1. neftv's Avatar
    I've had the 1520 since 7/7 but today Was my first full day with it.
    I have the an unlocked AT&T version of L920 and I have to say the size making it something you have to get use to. Every time I reach in my pocket I expect to feel a 920 then I realize its a 1520 and I have to widen my grip.
    I'm using tmobile USA on this phone as I had been on the 920. Now the 920 does not have the 1700 band for AWS but in my area 1900 was reformed so I was able to get 4G as well as LTE. With the 1520.3 that has the 1700 band I was hoping for a more dramatic improvement being on tmobile's native band but I didn't see that. I really didn't see any difference in the signal level between the two phones.
    I still have windows 8.0 on the 1520 as I not sure I will keep the phone yet. My 920 I did put the developers windows 8.1 on it.
    About the only thing this phone has going for it is battery life (way better than my L920) and of course the larger screen making it easier to read and watch videos etc.
    As for capacity I have around 18gig free on my 920 and mucmore on the 1520 at this time.
    I have not taken or placed calls on the phone yet. I want to keep the call meter to 0 in case I return it.
    WiFi performance I watched shows on Netflix and I noticed that the video quality changed every so often to clean to blurry, on my 920 it does not do that. Hulu/youtube seemed to play fine though. Audio from built in speaker is very good with no distortion that I can notice.
    I did get a case for it the mpero impact xl with kickstand case because it was cheap and I wanted to protect the phone from droppage and dust. Yes this case has flaps that cover the headphone and usb ports. I don't know why but the phones I have seems to attract dust. Don't know if this a chronic problem with others? my dust problems always seem to be from pants pockets.
    If I could sell my 920 then I would probably keep the 1520 but I can't say at this time that the wow I got when I got the 920 is the same wow for the 1520.
    I use my dell venue pro 8 tablet alot with watching movies and reading forums and emails etc. I generally leave the tablet at home and having the 1520 for those functions away from home would certainty be a better experience than my 920. At this point now that I have my hands on the 1520 being first full day with it I'm on the fence about keeping it or returning it and just getting a power pack to carry around with my L920.
    That's all for now. Look forward to comments suggestions things to try. Thanks.

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    HeyCori likes this.
    07-18-2014 07:51 PM
  2. badr0b0t's Avatar
    -Won't the call meter go back to 0 when you hard reset it before returning?
    -Turn your pockets inside out when you are washing your pants to get rid of lints.
    -I think you can advertise your 920 here if you want to sell it.

    I have both HTC One X running android and the 1520. I still like the One X better but I will just keep both.

    Have fun!


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    07-18-2014 08:43 PM
  3. badMojo69's Avatar
    You and I both. I had the 920 unlocked on tmob and just got the 1520.3. I'm not going back to the 920.

    That being said the only thing the 1520 has over the 920 is the screen. Then again that's the reason I bought it. 😃

    One more thing the signal strength sucks, the speaker is weak and the screen does freak out every now and then. I still love it.
    07-18-2014 09:41 PM
  4. Moises Corilloclla's Avatar
    You and I both. I had the 920 unlocked on tmob and just got the 1520.3. I'm not going back to the 920.

    That being said the only thing the 1520 has over the 920 is the screen. Then again that's the reason I bought it.

    One more thing the signal strength sucks, the speaker is weak and the screen does freak out every now and then. I still love it.
    Don't worry. The phone is not the problem. It is the network. As I said before, so many people use LTE now that any gain in speed is lost by the traffic.
    07-18-2014 10:01 PM
  5. Byrese's Avatar
    I had 920 moved to unlocked 1520 on T-Mobile and now I'm going to unlocked 1020. Love the 1520 but kinda big to carry around.
    Sent from my Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    07-19-2014 09:44 PM
  6. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    Thanks for posting your experience and keep the info coming!
    07-19-2014 09:49 PM
  7. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    There are people comparing the 920 &1520 and all they have to say is the screen is bigger and the battery lasts longer... And we're taking it serious? And they are on tmobile(problem #1 imo). The 1520 is HANDS DOWN waaaay better than the lackluster 920 with its pathetic battery. Camera, better. Operational speed, better. Screen, better. Battery, better. Storage, better. Call quality(if the OP would bother to check before reviewing a PHONE), better. Overall, better. Why get a battery pack when you clearly upgraded. As for the size, don't knock you phone because your hand can't tell its a bigger phone til if slams it in your linty pocket.
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    07-19-2014 11:35 PM
  8. S_C_B's Avatar
    I got my 1520.3 from B&H last Thursday. I came from the 920. It is a big difference, but I'm enjoying it so far.
    Al4video likes this.
    07-21-2014 07:37 AM
  9. VS729's Avatar
    I too have a l920 but i know how it fare's against l1520...dual core snaodragon s4 at 1.5 ghz....vs Quad core snapdragon 800 at 2.2ghz !!!! Ram 1gb vs 2gb..storage 32gb nonexpandable vs 32gb expandable upto 128gb!!! Battery 2000mah vs 3400mah!! Screen 768p puremotion hd+ vs 1080 fukl hd!! That to on a gorilla glass 3!! Brightness of 600 nits and 180degrees viewing angle! 3microphone vs 4 haac microphones!! 8.7 mp pureview camera (only with OIS) VS 21MP pureview(with OIS and oversampling) !!! Plus the thickness is also less....how come you only see the scree? Its future proof for almost upto 2016!!!
    07-21-2014 07:47 AM

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