01-30-2014 11:19 AM
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  1. fitchalcyone's Avatar
    Hey everyone. Anyone here that has ordered (and possibly received) the 32GB AT&T 1520? I'm starting to get the urge to get a yellow 16GB, but want to see if anything might have changed with the 32 before I take the plunge. Thanks in advance!
    01-18-2014 01:52 PM
  2. maj71303's Avatar
    As far as I can tell the only difference is the extra 16Gb of storage.
    01-18-2014 02:52 PM
  3. fitchalcyone's Avatar
    As far as I can tell the only difference is the extra 16Gb of storage.
    Do you have the 32?
    01-19-2014 04:00 PM
  4. Khang Ngo1's Avatar
    I returned the 16gb for the 32gb. Like maj said, it's just only 16 more gb. But the difference in the dollars is worth it to get that extra 16gb imo. Also with the more storage that you can definitely use for many other things that you may not be able to with just 16gb. I'm glad that I switched to the 32gb.
    01-19-2014 09:38 PM
  5. kabel_mk's Avatar
    I returned the 16gb for the 32gb. Like maj said, it's just only 16 more gb. But the difference in the dollars is worth it to get that extra 16gb imo. Also with the more storage that you can definitely use for many other things that you may not be able to with just 16gb. I'm glad that I switched to the 32gb.
    Could you tell us what is the product code (you can find that info on the sim card tray) and the RM number (this should be in settings->extras+info). The ATT's 16GB version is RM-940, i wonder if they kept the same RM number on the 32GB version. Some were speculating that the ATT 32GB version could be the RM-938, which was thought to have more WCDMA and LTE bands.
    01-20-2014 12:20 PM
  6. TotalLamer's Avatar
    What really annoys me is that the 32GB is only available in Black. WHY?! Anyone know if it's ever going to be available in other colors... like white or red?
    01-20-2014 12:21 PM
  7. fitchalcyone's Avatar
    Yes, please do share the RM. At this point, it's more of just an FYI for anyone who reads over here. I ended up breaking down and getting the yellow 16GB.

    I agree Total, it stinks that there's only a black color option. It would have been nice for all of the colors, but I guess the SD card slot helps to alleviate some of that problem.
    01-20-2014 02:23 PM
  8. Khang Ngo1's Avatar
    Hi, it is 940.
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    01-20-2014 08:38 PM
  9. kabel_mk's Avatar
    Hi, it is 940.
    Wishful thinking on many ... Including me. It was too good to be true if ATT created different RM and on top of that add more bands along with additional 16 GB storage ...
    01-21-2014 12:08 AM
  10. fitchalcyone's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing that info. I'd have to put the 1520 as probably AT&T's most botched WP release yet. Hopefully they learn from the feedback that I've seen just about everywhere online and improve upon whatever's next.
    01-21-2014 12:53 AM
  11. esco757's Avatar
    Yeah, I was about to bite, will now wait for whats announced at MWC next month. Hopefully some of the rumors are true... Thanks
    01-21-2014 09:19 AM
  12. Citizen X's Avatar
    So, as I predicted. People started a million threads about how much at&t sucks because they didn't have a 32 GB version at launch. And now that they do offer a 32 GB version <2 months after launch we have one whole person who actually bought it. All the people demanding the 32 GB version were just wasting at&t and Nokia's time. At&t and Microsoft were giving away this phone for $0-$99 and all some people could do was b--ch about the lack of 32 GB version. Now it's here and even when you start a thread specifically about getting the 32 GB version all you hear is crickets.
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    01-21-2014 09:20 PM
  13. manicottiK's Avatar
    All of those people already bought the 16GB version and are stuck in 2-year contracts or, like me, bought the International version to get the memory and Qi charging.
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    01-21-2014 10:22 PM
  14. TMLloyd's Avatar
    That's why I waited for the dust to settle to see if they were going to come out with an updated version. I get my Black 32GB phone on Thursday, and since I'm not into those crazy colors black suits me just fine. BTW I got my phone via their NEXT program since my upgrade is due in May. So I'm not necessarily locked into a new 2yr contract, just a 20month payment plan with the option to upgrade the phone in 12months, provided I give back this phone and it's still in usable working order with no damage to the screen. For me that's a good deal because I get my new phone 5months ahead of time and have the option to get a better one when it comes out.
    01-22-2014 12:25 AM
  15. fitchalcyone's Avatar
    So, as I predicted. People started a million threads about how much at&t sucks because they didn't have a 32 GB version at launch. And now that they do offer a 32 GB version <2 months after launch we have one whole person who actually bought it. All the people demanding the 32 GB version were just wasting at&t and Nokia's time. At&t and Microsoft were giving away this phone for $0-$99 and all some people could do was b--ch about the lack of 32 GB version. Now it's here and even when you start a thread specifically about getting the 32 GB version all you hear is crickets.
    They would have had two buyers if they offered it in more than black. :p

    I wouldn't mind ponying up a little more for the space had they given us color choices (paid off contract, at that). I sacrificed storage space and Qi. If I surrendered on color too, that would ultimately just not be the right phone anymore.
    01-22-2014 03:15 AM
  16. 5150 Joker's Avatar
    So, as I predicted. People started a million threads about how much at&t sucks because they didn't have a 32 GB version at launch. And now that they do offer a 32 GB version <2 months after launch we have one whole person who actually bought it. All the people demanding the 32 GB version were just wasting at&t and Nokia's time. At&t and Microsoft were giving away this phone for $0-$99 and all some people could do was b--ch about the lack of 32 GB version. Now it's here and even when you start a thread specifically about getting the 32 GB version all you hear is crickets.

    That's because a lot of were smart enough to move on and buy something else or others like myself purchased the RM 937 and are perfectly happy.
    01-22-2014 03:35 AM
  17. Citizen X's Avatar
    All of those people already bought the 16GB version and are stuck in 2-year contracts or, like me, bought the International version to get the memory and Qi charging.
    So on Jan 6th they were starting threads asking where the 32 GB version was and on Jan 10th when it was available they had all gone out and bought the international version or an iphone already? In four days? That doesn't seem plausible.

    And speaking of contracts I own a Lumia 900 and I am still on contract. So there should be people coming off contract daily that should be snapping the 32 GB version up and posting about how much they love it. That obviously isn't happening. People are getting it but in no where near the numbers that people were complaining about it.
    01-22-2014 08:26 AM
  18. Ridemyscooter86's Avatar
    I can see right now having the 16 gb model (which I have) for the 1520 could pose as a problem if its not enough storage space for you, but I'm pretty sure that I read correctly that with windows phone 8.1 they will let you install apps onto a micro sd card, so since the phone can take a micro sd card, why bother with the 32 gb model? AND YES, I do realize that putting external memory into a phone is slower, even when you use a class 10 card, but its not that much slower, and especially when I can buy another 16 gb card for like 10-15$ I personally wouldn't pay an extra 100$ for it, just my 2 cents fyi.
    01-22-2014 08:53 AM
  19. jjb4430's Avatar
    I tend to agree aside from the caterwauling on storage the Qi charging I find the most interesting. Qi is clearly a niche product. ATT/Nokia are more likely to move more units in the US with a lower price tag than including a novelty like wireless charging with a higher price point. Storage is cheap, so I'm a little less forgiving on that point, but 16 gigs plus SD storage plus cloud storage is plenty sufficient for a vast majority of users. If you disagree with ATT/Nokia on that fine, but you have to at least see their point/logic. I'm also curious how the 32 gig has sold.
    01-22-2014 08:54 AM
  20. jaimeastin's Avatar
    So, as I predicted. People started a million threads about how much at&t sucks because they didn't have a 32 GB version at launch. And now that they do offer a 32 GB version <2 months after launch we have one whole person who actually bought it. All the people demanding the 32 GB version were just wasting at&t and Nokia's time. At&t and Microsoft were giving away this phone for $0-$99 and all some people could do was b--ch about the lack of 32 GB version. Now it's here and even when you start a thread specifically about getting the 32 GB version all you hear is crickets.
    People are fickle... Nokia and specifically ATT potentially lost more sales because they released a seemingly inferior product in the eyes of most tech/mobile consumers. In reslaity, the product was designed well and the missing features are not at all important to the majority if cell phone users, especially if they are using numbers based on mostly iPhone users... Most iPhone users. Do not use more than 16GB or anything else, even if they buy more.

    Att and Nokia have to realize, they are mostly selling to a mostly community of enthusiasts. Yes. More and more people are trying WP, but not at the numbers to risk your bread ans butter. Most windows.phones users are repeat customer with s bias and desire to support the platform overlooking the gaps ans hoping for a bright future... When att greedily had features changed, they cooled the desire for the product... By the time the 32GB was announced, it was possibly too late... Even though it has removable storage, it is only useful for media. Until 8.1, storage issues are a huge concern for most people with app install requirements ans such. With the rumors of more devices to come and their current devices going really strong, these complaining people are probably content with their devices and moved on...

    Nokia needs to understand that the gains they made last year was because they made bold and innovative moves. They still have a ways to go. Allowing att to drastically change the product compared to the easily noticeable international version was a big issue..

    It is not the people who wasted Att/Nokias time... Nokia suffered mostly because of Att and I hope if they product numbers are not there, they realize it... They both "did not strike while the irons were hot."
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    01-22-2014 09:13 AM
  21. manicottiK's Avatar
    So on Jan 6th they were starting threads asking where the 32 GB version was and on Jan 10th when it was available they had all gone out and bought the international version or an iphone already? In four days? That doesn't seem plausible.
    First, I was kidding, which was why the smiley icon was there.

    Second, the 1520 went on sale at AT&T back on November 22. For some time before that, we knew that it would be a 16 GB device without Qi. That means that two months -- not four days -- elapsed while people thought that the "upgrade" would halve their memory. Further, we knew that the removal of Qi and 16 GB of memory was an AT&T choice rather than a manufacturing or engineering limitation. (The three other 1520 variants all had 32 GB and Qi.)

    This knowledge meant that people who didn't like AT&T's choices had an option other than just grumbling online. A small subset of users were willing to exercise that option, giving up LTE to get the wanted memory and wireless charging. I was in that subset. I'm not recommending it for most folks, but for some it's a good trade-off.
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    01-22-2014 09:37 AM
  22. NoRomBasic's Avatar
    I've had the 32GB 1520 Since last Friday. Also stuck a 64GB Microsd in it. Really enjoying it so far but also really missing the wireless charging.
    01-23-2014 08:04 PM
  23. rudeone79's Avatar
    Im the same as you. I miss my wireless charging. I will never get that PMA cover!!!!
    01-23-2014 11:54 PM
  24. mmcpher's Avatar
    I have the 16g 1520 and am trying to get the 32g version, but it's not in stores and we aren't set up to order online through ATT. I'm trying to get our rep to figure it out. Why is it so hard to get an upgrade when we have upgrades due? I don't suppose they'd do an exchange?
    01-24-2014 12:33 AM
  25. livejazz's Avatar
    Got my black 32gb version, yesterday. I am a dev, so up front it is nice to have the plethora of apps installed without worrying about space for other storage (besides the pics and media on the card). I am a boater and chart storage is critical. Also, the additional bands allow LTE in the US versus the original International version. Also, I have been reading the "factory defect" thread for the 16gb version and it seems, so far, that these issues don't exist with my new one. I lost my 1020 (in a boating accident! Lol) and this, to me, was a great replacement. Additionally, the black color selection didn't bother me, too much. my wife made fun of me when i bought my original Cyan (powder blue) Lumia 900 on release week. I was very disappointed when I originally thought there wouldn't be a US LTE version of the device, so now I'm excited! So, bottom line is, if you want to use your laptop less and less, go for it. I was apprehensive about the size, but people are just flat out impressed and video is amazing! 32gb rocks and removed any reservations I had and now very satisfied with the choice!
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    01-24-2014 07:46 AM
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