06-24-2014 01:27 PM
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  1. TLRtheory's Avatar
    I don't know if you've heard the news, but us Lumia Icon guys have been fighting crazy *** issues where our power button has 2-8 seconds of delay when we're on WiFi, as well as overheating/battery drain issues that seem to be mostly ignored... also starting to feel the pain of having no LTE/MMS as I'm using the Verizon Icon on AT&T... and outside of that, I refuse to acknowledge the Icon as a flagship since it can't even utilize the best features of WP8.1 (Storage Sense).

    ...I'm absolutely in love with this device's form factor though. Visually, it's the best damn looking Windows Phone I've ever owned, it looks absolutely amazing next to the Surface 2/Surface Pro 3, and it performs like a champion... but seeing as my mythical "Lumia Icon with an SD card slot" doesn't even seem like it's been conceived, I'm thinking about giving this elephantine monster a shot. I've demoed it, and even had some time to see how ideal it feels in the pocket.

    The 1520 is damn huge... but I'm getting to a point where I may actually overlook that.

    So I ask of you, WPCentral peoples... talk me into it... talk me into ditching the #3 best for the #1 benchmarking phone in the world.
    06-13-2014 07:27 PM
  2. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    The 1520 is better in every sense compared to the icon. The size may seem over whelming but you get used to it very fast. Eventually every other phone seems too small.
    psudotechzealot likes this.
    06-13-2014 07:35 PM
  3. Sir William Wiener's Avatar
    I don't know if you've heard the news, but us Lumia Icon guys have been fighting crazy *** issues where our power button has 2-8 seconds of delay when we're on WiFi, as well as overheating/battery drain issues that seem to be mostly ignored... also starting to feel the pain of having no LTE/MMS as I'm using the Verizon Icon on AT&T... and outside of that, I refuse to acknowledge the Icon as a flagship since it can't even utilize the best features of WP8.1 (Storage Sense).

    ...I'm absolutely in love with this device's form factor though. Visually, it's the best damn looking Windows Phone I've ever owned, it looks absolutely amazing next to the Surface 2/Surface Pro 3, and it performs like a champion... but seeing as my mythical "Lumia Icon with an SD card slot" doesn't even seem like it's been conceived, I'm thinking about giving this elephantine monster a shot. I've demoed it, and even had some time to see how ideal it feels in the pocket.

    The 1520 is damn huge... but I'm getting to a point where I may actually overlook that.

    So I ask of you, WPCentral peoples... talk me into it... talk me into ditching the #3 best for the #1 benchmarking phone in the world.
    Can the 1520 work on Verizon's network? Or are you just leaving Verizon all together and getting a Lumia 1520? If there's some way to get the 1520 to work on Verizon then I too would be happy to switch from my Icon, primarily for the SD card slot and the superior battery.
    06-13-2014 07:50 PM
  4. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Yup.. And the 1520 also has Glance!
    06-13-2014 07:51 PM
  5. Blacklac's Avatar
    It's worth it for LTE and the battery life, IMO. I've used a Verizon Phone on AT&T before and it gets old dealing with the slower data speeds. I'll switch carriers before I deal with Edge speeds again.
    06-13-2014 07:59 PM
  6. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Can the 1520 work on Verizon's network? Or are you just leaving Verizon all together and getting a Lumia 1520? If there's some way to get the 1520 to work on Verizon then I too would be happy to switch from my Icon, primarily for the SD card slot and the superior battery.
    I'm actually not on Verizon. But Lumia icon is one of many Verizon phones you can put an AT&T SIM card in, and that's what I've been doing. In my area, Verizon is quite terrible and AT&T is a lot better here.
    06-13-2014 09:51 PM
  7. Zacharyw70's Avatar
    Be warned if you're leaving the Icon due to possible hardware issues. The L1520 has had some serious defective issues since it launched.
    06-13-2014 11:09 PM
  8. tanyet's Avatar
    At this point, with the screen sensitivity issues on the 1520 I would say stay where you're at.
    06-13-2014 11:18 PM
  9. Blacklac's Avatar
    At this point, with the screen sensitivity issues on the 1520 I would say stay where you're at.
    What is the issue?
    06-14-2014 12:02 AM
  10. taphius's Avatar
    I originally did the same thing (bought the Icon) then switch to the 1520.3 since MMS wasn't working.

    SD card/battery life/glance are very nice compared to what I remember the icon getting.
    06-14-2014 01:07 AM
  11. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    What is the issue?
    The 1520 tends to not recognize scrolling gestures at times. The screen sensitivity makes it recognize a finger's input so fast it only perceives it as a tap instead of the full scroll. What then happens is you end up tapping and accidentally entering, selecting, activating etc instead of scrolling. It's something you get used to and it's annoying but it's not really too bad. My phone does it but not nearly as much since these last updates.
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    06-14-2014 05:58 AM
  12. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Lol 1520 is not worth it at all, it's almost the same phone! Wait for mclaren or something else!
    06-14-2014 06:07 AM
  13. Will6371's Avatar
    Lol 1520 is not worth it at all, it's almost the same phone! Wait for mclaren or something else!
    Not really the same now is it. If you make a list of what is different and what is the same I think you will fine that the different list is longer.
    06-14-2014 08:10 AM
  14. txdotjim's Avatar
    At this point, with the screen sensitivity issues on the 1520 I would say stay where you're at.

    I've had the 1520 since January. I am running 8.1 and don't have any issues. When I ran 8.0, I did have the occasional screen issue. No more.
    I also have a 920 and it just seems too small now. One handed operation is a chore with the 6"screen, but I could never go back to a little screen.
    06-14-2014 08:56 AM
  15. MDK22's Avatar
    As I've said before, the Lumia 1520 was big for about a week. After that everything else seems small (my old Lumia 920). If size is the only issue, Fuggedaboutit, get the Lumia 1520. Just get ready with all the big jokes / retorts - it draws a lot of attention.

    For the xtras you get with a Lumia 1520 (glance, sdCard slot, bigger battery, bigger display, etc) I'd be on a Lumia 1520 (I am). I loaded Dev Preview 8.1 the day it came out. There have been issues, but not enough to make me go back. The Icon is a nice device, but the 1520 is comparatively not that much bigger. I got a new case, slip it into my pocket (or holster it sometimes, new case fits in my old holster, raises the screen & camera lens off a hard surface) and away I go.

    Remember, no perfect phone, just perfect for you (your use case) !
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    06-14-2014 10:24 AM
  16. upnort's Avatar
    I agree. Use what is perfect for you. I was using a Galaxy Note 2 (gasp) before. It was great for the job I was doing at the time. Loved the large screen but I was mostly desk bound at the time. Started doing more work in the field and the size became a liability. Bought and played with an 822 to sample WP. It was a bit too small so I went with an Icon. It is the right size for me. I do miss having an SD card slot and the battery endurance was cut in half but for me benefits outweighed the negatives. FWIW, if I need to go to a job site or somewhere a bit remote the 822 is perfect. Just swap SIM cards using an adapter of course.
    06-14-2014 12:47 PM
  17. jfa1's Avatar
    I bought the 1520 a week ago because the 920 developed calendar and email issues probably the main board and the 1520 was available same day for 99.99 its a no brainer the first couple of days some battery issues but I think more related to my case. That's settled down and anyway I have chargers at the office and at the house and in the car so battery levels are really no issue unless the device overheats and melts which I don't see happening. That's said if you can wait, just wait on the McLaren or see what HTC does with an 8.,1 version of the One(M8). I'm also intrigued with the :LG G 8.1 the LG uni8 The renders look really nice and it could be a great device as well.
    06-14-2014 12:57 PM
  18. Jaskys's Avatar
    Are you ******* out of your mind? It's a no brainer to switch to EXACT same device just 1 inch bigger

    Just wait for 930
    06-14-2014 01:02 PM
  19. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Not really the same now is it. If you make a list of what is different and what is the same I think you will fine that the different list is longer.
    Not different enough to warrant spending money on a new phone! Thats just my opinion though
    Will6371 likes this.
    06-14-2014 03:16 PM
  20. DennisvdG's Avatar
    Are you ******* out of your mind? It's a no brainer to switch to EXACT same device just 1 inch bigger

    Just wait for 930
    Lol the 930 is even more similar to the icon than the 1520...
    06-14-2014 03:18 PM
  21. myoujin's Avatar
    Icon -USA. 930 - international
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    06-14-2014 03:37 PM
  22. tanyet's Avatar
    The screen sensitivity issues on the 1520 have been driving me crazy. There are 25 pages on it at the Nokia forums. In my case it is almost unusable. Nokia doesn't seem to be doing much about it either which is a shame.
    06-14-2014 04:18 PM
  23. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I love my Icon and I think you're being unfair about how much it's "struggling."

    That said, if I was on AT&T, I would have picked the 1520 over the Icon in a heart beat. The battery life alone is enough to win the day for me.
    06-14-2014 07:02 PM
  24. Gustavo Sanchez's Avatar
    I love my 1520. My previous phone was a 920.
    06-14-2014 08:23 PM
  25. WDavis4692's Avatar
    The screen sensitivity issues on the 1520 have been driving me crazy. There are 25 pages on it at the Nokia forums. In my case it is almost unusable. Nokia doesn't seem to be doing much about it either which is a shame.
    Have you tried turning the screen sensitivity down to 'medium' in the settings menu? It's on 'high' by default.
    06-14-2014 08:31 PM
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