1. Braiyd222's Avatar
    I'm in NZ and have been using a Lumia 520 for about a year. The other day I dropped my phone one time too many and the screen shattered. I decided that it was time for me to upgrade to a high-end phone, and am unable to decide between the Lumia 1520, which I could probably get for about $650 (NZD), or the 930 at $750 +.
    Which phone should I get? I'd love to hear all your opinions, thanks.
    Last edited by Braiyd222; 08-14-2014 at 07:46 PM.
    08-14-2014 06:34 PM
  2. Kebero's Avatar
    Is 6" to large?
    08-14-2014 06:54 PM
  3. Braiyd222's Avatar
    I think 6" should be ok, id quite Ike the big screen.
    08-14-2014 06:57 PM
  4. worldspy99's Avatar
    1520, better screen and SD card support. Also the design is much better than the 930. Enjoy!
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    08-14-2014 07:13 PM
  5. Baubausaur's Avatar
    I had the same dilemma between 1520 and 930. (Am using note 2 now and decided to swtich over to window phone for sure)

    The size of the 1520 matters to me. However a phone's battery life is as important to me as well and so far the 930 battery review ain't that good :(

    Dilemma...
    08-14-2014 09:24 PM
  6. cyrilthemilkman's Avatar
    Having exactly the same dilemma. My mother-in-law has the Galaxy note 2, and I love the size of the screen and that is attracting me to the 1520, but also like the 930 aesthetically. There are some apps on android that just run better and look better on the larger screen and wondering if that would be the case on the 1520, but seeing as I'm running the 820 as it is, either phone would be a screen upgrade.
    08-15-2014 08:34 AM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    Having exactly the same dilemma. My mother-in-law has the Galaxy note 2, and I love the size of the screen and that is attracting me to the 1520, but also like the 930 aesthetically. There are some apps on android that just run better and look better on the larger screen and wondering if that would be the case on the 1520, but seeing as I'm running the 820 as it is, either phone would be a screen upgrade.
    Yes, either screen will be an update. If you don't want to spend too much money and are in the USA, go for the 1320 it is now available for about $270 for the RM-995 which is the Latin American variant which gets full LTE on TMO/ATT in the USA.
    08-15-2014 11:50 AM
  8. cyrilthemilkman's Avatar
    Arghhh... forgot about the 1320, don't add more options, not sure I can cope!!! I am in the UK though, so we get right royally ripped off on most things. Money isn't really an issue, as I'll be getting it on a monthly contract so long as it isn't stupid money. Cheers for the help, may have to look into the 1320 now as well, not a phone I know a lot about.
    08-17-2014 03:23 PM
  9. switch side method's Avatar
    Arghhh... forgot about the 1320, don't add more options, not sure I can cope!!! I am in the UK though, so we get right royally ripped off on most things. Money isn't really an issue, as I'll be getting it on a monthly contract so long as it isn't stupid money. Cheers for the help, may have to look into the 1320 now as well, not a phone I know a lot about.
    I am in the UK too. Don't get ripped off with a contract. Do what I did. I went to littlewoods.com and got the 1520 on a buy now pay one year later with no interest to pay. Give it a look mate. I know Woolworths online has the same deal as they are owned by the same company but for some reason there is a hundred pound difference for the same phone lol but you can pick a yellow 1520 if available. Do that mate. Why get into a contract to get a phone. Just pay whatever you want each month and if you complete the payment in 12 months you don't get charged any interest. Doing that now myself
    08-17-2014 07:54 PM
  10. cyrilthemilkman's Avatar
    That's super advice, I could then negotiate a cheaper pay monthly contract with my provider. I've got an unlimited data plan at a really good price so don't want to lose that.
    08-18-2014 06:40 AM
  11. Jaafarj's Avatar
    If I had the option, id go with the 1520. Recently updated my 620 to a 1320 and no screen size looks tempting!!! 6" <3 .. <-- this coming from someone who thought 4.5" or more was ludicrous HAHA
    08-18-2014 06:47 AM
  12. switch side method's Avatar
    That's super advice, I could then negotiate a cheaper pay monthly contract with my provider. I've got an unlimited data plan at a really good price so don't want to lose that.
    What you can do is go on giff gaff. It's not a contract and they have great top up plans. For twelve pounds will get you 250 mins, unlimited net and unlimited texts. Or for the same price get 500 mins, unlimited texts and 1GB of 4G which is great as I use Wi-Fi mostly and when I do use 4G its blazing quick
    08-18-2014 09:06 AM
  13. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Get the 1520. Definitely the better buy, people have reported waaayyy less issues with it and it has great hardware.
    08-19-2014 03:19 PM
  14. amnesiality's Avatar
    Get the 1520. Definitely the better buy, people have reported waaayyy less issues with it and it has great hardware.
    Are you sure? I've seen a LOT of complaints about the 1520. In 15 hours, I'll have to decide which one to pick, 1520 or 930. I'm going crazy.
    08-19-2014 03:52 PM
  15. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Are you sure? I've seen a LOT of complaints about the 1520. In 15 hours, I'll have to decide which one to pick, 1520 or 930. I'm going crazy.
    Dude you can't go wrong either way. But people are reporting more issues on the 930.

    As long as you don't mind the screen size the 1520 is definitely the better buy.

    Enjoy your new smartphone.
    08-19-2014 03:55 PM
  16. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Are you sure? I've seen a LOT of complaints about the 1520. In 15 hours, I'll have to decide which one to pick, 1520 or 930. I'm going crazy.
    Yes, much better. Plus, flaws aside, it's still the better phone with micro SD and ask. I've handled many Lumia 930 and every one has screen issues.
    08-19-2014 03:55 PM

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