12-30-2014 01:44 PM
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  1. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    I'm new to WP, picked up this Lumia 1520 on December 31, and did have some adjustment difficulties coming from a number of iPhones, and then some problems with the device that ultimately required a hard reset to factory conditions.... But now everything is working really well and I've started to actually love this thing and WP8!!! I'm really looking forward to the WP8.1 release.

    just wanted to say that!
    ven07, oditius, crav4speed and 7 others like this.
    04-18-2014 06:37 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    Thanks for telling us :) And trust me you'll love 8.1 :)
    04-18-2014 06:41 PM
  3. multo's Avatar
    You don't get to see these kinds of threads normally. Cheers to you. I also am loving my phone

    Sent from my Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
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    04-18-2014 06:49 PM
  4. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    If you're having any trouble switching over, I do think the key is to just stick with it long enough to adapt and see what the real benefits of Windows Phone are and just how powerful the Lumia 1520 is!

    Cheers everyone!
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    04-18-2014 06:56 PM
  5. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    For me personally the experience of growing to like and then love this device and wp8 is similar to my general feeling regarding music... Something that is immediately enjoyable musically often tends to not hold up well upon repeated later listening's for example, Bruno Mars music tends to be instantly digestible and likable, but has the tendency to seem much like hollow pop music ultimately. Now, on the other hand, I remember not liking the Kink's Muswell Hillbillies when I first heard it years ago, but I'd be dammed if that is not one of the best crafted albums if the last 30 years!!! It only gets better with repeated listening. I think there is something similar going on for me with WP.
    04-18-2014 07:05 PM
  6. hasasimo's Avatar
    Great to hear :). Looking forward to ordering one soon.
    04-19-2014 01:22 AM
  7. ecr80's Avatar
    Totally agreeing with you.

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    04-19-2014 03:39 PM
  8. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    Yeah bro!
    04-19-2014 11:19 PM
  9. TechoGeek's Avatar
    I hope this thread gets more visitors saying what's great about the phone to help me feel comfortable about ordering it. The issue threads gets loads of people posting. I'll be coming from an old Galaxy S2 so I've held out a long time waiting for a phone that would make me get back into a contract.

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    04-24-2014 12:13 AM
  10. hasasimo's Avatar
    I hope this thread gets more visitors saying what's great about the phone to help me feel comfortable about ordering it. The issue threads gets loads of people posting. I'll be coming from an old Galaxy S2 so I've held out a long time waiting for a phone that would make me get back into a contract.

    Sent from my BN NookHD+ using Tapatalk
    And the 2 threads I started soliciting feedback from those who don't have any issues has gotten minimal (though some) participation in comparison. It really makes me hesitate to go ahead with my plan to buy one for me and one for my mother (waiting on Newegg/Negri to get fresh yellow and white stock). Granted, people typically go to forums of this sort to complain, but I've been around these things long enough to recognize when there are more problems than usual for a device, and the 1520 seems to fall into that category, unfortunately.
    04-24-2014 12:24 AM
  11. jnjroach's Avatar
    I've been using my 1520 since November and I love it, started playing with the Remote Desktop Beta yesterday, working on my Surface Pro 2 was pretty cool, I actually used a TegraNote Stylus to ink in OneNote through RDP. This is a really functional device that will get even better when Office Gemini is released....
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    04-24-2014 11:03 AM
  12. Pete's Avatar
    Really happy to see that you've come to love the 1520. I have WP8.1 and it makes a great phone even better. The transparent tiles on the start screen makes the phone truly glorious....
    04-24-2014 11:25 AM
  13. christos michalopoulos's Avatar
    Coming from nexus 5 and iphone 5s i want to say that 1520 is the best device i have ever used!
    04-24-2014 11:29 AM
  14. spyderzWPC's Avatar
    love my 1520 I see the new 8.1 really utilizing the screen size a lot better.
    04-24-2014 11:36 AM
  15. TechoGeek's Avatar
    Coming from nexus 5 and iphone 5s i want to say that 1520 is the best device i have ever used!
    I was originally looking to buy the Nexus 5 at the end of last year but did not like the reports on the battery life and camera. Then I heard about the 1520 and compared the two, the battery life alone made me take the Nexus off my prospective list. How well did you handle the transition from android?

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    04-24-2014 01:09 PM
  16. Will6371's Avatar
    And the 2 threads I started soliciting feedback from those who don't have any issues has gotten minimal (though some) participation in comparison. It really makes me hesitate to go ahead with my plan to buy one for me and one for my mother (waiting on Newegg/Negri to get fresh yellow and white stock). Granted, people typically go to forums of this sort to complain, but I've been around these things long enough to recognize when there are more problems than usual for a device, and the 1520 seems to fall into that category, unfortunately.
    Can you name a phone that doesn't have any problems? You show me a person that says that their phone (any make) has no problems at all and I will show you a liar. All phones have problems of some sort and also what one person finds a problem another would see as a trait.

    Also do you think that all posts from people complaining about problems with the phone(again any phone make) are for real or even have the phone. If you do then you are quite nave.

    My own option about the 1520 is that it is a great phone, yes it does have some small touch/swipe problems but it is a lot less that the problems with taps that were not recognised with the ios(iphone 3GS, 4 and 4S) and my android phones (Note 1, 2 and 3, S4, Xperia Z and Z1) I could go on for hours listing all the problems I had with those phones.

    I do love the phone but I also love my 925 but if I had to pick on it would be the 1520

    The size
    The form
    The screen
    The battery
    The speed
    The smoothness
    The wireless charging
    8.1 made it even better and cyan will make it better still.

    If you look hard enough you will find problems with anything, some people however tent to look too hard for problems for one reason or another.
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    04-25-2014 06:36 AM
  17. hasasimo's Avatar
    Can you name a phone that doesn't have any problems? You show me a person that says that their phone (any make) has no problems at all and I will show you a liar. All phones have problems of some sort and also what one person finds a problem another would see as a trait.

    Also do you think that all posts from people complaining about problems with the phone(again any phone make) are for real or even have the phone. If you do then you are quite nave.

    My own option about the 1520 is that it is a great phone, yes it does have some small touch/swipe problems but it is a lot less that the problems with taps that were not recognised with the ios(iphone 3GS, 4 and 4S) and my android phones (Note 1, 2 and 3, S4, Xperia Z and Z1) I could go on for hours listing all the problems I had with those phones.

    I do love the phone but I also love my 925 but if I had to pick on it would be the 1520

    The size
    The form
    The screen
    The battery
    The speed
    The smoothness
    The wireless charging
    8.1 made it even better and cyan will make it better still.

    If you look hard enough you will find problems with anything, some people however tent to look too hard for problems for one reason or another.
    Sorry, but I refuse to believe that every single phone has problems. My Lumia 920 is flawless, as were my Lumia 800 and 900. I guess by your definition that makes me a liar.

    No, I don't believe every complaint. What makes you think I do? Even if I believed half of the quibbles about the phone, there'd be more than enough of them to be concerned. And conversely, not all of the praise regarding the device should be believed either. If you believe every single good thing said, then you too are quite nave. I follow your posts and have no reason to doubt what you're saying though.

    Part of why I'm so concerned is that one of the two 1520s I plan to buy is for a family member, one that won't know the entire troubleshooting process and will have a much harder time with things if their device is defective at all. If mine is defective for any reason, I can deal with it a lot easier.

    Thanks for your input.
    04-25-2014 12:32 PM
  18. Will6371's Avatar
    Sorry, but I refuse to believe that every single phone has problems. My Lumia 920 is flawless, as were my Lumia 800 and 900. I guess by your definition that makes me a liar.

    No, I don't believe every complaint. What makes you think I do? Even if I believed half of the quibbles about the phone, there'd be more than enough of them to be concerned. And conversely, not all of the praise regarding the device should be believed either. If you believe every single good thing said, then you too are quite nave. I follow your posts and have no reason to doubt what you're saying though.

    Part of why I'm so concerned is that one of the two 1520s I plan to buy is for a family member, one that won't know the entire troubleshooting process and will have a much harder time with things if their device is defective at all. If mine is defective for any reason, I can deal with it a lot easier.

    Thanks for your input.
    With your 920 did it never miss a swipe or tap or maybe go through the battery too quickly, ever? When I said every phone had problems I should have added 'at some point' but I think if you think about it then it must have made a fault at some point.

    Anyway I don't want to get into an argument about it. I don't be live all the positive post either and if you look at the last post on the link below you will see what I said about the matter in a post a few days ago.

    The hole buying for someone else thing, I bought a car for someone a few years back and it turned out to be a lemon and every time it broke down I felt as though it was my fault and it was a terrible situation to be in so I get your point.

    The main problem seems to be the touch/swipe thing and then there is the 8.1 problems which can't really be attributed to the 1520 as it is the same with all the phones, biggest problem was people thinking that it wouldn't have problems.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2493392
    04-25-2014 02:20 PM
  19. hasasimo's Avatar
    Well I took the plunge and finally ordered RM-938 variants in yellow (for me) and white (for my mother's birthday) earlier today. Looking forward to it.
    04-25-2014 04:08 PM
  20. richhill963's Avatar
    I have a love affair with my Red 1520, its been pretty well flawless, I'm hoping 8.1 does not mess it up. I came from a Nokia Lumia 900 cyan and this is where the love affair started.
    04-26-2014 01:33 AM
  21. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I caution anyone on buying such a expensive complicated electronic device on line. Especially if buying for someone else.

    It is nothing more than a crap shoot on getting one that doesn't have issues,and being forced to have to wait to mail it back for a replacement is a real PITA not to mention time consuming. What you save initially can be lost in pure aggrivation later on.

    That said,I love my 1520 even with a couple of issues the DP of 8.1 has given me. Coming from being a hard core Android flashaholic it is certainly different,easier in some ways, more difficult in others to do things, but over all extreamly happy with the decision to make the switch.

    Good luck with the phones you ordered

    Mac
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    04-26-2014 01:39 AM
  22. islehopper's Avatar
    Really shines with 8.1!
    04-27-2014 05:07 AM
  23. Son Of Belushi UK's Avatar
    This is my third Windows Phone, having started with the humble (but tidy) HTC Mozart, then a Lumia 920 and now the Lumia 1520. The HTC had major touchscreen issues (it was entirely unresponsive when the device had been in standby for more than 5 minutes or was cold...yes, it was temperature affected!). Orange replaced my HTC 4 times and so I waited it out for the Lumia 920. I never had a single problem with the 920 and only upgraded to the 1520 because of a great deal. It's a fantastic device and while the touchscreen does seem a little over-sensitive at times I wouldn't say it was a problem.
    I'd had 2 iPhones prior to the HTC and while the app-gap was huge back then I didn't really miss anything other than NinJump. I would imagine the move from Android could be pretty jarring but from the iPhone probably far less so. It is annoying that when new apps come out for even the most obscure companies or products that Windows Phone rarely gets them from day one and some apps, like Spotify, are basic and only just functional. The flipside is that once you get used to everything it's undoubtedly the most slick phone OS around and the hardware options are great. I've no doubt that as long as it's around i'll be sticking with WinPhone.
    05-05-2014 06:28 AM
  24. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    Well, i'm glad I found this thread because I have once again been thoroughly enjoying my Lumia 1520 lately. Enjoyment of this phone seems to come in cycles for me, but for the past few months, it has been pretty fantastic. I did end up picking up the 6+, which my wife now uses, (she has an iphone 6 for work as well), but I am finding the Lumia 1520, with Windows 8.1 and my Surface Pro 2 to be pretty seamless and reliable, allowing me to have access to everything I need when need it (with unfortunately a big exception for the 1520's compass magnetometer, which is simply not as reliable as my iphone). otherwise, this is just to say that even after spending more that $250 bucks to replace the screen and digitizer (Palco) I'm pretty happy with my Lumia after one year of ownership.

    Here's to the next year!
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    12-29-2014 06:20 PM
  25. Evil_MrM's Avatar
    Now, on the other hand, I remember not liking the Kink's Muswell Hillbillies when I first heard it years ago, but I'd be dammed if that is not one of the best crafted albums if the last 30 years!!! It only gets better with repeated listening. I think there is something similar going on for me with WP.
    IMO, Muswell Hillbillies in The Kinks' best album, better than Village Green or Arthur. I hope to love the 1530 later in the year, if AT&T doesn't gimp it the way they did the 1520 in the US...
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    12-29-2014 07:03 PM
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