View Poll Results: Get a 1520 now or wait?

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  • Get it now

    41 51.90%
  • Wait for MWC and/or //build

    38 48.10%
02-02-2014 04:40 PM
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  1. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I have a countdown on my phone that's waiting for Mobile World Congress, and one for MS BUILD Conference. It says 30 Days, and then 67, and that feels okay. :)
    I am able to hold my 920 just a bit longer.


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    01-25-2014 09:41 PM
  2. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Wow, many of you guys, some who haven't posted in this thread, took the poll. Much appreciated! It is very close, but the "Get it now" vote has slightly more than "to wait".
    01-26-2014 01:52 AM
  3. etad putta's Avatar
    Not 64-bit, no thanks..
    01-26-2014 06:22 AM
  4. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Hey guys, if you don't know me by now, it's me, unstoppablekem. I currently own a Lumia 920 on AT&T, and love it so far. But I really like the 1520. The reason why I didn't get it at launch was because of only 16GB (I know it has microSD) and no Qi built in or accessory, only PMA accessory. That got me real mad because I bought a bunch of Qi accessories from AT&T, probably $400 total, and I really don't want to buy new accessories just because they choose to make a change that affects us "dozens" of WP users. Then they announced a 32GB version, so I was going to wait for that. Now that it came out, I'm disappointed it is only in one color.

    But now with the new online deal, I'm really tempted to get a 1520. But since it's been out for a few months already, it is going to be "outdated" real soon in MWC and //build with the new S805 chips, and WP8.1 loaded into it already.

    So what should I do? Get it now, or wait a little longer and see the Windows Phone devices that are announced at MWC and //build? Take the poll and comment below. Thanks!
    I say get it now...

    You have 4 more months till devices are announced then at least another month before those hit the shelves so you are looking at 5 months before you have a shot at a new device. The new devices announced most likely wont be 6 inch screen devices. I would bet 5.5 or smaller maybe one high end device that's it. The technology wont change that much. The 1520 will be one of the early devices to get 8.1 that shouldn't be an issue. As this years MWC releases will likely be the last from Nokia solo before we start getting Microsoft branded devices I will skip that group of devices and wait for the first round of Micro-Kias dew out around Christmas time 2014. Unless your willing to wait 9 months I would say get the 1520 now or you will be getting a Nokia in May with Micro-Kias coming out in October-December. Me I will stick with my Nokia 1520 till the Micro-Kias launch end of year 2014
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    01-26-2014 09:17 AM
  5. palandri's Avatar
    I say wait. The MWC is just a month away. Maybe something presented at the MWC will tickle your fancy,
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    01-26-2014 09:40 AM
  6. metalchick719's Avatar
    I say wait. There's probably something even better on the horizon. Stick it out with your 920 (an awesome phone itself) until at least MWC.
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    01-26-2014 09:48 AM
  7. iBandar's Avatar
    Why wait? L1520 has some serious hardware. New phones will have different design but the internal hardware leap won't be that significant. What I am trying to say is, if Lumia 1520 won't be upgradable to WP8.X or WP9 then the chances are the phone coming in next few months won't be either. Simple as that. So unless you have a problem with the big size phone, L1520 is THE phone to get.
    unstoppablekem likes this.
    01-26-2014 11:29 AM
  8. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Not 64-bit, no thanks..
    It is pretty future proof, you have to admit...
    01-26-2014 11:33 AM
  9. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I say get it now...

    You have 4 more months till devices are announced then at least another month before those hit the shelves so you are looking at 5 months before you have a shot at a new device. The new devices announced most likely wont be 6 inch screen devices. I would bet 5.5 or smaller maybe one high end device that's it. The technology wont change that much. The 1520 will be one of the early devices to get 8.1 that shouldn't be an issue. As this years MWC releases will likely be the last from Nokia solo before we start getting Microsoft branded devices I will skip that group of devices and wait for the first round of Micro-Kias dew out around Christmas time 2014. Unless your willing to wait 9 months I would say get the 1520 now or you will be getting a Nokia in May with Micro-Kias coming out in October-December. Me I will stick with my Nokia 1520 till the Micro-Kias launch end of year 2014
    It isn't that I care much about Microsoft putting their name on the phone, it's that I just usually buy a phone when it first comes out. The 1520 has been out for a few months already, and that tells my tech-savvy brain that it is already "old".
    01-26-2014 11:36 AM
  10. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I say wait. The MWC is just a month away. Maybe something presented at the MWC will tickle your fancy,
    Maybe.
    01-26-2014 11:36 AM
  11. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I say wait. There's probably something even better on the horizon. Stick it out with your 920 (an awesome phone itself) until at least MWC.
    Yeah, I mean my 920 is still functional. A but slow, but still works.
    01-26-2014 11:38 AM
  12. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Why wait? L1520 has some serious hardware. New phones will have different design but the internal hardware leap won't be that significant. What I am trying to say is, if Lumia 1520 won't be upgradable to WP8.X or WP9 then the chances are the phone coming in next few months won't be either. Simple as that. So unless you have a problem with the big size phone, L1520 is THE phone to get.
    Yeah, I used a black one in an AT&T store, and while it was nice, it was hard getting used to the size, but it was really nice. Not sure if a 5 inch or 5.2 inch phone would feel much bigger than my 920, but I would like it. Maybe it's just a fear thinking I won't get used to the 6 inch phone?
    01-26-2014 11:40 AM
  13. Citizen X's Avatar
    Why wait?
    Because people are deluding themselves that the fantasies that @NextLeaks posts on twitter are actually true. People on this forum actually thought a Qualcomm S805, 3GB, Lytro phablet was going to be announced at MWC. Ignoring for the moment no legitimate sources have mentioned anything like that it is totally without precedent that such an event would occur so soon after the launch of a phone like the 1520.

    Watch, there are going to be tons of threads after MWC crying "is that all?". Nokia will probably announce a handset or two that will just be variations on currently available themes. Maybe a device with all the fire power of the 1520 in a 5 inch chassis. Maybe a quadcore with a Lumia 1020 camera. That type of thing. And of course some kind of low end phone... or may be some midrange love in the 700 or 800 marketspace. That's about as much as I expect to happen.
    01-26-2014 11:48 AM
  14. iBandar's Avatar
    Yeah, I used a black one in an AT&T store, and while it was nice, it was hard getting used to the size, but it was really nice. Not sure if a 5 inch or 5.2 inch phone would feel much bigger than my 920, but I would like it. Maybe it's just a fear thinking I won't get used to the 6 inch phone?
    See that's the thing, if size is a problem for you then its fine to wait. Because in coming few months, there is definitely going to be a phone with similar internal as L1520 but smaller in size. But I don't support if you just want to wait for better CPU/RAM. I personally love bigger screen, I watch lot of movies and TV shows. And I think with more tile upgradable option with next WP update, big screens will have advantage over smaller screen.

    You really can't judge the screen size by holding it few times, I would say try using a big phone for some more time, may be some one in your family or friend circle have bigger size phone and then decide? if you still can't get used to the size then wait.
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    01-26-2014 11:51 AM
  15. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Because people are deluding themselves that the fantasies that @NextLeaks posts on twitter are actually true. People on this forum actually thought a Qualcomm S805, 3GB, Lytro phablet was going to be announced at MWC. Ignoring for the moment no legitimate sources have mentioned anything like that it is totally without precedent that such an event would occur so soon after the launch of a phone like the 1520.

    Watch, there are going to be tons of threads after MWC crying "is that all?". Nokia will probably announce a handset or two that will just be variations on currently available themes. Maybe a device with all the fire power of the 1520 in a 5 inch chassis. Maybe a quadcore with a Lumia 1020 camera. That type of thing. And of course some kind of low end phone... or may be some midrange love in the 700 or 800 marketspace. That's about as much as I expect to happen.
    I never said the Lytro was true, but I do have a feeling they will announce good stuff there at MWC.
    01-26-2014 12:19 PM
  16. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    See that's the thing, if size is a problem for you then its fine to wait. Because in coming few months, there is definitely going to be a phone with similar internal as L1520 but smaller in size. But I don't support if you just want to wait for better CPU/RAM. I personally love bigger screen, I watch lot of movies and TV shows. And I think with more tile upgradable option with next WP update, big screens will have advantage over smaller screen.

    You really can't judge the screen size by holding it few times, I would say try using a big phone for some more time, may be some one in your family or friend circle have bigger size phone and then decide? if you still can't get used to the size then wait.
    For me, it is mostly the thought of getting an "outdated" phone. So yeah, it is because I want to wait for WP devices with the 805 chip, which may sound stupid to you guys, lol.
    01-26-2014 12:20 PM
  17. Citizen X's Avatar
    I never said the Lytro was true, but I do have a feeling they will announce good stuff there at MWC.
    I didn't mean you specifically. There is tons of chatter on this forum about the Qualcomm s805 and so forth. That stuff is coming but not in 30 days.

    Waiting to see a quadcore in a smaller form factor is a reasonable thing. Frankly I don't know why it hasn't happened already. Instead of screaming about 32 GB of storage and Qi charging I think encouraging Nokia to release a powerful phone in a 5" chassis would have been a better use of people's time. Everything else is niche.
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    01-26-2014 12:27 PM
  18. snowmutt's Avatar
    Okay, unstoppablekem, I voted "wait", but not for the reasons everyone else is. As far as the L1520:

    I find it laughable- HILAROUS- that we still have those who think it's specs will be "outdated" anytime soon. Accepting some Earth-shattering, amazing, state of the art jump ahead, I can think of nothing rumored for WP 8.1 that would not run on the L1520. It is an amazing hardware jump up in the world of WP, and I see no reason for anyone who is tempted by this beast to wait. WP 8.1 devices will be "new", and there may be hardware upgrades (though I truly doubt it myself), but light years ahead enough to make Kin Kong Bundy here obsolete?? (See what I did there?) No way. Not a chance.

    HOWEVER....

    There is something about waiting for the right thing. I love the L1520, but at the price it is at, that 6" screen drawback has kept me away. For some, it is just the price. For some, it is some other small ditty that they just can't put their finger on. For you, just the fact you dropped this poll tells me you should wait. It is only a matter of months, your phone still rocks, and there is no hurry.

    I am not sure what will be announced at WMC. But, we may get a surprise or 2. And within 2 months, you could be comparing some fun new toys.

    Let's say WP 8.1 is announced in April, and devices hit in May. If you can put yourself on a tight leash and hold out that long, there will be some great new stuff. I am sure the rumored Samsung will come out then, and surely Nokia and HTC won't be sitting on the sideline. Fun, fun, fun!!

    BUT...

    If not, there will still be shiney, new, 6" of awesome L1520's waiting to be taken home and loved. The price may even drop. I am sure they will get WP 8.1 upgrades, and you are out nothing as you and your current phone will have more memories to be shared.

    Oh, it will still NOT be outdated.

    "Kin" Kong Bundy.... GET IT???

    I crack myself up.....
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    01-26-2014 02:56 PM
  19. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Okay, unstoppablekem, I voted "wait", but not for the reasons everyone else is. As far as the L1520:

    I find it laughable- HILAROUS- that we still have those who think it's specs will be "outdated" anytime soon. Accepting some Earth-shattering, amazing, state of the art jump ahead, I can think of nothing rumored for WP 8.1 that would not run on the L1520. It is an amazing hardware jump up in the world of WP, and I see no reason for anyone who is tempted by this beast to wait. WP 8.1 devices will be "new", and there may be hardware upgrades (though I truly doubt it myself), but light years ahead enough to make Kin Kong Bundy here obsolete?? (See what I did there?) No way. Not a chance.

    HOWEVER....

    There is something about waiting for the right thing. I love the L1520, but at the price it is at, that 6" screen drawback has kept me away. For some, it is just the price. For some, it is some other small ditty that they just can't put their finger on. For you, just the fact you dropped this poll tells me you should wait. It is only a matter of months, your phone still rocks, and there is no hurry.

    I am not sure what will be announced at WMC. But, we may get a surprise or 2. And within 2 months, you could be comparing some fun new toys.

    Let's say WP 8.1 is announced in April, and devices hit in May. If you can put yourself on a tight leash and hold out that long, there will be some great new stuff. I am sure the rumored Samsung will come out then, and surely Nokia and HTC won't be sitting on the sideline. Fun, fun, fun!!

    BUT...

    If not, there will still be shiney, new, 6" of awesome L1520's waiting to be taken home and loved. The price may even drop. I am sure they will get WP 8.1 upgrades, and you are out nothing as you and your current phone will have more memories to be shared.

    Oh, it will still NOT be outdated.

    "Kin" Kong Bundy.... GET IT???

    I crack myself up.....
    That was an excellent post, thanks! I think I got the "Kin" reference, like saying the 1520 is as big as King Kong?
    snowmutt likes this.
    01-26-2014 03:10 PM
  20. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    And the poll is TIED!
    01-26-2014 03:12 PM
  21. Storl's Avatar
    What, can these Lumia 1820 specs even be real? I mean it's not too unrealistic because the Galaxy S5 is going to have very similar specs, but but.. there is supposed to be a smaller 1520 too, which is smaller than the 1820, basicly a 930, can they really anounce and afford to sell 2-3 expensive Phones? WP8.1 would need to be insane (lots lots lots of new features rivaling Android, not behind iOS) that this would make any sense.

    Also.. does anyone know what happend to this Aluminium Lumia that leaked alongside the Lumia 1020, not that i would want that one though, i like the yellow on the Lumias :) It kinda looks like a 5" Phone

    Last edited by Storl; 01-26-2014 at 05:00 PM.
    01-26-2014 04:50 PM
  22. palandri's Avatar
    ...Also.. does anyone know what happend to this Aluminium Lumia that leaked alongside the Lumia 1020, not that i would want that one though, i like the yellow on the Lumias :) It kinda looks like a 5" Phone
    Those unibody aluminum frames are really nice. I had one on my Nokia N8.
    01-26-2014 05:13 PM
  23. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    If you're capable of waiting for Build, definitely wait for Build.
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    01-26-2014 05:22 PM
  24. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    If you're capable of waiting for Build, definitely wait for Build.
    Do you think nothing good will be announced at MWC?
    01-26-2014 07:22 PM
  25. harmon rabb's Avatar
    You need to use one to decide. The galaxy note series still feels like a phone to me. The 1520 has crossed some size threshold and feels to me like a small tablet that happens to be able to make phone calls.

    Is that what you want? Its a two handed device only, and it may not easily fit in some pockets.

    If that IS what you want, you'll love it. I love mine. I just recognize that the size could very well be an issue for some. The size makes it very much a niche product only.

    If you don't want something that large, just wait, there will be a 5in version soon enough.
    01-26-2014 08:46 PM
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