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  1. jayweh32's Avatar
    First Post here. Just joined to get more information about the 1520, but I had to comment on the search button. That is the one thing I hate about the 920 I always hit that darnn thing. Cant wait to actually get my hands on the 1520 for a test drive which should satisfy my needs for a tablet.
    11-11-2013 12:53 PM
  2. Bjfcm's Avatar
    I just left the AT&T Store and had a life Altering Experience!!. I have been waiting for a big screened Windows Phone device. So bad that I bought the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The Note ll was nice , but I keep going back and using the Nokia Lumia 920 ( also on AT&T). Like most of you I was excited about the specs and the screen. Unlike most of you I am happy to purchase the AT&T variant , sans Q wireless and with only 16 GB.

    Crazy at 1st glance I thought it was too small. Boy was I wrong . I went to pick it up and it was love at 1st site. I am a Software Engineering Student , former ' Flash *****" The size is perfect for editing documents ( for School and Work) .

    I utilize the Cloud ,Skybox constantly. I don't need 64 GB plus expandable storage. I'm going with the ' NEXT' Plan. I will upgrade later if I change my mind.16 GB and Micro SD is sufficient. The price is right and anything bigger should not be on my phone. I have two laptops at home . I sold.

    I respect those of you who disagree . This version isn't for you. Please respect my opinion. Europe is itching to get their hands on this device. Be a little bit more appreciative ( smile)
    JPDVM2014 likes this.
    11-11-2013 01:11 PM
  3. breakingpoint0's Avatar
    Glad you know what you like =) Nothing wrong with trying out new things. Thanks for reporting back your opinions! I'm not interested in this phone but I'm sure someone else will read it and take your opinions into account.

    These large phones are inherently a niche market. The reason the Note 3 is huge is more than likely not because it's a large phone, but because of the pen functionality. Just a big screen isn't going to win the day, it has to have some other features to go along with it that people will pick it up for.
    11-11-2013 01:14 PM
  4. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    I have a question about Next. Hopefully you can answer it. When you normally buy the phone on contract. You have to pay $199+$36 upgrade fee+(tax on $549). In my state, this adds up to about $280. When you get NEXT, do you pay 0 upfront? Or just the tax? And how much are the monthly payments for the 1520?
    11-11-2013 01:18 PM
  5. DBZo07's Avatar
    I like it big... 😍 King sized..

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 India gdr3
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    11-11-2013 01:20 PM
  6. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    I like this because I'm always hitting the search button when I'm doing other stuff. I must hold my 920 goofily.
    Good point! It probably will be easier to avoid hitting the search button accidentally. I found it hard enough to hit the buttons on purpose haha. They do feel slightly more cramped.
    11-11-2013 01:21 PM
  7. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    Did they have any PMA wireless chargers or PMA shells laying around, Moiz Mian?
    I didn't see any :/ Are they going to be available on launch? Also, why don't they just add wireless charging to the official folding case? That would be perfect!
    11-11-2013 01:22 PM
  8. eutonl's Avatar
    I agree, I went to AT&T store on Friday and had same experience with the 1520. I will see if the 16GB and microSD are good enough(or sell then get 32GB with Qi). I also had been waiting on a Windows Phablet.
    11-11-2013 01:30 PM
  9. Sam Sabri's Avatar
    But I'm guessing this is much faster than the shot-to-shot time of the 1020? (which is about the only complaint I've read about the 1020 camera)
    It is faster when it comes to shot-to-shot vs. the 1020. At least that was our impression when we played with it at Nokia World.
    riffraffy and CrackFachry like this.
    11-11-2013 01:48 PM
  10. superlawyer15's Avatar
    I have a question about Next. Hopefully you can answer it. When you normally buy the phone on contract. You have to pay $199+$36 upgrade fee+(tax on $549). In my state, this adds up to about $280. When you get NEXT, do you pay 0 upfront? Or just the tax? And how much are the monthly payments for the 1520?
    you don't pay anything upfront, but don't let that fool you into thinking that "next" is a good deal
    if you keep the device for 1 year, you would end up paying more than $199 and then you have to return the device to ATT to get a new one
    if you keep the device for 2 years, you would end up paying more than the full cost of the phone

    consumers don't win with NEXT(or any similar program from other carriers)
    11-11-2013 02:03 PM
  11. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    you don't pay anything upfront, but don't let that fool you into thinking that "next" is a good deal
    if you keep the device for 1 year, you would end up paying more than $199 and then you have to return the device to ATT to get a new one
    if you keep the device for 2 years, you would end up paying more than the full cost of the phone

    consumers don't win with NEXT(or any similar program from other carriers)
    You win if you make enough to pay for the monthly fees, but don't make enough to pay for the device upfront.

    That's the entire point of Next...a way to keep up to date on the latest hardware each year, without it costing you a ton upfront each time.
    JPDVM2014 likes this.
    11-11-2013 02:22 PM
  12. Sniper1087's Avatar
    Also checked out the 1520 at the local Microsoft store. Very nice. Wish it came in Cyan, had 32gb or 64gb on board, and had 41 megapixel camera... or at least a 34 MP + 5 MP jpeg one. But for $199 on contract, I'll grab one in black. Or yellow....
    Im sure you meant the 1020 because the 1520 doesnt have 41 mp or 34+5. Anyhow will like to play with the 1520 which is supposed to be better and way bigger before I make a purchase.
    11-11-2013 02:24 PM
  13. superlawyer15's Avatar
    You win if you make enough to pay for the monthly fees, but don't make enough to pay for the device upfront.

    That's the entire point of Next...a way to keep up to date on the latest hardware each year, without it costing you a ton upfront each time.
    who can afford ATT's monthly fees but cant afford $199 for a phone?
    11-11-2013 02:40 PM
  14. maui911's Avatar
    .1.) Size - Let me first say that I have large hands, so the Lumia 1520 did not feel uncomfortable in the hand at all. I felt like most of the time I could use it with one hand, and only a few instances did I need two hands to do what I needed. I used to have a Note 2, which I felt fit in my pocket quite easily. When I had the Note, I actually felt like the screen could have been slightly bigger with no issues. If you have small hands, wielding this phone may be a challenge. The ATT rep did let me put the phone in my pocket. I was wearing a pair of gym shorts, and it did fit, but barely. I would probably have to figure out a way to carry the device instead of in my pockets since it is borderline. I think a belt holder or something might be easier to use. I could fit it in my pocket, but would probably be worried about breaking the screen. If you wear cargo pants or shorts there is probably no issue. If you wear tight jeans or pants...forget it. The bottom line for me is this is about the limit of how large a phone I could use. Yes, at times it won't be the most portable, but you have to look at if everything else about the phone outweighs this factor. The 1520 although being much larger than the 1020, it actually felt lighter. This is a very thin phone. The weight is spread out nicely. Still has a premium lumia feel, but not overly heavy.

    2.) Screen quality: The 1520 was sitting right next to a Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 in the ATT store. The screen absolutely blows the 1020 out of the water in my opinion. I went into the settings in all 3 phones and turned auto brightness off on all of them and set them to high. The screen brightness on the Lumia 1520 is much better than any previous lumia I have seen. It's an amazing screen, and probably the best I've seen on any device. The Lumia 1020 looked like it had a yellow tint to it next to the 1520. For me the extra screen real estate made a huge deal when reading articles and going into apps. I never found myself pinching to zoom. Text was ultra clear and easy to read on the 1520. I felt like I was having a tablet experience in most apps. Browsing websites, going to youtube and watching videos was much more enjoyable on the 1520.

    3.) Performance: Performance on the 1520 compared to the 1020 showed no real difference that I could tell. Apps seem to load at the same speed and moving throughout the OS seemed to happen at the same pace. I think the RAM has much more to do with this than to dual core processor in the 1020 because I did notice a difference in performance in the 1520 compared to the 925.

    4.) Camera - The camera on the 1020 is definitely better than the camera on the 1520. I saw much more detail in most shots on the 1020, I should say that the 1020 did take longer to take the pictures themselves so you do have a few seconds more lag on the 1020 compared to the 1520. I could take multiple photos much more quickly on the 1520, which had almost no lag between shots. Not quite as fast as my iPhone 5, but not far off either. The 1520 camera didn't blow me away. In average lighting in the store, it produced shots only slightly better than the 925 from what I could tell. Definitely no slouch, but not near what the 1020 can do from the limited testing I was able to do in the store today. Some shots on the 1520 looked blurry post processing. I used to have this issue on my lumia 920, so I'm not sure if it's a software thing or what. It only happened a few times in the Nokia Pro Cam app. On the regular camera app there were no issues. There was no blurriness using the lumia 1020 and the pro camera app.

    Final thoughts: For me, I do not think this phone is too large. After testing the 1520 in store for about an hour, I looked at my iPhone 5 and couldn't believe how small it seemed. I didn't even want to pick up my iPhone after looking at the 1520. It just seems way too small now. The 1520 is right at the cusp of what I feel is acceptable for a mobile device. I feel the screen size/quality, along with a strong camera , and updated hardware compared to older editions of the lumia line make this a definite go for me. You have an amazing content consumption/multimedia experience. With respect to the size of this phone, I feel the positives outweigh the negatives. Sure, there is a slight loss in portability, but using that large screen makes it much more enjoyable so I feel the sacrifice is worth it. Even if Nokia releases a 5" flagship, I still feel I'd want the bigger screen on the 1520. I would almost think of the lumia 1520 as an ultra portable tablet with a phone and a superb camera, than a smartphone itself. The biggest challenge for me with this phone will probably be how to carry it around comfortably. I don't think I would have a problem carrying it around in a belt case, or just getting a case and carrying it around like a small tablet.



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    11-11-2013 03:01 PM
  15. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Will it do voice and data simultaneous?
    11-11-2013 03:28 PM
  16. AccentAE86's Avatar
    Can you set the 1520/1320 to display the typical two columns of med-size tiles instead of 3? My dad has bad eyes and wants something with bigger text. These large screens would be great, but three columns actually makes the tile fonts SMALLER than a 920/1020.
    11-11-2013 03:30 PM
  17. superlawyer15's Avatar
    Will it do voice and data simultaneous?
    I've already pre-ordered mine and won't be all that disappointed if it cant do this
    (it can always do it on wifi anyway)

    ...but ...I'd like to know
    11-11-2013 03:31 PM
  18. paulxxwall's Avatar
    I hope it can im spoiled from my 920
    11-11-2013 04:24 PM
  19. Shockwave78's Avatar
    Pre-ordered online last week, tried it out in the Microsoft Store this weekend. The phone feels 100x better in the hand than the Galaxy Note 3 or any other large phablet/phone. The phone may be larger on paper than the Note 3, but it feels smaller.
    11-11-2013 05:22 PM
  20. maui911's Avatar
    Pre-ordered online last week, tried it out in the Microsoft Store this weekend. The phone feels 100x better in the hand than the Galaxy Note 3 or any other large phablet/phone. The phone may be larger on paper than the Note 3, but it feels smaller.
    I just saw a note 3 in a best buy when I went to pick up a case for my Venue 8 Pro. That faux leather on the back is cheap and looks terrible in my opinion. Screen is nice, but I opened up a web browser, and scrolling was ultra laggy. Then 1520 doesn't feel heavier or that much bigger than the note 3.
    11-11-2013 05:27 PM
  21. Jf.Vigor's Avatar
    who can afford ATT's monthly fees but cant afford $199 for a phone?
    Someone who has trouble managing their budget lol.
    They make enough money but spend their entire paycheck before the next one haha
    11-11-2013 05:30 PM
  22. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    I hope it can im spoiled from my 920
    Yes, yes, of course it can. All ATT phones can do simultaneous voice and data.
    11-11-2013 06:00 PM
  23. Moiz Mian's Avatar
    you don't pay anything upfront, but don't let that fool you into thinking that "next" is a good deal
    if you keep the device for 1 year, you would end up paying more than $199 and then you have to return the device to ATT to get a new one
    if you keep the device for 2 years, you would end up paying more than the full cost of the phone

    consumers don't win with NEXT(or any similar program from other carriers)
    Right, I totally understand that, but what I'm trying to gauge is how much more do you spend. I would spend close to $300 if I bought a Lumia 1520 including upgrade fee and tax. So if I can use pay $300 over 12 months and then return the phone, then I basically had the phone for free. Even if it was $350 over 12 months, I think it might be worth it. Anyone know how much you would pay ATT for 12 months of payments on the 1520?
    11-11-2013 06:04 PM
  24. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Yes, yes, of course it can. All ATT phones can do simultaneous voice and data.
    you sure because I heard they disabled that on this phone . I really hope im wrong because I want this phone! Now what's the real difference between on board memory and expandable memory in regards to performance ,speed etc
    11-11-2013 06:23 PM
  25. Jf.Vigor's Avatar
    Right, I totally understand that, but what I'm trying to gauge is how much more do you spend. I would spend close to $300 if I bought a Lumia 1520 including upgrade fee and tax. So if I can use pay $300 over 12 months and then return the phone, then I basically had the phone for free. Even if it was $350 over 12 months, I think it might be worth it. Anyone know how much you would pay ATT for 12 months of payments on the 1520?
    I was following you until you said for free..
    If you paid the $300 now, you'd then be able to keep the phone in the end.
    If you paid the $350 overtime, you have to give the phone back lol. That's like paying all that money for a phone that's not yours. A lease even that costs just as much as a purchase.
    It's like leasing a Lexus and paying the same as financing a lexus. Simply makes more sense to finance the car right?
    And trust me I've weighed heavily back and forth on NEXT vs. credit card'ing the upgrade price. Just doesn't make sense to ever go with NEXT. It actually never makes sense and they only get true enthusiasts who probably aren't very frugal to begin with
    11-11-2013 06:24 PM
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