1. gally06's Avatar
    Hey guys, pretty new in here with the community but follow the news daily.

    Basically I am sure my upgrade in a few weeks and would really like to stick with windows phone, however I am really struggling with which device to go for.

    I currently have the Lumia 920 which I have really enjoyed, apart for waiting for the updates which we ask have to do (I think).

    I believe the 930 is the next step up from the phone I have, which a friend has got and looks good as well and has the added bonus of already having Cortana, which I am dying to get my hands on.

    Anyway sorry for all the talk, I basically want peoples opinion on which device is really good on windows and why?

    Memory is a factor for me I would also like to have an SD card slot for extra memory but no high end devices seem to have this from my little research done, so can't make this a must. One thing that is a must I don't want to be missing out on any mod cons such as Cortana our any other features that make windows great.

    Thanks for any comments and advise in advance 😃
    01-04-2015 06:06 PM
  2. Ed Boland's Avatar
    If you want the best "future proof" flagship Windows phone available on the market right now, look no further than the 1520 if you don't mind the size. (it's the 6" phablet) The 1520 has the same exact specs as the 930 (same SnapDragon 800 processor, 2GB ram, same 20MP Pureview camera) but also has Glance screen AND an SD card slot! The 6" 1080p IPS LCD display is simply gorgeous.. Also, the 1520 will receive all of the benefits from the upcoming Denim firmware, as well as Windows 10.

    Dont let the size of the 1520 scare you away. You get used to it real quick! It fits fine in my jeans back pocket just like any other phone would, and after using the 1520, you'll wonder how you got by using such small devices lol

    The 1520 is just an amazing device. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new flagship Windows phone.
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    01-04-2015 07:44 PM
  3. rollindice's Avatar
    Either 930 or 1520,I selling my 1020 to buy 930
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    01-04-2015 08:01 PM
  4. jfdavis17's Avatar
    I think right now the HTC m8 is the best device out there, I have it and a 1520. Now will the HTC keep the phone upgraded, well time will tell that story. But right now if you want the highest end device, I would say it is the M8.
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    01-04-2015 08:29 PM
  5. Ed Boland's Avatar
    I think right now the HTC m8 is the best device out there, I have it and a 1520. Now will the HTC keep the phone upgraded, well time will tell that story. But right now if you want the highest end device, I would say it is the M8.
    While the HTC does have the slightly newer SD801, the difference is negligible. The 1520/930 have much much better cameras. And only the Lumia phones are going to benefit from the Denim firmware features such as "Hey Cortana" and all the Lumia camera (4K) enhancements. Not to mention all the Lumia specific apps and support. Only the 1520/930 are future proof and guaranteed to get Windows 10. HTC's poor track record of updating their devices leaves the One M8 on the sidelines of the recommendation game IMHO.
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    01-04-2015 10:46 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I'm biased. I own a 1520.3.

    I did a lot of research to find the best Windows Phone for me. I own a 1520.3.


    Your needs might be different.

    A 6" screen might be too big (that's mostly a fallacy - you CAN get used to it and adjust). So then a 930 or an HTC One will work.

    You may not care about Glance. So then a 930 or an HTC One will work.

    You may not want an SD card Slot. So then a 930 will work.

    You may not want to capture 16:9 images in 16MP DNG (RAW) format for lossless editing post shot. So then an HTC One will work.

    You may not need stupendous battery life that tops most anything else out there. So then a 930 or an HTC One will work.

    You may not think 367 pixels per inch is enough screen resolution (even though it is 1080p - I feel going much above 350 ppi is a waste that goes largely unnoticed for all but the most graphically intensive tasks and actually sucks battery needlessly to light up simple tasks). So then a 930 or an HTC One are required.

    You may want a phone that is not unlocked and is incapable of moving from Carrier to Carrier. So then an HTC One will work.

    You may be in North America (like I am) and want an unlocked phone, but not care that it isn't compatible with North American LTE. So then a 930 will work.


    I chose not to compromise in any area. I own a 1520.3
    Ed Boland likes this.
    01-05-2015 12:12 AM
  7. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Personally I wouldn't buy any new phone right now regardless of what OS is running on it.

    You want the latest and greatest... Wait a couple more months and then see what has come out. Then decide.

    If you just have to buy something new right now your choices are limited to last year's models.

    Most will depend on your needs and budget.

    BTW... "Best" means different things to different people and most people here all have their favorite phone.
    01-05-2015 07:59 AM
  8. gally06's Avatar
    I'm biased. I own a 1520.3.

    I did a lot of research to find the best Windows Phone for me. I own a 1520.3.


    Your needs might be different.

    A 6" screen might be too big (that's mostly a fallacy - you CAN get used to it and adjust). So then a 930 or an HTC One will work.

    You may not care about Glance. So then a 930 or an HTC One will work.

    You may not want an SD card Slot. So then a 930 will work.

    You may not want to capture 16:9 images in 16MP DNG (RAW) format for lossless editing post shot. So then an HTC One will work.

    You may not need stupendous battery life that tops most anything else out there. So then a 930 or an HTC One will work.

    You may not think 367 pixels per inch is enough screen resolution (even though it is 1080p - I feel going much above 350 ppi is a waste that goes largely unnoticed for all but the most graphically intensive tasks and actually sucks battery needlessly to light up simple tasks). So then a 930 or an HTC One are required.

    You may want a phone that is not unlocked and is incapable of moving from Carrier to Carrier. So then an HTC One will work.

    You may be in North America (like I am) and want an unlocked phone, but not care that it isn't compatible with North American LTE. So then a 930 will work.


    I chose not to compromise in any area. I own a 1520.3
    Very well sold, are you ok commission LOL, I week now certainly look at this phone, thanks
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-05-2015 06:50 PM

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