder. Is there a fix anyone has found other than reset?
RK, 06 Jun 2013frnds does nokia lumia 520 support side flip leather cover like S3 or S4 ? Sure itz available in local stores
can any user of lumia 520 tell me about its skype video calling performance?
Ankit, 06 Jun 2013Why you should not buy windows phone. Before I tell you why I don't recommend Windows Phone... moreEnormous post on one issue! Anyways, use shrink storage or storage check apps to get rid of other storage data
porsi, 06 Jun 2013it's a big problm how can i delete other section file it's full of my almost 2 gb memory plz help.Use shrink storage app or Storage check app
it's a big problm how can i delete other section file it's full of my almost 2 gb memory plz help.
Why you should not buy
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
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
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.
AnonD-146799, 06 Jun 2013Yes LINE is also supported.Dear Neerraj,thank you so much for your information. I am pleased to know that Lumia 520 support "LINE". Its price is affordable. It'll be great if it comes with dual sim card (for asian market).
frnds does nokia lumia 520 support side flip leather cover like S3 or S4 ?
nam, 06 Jun 2013dear all, i am planning to buy lumia 520. but the comments of friends on the thread have made ... morehey..i got my cell updated at nokia care and after that it doest heat up at all
moreover heating up is not an issue..my S4 heats up too while i play games
people are just exxagerating things in this forum...520 is perfect !!
dear all, i am planning to buy lumia 520. but the comments of friends on the thread have made me rethink. particularly about l520's getting hot from the rear around the camera lens. is it normal or some problem with the device?
mahmoud, 05 Jun 2013which better lumia 520 or sony xperia miro Miro's production is being stopped. Lumia is much better with powerful dual core processor, 8gb internal memory and 4" display among others.
om, 05 Jun 2013Hopeless os it is. Some basic options which every ordinary phone has, dis phone doesn't have t... moreKindly elaborate and explain before you make any statement. Also bear in mind the differences between feature phones and smartphones.
shyam, 06 Jun 2013Nokia lumia 520 has download resume function?Depends on app.
AnonD-151865, 06 Jun 2013Add an account msg box( google mail) got unpinned from the start and i am not able to pin it t... moreGo to applications menu and press on Gmail. Then you will able to pin to start.
IF you have linked your inboxes, you will see 'Linked Inbox' in applications menu. You can press and pin that to start.
Make sure you have entered the account details in settings.
mahmoud, 05 Jun 2013which better lumia 520 or sony xperia miro Nokia lumia 520 is d bst innovative smartphone and iam using this phone around 2 months and it works very fast and touch is very sensitive go for it