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  1. BSobotta's Avatar
    This device was released October 2013. With the 1525 rumor mill unclear if when the next one is released, I just don't want to have this device and less than 5 months the new one is here.

    I'm on att if that matters.
    I am in the same boat. I started with. A 920, that in eventually warrantied for a 925, loved it till it got soaked. I am now running a 520, and its driving me nuts.

    I want something that will last spec wise, this certainly should. But I am just hesitant. The phone is big, but I don't mind, I rarely talk on mine.

    I guess my biggest debate is i don't see anything coming out in the near future that is temping, but maybe Microsoft has something up its sleeve?
    08-04-2014 11:01 AM
  2. johnj2803's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I'm overwhelmed by your replies. I'm actually using the device now.

    I had a galaxy s4 that had a sim tray problem that I had sent out for repairs under warranty.

    Got the 1520 at the att store so I could use it while my phone is out for repairs with the intention of returning it before the 14 day period. I kinda liked the device unexpectedly.

    That's why I'm just weighing the pros and cons of waiting and just get this for my upgrade.

    So yes I can wait for the new one and use the s4 while waiting. Or use my upgrade for this one..
    08-04-2014 11:10 AM
  3. bigmoneymike's Avatar
    Well, as far as Windows Phone hardware specifications go the 1520 will be in good shape for a long while. I mean, most of the WP phones in use today are running 512MB-1GB RAM, and single/dual core CPUs. I mean, I would venture to say that the 920/925 has a huge install base and you are looking at 1GB RAM and a dual-core Qualcomm S4 SoC running at 1.5Ghz. And, not to forget the 520. It is getting upgraded to WP 8.1. It's running 512MB and a 1Ghz CPU. So, I wouldn't worry so much about specifications.
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    08-04-2014 12:41 PM
  4. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    The 1520 will stay up to date for a few more years at least. 2 GB RAM, 2.4(or 2.2...can't quite remember haha) GHz processing power. It's a beast and the benchmark tests shows it. There's no other Windows Phone that comes close.
    08-04-2014 04:56 PM
  5. Curtis Conley's Avatar
    The 1525 merely will have a newer chipset, the processor will have a negligible speed bump and another gig of ram which isnt really needed on a windows phone.
    The 1525 may be several months away as well.
    As far as having 32 gig of storage, this is a moot point since with windows 8.1 you can store apps on an sd card, I bought a nice samsung micro sd card 64 gigs for 34 dollars at micro center and went with the 16 gig model of the 1520 which I absolutely love.
    Windows phones are not like android phones, the OS is very very efficient so extra ram would be a negligible improvement at this time.
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    08-04-2014 05:51 PM
  6. Timbre70's Avatar
    At current price, it's worth every cents.
    08-04-2014 08:11 PM
  7. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I agree completely. As I've said, go for it. As it's stated above, the 1525 is just a slightly upgraded core. And you don't need to look far to see it's nearly pointless. The 520 runs as smooth as the 1520 does. It's only when you start playing games and using apps do you see how massively better the 1520 is.
    08-04-2014 09:51 PM
  8. kj_wp's Avatar
    I'm in the wait camp. The 1525 maybe a good/significant upgrade in terms of 1520 production/design bugs. The 1525 may fix some/most of them. IMO I usually wait when I can. If this was an off contract pricing you would save $$. Also, IMO, after having a few devices, some device just work better. Sometimes the new hot devices are problematic. The first iPhone I saw had the user trying multiple times to swipe on screen. I definitely think it's ok to wait for 1520.3 as example (vs. 1520.1).
    08-04-2014 11:51 PM
  9. sreichling's Avatar
    Since the price for the 1520 is falling it is becoming a great buy. As a TMO customer the only thing that has me waiting is, according to the spec sheets, no variants of the 1520 support LTE Band 12, which TMO is using to deploy LTE in the 700mhz spectrum they acquired.
    08-24-2014 10:49 AM
  10. Andreas's Avatar
    Still using a Pre3 but like my Brothers 1320. Like the size of the screen but that also makes it a big device to pocket. Its a bit cumbersome to handle one handed while on the move.

    For me a 5.5" display would be the best mix between screen real estate while still maintaining a physical width that is narrow enough to grasp with ease in all situations.

    I know I would love a 1520 but as im in no rush im hoping for a 5.5" phone from Nokia/Microsoft.
    08-24-2014 11:30 AM
  11. Clay Knight's Avatar
    I just picked up the 1520 last week. While whispers of "new devices" being just around the corner are getting louder, I couldn't pass up buying it outright on Amazon for $290.

    I'm constantly buying and selling new devices, so for me, it was almost habitual to just hit the "buy it now with one click" button. But for the price, and the build quality of this device that still has quite a bit of life left in it in terms of upgrades, I have zero regrets.
    08-24-2014 11:47 AM
  12. slepr's Avatar
    I picked up a 1520.3 from Newegg a few weeks ago when the sale was on. I am on AT&T as well but I didn't want their version because of the lack of Qi charging. This has become my daily driver and my 1020 is turning into my camera/video device with the addition of a Beastgrip and tripod. I believe there will always be "the next best thing" just around the corner and waiting for me made no sense. I was hesitant when the 1520 first came out because I didn't know if I would like the size. I now really appreciate the extra screen real estate.
    08-24-2014 12:08 PM
  13. Hristo Todorov 1987's Avatar
    I'm using android telephone over 2 years but before 2 weeks I bought Nokia Lumia 1520 yellow !!!!! And now is the time to buy it!!!! Nokia Lumia 1520 is the best smartphone phablet for me!!! What new we waiting for? When will be released? When will be on the market? October? November? December? And let think about the price????700$ or more ;) I think now is the correct time to buy this perfect telephone!!!!
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    08-24-2014 12:20 PM
  14. Brandon Keenan's Avatar
    I was in the same boat basically. I had my trusty Lumia 920 back from launch day nearly 2 years ago and it was loaded with the dev 8.1 but it didn't seem to stack up against the current counterparts where it used to very well. A deal for a black 1520.3 and I took the plunge and I couldn't be happier. 32gb of storage, ips screen and qi charging are all things I was wanting in a phone and it had them. Worse comes to worse, if come November and there is another awesome device that's a 1020 replacement or an updated 930 for ATT, I will probably upgrade because that's when my upgrade is and then either keep my 1520 as a extra phone or sell it via ebay or craigslist. Word of warning though, the biggest thing for me to get used to was the size. After about a week of ownership, the size is no longer an issue because you get used to it but it is funny when using smaller phones like the iPhones and how tiny they compare to this monster.
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    08-24-2014 01:08 PM
  15. MDK22's Avatar
    I re-iterate (see #19)

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post2667120

    I've seen NOTHING credible regarding the Lumia 1525 (though it may be coming).

    ... and for the Amazon buyer @ $290. - good on 'ya -- that's a super price !
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    08-24-2014 01:18 PM
  16. Roger Huston's Avatar
    Yes, it is worth it now. In fact, we just bought one yesterday and it should be here this week.

    Here is why we got it:

    1. Bang for the Buck - even if a new 1525 comes out it will be $800 new and you still don't know what the differences between the ATT version and the International unlocked version would be. We got it for $471 on eBay, almost half the price a new phone will be - and who knows the timing when they finally do ship? Bird in the hand.

    2. Audience: This was the more important consideration. My wife wanted the phone and she pretty much uses it just for checking email and replying to txt messages every so often - we are not big txting people. Her 920 is still fine, she just wanted the bigger phone so she could read the screen without having to switch to her reading glasses. She has very few apps, but does enjoy taking pictures. Oh and she likes Cortana.

    For me, I'm going to wait and see what comes out next, but for my wife the 1520 is a good value.

    Roger
    08-24-2014 01:47 PM
  17. ahmadsamhann's Avatar
    I just got mine yesterday :D

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
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    08-24-2014 09:31 PM
  18. DLong4's Avatar
    Concerning the Lumia 1520 at AT&T, I am holding out for the 32 GB model. It goads me also that AT&T insisted on the PMA wireless charging standard rather than the more common and caseless Qi standard, and then when you try to inquire about available parts today, their stores (and their online) no longer carry wireless charging accessories for the 1520.
    08-24-2014 10:47 PM
  19. igorhk's Avatar
    If you are more lucky than me then you should buy one :). When it works, my 1520 is a great phone, it replaces a small tablet as well. And since the 930 came out they decreased the price of the 1520 so the 1520 price is now lower than the 930. the 1520 is a way better phone than the 930 with a better screen, Sd card, better battery life. And they have the same camera (it's an excellent shooter). The size is not a problem after 2 days, the only thing about the size is I think that they made slightly too wide and if you put a cover it gets even wider. At the price they sell it now I see no reason to get a 930 instead.
    08-24-2014 11:55 PM
  20. hemanlive's Avatar
    Till the time we get a better phone it is still worth a look, if not a buy. If I were in the market today looking for a phone, 1520 would be on top of my list. The specifications are great. Great camera, big high-resolution screen, pretty impressive battery life make it the best windows phone out there.

    However, I do feel that the time has come for both 1020 and 1520 to get a successor. 730 and 830 are already late by almost 6 months, and any delay in a 1030 and 1530 will not be good news for micrisoft, which is sliding down in terms of market shares lately
    08-25-2014 01:59 AM
  21. lumia kiwi's Avatar
    I had trouble typing as well with my 1520 but after the Cyan update the WordFlow keyboard had made it a breeze to type. As for the 6inch screen, honestly I wouldn't go back to a smaller screen, cheers.
    08-25-2014 02:01 AM
  22. lumia kiwi's Avatar
    Greatest phone there is right now. Never regretted my purchase.
    08-25-2014 02:09 AM
  23. legend921's Avatar
    I just got my phone recently within the last week. I must say this is the best phone that I have ever had bar none. You can't win this race if you're always looking for the latest and greatest. This phone has all the toys that the latest phones have. 802.11A/C and also able to support MiraCast with the new update. The latest phones are only a slight bump up. I had already used/tried the HTC ONE M8 windows and I must say that once you have the 1520 with you for a few days in your hand, it makes the HTC feel like an iPhone. Lol. Definitely still a good buy if you're looking for a Phablet at a reasonable price.
    08-25-2014 03:24 AM
  24. thundr51's Avatar
    I'm kinda in the same boat as the OP but I'm on TMO so my options are a bit more limited. I missed out on the sale for the 1520.3 but I've been looking around for more deals while waiting for IFA. If I don't see anything at IFA I may have to jump carriers as I'm getting fed up with the limited selection on TMO but I love have my phone bill at $80 with 5 Gb of data with tethering.
    08-25-2014 07:22 AM
  25. Nimdock's Avatar
    I'm kinda in the same boat as the OP but I'm on TMO so my options are a bit more limited. I missed out on the sale for the 1520.3 but I've been looking around for more deals while waiting for IFA. If I don't see anything at IFA I may have to jump carriers as I'm getting fed up with the limited selection on TMO but I love have my phone bill at $80 with 5 Gb of data with tethering.
    Still going on:

    Nokia Lumia 1520 RM-938 32GB Smartphone A00016720 B&H Photo

    Fully usable on T-Mobile.
    KoukiFC3S, RumoredNow and thundr51 like this.
    08-25-2014 07:54 AM
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