1. wapoz's Avatar
    They've posted one of the most fair, balanced, and most comprehensive reviews I've seen of the 1520. They perfectly highlighted all the positives of the hardware, software and design, and were perfectly straightforward about the negatives and shortcoming of the device and of the WP8 ecosystem. They even included performance benchmarks comparing it to previous Nokia flagships. You usually don't see them give that kind of attention to detail when reviewing a WP, especially on a site that's well known for its love of all things Apple lol. It's well worth the read.

    Nokia Lumia 1520 review: the best Windows Phone device yet

    One thing I've taken away from all reviews is that with the move to Snapdragon 800, WP is already so optimized that it doesn't make a difference in the general UI. MS should include an option to disable animations (like on Android and iOS) to please the spec heads.

    Gizmodo's "review" was just... lol. Not even sure it could be called a review.
    11-18-2013 10:19 AM
  2. Chregu's Avatar
    I never got why people in this forum have something against Engadget. I read this homepage since I use Windows Mobile devices (and I switched to Windows Phone as soon as it was released), and I never saw any reason not to read it anymore.
    11-18-2013 10:33 AM
  3. DBDev's Avatar
    I only had time to read the beginning, but it seems to be a really fair review!
    11-18-2013 10:33 AM
  4. wapoz's Avatar
    I never got why people in this forum have something against Engadget. I read this homepage since I use Windows Mobile devices (and I switched to Windows Phone as soon as it was released), and I never saw any reason not to read it anymore.
    I stopped reading Engadget for a long while due to click-bait headlines, them constantly comparing the merits of every new product against something released from apple, their deleting of comments that weren't against the guidelines, and some very poorly written editorials. The breaking point was when I was banned for asking a mod who was trolling Android users in an article "Is this the kind of behavior Engadget expects from its staff?" lol. It looks like it's improved a bit since then.
    Last edited by wapoz; 11-18-2013 at 11:36 AM. Reason: left out key detail
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    11-18-2013 10:56 AM
  5. husslord's Avatar
    Shockingly cnet was good to well for cnet standards.....4 stars! But Gizmodo was really really harsh on it.....they just made the typical points its too big and that the camera wasn't impressive....sorta a one sided review I could have seen cnet do instead
    11-18-2013 11:25 AM
  6. leo74's Avatar
    Gizmodo's "review" was just... lol. Not even sure it could be called a review.
    LOL I read the Gizmodo piece... Calling that a review would be a massive overstatement. Unless one would call a "it is too big.... has a camera... is too big.... had a screen... is too big... and by the way, don't buy it because it is too big" rant a review... it is a 6 inch screen, what did this guy expect?

    I agree on the engadget review.... they actually did a great job this time.
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    11-18-2013 11:34 AM
  7. husslord's Avatar
    Engadget has been pretty fare as of late, 3 to 4 months....they don't rate the products anymore realizing everyone has their own preference for them...I actually enjoy their site the most! Phonedog.com is good to imo...ya Aaron is a little annoying but he just tells ya what works and doesn't. He has admitted to liking touchwiz as his OS for Android but lately he has been better too.
    11-18-2013 12:09 PM
  8. Janak Patel's Avatar
    Except Engadget called at&T 1520 rm-938 when we know its rm-940. Silly Engadget.
    11-18-2013 12:10 PM
  9. superlawyer15's Avatar
    gizmodo is filled with a bunch of apple fanboy losers
    ..which I don't understand since Jobs banned them from Apple events after they paid to buy that "lost" iPhone 4 in the bar
    11-18-2013 12:10 PM
  10. Kissanviikset's Avatar
    Is there review where you can load full sized camera photo samples? Only thing that i care this point is if camera is good enough compared to competition. 1020 is in league of its own but anything else i'm interested. Verge gave cameras only 7 and i think that is completely bull****.
    11-18-2013 12:18 PM
  11. squire777's Avatar
    gizmodo is filled with a bunch of apple fanboy losers
    ..which I don't understand since Jobs banned them from Apple events after they paid to buy that "lost" iPhone 4 in the bar
    I was going to say the same thing. Giz got their hands on a iPhone prior to release a few years back and Apple slapped them around with their legal teams, banned them from events etc. Yet they still brown nose to Apple.

    I guess the Apple Kool Aid has strong effects.
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    11-18-2013 02:15 PM
  12. wapoz's Avatar
    I was going to say the same thing. Giz got their hands on a iPhone prior to release a few years back and Apple slapped them around with their legal teams, banned them from events etc. Yet they still brown nose to Apple.

    I guess the Apple Kool Aid has strong effects.
    Gizmodo reminds me of a creepy, crazed stalker who only gets more obsessive with their target (apple) after given a restraining order.
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    11-18-2013 03:01 PM
  13. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    That was a great review. I wonder why their gallery of camera shots looks terrible though. Like there is something wrong with the script that runs the slideshow or something.
    11-18-2013 04:30 PM
  14. Doctor Pork's Avatar
    LOL I read the Gizmodo piece... Calling that a review would be a massive overstatement. Unless one would call a "it is too big.... has a camera... is too big.... had a screen... is too big... and by the way, don't buy it because it is too big" rant a review... it is a 6 inch screen, what did this guy expect?

    I agree on the engadget review.... they actually did a great job this time.
    The gizmodo review is pretty much in the same style as last years 920 review when they spent half the review complaining about the weight.
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    11-18-2013 06:37 PM
  15. snowmutt's Avatar
    I have been going to Engadget for a while. Like their reviews.
    11-19-2013 02:46 AM
  16. Bizarro_Prime's Avatar
    LOL I read the Gizmodo piece... Calling that a review would be a massive overstatement. Unless one would call a "it is too big.... has a camera... is too big.... had a screen... is too big... and by the way, don't buy it because it is too big" rant a review... it is a 6 inch screen, what did this guy expect?
    I want to read their reviews on Samsungs offerings. Mainly the Note range and the Mega.
    11-19-2013 03:52 AM
  17. Doctor Pork's Avatar
    Some links to Gizmodo reviews of those Samsung devices...

    Samsung Galaxy Mega Review: A Big Phone, a Small Tablet, a Bad Buy

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Review: Biggerer and Betterer

    Seriously, even the Galaxy Mega review is more positive than the 1520 review even if they criticise it during some sections, as that review is not written in the same nasty tone as the Lumia review. Most important difference is most likely that it has been done by different reviewers. Like when they describe the results in low light with the camera as complete garbage, seriously, come on, that is obviously not the case. What are you going to say in the reviews of the rest of the phones on the market then?
    11-19-2013 04:59 AM
  18. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    *edit*

    Nice to see 6tag tile on the screen :)
    11-19-2013 08:42 AM
  19. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Phone Arena reviewed it well also, giving a 9/10.

    Nokia Lumia 1520 Review
    11-19-2013 08:59 AM
  20. afnan_mc's Avatar
    Even Mashable's review seemed a little lacking.
    11-19-2013 10:55 AM
  21. ilabene's Avatar
    Even Mashable's review seemed a little lacking.
    Good god, I had to unfollow them after that BS.
    11-19-2013 11:25 AM
  22. Guytronic's Avatar
    I enjoyed reading the Engadget review by Brad Molen.

    Written very well.
    No sniping or holier than Windows\Nokia attitude.

    The review was a good way to spend a few minutes.
    11-19-2013 11:55 PM
  23. worldspy99's Avatar
    The Verge review was so, so. It is my go to site but these days I spend some extra time on WPCentral and WMPoweruser. It would be nice to see WP reviews on AnandTech as well as Ars Technica. I like Andrew and Ron's articles on AT. The Engadget review was quite good. The 1520 though is a huge device IMHO.
    11-20-2013 09:30 AM

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