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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:

    sony_xperia_xa2_plus_2.jpg
    07-12-2018 05:15 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 05:39 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 08:18 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 10:46 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 12:29 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 03:52 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 07:05 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 10:36 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 12:05 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.
    07-13-2018 04:14 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.
    07-14-2018 03:35 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.
    07-14-2018 07:47 AM
  13. John Kirk3's Avatar
    I have an LG V30 running Squarehome2 launcher. Simply awesome.
    07-16-2018 07:34 AM
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