The phone packs a modest spec:
Sources: Live Sino, via GSM Arena, via Neowin
quote: is a bit underpowered in terms of memory and processor
quote: It might be underpowered for the Android OS
quote: No it's underpowered PERIOD. It's a low end phone. Even if Windows Phone was a 100% efficient OS, it would still lose to better phones due to hardware alone.
quote: Who cares if you think it's "fine"?
quote: The author simply stated a fact. The Lumia 520's are underpowered. By any objective standard, they are.
quote: When put through the paces, the 520 just cannot keep up. Hell there are some games it can't even RUN due to the memory issue!
quote: Underpowered doesn't mean that you can arbitrarily define the baseline as something faster. The baseline is user expectation.
quote: In this case the phone is low end, and thus expected to have low memory, a small resolution screen, and less processing power than the high end phones.
quote: So if I made a car with 50hp, as long as the user is fine with it and it does what he needs it to do, an automotive journalist would be wrong in using "underpowered" to describe it?
quote: And yes believing that computer hardware can be more than the sum of it's parts is the ultimate sign of bias. When put through the paces, the 520 just cannot keep up. Hell there are some games it can't even RUN due to the memory issue!
quote: There is NO WAY I would try to claim an Android device with those specs isn't underpowered. And you guys say I'm being the fanboi?
quote: You're basically saying the phone isn't underpowered because the UI is smooth and responsive..that's just...that's so flawed at a fundamental level it's not even funny.
quote: 1) You have never used this phone whatsoever
quote: 2) You have some unnatural bias against Windows Phone
quote: 3) You don't understand the definition of "fine"
quote: 99.999999999% of the entire smartphone owning world hasn't either. Your point?
quote: I have a "bias" against people who claim Windows Phone can magically run better on sh*t hardware than Android, yes. It's FUD and it needs to be called out when uttered.
quote: Uhhh the use of "fine" is highly subjective, so in this case I don't believe there IS a definition for the purposes of comparison.
quote: I have a "bias" against people who claim Windows Phone can magically run better on sh*t hardware than Android