1. AndreasKj's Avatar
    My 1020 just died and is out of warranty. I REALLY liked it and I take a lot of pictures/video. So, I have to buy a new phone and this is my question to y'all.

    I have found these phones for about the same price. Which one would you buy?

    Lumia 1520
    Lumia 640
    Lumia 640 XL

    Size is not a problem. Good camera is.
    05-18-2015 04:12 AM
  2. D M C's Avatar
    Is this a question to ask ?

    Buy Lumia 1520
    gpobernardo likes this.
    05-18-2015 04:38 AM
  3. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Lumia 1520. 640 and 640 XL both do not have OIS and have lower resolution main camera compared to the 1520.
    05-18-2015 04:40 AM
  4. D M C's Avatar
    My 1020 just died and is out of warranty. I REALLY liked it and I take a lot of pictures/video. So, I have to buy a new phone and this is my question to y'all.

    I have found these phones for about the same price. Which one would you buy?

    Lumia 1520
    Lumia 640
    Lumia 640 XL

    Size is not a problem. Good camera is.
    Now I read your post carefully.
    You are saying same price
    Lumia 1520 is cost double compare to L640.

    I think you mean 1320. That phone cost same as L640.

    Go for Lumia 640 or XL
    Depends on your choice
    05-18-2015 05:38 AM
  5. Timbre70's Avatar
    Since camera ๐Ÿ“ท is priority, then it's 1520.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    05-18-2015 05:47 AM
  6. AndreasKj's Avatar
    No, I mean 1520. 1520 is used, 640 models are new.
    aximtreo and gpobernardo like this.
    05-18-2015 07:29 AM
  7. AndreasKj's Avatar
    I thought 640XL had optical stabilization. Ok, thanks.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    05-18-2015 07:30 AM
  8. AndreasKj's Avatar
    Thanks. It is always good with second (or third) opinions.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    05-18-2015 07:30 AM
  9. gpobernardo's Avatar
    I thought 640XL had optical stabilization. Ok, thanks.
    The official specifications page of the L640XL doesn't mention anything about this phone having OIS - if the phone had it, Microsoft would/should have mentioned it there. Compare that with the official specifications page of the 1520 where OIS is explicitly mentioned.
    aximtreo likes this.
    05-18-2015 02:01 PM
  10. Timbre70's Avatar
    It doesn't. Only Carl Zeiss lens.
    gpobernardo and xandros9 like this.
    05-18-2015 07:16 PM
  11. bo_woods's Avatar
    If size doesn't matter, then how is this even a serious question lol?. .THE 1520!!
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    05-18-2015 07:24 PM
  12. AndreasKj's Avatar
    <edit by RumoredNow

    New Criteria - Please Read>

    Hello,
    I'm trying this one more time. I have found several phones to replace my now-dead 1020. I have found them for the same price, some new and some used (but in good condition). Which one would you buy (consider I am coming from a 1020)?

    Lumia 1520
    Lumia 640
    Lumia 640 XL
    Lumia 830
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 05-21-2015 at 04:52 PM.
    05-19-2015 04:48 AM
  13. hotphil's Avatar
    I'd go with the 1520. Although the "oldest" it's got a decent camera. And would be a stop gap until/if MS release any good camera phones.
    05-19-2015 04:49 AM
  14. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    830, I know it's step down for the camera, but jumping from 4.5 inches to 6 is not quite easy
    05-19-2015 05:06 AM
  15. stokes1510's Avatar
    Probably 830 or 1520 as they have better processors
    05-19-2015 05:33 AM
  16. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Moved to appropriate forum...

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    Having used both Lumia 1520 and Lumia 830 I can say they are fine devices. On paper either is superior to a 640 or a 640 XL.

    If a 6" screen device is fine for your use, then by all means the 1520 is unsurpassed in the hardware and features offered for Windows Phone and will not bet bested until a new Flagship is released under Win 10 Mo. And it will have "Hey Cortana" support. That 2GB RAM is also nice when juggling heavy tasks.

    If 830 looks nice to you I would say it is very worthwhile. Both the 830 and 1520 will give you great service and have many of the advanced photo elements you are used to from 1020 like DNG. Check the shootout thread linked in my signature for many, many samples. In some ways the 830 may be a better camera in general than the 1520 due to the f/2.2 aperture which you are used to from the 1020. It seems very balanced in terms of light gathering vs depth of field.

    If photography is not your primary concern over modern build, go with 640 XL as it is more upscale in Camera than 640 (but not as well as 830 or 1520).

    Given your field, I'd drop 640 off the list unless your highest two priorities are modern date of build/design and smaller screen.
    05-21-2015 05:07 PM

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