01-23-2014 10:34 AM
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  1. MarcinKe's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have had Lumia 920 for 1 year now and am very happy with it. I had a look at 1520 and it really looks amazing. I use my phone for mostly internet, email and sometimes to create documents, mostly word.

    Should I get 1520 or wait for the next model? My 920 works perfectly but really tempted to get 1520.
    01-20-2014 02:41 AM
  2. undulose's Avatar
    Better not since I'd read from somewhere that MS supports their devices under a 36-month period. And currently, 1520 does not have any phenomenal advantage over the 920, especially since the latter will also be receiving the Black update. The quad-core processor only helps a little in loading apps and taking shots, plus it supports the 1080p screen and saves battery.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
    01-20-2014 03:58 AM
  3. MarcinKe's Avatar
    Thanks,

    But since Lumia 1520 is quite new, 36-month support is more than enough for me. I will keep it for no more than 20-24 months anyways.
    I just think larger screen might be easier to use when emailing / writing word documents etc.
    maverick786us likes this.
    01-20-2014 04:10 AM
  4. Ray Adams's Avatar
    Better not since I'd read from somewhere that MS supports their devices under a 36-month period. And currently, 1520 does not have any phenomenal advantage over the 920, especially since the latter will also be receiving the Black update. The quad-core processor only helps a little in loading apps and taking shots, plus it supports the 1080p screen and saves battery.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 (RM-937 Malaysia) using Tapatalk
    what advantage do you want? 16 cores, 8Gb ram??? Fours Microsd slot? Three sim slots? If 1520 is not significant upgrade from 920, then I have no idea what should Nokia do. :)
    01-20-2014 04:14 AM
  5. undulose's Avatar
    what advantage do you want? 16 cores, 8Gb ram??? Fours Microsd slot? Three sim slots? If 1520 is not significant upgrade from 920, then I have no idea what should Nokia do. :)
    Probably something that can surprise us, something we could not possibly think of like how they pulled off the Nokia Lumia 1020's 41-megapixel and superb imaging. 1520's battery life is already a good improvement among other WP, but I hope Nokia won't stop there.

    In terms of physical specs (processor, RAM, screen), I wish Nokia will still retain simple yet functional. They held dual-core processors for a long time but they proved to be as functional as quad-core Android counterparts.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    Cryio likes this.
    01-20-2014 04:30 AM
  6. rocwest's Avatar
    Go for it…you won't look back! I had my 920 for a year also and now have had the 32GB version of the 1520 for a week. Great phone and IMO it sounds ideally suited for your intended usage.
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    01-20-2014 04:36 AM
  7. MarcinKe's Avatar
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I might actually get it this weekend. Really tempted and I do think it is a big upgrade from Lumia 920.

    Any more suggestions will be much appreciated.

    Thanks.
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-20-2014 06:14 AM
  8. Pete's Avatar
    Once you get that big screen in your hand, there's no going back to anything smaller. I thought my old HTC 8X was a good phone. It's insignificant next to the 1520.
    Ray Adams likes this.
    01-20-2014 06:17 AM
  9. maverick786us's Avatar
    I am into the same boat. Its such a tempted device, that everytime I see it, my temptation increases. But I am waiting for Lumia 1850 (or whatever it will be called). As that device looks much more promising. If that device doesn't come within another 3 months, then I always have the option to go for 1520. By that time its price will go down.
    01-20-2014 06:22 AM
  10. MarcinKe's Avatar
    Do you really think 1850 will be out that soon?
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    01-20-2014 09:29 AM
  11. Hawk Tartaros's Avatar
    It's only rumors at the moment, not even sure there will be a 1850.
    Also heard of a 1525 with 3 gb of ram and a 2k screen and some other upgrades.

    I think you should go for the 1520 otherwise you can wait all year round for a new phone because there always will be a better one.

    I personally am impatiently waiting for the 8.1 upgrade with Cortana, but every Windows 8 phone will get that update.
    maverick786us likes this.
    01-20-2014 10:08 AM
  12. sailmaster39's Avatar
    yes, best phone out there.I`ve had them all,iphone,Samsung android,etc.Nothing comes close to the 1520.Once you use this big 1520,never can go smaller again.
    maverick786us likes this.
    01-20-2014 11:17 AM
  13. Kebero's Avatar
    I use my phone for mostly internet, email and sometimes to create documents, mostly word.
    All of which will benefit from the larger screen.
    01-20-2014 11:19 AM
  14. mozman68's Avatar
    I have great eyesight and didn't NEED a larger screen, but when I moved from iPhone 5 to the 1520, I don't know how I ever lived without a larger screen. I'm really curious about the new 5" model for Verizon....same exact specs as the 1520 in a smaller package...

    Love the red, love the big screen and the UI grows on me every day. Great phone.
    01-20-2014 12:30 PM
  15. maverick786us's Avatar
    Do you really think 1850 will be out that soon?
    It's only rumors at the moment, not even sure there will be a 1850.
    Also heard of a 1525 with 3 gb of ram and a 2k screen and some other upgrades.

    I think you should go for the 1520 otherwise you can wait all year round for a new phone because there always will be a better one.

    I personally am impatiently waiting for the 8.1 upgrade with Cortana, but every Windows 8 phone will get that update.
    Will find out in this MWC. If Nokia doesn't announce something like it, then I always have the option of 1520
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-20-2014 12:30 PM
  16. MarcinKe's Avatar
    Well, as one of you said, if I wait for a next model I will never buy a new phone. There will always be a new one coming. I think I will be getting my 1520 this weekend, next weekend at the latest :)
    01-20-2014 08:12 PM
  17. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Its a great device I am very happy with mine. The screen is amazing. I had the 1020 before this. The 1520 is noticeably faster than the 1020. Its the best hardware on the market with top line specs. Nokia and Microsoft will support the device for wears to come. I bet you won't be disappointed.
    karthikkini likes this.
    01-20-2014 10:30 PM
  18. MarcinKe's Avatar
    Its a great device I am very happy with mine. The screen is amazing. I had the 1020 before this. The 1520 is noticeably faster than the 1020. Its the best hardware on the market with top line specs. Nokia and Microsoft will support the device for wears to come. I bet you won't be disappointed.
    I did some research at it looks like it is what I need. I will be surely getting it. I have had 920 for a year now and love WP.
    01-20-2014 11:48 PM
  19. Ridemyscooter86's Avatar
    YES! It is the best phone I've ever had! I will warn you though about the size: the 1st week you have it, whether its lying on a table charging or in your hand, you will be like, man this phone is huge...until you get used to it, now I feel that its the perfect size for me and every other phone is too small. Also, the battery life is amazing, just to test it out one day, i decided to moderately use my phone, so web browsing, playing some music, but nothing that would murder the battery like gaming for example. The phone lasted 2.5 almost 3 day on one charge, the battery is so big that when its plugged into my computer, it takes all night to charge, some nights when I've only slept about 6 hours, the phone wil be like 75 to 80% charged, which will easily last me a day, day and a half no problem. What a phenomenal battery life this phone has!
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    01-21-2014 02:21 AM
  20. MarcinKe's Avatar
    YES! It is the best phone I've ever had! I will warn you though about the size: the 1st week you have it, whether its lying on a table charging or in your hand, you will be like, man this phone is huge...until you get used to it, now I feel that its the perfect size for me and every other phone is too small. Also, the battery life is amazing, just to test it out one day, i decided to moderately use my phone, so web browsing, playing some music, but nothing that would murder the battery like gaming for example. The phone lasted 2.5 almost 3 day on one charge, the battery is so big that when its plugged into my computer, it takes all night to charge, some nights when I've only slept about 6 hours, the phone wil be like 75 to 80% charged, which will easily last me a day, day and a half no problem. What a phenomenal battery life this phone has!
    Thanks for your input. Really appreciate it.
    Ridemyscooter86 likes this.
    01-21-2014 03:16 AM
  21. Cronus71's Avatar
    I can also recommend the 1520. I have L800, L920 and now a L1520. In my opinion the L1520 is only slightly too big when you actually use it for calling, you can of course use the speakerphone too eliminating the appearance of holding a door against your ear. But you would use it more for other things than just making calls.

    Once you see the screen on the L1520, you know what "let there be light" means. The battery life is superb on this phablet, even heavy usage, I can manage two days without charging. I also noticed that I use the L1520 a lot more than for example I used the L920, things that you felt you couldn't be arsed to do, and preferred a laptop, you will find doing on the L1520.

    Both the L800 and L920 now feel tiny, and I would not be happy having to go back only using them.

    The camera on the L1520 is very good too, you will notice a difference from the L920, though in my opinion the L920 takes better low-light photos.

    Issues? Well I actually only have one, it's the duplicate photos and duplicate mp3's (common issue, not sure there is a fix) that appeared after I bought an external 64GB SD card. Not a huge issue, more annoying than anything.
    01-21-2014 10:10 AM
  22. theppy's Avatar
    I had a L920 until two weeks ago when it died (fell on a pool). And i'm looking for an upgrade, the thing is that, the video quality on this phone is really dissapointing, at least all the videos i've found online are just terrible... how do you users feel about it? (specially the one that owes a L920 as well).
    Any opinion will be highly appreciated.
    01-21-2014 01:02 PM
  23. maverick786us's Avatar
    I can also recommend the 1520. I have L800, L920 and now a L1520. In my opinion the L1520 is only slightly too big when you actually use it for calling, you can of course use the speakerphone too eliminating the appearance of holding a door against your ear. But you would use it more for other things than just making calls.

    Once you see the screen on the L1520, you know what "let there be light" means. The battery life is superb on this phablet, even heavy usage, I can manage two days without charging. I also noticed that I use the L1520 a lot more than for example I used the L920, things that you felt you couldn't be arsed to do, and preferred a laptop, you will find doing on the L1520.

    Both the L800 and L920 now feel tiny, and I would not be happy having to go back only using them.

    The camera on the L1520 is very good too, you will notice a difference from the L920, though in my opinion the L920 takes better low-light photos.

    Issues? Well I actually only have one, it's the duplicate photos and duplicate mp3's (common issue, not sure there is a fix) that appeared after I bought an external 64GB SD card. Not a huge issue, more annoying than anything.
    So this time, did Nokia changed the image algorithm in such a way, that the pictures under normal light are way better and under low light slightly bad? Is it something hardware dependent or an upcoming firmware update can take better pictures at low light?
    01-21-2014 01:24 PM
  24. Jarip's Avatar
    I can also recommend the 1520. I have L800, L920 and now a L1520. In my opinion the L1520 is only slightly too big when you actually use it for calling, you can of course use the speakerphone too eliminating the appearance of holding a door against your ear. But you would use it more for other things than just making calls.

    Once you see the screen on the L1520, you know what "let there be light" means. The battery life is superb on this phablet, even heavy usage, I can manage two days without charging. I also noticed that I use the L1520 a lot more than for example I used the L920, things that you felt you couldn't be arsed to do, and preferred a laptop, you will find doing on the L1520.

    Both the L800 and L920 now feel tiny, and I would not be happy having to go back only using them.

    The camera on the L1520 is very good too, you will notice a difference from the L920, though in my opinion the L920 takes better low-light photos.

    Issues? Well I actually only have one, it's the duplicate photos and duplicate mp3's (common issue, not sure there is a fix) that appeared after I bought an external 64GB SD card. Not a huge issue, more annoying than anything.
    About duplicate mp3 songs, did you try clean "Album" and "Artist" folders (hidden folders in "Music" folders on your phone's memory, not on SD card) ? - it seems that it build up some database, so if you add the same songs again (deleting them and them adding them again), then it has duplicates for all these songs in its database (deleted ones are still there too) .... so just remove your sd card, then clean "Album" and "Artist" folders, restart and then add your SD card again, so it will build up those folders automatically again ...

    By the way, I have not any duplicate problem, not with my Lumia 920 or Lumia 1520 (with 64 Gb SD card) either .... well, I had a such problem a year ago ...
    01-21-2014 02:02 PM
  25. Jarip's Avatar
    I had a L920 until two weeks ago when it died (fell on a pool). And i'm looking for an upgrade, the thing is that, the video quality on this phone is really dissapointing, at least all the videos i've found online are just terrible... how do you users feel about it? (specially the one that owes a L920 as well).
    Any opinion will be highly appreciated.
    I own the both, Lumia 920 and Lumia 1520 ... Well, I do not feel that video quality is disappointing with either one ...

    Lumia 1520 shines in imaging & video capture camera comparison with Galaxy Note 3. | NPU

    http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/feat...s_camera_h.PHP

    Allaboutwindowsphone.com will make a video comparison too soon ....
    01-21-2014 02:32 PM
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