Wow this phone is super smooth from the youtube videos. No other phone in this class can compete with this in look and performance.
Im very proud of this 520, i can see a lots of nexus and iphone in these theads, well its just proves that this is a good phone :) and oh, what a price ,its sooo cheap providing the specs and its NOKIA and MICROSOFT
TheAgent, 17 Apr 2013OR...the drivers these companies made to work with hardware were different, or other component... moreThese companies of the Nexus 4 and the Optimus G are just one company, namely LG. It helps to know the background of these devices, before throwing in random 'options'.
Iskander, 17 Apr 2013One thing those benchmarks show, is how crappy they actually are, giving erratic results. Expl... moreOR...the drivers these companies made to work with hardware were different, or other components like memory or boards are different.
aniket, 17 Apr 2013It's all about optimising your software with hardware.... U may wonder how iPhone 5 with only ... moreApple's own dual-core != generic dual-core. Apple adds it's own optimisations to the SoC, which increase performance. Above that, you're dodging the bullet of Optimus G vs Nexus 4 results. Optimus G does not come with all sorts of speed-optimisations over the Nexus 4, results however, are day and night difference, where they should not. Feel free to find a better excuse for that, other than the one I handed already.
i dunno what problem do people have in this forum, i guess mental frustration, sick minds or just plain dumb@@@es.... Some people just make me laugh lyk a total insane guy vid all gheir stupidity, n x, y etc guy( whatever) is comparing this cheap winmo with middle range androids......dude u really need a antidepressent, cos when ever there is smthng gud frm nokia, sony or htc i can see sammy fans, ifans trying to downsize tniese companies. When u ask the same q woth their flagship they will say who needs it, its a smartphn....smartphn my @@s ......last few days sony, htc and now nokia is makin rippples felt everywhere i luv these companies for their innovation and verstality specially nokia. And even lg is nt bad vith smthn new and improved....... What if this phn carried 512 mb ram....i bet under 15k nt even a single cmpany like htc, sony, sammy, lg will give u dualcore vid more then 512mb ram...if u really wanna compare then compare this phone with ur so called galaxy y, ace etc within its price range.....i tnink its a win wi situation for windows starter like me. Who dunno wanna shell out too much in first go untill unless the product is super awesum.....nokia and gsmarena good job done by both f u, for the unbiased review and product.....i dont care what tom d@ck or harry says about this phone, if i plan to to buy then yes i will buy it
withoit any secnd thought......
Can anyone plz tell me how to use d equalizer in L520 as shown in d review?!! I installed d "audio" app from Windowsmobile site, bt still d equalizer won't show under Audio (advanced)setting.
Iskander, 17 Apr 2013One thing those benchmarks show, is how crappy they actually are, giving erratic results. Expl... moreIt's all about optimising your software with hardware.... U may wonder how iPhone 5 with only dual core performs so better than dual core android then again answer is apple optimises their software same with windows phone. But it's not possible wit. Android coz android is not made for a specific hardware so very little optimization plus it runs on vvirtual java machinery which itself requires a lot of power that's why even quad core android lags....
sagar, 17 Apr 2013It has worst sunlight visibility check it out you can't use it under sunlight They can't provide everything in a single cheap package dude.. It's screen is quite good with very good viewing angles indoor and since screen has a reflective coating it's sunlight legibility is low but u can minimise it a bit by putting anti reflective screen guards available in market for 300 rs...
X, 17 Apr 2013He he, Unlimited Nokia music subscription! Good one:). I'll give you an example as soon you sh... moreFace time!!!!! Dude are you delirious??? Face time is a feature of ios which doesn't even run on 3gs which incidentally was double the price of 520 when it was discontinued.... Facetime is just a fancy name for video calling that too just over wifi that too just b/w ios users, useless crap ......
Regarding the link these two smartphones were more than double the price of lumia when they were discontinued.....
Seems like u know nothing about smartphones and their changing trends and came here just for trolling.....
Now speaking about ACTUAL features of a smartphone unlimited music subscription is a very useful one... U can save 30-40 bucks every month... My friend with iPhone shells out around 1buck for every song... Lol.... And 520 is a dedicated sat nav which in market costs around 300to 400 bucks with yearly navigation fees...... Nokia is giving these two amazing services free of cost which themselves is more than the cost of phone itself.......
Again think with whatever little brain u have before u say something
aniket, 17 Apr 2013Rofl....... Lumia 520 beats nexus 4 and s3 in sunshine and browser mark...... What a shame....... moreOne thing those benchmarks show, is how crappy they actually are, giving erratic results. Explain how the difference between Nexus 4 and Optimus G can be so huge, while they actually use exactly the same hardware and the Optimus G has a close to stock Android ROM. There is no logical explanation possible, other than that the benchmarks can do weird stuff without it being clear why.
You can't go wrong with this. I'm sorry, but Android has had it's day. It's multi layered and bloated, compared to WP8.
WP8 is looking more and more attractive, and this is just an entry level device. If they can market it to many countries, then Nokia will erode Android from the low end market and creep to the top.
the price of Lumia 520 in the Philippines is only Php 7,580.
What a great price and simply affordable.
aniket, 17 Apr 2013Can you give me an example of any android from a reputed company with dual core krait better t... moreHe he, Unlimited Nokia music subscription! Good one:). I'll give you an example as soon you show me a Nokia phone capable of running Facetime. LOL!
And about affordable, known brand Android phones, I think you can find some. Maybe like those:
Rofl....... Lumia 520 beats nexus 4 and s3 in sunshine and browser mark...... What a shame.... Imagine what wp8 will do with quad core... It will be total annihilation of android as far as benchmarks go.
X, 17 Apr 2013I don't think "entry level" smartphones make much sense. If people are too poor to b... moreCan you give me an example of any android from a reputed company with dual core krait better than 512mb ram, 5mp cam, 64gb expandable memory and silky smooth performance, plus free navigation and unlimited Nokia music subscription for 180 bucks..... Just give me one phone.... And you are telling that it will be obsolete in 1yr dude budget android are outdated at the time if release only....
Think before u make a senseless comment.... It just shows your narrow mentality that u just wanna bash Nokia uselessly.
Lumpia, 17 Apr 2013From what I hear is, all WP8 phones will be supported up to the next WP9. Meaning these phones... moreFrom what I heard, WP9 will be an "unified" OS for phones and tablets, that will run both apps for WinRT and WP8. In order to do that, it will need for sure to have at least 1GB of RAM available(for the RT apps). I don't trust MS promises, see what happened with Skype, and how soon (and well) they provided the WP7.8 update.
Ramcoz, 17 Apr 2013First of all, did you read the review of lumia 520?
I fear you didn't.
Here is what GSM... moreHow the author knows that? Did he tried them all? For example this:
X, 17 Apr 2013Galaxy Y and Gio were released in 2011(January for Gio). Now we are in 2013.
Now you have th... moreFirst of all, did you read the review of lumia 520?
I fear you didn't.
Here is what GSMArena said
"In this price range, you can't get a perfectly smooth Android smartphone, so the light-on-the-hardware Windows Phone 8 is really made to count."