1. neftv's Avatar
    I basically have the Lumia 920 since November 2012. The more I read about the 1520 the more I like. I like to hear from Lumia 920 users who purchased the 1520. User experience on 1520 etc. I plan to do outright purchase of the phone just as I did with the 920. Please tell me what you like about the phone or better what you don't like about the phone as compared to the 920.
    Also, I take flash player is still no go on 1520 right?
    It seem like one Lumia outdoes the next Lumia since the 920 been out with some variations that sometimes don't make sense but regardless the seem to get better overall. My last question is now a good time to get the 1520?? I'm looking to get the 1520.3 version and with the price the way it is something just tells me to wait a little nit before getting it maybe the price will drop under $500. Looking forward to responses and suggestions. Thanks.

    Sent from my Venue 8 Pro 5830 using Tapatalk
    06-09-2014 09:28 PM
  2. elyodeel's Avatar
    I bought the 1520 after owning a 920. Battery life was my only problem with the 920, and the 1520 solved it for me completely. What I don't like about the 1520 is that after owning the 920, I have not worried about my phone being fragile, but now with a large phone like this I'm worried that one drop will destroy it (I don't use a case because that would make it even more ridiculously large). I do not regret the switch at all, I love being able to use a memory card and once again, not having to worry about charging the phone after half way through my work day is reason enough to switch.

    Also, after using the phone for a few weeks, it doesn't even seem that large to me. When I pick up the 920 it feels really small. You will have a hard time using the 1520 with one hand, I can manage it but I have large hands and reaching the capacitive keys is sometimes a problem, you have to adjust your grip.

    Sunlight readability is amazing, it was good in the 920, but the 1520 makes you forget that you're even outside. Also, the 1520 is very thin compared to the 920. I do not really notice a weight difference between the two.
    TheBadGuy_88 likes this.
    06-09-2014 10:19 PM
  3. Ezhik's Avatar
    Got a 1520 after a 920. Love it so far. Miss using my phone with one hand a little, but it is still awesome. Also Flash Player is not coming, ever. The age of flash is over.
    06-10-2014 10:06 AM
  4. jfa1's Avatar
    My 920 fried last Thursday and I then bought the 1520 As an attorney I needed email and phone and calendar back up same day so waiting for a new phone for a say or three wasn't an option. I've been very happy with the 1520. Battery drain hiccups but figured out the possibilities and got resolved over the weekend. If the LG uni8 comes out in the US on ATT I'll take a look at it and look at the McLaren when it comes out. I'm always looking at/out for new devices.
    06-10-2014 11:52 AM
  5. Slavik Petrakov's Avatar
    920 is a massive POS compared to 1520. I had the 920 and it was complete garbage, especially the battery.
    06-10-2014 01:32 PM
  6. Christopher DeWitt's Avatar
    I as well switched from the 920 to the 1520...alot bigger...but way worth it...I love it
    TheBadGuy_88 likes this.
    06-10-2014 01:45 PM
  7. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    Same here. I had the 920 for a little over a year and just got a 1520 a couple weeks ago. The biggest issue to overcome for me was the size. But now that I am used to it, the 920 seems tiny now. I do use a case on my 1520 and it does add a bit to the size but I like the extra protection. The only thing that almost kept me from getting the 1520 was the 16GB memory but being able to add an SD card negated that concern.
    06-10-2014 03:07 PM
  8. Tahiti Bob's Avatar
    Did the switch two weeks ago and don't regret it. Better performance, better battery life and that microsd slot is a saviour. The only thing I find to be a downgrade is the camera in low light.
    As for waiting, the 1520 will cost you less than whatever new phone is released because it's a few months old now but the hardware is pretty much future proof so basically you pay less for pretty much same specs.
    06-10-2014 03:19 PM
  9. NightOrchid's Avatar
    I went from a 1020 to a 1520, same size as 920, except for camera hump. I moved from 1020 because, IMHO, fitting a 2000MAh battery to a phone which powers a computerized floating bearing Image Stabalizer and a xenon flash is one of the silliest design decisions ive ever seen.

    However, like everyone here I had an initial issue with the size, but now after 2 weeks.. i love my 1520, plus with me being a light to moderate user. I get 3-4 days out of the battery.. Awesome.

    Be aware though.. the 1520 uses a NANO Sim.. Not a Micro Sim.. again another silly design decision on Nokias part on a 6 " device, but its easily fixed.. Just make sure you get your sim cut down or order a NANO from your Mobile Prov.

    Once youve got your 1520 though.. youll love it.
    ..
    06-10-2014 06:15 PM
  10. TheBadGuy_88's Avatar
    I made the switch from 920 to 1520 and it is totally worth it. this phone is better in every way. simply put, #JustDoIt
    06-12-2014 06:14 PM
  11. peterharvey's Avatar
    My 920 had poor battery life.
    I went from 920 to 1520.

    Initially size was a problem, but got used to it quickly.
    Quickly learnt not to try to one hand everything; where needed, use second hand.
    Now, old 920 feels tiny, and data looks tiny!

    Yellow polycarbonate body stands out from black screen, and matches yellow tiles.
    Has SD slot.
    Superb battery life!
    Superb screen color.
    Superb typing; far less typing errors.
    Superb 6" viewing.
    Superb speed and memory.

    Dying for Windows Phone 8.1 Update. Coming within June I hope???
    Ms Word could do with a smaller font size to fit more text in etc..

    Downsides?
    Pointy square corners! Should be more rounded corners like budget low resolution 1320.
    Built-in wireless charging plate does make 1520 thicker and heavier than its peers!!!
    Camera still no match for say a Sony RX100 compact, but then 1520 doesn't have to be that good.

    Couldn't be bothered waiting for smaller 5" one-handed July Lumia 930.
    930 doesn't have SD slot, nor battery capacity, nor 6" screen, and plastic back looks cheap, but 930 does have more rounded corners.

    1520 a superb package.
    No regrets changing over to 1520 6", nor any regrets not waiting for 930 5".
    Can live with pointy corners and thicker heavier body...
    06-12-2014 06:50 PM
  12. Will6371's Avatar
    I went from a 925 to the 1520 and I found the phone to be huge but only for a few days and now I think my 925 although gorgeous to look at it is very small to use. I used to get between 2 and 3 days from one charge on my 925 and I now get between 3 and 5 days out of my 1520 but I find myself using the 1520 a lot more. To give you an idea I now get twice as long from a charge on my Surface 2 as I did when I was using my 925 all the time.

    I still use my 925 at weekends when I'm going out and need something smaller to fit in my pocket better.

    BTW I get more screen on time with my 1520 than I do with my Surface 2, with the phone I get somewhere between 10 and 14 hours.
    06-12-2014 07:03 PM
  13. marknocturnal's Avatar
    I am changing to a 1520 since my 920 took a drink in a lagoon. I'm really going to miss wireless charging, since at&t disabled it.
    06-12-2014 07:24 PM
  14. jive_inc's Avatar
    I made the switch to the 1520 from the 920 too. I loved (and still do) the 920 and like everyone has said it takes a bit of getting used to the size of the 1520. I do like that I am using my 1520 as my overall driver for news, reading etc. vs my nexus 7, iPad 2 and surface 1. Do not get me wrong I use them all at times and have no issues with them. The 920 (for me) was easier to take night/dark pictures. Overall the 1520 size will "shock" your friends/family but in the end it will only be them who will be "shocked". You will be the one to enjoy it! Have fun!!
    06-12-2014 08:26 PM
  15. Dinky89484's Avatar
    I got my Lumia 920 in December 2012 and decided it was time for an upgrade so I got the 1520 (April 2014). The 1520 was HUGE out the box and I was actually taken aback by it. After using it for a few days however, you will just get used to the size. In fact, the 920 (which I gave to my dad to use) feels very small. And I know others have said the same thing...but really, once you get to playing around with the 1520, the 920 truly feels puny.

    I think, for me at least, one of the defining differences between the 920 and the 1520 (aside from the size obviously) is the ability to have and use a micro-SD card. The 920 had 32GB, and while that was sufficient for me, I limited what I wanted to store on the phone. With the 1520, since I put in a 64GB card in for use, I started storing all my music and also a ton of my pictures and I still have a ton of room to spare.

    The 1520 I got is the 1520.3 "Unicorn" version which has the wireless charge capability...so I didn't lose out on the ability to charge wirelessly. My 1520 does not have dust collection over my front facing camera which my 920 had and the vibration on my capacitive bottom three buttons work on my 1520 (my 920 started losing the vibration). Other than that, not sure what else there is in terms of differentiating factors. I do find myself playing and using my 1520 more than I ever did with my 920 and that probably does have to do with the size of the thing. It does truly make the regular stuff you do on the phone like surfing the web/fb/instagram/texting more fun. I know the camera is "better" on the 1520 (20 mp vs 8.7 mp) but since I'm not a photographer, to me, it was a wash.

    Hope this helps your decision!
    06-12-2014 08:45 PM
  16. neftv's Avatar
    I watched this video to see side by side operations and to tell you the truth sure the 1520 has big screen bigger battery and couple other things but I was expecting a lot more WOW. From the responses to this thread and the video I'm not over the edge to want to purchase the 1520.3 with the $600+ price tag at the present time. Despite a lot of people complaining about the 920 battery life mine been adequate usually a day to day and a half. For mine it seems to make a difference whether I charge with the wall adapter or the wireless charger. The wireless charging seems to be better for my battery and I not sure why it just is. Also, I got screen brightness to 1/3 no auto mode, no background processes, Bluetooth off, WiFi is always on but not set on discovery, location is on so is GPS.

    06-14-2014 07:35 AM
  17. akthelonelyman's Avatar
    get it...u wont regret..as much complete package u can get hardware wise...the screen,battery,camera,sd card slot...and presence of glance which is not there in 930/icon..
    the camera aperture could have been f/2.0 or2.2 instead of 2.4 whcih would have made lowlight pics even better..but hey thats just a niggle...
    06-15-2014 01:36 AM
  18. neftv's Avatar
    I'm going to have to see 1520 again myself but I knew something was bothering me about how windows phone 8 presents itself on a 6 inch screen.
    And I know I'm not the only one that noticed it as I found this page 2 of this review http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/...me-software/2/
    I think there some valid concerns and I'm probably going to hold off at the present time.
    Tomorrow I going to try to observe 1520 and my 920 with different screen displays and menus. I didn't think of this kind of comparison before but I knew something was bothering me about screen setup when I briefly looked at the 1520 before.
    06-15-2014 08:33 PM
  19. shykhan16's Avatar
    I basically have the Lumia 920 since November 2012. The more I read about the 1520 the more I like. I like to hear from Lumia 920 users who purchased the 1520. User experience on 1520 etc. I plan to do outright purchase of the phone just as I did with the 920. Please tell me what you like about the phone or better what you don't like about the phone as compared to the 920.
    Also, I take flash player is still no go on 1520 right?
    It seem like one Lumia outdoes the next Lumia since the 920 been out with some variations that sometimes don't make sense but regardless the seem to get better overall. My last question is now a good time to get the 1520?? I'm looking to get the 1520.3 version and with the price the way it is something just tells me to wait a little nit before getting it maybe the price will drop under $500. Looking forward to responses and suggestions. Thanks.

    Sent from my Venue 8 Pro 5830 using Tapatalk
    I've had the 925 for a while now and I really want the 1520.3, but you should just wait. I assume your on tmobile because you want the .3 version. The Mclaren is going to have 3D features and is going to be faster than the 1520
    06-15-2014 09:06 PM
  20. neftv's Avatar
    I've had the 925 for a while now and I really want the 1520.3, but you should just wait. I assume your on tmobile because you want the .3 version. The Mclaren is going to have 3D features and is going to be faster than the 1520
    McLaren sounds interesting while google searching although information about it is very little. I hope among many things they make it pentaband like the 1520.3 is so that it can be diverse in the USA and stop this exclusivity nonsense. Now that the rabbit is out of the hat and Amazon is also introducing an android smartphone within a week with a similar feature I hope Samsung doesn't jump the gun ahead of Nokia too. Nokia and Microsoft got to start marketing Windows Phones more and doing everything possible to get windows phone products into everyone hands to try them out by all possible retailers in this country.
    06-15-2014 10:13 PM
  21. shykhan16's Avatar
    McLaren sounds interesting while google searching although information about it is very little. I hope among many things they make it pentaband like the 1520.3 is so that it can be diverse in the USA and stop this exclusivity nonsense. Now that the rabbit is out of the hat and Amazon is also introducing an android smartphone within a week with a similar feature I hope Samsung doesn't jump the gun ahead of Nokia too. Nokia and Microsoft got to start marketing Windows Phones more and doing everything possible to get windows phone products into everyone hands to try them out by all possible retailers in this country.
    Yea and I really feel like the Mclaren is the phone that's going to persuade people to buy WP because of that possible 3D feature
    06-16-2014 12:08 AM
  22. raycpl's Avatar
    I have been toying with the idea too.,, but few things I would consider if I want to switch
    • Photography at night & low light - it has to be better than the 920

    • Built quality - an earlier poster echo this. The 920 is so solidly built and I tend to be a bit rough with my phone. I hope the 1520 can stand up to the manhandling. My phone goes naked as well.

    • Endurance - Minimum one full day use. I keep reading how much better the 1520 is, guess I will only know when I put in my SIM card and use it under local conditon (erratic signals, using apps I normally use....)
    06-16-2014 01:02 AM
  23. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I watched this video to see side by side operations and to tell you the truth sure the 1520 has big screen bigger battery and couple other things but I was expecting a lot more WOW. From the responses to this thread and the video I'm not over the edge to want to purchase the 1520.3 with the $600+ price tag at the present time. Despite a lot of people complaining about the 920 battery life mine been adequate usually a day to day and a half. For mine it seems to make a difference whether I charge with the wall adapter or the wireless charger. The wireless charging seems to be better for my battery and I not sure why it just is. Also, I got screen brightness to 1/3 no auto mode, no background processes, Bluetooth off, WiFi is always on but not set on discovery, location is on so is GPS.

    600 bones? Are you crazy?!? Just buy a used one on eBay. I got mine for like 300 bucks.
    06-16-2014 01:34 AM
  24. Tahiti Bob's Avatar
    Night and low light photography is better on the 920 than on both the 1020 & 1520.
    raycpl likes this.
    06-16-2014 01:38 AM
  25. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Lets also not forget that the 1520 sports the 800 Qualcomm snapdragon processor which is quad core. No other Lumia can compare.
    06-16-2014 01:40 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1 StartScreen Lag?
    By nukesheart1520 in forum Windows Phone 8.1
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-12-2014, 03:50 AM
  2. Refurbished Lumia 1020 with Different Back Design
    By kwool in forum Nokia Lumia 1020
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-10-2014, 09:17 AM
  3. Ballmer's dreams of the Los Angeles Clippys on hold as Sterling prepares NBA lawsuit
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-09-2014, 09:20 PM
  4. WP 8.1 freezing and glitchy IE video?
    By HiroEX in forum Windows Phone 8.1
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-09-2014, 07:51 PM
  5. #1 ToolKit is a super stunning (and useful) Windows Phone app that you must try
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-09-2014, 07:50 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD