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  1. Felix Bank's Avatar
    In a choice between the old 1020 or the 1520, I'd go with the 1520. The "only" reason to choose the 1020 would be the camera. Having said that, the 1520 camera is pretty damn good.

    I went for the 930. Its the right size with top end features, and the same camera as the 1520.

    I will get the 1030 when its released.
    09-07-2014 03:44 AM
  2. Peter Harvey's Avatar
    Looks like the consensus is the 1520.3 (if I like the size of it). The cheapest 1520.3 I have found is in black. I seem to also be able to get yellow and white pretty easily, yellow being $10 more and white being $130 more. The only place I could find a red 1520.3 is out of stock. Any thoughts of where I could find a red one?
    Amazon.com: nokia lumia 1520 red
    09-07-2014 03:45 AM
  3. Peter Harvey's Avatar
    Looks like the consensus is the 1520.3 (if I like the size of it). The cheapest 1520.3 I have found is in black. I seem to also be able to get yellow and white pretty easily, yellow being $10 more and white being $130 more. The only place I could find a red 1520.3 is out of stock. Any thoughts of where I could find a red one?
    Electronics, Cars, Fashion, Collectibles, Coupons and More | eBay
    09-07-2014 03:48 AM
  4. b0blight's Avatar
    I am using a 1020 now, and if you were to ask me, I would say both are good.

    The 1020 camera is powerful. I mean, when used properly, damn, the pictures that come out from it is amazing. Screen size is okay... But compared to the norm nowadays (5" and above), it does seems kind of small. The lack of microSD is not a big deal for me, but maybe if you have tons of music, space may be an issue. Otherwise, the 1020 still can stand amongst the phones out there nowadays. One drawback I would say would be the hardware is starting to show its age. It is still fast, but, newer features that Nokia introduce are not supported by the 1020 (i.e. the Lumia Denim software update. The feature to record 4k like videos and snap the stills will not be available on the 1020). But otherwise, it is still quite a good phone.

    The 1520, on the other hand, is the more modern Lumia out there, and ( still) one of the more powerful Lumia out there. The screen is gorgeous, the hardware is fantastic. Although the size ( 6" ) may be a little big, but I think you can get use to it after some time using it. The modern hardware inside it (Snapdragon 800) will ensure longevity on the phone, and newer features will be able to work on your 1520. Battery life I heard is fantastic, so yeah. Camera will not be as powerful as the 1020, but well, they both balance each other out !
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    09-07-2014 04:03 AM
  5. Loco5150's Avatar
    1520 all the way. The battery is amazing, so is the camera. One thing to consider is the HOPE that MS brings WP in to the level of the 2 other OSses, meaning the big screen 1520 SHOULD get extra functionality.
    09-07-2014 09:20 AM
  6. parsaion's Avatar
    Get 930, perfect size, perfect camera, I have used all 3 or wait fr holidays 1030 will be out by then.
    It's my understanding that the 930 doesn't work on t-mobile LTE?
    09-07-2014 09:52 AM
  7. parsaion's Avatar
    Thanks for the links, Peter! Both links show the 937 though, I believe I need the 938 variant for T-Mobile LTE, correct?
    09-07-2014 10:13 AM
  8. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Go for 1520. No need to wait. Overall it's the best.
    This^^^
    09-07-2014 10:26 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Hey! What are you doing here now? Ain't seen you since the webOS days.
    Hey... I've been here for some time. More now that I don't spend much time on AC. I've been Windows Phone for about a year as a daily driver. Good to "see" you again. :)


    Looks like the consensus is the 1520.3 (if I like the size of it). The cheapest 1520.3 I have found is in black. I seem to also be able to get yellow and white pretty easily, yellow being $10 more and white being $130 more. The only place I could find a red 1520.3 is out of stock. Any thoughts of where I could find a red one?
    Red in a 1520.3 is going to be tough. White is next most popular. I went through B&H Photo for my Yellow 1520.3 and could not be happier. I see the price is going up on their site slightly. I think demand on 1520.3 in the US is growing. Shop fast and shop smart or they might jack the prices up beyond what you are willing to pay.

    I'd love that Green that is an AT&T exclusive, but I'm not accepting their crippled version of the device even if I could get one unlocked. Red would be cool too, but I never found one. The Yellow was a good deal and I jumped on it. It's not bright... It's sort of a dusty lemon color. Looks classy, not garish. I keep it in a clear TPU gel case and it turns heads.

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

    The price has risen $10.04 since 3 weeks ago when I placed my order. The Black is at the price I paid, the White was on back order even then and is now at a hefty premium...
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    09-07-2014 10:28 AM
  10. Loco5150's Avatar
    I have both 1520 and the 930. 1520 stays and the 930 has to go, the battery is just like from another planet on the 1520. Also I LOVE the fact whites dont consume more battery in the 1520 (lcd) like it does on the 930 (amoled), so I can use the white theme.
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    09-07-2014 10:32 AM
  11. parsaion's Avatar
    RumorsNow: thanks for the info. I'm torn between black and yellow. On the one hand the yellow is a nice flash of color to differentiate it from other phones. On the other, yellow wouldn't be my first choice. How are you liking that color choice?

    I'm also thinking if what case I would put it in, maybe a flip style case that protects it well in and out of my pocket, but that would cover up the color anyway? Any better thoughts on cases (like the see through one you are mentioning?)
    09-07-2014 11:23 AM
  12. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    It's my understanding that the 930 doesn't work on t-mobile LTE?
    Are you saying there aren't .1, .2 and .3 variations of the 930 as with the 1520?

    That has some interesting implications on how Nokia/MS view(ed) the market.
    09-07-2014 11:27 AM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I love the yellow. Not my first choice but when I saw it in person. WOW. Like I said, classy, not garish. If it were brighter and more "hard plasticky looking" I wouldn't care for it, but they "toned it down" just enough.

    Here's the case I bought: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pUvbUpU2753654

    Super clear - when you look at it, the difference between color through the case and what you see in the cutouts is hard to spot without conscious scrutiny. Grip - it feels great and gives a solid contact that inspires a sense of security. Slim - it doesn't feel intrusive or bulky, I still pocket my beast even in this case. Fit - the fit is amazing and actually goes around the sides right up to the glass of the screen and the cutout around the camera is noticeably taller than the camera pod providing extra protection for your lens.

    ​Add a Tempered Glass screen protector and you are covered all the way around.
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    09-07-2014 12:06 PM
  14. JOHN Smith88's Avatar
    Go with 1520 great battery life , good camera and screen is amazing . I switched from 1020 no complaints ..
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    09-07-2014 12:29 PM
  15. Ashalinia's Avatar
    I traded for the black 1520 and owning a black phone before (710) I can say that it's definitely the best color as far as dirt and grime not showing up. White looks nicer if you keep it clean constantly though... although I feel the same way about cars and my car is always dirty.
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    09-07-2014 01:15 PM
  16. L Beezy's Avatar
    I just bought the green 1520 from AT&T and I would say get it for the support from Microsoft and the amazing screen. The only downfall with the AT&T model is no Qi wireless charging. My 920-and the charging plate-was given to my dad as an upgrade to his 520. If I had the cash to get the 1520.3, I would have definitely forked it over.
    09-07-2014 06:24 PM
  17. lesd777's Avatar
    Might check Newegg, I know they carry the 1520.3. I just did my 1020 and picked up the 1520 and the battery life and the overall speed is noticable. 1020 battery was horrible for me.
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    09-07-2014 06:43 PM
  18. parsaion's Avatar
    Is there anything special I'm going to have to do to make an unlocked 1520.3 work on T-mobile USA?
    09-08-2014 09:01 AM
  19. masud1372's Avatar
    Lumia 1520 :D
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    09-08-2014 09:17 AM
  20. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Is there anything special I'm going to have to do to make an unlocked 1520.3 work on T-mobile USA?
    Nope, just get a nanoSIM if you do not have one already.

    While you are upgrading, ask about "Advanced SIM" or (the name may be changing) "Isis SIM" so you can enable Tap to Pay.

    There are no special hoops to jump through to get data, LTE, SMS or MMS... It all just works when you plug in an activated T-MoUS SIM.
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    09-08-2014 11:36 AM
  21. jagdeep chohan's Avatar
    Anybody here please help me. Battery saver on Lumia 1020 does not dims screen brightness anymore, neither does it put capacative buttons light off. What to do??
    09-08-2014 11:43 AM
  22. sectime's Avatar
    One advantage of the 1520 is I don't need a mini tablet any longer. Sold My iPad Mini and Nexus 7.
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    09-08-2014 12:09 PM
  23. parsaion's Avatar
    Nope, just get a nanoSIM if you do not have one already.

    While you are upgrading, ask about "Advanced SIM" or (the name may be changing) "Isis SIM" so you can enable Tap to Pay.

    There are no special hoops to jump through to get data, LTE, SMS or MMS... It all just works when you plug in an activated T-MoUS SIM.
    Good to know, thanks! I'm glad it'll be so easy!
    -James
    09-08-2014 12:13 PM
  24. parsaion's Avatar
    Has windows 8.1 already come to the 1520.3?
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    09-08-2014 12:43 PM
  25. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Has windows 8.1 already come to the 1520.3?
    8.1 + Cyan is official.

    ​Look forward to getting Denim sooner than most. Factory Unlocked means no wait for carrier approval. Nokia pushes the OTA right to you.
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    09-08-2014 12:58 PM
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