09-03-2014 12:43 AM
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  1. Marko009's Avatar
    I'm planning to buy L1520, i need a phone to replace my old iPhone 4.
    As I was in great search for my next phone, I tried some, saw user opinions and known bugs on many phones. And I came to conclusion that L1520 would suit my needs the most, without making too many compromises. in fact, only few are present.
    But off all the phones out there, i can not find a place to try L1520 out, and by that i mean build quality. I heard a lot about it's polycarbonate body, and screen, but would like to hear from the owners:
    ---Does the body creak and make sounds when you hard press it on the back?
    ---Does the body tend to bend in your pocket or if force applied? (I own an ipad mini and this thing is prone to bending- fell asleep and accidentally put my hand on it, and it was never perfectly flat again)
    ---Does the screen bend when pressing or tapping the screen? Are there any ripples in everyday use? (Again- I'm no monster, do not use great force when tapping, but was certainly disapointed with lg g2 showing ripples with mild presses- but galaxy s5 had no issues no matter how hard i pressed)
    ---Are there any ripples when tapping on screen when the phone lays flat on the desk? I heard that some people are experiencing artifacts in this situation.
    ---What about camera lens- is it scratch-resistant and does anybody have any issues with it?

    Here is a picture showing screen ripple in my iPad when mildly pressed (note that it has 7,9"- so it's not a big deal, and after 3 months of usage I never experienced it in everyday use) photo-2-.jpg




    I would be very grateful for any answers!
    Last edited by Marko009; 07-12-2014 at 01:09 PM.
    07-12-2014 11:37 AM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    I don't know the answer but based on reading this post, post up a picture of that old Iphone 4 you have.
    07-12-2014 11:54 AM
  3. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Sadly Lumia 1520 isn't the most durable device, no device is very durable as yet(except for a few Samsung Active phones and some others).

    I would recommend getting a cover.
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    07-12-2014 11:56 AM
  4. switch side method's Avatar
    Being a Lumia 1520 user you can rest at ease my friend. No ripples, no creaking noise, solid build. Of course I have it in a case to be safe. But for scratch resistant..well...i put a cleaning cloth over my old Lumia 520 and next thing...loads of hairline scratches...thought I would live dangerously and try the same cloth on my Lumia 1520...no hairline scratches at all. I clean my phone 3 times a day too 😊
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    07-12-2014 12:12 PM
  5. Marko009's Avatar
    I don't know the answer but based on reading this post, post up a picture of that old Iphone 4 you have.
    If you insist...photo-1-.jpg
    07-12-2014 12:58 PM
  6. Marko009's Avatar
    Sadly Lumia 1520 isn't the most durable device, no device is very durable as yet(except for a few Samsung Active phones and some others).

    I would recommend getting a cover.
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    Yeah i know, nothing is perfect and meant for ever.. but i dont stand those phones which show wear signs on their body after few months of use (especially if i'm careful with them). My iPhone fell 3 times on concrete, but all 3 times it was in someone other's hands when it happened.
    I don't need water- and dust-proof features. Just to stay in one piece and not to try to mimic LG G FLEX.
    07-12-2014 01:06 PM
  7. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Yeah i know, nothing is perfect and meant for ever.. but i dont stand those phones which show wear signs on their body after few months of use (especially if i'm careful with them). My iPhone fell 3 times on concrete, but all 3 times it was in someone other's hands when it happened.
    I don't need water- and dust-proof features. Just to stay in one piece and not to try to mimic LG G FLEX.

    Haha in my opinion G Flex was a fail.
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    07-12-2014 02:28 PM
  8. DL Durand's Avatar
    My experience: My prior phone was a 920 and it did have some creaking after 18 months of repeated drops onto marble and concrete, but the only time it creaked was while reefing on the screen playing Angry Birds Go. Otherwise, it still is in great shape. Now, the 1520 I've had for the last month seems more solid than the 920.

    I've not had any scratches on any of my Gorilla Glass screens ever, and I've never put a protector on any of them.
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    07-12-2014 03:25 PM
  9. Jazmac's Avatar
    If you insist...Click image for larger version. 

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    It doesn't look bad at all. Based on your requirement, it just sounded like you are extreme on mobile phones. Looks good to me. Get yourself a 1520 man. You'll like it. If that Iphone can withstand it, the 1520 could. Get a case and screen protector just the same. Good luck Marko
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    07-12-2014 03:33 PM
  10. Marko009's Avatar
    My experience: My prior phone was a 920 and it did have some creaking after 18 months of repeated drops onto marble and concrete, but the only time it creaked was while reefing on the screen playing Angry Birds Go. Otherwise, it still is in great shape. Now, the 1520 I've had for the last month seems more solid than the 920.

    I've not had any scratches on any of my Gorilla Glass screens ever, and I've never put a protector on any of them.
    Thank you for your view! can you please tell me if anything like this ever occured to you?
    07-12-2014 03:34 PM
  11. Marko009's Avatar
    It doesn't look bad at all. Based on your requirement, it just sounded like you are extreme on mobile phones. Looks good to me. Get yourself a 1520 man. You'll like it. If that Iphone can withstand it, the 1520 could. Get a case and screen protector just the same. Good luck Marko
    Thanks! I buy a phone to use it atleast for year or two... I'm a bit picky. Knowing all reviews, tracking threads of this great WP community, seing all the videos on YouTube - I came to conclusion that this phone should be my next daily driver.
    But then I came to this video:
    Similar things happen on some LG and HTC phones I tested, and that gave me some reason to put it on hold and ask for your opinons and experiences with L1520. I'm sorry if I overcomplicated it all
    07-12-2014 03:44 PM
  12. opusthecat's Avatar
    Well I've dropped my old iPhone 4 many times on concrete with no cover and then my Lumia 920 many times no cover and they came out fine, just a few tiny scratches on the screen. I've dropped my 1520 twice now on concrete and both times it shattered the front glass as well as the rear camera glass, it's at the Palco Nokia repair center now getting fixed. I'm not sure it's a difference in glass quality between all the phones I listed but am more convinced it's because the sheer size of glass (being larger) makes it more apt to breakage and being a larger phone is obviously a bit more unweildy to handle in your hands---which definitely increases the odds of dropping it. Ordered a case finally as I hated using cases but now it's come to that. Love my 1520 but will probably give it up for a slightly smaller phone like the 930/ICON whenever ATT gets it.
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    07-13-2014 12:17 PM
  13. salmanahmad's Avatar
    The thing is that I would highly recommend using a cover.

    I used to own a Xperia S, which was Sony's flagship device in 2012. I watched some online durability tests of it and was convinced it was strong.

    I dropped it several times, one flap came off, one side got chipped and the last time it fell it just completely stopped working sadly. :/

    Even the phones that claim to be durable, like the Galaxy S5 Active do have their limitations and can easily stop working if dropped the wrong way.

    Definitely use a cover on your 1520, covers are not always ugly. They can be really cool as well.
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    07-18-2014 06:44 PM
  14. taphius's Avatar
    Thanks! I buy a phone to use it atleast for year or two... I'm a bit picky. Knowing all reviews, tracking threads of this great WP community, seing all the videos on YouTube - I came to conclusion that this phone should be my next daily driver.
    But then I came to this video:
    Similar things happen on some LG and HTC phones I tested, and that gave me some reason to put it on hold and ask for your opinons and experiences with L1520. I'm sorry if I overcomplicated it all

    This is happening to my 1520, even simply typing in my lock screen code causes distortions on the screen. Looks like it might be separating from the glass? trying to get Negri Electronics to warranty it now as I purchased a repair plan for it...

    It is extremely annoying to barely tap the screen and see the light pooling. I think ill record a video and post it. Mine is pretty bad in some areas of the screen.
    07-18-2014 07:43 PM
  15. taphius's Avatar


    heres my 1520, the light pooling is extremely annoying. It doesnt take much pressure to cause it. On the lower left hand side, just tapping in the unlock code will cause it (very light and fast taps)
    07-19-2014 01:20 AM
  16. Marko009's Avatar
    Wow that's really messed up :/
    This kind of thing I was affraid of.. I hope these are isolated cases and simply defective units. You should exchange it for a new one
    07-19-2014 06:58 PM
  17. ozmoi's Avatar
    with my 1520 it doesn't happen to mine unless i press it really hard.
    07-20-2014 12:32 AM
  18. hs k's Avatar
    That video was oddly soothing to watch
    07-20-2014 12:59 AM
  19. wbbady's Avatar
    ​My phone has the same issue too. But I bought it from EBAY. I can't exchange it for a new one. sadly
    07-20-2014 01:00 AM
  20. ultravi0let's Avatar
    This phone (1520) has the most fragile screen of any phone I've ever owned (4s, 5, 5s, BB, S3). Pampered this phone from day 1 and it still got scratches on the screen. Bought a hybrid case to elevate the front and back glass surfaces from the desk tops and am waiting for the screen protector to come in. Using a 920 now until the screen protector comes in to prevent further damage. If you get one, get it protected before even turning it on.
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    07-20-2014 02:02 AM
  21. peacefulberry's Avatar
    I haven't heard a while lot of screen issues from 1520 owners (unless I missed something). But I would definitely buy a case and protector if you're worried about damaging it. It seems as though any manufacturer can suffer from this issue, and it to be a quality control issue. Should be covered by the phone's warranty.
    07-20-2014 02:08 AM
  22. peacefulberry's Avatar
    ​My phone has the same issue too. But I bought it from EBAY. I can't exchange it for a new one. sadly
    Have you tried using the manufacture warranty? It should be valid for a year after activation.
    07-20-2014 02:11 AM
  23. ultravi0let's Avatar
    I haven't heard a while lot of screen issues from 1520 owners (unless I missed something). But I would definitely buy a case and protector if you're worried about damaging it. It seems as though any manufacturer can suffer from this issue, and it to be a quality control issue. Should be covered by the phone's warranty.

    This could not be more misleading. The PRIMARY issues with this model start with the screen (weakness, shattering, spider cracks) and compound deeper into hardware/software issues (overly sensitive touch/swipe, unevenly illuminating, ripples, dark/bright pixels/areas, light bleed) all the way down to hardware failure (digitizer, camera, charging port, wifi, etc.) While it may be somewhat true that all manufacturers/models are susceptible to this, the 1520 seems to have a larger than usual share of defective units resulting in more unhappy buyers. I actually love mine since I have not had problems show up immediately except the fragile screen, but it seems you either get a good one right off the bat, or you get a bad one and either quit or keep trying until a good one shows up.
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    07-20-2014 06:07 AM
  24. ikhwanZulkefli's Avatar
    Yes. Only if it was hard pressed when being put on hard surface. Happens probably due to uneven surface of the back (camera). Other than that, passed all your requirements with a smile 😊.
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    07-20-2014 06:30 AM
  25. taphius's Avatar
    Wow that's really messed up :/
    This kind of thing I was affraid of.. I hope these are isolated cases and simply defective units. You should exchange it for a new one
    Yeah, waiting on a reply from Negri electronics and their warranty (purchased their protection plan).
    07-22-2014 01:45 AM
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