I have just bought the device free from Romania. The phone came with Chinese manual and settings; a reset and reconfigure get me a regular en-US phone (some specific 1-2 apps remained Chinese, but probably will remove them as soon as I will figure out how).
Other than than:
- removal of cover is a little bit tricky, there is a middle gap but don't use that, I used the left corner and gently push the cover and phone in opposite directions; insertion of battery and SIM is easy;
- if you have a regular SIM, you will need to change it to micro-SIM (I did this for free on my local operator Vodafone - others may charge for this, I don't know);
- the operating system is Windows 8, beating by FAR Android on ease of use; you will get text and explication displayed - less animation and more information, which I always prefer being a technical person;
- Wifi, Network, Office, AppStore etc. works like a charm.
Could not find a task manager yet, but I have the phone only about 10 hours. I'll get back with apps when discovered.
Kindly let me know the pros and cons of this phone please. I am planning to buy the Lumia 520 in a few weeks from now.And reading from the many reviews about this phone i am confused. My main usage will be to check and send mails on a regular basis(every 6 hours) and to watch movies. songs during journey times. As i am going to college i will be needing to book tickets using the phone.
rinny, 05 Jun 2013Guys if anybody is really using nokia Lumia 520 plz tell me is der any browser that allows to ... moreI tried with both browser but its not allowed to post pics of fb through browser bcoz of security reasons. There is an app facebook for windows phone which allow posting pics on fb. I hv tried and uploaded many pics. Good luck.
Nokian777, 04 Jun 2013@rinny,hlw dear, m Nokia 603 user so I dont knw much bout da L520 bt I like to solvd othr's p... moreI have tried d desktop version also but d same problem...cant upload pics through IE n UCWEB brwser on L520 :( n no opera mini for L520 :(
Guys if anybody is really using nokia Lumia 520 plz tell me is der any browser that allows to send pics through msgs on facebook?? and allows to upload pics on facebook...
I guess people here post d opinions randomly and most of them aren't the users of this phone!!!!
Nokian777, 04 Jun 2013@rinny,hlw dear, m Nokia 603 user so I dont knw much bout da L520 bt I like to solvd othr's p... morethanks...i hv tried d desktop version also but d browser in L520 i.e, IE doesn support uploadin pics :( n d same case in UCWEB also...n no opera mini...I dunno weather my problem gets solver or nt :(
Nice one.My friend bought this phone last week.i was much impressed with it.and iam also going to buy it .but i prefer L620 than L520
This Is a Awesome Phone.....
I Used All Os's Like Android Ios Blackberry windows mobile all versions....
previous windows mobiles have file manager..... that's Why I loved windows mobile 6.5....
but windows mobile 7x doesn't have file manager So I Am disappointed With this
but live tiles Are awesome and this os is not laggy like android......
my new galaxy S4 is also smooth but its price is over 40k and lumia 520 Is under 10k and performance wise both Are same....
but lumia doesn't support hd games like modern combat etc.
So still I m using galaxy S4
but lumia 520 is best phone under 10k
rpg, 05 Jun 2013How can you send videos using bluetooth? from video hub? When you press hold the video file, y... morebefore sending anyfiles via bluetooth we should activate the bluetooth.Than only we get share via bluetooth option
is video or pic upload is possible via whats app.
i m planning to buy this phone , but some one told me that video/pic uploading/sharing is not possible via whats app.kindly advise.
guys plz help am tryng 2 download bt its tel code error plz hlp icnt snd pic also.
somm, 05 Jun 2013Hi Neeraj, thanks for the reply. 4. Fast Forward in youtube: I check almost all the apps, no... more5. What ur trying to say? Why u need to copy ur video files to phone memory?? Just keep all videos in sd card picturr folder & u can share via bluetooth from sd card. I hv 5 gb videos saved in sd card>picture>saved picture folder. I can share all via bluetooth.
RAKEr, 04 Jun 20135. Cant fast forward videos if watching as buffer from youtube or any other through IE-i can f... morehi RAKEr,
For fastforwarding are you using official microsoft app?
Does it give that facility?
I also tried that, it simply launches IE with m.youtube.com and no i cant perform a fast forward or drag.
Can you give the store link the app you are using?
neeraj.rathore, 04 Jun 20131. Creating playlist. -> Play a song, then go to whichever song you want to add, you will s... moreHi Neeraj,
thanks for the reply.
4. Fast Forward in youtube: I check almost all the apps, none of the apps give this facility. The official MS youtube simply launches the IE with youtube mobile site.
5. Need special folder to share: I would like give you a practical scenario rather than theoretical. I have 6GB of video files. Of course I can't copy all these files to my phone memory(which is only 4.x GB). So If want to share the other files?
I simply can't. I have got to PC -> delete some files from "Pictures" folder-> copy the file to "Pictures" -> share.
I don't think its what a smartphone do. And its not a sync. Its a manual effort. Here you need a filemanager to solve these issues.
A personal request, its not compulsory to reply all the messages. Please don't reply just on your guess or opinion and specially if you don't have faced the problem.
Customer27, 05 Jun 2013Yes you can send videos to other phones, You can also send songsHow can you send videos using bluetooth? from video hub? When you press hold the video file, you can see only two option: pin to start and delete!
update means are u talking about firmware update?
can we do the update ourselves or should we have to update from nokia care.
If i check for updates from my phone it says that there are no updates