11-30-2013 04:03 PM
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  1. maverick786us's Avatar
    I was reading this review of Lumia 1520 in technobuffallow. Overall they have provided good rating 8.5, but is unimpressed with the call quality of Lumia 1520. What is your openion on this
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    11-28-2013 12:09 AM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    Well, I wouldn't sweat that part of his review especially where sound quality is concerned. That's subjective at best.

    He has improved his opinion about the OS and its functionality over time. He's a size freak. The only thing that turns these cats on is hardware. In this regard he had nothing but good things to say about the phone. What was most notable in his review is his comments on the apps. His comments fall in line with what Microsoft has been saying some time ago, we have 90 percent of the biggest apps being used in the market. With Instagram, and Vine (official) showing up, they have to find a new argument. Which is why he mentioned google now, which in my opinion not half bad while Microsoft's is still under wraps.
    All in all, TB giving the phone an 8.5 is admirable and not bad for Nokia's first phablet.
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    11-28-2013 01:03 AM
  3. maverick786us's Avatar
    Well, I wouldn't sweat that part of his review especially where sound quality is concerned. That's subjective at best.

    He has improved his opinion about the OS and its functionality over time. He's a size freak. The only thing that turns these cats on is hardware. In this regard he had nothing but good things to say about the phone. What was most notable in his review is his comments on the apps. His comments fall in line with what Microsoft has been saying some time ago, we have 90 percent of the biggest apps being used in the market. With Instagram, and Vine (official) showing up, they have to find a new argument. Which is why he mentioned google now, which in my opinion not half bad while Microsoft's is still under wraps.
    All in all, TB giving the phone an 8.5 is admirable and not bad for Nokia's first phablet.
    But the way he commented on Call Quality. Do you guys still feel the same about? I know nokia has the best call quality in the world. So what is your openion with the call quality of 1520, which is supposed to have HD call quality
    11-28-2013 01:09 AM
  4. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    The call quality seems much better than my Lumia 1020 though it seems I lose signal more
    11-28-2013 01:28 AM
  5. Reflexx's Avatar
    I will say that Nokia's WP call quality does seem worse than those of their feature phones. I'm not sure why.
    11-28-2013 01:44 AM
  6. kevm14's Avatar
    But Im glad we still include it, because theres something up with the Lumia 1520s call quality. On almost every occasion I used the phone, I was told I sounded garbled and that there was a terrible echo.
    Oh god. Not this again. I went through this with my Titan and one of the many reasons for switching to Nokia for my next WP is for call quality. This had better be just his phone or I'm going to flip out...
    anony_mouse likes this.
    11-28-2013 06:02 AM
  7. JOHNGAETANO's Avatar
    If this is a real issue I will not be buying this phone tomorrow. I guess I would think when making a phone the most important factor would be how the phone quality is. Seems like a big miss.

    Oh god. Not this again. I went through this with my Titan and one of the many reasons for switching to Nokia for my next WP is for call quality. This had better be just his phone or I'm going to flip out...
    11-28-2013 08:26 AM
  8. kevm14's Avatar
    I will say this. We AT&T Titan folk spent the last 2 years waiting for firmware and system updates that never came. HTC actually released a global firmware to address the issue but AT&T never did anything. I am running the shipping WP7.5 OS and firmware. At least with Nokia I feel like there's a good chance for stuff like this to be fixed.
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    11-28-2013 08:57 AM
  9. TenTwelve's Avatar
    Call quality has been on par with my 920 which I felt sounded really good on calls.
    11-28-2013 09:18 AM
  10. Reflexx's Avatar
    The Titan was horrible on calls.

    I doubt the 1520 would be anywhere near as bad as that.
    snowmutt and anony_mouse like this.
    11-28-2013 11:02 AM
  11. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    If this is a real issue I will not be buying this phone tomorrow. I guess I would think when making a phone the most important factor would be how the phone quality is. Seems like a big miss.
    THe phone quality is not that bed at all. You would see more posts if it was forums
    maverick786us and anony_mouse like this.
    11-28-2013 11:41 AM
  12. JOHNGAETANO's Avatar
    "not that bad"? I would just like to hear how it compares to the 5s and Note 3. The note isn't anything to write home about.
    maverick786us likes this.
    11-28-2013 11:50 AM
  13. JamesDax's Avatar
    I have had no issues with the call quality of this phone nor have I had any complaints from others about how I sounded to them.
    11-28-2013 12:04 PM
  14. JOHNGAETANO's Avatar
    Thanks Dax
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    11-28-2013 12:40 PM
  15. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    "not that bad"? I would just like to hear how it compares to the 5s and Note 3. The note isn't anything to write home about.
    I don't own a note or 5s but my brother does and from what I can tell there is not much difference.

    When I said not that bad I mean I don't have any major issues with call quality. I had an issue with reception but that seemed to be fixed with a sim card change.

    Having owned a Lumia 810, 920, 928, and 1020...the 1520 is the best Lumia to date for me. It has a very loud speaker and the calls are clear and I don't have any complaints from callers.
    11-28-2013 01:55 PM
  16. Wilguens Joachin's Avatar
    Call quality on my 1520 is good. No problem. Everything is clear.
    11-28-2013 03:25 PM
  17. snowmutt's Avatar
    Glad this issue was broght up, and thanks to all that responded. Call quality is a top 3 item to me. This 1520 is a tough call for me. Love that the boxes are getting checked for me.
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    11-28-2013 11:28 PM
  18. maverick786us's Avatar
    I read this comparision between Lumia 1520 and Note 3, where Lumia 1520 has outclassed Note 3 in every department except the weight and lack of AMOLED. Even in this review both the devices are considered to have average call quality, they have even stated that with note 3 (Samsung is considered to be one of the worst in terms of call quality) the call is bit loud, but with Lumia 1520 the speakerphone is way louder.

    I hope that an upcoming firmware update addresses this call issue. I know that Nokia can compromize it design, for call quality. 1520 being bigger, was though to have bigger antennas for better signal reception.
    11-28-2013 11:34 PM
  19. smoledman's Avatar
    The fact is the 1520 is freaking HUGE. I can't imagine using a device that big.
    techiez likes this.
    11-29-2013 03:24 AM
  20. Reflexx's Avatar
    The fact is the 1520 is freaking HUGE. I can't imagine using a device that big.
    It's not for everyone. Though when reviewing a device like this, you are speaking to the audience that could see themselves using a device this large.
    anony_mouse likes this.
    11-29-2013 03:46 AM
  21. smoledman's Avatar
    It's not for everyone. Though when reviewing a device like this, you are speaking to the audience that could see themselves using a device this large.
    Well then it should have come with an active digitizer & stylus. Look at how many millions of Galaxy Notes Samsung has sold because of that. This design essentially is neutered out of the box.
    11-29-2013 03:54 AM
  22. Reflexx's Avatar
    Well then it should have come with an active digitizer & stylus. Look at how many millions of Galaxy Notes Samsung has sold because of that. This design essentially is neutered out of the box.
    I would llike that very much.

    I am one of those people that wouldn't mind a large phone, but I was clamoring for a stylus when the rumors of the 1520 started surfacing.

    But after seeing it and holding it, the lack of a stylus didn't seem like a big deal. It's just a really really nice handset even without a stylus.

    A stylus would make OneNote twice as good though.
    11-29-2013 04:04 AM
  23. maverick786us's Avatar
    I would llike that very much.

    I am one of those people that wouldn't mind a large phone, but I was clamoring for a stylus when the rumors of the 1520 started surfacing.

    But after seeing it and holding it, the lack of a stylus didn't seem like a big deal. It's just a really really nice handset even without a stylus.

    A stylus would make OneNote twice as good though.
    My friends own Galaxy Note 2 and they seldom use S-Pen. Only while drawing, S-Pen comes into the picture, otherwise, they consider it useless
    11-29-2013 04:35 AM
  24. Reflexx's Avatar
    My friends own Galaxy Note 2 and they seldom use S-Pen. Only while drawing, S-Pen comes into the picture, otherwise, they consider it useless
    I can see that.

    I hardly use the pen on my Surface Pro.
    anony_mouse likes this.
    11-29-2013 04:39 AM
  25. Old_Cus's Avatar
    I upgraded from a L900 and I have no problem with the speaker or sound quality of my 1520. I think a stylus is a personal choice. I have no desire to use on with my phone.
    anony_mouse likes this.
    11-29-2013 08:20 AM
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