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  1. Ramzi Bourguiba's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 1520 RM-937 and it's really awesome and haven't see any problem it works very well with the denim update
    02-24-2015 02:32 PM
  2. AR2186's Avatar
    I have both the 930 (Icon on Verizon) and a 1520. Was rocking the 1520 for a while on AT&T until the Denim update on the Icon came out and I was able to use the proxy trick to unhide the MMS APN settings and now can use on AT&T without any problems. The Denim update is awesome, and I'll be able to give a better comparison between the two when it comes out on AT&T, but at the moment I actually do find myself missing the size of the 1520. Never thought I'd say that, but once you get used to it its amazing. Battery life is also a lot better

    That said, the 930 is much easier to carry around as a guy who keeps his phone in his pocket. Its really well built and it has taken a beating like a champ. I love the phone and will probably continue to use it going forward, but I do miss the 1520's screen.
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    02-24-2015 04:31 PM
  3. darkest.white's Avatar
    That would be much appreciated specially if you mention the issues you face with the 1520. determined to get it, but then i found out about the phantom taps issues, and people complianed that it ruined the device, which made me hesitate and consider other options and aincesince there arent many in wp's case, it was either 830 or 930 for me
    I have a 1520 at the moment. Phantom tap killed my love for the phone to the point it almost hurts. It's a shame really. My 930 will be here tomorrow. **** this defect. I'll miss the battery life.
    02-25-2015 10:53 PM
  4. zkyevolved's Avatar
    Enjoy the personal palm heater. Haha. I'm doing the opposite. Going from the 930 to 1520. Hopefully mine won't be defective. But I'll keep both for a while.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 930
    02-26-2015 02:25 AM
  5. Shayan Davoodi's Avatar
    I really didn't mean "touch sensitivity" but "response time".
    I mean whenever you touch an AMOLED it reacts faster than IPS and it's the most disadvantage of IPS screens.
    02-27-2015 05:28 AM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    And speaking of AMOLED, was the burn-in issue ever resolved? Two years ago I walked into an AT&T store and saw a AMOLED display with horrible burn-in. I hope things have improved.
    02-27-2015 05:35 AM
  7. Ahmed El Hefnawy's Avatar
    The sensitivity issue is really annoying for my 1520.1.
    I don't know if it still present in 1520.3 .
    It is not apparent in core apps but obvious in 3rd party apps like NextGen reader and Twitter.
    It is not an issue in gaming.
    Oh, I experienced the issue after installing a screen protector. Can someone who never used a screen protector tell me more about this issue ?
    02-27-2015 05:50 AM
  8. zkyevolved's Avatar
    The sensitivity issue is really annoying for my 1520.1.

    I don't know if it still present in 1520.3 .

    It is not apparent in core apps but obvious in 3rd party apps like NextGen reader and Twitter.

    It is not an issue in gaming.

    Oh, I experienced the issue after installing a screen protector. Can someone who never used a screen protector tell me more about this issue ?

    I don't know if that has anything to do with it. The sensitivity shouldn't change from app to app. The system does that. Could it be a placebo effect?
    02-27-2015 09:03 AM
  9. blue1k's Avatar
    I just went back to a 1520. Noticed the quality of photos with Lumera Cam 5 are so much better in terms of color, contrast and sharpness on the 1520. Dynamic flash actually works properly without turning a face into a water painting. I compared some shots from both devices and I was appalled how bad the 930 faired vs my 1520. Not sure if it was my device but I'm glad I traded it.

    Also noticed camera processed files faster on 1520 when richtone is on, which is weird given the identical specs. Both phones were wiped after denim with no backups. I'm a bit surprised here with the noticeable improvement with 1520 vs 930 for photography. When I have some time I'll post up examples.
    02-27-2015 09:12 AM
  10. JP8296's Avatar
    I just went back to a 1520. Noticed the quality of photos with Lumera Cam 5 are so much better in terms of color, contrast and sharpness on the 1520. Dynamic flash actually works properly without turning a face into a water painting. I compared some shots from both devices and I was appalled how bad the 930 faired vs my 1520. Not sure if it was my device but I'm glad I traded it.

    Also noticed camera processed files faster on 1520 when richtone is on, which is weird given the identical specs. Both phones were wiped after denim with no backups. I'm a bit surprised here with the noticeable improvement with 1520 vs 930 for photography. When I have some time I'll post up examples.
    Maybe the difference is on the screen and not on the camera.
    02-27-2015 12:22 PM
  11. faith3935's Avatar
    I have a 1520 at the moment. Phantom tap killed my love for the phone to the point it almost hurts. It's a shame really. My 930 will be here tomorrow. **** this defect. I'll miss the battery life.
    The battery life for the 1520 is amazing despite the screen size and quality.
    02-27-2015 12:40 PM
  12. blue1k's Avatar
    Maybe the difference is on the screen and not on the camera.
    No I'm talking about comparing on my surface pro 3 in PhotoShop. Never compare screen to screen.

    It's pretty noticeable. I'll post examples when I can
    Last edited by blue1k; 02-27-2015 at 02:42 PM.
    02-27-2015 01:44 PM
  13. JP8296's Avatar
    No I'm talking about comparing on my surface pro 3 in PhotoShop. Never compare screen to screen.

    It's pretty noticeable. I'll post examples when I can
    Thats odd...the 1520 and 930 packs exactly the same lenses and sensor so you should get exactly the same result. Maybe the algorithms on LC5 for the 1520 are different from the 930 but then again...thats odd.
    02-27-2015 04:12 PM
  14. blue1k's Avatar
    Thats odd...the 1520 and 930 packs exactly the same lenses and sensor so you should get exactly the same result. Maybe the algorithms on LC5 for the 1520 are different from the 930 but then again...thats odd.
    I agree. I'm at a loss on this. I take photography seriously so I notice things that most people just dismiss or deem unimportant.
    02-27-2015 04:53 PM
  15. zkyevolved's Avatar
    I agree. I'm at a loss on this. I take photography seriously so I notice things that most people just dismiss or deem unimportant.

    Could you just chalk it up to variance in pictures? Like, based on the picture in its margin of error? I saw reviews of the Z2 and 1520 and I know the 1520 is better but the z2 pictures came out blurry. Having had the z2 I know it wasn't that bad... Do you know what I mean? Could the picture just have moved a little more or change in lighting momentarily?
    02-27-2015 05:01 PM
  16. blue1k's Avatar
    Could you just chalk it up to variance in pictures? Like, based on the picture in its margin of error? I saw reviews of the Z2 and 1520 and I know the 1520 is better but the z2 pictures came out blurry. Having had the z2 I know it wasn't that bad... Do you know what I mean? Could the picture just have moved a little more or change in lighting momentarily?
    No because I consistently got the weird unrealistic effect on my 930 in multiple lighting situations. Dark, low, indoor, bright light etc. Richtone and hdr looked terrible. Posting up in a few minutes.
    02-27-2015 05:16 PM
  17. JP8296's Avatar
    I agree. I'm at a loss on this. I take photography seriously so I notice things that most people just dismiss or deem unimportant.
    Could you just chalk it up to variance in pictures? Like, based on the picture in its margin of error? I saw reviews of the Z2 and 1520 and I know the 1520 is better but the z2 pictures came out blurry. Having had the z2 I know it wasn't that bad... Do you know what I mean? Could the picture just have moved a little more or change in lighting momentarily?

    I also take photography very seriously, so the only way to get this right is to take a shot with the 1520/930 in a closed and controlled environment and then you can see if there are any difference in the two shots.
    02-27-2015 05:19 PM
  18. JP8296's Avatar
    No because I consistently got the weird unrealistic effect on my 930 in multiple lighting situations. Dark, low, indoor, bright light etc. Richtone and hdr looked terrible. Posting up in a few minutes.
    I almost don't use Richt Capture and so far I can't complain about my outcome but I don't have a 1520 so I can't compare it.
    02-27-2015 05:23 PM
  19. blue1k's Avatar
    I'll preface this with saying that I have spent a long time photographing with Purview devices (can see my photostream on flickr) so It's not because I have no clue what I am doing lol.

    Here are a few I dug up from the 930. 1520 doesn't do this over-saturation and aggressive noise reduction with smearing (or perhaps a problem with fusion parameter in rich tone):

    These three are with no flash with Richtone enabled in moderate light. Notice how smoothed over the face details are and the over-saturation (poor skin tone) in all three.

    Richtone issues #1 by Blue1k, on Flickr

    Richtone Issues #2 by Blue1k, on Flickr

    Richtone Issue #4 by Blue1k, on Flickr

    This is the only flash shot I kept with richtone (rest were appalling even with adjusted flash level):
    I look ridiculous in this shot as does my daughter lol

    Richtone Issue #5 by Blue1k, on Flickr

    Last one shows how much haloing you get with hdr mode. Shouldn't happen or if it does it should be a very minor amount. I can replicate this effect if I screwed up fusing images together manually by tone mapping incorrectly. The color balance is wrong too especially with blues which have cyan color tone way too saturated.

    Richtone Issue #3 by Blue1k, on Flickr
    Last edited by blue1k; 02-27-2015 at 06:11 PM.
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    02-27-2015 06:01 PM
  20. JP8296's Avatar
    Before Denim did you note any problems? I don't get any of these results, my photos are smooth even with richt capture (saturation is trick to tell because is affected by the HDR enhancement)
    02-27-2015 06:16 PM
  21. blue1k's Avatar
    Before Denim did you note any problems? I don't get any of these results, my photos are smooth even with richt capture (saturation is trick to tell because is affected by the HDR enhancement)
    Device came with Denim . I did have another 930 and it did not do this. The device shown above took awesome photos with Lumia Camera Classic but not new camera! On my 1520 both Lumia cameras (5 and classic) take great photos. I have no idea man. 😞
    02-27-2015 06:21 PM
  22. faith3935's Avatar
    From what I know now. I would get a Nokia Lumia 930 as from what I read and experienced there are alot of defects when it comes to the display on the Nokia Lumia 1520 AT&T version I don't know about the Nokia Lumia 1520.3. The only bad thing is when you switch to the 930 you lose Glance which to some is a deal breaker as Glance really comes in handy.
    02-27-2015 11:23 PM
  23. blue1k's Avatar
    I'm the opposite. I couldn't go back to the 930 after using a 1520 again. For me the bigger screen, larger battery, much louder speakers, glance, excellent outdoor viewing, quicker focusing, and clearer shots with Lumia cam 5, are my reasons to not go with a 930. Both are great phones but I think the 1520 is better for my needs and definitely better for photography and editing.
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    02-28-2015 10:08 AM
  24. faith3935's Avatar
    I'm the opposite. I couldn't go back to the 930 after using a 1520 again. For me the bigger screen, larger battery, much louder speakers, glance, excellent outdoor viewing, quicker focusing, and clearer shots with Lumia cam 5, are my reasons to not go with a 930. Both are great phones but I think the 1520 is better for my needs and definitely better for photography and editing.
    I like the glance feature alot so losing that getting a Lumia 930 is a deal breaker as glance comes in handy in alot of situations. I would have to get a non defective 1520 to enjoy it more.
    02-28-2015 10:24 AM
  25. blue1k's Avatar
    I like the glance feature alot so losing that getting a Lumia 930 is a deal breaker as glance comes in handy in alot of situations. I would have to get a non defective 1520 to enjoy it more.
    Ya I hear ya. My first 1520 had a defective camera with ois springs not working. Second was great but had a touchy screen. This one is solid. Ya I go through phones a lot. Lol.

    But I'm sure there are many people who will love the 930. Still an awesome phone.
    zkyevolved and faith3935 like this.
    02-28-2015 05:08 PM
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