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  1. slysy's Avatar
    Well, if it makes you feel better I've had 4 defective 920s. So it's not just the 1520. All were bought new from well-known reputable retailers

    1st - Wireless charging non-functional
    2nd - Screen didn't work with gloves (advertised feature of super sensitive screen)
    3rd - Front camera filled up with loads of dust over time (common problem with the 920)
    4th - Video recordings contained long stutters even after hard reset. Every recorded video is ruined
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    04-24-2014 04:04 AM
  2. Will6371's Avatar
    After reading over all your other posts I am very surprised that you are thinking of getting 5th device.

    I am not in any way saying that your full of bull or anything. I am also surprised that you haven't followed up your complaints with any proof as that would stop people saying or thinking that you are talking bull.

    04-24-2014 11:49 AM
  3. Elvis7's Avatar
    Stop buying on eBay, it's clearly full of lemons
    I went through 5 defective Lumia 920's ... From my Rogers store,all new replacements ( was within my 15 days) . At the end, my Rogers store contacted the Nokia VP or some high guy and they were told to send it out to nokia for a refurb. Knowing this, my Rogers store allowed me to cancel my contract and return the phone...

    Been with my ativ s since, and its the best windows phone 8 sofar!
    04-24-2014 11:53 AM
  4. fawzib's Avatar
    every single phone i used in my life was nokia. last one was meego device and i kept delaying to get my perfect phone. i wanted the flagship to have sd card and 1520 is the only phone with an sd card (no reason to omit it in the first place). i wanted to buy Nokia's last device ever released before they close. Nokia brand is something dear to me...but hey, if they don't respect their products i wouldn't bother anymore
    04-24-2014 12:53 PM
  5. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    I've heard of even worse luck streaks with 8 defective 928's (IIRC) and 12 on-the-fritz Palm's as I said above. (those 12 or so made for an impressive signature over at webOS Nation IIRC)
    12!!! Wtf that's insane. Guess that's why you should always buy retail and look it over really good before you leave the store.
    04-24-2014 02:17 PM
  6. hasasimo's Avatar
    12!!! Wtf that's insane. Guess that's why you should always buy retail and look it over really good before you leave the store.
    Bought both my Lumia 800 and 920 on ebay, both were perfect the first time. I think it's really a crapshoot.
    04-24-2014 02:32 PM
  7. luisfarelo's Avatar
    People brag about Nokia quality but I had my share of problems with them. However, no problem so far with my Samsung Ativ S
    04-24-2014 02:36 PM
  8. fawzib's Avatar
    i got my 5th device from bhphotovideo.com
    it is the lumia 1520.3 unlocked (everyone is looking for) grab it before they are out of stock or people knows about it.
    anyway they have the newest batch and this is my last attempt. if there is anything wrong i will notify you all.
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    04-24-2014 02:57 PM
  9. hasasimo's Avatar
    i got my 5th device from bhphotovideo.com
    it is the lumia 1520.3 unlocked (everyone is looking for) grab it before they are out of stock or people knows about it.
    anyway they have the newest batch and this is my last attempt. if there is anything wrong i will notify you all.
    Nice find! Are you sure this is the 1520.3 (RM-938)? The product page doesn't really offer any indication whether it's that or the RM-937 from what I can tell.

    Let us know how it works out for you. I may just get it from this site if yours happens to have no defects. Thanks.
    04-24-2014 03:09 PM
  10. hasasimo's Avatar
    Just had a chat with them and they say it is indeed the RM-938. I guess we're all waiting to see how it works out for you, fawzib! Good luck and keep us updated... hopefully the 5th time is the charm. If so, it looks like B&H will be getting some solid business from us.

    *Edit: Forgot to ask them how long they've had these in stock. Call me OCD, but I'd like to know that this is a fresh batch without defects.
    04-24-2014 03:21 PM
  11. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    I guess we'll see what happens with the *fifth* device. OP's posts seem to lack credibility, in my opinion. What is up with all the FUD recently regarding the 1520? In addition, it seems like a couple other people are going out of their way to repeatedly post how "concerned" they are with the quality of the device. When someone's concern posts start to number in the dozens, especially when he or she doesn't own the device, I tend to find that quite suspect as well.
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    04-24-2014 05:12 PM
  12. hasasimo's Avatar
    I guess we'll see what happens with the *fifth* device. OP's posts seem to lack credibility, in my opinion. What is up with all the FUD recently regarding the 1520? In addition, it seems like a couple other people are going out of their way to repeatedly post how "concerned" they are with the quality of the device. When someone's concern posts start to number in the dozens, especially when he or she doesn't own the device, I tend to find that quite suspect as well.
    You can suspect anything you want to, and you can even do it directly at me instead of with your rude, circuitous, passive-aggressive tone. Despite whatever inane conspiracy theories you may have in your head, my post history and devotion to both Windows Phone and Nokia speak for themselves, so you better believe I have every right to be concerned about dropping $650 on one with greater-than-usual reports of issues if I deem it necessary.
    Last edited by hasasimo; 04-24-2014 at 05:41 PM.
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    04-24-2014 05:25 PM
  13. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    You can suspect anything you want to, and you can even do it directly at me instead of with your rude, circuitous, passive-aggressive tone. Despite whatever inane conspiracy theories you may have in your head, my post history and devotion to both Windows Phone and Nokia speak for themselves, so you better believe I have every right to be concerned if I deem it necessary.
    You are entitled to your opinions, just like I am. Nevertheless, I find your position suspect. You don't own the phone and have participated in at least a couple threads where you have asked "does anyone have a trouble-free 1520?" Plenty of people then respond that their phones are fine, but you somehow instead conclude that all 1520 are, or will soon be, revealed as defective. I just don't find that position to be grounded in reality. How do you explain reviews of the device outside of WP Central? I don't see a bunch of reviews stating that the devices are defective. In fact, the reviews are just the opposite.

    Don't take it too personally, I am criticizing your position. I know nothing about you. For all I know, you could just be suffering from paralysis through analysis. However, in looking at the totality of your posts on this issue (and there have been many) I find your position to be untenable. It's just my opinion--I'm not going to sue you over it.
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    04-24-2014 05:38 PM
  14. hasasimo's Avatar
    You are entitled to your opinions, just like I am. Nevertheless, I find your position suspect. You don't own the phone and have participated in at least a couple threads where you have asked "does anyone have a trouble-free 1520?" Plenty of people then respond that their phones are fine, but you somehow instead conclude that all 1520 are, or will soon be, revealed as defective. I just don't find that position to be grounded in reality. How do you explain reviews of the device outside of WP Central? I don't see a bunch of reviews stating that the devices are defective. In fact, the reviews are just the opposite.

    Don't take it too personally, I am criticizing your position. I know nothing about you. For all I know, you could just be suffering from paralysis through analysis. However, in looking at the totality of your posts on this issue (and there have been many) I find your position to be untenable. It's just my opinion--I'm not going to sue you over it.
    If I concluded that "all" 1520s were defective, would it make any sense that I'd consider purchasing one? If I had an ulterior motive, wouldn't I just come on here to criticize it? Wouldn't I claim to have owned at least one and talk about how terrible it was? Your entire premise is, to put it lightly, silly in my opinion. What would my motive be with this "suspect position" you think I have? Making an account and being active for the past 2 years - with inside knowledge that the 1520 will eventually come out - just so I can bag on it when it eventually does? Wouldn't it be completely counter-productive for me to solicit posts from people that have had NO problems with their 1520, bringing to light positive comments in what is a sea of negative or neutral threads? You also seem to conveniently ignore my posts complimenting the device, and posts complimenting other Lumia devices like the 920.

    If the totality of my posts were truly being taken into account, your suspicion wouldn't hold a drop of water.

    I'm definitely done addressing this odd, random accusation.
    04-24-2014 05:59 PM
  15. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    If I concluded that "all" 1520s were defective, would it make any sense that I'd consider purchasing one? If I had an ulterior motive, wouldn't I just come on here to criticize it? Wouldn't I claim to have owned at least one and talk about how terrible it was? Your entire premise is, to put it lightly, silly in my opinion. What would my motive be with this "suspect position" you think I have? Making an account and being active for the past 2 years - with inside knowledge that the 1520 will eventually come out - just so I can bag on it when it eventually does? Wouldn't it be completely counter-productive for me to solicit posts from people that have had NO problems with their 1520, bringing to light positive comments in what is a sea of negative or neutral threads? You also seem to conveniently ignore my posts complimenting the device, and posts complimenting other Lumia devices like the 920.

    If the totality of my posts were truly being taken into account, your suspicion wouldn't hold a drop of water.

    I'm definitely done addressing this odd, random accusation.
    With all due respect, you're not reading what I wrote. I'm not accusing you of any particular motive--I'm saying that your conclusion is flawed. And you did indeed say in one of your posts that: "[s]eems like it may just be a matter of time before they all have some kind of issue with it." That is obviously your opinion, but is in no way supported by reality. I hope I made it clear that I find your conclusion, not your motives, to be suspect.
    04-24-2014 06:11 PM
  16. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    With all due respect, you're not reading what I wrote. I'm not accusing you of any particular motive--I'm saying that your conclusion is flawed. And you did indeed say in one of your posts that: "[s]eems like it may just be a matter of time before they all have some kind of issue with it." That is obviously your opinion, but is in no way supported by reality. I hope I made it clear that I find your conclusion, not your motives, to be suspect.
    To be fair given the fact that I haven't read a post from something claiming they have ZERO issues with the touch responsiveness of the screen, it could be argued that the screen sensitivity issue is a major defect. Of course some say it's a software issue and will be fixed with firmware, but if that was true then what's taking Nokia so long to fix it, and why haven't they even acknowledged the issue?
    04-24-2014 06:47 PM
  17. maverickrohan's Avatar
    I had at&t Lumia 1520 with two white spots and false clicks issues. I sent it to Nokia for repair, they replaced my entire body and sent the phone back. My new replacement has no issues.

    And FYI ... The false clicks issue is hardware in many cases. One symptom can have multiple causes.
    04-24-2014 07:00 PM
  18. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    To be fair given the fact that I haven't read a post from something claiming they have ZERO issues with the touch responsiveness of the screen, it could be argued that the screen sensitivity issue is a major defect. Of course some say it's a software issue and will be fixed with firmware, but if that was true then what's taking Nokia so long to fix it, and why haven't they even acknowledged the issue?
    There are plenty of people who have weighed in on the 1520 without mentioning any screen sensitivity issues. Whether it is considered a major defect by those who have identified it is certainly in the eye of the beholder. I'm referring to the overall conclusion that the 1520 is a defective piece of hardware. The totality of the input on this site, and equally importantly, by consumers on other sites, does not support the conclusion that the 1520 is defective. Any blanket statements to that effect are just spreading FUD in my opinion.
    04-24-2014 07:05 PM
  19. smoledman's Avatar
    Buy on eBay and you're taking chances.
    04-25-2014 02:06 AM
  20. stephen_az's Avatar
    No offense but I find these sorts of posts suspect. You have essentially said you bought three phones from the equivalent of the back of a van and are surprised they don't work. Look up Negri and ponder the things of which they have been accused. That is one step up from buying on eBay - that absolute bottom of the barrel accounts for two of the phones. Even B&H is hardly a bastion of integrity - I would not trust any business whose origin is in NY camera sales. Yes, I have used them and my opinion is they are the lesser of evils not a paragon of business virtue. How about trying to buy from a reputable source and, if something is defective, exchange it?
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    04-25-2014 02:19 AM
  21. hasasimo's Avatar
    No offense but I find these sorts of posts suspect. You have essentially said you bought three phones from the equivalent of the back of a van and are surprised they don't work. Look up Negri and ponder the things of which they have been accused. That is one step up from buying on eBay - that absolute bottom of the barrel accounts for two of the phones. Even B&H is hardly a bastion of integrity - I would not trust any business whose origin is in NY camera sales. Yes, I have used them and my opinion is they are the lesser of evils not a paragon of business virtue. How about trying to buy from a reputable source and, if something is defective, exchange it?
    Do you know of anyone else that sells the RM-938 variant? There doesn't seem to be a correlation on this forum anyway with defective devices and place of purchase. I have read a few bad things about Negri though, so I would stay away from them if I can. I've never bought anything from B&H but their reputation online seems to be solid. Have you heard otherwise?
    04-25-2014 02:30 AM
  22. fawzib's Avatar
    bhphotovideo.com had these since long time but it was a hidden gem that i didn't share :$
    now that i ordered my device i feel sharing is least i can do for you guys.
    04-25-2014 02:52 AM
  23. hasasimo's Avatar
    bhphotovideo.com had these since long time but it was a hidden gem that i didn't share :$
    now that i ordered my device i feel sharing is least i can do for you guys.
    I assume you've used the device since it arrived... how's it going?
    04-25-2014 03:21 AM
  24. fawzib's Avatar
    I assume you've used the device since it arrived... how's it going?
    i ordered it today..waiting for it to arrive. they have 30 day policy so am covered. i will let u all know soon! (crossing fingers)
    04-25-2014 03:37 AM
  25. hasasimo's Avatar
    Ah, gotcha. Was under the impression it arrived today. Keep us updated. Good luck.
    04-25-2014 03:47 AM
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