- 10-11-2013, 03:07 PM #1
Hello guys i made a new thread because obviously i refer for another phone lol.Well it said a locked my choice to 820,but lately i found out about the 520 ( i knew about it before tho) and lately i seen that its specs are good too,as i know the WP8 is a lighter os so it can run it with worse cpu compared to android.Even the 1020 which is the top model that got released lately have the same cpu with 820/920 (1.5ghz dual core) so i thought... The 520,which its size it's pretty good for me (my current phone is 3.7 inches and i no feel i want bigger screen) and it's really cheap,only 180 euro here...So i think i decided maybe i should go with 520,i seen videos in youtube that can run games like NFS with amazing graphics and no lag!
Of course 820 is better but idk i need to make up my mind because for me,it's kinda expensive...I'm confused,should i save up a little more for the 820 or get the 520?
- 10-11-2013, 03:22 PM #2
- 10-11-2013, 03:30 PM #3
Well most likely i won't need any app with 1GB requirment,i got an android tablet too,so i actually use my phone for gaming in very desperate situations :P. Well also i noticed there is no flash,but i used phone before without flash,and if you just set it to night mode there is not actually any problem at ll. Also i noticed it uses BL-5J battery,this battery is mainly used to top symbian models of nokia,lol no wonder how it's actually enough to run on lumia :P. But one question,can i use the GBA emulator on the 520,i got gba emulator on android and god i love it.
EDIT: Isn't it possible to actually install apps on the MicroSD card too?
- 10-13-2013, 12:00 PM #6
- 10-13-2013, 12:07 PM #7
Hmm lag for me is when your mobile crashes on some really basic stuff like skype or fb,i don't mind of waiting time if it takes under 10sec :P
And i don't really care about NFC,the NFC charger dock may cost more than the phone itself lol,and that's why we have cables! but what is the FFC? And i won't use any high end apps,i promise :P
10-13-2013, 12:16 PM #8
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I upgraded from a 620 to a 920. So same difference as from 520 to 820. There was no more lag in the 620, things were just not as snappy but the difference is very small. 620 is fluid, 920 is fast. Not a big deal in everyday use imo. I'd consider the 620 instead of 520: much more vibrant screen, more solid build, maps for the entire world, FFC, better camera, glance, for a few bucks more. Only smaller screen and no FM radio.
- 10-14-2013, 10:11 AM #12
- 10-14-2013, 11:13 AM #13
Well i made up my mind (yaaay),this christmas imma buy myself a 520,it seems an affortable WP8 phone with a nice screen and decent specs and camera.The reason i don't want to buy the 620 is that i want FM radio and the screen is small for me,and the rest WP8 phones are not so affortable for me.Also i need to get a cheap phone to get familiar with this new OS,which i don't really know how it works,and if it impress me (i hope it will)i might get a better WP8 phone later...So thanks guys for helping me choosing an new phone because,even though android is really cool os,it does need a big pocket to buy a decent one.So once i get it,(hope soon),imma tell my opinion about the phone itself and the WP8. Have a night evening/night/morning everyone.
Here is side to side pic of 620 vs 520,i have to say that imo 520 have better design,i love those sharp curves...
- 10-14-2013, 11:44 PM #17
Well i doubt that it will be available here. I searched through all shops here and only have the following lumia models : 520,620,820,920,925 They are not many choices for WP8 Lumia.
And ordering it from ebay or amazon might have an overpriced shipping. Also i noticed that the lumia 520 uses MicroSim,and my current sim is the mini,is it possible to cut it somehow? It's a PayAsYouGo card and i think they can't make a new one.
- 10-15-2013, 11:56 AM #20
I have a 520 running the gdr3 dev preview and this affordable wp8 device runs even quicker than ever on gdr3 I can't wait for the official release and bittersweet shimmer
I still don't get why there is a 1 gig limit on some apps and games though I've played many of the same games on androids with 512mb of ram. I believe this is more of a we want you to upgrade after the 520 to a higher end WP
- 10-15-2013, 12:51 PM #21
Yeah true,Also 520 is low end,but if you think clearly,you can actually see that actually it aint low end,the 1020 which is the released top model lumia have just 1.5ghz dual core and 2GB of ram. Ok,the ram have a big difference,but what about the cpu,it aint much difference,also it seems like that the WP8 is lighter os than android,so it requirers less powerful hardware,so it cost less and it might waste less battery too! Android phones are mess,there are phones with single core 800mhz - quad core 2ghz.So i think there many android phones but most of them are not so fast.i can clearly tell that you can't get a bettter smartphone than lumia 520 in the price of 100$,usually android phones with that price have android 2.3,single core and other low end stuff,i got an android phone which is slightly cheaper than the the 520 and it's 2 years old,it's really slow,all i can say that it worth on that phone is the gps and the Camera. So conclusion with the WP8 is,it's an amazing os that doesn't requires really powerful hardware but people get away of it,because the app dev is poor and it's not so well known like the other smartphone os'. I think WP8 one day,maybe not too far in the future,will actually take over the smartphone lead. I'm a big android fan boy but i tell my opinion about it,even though i don't have a lumia yet. Sorry for huge text,couldn't express my self with different way.
- 10-18-2013, 06:04 PM #22
- 10-19-2013, 01:05 PM #25
I wouldn't say there is any lag at all. Sure the 520 is a low end windows device but if it was android it is a mid range device.
The snapdragon s4 pro with adreno 305 is fast especially for the lightweight windows phone 8.
If there are issues they are usually with third party apps and poor coding.
On the OS level the 520 is fast from what I hear its just as fast as as the higher end windows phones with only 512mb ram and like 500mhz processor speed which is not a lot a lot at all.
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