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  1. anon9169769's Avatar
    Hi Laura. When I got my 1520 I was like "whao...think I got carried away with the size" but in all honesty after a few days you would be used to it so much. If your like me and wear baggy clothes and combats then this will fit in your pocket and not poke out...and that's with a case on too. I looked at my daughter phone (my old 520) and I really can't believe how tiny it is and can never go back. Obviously seeing the 1520 in the shop will look massive. But when you actually take it home and have it in your possession for a few hours or days you will then wonder how you never had it sooner ๐Ÿ˜Š
    11-18-2014 05:58 AM
  2. psiu_glen's Avatar
    The 930 has tap to wake.
    P1ng0fDeath likes this.
    11-18-2014 07:02 AM
  3. typhon62_1's Avatar
    I'm not moaning. I'm an ATT customer that wanted to replace his 920 with a Nokia/MS phone that had better spec's. I saw the 830 and it is a sidegrade at best and 1520 is too big for me.

    I just got a Samsung S5 Active. I REALLY miss WP, but I'm missing it less and less every day.
    Most people won't ***** and moan, they'll do what I did and quietly leave WP and get an Android or iPhone.
    Silence#WP and Trill Gates like this.
    11-18-2014 07:31 AM
  4. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I'm not moaning. I'm an ATT customer that wanted to replace his 920 with a Nokia/MS phone that had better spec's. I saw the 830 and it is a sidegrade at best and 1520 is too big for me.

    I just got a Samsung S5 Active. I REALLY miss WP, but I'm missing it less and less every day.
    Most people won't ***** and moan, they'll do what I did and quietly leave WP and get an Android or iPhone.
    THIS is what I do not understand. "I love Windows Phone. I want a better Windows Phone. I am going to buy an Android."
    11-18-2014 09:17 AM
  5. undulose's Avatar
    Well, I bought the 1520 against the 1020 for future-proofing (which MSoft hit right on the spot with their continuous support to it). I'm a practical buyer so I'm not moaning about the absence of flagship phones. I want my gadgets to last at least two years.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937) using Tapatalk
    11-18-2014 09:25 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    THIS is what I do not understand. "I love Windows Phone. I want a better Windows Phone. I am going to buy an Android."
    It's called "I left because I was frustrated by the waiting game and found a platform I like better."

    It's OK to like more than one platform and appreciate both. Having options is what consumer choice is all about. You can 'love' WP but hate the waiting and waiting and waiting....

    As this person has stated, most people will just leave and not say anything.
    11-18-2014 09:30 AM
  7. osallent's Avatar
    I just left WP. I love the IU and I strongly believe WP has a bright future, but unfortunately I have to live in the present. With no new high end phones in the horizon, I had to get an LG G3 to meet my business necessities (I use my cell primarily for business.) I needed a faster phone, with a high end chip that could take voice commands while I'm driving without needing to press the voice assistant button, a 5.5+ screen, high resolution to be able to read sharply small PDF text, etc., and Windows doesn't have that at the moment.

    I will probably return to Windows when they have a phone that meets my needs, plus when they have had a chance to refine the notification center (which is still too basic.) So for now farewell. I just hope it's not permanent, because I really love the Windows UI.
    steve_w_7 and walterg1 like this.
    11-18-2014 09:44 AM
  8. winboy's Avatar
    I have 2 1520s so I'm not complaining. By the time a new hi end is released I will definitely upgrade my phones and give my 1520s to my bros ๐Ÿ˜Š
    undulose likes this.
    11-18-2014 10:00 AM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    Why you don't need a nuclear powered, 8TB RAM, 9 Petabyte device to have a WP flagship or in other words, why android actually needs a fission reactor to perform well: Why iPhone With 1GB RAM Performs Better Than Android Devices With 2GB Or More RAM? | Redmond Pie

    And really, what's the point of a new flagship with better hardware internally when the software is still incapable of taking advantage of it?
    Last edited by theefman; 11-18-2014 at 11:59 AM.
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    11-18-2014 11:23 AM
  10. Trill Gates's Avatar
    Why you don't need a nuclear powered, 8TB RAM, 9 Petabyte device to have a WP flagship or in other words, why android actually needs a fission reactor to perform well: Why iPhone With 1GB RAM Performs Better Than Android Devices With 2GB Or More RAM? | Redmond Pie

    And really, what's the point of a new flagship with better hardware internally when the software is still incapable of taking advantage of it?
    You don't need to resort to absurd hyperboles. Windows phone needs flagships to remain competitive with the iPhone and Android flagships. You have to keep in mind that a majority of smartphone buyers don't have brand preference or are well informed on the various technologies. So what happens is, a new iPhone and Galaxy come out and because they're new they take priority to retailers. An AT&T sales rep working on commission wants to sell the pricier more attractive models. If you think the year old 1520 has a chance against the heavily marketed iPhone 6+ and Galaxy Note 4 in the hyper competitive retail environment you're nuts.
    N_LaRUE and steve_w_7 like this.
    11-18-2014 12:47 PM
  11. Trill Gates's Avatar
    I have 2 1520s so I'm not complaining. By the time a new hi end is released I will definitely upgrade my phones and give my 1520s to my bros ๐Ÿ˜Š
    This is understandable, the 1520 is still a beast. However not every Windows Phone user is an enthusiast like us here on Windows Central. So as a result a mainstream 1520 user who wants to upgrade might see a Galaxy Note 4 as his/her next phone because there's no Windows Phone option. This phenomenon is how market share is lost.
    11-18-2014 12:51 PM
  12. Trill Gates's Avatar
    I'm not moaning. I'm an ATT customer that wanted to replace his 920 with a Nokia/MS phone that had better spec's. I saw the 830 and it is a sidegrade at best and 1520 is too big for me.

    I just got a Samsung S5 Active. I REALLY miss WP, but I'm missing it less and less every day.
    Most people won't ***** and moan, they'll do what I did and quietly leave WP and get an Android or iPhone.
    I understand what you mean and you represent what the majority of any smartphone user does if the competition is offering a better product. I don't blame you a bit, hope you come back if you see a future WP device you like :)
    Silence#WP likes this.
    11-18-2014 12:54 PM
  13. typhon62_1's Avatar
    I understand what you mean and you represent what the majority of any smartphone user does if the competition is offering a better product. I don't blame you a bit, hope you come back if you see a future WP device you like :)
    I hope to be back one of these days. I hope some real juicy stuff happens in 2015 for WP.
    Silence#WP likes this.
    11-18-2014 02:36 PM
  14. anon9169769's Avatar
    I think Microsoft will have a massive announcement to make next year. In the UK they seem to be really advertising hard on the lumia's, surface and Cortana adverts.....you could easily think that they are mostly doing it to get rid of all their stock's to make room for the new devices that they have coming up next year.
    11-18-2014 02:49 PM
  15. osallent's Avatar
    You don't need to resort to absurd hyperboles. Windows phone needs flagships to remain competitive with the iPhone and Android flagships. You have to keep in mind that a majority of smartphone buyers don't have brand preference or are well informed on the various technologies. So what happens is, a new iPhone and Galaxy come out and because they're new they take priority to retailers. An AT&T sales rep working on commission wants to sell the pricier more attractive models. If you think the year old 1520 has a chance against the heavily marketed iPhone 6+ and Galaxy Note 4 in the hyper competitive retail environment you're nuts.
    Excellent comment. And believe me, when you have a choice as to how to spend your money then you have a right to demand a certain level of quality, performance, and refinement from the product you are buying, and if you can't get it from a provider, you are well within your rights to spend your money somewhere else where you can get what you are looking for.

    That is why WP lost my business and Android got it back. If things change in the future, I may give my business to WP again...but things have to change substantially for that to happen.
    Silence#WP and N_LaRUE like this.
    11-18-2014 03:24 PM
  16. EBUK's Avatar
    THIS is what I do not understand. "I love Windows Phone. I want a better Windows Phone. I am going to buy an Android."
    It was the other way round for me, although I wasn't looking for a flagship, just a phone with a decent camera.

    I loved Android. I wanted a better Android [camera]. I bought a Windows Phone. And I have no regrets.
    Silence#WP likes this.
    11-18-2014 03:24 PM
  17. ImSoWade's Avatar
    I currently have the 1020 and in my eyes there is nothing for me to upgrade to. I just want the new version of the 1020, which came out over a year ago. The issue is the technology is already there (screen, processor, etc.) This is all I really want: Current processor that can properly handle the camera (for taking faster pics), slightly bigger 1080p screen (I mean you need a great screen to view those amazing pics right?!), and EXPANDABLE MEMORY. The 1020's pics take up a lot of space (I only have 2GBs left after deleting my videos) and I think its a little ridiculous to omit expandable memory for a camera focused phone. The technology is already there so is that to much to ask?! One last thing: The 1020 is also end of life so its not really being supported anymore and I don't want to sacrifice on camera for my next phone
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    11-18-2014 03:45 PM
  18. typhon62_1's Avatar
    THIS is what I do not understand. "I love Windows Phone. I want a better Windows Phone. I am going to buy an Android."
    The point is that there is no better 5" ATT WP than my 2 year old 920 (M8 camera sucks) . I'm not going to spend $100 on a 830 and get locked into a 2yr contract for a phone that's no better than what I currently have. The 1520 is a wonderful phone, but its a year old and just too big for my tastes.

    This wasn't an easy decision to leave WP but I didn't have much choice. I hope great stuff happens with WP in 2015 and I'll be back sometime soon.
    TgeekB likes this.
    11-18-2014 04:02 PM
  19. boltman2013's Avatar
    520 is all anyone needs even has tap to wake and <$50..small w/ decent battery life
    11-18-2014 04:16 PM
  20. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    The point is that there is no better 5" ATT WP than my 2 year old 920 (M8 camera sucks)....
    This wasn't an easy decision to leave WP but I didn't have much choice.
    Microsoft has the AT&T 1020 available for $349. Not a bad stop-gap for a 920 fan that wants something to tide him over until there's a Windows 10 flagship.
    11-18-2014 04:43 PM
  21. jharr100's Avatar
    I've had my 1520 for almost a year in dec...its wonderful but I was hoping for a slimmer design...but im content with it and will wait until there are new ones...but if I had kept my 920 and not upgraded I would definitely be waiting for a successor.
    11-18-2014 05:32 PM
  22. jharr100's Avatar
    Microsoft has the AT&T 1020 available for $349. Not a bad stop-gap for a 920 fan that wants something to tide him over until there's a Windows 10 flagship.
    The 1020 is in the same boat as the 920 - not really an upgrade...
    11-18-2014 05:34 PM
  23. jharr100's Avatar
    Excellent comment. And believe me, when you have a choice as to how to spend your money then you have a right to demand a certain level of quality, performance, and refinement from the product you are buying, and if you can't get it from a provider, you are well within your rights to spend your money somewhere else where you can get what you are looking for.

    That is why WP lost my business and Android got it back. If things change in the future, I may give my business to WP again...but things have to change substantially for that to happen.
    Exactly, has anyone been in an AT&T store lately. They had one WP. The only WP they had was the 635. Its crazy to see this sea of Android devices...this very elaborate show case for the iphone...and oh this one other phone...that If I hadn't asked if they had any - would never have found in the back corner of the store...
    11-18-2014 05:40 PM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    The point is that there is no better 5" ATT WP than my 2 year old 920 (M8 camera sucks) . I'm not going to spend $100 on a 830 and get locked into a 2yr contract for a phone that's no better than what I currently have. The 1520 is a wonderful phone, but its a year old and just too big for my tastes.

    This wasn't an easy decision to leave WP but I didn't have much choice. I hope great stuff happens with WP in 2015 and I'll be back sometime soon.
    Totally fair statement.
    11-18-2014 05:41 PM
  25. TgeekB's Avatar
    Exactly, has anyone been in an AT&T store lately. They had one WP. The only WP they had was the 635. Its crazy to see this sea of Android devices...this very elaborate show case for the iphone...and oh this one other phone...that If I hadn't asked if they had any - would never have found in the back corner of the store...
    That's because Apple and Google buy space in those stores. MS seems to be ramping up advertising so I imagine we will see more Windows phones in stores next year. (fingers crossed)
    11-18-2014 05:46 PM
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