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  1. saqib qureshi'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 ?
    07-02-2018 10:50 PM
  2. Jakoh's Avatar
    There is the Sony XA1 ultra.
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    07-02-2018 11:55 PM
  3. Jakoh's Avatar
    Huawei pro or something
    saqib qureshi likes this.
    07-02-2018 11:56 PM
  4. Jakoh's Avatar
    Really you should try 18:9.
    Nokia 7 plus
    S9+
    You will love it
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    07-03-2018 12:03 AM
  5. saqib qureshi's Avatar
    The Xiaomi MI Mix (6.4 inch) really catches my eye, but it's dated. Thanks jakoh, I am leaning towards the Huawei P20 pro to get those dimensions. Sony XA2 ultra also looks better with right angle corners, but apparently its low-end.
    07-04-2018 12:09 AM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    The Sony XA2 Ultra is the closest you'll get dimensionally and it's available in some nice colors (the gold is gaudy as hell, it'll stand out). It's a good mid-range phone with excellent battery life and a very bright display. However, the camera seriously disappoints. You'll miss the PureView in an instant. I returned one I bought for no other reason than the awful camera. It's got full manual control so if you're more than a point-and-shoot guy like me you may be able to make it work.
    07-04-2018 05:53 PM
  7. ven07's Avatar
    I've played with the gold XA2 and it is 'gaudy' lol. Anyways, I haven't had the privilege to test out the 1520, but the XA2 felt sluggish. Maybe that was just down to the device I was playing with.

    I'd suggest the S8 or S9. The camera's are pretty decent :) Definitely fluid for everyday tasks. I strongly dislike the Samsung skin, but that's just me. You can install a launcher xd
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    07-04-2018 08:39 PM
  8. Guytronic's Avatar
    I had the Sony XA Ultra.
    Phone was ok and just right for me even though hardware was dated.

    Have the XA2 Ultra now.
    It's my go-to phone currently.
    A bit pricey for what you get.
    07-04-2018 09:11 PM
  9. saqib qureshi's Avatar
    Thanks to both who suggested the XA ultra. I like the dimensions, but really not looking for a "mid-range" phone. As a WP user, I'm likely to hold onto a phone for a long time so I want to get the best I can...Have also been spoiled by having great cameras.

    I wish the XZ2 Premium would have had the same dimensions as the XA Ultra, but it looks like its gonna be more like a Galaxy s9+ elongated shape (yuck)
    Last edited by saqib qureshi; 07-05-2018 at 12:34 PM.
    07-05-2018 11:47 AM
  10. Timbre70's Avatar
    Nokia 8 Sirocco.
    07-05-2018 06:41 PM
  11. saqib qureshi's Avatar
    Nokia 8 Sirocco.
    i wish it was larger, 5.5 seems small and in the US there is no store where I can see it in person.
    07-10-2018 11:46 AM
  12. saqib qureshi's Avatar
    Really you should try 18:9.
    Nokia 7 plus
    S9+
    You will love it
    thanks. Now that Uber is working again (as a PWA) I can keep my 1520 until "the next big thing", I'm wondering what the Note 9 looks like, and possibly hold out until 2019.
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    07-10-2018 11:47 AM
  13. nate0's Avatar
    thanks. Now that Uber is working again (as a PWA) I can keep my 1520 until "the next big thing", I'm wondering what the Note 9 looks like, and possibly hold out until 2019.
    That's good because there is no other phone like the 1520 in my opinion. One of the first true phablets of its time. I believe it's the only phablet of its time still getting regular OS updates too. 5yrs now and still trucking...
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    07-10-2018 01:19 PM
  14. bleached's Avatar
    That's good because there is no other phone like the 1520 in my opinion. One of the first true phablets of its time. I believe it's the only phablet of its time still getting regular OS updates too. 5yrs now and still trucking...
    It hasn't received an actual OS update in quite a while. "Security" updates are pointless for a platform that will never be targeted. Even the browser hasn't been updated in a long time and never will again. That isn't support in my book.

    Every Android phone gets much better support through Play Services. Actual API updates and new features come to every Android phone running at least 4.0 ICS.
    07-11-2018 10:22 AM
  15. taynjack's Avatar
    I hear you on the wider screen. I had a 640xl that I just loved. I switched to a oneplus5t a few months ago. Now when I go back to my Lumia, it just feels bulky. The extra width seems harder to hold in comparison. I like the way the slimmer phone holds in my hand and it nearly disappears in my pocket. Things I can't say about my Lumia. That said, I really miss W10M. I used Cortana all the time on my Lumia. It just doesn't work as well on Android. Jumps to the internet where it used to perform functions.
    07-11-2018 10:50 AM
  16. Phillip Strauss'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 don't want to move from one loosing platform to another loosing one. I am saving for the SONY XZ2 Premium (16:9 display)

    I switched back from L950xlds to L640xlds (cyan colour) due to crashing all the time. Did replace with a new battery but no joy. I had the L1520 in yellow.
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    07-11-2018 10:50 AM
  17. Scott McBurney's Avatar
    I just got the Galaxy S9+ last night, to slowly replace my Lumia 950 (i'm actually going to get another line on my account and keep the 950 running). It is as wide as a 950, but taller.

    If you want something bigger, you probably want a galaxy note.
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    07-11-2018 10:55 AM
  18. BanditoTR's Avatar
    I been using huawei honor 10 with a 5.99 inch screen and it works great!!! It's very big and fits on my jeans pocket easily considering how big it is
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    07-11-2018 11:29 AM
  19. rdubmu's Avatar
    Get the note 8.
    07-11-2018 11:36 AM
  20. dsharp75's Avatar
    Let's be clear, Android no matter how "mature" is no Windows Mobile. It's slow and a hog. There is no phone that will replace arguably the best Windows Phone ever, the Nokia 1520. Ridiculously ahead of its time, awesome specs all around, sales so so because that's what pioneers face. I got one on day one and never looked back. People though I was crazy with a 6 inch phone in a world a 3 and half to 5 inch ones. Now look at the world. Its hard being ahead of the curve.
    I currently use a Blu Studio XL 2. Its an unlocked 6 inch phone that's no 1520, but ok enough not to suck.
    Good luck.
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    07-11-2018 11:46 AM
  21. nate0's Avatar
    It hasn't received an actual OS update in quite a while. "Security" updates are pointless for a platform that will never be targeted. Even the browser hasn't been updated in a long time and never will again. That isn't support in my book.

    Every Android phone gets much better support through Play Services. Actual API updates and new features come to every Android phone running at least 4.0 ICS.
    You didn't write the "book". So I/others don't need to worry about what's supported in your "book" or not.
    Hoppman and libra89 like this.
    07-11-2018 12:06 PM
  22. Ma Rio's Avatar
    You can pick an overpriced 6'' phone, there's a dozen of em now, but as said, nothing will come close to the 1520. Im in the same boat as you - had my 1520 for 4 years or so now. It still works pretty well, a few scratches and the screen is giving me some problems (because I had it replaced with some "cheap" part), but it's still zippy. I'm looking at some other phones, and I realize that for ~400€ (which is how much I paid for the 1520 at the time), not only can you NOT find a better phone, you can't even find one that's as good. I personally have no plans to throw nearly 1000€ down the drain for a phone that is barely better if at all, so I'm still waiting for something good. I suggest the same to you. And you'll know it when you see it, just like with the 1520, even when I heard the first rumors about the so called Bandit, and the first leaked pictures, I had a feeling that thing will be sick.
    If you don't wanna do that, just pick any crappy Android, they're almost all the same.
    SG9+ or the newest Note (whichever one it is) is your safest bet, though you can save a lot of money with a Nokia or a OnePlus. Not impressed with LG, and the Blackberry which someone mentioned - only go for it if you're really into that kind of thing. As for Huawei, their phones are kinda cool and cheap-ish, but the OS is dog-poop and the support is questionable.
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    07-11-2018 01:01 PM
  23. Keith White Jr'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.
    I went from a 1520 to a Nokia 6 and I am surprisingly fond of the 5.5 inch screen! And Best Buy sells them, so you can see it in person ;)
    07-11-2018 02:08 PM
  24. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat as you. I have the Galaxy Note 8 but I am not a fan of the taller and thinner movement going on with phones these days. Why people are still suggesting the S8 or 9 or the Note when you clearly stated you don't want a taller thinner phone is beyond me. The problem is you really don't have many choices.

    I too had a 1520 and it was my favorite phone of all time. If you want a 6 inch screen that has the 16:9 ratio of the 1520, the Sony XA2 Ultra is really the only current choice. It is mid range and the camera is disappointing. Trust me, I came close to getting rid of my Note for the XA2 Ultra because the Samsung bloat drives me insane and I love the 16:9 of the screen. But the camera and mid level specs scared me off...for now. But, every single day, the combination of Android and the Samsung bloat that pops up all the time makes my blood boil and I am looking and waiting for somewhere else to go. If Sony would just release the XA2 Ultra with high end specs and a respectable camera, I would gladly jump ship.

    Either way, not many options at the moment. Please update us on where you end up as I would love to see what other options there are or there may be in the near future.
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    07-11-2018 08:17 PM
  25. nate0's Avatar
    I'm in the same boat as you. I have the Galaxy Note 8 but I am not a fan of the taller and thinner movement going on with phones these days. Why people are still suggesting the S8 or 9 or the Note when you clearly stated you don't want a taller thinner phone is beyond me. The problem is you really don't have many choices.

    I too had a 1520 and it was my favorite phone of all time. If you want a 6 inch screen that has the 16:9 ratio of the 1520, the Sony XA2 Ultra is really the only current choice. It is mid range and the camera is disappointing. Trust me, I came close to getting rid of my Note for the XA2 Ultra because the Samsung bloat drives me insane and I love the 16:9 of the screen. But the camera and mid level specs scared me off...for now. But, every single day, the combination of Android and the Samsung bloat that pops up all the time makes my blood boil and I am looking and waiting for somewhere else to go. If Sony would just release the XA2 Ultra with high end specs and a respectable camera, I would gladly jump ship.

    Either way, not many options at the moment. Please update us on where you end up as I would love to see what other options there are or there may be in the near future.
    The XA2 Plus was released, 18:9 6" screen but slimmer a bit and few other noticeable changes. Maybe the closest thing to it if you are into Xperia is the XZ2 premium but it costs 1k. 16:9 with a 5.8 in screen and a kickin camera. Again if you are into Xperia/Android and willing to flip a house payment into one the XZ2 Premium might fit the mold....GSMArena
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    07-11-2018 08:34 PM
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