09-17-2018 05:28 AM
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  1. Inaam Ashraf's Avatar
    I'm looking for an android in similar physical dimensions as the Lumia 1520. 6 inch or large that is wide (as opposed to the slim narrow trend).
    I like a stand-out Phone. My red 1520 constantly gets noticed on its physical beauty, body material, rectangle/sharp Edge look without a case. Any suggestions ?
    Sony launched 'Sony Xperia XA2 Plus' yesterday!

    In terms of looks, it is the closest match from my perpective:

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    07-12-2018 06:15 AM
  2. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    I'm looking for an android in similar physical dimensions as the Lumia 1520. 6 inch or large that is wide (as opposed to the slim narrow trend).
    I like a stand-out Phone. My red 1520 constantly gets noticed on its physical beauty, body material, rectangle/sharp Edge look without a case. Any suggestions ?
    I also still sport a lumia 1520. I still like the camera and the huge screen and wireless charging. The large screen is joy te read.
    For me the 950XL has been a pleasant follow-up, but I still enjoy daily reading from the 6inch 1520. The camera is still great too.

    I agree the bloatware is a concerning issue, something I have never had to worry about on a windows phone device. I don't want an need the wary hastle of constantly having to think about saftey and secruity and just be able to enjoy the device and hardware. But it's hard to let go of the OS and live tiles. Even after tring andriod and iPhone iOS I still prefer the live tiles. Get in, get out done. pin live tiles, awesome. A pity microsoft let this go. They can do so much more with this.

    I currently find myself focussed on focussing more on devices that continue to support wireless charging and better camera's. The P20 pro strikes a cord with me because it feels like the spiritual successor of the 1020, only wishing it had windows 10 mobile. Microsoft could still do good by simply investing a stake in Launcher 10 e.a. perhaps integrating it with microsoft laucher for android. I think that would make a great case to close the whole windows phone debacle.
    07-12-2018 06:39 AM
  3. jonahtrav's Avatar
    I would take a look at the Huawei Mate 10, you'll need to order one off Amazon ... not the pro 10... If you can get over the android skin it has on it ...I think you would be pleased with it .
    07-12-2018 09:18 AM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Again if you are into Xperia/Android and willing to flip a house payment into one the XZ2 Premium might fit the mold....
    I don't know what ZIP code they're in but a house payment in Miami doesn't go below 2k per month. And that's for a 3/1 or a smallish 3/2 in a questionable 'hood. For the first time in my lifetime it's substantially cheaper to own than rent. Cray-cray!!
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    07-12-2018 11:46 AM
  5. nate0's Avatar
    I don't know what ZIP code they're in but a house payment in Miami doesn't go below 2k per month. And that's for a 3/1 or a smallish 3/2 in a questionable 'hood. For the first time in my lifetime it's substantially cheaper to own than rent. Cray-cray!!
    True. In most places 1k is probably not even close. I should have used a better example... It would be nice if there were economic uniformity in the US at least for housing but then it would be a reality.
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    07-12-2018 01:29 PM
  6. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    XZ2 Premium looks great and I would already be making plans to get it if it was 6 inches. Same with the XA2 Plus. I went from the 1520 to the 950XL and then the Note 8.as much as I'm dying to get away from all of Samsung crap and have a 16:9 ratio, I won't spend a grand on it unless it's 6 inches at this point. They were sooo close to having a new customer too. Ugh!
    07-12-2018 04:52 PM
  7. nate0's Avatar
    XZ2 Premium looks great and I would already be making plans to get it if it was 6 inches. Same with the XA2 Plus. I went from the 1520 to the 950XL and then the Note 8.as much as I'm dying to get away from all of Samsung crap and have a 16:9 ratio, I won't spend a grand on it unless it's 6 inches at this point. They were sooo close to having a new customer too. Ugh!
    I know really. .2 in more and they have a 6 in LCD. Wonder why they chose 5.8?

    Although 5.8 at 16:9 is a nice size. I like the 950 XL size, for me is the middle ground of screen sizes. Too I am kinda interested to see what this device will do, but I have never owned an Xperia. I have held and used them briefly at BestBuy but that is it.
    07-12-2018 08:05 PM
  8. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    It's definitely a good size and I'm sure I would be fine with it. I got used to the 950XL so it would be OK. Problem is that I'm not looking to spend 1000 bucks on something that I would be "fine with". It checks all the other boxes except for the camera doesn't have OIS which seems to be a pattern with Sony smartphones. I will be interested to see the reviews on the camera more than the phone. I mean it's a high end phone, you kinda know what you're getting. The camera is the wild card here. Nice looking phone though.

    The thing is, I get the feeling that 16:9 phones will be gone in a year or 2 at the most. At least on the high end. Which means this these skinny screen phones will be the only real option. I still don't understand how a phone, especially 1 like the Note that has a pen, is being made taller and thinner. Seems counterproductive to using a pen and doing anything productivity related. I don't know.
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    07-12-2018 11:36 PM
  9. Long Xuyen's Avatar
    i wish it was larger, 5.5 seems small and in the US there is no store where I can see it in person.
    That's the usa for you. Lumia sold fair numbers elsewhere but, because the us' carriers are so strong, lumia never stood a chance. MS dropped the ball badly.
    07-13-2018 01:05 AM
  10. justforsabbath's Avatar
    Close your eyes and get an Onplus 6 and you won't regret it. Customization like dark mode, installing Microsoft Launcher etc will all remind you of the good old Windows phone days.
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    07-13-2018 05:14 AM
  11. Brickset's Avatar
    If you are looking for a high-end phone, the Xperia XZ2 Premium is the closest thing to a Lumia 1520. It's big and has a 16:9 screen. Other than that, all high-end phones come with tall screens. If you're willing to give it a try and want something that really stands out, I think the HTC U12+ or LG V35 are your best bet.
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    07-14-2018 04:35 AM
  12. Szymon Bakalarczyk's Avatar
    If you are looking for a high-end phone, the Xperia XZ2 Premium is the closest thing to a Lumia 1520. It's big and has a 16:9 screen. Other than that, all high-end phones come with tall screens. If you're willing to give it a try and want something that really stands out, I think the HTC U12+ or LG V35 are your best bet.
    I think also lg v30 and xiaomi mi mix 2s are worth considering. Both cost around 450-500€, have decent cameras, battery life and support wireless charging. You can install on them Nokia camera app which is a clone of Lumia camera ui. I think it's not worth to pay 200€+ more for phones which have only advantage in sd845 instead of sd835.
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    07-14-2018 08:47 AM
  13. John Kirk3's Avatar
    I have an LG V30 running Squarehome2 launcher. Simply awesome.
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    07-16-2018 08:34 AM
  14. Brickset's Avatar
    The guys at GSMarena.com have just done a preview of the Xperia XZ2 Premium. I think you should check it out 😊.
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    07-21-2018 05:44 PM
  15. saqib qureshi's Avatar
    UPDATE: If anyone still GAF, I did buy the Xiaomi Mi Mix 6.4 in screen. This is the first gen, not the Mi Mix 2, particularly because they made the newer one a bit smaller and rounded the corners...I'm Just kinda picky on that. This MiMix is literally the same size as the 1520 in physical dimensions - see picture, its a pretty sweet looking phone, great large screen. Apparently the camera isn't great, however everything ive tested so far it is good. I really do miss the camera roll in WP interface, also am missing the living photos in the Lumias.
    I'm using Launcher 10, purchased the live tile function...I'm pretty impressed with it, like it more than squarehome2. No clue what happens with my data privacy though by giving permissions for live tiles, but I guess I'll live with it.
    ***I'm still playing with this on WiFi right now, cant make myself fully let go of the 1520, with twitter and uber still working I think I'm still okay with WP.

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    07-31-2018 04:49 PM
  16. kralferdici's Avatar
    I am still using windows phone I am missing a lot of android operating system according to system instagram constantly putting on the main screen other applications are stuck in the pattern of phone lumia 640 XL Lte windows 10 phone is very busy but I have to use because I am using windows7.1 store because there is no application but Nokia has left us using Android Microsoft misses our old days that have already done this business but I think Nokia will get it again Nokia is legend.
    08-01-2018 05:39 AM
  17. nate0's Avatar
    UPDATE: If anyone still GAF, I did buy the Xiaomi Mi Mix 6.4 in screen. This is the first gen, not the Mi Mix 2, particularly because they made the newer one a bit smaller and rounded the corners...I'm Just kinda picky on that. This MiMix is literally the same size as the 1520 in physical dimensions - see picture, its a pretty sweet looking phone, great large screen. Apparently the camera isn't great, however everything ive tested so far it is good. I really do miss the camera roll in WP interface, also am missing the living photos in the Lumias.
    I'm using Launcher 10, purchased the live tile function...I'm pretty impressed with it, like it more than squarehome2. No clue what happens with my data privacy though by giving permissions for live tiles, but I guess I'll live with it.
    ***I'm still playing with this on WiFi right now, cant make myself fully let go of the 1520, with twitter and uber still working I think I'm still okay with WP.

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    Thanks for sharing. That looks intriguingly almost like a Windows 10 phone except for the System tray at the top and navbar of course...gets one all revved up as if we had new hardware running W10M, but we only wish...

    Is also kinda sad that someone on the Play store decided to market the live tile purchase with the launcher...at least they found a way to get paid from all Windows phone users migrating over lol. If they can pull it off in their app more power to them...how does it perform?
    08-02-2018 01:56 AM
  18. saqib qureshi's Avatar
    It performs very well, 6 GB of ram makes it super smooth... I mean the apps that I use most (Twitter, Telegram, Whatsapp) are great. I'm not crazy about trying to get every app, I feel using WP allowed me to carry on life without an "app for that"...but I could see people wanting to switch for something like SnapChat. As I said before, people *say* the camera isnt great, but I honestly cant tell at this time if its bad or not.
    I didn't mind one bit to pay the extra for the live tiles, think its pretty awesome someone put in the effort to do that, when MSFT Launcher doesn't...I feel bad for the smart people who came up with ideas like Hubs, Pivots, social media integration into contacts, and live tiles. wm10 was already getting rid of those unique features that optimize one hand usage. Id also pay to a developer who could make a People Hub...I know facebook took away that API, however in my lumia I side-loaded the Microsoft version of Facebook so was still able to get that.

    I got a red frame for the Mi Mix because its all glass and super fragile. Kinda gives me that old school look. Physically, the display is awesome, but its still not as easy to hold as the 1520. the 1520 in one hand was great, the smooth material didnt hurt the fingers. MiMix with a case is a little heavier too.

    Here's a side by side of the two:

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    08-02-2018 03:06 PM
  19. murtazaashraf25's Avatar
    Huawei pro is similar to Lumia 1520 i am using Huawei mobile and I am fully satisfied with Huawei I faced no hanging problems and others
    09-17-2018 05:28 AM
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