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  1. AJ98's Avatar
    Should i buy the lumia 1520 ? is it worth it ? It looks like it is too big but i am not sure ? can you guys tell me abt your experiences and thoughts abt it ?
    07-24-2014 07:05 PM
  2. SamiHanna's Avatar
    Perfect
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    07-24-2014 07:09 PM
  3. colinkiama's Avatar
    you get 1080p screen. 20mp camera. A massive 3400mah battery. 2GB ram so every single app is available in the store. Snapdragon 800 so everything works flawlessly. Also it's the only high end windows phone with and sd card to expand your storage so yes,
    Last edited by colinkiama; 08-08-2014 at 12:29 PM.
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    07-24-2014 07:20 PM
  4. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    you get 1080p screen. 20mp camera. A massive 3000mah battery. 2GB ram so every single app is available in the store. Snapdragon 800 so everything works flawlessly. Also it's the only high end windows phone with and sd card to expand your storage so yes,
    3400mah battery
    07-24-2014 07:22 PM
  5. sd173's Avatar
    The 6" screen is the perfect size and super easy to get used to. You can never go back to a lower resolution and/or smaller screen once you get used to the 1520.

    Plus everything else that's been posted too.
    Timbre70 likes this.
    07-24-2014 07:28 PM
  6. jomarr's Avatar
    It does look big but when it arrived I was like.. "that was it?". It really feels great on the hand and I was expecting bigger.

    PS. My 5'2 mom with small hands loves the phone and thinks this is the right size. Unless you wear skinny jeans, size wouldn't bother you.

    As for the specs, you get the same specs of the 930 plus a 3400 mAh battery and a micro SD card slot.

    If the 1520 were to be upgraded this year, I seriously doubt it would be a huge spec bump as well.
    Timbre70 likes this.
    07-24-2014 07:50 PM
  7. Byrese's Avatar
    Absolutely. Quick story. I recently thought it was too big and was planning on selling it. I got a 1020, used it for a few hours and immediately decided that I couldn't let go of the 1520. Needless to say that 1020 is up for sale.

    Yeah its a little big. And sometimes I'll admit that it's a "burden" to carry (no pun intended). But the HD 6'inch screen is just amazing and so worth it. Everything is enhanced. The processor so fast. The camera (while not the 1020) still beats every other phone hands down.

    Trust...Get that phone now! :).
    Timbre70 likes this.
    07-24-2014 08:16 PM
  8. Timbre70's Avatar
    It does look big but when it arrived I was like.. "that was it?". It really feels great on the hand and I was expecting bigger.

    PS. My 5'2 mom with small hands loves the phone and thinks this is the right size. Unless you wear skinny jeans, size wouldn't bother you.

    As for the specs, you get the same specs of the 930 plus a 3400 mAh battery and a micro SD card slot.

    If the 1520 were to be upgraded this year, I seriously doubt it would be a huge spec bump as well.
    The successor could even be a "downgrade" as seen from the 5 and 6 series Lumias.

    Grab it while it's still available.
    07-24-2014 09:03 PM
  9. MDK22's Avatar
    WHY ask ?

    If you like the specs (currently, still a flagship), the size is incidental.

    FWIW - the size has become a good conversation starter. People can't help but comment on the size of IT. When they look at the phone they're stunned, it's everything and then some. I absolutely love mine, don't know what Microsoft will do for an encore.

    Don't hesitate, get the damn phone ...
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    07-24-2014 09:10 PM
  10. jedpatrickdatu's Avatar
    It's worth it. At first I was scared about the size, but I tell you, you do get used to it. I now feel uneasy when using 4 to 5 inch smartphones. The only real downside I found was that it can fit only in large pockets.
    Timbre70 likes this.
    07-24-2014 09:20 PM
  11. someonecalledsukhjit's Avatar
    I haven't found anyone who is disappointed with 1520. A good friend of mine switched from android to it and calls it his best decision ever. And he even hates android now.
    Timbre70 and cjloyola like this.
    07-24-2014 09:32 PM
  12. Byrese's Avatar
    It's worth it. At first I was scared about the size, but I tell you, you do get used to it. I now feel uneasy when using 4 to 5 inch smartphones. The only real downside I found was that it can fit only in large pockets.
    I feel u. Once you have that phone in your hands anything else feels small. I held that 1020 in my hand and it honestly felt like a toy. Lol ๐Ÿ˜
    jedpatrickdatu likes this.
    07-24-2014 09:45 PM
  13. AJ98's Avatar
    Thank you guys, helped me alot. But will it work on Tmobile ? If I buy it unlocked from will I be able to update my phone to newer version like the windows phone 8.1 GDR 1? Thank You
    07-26-2014 11:32 PM
  14. kj_wp's Avatar
    You have two choices
    1. Lumia 1525 coming soon
    2. Lumia1520.3 RM-995. Supports tmo/att 3G/4G and LTE bands. The 1520 RM-937 only supports ATT 3G/4G
    07-27-2014 12:52 AM
  15. Byrese's Avatar
    Thank you guys, helped me alot. But will it work on Tmobile ? If I buy it unlocked from will I be able to update my phone to newer version like the windows phone 8.1 GDR 1? Thank You


    Yes. I have one on TMO. Everything works just fine like any other unlocked phone from att. Why? Because both are GSM networks. What u can't do is put sprint or Verizon on TMO the latter being CDMA. Not sure what Sprint is.
    07-27-2014 03:22 AM
  16. MikeTheYid's Avatar
    I cracked the screen of my 920 and was confused of when to buy and what to replace it with. Bought it off contract. When you compare it the 920 its huge but feels lighter. The sides are nice and curved. Really comfortable in the hand. I had gotten so used to my tile setup with the extra column it was weird ti get used to but today is day 4 and its great. No regrets.
    07-27-2014 03:58 AM
  17. hasasimo's Avatar
    The model you want for T-Mobile is the 1520.3 (RM-938, not RM-995). It's the only one that'll get you on T-Mobile's LTE network. The regular unlocked international version (RM-937) won't.
    07-27-2014 05:57 AM
  18. Byrese's Avatar
    I cracked the screen of my 920 and was confused of when to buy and what to replace it with. Bought it off contract. When you compare it the 920 its huge but feels lighter. The sides are nice and curved. Really comfortable in the hand. I had gotten so used to my tile setup with the extra column it was weird ti get used to but today is day 4 and its great. No regrets.

    You're right. It does feel lighter in the hand though its much bigger. And the curves do help. Sometimes I find it difficult to decide when to carry my case cause i like holding it natural so much.
    07-27-2014 11:57 AM
  19. MDK22's Avatar
    OK, let's put this to bed, once & for all ...

    It's BIG, you'll get very used to it & everything else will seem small (abnormal) & it does fit in your pocket !

    It's :
    - da bomb
    - the fo shizzle
    - the bees knees
    - rad
    - all that & a bag of chips
    - your new Bae
    - the ish
    - whatever new superlative, I missed
    -
    - and, it gets a lot of attention - ' ... wow, that's so big ... ', to which you reply (you need a snappy / snarky comeback, 'cause it'll happen)

    Oh, I forgot, it's awesome, you gotta get it.
    Last edited by MDK22; 07-27-2014 at 06:47 PM.
    07-27-2014 12:11 PM
  20. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    OK, let's put this to bed, once & for all ...

    It's BIG, you'll get very used to it & everything else will seem small (abnormal) & it does fit in your pocket !

    It's :
    - da bomb
    - the fo shizzle
    - the bees knees
    - rad
    - all that & a bag of chips
    - your new Bae
    - the ish
    - whatever new superlative, I missed
    -
    - and, it gets a lot of attention - ' ... wow, that's so big ... ', to which you reply (you need a snappy / snarky comeback, 'cause it'll happen)
    Summed up nicely. ๐Ÿ‘
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    07-27-2014 12:17 PM
  21. colinkiama's Avatar
    you get 1080p screen. 20mp camera. A massive 3000mah battery. 2GB ram so every single app is available in the store. Snapdragon 800 so everything works flawlessly. Also it's the only high end windows phone with and sd card to expand your storage so yes,
    Get it now, it's the best windows phone now with they cyan update.
    07-27-2014 12:25 PM
  22. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    It does look big but when it arrived I was like.. "that was it?". It really feels great on the hand and I was expecting bigger.

    PS. My 5'2 mom with small hands loves the phone and thinks this is the right size. Unless you wear skinny jeans, size wouldn't bother you.

    As for the specs, you get the same specs of the 930 plus a 3400 mAh battery and a micro SD card slot.

    If the 1520 were to be upgraded this year, I seriously doubt it would be a huge spec bump as well.
    IMHO the screen is better than the 930. The 1520 uses an IPS LCD and the 930 uses an OLED screen. As an amateur photographer I prefer the LCD.

    As sated above if you want LTE on TMO you need the RM 938. The rumoured 1525 is supposed to be available for TMO and reportedly will also feature a slight spec jump to the Snapdragon 801 processor. I hope they keep the same screen tech though.
    07-27-2014 01:54 PM
  23. Enoka Ahsei's Avatar
    Damn this phone. Had it for 3 months on 8.1 dev prev and my wife thinks i should have married it. Yes it was big at first but every thing else now is so hard to use. Love wp. Came from android loved the s2 then s3 going for s5 but thought ill go back to where it all began lol. Nokia. 1520 best camera social media movie theatre phone i have ever bought. But that's just me. Not too sure bowt the wife though lol.
    chezm likes this.
    07-30-2014 05:59 AM
  24. Jakoh's Avatar
    Yes.
    07-30-2014 01:28 PM
  25. Jakoh's Avatar
    The 930 screen is OLED, it drains the battery like a Hummer in street driving. I had the ICON, the screen resolution is too high for 5", but it was very vivid.
    Although I love the 1520 screen.

    IMHO the screen is better than the 930. The 1520 uses an IPS LCD and the 930 uses an OLED screen. As an amateur photographer I prefer the LCD.

    As sated above if you want LTE on TMO you need the RM 938. The rumoured 1525 is supposed to be available for TMO and reportedly will also feature a slight spec jump to the Snapdragon 801 processor. I hope they keep the same screen tech though.
    07-30-2014 01:30 PM
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