12-14-2013 04:29 AM
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  1. jridgers's Avatar
    The only thing, imo, that looks sillier than people talking into these enormous devices are the people who use their tablets to take pictures
    I totally agree! I cringe every time I see someone whip out there iPad to take a photo (or worse yet...a video) of something. Personally, I don't see the need for a tablet to have a camera. Just let it get images from my phone.
    toddpart likes this.
    11-14-2013 03:01 PM
  2. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    I totally agree! I cringe every time I see someone whip out there iPad to take a photo (or worse yet...a video) of something. Personally, I don't see the need for a tablet to have a camera. Just let it get images from my phone.
    Yep, the only tablet I have ever seen where a camera was used for anything worthwhile was the rumored Microsoft Courier....RIP.
    11-14-2013 03:34 PM
  3. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    i went and played with the 1520 at at&t store today. it feels good in the hand with the rounded edges. the screen quality is amazing. it flies as you are messing with the UI. i didnt think it could get anymore smooth when comparing it to my 1020, but it has. the camera quality is amazing. it processes pics fast. the focus on it was very fast and almost unnoticeable from the view screen. it is very lite feeling with it being a 6 inch phone. i was surprised by how lite it felt. i had intentions on pre-ordering one today but something stopped me. the size of it. it's just too big. i put it up to my ear like i was speaking on a call and looked at myself in the mirror. it doesnt look right. the size of it reminds me of a mini tablet. when texting my thumbs had to move alot of distance to tap the letters.

    it has alot of big pluses for the windows phone ecosystem, but i just couldnt get over the size of it. so i'm going to have to wait for a 5 inch windows phone to come out on at&t. i hope 2014 has one for at&t.

    I am worried about the size also. I haven't had a chance to handle a 1520, but I have used a Galaxy Mega 6.3 and found it reasonable. I think I will become used to the size with time, and I very rarely hold a phone up to my head to make a phone call. Usually the only time I talk on the phone is in my car, which is through bluetooth. My phone is mainly used as a time waster, (games, videos, etc.) so that screen is going to be awesome. I have also been putting off replacing my shattered Nexus 7 for a year or so, i figure a phone this big can just double as a small tablet.
    11-14-2013 03:37 PM
  4. LordGreylock's Avatar
    Who cares, it's about what YOU like. I had a Note and a Note II for a while, yes people made fun of them, but I enjoyed the phones while I had them. I checked out the 1520 and I think it's great. I'd consider it, however I just got myself a 925 and I'm quite happy with that right now. Don't let the opinions of others keep you from using what you really want.
    11-14-2013 03:41 PM
  5. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I soooooooo want the 1520....quad core, full HD experience, loads of memory, 20m camera....hell, what's not to like. But damn its big, my mates were like"dude....no!! You can't walk around with that, you'll look like a nub!!" why oh why can't they pack those specs into a 4.5" or even a 5" device.....why why why!!!
    Who cares if your friends say you will look like a limb with a portion cut off?
    11-14-2013 04:41 PM
  6. RJ Priest's Avatar
    I don't understand this whole issue with using a 6" screen cell phone???

    How is this any different from speaking into a traditional phone, or a cordless phone? Both of those are far larger than a 1520?

    Where did this cultural expectation come from, that one must be speaking into the absolute smallest cellular communication device possible?
    11-14-2013 07:37 PM
  7. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I don't understand this whole issue with using a 6" screen cell phone???

    How is this any different from speaking into a traditional phone, or a cordless phone? Both of those are far larger than a 1520?

    Where did this cultural expectation come from, that one must be speaking into the absolute smallest cellular communication device possible?
    I couldn't agree with you more. Great points.
    RJ Priest likes this.
    11-14-2013 11:21 PM
  8. raycpl's Avatar
    I always feel it's cringe-worthy when I see this.... a person speaking on a phone with the flip-cover fully open. It would either be dangling & swinging in front of the face or hitting the nose. LOL
    11-15-2013 12:43 AM
  9. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    I soooooooo want the 1520....quad core, full HD experience, loads of memory, 20m camera....hell, what's not to like. But damn its big, my mates were like"dude....no!! You can't walk around with that, you'll look like a nub!!" why oh why can't they pack those specs into a 4.5" or even a 5" device.....why why why!!!
    It sounds like your friends are stuck on the idea of phones only should be 4.5-5 inches at best, and trying to force their ideas on you by hating and throwing shade on the 1520. Do not fall for it, If you like the 1520, buy it, and let the haters hate bruh.
    11-15-2013 06:48 AM
  10. Pratham Sarwate's Avatar
    it's not just about the number of apps. i'm also talking about their quality.
    it's been over an year 720p screen WPs came out. but how many games support this resolution? very few.
    i bought skulls of shogun last week for my 925 and was totally disappointed.
    you have any idea how disastrous the experience would be on a 1080p 6 inch screen?
    and save for the OS and few apps, others still have bad resolutions.
    and what is the use of such a big phone if you just wanna watch media and browse the web? get a proper tablet instead. this doesn't even support a stylus.
    trust me, i'm a die-hard Nokia fan and a WP enthusiast, but the progress they have had of late is disappointing.
    11-15-2013 07:22 AM
  11. InfiniteRefrain's Avatar
    I loved my Galaxy Notes; and, like others, rarely used it for talking into. There is always speaker phone or a BT headset. It's a little bigger than I can handle one-handed but I am still going to pick it up. If it doesn't work for you, you'll only have to pay the $35 re-stock fee and swap for the 1020 or the 925. Hell, you can also use NEXT and pick up the smaller model when they release one.
    11-15-2013 10:48 AM
  12. SoloXCRacer's Avatar
    I do many other things that already make me look stupid, so the size of my phone and what people think is the least of my concerns. And it should be for you too.
    11-15-2013 03:41 PM
  13. Flavio76's Avatar
    Could not resist....bought one at Microsoft store....2days free shipping to my hotel...wait and see......
    TenTwelve likes this.
    12-13-2013 06:37 AM
  14. billytx97's Avatar
    It fits comfortably in my jeans front pocket as well as work pants, I just accept using it with 2 hands, and there is nothing stupid about using a badass piece of hardware and OS, I love it. My 920 seems tiny now !
    TenTwelve likes this.
    12-13-2013 08:46 AM
  15. TenTwelve's Avatar
    It fits comfortably in my jeans front pocket as well as work pants, I just accept using it with 2 hands, and there is nothing stupid about using a badass piece of hardware and OS, I love it. My 920 seems tiny now !
    Good man! Wearing pants cut for your own gender! Yeah, I went from an iPhone 4S to the 920 and now the 1520. I don't know if I could down size now. Maybe 5.5"...Maybe lol
    12-13-2013 11:30 AM
  16. radmanvr's Avatar
    I carry the 1520 in my crotch and no one says anything about its size if anything a lot more girls look at me.

    No really im jk but why do you care what other people think of you. ????
    12-13-2013 11:34 AM
  17. mitsuyager9's Avatar
    The size really isn't bad if you a get the black one. I was worried about that too but trust me, the size isn't an issue.
    12-13-2013 07:22 PM
  18. giraffe81's Avatar
    Size was a big concern before I got mine. More whether it would fit in my pocket, which it does.

    I have had a few comments from colleagues, like "what the f* is that" but they are just messing. Once they see the screen/camera people like it. Some think its a tablet.

    I don't take many phone calls so not too bothered about the whole holding it up to my ear thing. After having had the phone for 3 days you get used to the size Holding my old iPhone 4 feels like I am holding a matchbox now and I don't see how I ever managed to use such a small screen.
    12-14-2013 04:29 AM
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