Below, we’ve shared best Windows phone apps which will make your Lumia 520, 525, 535, 1020 phones incredibly powerful. You should install these apps to keep yourself social, entertained and thrilled. We’ve not included MS Office in the list as it comes pre-installed in all Lumia smartphones.

Best Windows phone apps



GMaps is a top navigation app that will guide you to your destination in any city or town. It has maps from over 190 countries. Unlike Nokia’s here maps, this app doesn’t store your data on the SD card or the ROM storage of your phone.

The Gmaps app gives accurate details on nearby stations, local shopping malls, hospitals and other important places nearby you or any other location of your choice. Gmaps supports night mode. It lets you find the fastest route to the contact’s premise.

gMaps is compatible with Lumia 520, 1020, 525, 535, as well as 630 phones. You can run it on tablets running on Windows 8, 10 or 8.1 OS too.

Download gMaps



Skype is a free app that allows Lumia phone users to make free WiFi or 3G video and voice calls. It can be used to send free text messages to friends and relatives as well.

Skype enables users to send files having size up to 300 MB to another user. It features several emojis through which you can express your feelings while chatting.

The app lets you send free text messages in over 51 languages. Due to its immense popularity in the Windows community, Skype is a must-have app for Lumia 1020, 535, 520, 625, 525, and 630 phones.

Download Skype



Owned by Facebook Inc, WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging app ever. Whatsapp allows its user to send free voice or text messages, share pictures and engage in the group chat with friends.

Like Skype, you can make free video calls to other users with WhatsApp. This app allows users to modify privacy settings as per their requirements. This app lets you post status updates. You can configure it to show your status or DP only to your contacts.

The WhatsApp messenger allows you to block numbers. It enables you to backup your messages and media files to Google Drive for free.

Download WhatsApp



Instagram is a photo sharing site/app with great features. It enables you to follow other users and like the publicly shared photos or comment on pictures you find interesting.

Instagram has a special feature called stories through which you can create a short video from photos. The app has several filters for beautifying pictures. It also allows you to apply effects to photos.

Instagram is a great alternative to Snapchat, an app which hasn’t been launched on the Windows Phone platform yet.

Download Instagram



AccuWeather is free Weather app that gives you detail on the climate conditions of any city, town, etc. The details provided by this application are accurate. AccuWeather can display hourly, ten days or Daily Weather forecasts.

The app alerts you when the weather condition in the place you’re traveling to is bad. It can highlight the areas where there would be rainfall, snowfall, etc on a map. The maps in this service are provided by Microsoft Bing.

Download AccuWeather

UCBrowser HD

UCBrowser HD

Instead of downloading separate apps for Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr, you can install UCBrowser browser app. This app enables you to browse the internet at blazing fast speeds. It comes with an inbuilt QR scanner that can read the QR codes displayed on websites.

UCBrowser has an inbuilt download manager. It has a Speed Dial utility through which you can bookmark your favorite websites. It allows you to switch search engines. The app lets you clean junk files created by it with a single click.

UCBrowser supports private browsing. It enables you to sync bookmarks and preload websites.

Download UCBrowser



TrueCaller is a free Windows Phone app that gives you accurate details of any phone number. It will also make you aware of fake callers and telemarketing numbers. TrueCaller has a huge list of numbers owned by companies and marketing agencies. When your phone receives a call from this number, Truecaller will block it automatically.

TrueCaller lets you see the picture of the caller. If someone you know is bothering you with blank calls, you can recognize him/her with this application.

Download TrueCaller

We’ve seen enough apps now let’s have a look at the best games for Lumia 520, 525, 630, 535, and 1020 phones. Here’s the list:

Candy Crush

Candy Crush

In this game, you’ll have to blast candies. Once you begin to do so, the game will reward you with some points. Candy Crush for Windows Phone has many levels. It will take several months for you to complete this game.

Download Candy Crush

Subway Surfer

Subway Surfers

SS is a must have game for Windows phones. Subway Surfer is a free endless running game that features many cute characters. To unlock a character, you’ll have to complete some objectives. SS is a highly addictive game. You’ve to survive and collect as many gold coins as you can.

Download Subway Surfers

Angry Birds

Angry Birds

The most popular bird game is available for Windows phones too. Install it on your device and play the role of pigs or angry birds.

Download Angry Birds

Asphalt 8: Airborne

Asphalt 8

If you love super fast sports cars, then you should this fantastic car racing game on your Windows 8 or 8.1 phone OS powered device. Asphalt 8 comes with detailed vehicles, stunning special effects, and nice background music. This game can be played in multi-player mode wherein you get a chance to compete with eight other Asphalt fans online.

Download Asphalt 8

Dungeon Hunter 5

Dungeon Hunter 5

DH5 is one of the best RPG games for Lumia 520 and other phones in the same series. In DH5, you can choose one of 4 powerful characters to begin the action. DH5 is a free app, and it requires 900+ megabytes of storage space.

Download Dungeon Hunter 5

Jetpack Joyride

JetPack Joyride

In this game, you’ll get a chance to control several cool and powerful jetpacks, and you’ll be assigned simple as well as complex tasks to accomplish.

Download Jetpack Joyride

To install more top apps on your Lumia 520, 525 or 535 phone, visit the Windows App Store.


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