1. HyperKid's Avatar
    Hi all.
    So basically I am a 1020 user and I am deciding to upgrade. The 1520 is basically hands down the best WindowsPhone flagship money can buy.
    I love the screen,micro SD support,20 MP and not to forget the HUGE BATTERY LIFE(which is one of the reasons I am going for it).
    My one concern which is really bugging me for some time and I wanted some help,
    Since the 1520 has S800,will having a S805 make a difference? I mean what if you put a 1520 with Snapdragon 800 with a 1520 with Snapdragon 805?
    Sure rumors are GDR2 will enable support for S805 and 2k display but the 2k thing, I don't need it as it is battery killer as I am not interested in it.
    So what will be the difference? Will the future updates of Lumia will require S805 ONLY or will the new features will also work in S800? <----- This is the main question.



    P.S----- Don't tell me to wait. :D
    09-22-2014 01:14 PM
  2. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    I don't think you'll be having a problem with SD800 feature wise for at least the next 2 years. Just like the S4 Pro series are unsupported feature wise, after 2 years since their initial launch :)
  3. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Well if you don't want to wait, you don't have to worry.. as there are no 1520 Lumias with a S805. All 1520s have only one choice; the S800.

    We might see a 1520 successor sometime in the future (a 1525?) with an 805, but as of yet, no device exists...
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    09-22-2014 01:41 PM
  4. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    I don't think you'll be having a problem with SD800 feature wise for at least the next 2 years. Just like the S4 Pro series are unsupported feature wise, after 2 years since their initial launch :)
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    09-22-2014 02:07 PM
  5. HyperKid's Avatar
    Well if you don't want to wait, you don't have to worry.. as there are no 1520 Lumias with a S805. All 1520s have only one choice; the S800.

    We might see a 1520 successor sometime in the future (a 1525?) with an 805, but as of yet, no device exists...
    That's not my point. I know that no Lumia exists with that processor and yeah maybe a future one could, what I am trying to say in a simple way is that is there any difference b/w a S800 and S805 in feature wise?
    09-22-2014 03:19 PM
  6. HyperKid's Avatar
    I don't think you'll be having a problem with SD800 feature wise for at least the next 2 years. Just like the S4 Pro series are unsupported feature wise, after 2 years since their initial launch :)
    Hmm maybe thanks for the suggestion... :D
    09-22-2014 03:20 PM
  7. Blacklac's Avatar
    That's not my point. I know that no Lumia exists with that processor and yeah maybe a future one could, what I am trying to say in a simple way is that is there any difference b/w a S800 and S805 in feature wise?
    It doesn't really matter, right now. The OS or firmware will need to be coded to take advantage of any new features or technology.

    If course a newer processor will have newer features that older processors dont support. This happens every year.

    You wanna be on the bleeding edge of technology? Be prepared to buy $700-800 phones every 6 months. ;)

    Enjoy what you have.
    09-22-2014 03:22 PM
  8. Felix Bank's Avatar
    The only main difference between the 800 & 805 will be 4K capture/playback and efficiency. Then you will have the Adreno 420 so increased graphics performance. Also 50+MP camera processing capabilities.

    https://www.qualcomm.com/products/sn...ors/comparison
    09-22-2014 03:27 PM
  9. HyperKid's Avatar
    It doesn't really matter, right now. The OS or firmware will need to be coded to take advantage of any new features or technology.

    If course a newer processor will have newer features that older processors dont support. This happens every year.

    You wanna be on the bleeding edge of technology? Be prepared to buy $700-800 phones every 6 months. ;)

    Enjoy what you have.
    THe OS might not require new hardware but the LUMIA SPECIFIC might.
    Ex. Quad core S800-- 4k recording, hey Cortana etc which is not possible in Dual core S4.
    In what way S805 is powerful in which S800 ain't?
    That's my question..

    And man,700-800$....pff I ain't buying an iPhone...! Haha
    09-22-2014 03:29 PM
  10. Blacklac's Avatar
    The 1520 was $699 at release, off contract. :)
    09-22-2014 08:38 PM
  11. HyperKid's Avatar
    The 1520 was $699 at release, off contract. :)
    WAS released 699 $
    For me it's now 450 $.... :P
    09-23-2014 03:11 AM
  12. Blacklac's Avatar
    WAS released 699 $
    For me it's now 450 $.... :P
    Yeah, it was $699. Like most new phones. What do you think a new Lumia with an 801/805 will cost, brand new??
    09-23-2014 12:27 PM
  13. AvatarEW's Avatar
    Can you wait until November for your purchase? You may save some tens of dollars due to holiday sale or buy the upgraded (1530?) if you wish.

    I also switched from 1020 (which I still use as a point-and-shoot and backup phone) to 1520.3. Here are the differences I found:

    Battery: longer. An example, on a family trip to Bryant Park and Museum of Natural History on NYC, I used the 1520 with Waze (50 minute trip) and video. By 6PM, still had just over half battery capacity. My sister, brother, and their respective spouses all have iPhone 4/4s that were all dead. My 1020 (strictly pictures and video, no WiFi) was at twenty percent.

    Size: took me approximately a month to adjust. Will need a case as it is slippery. Will need screen protector: 1020 is Gorilla Glass 3, 1520 is Gorilla Glass 2 (more scratch prone).

    Screen: full HD makes all supporting apps amazing. Reading from the web rarely needs reading mode that is often necessary. Also, more legible in sunlight. Must invest time to arrange Live Tiles on screen.

    Speed: Not so noticeable in 8.1, more noticeable in 8. Much faster in camera operations.

    Camera: pictures will appear different (no xenon flash). Digital zoom is shorter of course. Video audio amazing.

    Storage: for me the clincher. No longer need monthly audit for apps/data storage space due to 128GB micro-SDXC card. Do have to check apps for functionality from external storage.

    WiFi: weaker. Will get two or three bars on 1020, while 1520 gets one.

    Cellular: same

    Other: will need SIM adapter if keeping 1020 as backup (nano-to-micro).
    Last edited by AvatarEW; 09-23-2014 at 01:13 PM. Reason: more info
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    09-23-2014 01:08 PM
  14. poststamp's Avatar
    There will be a major speed bump and support for 4k, it won't get warm while processing 4k.
    Here is the difference explained:
    Snapdragon 805 vs 801 vs 800 – Qualcomm’s processors explained - Opinion - Trusted Reviews
    I'm not sure if it will have new features, let's say wake on-cam-image when it sees your face for example.
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    09-23-2014 01:32 PM
  15. HyperKid's Avatar
    Can you wait until November for your purchase? You may save some tens of dollars due to holiday sale or buy the upgraded (1530?) if you wish.

    I also switched from 1020 (which I still use as a point-and-shoot and backup phone) to 1520.3. Here are the differences I found:

    Battery: longer. An example, on a family trip to Bryant Park and Museum of Natural History on NYC, I used the 1520 with Waze (50 minute trip) and video. By 6PM, still had just over half battery capacity. My sister, brother, and their respective spouses all have iPhone 4/4s that were all dead. My 1020 (strictly pictures and video, no WiFi) was at twenty percent.

    Size: took me approximately a month to adjust. Will need a case as it is slippery. Will need screen protector: 1020 is Gorilla Glass 3, 1520 is Gorilla Glass 2 (more scratch prone).

    Screen: full HD makes all supporting apps amazing. Reading from the web rarely needs reading mode that is often necessary. Also, more legible in sunlight. Must invest time to arrange Live Tiles on screen.

    Speed: Not so noticeable in 8.1, more noticeable in 8. Much faster in camera operations.

    Camera: pictures will appear different (no xenon flash). Digital zoom is shorter of course. Video audio amazing.

    Storage: for me the clincher. No longer need monthly audit for apps/data storage space due to 128GB micro-SDXC card. Do have to check apps for functionality from external storage.

    WiFi: weaker. Will get two or three bars on 1020, while 1520 gets one.

    Cellular: same

    Other: will need SIM adapter if keeping 1020 as backup (nano-to-micro).
    Thanks for the suggestion but I heard that there is no flagship in this year and there is no rumor about the 1530 so that ain't happening sooner.
    I have actually no problem in waiting to be honest but the problem is that new flagship might arrive in 2015 and the nearest event to be held by MS is build which is 2nd APRIL. So I will have to wait 7 MORE MONTHS for that. So that's why I am asking.
    09-23-2014 01:33 PM
  16. HyperKid's Avatar
    There will be a major speed bump and support for 4k, it won't get warm while processing 4k.
    Here is the difference explained:
    Snapdragon 805 vs 801 vs 800 – Qualcomm’s processors explained - Opinion - Trusted Reviews
    I'm not sure if it will have new features, let's say wake on-cam-image when it sees your face for example.
    So does the 4k in S800 will get warm?? Anything else new in it??

    One part gets me is the 55 mpx support on S805.
    Will we see it in the future Lumia? Lets hope
    Last edited by HyperKid; 09-23-2014 at 01:51 PM.
    09-23-2014 01:36 PM
  17. poststamp's Avatar
    An s800 will get warm while filming in 4k, sony has that problem in their z 2 and that one has an s801. It can only shoot for 3 to 5 minutes in 4k, then the camera app crashes, at least in the review i have read. I don't know if an update can make it film longer.
    XtiaN710 likes this.
    09-23-2014 05:53 PM

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