06-27-2014 11:21 PM
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  1. DatManWolf's Avatar
    So I have an upgrade available. Currently on the Lumia 920. Wanting to stay in the Windows Phone realm and just wondering if I should just do it now and get the 1520 or if I should hold off and wait for the next phone to be released?
    06-26-2014 01:17 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    The 1520, relatively to your 920, is big, and possibly beginning to show its age(?) though still superb. The 930 is not big, has faster processor etc., but is perhaps not yet available for you.

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    06-26-2014 01:30 PM
  3. Sebbak's Avatar
    Each to their own. I was after the 1520 until I heard the 930 was coming out.

    It's been a double edged sword though, glad I didn't get the 1520, as for me it's too large now that I've seen one up close.

    However, the wait for the 930 is bordering on cruel!!

    I'd definitely suggest getting hands on a 1520 if you can, some people like the size, others don't. Also the ability to have an SD card is a deal breaker for some, so that's worth weighing up too and may change your decision on what phone to go for. Happy Hunting!
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    06-26-2014 01:31 PM
  4. MDK22's Avatar
    Assumption is you're in the US & on AT&T ...

    Depends upon your use case (& AT&T's continuing sub'd upgrades). Nokia McLaren s/b out just before Thanksgiving, but with 3D touch, who knows, could be delayed.

    Currently the Lumia 1520 is the best Windows phone offered by AT&T. If the size won't bother you (doesn't bother me, or most, once they have it for a week) go for the Lumia 1520. Advantages are spec'd everywhere, big one is SDcard slot (supports up to 128GB card) & camera w the vibrant 6" screen - don't know about the next iteration.

    Will you be able to wait for the next flagship ? You could wind up like that guy ^^^
    Last edited by MDK22; 06-26-2014 at 01:42 PM.
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    06-26-2014 01:31 PM
  5. Will6371's Avatar
    The 1520, relatively to your 920, is big, and possibly beginning to show its age(?) though still superb. The 930 is not big, has faster processor etc., but is perhaps not yet available for you.

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    Has a fast processor compared to what?
    06-26-2014 01:37 PM
  6. dov1978's Avatar
    Get the 1520. Much better (larger) screen, expandable memory and 930 doesn't even have Glance. Once you've had Glance how can you go back to living without it?????


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    06-26-2014 01:53 PM
  7. biotron2000's Avatar
    I think the 1520 is the best phone out there, regardless of platform. I upgraded from a 920, myself. I can't believe I used to use that tiny thing!
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    06-26-2014 01:58 PM
  8. Maaz Mansori's Avatar
    I upgraded to the 1520 from my 920 in April. I would have preferred something a little smaller than the 1520 but still larger than the 920 but the option wasn't available nor announced and the 1520 was the only AT&T Windows Phone with updated specs. I'm happy with the phone overall. It's a little wide to hold with 1 hand but not too bad.
    I evaluated the possibility of something new coming out before the end of the year, which now appears to be McLaren. There is always the possibility that it could be delayed, considering it has some new technology in it. What I did is I went with AT&T Next. It worked out okay because I have the 10 GB data plan that is shared with other devices and as a result I get a $25/month discount on my bill, but I have to make payments on the phone which are around $30 or $31/month I believe and the only thing I had to pay up front was the sales tax which was around $40 or so. So for an extra $5 or $6 a month I have my 1520 and have an opportunity to trade it in 1 year instead of being stuck with it for 2 years. By then we should know more about threshold and the combination of Windows RT and Windows Phone, assuming it isn't yet released, and an upgrade decision can be made at that time whether to go with what would then be the recently released McLaren or wait until the next flagship phone for the new version of the OS.
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    06-26-2014 02:09 PM
  9. belodion's Avatar
    Has a fast processor compared to what?
    I mean that the 930 has a faster processor than the 1520. That wouldn't matter to me - the 1520 is plenty fast after all - but might be important to some users.

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    06-26-2014 05:11 PM
  10. DatManWolf's Avatar
    Assumption is you're in the US & on AT&T ...

    Depends upon your use case (& AT&T's continuing sub'd upgrades). Nokia McLaren s/b out just before Thanksgiving, but with 3D touch, who knows, could be delayed.

    Currently the Lumia 1520 is the best Windows phone offered by AT&T. If the size won't bother you (doesn't bother me, or most, once they have it for a week) go for the Lumia 1520. Advantages are spec'd everywhere, big one is SDcard slot (supports up to 128GB card) & camera w the vibrant 6" screen - don't know about the next iteration.

    Will you be able to wait for the next flagship ? You could wind up like that guy ^^^
    I am on AT&T. I am actually looking for a bigger phone. My 920 is good. It got dropped and the wireless charging stopped working so I have been cabling it anyway for a long time. The SD slot would be nice. better specs all around. Dunno if I can wait for the McLaren...If it doesn't get delayed the wait may be worth it although I haven't researched much into it as of yet.
    06-26-2014 05:11 PM
  11. DatManWolf's Avatar
    I upgraded to the 1520 from my 920 in April. I would have preferred something a little smaller than the 1520 but still larger than the 920 but the option wasn't available nor announced and the 1520 was the only AT&T Windows Phone with updated specs. I'm happy with the phone overall. It's a little wide to hold with 1 hand but not too bad.
    I evaluated the possibility of something new coming out before the end of the year, which now appears to be McLaren. There is always the possibility that it could be delayed, considering it has some new technology in it. What I did is I went with AT&T Next. It worked out okay because I have the 10 GB data plan that is shared with other devices and as a result I get a $25/month discount on my bill, but I have to make payments on the phone which are around $30 or $31/month I believe and the only thing I had to pay up front was the sales tax which was around $40 or so. So for an extra $5 or $6 a month I have my 1520 and have an opportunity to trade it in 1 year instead of being stuck with it for 2 years. By then we should know more about threshold and the combination of Windows RT and Windows Phone, assuming it isn't yet released, and an upgrade decision can be made at that time whether to go with what would then be the recently released McLaren or wait until the next flagship phone for the new version of the OS.
    I am in the same boat on that one. I would probably go to the next because it makes almost no difference in what my bill would be. Plus the benefit of 1 year upgrades.
    06-26-2014 05:16 PM
  12. DatManWolf's Avatar
    Get the 1520. Much better (larger) screen, expandable memory and 930 doesn't even have Glance. Once you've had Glance how can you go back to living without it?????

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    I really don't use glance that much. An occasional time check, but other than that I don't have that much use for it.
    Last edited by DatManWolf; 06-27-2014 at 09:21 AM.
    06-26-2014 05:17 PM
  13. TheMightyCraken's Avatar
    You should maybe wait for the "McLaren" if you want a flagship or otherwise just go for the 1520 (it's a great phone)
    06-26-2014 06:01 PM
  14. kmok's Avatar
    I mean that the 930 has a faster processor than the 1520. That wouldn't matter to me - the 1520 is plenty fast after all - but might be important to some users.

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    The 1520 and 930 both have quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors clocked at 2.2 GHz and they both have 2GB of RAM.
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    06-26-2014 06:12 PM
  15. kmok's Avatar
    So I have an upgrade available. Currently on the Lumia 920. Wanting to stay in the Windows Phone realm and just wondering if I should just do it now and get the 1520 or if I should hold off and wait for the next phone to be released?
    I was in a similar situation. I had a Lumia 820 and I was wanting to upgrade to a more powerful, newer Windows Phone. I've been waiting for something in the 5" screen size with a micro SD card slot, but as I keep seeing the flagship 9XX phones released with no micro SD card slot and no new release for the 82X series I decided to go with the 1520. The only negatives for me at first were non removable battery and screen size thinking it would be too bug. The battery life is great and the screen is great (size and how it looks). I'm very happy happy with my upgrade and I don't think I can use a smaller phone again lol.
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    06-26-2014 06:20 PM
  16. Will6371's Avatar
    I mean that the 930 has a faster processor than the 1520. That wouldn't matter to me - the 1520 is plenty fast after all - but might be important to some users.

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    No it doesn't.
    06-26-2014 06:29 PM
  17. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I am on AT&T. I am actually looking for a bigger phone. My 920 is good. It got dropped and the wireless charging stopped working so I have been cabling it anyway for a long time. The SD slot would be nice. better specs all around. Dunno if I can wait for the McLaren...If it doesn't get delayed the wait may be worth it although I haven't researched much into it as of yet.
    I recommend getting the 1520 version 2 as it has qi charging. As a 920 owner in sure you like the feature. Cases can add qi but if the qi case for my wife's 1020 is the same they are much more finicky with placement. I like setting my 920 down and not having to check each time to see if it registered the charger.
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    06-26-2014 06:52 PM
  18. jive_inc's Avatar
    I am a former 920 owner to 1520 user and I am quite satisfied with the decision. Of course you will have to get acclimated the size of the device but it is something that can happen as long as you accept the size of the screen. It is big but also very useful. The phone for me is great and I enjoy reading news stories, etc. I have had my 1520 for a few months and am completely comfortable with my decision. The 1520 may not have the best resale value now but once the iPhone 5.5" (if true) is release and the praises follow the 1520 will hold its value.
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    06-26-2014 08:45 PM
  19. wxrman#AC's Avatar
    Size is relative. I'm 6'3" and my iphone 4 was just pathetically tiny for my hands. The 1520 works just fine and honestly, I don't care what others think.
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    06-26-2014 10:25 PM
  20. jfreiman's Avatar
    compared to your Lumia 920 as well all other smartphones except the iPhone 5s ;)
    06-26-2014 10:43 PM
  21. jfreiman's Avatar
    I had/have a Lumia 1020 and had the same question that you now are asking. Upgrade now to the 1520, or wait for a "930" or "1030" type device to show up on ATT.
    I deduced that the 1520 was easily designed with Windows Phone 8.1 in mind. It was launched when everyone expected Windows Phone to get bumped up to 8.1, but got delayed. However, the phone (1520) was not delayed.
    I convinced myself that the 1520 is a Windows Phone 8.1 device waiting for the OS to catch up to it. After the firmware update that comes with WP8.1 arrives, it should have every Windows 8.1 feature that the Icon/930 will have. Plus, these phones were designed entirely by Nokia and therefor support Glance screen. The Icon and 930 -- and future? Windows Phones may not support this feature. Especially now since Nokia/Microsoft has ceased development of the Glance app.
    I love my 1520, even though it is a little larger than I would like. That said, it's battery lasts nearly 2 full days, I don't think the Icon/930 fares as well with it's smaller size.
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    06-26-2014 10:50 PM
  22. belodion's Avatar
    The 1520 and 930 both have quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors clocked at 2.2 GHz and they both have 2GB of RAM.
    You are right, also Will6371. I was confusing it with my 1020. Apologies to all.

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    06-27-2014 05:55 AM
  23. Dietrich Cleijne's Avatar
    Upgrade, you wont regret it.
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    06-27-2014 06:16 AM
  24. belodion's Avatar
    (I also retract therefore my comment about the 1520 showing signs of age, which of course the 1020 does. My misteak.)

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    06-27-2014 06:19 AM
  25. DatManWolf's Avatar
    You should maybe wait for the "McLaren" if you want a flagship or otherwise just go for the 1520 (it's a great phone)
    I've thought about that, but if I go onto the Next plan I would be able to upgrade to something in a year instead of having to wait around. So that has been a factor in the thought process as well.
    06-27-2014 09:22 AM
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