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  1. hasasimo's Avatar
    the lumia 930 (ICON) is the mini (5") version of the 1520 (samespecs)
    But very different design (uglier, for me), no microSD support and no Glance Screen. It's a whole other device in my opinion, not a mini version of the 1520 at all.
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    04-28-2014 03:02 PM
  2. mister2d's Avatar
    I'm currently arguing with myself with weither to get a Z30 or the 1520. I believe the 1520 is a much better device than the 1020, the only downside I see of the 1520 is the size, WHY COULDN'T THEY MAKE A 1520 MINI!!!!!!!!!! I WOULD GRAB THAT IN 2.38594384 seconds!
    You're seriously arguing with yourself over a Blackberry vs Windows Phone. I applaud your impartiality sir. :D

    Edit: After looking at the Z30. Wow! Not a bad phone. Love the little kickstand and accessories. That AMOLED screen probably is excellent too.
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    04-28-2014 03:28 PM
  3. Verkunder's Avatar
    Ultimately, the 1520.

    That 1080p screen is just too tough to give up. Having and SD slot is necessary on all my future phone purchases.
    04-28-2014 03:42 PM
  4. JOHN Smith88's Avatar
    As long as you can live with the screen I will say get it . When you buy phone buy the best and greatest for your money .
    1020 might be good but for normal user 20 megapixel camera is fine ..

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
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    04-28-2014 04:37 PM
  5. Professorbx's Avatar
    I had a 925, and just picked up a 1520. The size is......you have to get used to it. Its a lot to hold, though I gotta say it is SURPRISINGLY pocketable. That said, the 1020 is based on the same hardware as my 925, only with more ram. The 1520 is night and day on a lot of newer apps as far as speed goes, and, over the next two years the speed differential is only going to get more extreme. The 1520 is a more future proof option.
    04-28-2014 04:56 PM
  6. ULOP3Z's Avatar
    Either way the camera on both is still better than the 4s, I would go with the 1520, but if your a picture person go for the 1020, personally 20MP is more than enough for me
    04-28-2014 05:38 PM
  7. jomarr's Avatar
    If you don't mind the size, go for the 1520. It's the perfect balance.

    If you can live with 32 GBs of storage without an SD Card Slot, go with the Lumia 930.

    If you LIVE for the 41 MP camera, then the 1020 is nice.

    ​But I prefer the 1520 out of the three phones
    04-28-2014 07:37 PM
  8. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    Thanks everyone
    I put my hand on a LG CURVE. So 6" isn't a problem
    But puting such a big next to the head is weird
    So I think a 4.5" is good...
    Your ear won't notice a difference between the two phones. I think it is mostly psychological because some people think a bigger phone looks silly. In fact, I think the pendulum has swung the other way. Most people I know think iPhones look silly because they are so small. Good luck with your choice.
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    04-28-2014 07:43 PM
  9. RoieK's Avatar
    The 1520 need to be used with a nano sim not micro sim...

    Is anyone tried to use 8.1 on the phone (1520) and to add a extra row of tills?
    To have 4 medium till ?
    04-28-2014 11:35 PM
  10. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    1520, not even a slight contest. The 1020's camera is nice and all, but it runs on hardware from the beginning of 2012. The 1520's hardware's fairly-new, and is almost the same as what is in the Galaxy S5. Really, what you're asking is if a camera is enough to downgrade from S5 hardware to S III hardware, and I say nay.
    04-28-2014 11:43 PM
  11. mtmjr90's Avatar
    Not sure how much this will help but...

    I have a 1020 at the moment and held the 1520 for the first time over the weekend. OMFG that thing is enormous. I briefly owned a Note 3 at one point and the 1520 makes that thing look "mini". Incidentally, I also held an Icon for the first time and loved the screen. Personally, I think I'll keep the 1020 around as my camera (I have the camera case) and will import the international 930 once it's available as my primary phone. I am starting to dislike the extra heft of the camera bump on the 1020...
    04-28-2014 11:47 PM
  12. snowmutt's Avatar
    While a big decision, it really isn't that tough:

    Do you:

    -Love photography?
    -Dislike huge phones?

    If yes to either or both of those questions, the no-brainer decision is the L1020. I understand there is no SD card, but 32G will be fine. Lets face it, you will back up your photos and you are most likely not a huge gamer/media streamer, so that 32G will serve you well. The screen tech is fine for basic web browsing and light gaming, and the device is much easier to pocket. There is no contest in cameras. Those that say the L1520 is not much worse then the L1020 are correct, and also obviously not users who love photography. The L1520 is good- the L1020 is amazing. It still is a great device and will be supported with WP 8.1 and firmware updates for at least the next year.

    Do you:
    -Stream videos?
    -Love gaming?
    -Love bright, vibrant, detailed screens?
    -Need more then 32G of memory?
    -Want a more future proof (maybe over 2 years VS. 18 months or less) device?
    -Think bigger is better?
    -Like, don't love, photography?

    If yes to all or most of those questions, then, the L1520 is the no-brainer decision. The quad-core processor and the much more powerful internals will power games, updates, and background tasks much more fluently then the L1020 over the lives of each device. The screen is a hi def monster, and could be used as a headlight in case of emergencies. It is amazing. You can expand the memeory, and you can still take above average photos, better then most smartphones out there. It is HUGE, but everyone who owns it on these forums say you get used to it fairly quickly.

    Price seems to be okay for you, so I say just don't kill yourself over this decision. Most of the advantages are with the 1520, but if photography is your thing or that big of a device just isn't, then the 1020 is a great toy you will not regret.
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    04-29-2014 01:23 AM
  13. rex.reyesiii's Avatar
    And I guess that HERE drive is great on the 1520?
    Can someone clarify this if this is True? :D

    GPS like Garmin almost have the same price. That is my dilemma now LOL. (Dedicated GPS vs. Nokia Lumia phones)
    04-29-2014 02:08 AM
  14. RoieK's Avatar
    I don't LOVE LOVE photograph
    Most of the pic on the phone are from a vacation and work
    And the 16gb iphone isn't full (but no music inside)
    Bigger could be better if u use the phone also as a SAT NAV (here drive/waze)
    Huge is not a problem (the 4s is the size of the palm of my hand)

    Onther thing is that here (Israel) the phones are without a contract that include the phone price
    But only the 1020 is official release here so in case of problem there is a "mother and father" I can turn to and not a private store
    04-29-2014 02:08 AM
  15. snowmutt's Avatar
    First off, let me say that while I was in the U.S. Navy, my absolute favorite port-of-call was Isreal. I had the best time of my life there. The Holy land tour (very special for me), horse back riding, the people, the food- all just incredible. Loved your country.

    Guess I need one more piece of information: What do you mean "official" release? Do you mean carrier branded? Or that Nokia has a L1020 for Isreal, but not a L1520? Does this mean you can go to a local store for the L1020, but not the L1520?
    04-29-2014 02:35 AM
  16. snowmutt's Avatar
    Can someone clarify this if this is True? :D

    GPS like Garmin almost have the same price. That is my dilemma now LOL. (Dedicated GPS vs. Nokia Lumia phones)
    HERE maps are great. At least in the States, I find they tend to not have as many "shortcuts" as dedicated GPS devices, but why pay extra? If you travel for a living, the GPS is worth it. If not, HERE maps will be excellent.
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    04-29-2014 02:38 AM
  17. rex.reyesiii's Avatar
    HERE maps are great. At least in the States, I find they tend to not have as many "shortcuts" as dedicated GPS devices, but why pay extra? If you travel for a living, the GPS is worth it. If not, HERE maps will be excellent.
    Yep just need it for basic City Driving/Travelling.

    Plus yes, I bet Maps/Navigation is much better on a bigger screen in regards to the topic.

    1520 gets my Vote.
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    04-29-2014 04:22 AM
  18. oditius's Avatar
    the lumia 930 (ICON) is the mini (5") version of the 1520 (samespecs)
    Really?

    930

    Expandable memory card type: No
    Display technology: ClearBlack, OLED
    Battery capacity: 2420mAh

    1520

    Expandable memory card type: Yes (Up to 128GB)
    Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD
    Battery capacity: 3400mAh


    There are a few differences, some may be a deal killer. I know that with 8.1 installed, I will never buy a WP with no sd slot unless it has 128GB of storage built in. But both phones are as powerful and run great. It (930) would be a perfect phone almost if it had a sd slot.
    04-29-2014 06:23 AM
  19. Fiter Kurniawan's Avatar
    Lumia 1520 is the flagship of Lumia and everything are best but I like 1020 camera...
    04-29-2014 06:26 AM
  20. wuiyang's Avatar
    i recommended: (all phone i recommended has all nokia feature and clearblack* screen, 930 doesn't have glance screen, 5xx doesn't have magnetometer cant use city lens)
    620 - affordable and compact, small 3.8 inch LCD screen, if you want small screen, go for this.
    630 - affordable and compact, 4.5 inch LCD screen(?)
    635 - affordable and compact, 4.5 inch LCD screen, with LTE (?)
    820 - 1GB ram, 4.3 inch AMOLED screen with, with wireless charging (accessory cover only)
    920 - PureView camera, 4.5 inch LCD screen, with LTE, wireless charging
    925 - PureView camera, 4.5 inch AMOLED screen with PureMotion HD+**, with LTE, wireless charging
    1020 - PureView camera with 41MP, 4.5 inch AMOLED screen with PureMotion HD+**
    1520 - PureView camera with 20MP, 6 inch LCD screen,
    2520 - 10,1 inch LCD screen, 2GB RAM tablet/laptop, you can transform your 2520 tablet to laptop by adding keyboards(sold separately)
    note:
    (?) means i dont know if they really have magnetometer or glance screen, i'll tell you once i get the info
    *clearblack are screen that are readable under the sun
    **PureMotion HD+ are let your screen sliding more smoother, greater and better
    all i recommanded phone has NFC, glance screen feature and magnetometer
    6xx 512MB RAM only, might not get windows phone 9 update later and cant play several game required at least 1GB
    04-29-2014 06:47 AM
  21. Bram Vanroy's Avatar
    I have tested both for an extended period, and I would go with the 1520. The 1520 is such an awesome device, I don't know where to started.

    41MP pictures of the 1020 are great, but so are those of the 1520 - even though they are "only" 19 MP, they are still pretty darn sharp. For viewing on your phone or even on larger screens, the quality would really suffice. If you want to make professional pictures that you will edit a lot, you might want to go with the 1020, but only if the camera is the most important thing you need.

    Why the 1520 is great:
    - it doesn't have that huge buble at the back
    - modern hardware (snapdragon 800), 2GB, wireless charging, 6" full hd IPS screen, 3400mAh battery
    - the size is great if you do not have a tablet at your disposal. You could watch movies on this device, whereas a <5" screen is too small to really enjoy the movie. Games are really nice to play on such a screen as well
    - it has an SD-slot, so you can take as much pictures as you want

    The only reason why you should choose for the 1020 is because of the higher picture quality. (Let me tell you that the average person will not see the difference between a picture taken by a 1520 and one with a 1020, at least not at first sight.) On all other specs, it is less powerful than the 1520.
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    04-29-2014 07:42 AM
  22. Andreas Kjernald's Avatar
    1020. I've had an iPhone and Androids but lately had the Nokia 800, then the 920 and now the 1020. I loved the 920 but really enjoy the amazing camera on the 1020. The zoom is incredibly useful in day-to-day use. My Canon DSLR sit at home while the 1020 go with me everywhere. I don't get the lack of SD card being a big deal. I have tons of apps and games and offline Spotify music alongside hundreds of photos and videos. I have downloaded the hi-res pictures off the phone one time in five months. So, memory is not a big deal (unless you get the 16Gb version).

    As for battery, yeah, if you play Asphalt 8 it drains quickly. If you take photos and videos, have NFC, WiFi, 3G/4G, Bluetooth on with push email and Twitter and Facebook, along with Podcaster lounge and news/weather apps in the background the phone lasts all day.

    I would have enjoyed a mix between 1020, 1520 and 930. The 6" of the 1520 is just too big for me in everyday use. I want my phone with me in my shorts on the boat, in my pant pocket, in my suitjacket and lots of other places and the 1520 would be too large. Also, it's nice to be able to use the 1020 one-handed.

    The only downside with the 1020 is the pentile screen.

    Good luck!
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    04-29-2014 07:51 AM
  23. FORZa_PS's Avatar
    i would say the 1520 is better than the 1020 except for the massive screen (i have a large glove size and cant even use the 1520 with 1 hand) and the camera in the back if u use it for taking photos and scanning documents. personally, i would recommend going for the 64gb 1020 if u live in a country that has telefonica, or waiting for the alleged 1820 unicorn phone with the pelican camera in the back (which was hinted at by nokia) and the rumoured 5.2 inch 2k screen, 5mp front camera, massive battery, 805 processor.
    04-29-2014 08:18 AM
  24. RoieK's Avatar
    First off, let me say that while I was in the U.S. Navy, my absolute favorite port-of-call was Isreal. I had the best time of my life there. The Holy land tour (very special for me), horse back riding, the people, the food- all just incredible. Loved your country.

    Guess I need one more piece of information: What do you mean "official" release? Do you mean carrier branded? Or that Nokia has a L1020 for Isreal, but not a L1520? Does this mean you can go to a local store for the L1020, but not the L1520?
    Not carrier brand.
    Here every company has a Representative (has the rights to distribute the phones to stores and carriers) so this is what I mean official.
    I can now buy the L1520 but if something is wrong need to trust a local store and not a company...
    04-29-2014 09:39 AM
  25. snowmutt's Avatar
    Not carrier brand.
    Here every company has a Representative (has the rights to distribute the phones to stores and carriers) so this is what I mean official.
    I can now buy the L1520 but if something is wrong need to trust a local store and not a company...
    That might change things a bit. Having local support is important. I am sure Nokia will stand behind their L1520 if there are problems, but having to send things away is no fun.

    I still might advise you to go L1520. The only advantage the L1020 has - smaller size, photo awesomness- do not seem to be that important to you. If you can call a local store or the national Nokia rep and get any kind of assurances that it will be supported, I say go for it. If not, then just follow your gut.

    I do think you would enjoy the L1520.
    04-29-2014 11:02 AM
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