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  1. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    I'm on the same boat. I live in Colombia, and I bought it from Amazon. It'll arrive this week, hopefully on thursday.

    Please, tell me how did it go when it finally arrives :)
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    05-13-2014 09:51 PM
  2. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    I HATE that word.... My AT&T 1520 has the same 32GB storage as the 937 or the 938. OK, no Qi, but not everyone requires it. I killed 2 birds with one stone. I have my 1520 in a case and that same case that is protecting my phone, is also allowing me to charge it wirelessly.
    I agree that no Qi doesn't "cripple" the 1520, but it is a consideration. Quite a few people, myself included, have not pulled the trigger on the phone for that reason. I'm waiting to see if there is a re-launch with 8.1 and perhaps ATT has wised up after the negative feedback. Not holding my breath, but I'll wait and see.
    oditius likes this.
    05-13-2014 11:05 PM
  3. Citizen X's Avatar
    Yeah its tough but I'll tell you an example of how ridiculously high the prices are here:
    -iPhone 5s 16gb under Telcel (largest carrier by far here) is priced at 15,000 pesos which translates to about $1100 us dollars. The same happens with most of the consumer electronics products, like both of my HP notebooks (one dv7 that I bought for 700 dollars at best buy, the same laptop was priced 1200 dollars here, the second a envy 17 that I bought for 1400 dollars and here it was priced 22k).

    They really make us want to go to the US for all our tech stuff.
    That is awful. Well with prices like that you have no choice but to take the risk. I honestly can't tell you what to do. True reliability numbers are tough to come by. I can say that a friend of mine went through several iphones before they found one that worked with all WPA2 enabled wifi routers. Then of course once the warranty was over iOS 7 came out and it no longer works with WPA2 security. Neither does there mothers on certain routers. On the other hand my 1520 has never met a router g, n, or ac that it didn't like. Pick your poison.
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    05-13-2014 11:34 PM
  4. peacefulberry's Avatar
    Yeah its tough but I'll tell you an example of how ridiculously high the prices are here:
    -iPhone 5s 16gb under Telcel (largest carrier by far here) is priced at 15,000 pesos which translates to about $1100 us dollars. The same happens with most of the consumer electronics products, like both of my HP notebooks (one dv7 that I bought for 700 dollars at best buy, the same laptop was priced 1200 dollars here, the second a envy 17 that I bought for 1400 dollars and here it was priced 22k).

    They really make us want to go to the US for all our tech stuff.
    I saw a Lumia 1520.3 on sale for $1100 USD and I thought it was a mistake, but now I know that it wasn't! Is this because of the import duties an taxes?
    05-14-2014 12:58 AM
  5. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    Nope!, that it's actually beyond insane!, for that you can fly to the States and buy the 1520 by yourself
    05-14-2014 01:22 AM
  6. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    More people come on the internet to complain than not complain, think about it, why do you think lots of reputable companies only have 1 praise for every 10 complaints even though they are doing well. People don't go "I had a really nice time at that hotel, I think I will go on a website and tell people how good it was" but complainers complain in droves.
    05-14-2014 03:04 AM
  7. Pete's Avatar
    The other problem is that people who put a lot of work into researching various products/services are invariably predisposed to finding exactly what they want to see (if they want to find positives, they'll search for upsides, if they're pessimistic in nature, they'll search for problems (then usually go ahead and post negatives without even owning the device)).

    The real skill in research comes in filtering out the emotional baggage and basic misunderstanding that comes with reading other people's opinions and concentrating on the facts that apply to one's own needs.
    05-14-2014 04:34 AM
  8. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I HATE that word.... My AT&T 1520 has the same 32GB storage as the 937 or the 938. OK, no Qi, but not everyone requires it. I killed 2 birds with one stone. I have my 1520 in a case and that same case that is protecting my phone, is also allowing me to charge it wirelessly.
    Fair enough :P, AT&T released a32 gb variant ages after the launch and in turn must have cost more than a few customers by halving the storage to 16gb. I can understand their choice to remove QI charging but halving the storage....someone must have had a zombie moment.
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    05-14-2014 04:50 AM
  9. Glen Urbina's Avatar
    MrWhiteman said it all! Thats effin true!

    Just a few people do write FAIR reviews about services, products, etc. I do because I love to know what I am buying or using. I love to make good use of my money in something that is worth every cent. Is it good? Has good support? Is it worth it? Hotels, companies, products, services, anything!
    But most people won't, only if they have problems, complains or something is not right! I do fair reviews all the time, we all want to get what we paid for, and for every cent to be worth it. Good companies will get costumers, bad companies will not.

    Now let me say what I think of 1520, a review.



    HARDWARE

    Aesthetically this phone is BEAUTIFUL, a master piece! I like minimalist and simple things. I love the 1520 design, everything is placed where it should. Buttons are placed nicely!! The camera button comes very handy!

    The back camera? Amazing, wonderful! As a photo enthusiast I can say the camera is one of the best phone cameras I have seen with many advanced features! And the camera button comes really handy! The flash sucks. It should have been xenon.

    Front camera? Still needs some work, for my taste it sucks pretty badly. Grainy and slow if dark! Bad, bad, bad resolution.

    Sensors are precise and work perfectly, I always turned them off in my S3, S4, Note, HTC's, Moto's because they were random and not precise... they made me rage more than once. Only thing missing is an IR blaster, that would be really useful! And maybe fingerprint scanner ONLY if it works as it should, I think that technology is not ready yet for prime time.

    Also about Qi charging, once you go for it there's no way back! I even put a DT 900 hidden on my desk and nightstand, charges fast and it is so convenient!

    Processor? Powerful. You can throw anything at it! If you updated to WP 8.1 DP... It is a DEVELOPER PREVIEW so it will lag a little sometimes and some things won't work as intended, you will have to make a soft reset-restart and hopefully it will resolve your issue or you will have to wait for the official release.

    The battery in this thing is amazing, I'd never have thought that it would last forever with the screen size but it does! Using Xbox music to stream music all day! Whatsapp, FB and web browsing all day, by 10 PM is still around 15-20%.

    It has micro SD slot, YES! No micro SD slot is a deal killer for me!

    SIM tray is loose! BAD!

    Touch screen sensitivity is good, perfect! And I have no more issues with it!

    Signal is good but it will chose slowest networks (EDGE, 3G, HSDPA+) if they are stronger than the fastest ones. And you CAN'T force it to HSDPA or LTE.

    Screen is gorgeous, crisp, clear, stunning! But there's a defect with most lumias, in white backgrounds you will see brighter spots in a specific part of the screen exactly where the back camera is placed. Other than that is perfect for me! Anyway you won’t notice the bright spot!

    Glance feature is wonderful! I think it is not supported by 930 and some others phones because of the screen technology used.

    VERY IMPORTANT. Screen seems to be fragile, still haven't drop it! Case or insurance could save your life, screen replacement is expen$ive. I have seen many post talking about broken digitizers and screens. Replacing only the digitizer is NOT easy at all if you manage to replace it without breaking the screen, that if you are lucky enough and didn't break the screen.

    SOFTWARE

    I've had about everything but iPhone, I do love my 1520 but as a power user WP 8.1 is still lacking advanced features/options. About the apps, I have the ones I need but they are lacking advanced options/features because of WP limitations and some others because apparently programmers aren't putting much effort in WP apps. But with WP 8.1 they finally added so much stuff that was missing and with WP 8.1 Microsoft is finally giving more freedom for making apps with everything we need but still not as much as Android.

    For most people 8.1 will do! I am a power user, but most people are not! They have everything they need in 8.1 (just a few things missing, maybe some advanced options would be nice) BUT the 1520 is BLAZING FAST! Butter smooth! Not like my any other phone I've had!

    Size of everything is about perfect on a 1520! The keyboard and the new swipe thing is amazing! Cortana is nice, and we have music recognition integrated (I'd suggest MS to improve it, is slow sometimes and if you don't have internet connection you are done. Some apps in Android store the recording so you can search that song later, you can’t do that with Bing)! Also integrated translation and QR scan, pretty sweet to translate things just with the camera.

    Now WP and Lumia has some unique features and apps that I love so much and are freaking good: IE sucks on Windows but on WP is way too good, beats any other browser! Nokia apps are awesome, beamer, maps, camera, etc.!

    The integration with Microsoft services is good, you will love it! It integrates with many services very nicely!

    For music lovers, Xbox music pass is the way to go! Better than Pandora, Spotify, etc.! Music player is mediocre but it will do. Gallery is GOOD! Better than android!

    Clean and simple OS, very good looking! I'd only add a few more advanced options and more transparent tiles for this new image backgrounds! And a color palette to choose our own accent and background colors, that would be sweet!

    OVERALL

    Hardware is good and this thing is damn pretty! Problems? Loose SIM tray, bright spots on the screen (you won't notice unless someone told you so), front camera sucks, FRAGILE screen. No IR blaster, no fingerprint yet. Battery, screen, processor, sensors, etc are amazing! Micro SD slot up to 128GB!

    Software? You get everything you need, still missing some advanced features! But 8.1 is getting close to iOS and Android. Still has some advantages and unique design and features, and it is BUTTER SMOOTH. Integrates very nicely with MS services and some others.

    By the way, got mine in India so it's a Black Lumia 1520 RM937 INDIA. Have been using it around the world with no problems in 4G-LTE. China, India, Europe, America (But no LTE in US)... everywhere but Japan!
    Last edited by Glen Urbina; 05-14-2014 at 06:28 AM.
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    05-14-2014 05:23 AM
  10. oditius's Avatar
    I agree that no Qi doesn't "cripple" the 1520, but it is a consideration. Quite a few people, myself included, have not pulled the trigger on the phone for that reason. I'm waiting to see if there is a re-launch with 8.1 and perhaps ATT has wised up after the negative feedback. Not holding my breath, but I'll wait and see.
    Please, don't hold your breath, AT&T would need a reason to add cost to their pocketbook to add Qi. Cost is probably a big reason for the 16GB, but with 8.1 that isn't a problem anymore. I have the 16GB version almost a duplicate of my 32GB one (except in red) and both have almost the same thing on it. I can get a little clumsy with my phone, so I got a backup phone I like to play with and experiment with. Both doing great on 8.1
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    05-14-2014 06:14 AM
  11. MDK22's Avatar
    I HATE that word.... My AT&T 1520 has the same 32GB storage as the 937 or the 938. OK, no Qi, but not everyone requires it. I killed 2 birds with one stone. I have my 1520 in a case and that same case that is protecting my phone, is also allowing me to charge it wirelessly.
    Semantics aside, AT&T did cripple their version of the Lumia 1520. For those of us who enjoyed simply dropping it on a charging pad (it's own little spot on the desk / nightstand) it is sorely missed. AT&T supports a divergent wireless consortium, thus QI is out of Lumia 1520.

    I notice now (on my AT&T Lumia 1520) how prone to breakage the micro usb port is. If that goes, how will we charge our phones. PLUS, the investment in QI chargers (I had 2, fortunately my wife uses them for my old Lumia 920).

    OTOH, the storage is not as much an issue, because of sdCard support for apps & card support (officially) up to 64GB (unofficially up to 128GB).
    05-14-2014 08:10 AM
  12. oditius's Avatar
    Funny, I drop my 1520 on a pad and it charges plus I get the protection of a case, so I don't see the crippled part. Like I said I also have 32GB storage too. So still not seeing the crippled part. But since I sold my 920 a year ago with the Qi pads, I would still need to purchase them. So the only way my 1520 is crippled must be that they put a different OS on it, or it's there something else my phone can't do that the 937 & 938 can do? I am also unlocked. Please tell me, or educate me on what I am missing? Lets see my checklist.

    1) wireless charging - have it
    2) 32GB storage - have it
    3) unlocked - have it.
    4) WP8.1 - have it
    5) 128GB SD card - have it

    So what do they have that I don't?

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520, w/AT&T using Tapatalk
    05-14-2014 08:49 AM
  13. oditius's Avatar
    I know what it is, colors.. I only have black, and the other two come in different colors. OMG your right it must be crippled, I hear red is faster, yellow is smoother, white is more elegant. Dang, should have thought about that when I bought it. LOL

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520, w/AT&T using Tapatalk
    Last edited by oditius; 05-14-2014 at 07:10 PM.
    05-14-2014 08:52 AM
  14. Avdhesh Rathore's Avatar
    I purchased my Lumia 1520 (Black) on 6th Feb 14, after using one week I found two issues 1) brightness & 2) touch problem. Then I contacted to customer care and after testing Nokia suggest to replace the phone. But unfortunately they have only yellow colour available which I did not want to get so I denied. Nokia suggest to use new one Yellow and confirm to replace with black when ever is available in his store. Although same issue is with new piece but less than. I have contacted nokia for status of my black and every time they confirmed that is it under testing and you need not to contacted again and again as soon as it will be ready it will dispatched. On 12th May I contacted to Nokia regarding replacement with my black, they told this and that and as per discussion I felt they are not interested to replace my phone. Due to this I am very very upset. Although yellow Lumia 1520 is perfect but I dont want to use this, I like my black colour. Any solution ??
    05-15-2014 07:34 AM
  15. oditius's Avatar
    Put a case on it comes to mind, I think the new upgrade to 8.1 has cured my touch problem, but will have to keep an eye on it to see if it did.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520, w/AT&T using Tapatalk
    05-15-2014 07:41 AM
  16. Will6371's Avatar
    I purchased my Lumia 1520 (Black) on 6th Feb 14, after using one week I found two issues 1) brightness & 2) touch problem. Then I contacted to customer care and after testing Nokia suggest to replace the phone. But unfortunately they have only yellow colour available which I did not want to get so I denied. Nokia suggest to use new one Yellow and confirm to replace with black when ever is available in his store. Although same issue is with new piece but less than. I have contacted nokia for status of my black and every time they confirmed that is it under testing and you need not to contacted again and again as soon as it will be ready it will dispatched. On 12th May I contacted to Nokia regarding replacement with my black, they told this and that and as per discussion I felt they are not interested to replace my phone. Due to this I am very very upset. Although yellow Lumia 1520 is perfect but I dont want to use this, I like my black colour. Any solution ??
    Just buy a replacement back in black. I have a black phone and got spare yellow and white backs. They are very easy to change and you can get them on ebay
    05-15-2014 07:46 AM
  17. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    Put a case on it comes to mind, I think the new upgrade to 8.1 has cured my touch problem, but will have to keep an eye on it to see if it did.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520, w/AT&T using Tapatalk
    I've heard a lot of "the touch problem" and those kind of things is why I opened this thread in the first place, so in what consists this problem anyway?
    05-15-2014 11:28 AM
  18. NoRomBasic's Avatar
    I've heard a lot of "the touch problem" and those kind of things is why I opened this thread in the first place, so in what consists this problem anyway?
    Chris,

    The issue, in a nutshell, is that the 1520 "interprets" a swipe to move the tiles up/down/right/left occasionally as a "tap" to open a tile instead; far more often that other Lumia Models. This has been a aberration that Nokia has been attempting to fix since the day the product has been launched both at a firmware level (with several firmware updates) as well as via updated system apps.

    Severity seems to vary between users which makes has definitely made it a bit more frustrating, with some users not seeing the issue at all with latest Official Release of Windows Phone and all the System App Updates, to folks who have seen little improvement regardless of what has been tried.

    My own experience has seen it go up and down, with it 95% fixed using the latest Official Release of Windows Phone 8.0 and a screen protector installed (which for me does make a difference in how it reacts to touch/swipes in a slightly negative manner) to over the last 3 days having it seem about 99% fixed with the latest version of the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview and the Beta Touch System App installed.
    Last edited by NoRomBasic; 05-15-2014 at 09:12 PM.
    05-15-2014 01:41 PM
  19. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    Chris,

    The issue, in a nutshell, is that the 1520 "interprets" a swipe to move the tiles up/down/right/left occasionally as a "tap" to open a tile instead; far more often that other Lumia Models. This has been a aberration that Nokia has been attempting to fix since the day the product has been launched both at a firmware level (with several firmware updates) as well as via updated system apps.

    Severity seems to vary between users which makes has definitely made it a bit more frustrating, with some users not seeing the issue at all with latest Official Release of Windows Phone and all the System App Updates, to folks who have seen little improvement regardless of what has been tried.

    My own experience has seen it go up and down, with it 95% fixed using the latest Office Release of Windows Phone 8.0 and a screen protector installed (which for me does make a difference in how it reacts to touch/swipes in a slightly negative manner) to over the last 3 days having it seem about 99% fixed with the latest version of the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview and the Beta Touch System App installed.
    Thanks Mr, I finally sold my 920 today and I'll buy the 1520 next week, now the only thing I have to worry about is the color They all look great, I have been on the cyan side twice (710 and 920) and in black (first 920), I have to decide which will it be: the classic lumia-yellow, stormtrooper white or the flashy red....
    05-15-2014 08:55 PM
  20. oditius's Avatar
    The newest update seemed to have stopped that problem. Well at least it hasn't done it to me yet... But time will tell...
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    05-15-2014 09:39 PM
  21. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Chris, If you do get the 1520 in white could you please post some pictures when you get the chance?
    I've decided in waiting until the 930 is released before deciding in which phone to upgrade too.. before playing around with a friend's red 1520 as I was setting it up - (who I recently converted from his Note and I don't think he has registered here yet but could be wrong, however I doubt it as he is really not into tech). I was dead set on the 930 and now I'm not too sure myself lol.
    05-18-2014 02:59 PM
  22. Chris Wayne2's Avatar
    Chris, If you do get the 1520 in white could you please post some pictures when you get the chance?
    I've decided in waiting until the 930 is released before deciding in which phone to upgrade too.. before playing around with a friend's red 1520 as I was setting it up - (who I recently converted from his Note and I don't think he has registered here yet but could be wrong, however I doubt it as he is really not into tech). I was dead set on the 930 and now I'm not too sure myself lol.
    Well I tthought I was going to sell my 920 that other day but this guy only clicked on "buy now" on my advertisement and today I haven't been able to contact him, I'll give him a bad rating and then try to sell my 920 this week so no 1520 just yet till I sell it.

    On the other hand, now that the release date of the 930 is getting closer I'm seriously thinking in buying it mostly because I'm not sure if the size of the 1520 could be (or not) a problem. Plus the 1520 I was considering lacks 4g support here so I'm Hopi,g for the 930 to be compatible with my carrier's 4g.

    But this is not 100% certain, I'll give you a heads up latter, and yes, if I get the 1520 in white I'll happily post some pictures in here.
    05-18-2014 08:21 PM
  23. mir mahaboob's Avatar
    Why imo is not supported in windows phone please I request to Microsoft added the imo to windows phone store
    04-27-2015 11:50 AM
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