The Windows 10 April 2018 update has arrived! Get the new Dell XPS 15, starting at $999.99
09-12-2013 11:55 AM
32 12
tools
  1. falconeight's Avatar
    I walked into at&t money in hand and asked for a black 1020. While I was waiting for the saleswoman to bring it out I got cold feet. I noticed the demo models had scratched on the camera bezel and screen. It scared the hell out of me and I walked out. Kind of sad cause I was ready to switch from my 925 to the 1020.
    Last edited by falconeight; 07-27-2013 at 05:42 PM. Reason: title
    07-27-2013 02:59 PM
  2. mrdeeds_72's Avatar
    How much would you have to put down? Any extended, no hassle warranty protection?
    07-27-2013 03:01 PM
  3. 11B1P's Avatar
    I walked into at&t money in hand and asked for a black 1020. While I was waiting for the saleswoman to bring it out I got cold feet. I noticed the demo models had scratched on the camera bezel and screen. It scared the hell out of me and I walked out. Kind of sad cause I was ready to switch from my 925 to the 1020.
    I think you hit the nail on the head, they were "demo" units. People in general will not be as careful with a store unit as you would with your personal phone. "IF" the phone is that prone to scratching with tender care, I don't think Nokia would have released it. I think it will be just fine. Don't be a quitter, go get that phone!
    07-27-2013 03:07 PM
  4. falconeight's Avatar
    Ya I know! It was only on display for a day though. I know its just as strong as any other phone. I also though the screen bezel was really big. Just like the 920. I think I will order it in white.

    I was buying it outright so its not really that much a difference. The yellow is pretty cool if you like attention.
    07-27-2013 03:11 PM
  5. tissotti's Avatar
    Well if you already own Lumia 925 and you are not feeling totally happy about Lumia 1020, maybe you should wait till the next wave of flagships before the end of this year? That's what I'm doing as a Lumia 920 owner. For me the choice will be easier as Lumia 1020 will be probably out here in Nordics somewhere next month, if not later.

    Have to admit that if a shop near me had one, I would be mighty tempted to get one right now.
    07-27-2013 03:26 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    maybe they're scratched to have that exact effect! (*conspiracy keanu)

    Well nothing wrong with holding back on the purchase - something like the 1020 isn't as much of an impulse buy as the 520's per se
    07-27-2013 05:31 PM
  7. falconeight's Avatar
    I went back and bought it at a different store. It was funny cause I asked if they had the nokia 1020 in stock and every worker, all 10 of them pulled one out of their pockets. I bought a black one. Kind of upset they didn't have any nokia cases.
    bawboh86, PLGomez, Jaripi and 3 others like this.
    07-27-2013 05:38 PM
  8. falconeight's Avatar
    Well if you already own Lumia 925 and you are not feeling totally happy about Lumia 1020, maybe you should wait till the next wave of flagships before the end of this year? That's what I'm doing as a Lumia 920 owner. For me the choice will be easier as Lumia 1020 will be probably out here in Nordics somewhere next month, if not later.

    Have to admit that if a shop near me had one, I would be mighty tempted to get one right now.
    The 925 is nice but I wasn't getting lte on it so 1020 was preferable.
    07-27-2013 05:48 PM
  9. techiedude007's Avatar
    I went back and bought it at a different store. It was funny cause I asked if they had the nokia 1020 in stock and every worker, all 10 of them pulled one out of their pockets. I bought a black one. Kind of upset they didn't have any nokia cases.
    If you're worried about scratches, it's too bad you didn't buy it from a Microsoft Store. They offer a two yr warranty for $99, upfront no monthly fees. They'll replace the phone for free if there's a MFR problem/defect or if you caused the problem there's a $49 deductible - not bad for a $700 phone ;) you can get it replaced once every 12 months. I wasn't going to get it but then I thought about how cheap that was...plus I've got two kids lol
    07-27-2013 05:58 PM
  10. falconeight's Avatar
    Just for people's fyi the speaker is really tingy.

    The Camera is amazing and kind of complex. I would wait to listen to reviews until people actually figure out how to take good pics.
    Last edited by falconeight; 07-27-2013 at 07:22 PM.
    07-27-2013 06:36 PM
  11. falconeight's Avatar
    41 MEGA pixels.....are you kidding me? What!
    07-27-2013 07:32 PM
  12. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    If you're worried about scratches, it's too bad you didn't buy it from a Microsoft Store. They offer a two yr warranty for $99, upfront no monthly fees. They'll replace the phone for free if there's a MFR problem/defect or if you caused the problem there's a $49 deductible - not bad for a $700 phone ;) you can get it replaced once every 12 months. I wasn't going to get it but then I thought about how cheap that was...plus I've got two kids lol
    I didn't know that! My grandpa wants it, but I don't want him to get AT&T's crap insurance. They wanted to charge my mom $125 for just a shattered screen...

    Now he can get the free camera grip and this!
    07-27-2013 07:41 PM
  13. bawboh86's Avatar
    Yeah, definitely go through the MS store. I even got a $50 gift certificate from them, along with the camera grip, the phone, and the better protection plan. DEFINITELY worth hitting up MS.
    07-27-2013 07:47 PM
  14. geekaren's Avatar
    If you're worried about scratches, it's too bad you didn't buy it from a Microsoft Store. They offer a two yr warranty for $99, upfront no monthly fees. They'll replace the phone for free if there's a MFR problem/defect or if you caused the problem there's a $49 deductible - not bad for a $700 phone ;) you can get it replaced once every 12 months. I wasn't going to get it but then I thought about how cheap that was...plus I've got two kids lol
    I bought my 1020 at AT&T (came to $701 w/tax) yesterday and visited a local Microsoft store today. The Microsoft Store offered me the $99 insurance -- they just took a quick look at the phone 1st and recorded the IMEI. I was thrilled. If you bought elsewhere and you're interested in the $99 Microsoft coverage, it can't hurt to ask.
    07-27-2013 07:48 PM
  15. SKFlynn's Avatar
    I too bought the 1020 (out right, no contract) and would have loved to get the $50 gift card and free camera grip from MS.. however you only get those IF you sign up for a 2 year contract. As I am off contract (using the 2GB, unlimited text, voice $60 GoPhone plan) instead of signing up for 2 years, MS wouldnt'/couldn't offer those.. walked down to the AT&T store saved $40 on the phone AND got a camera grip for free (yellow 1020, black grip)
    07-27-2013 07:56 PM
  16. bawboh86's Avatar
    I too bought the 1020 (out right, no contract) and would have loved to get the $50 gift card and free camera grip from MS.. however you only get those IF you sign up for a 2 year contract. As I am off contract (using the 2GB, unlimited text, voice $60 GoPhone plan) instead of signing up for 2 years, MS wouldnt'/couldn't offer those.. walked down to the AT&T store saved $40 on the phone AND got a camera grip for free (yellow 1020, black grip)
    I didn't sign a new contract. I bought mine outright. Still got all the stuff. The guys even double-checked for me to make sure, and the promotion just says "with the purchase of a new phone".
    07-27-2013 08:19 PM
  17. falconeight's Avatar
    I got a full protection zagg and they took $50 off.
    07-27-2013 08:28 PM
  18. falconeight's Avatar
    I didn't know that! My grandpa wants it, but I don't want him to get AT&T's crap insurance. They wanted to charge my mom $125 for just a shattered screen...

    Now he can get the free camera grip and this!
    Att is crap insurance.
    bawboh86 likes this.
    07-27-2013 08:29 PM
  19. the_icon12's Avatar
    OP, are you planning on selling the 925?
    07-28-2013 02:59 PM
  20. falconeight's Avatar
    OP, are you planning on selling the 925?
    I sold it but I do have a fatboy pillow charger and a new black charger shell.
    07-28-2013 03:26 PM
  21. clayfx2's Avatar
    Also check your credit cards, I know WellsFargo offers cell phone insurance if you pay your bill with your credit card. Its how I got a new 1020 to replace my 920.
    geekaren likes this.
    07-28-2013 04:54 PM
  22. texantony's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing when I went to the AT&T store. The security cable the store attaches to the back of the phone was the cause of the scratches. Really looked bad and I usually don't buy a case for my Lumia phones, but I went ahead and got the Speck case.
    falconeight likes this.
    07-28-2013 09:00 PM
  23. kabel_mk's Avatar
    I didn't sign a new contract. I bought mine outright. Still got all the stuff. The guys even double-checked for me to make sure, and the promotion just says "with the purchase of a new phone".
    Is this from AT&T? Do they have a promotion for free camera grip? If so, do you mind pointing where is written this offer? I know Microsoft do offer free camera grip, but I'm not sure about AT&T
    07-29-2013 01:07 AM
  24. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    If you're worried about scratches, it's too bad you didn't buy it from a Microsoft Store. They offer a two yr warranty for $99, upfront no monthly fees. They'll replace the phone for free if there's a MFR problem/defect or if you caused the problem there's a $49 deductible - not bad for a $700 phone ;) you can get it replaced once every 12 months. I wasn't going to get it but then I thought about how cheap that was...plus I've got two kids lol
    Is there a $49 deductible for lost/stole phones too? Oh yeah, thank you for sharing this.
    07-29-2013 04:52 AM
  25. falconeight's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing when I went to the AT&T store. The security cable the store attaches to the back of the phone was the cause of the scratches. Really looked bad and I usually don't buy a case for my Lumia phones, but I went ahead and got the Speck case.
    The painted bezel frightens me. My iPhone 5 scratched along its bezel easily and I couldn't take it.
    07-29-2013 11:35 AM
32 12

Similar Threads

  1. Phonetography: What do you want to know?
    By Muessig in forum The Photography Lounge
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 02-18-2015, 04:22 AM
  2. 1020 AT&T Pre-Order, got it with Sim Card error
    By ehuna in forum Nokia Lumia 1020
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-02-2013, 05:08 PM
  3. Facebook Notifications, do yours work :)
    By Checki in forum Applications
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-03-2013, 03:20 AM
  4. Which color did you get or do you plan on getting?
    By deadp1xel in forum Nokia Lumia 1020
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 07-29-2013, 08:26 PM
  5. Cracked Screen what to do?
    By gibbyhome in forum Nokia Lumia 920
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-25-2013, 01:10 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD