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  1. Khalid Brown1's Avatar
    I went to check it out today at the local att store. I'm 6'3" with large hands so one-handed use would not be a issue for me. It's weight feels balanced and lighter than the 920. I was wearing khaki pants and it fit into the front pocket well. I liked it a lot but I'm going to wait for a 920 update before deciding.
    This was exactly my experience. Was not to big to use with one hand. And the stuff I do with two hands now (take pics, texting etc...) I would still do. This phone is freaking awesome!!!
    11-10-2013 08:01 PM
  2. JamesDax's Avatar
    Went in to the AT&T store today and played around with it. I'm in love. Love the screen. It felt good in the hand and didn't seem heavy at all. Was also nice to see that the sales person owned a 920 and was very knowledgeable about Windows Phone 8. Two weeks from today a black 1520 will be mine. :D
    11-10-2013 08:47 PM
  3. Cactoes Gel's Avatar
    Went in to an AT&T store to replace my Note with a 1020. Came out confused wanting a 1520 instead. It felt lighter than my Note. This is also going to be my first Windows phone and I'm really loving the tiles.
    snowmutt, rav16, JamesDax and 2 others like this.
    11-10-2013 10:36 PM
  4. Jf.Vigor's Avatar
    You may be too young to remember running with one of these.

    Attachment 49309

    BTW, do you use a different account for each phone or how does that work?
    nOt gonna have a sim in the 8x. Just gonna download my xbox music pass via wifi. The battery without the cell signal being used, will last forever!
    11-10-2013 10:58 PM
  5. cckgz4's Avatar
    I'm thinking about the size. Now I'm not so sure.....
    11-10-2013 11:25 PM
  6. superlawyer15's Avatar
    I'm thinking about the size. Now I'm not so sure.....
    Its really not THAT big...
    Same width as the note 3 ...only a few millimeters taller
    psudotechzealot likes this.
    11-10-2013 11:53 PM
  7. tatortotsInfarction's Avatar
    A black Lumia 1520 was available at my local AT&T. I was a bit suprised it would be there. It also reaffirmed the continuing trend of how Nokia has lost its mind yet again with another strange product.

    Usually when I try gadgets at stores, they are a lot smaller looking and feeling, but grow in size once I take it home and start using it on a daily basis. iPads, HTC phones, Kindles, Samsung Note, etc. This was not true for the Lumia 1520. It was imposingly large and black when I first saw it. just massive. The Note 3 a few phones down was downright petite compared to it. I'm not even going to attempt to put it in my pocket. It barely fits in my hand. At least the build quality is typical Nokia tankish with no flex or give.

    It is easy to hold if you treat it like a tablet and hold it with your fingertips at an edge, but if you try to grasp around the body like a normal phone, it is far two wide and there is a giant amount of space behind the phone because it never touches your palm. My hands are pretty big and I find the 5.7" Note 3 at the upper range of my comfort size. This far exceeds it. The biggest problem is the way Nokia curved the sides. It's wide at the front and curves back sharply to the back. For a phone most people can't palm and will rely on the sides to hold, it feels sharp and uncomfortable. It has the same problem the HTC 8X does. Stabby sides. They curved it too much and don't have much vertical surface area. The Note 3 and its perpendicular and vertically straight and flat sides doesn't have this problem. Nor do the other Lumia phones like the 920/1020 that are rounded in the front and back, not just heavily tapered to the back like the 1520 is. It's an attempt to lessen the already humongous width, but it actually makes holding it much worse.

    The screen and colors look great, and doesn't have the pokiness of the AMOLED panels. Much smoother looking, without the excessive and unnecessary contrast. Blacks are black enough to not be noticeable and to blend with the surrounding bezel. However, the Windows Phone UI leaves a lot to be desired. There might be an extra row of tiles, and you see a few more apps in the app list, but from a usability standpoint, there seems to be almost no improvement or drastic change from a smaller phone. Doubly so for apps, which I don't know of any that are tailor made to utilize a bigger screen. A bigger screen is good for pulling back and watching movies, but for everything else, as long as you can comfortably tap and type on a smaller phone, there's no real benefit to the bigger size. You can't do more, and the size is unwieldy and cumbersome. The thing about smartphones is, they are portable and you can move them closer or further away at will, so that little 4.5" screen can turn into a 6" if you move it close enough. There's a limit to how close, as focusing at very close distances can give you a headache, but otherwise, the Lumia 1520 can't compete with other phablets in the usability department since it literally has no software to utilize the 6" screen effectively. A bigger screen allows for a larger drawing area. Too bad the 1520 doesn't have a stylus or digitizer. It allows for more buttons and menus as you can fit more and still be able to tap them. Too bad there are no phablet versions of WP apps yet.

    Realistically, this will end up being a very niche phone, along the lines of the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and NOT a Note 3 or Optimus G Pro competitor. Why Nokia didn't aim for the far larger Note demographic and instead jumped to some weird niche small tablet segment, we will never know. China is the biggest market for these phones, but they are also price sensitive, with 6" phones as low as $150. That's what the 1320 is for. The 1520 is just super niche. They shouldn't have released it in the US, or put any marketing muscle for it. Time and resources were wasted on a very niche device instead of making a real Note competitor in the same size category with similar functionality.

    Which also begs the question about why such a niche device was announced and released first, yet the true 920 successor is still MIA. Not a single peep, or teaser, or press invite. Some alleged leaks of the 929 are available, but for all we know it could be a Q1 or Q2 2014 phone, like the 1320. It is already mid November. They are cutting it close yet again, if they plan to release anything at all for the Holidays.

    In conclusion, I WILL NOT be getting the Lumia 1520. Nokia keeps on disappointing me each and every time with their strange and unfathomable product decisions. I might get a used 1020 down the road for fun, but Nokia's lack of punctuality and focus on the mainstream means my daily driver will still not be a Nokia and Windows Phone will still just be a feature phone oddity.
    Rem97, DBZo07, geekaren and 2 others like this.
    11-11-2013 03:04 AM
  8. Montgomery Badleford's Avatar
    My thoughts exactly. I used to have a Lumia 900, and was waiting to see what Nokia was planning to release before the end of the year in order to upgrade, hoping it would deliver something the size of the Lumia 920/925 or smaller. I saw the leaks of the new big phones, and immediately bought the 925.
    taymur likes this.
    11-11-2013 03:32 AM
  9. 12Danny123's Avatar
    dude if you don't like the Lumia 1520 why not just wait and see what's down the road. e.g the Lumia 929 which is gonna come out on thanksgiving likely
    11-11-2013 03:41 AM
  10. Montgomery Badleford's Avatar
    From what I hear it's only in the US (perhaps Europe next year), and it's still too big for me. 4.5" is my limit. Anyways, I am quite happy with the 925, just a bit disappointed Nokia didn't have anything better planned for this year with a decent size.
    11-11-2013 04:08 AM
  11. Steveukb's Avatar
    Obviously there are many phones available. This size of phone is not for everyone, luckily there are other phones available for those who prefer smaller sizes that fit into their size of hands. There are many people who would like a phone this size with the superior camera than most other phones available at present. The home screen can be changed to suit the user as well ie size of tiles, colours etc.
    aximtreo and maevinj like this.
    11-11-2013 06:46 AM
  12. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    LOL at placing the 1520 with the mid tier of phones like the Galaxy Mega 6.3 because is too big for you. The Mega 6.3 is not in the same league as the 1520. The 1320? Yes.
    CrackFachry likes this.
    11-11-2013 06:53 AM
  13. marcelohc's Avatar
    Its really not THAT big...
    Same width as the note 3 ...only a few millimeters taller
    On videos seems more than a few millimeters... I would say 1 cm or more...
    11-11-2013 07:25 AM
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    11-11-2013 07:29 AM
  15. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Did they have any PMA wireless chargers or PMA shells laying around, Moiz Mian?
    11-11-2013 07:31 AM
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    11-11-2013 07:32 AM
  17. JamesDax's Avatar
    Some people just have tiny hands. This phone is not for them.
    brianLTE and Ian Hanson like this.
    11-11-2013 07:38 AM
  18. TenTwelve's Avatar
    I love these WPC diatribes! lol My opinion is ultra important! Read 7 paragraphs please. LMAO
    11-11-2013 07:51 AM
  19. Jf.Vigor's Avatar
    Now THIS is a hands on preview. Thanks for the very few or non existent grammatical errors and insightful view on your experience with the 1520. I'm going to get it as I use my phones nowadays less as a phone and more as a mini PC. I have a fairly large hand and adapt well to new things I never thought I could. So it should be a fun anf delightful challenge to adapt to this extraordinarily large phone. We shall see!
    11-11-2013 08:26 AM
  20. Jf.Vigor's Avatar
    I love these WPC diatribes! lol My opinion is ultra important! Read 7 paragraphs please. LMAO
    I enjoyed reading it tbh...
    taymur, MSFTisMIA, willied and 5 others like this.
    11-11-2013 08:26 AM
  21. quek9's Avatar
    I am a grown man with grown man hands, the 1520 will fit me nicely. However, my petite wife is looking forward to her new 1520 too, go figure. I guess most normal people aren't intimidated by a phone, lol.
    11-11-2013 08:46 AM
  22. omegafiler's Avatar
    I think it's safe to say that if you're perfectly happy with a 4.5" screen, the phablet category is clearly not marketed towards you. :) I completely understand where you're coming from though. These are the same comments folks had back when the 5" phones started showing up, which were clearly pointless given that the fruit products were selling great with 3.5" screens. Why bother big larger screen phones? Now, that's pretty much considered the norm these days, with even larger phones selling like crazy around the globe.

    They're trying something out of their comfort zone, which I think is both long over due, and awesome. As somebody who has used and lived with phones from 3.5" to 6.5", I love these big phones and find anything under 5" virtually unusable. In my hands, 6" is big, yet somehow perfect. I just hope enough folks show interest to encourage future large phones from WP manufactures. Otherwise, I fear WP will get left behind while Android (and eventually Apple) move forward with the latest tech trends and advancements.
    ypi likes this.
    11-11-2013 09:06 AM
  23. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I stopped being able to take this seriously here:
    It was imposingly large and black when I first saw it. just massive.
    taymur, Rem97, MSFTisMIA and 7 others like this.
    11-11-2013 09:25 AM
  24. TenTwelve's Avatar
    Yeah, I wasn't sure if he was in an AT&T store or he stumbled in on an Urban All Male Review.

    Infarction, in the future be careful about cross posting with the Penthouse Letters forums.
    christenmartin and MSFTisMIA like this.
    11-11-2013 09:40 AM
  25. T Moore's Avatar
    Nokia has lost its mind yet again with another strange product.
    It was imposingly large and black when I first saw it. just massive. .
    Just wondering what the other Nokia strange products are?
    You were aware it is a six inch phone or did this come as a suprise ?
    Everything said about the size is already known. How could this be new information?
    11-11-2013 09:46 AM
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