08-03-2014 11:38 AM
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  1. Qais Abu-Hasan's Avatar
    Hey every lumia 1520 user ,
    I'm planning to get a lumia 1520 after a long wait for l930 , I thought that Lumia 930 is the most suitable size for me( and it seems that it is) but it's taking a looot of time to reach here, so with similar specs offered by l1520 , although I like saturated colors VERYY MUCH, I decided to get it,but will I get used to that size of l1520 or it will seem very big ? what about everyday usage , I mean will it be OK to use that huge phone for everyday life ?
    Thanks in advance
    07-29-2014 10:09 AM
  2. bsayegh's Avatar
    I don't own one but I have held one, put it in my pocket, and walked around for a while. It is one of the best phones you can own if you are just sitting around watching things or playing games. It is less great when you are actually moving around. It doesn't feel great in the pocket and its hard to hold it up to your ear for too long. Also the corners are kind of sharp, which makes it even harder to hold on to.

    I am in a similar situation to you. I have wanted something like an Icon or 930 for so long, but it still isn't available to me. I would wait to see what else comes out, personally. A 6 inch phone with sharp corners is just too big.
    07-29-2014 10:15 AM
  3. Pete's Avatar
    I use mine day to day and I'm completely used to it. You'll initially be thrown by the size, but you'll get used to it, then it'll become normal sized.
    07-29-2014 10:15 AM
  4. KSilcox's Avatar
    I use mine day to day and I'm completely used to it. You'll initially be thrown by the size, but you'll get used to it, then it'll become normal sized.
    Exactly my experience as well. Took a bit to get used to it, but now it feels totally normal size to me. Now when I use my wife's 1020 I'm like, "wow what a dinky phone! How you do live with such a small workspace?" :)
    Qais Abu-Hasan likes this.
    07-29-2014 10:27 AM
  5. jmerrey's Avatar
    Honestly, it is that big. I love it, but for some it's just too big to accommodate in their day to day life. I use a pouch type case attached to my belt, but it is too big for many pockets.

    My suggestion is to go to an AT&T store and hold one, if at all possible. My other suggestion is to purchase the phone at a retailer that has a good 15 or 30 day return policy.
    07-29-2014 10:38 AM
  6. bbobeckyj's Avatar
    Get a bit of cardboard, cut it to size 163 x 86mm. Try putting it into your pockets and imagine typing and tapping on it.
    Yes it is that big, but that has big benefits, battery and screen, in that order for me. And you soon get used to it, one handed use is even possible for most things, but two handed is easier.
    07-29-2014 10:49 AM
  7. binnyandrews's Avatar
    Hey every lumia 1520 user ,
    I'm planning to get a lumia 1520 after a long wait for l930 , I thought that Lumia 930 is the most suitable size for me( and it seems that it is) but it's taking a looot of time to reach here, so with similar specs offered by l1520 , although I like saturated colors VERYY MUCH, I decided to get it,but will I get used to that size of l1520 or it will seem very big ? what about everyday usage , I mean will it be OK to use that huge phone for everyday life ?
    Thanks in advance
    L1520 is my daily driver. The battery is pretty good. Carrying around is not a big problem as what everyone guess.
    07-29-2014 10:57 AM
  8. multo's Avatar
    It is big..............for the first few minutes. Then it becomes your regular phone. That's how I felt when I bought mine several months back. Surprisingly for a six inch screen, it's not hard to get used to
    Sent from a Lumia using Tapatalk
    07-29-2014 11:05 AM
  9. hasasimo's Avatar
    Yes, it's that big. But you also get used to it. I wear slim jeans and it fits into my side pockets with no problem. It's tough to use with just one hand, but you adjust. I think a 5.3" - 5.5" display is ideal, but 6" isn't that much bigger. Keep in mind that's relatively thin, helping pocketability.
    07-29-2014 11:05 AM
  10. eortizr's Avatar
    naaa, its big and it looks like an iPad mini, but you will get use to it..
    07-29-2014 12:25 PM
  11. Geddeeee's Avatar
    It may be big, but it is extremely thin. The best phone I have ever owned. Better even than my 920!!!
    TheBadGuy_88 and robinleck like this.
    07-29-2014 12:28 PM
  12. crav4speed's Avatar
    The 1520 is a beast, there's no denying that. After owning my 1520 for 9 months, my biggest complaint about the phone would be the weight and not the size which I think is due to the monster battery. The weight is balanced throughout the phone so it doesn't feel like one side is heavier then the other which is good. I love everything about the phone including its enormous size and once you get used to that screen there is absolutely no way you could use anything else... it's just really that phenomenal. The 1520 just exudes quality and dare I say is even better, in every way, than the newer, smaller, and sleeker 930. I think it's really going to be hard to beat the 1520 in future devices. Sure they could add more ram or a faster SoC but they would have to come up with something revolutionary to one-up the 1520. It's just that good of a device!
    07-29-2014 12:37 PM
  13. jmerrey's Avatar
    By the way, I should mention the positives far out way the single negative (size). The screen is phenomenal, and the battery life is amazing.
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    07-29-2014 03:52 PM
  14. MDK22's Avatar
    Check HERE >> http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ia-1520-a.html

    my comments (#19) still stand ...

    got up this morning, unplugged my L1520 @ 6:00am, as I'm writing this (11.5 hrs later) the phone stands @ 75% charged - with two conversations (total 25 mins), various texts sent / received, read email, checked Weave news reader, even played a game of chess (on the train, on the way home), etc...

    Battery life, after Lumia Cyan update is the BEST you're gonna get.
    Qais Abu-Hasan likes this.
    07-29-2014 04:37 PM
  15. bh626's Avatar
    Hey every lumia 1520 user ,
    I'm planning to get a lumia 1520 after a long wait for l930 , I thought that Lumia 930 is the most suitable size for me( and it seems that it is) but it's taking a looot of time to reach here, so with similar specs offered by l1520 , although I like saturated colors VERYY MUCH, I decided to get it,but will I get used to that size of l1520 or it will seem very big ? what about everyday usage , I mean will it be OK to use that huge phone for everyday life ?
    Thanks in advance
    This should help

    1520_vs_htc8x_vs_930.jpg
    07-29-2014 04:59 PM
  16. jomarr's Avatar
    Great phone. It is really huge but I actually was expecting something bigger so I was surprised that it wasn't as big as I expected.

    As for everyday usage, in my opinion, it's great. My gym shorts and the 1520 haven't meet yet so I can't say something for working out but I'm really scared it might fall out of my shorts pockets. Imma give it a spin this saturday.
    07-29-2014 10:57 PM
  17. jomarr's Avatar
    By the way, I should mention the positives far out way the single negative (size). The screen is phenomenal, and the battery life is amazing.
    Not to mention the 20MP Pureview Camera, Quad core processor and my favorite a Memory card slot to add storage of up to 128gbs
    07-29-2014 10:58 PM
  18. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I have the 1520 with the 128gb SD card. Rocking the 8.1 cyan. Best phone I've ever owned. Not too big at all.
    07-29-2014 11:14 PM
  19. derek533's Avatar
    Yes it's big, but it's the only phone where every time I use it, I'm amazed at it and fall in love with all over again. At first, it's as big as a big booty'd woman in a Sir Mix A-Lot video, but then you grow to appreciate what that means actually. :D
    07-29-2014 11:39 PM
  20. hasasimo's Avatar
    Just to add to what I wrote above, I think the only thing you have to worry about is the infamous swipe/tap/scroll bug. It's common enough that it should be considered when you make your purchase. But the size? You'll get used to it and it will fit in your pocket.
    07-30-2014 01:06 AM
  21. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Just to add to what I wrote above, I think the only thing you have to worry about is the infamous swipe/tap/scroll bug. It's common enough that it should be considered when you make your purchase. But the size? You'll get used to it and it will fit in your pocket.
    The swipe tap screen has been completely fixed with cyan/8.1
    07-30-2014 09:32 AM
  22. fengjch's Avatar
    The swipe tap screen has been completely fixed with cyan/8.1
    I don't think so, at least my 1520 still has this problem, but cyan update indeed made it batter
    07-30-2014 09:36 AM
  23. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I don't think so, at least my 1520 still has this problem, but cyan update indeed made it batter
    Weird. I haven't had a single phantom tap since I've updated.
    07-30-2014 09:50 AM
  24. Jakoh's Avatar
    Yes it is.
    Thank you.
    07-30-2014 12:20 PM
  25. Jakoh's Avatar
    Just to add to what I wrote above, I think the only thing you have to worry about is the infamous swipe/tap/scroll bug. It's common enough that it should be considered when you make your purchase. But the size? You'll get used to it and it will fit in your pocket.
    I think it is because of the super sensitive touch enabled. try turning it off.
    07-30-2014 12:21 PM
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