12-24-2013 05:19 PM
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  1. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Have you all tried using any other devices lately. I gave my son my 925 for Christmas I took him to the AT&T store to swap his sim yesterday. I was standing there in the store playing with it while we were waiting... How did I ever use a device that small? I don't think I will ever be able to go to a 4.5 inch screen again. I don't think I would even consider a device with a screen smaller that 5 inches.
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    12-23-2013 09:27 PM
  2. JaiMento's Avatar
    So I was just at the bank, waiting in line to make a deposit. I pulled out my phone and had it held around my waist, just browsing through the internet. I looked up to see how close I was to the front of the line and I see the guy in front of me with an iPhone 5s browsing Facebook, holding the phone about 6" away from his face. I kind of chuckled inside. At that moment, I was really loving the 6" screen of my L1520.
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    12-23-2013 09:44 PM
  3. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    Have you all tried using any other devices lately. I gave my son my 925 for Christmas I took him to the AT&T store to swap his sim yesterday. I was standing there in the store playing with it while we were waiting... How did I ever use a device that small? I don't think I will ever be able to go to a 4.5 inch screen again. I don't think I would even consider a device with a screen smaller that 5 inches.
    My fiancee still has a Lumia 900 (the model I also had prior) because her contract isn't ready for a change yet. Every now and then I have to use it...it feels like one of those miniature novelty items that's not actually real. lol
    12-23-2013 09:57 PM
  4. alllies's Avatar
    From where and how much did you get it? Dying to get one on my hands.
    I bought my glossy red Lumia 1520 last Monday and it really impressed me in terms of camera, performance and battery life. The language support in our native language (Filipino) is also very adequate, to the point that my friends are surprised at the level that my phone is displaying terms and system texts in Tagalog.

    I didn't have any problem with its size, and ironically, I found a phone with this size very comfortable to use. I even get to type messages in one hand sometimes, but maybe that's due to my fingers being used to reaching far places when I play the guitar. My phone last month is the Lumia 625 but I intended to sell that when I can finally buy this one as my birthday present.

    The camera captures scenes and objects with a lot of detail. One time, I took a picture of my dry bag and when I zoomed in, I saw the crisscrossing threads that I don't usually see when I carry it! It also captures photos nicely in low light setting.

    The screen is very gorgeous to look at but I don't seem to see a very major difference with the Lumia 625's screen, although Live Tiles and other items are less pixelated on the 1520. The battery life is very long and I have to charge it for only at least two days. I didn't thought Microsoft would have done an excellent job in maintaining a great battery life with its 6-in. 1080p screen and quad-core processors. Its battery life even surpassed that of the lower-resolution Lumia 625. With the 1520 being the smartphone with the highest endurance rating in GSMArena, I wonder how the 1320 would fare? ;)

    But this phone is not without issues, though. One thing I noticed is that Facebook photos cannot be seen as a whole in browsers like IE and UC Browser, although there's no problem viewing them on Me and People hub. I don't want to install the FB and Twitter app so I can optimize the usage of the hubs and to maximize storage.

    Two other problems that I experience are the intermittent reboots and difficulty in using the Internet even though there's mobile data signal.

    But I can still live with those problems for two years and hope that Microsoft and/or Nokia can manage to fix them. I'm loving this phone! :)
    12-24-2013 12:19 AM
  5. Old_Cus's Avatar
    My fiancee still has a Lumia 900 (the model I also had prior) because her contract isn't ready for a change yet. Every now and then I have to use it...it feels like one of those miniature novelty items that's not actually real. lol
    Same here. Last week I pull out my 900 to check what apps I might have forgotten and it felt so strange. I can't see myself ever using anything under 5 inches from now on.
    12-24-2013 06:23 AM
  6. zipro's Avatar
    Same here. Last week I pull out my 900 to check what apps I might have forgotten and it felt so strange. I can't see myself ever using anything under 5 inches from now on.
    I noticed that 5 inches still works for me, anything below that seems ridiculously tiny now.


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    12-24-2013 07:10 AM
  7. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    I have only had the 1520 for 5 days. I was originally going to get the black, I really wanted the red, but wasn't sure about the glossy instead of matte. The AT&T rep accidentally brought out a red one, and I was sold as soon as I saw it in person. So now I have a shiny red 1520. I love the size, the only issue I have had is low light videos(hopefully fixed in an update), and it makes a noise when it autocorrects a word in a text message even if the phone is on vibrate. I don't remember my 520 doing this, and I don't know how to turn it off, but I don't like it. :-) Other than that, this phone is amazing.

    EDIT: I figured out that if you turn off keyboard sounds, the little noise that is made when correcting a word goes away.
    Last edited by JPDVM2014; 12-24-2013 at 03:29 PM.
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    12-24-2013 01:56 PM
  8. LMZR's Avatar
    Ive had this 1520 for not even half an hour, its really nice. :D
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    12-24-2013 03:13 PM
  9. Brian Richman's Avatar
    SpeedTest.Net shows results in Mbps -- the lower case "b" is for bits.On my laptop with a USB-to-Gig-E link, I can get 600 Mbps up/down; my Lumia 1520 on Wi-Fi gets 70 Mbps down and 60 Mbps up from campus and about half of that from home. On a straight Gig-E link to my PC and when no one is around, I'd get much closer to the full gig.

    (In truth, I'm not sure that I believe the SpeedTest.Net numbers as I didn't think that the USB-to-Gig-E link would be that fast. Also, I've seen screen caps (linked from this reddit discussion) from our students showing greater than 1 Gbps in their dorm rooms, which seems unlikely given that they only have 1 Gbps ports. Still, having your own 1 Gbps port with no throttling is pretty nice!)
    We have been installing a 10Gb/sec backbone LAN recently. Forcing all LAN transactions over it makes the machine SMOKE! One day for WiFi.... One Day.
    12-24-2013 05:19 PM
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