09-29-2014 10:36 AM
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  1. Timbre70's Avatar
    hi guys...

    I am looking to upgrade from my l720. The obvious choice for me is the l930 (i am in the uk). My basic idea is to get a phone with a 5 inch screen. I considered the l1520 but it is too big and i am sure i will find it cumbersome to deal with over time. However, i have been reading reviews of the l930 and while the specs look ok (with a few issues like the lack of "glance", which i really like on the l720 etc.), and leaving aside some of the adverse reports on the l930 which i have read on this forum, i was wondering that given that it is already sept. Now, would it be more pertinent to wait for the next generation of windows phones?

    I had briefly considered android phones (particularly the moto x) but gave up the idea because i am really not a fan of android and do not use gmail and related services at all. The iphone 6 with its 4.7 inch screen would have been an option given the fact that all ms services that i use - onedrive, onenote, outlook etc. - are available on ios (and on android, for that matter), but i am not really into apple stuff - the ipad air is the only exception, which i use for work purposes.

    So, then what are the options? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

    Edit: I should add that my ideal phone screen size is 5 inches.
    l830.
    09-22-2014 09:27 PM
  2. psoham777's Avatar
    I'm about to pull the trigger and order either 930 or 1520. I really got tired of Android and I'm liking Win8 a lot on my tablet.
    The question is, should I go large size 1520 with good battery, or smaller size 930 with a better screen (?) and according to some reviews, bad battery (battery is kinda important to me).
    My Note 3 feels just a bit too big, but I'm not sure about that small 5" screen (I had HTC One X before Note 3, which was 4.7" if I remember correctly). And 1520 seems HUGE!

    How are the screens compared between 1520 and 930? I know that 930 have more DPI so it's sharper, but which one is more beautiful?
    Also, I surf the web A LOT. I barely ever send sms or call. Although I do type a lot on Facebook, etc. I so want the 1520 but I don't know about that size, and I prefer the design on 930, and also I don't know about it's size, might be too small for web/social media.
    If you've already used note 3, them 1520 would not be too big for you. Its 5.7" against 6", not much difference. But if you find your note 3 big, go for 930. Screen doesn't matter, OLED in 930 has its own advantages & disadvantages, same goes with IPS LCD display. Its your choice, both the phones are good
    09-22-2014 09:36 PM
  3. psoham777's Avatar
    Hi Guys...

    I am looking to upgrade from my L720. The obvious choice for me is the L930 (I am in the UK). My basic idea is to get a phone with a 5 inch screen. I considered the L1520 but it is too big and I am sure I will find it cumbersome to deal with over time. However, I have been reading reviews of the L930 and while the specs look OK (with a few issues like the lack of "Glance", which I really like on the L720 etc.), and leaving aside some of the adverse reports on the L930 which I have read on this forum, I was wondering that given that it is already Sept. now, would it be more pertinent to wait for the next generation of Windows phones?

    I had briefly considered Android phones (particularly the Moto X) but gave up the idea because I am really not a fan of Android and do not use Gmail and related services at all. The iPhone 6 with its 4.7 inch screen would have been an option given the fact that all MS services that I use - OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook etc. - are available on iOS (and on Android, for that matter), but I am not really into Apple stuff - the iPad Air is the only exception, which I use for work purposes.

    So, then what are the options? Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

    Edit: I should add that my ideal phone screen size is 5 inches.
    Currently 930 is a good phone. If you are really willing to wait, wait for 925 successor, which won't be announced soon. It'll at least take some months. If 5" is ideal, & you can't wait, then go for 930
    09-22-2014 09:40 PM
  4. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    I said "maybe". He wanted a balanced screen size so I just told him some options, I didn't shove then down his throat.
    actually you "shove them" down peoples throats in every thread and try to glamourise android even when no one asked
    09-23-2014 01:18 AM
  5. psoham777's Avatar
    actually you "shove them" down peoples throats in every thread and try to glamourise android even when no one asked
    Correct👍, I totally agree with you, even when OP doesn't want android, he'll still give Android options to them in EVERY THREAD!
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    09-23-2014 03:36 AM
  6. salmanahmad's Avatar
    actually you "shove them" down peoples throats in every thread and try to glamourise android even when no one asked
    What I do in other threads doesn't matter here, I told him to just "consider" devices that have 5.5 inch screens, if Windows Phone had any phones in that screen size I would've recommended them.

    Correct👍, I totally agree with you, even when OP doesn't want android, he'll still give Android options to them in EVERY THREAD!
    I didn't tell him to get Android, I told him to just consider some 5.5 inch screens. -.-

    If he doesn't want them, I won't force them to.
    09-23-2014 05:55 AM
  7. psoham777's Avatar
    What I do in other threads doesn't matter here, I told him to just "consider" devices that have 5.5 inch screens, if Windows Phone had any phones in that screen size I would've recommended them.



    I didn't tell him to get Android, I told him to just consider some 5.5 inch screens. -.-

    If he doesn't want them, I won't force them to.
    How true is that statement 'It doesn't matter'. It really doesn't matter unless you want it to.
    Op has been clear that note 3 was big for him, he was tired with Android, 1520 is huge. 930 has a good design. This all itself says that he just wanted a 1520 or a 930. Now it'll be good if we stick to the topic of this thread
    Last edited by psoham777; 09-23-2014 at 07:51 AM.
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    09-23-2014 07:41 AM
  8. anon8855939's Avatar
    If you aren't okay with the size of the Note 3 you definitely will find the 1520 too huge as well.

    Go for 930, I guess. Or maybe you should consider other options such as the OnePlusOne or iPhone 6 Plus.

    They are smaller than the Note 3 while still providing a good balance.
    Haha troll detected.. :D
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    09-23-2014 07:57 AM
  9. jimkraz's Avatar
    I have recently purchased a 1320, near enough the same size as 1520, I installed PAPYRUS lets me take small notes with either stylus or finger, I know the 1320 has a lower spec but its still a great phone and for someone who's sight is getting worse the size is great and being a pensioner I could not justify spending more than the 220 it cost for the 1320.
    09-23-2014 08:48 AM
  10. psoham777's Avatar
    I have recently purchased a 1320, near enough the same size as 1520, I installed PAPYRUS lets me take small notes with either stylus or finger, I know the 1320 has a lower spec but its still a great phone and for someone who's sight is getting worse the size is great and being a pensioner I could not justify spending more than the 220 it cost for the 1320.
    Even I have 1320, great phone, I agree. At a good price
    09-23-2014 08:51 AM
  11. juamms's Avatar
    I would say the 1520, as you are used to a big smartphone. In terms of internals, they are largely similar so you won't be loosing much on either one.
    09-23-2014 10:02 AM
  12. psoham777's Avatar
    I would say the 1520, as you are used to a big smartphone. In terms of internals, they are largely similar so you won't be loosing much on either one.
    1520 is good, but it all depends on OP. 5" of 930 can't be considered small. 1520 is still better in very few aspects though, otherwise both(930,1520) are a good buy
    09-23-2014 10:12 AM
  13. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    Currently 930 is a good phone. If you are really willing to wait, wait for 925 successor, which won't be announced soon. It'll at least take some months. If 5" is ideal, & you can't wait, then go for 930
    Thanks very much. I may just opt for the L930 - though the lack of Glance does bother me as I don't wear a watch!
    09-23-2014 11:16 AM
  14. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Okay I'll admit, I shouldn't have even *MENTIONED* iPhone or Android at all, but I thought it would be helpful to for him to consider any phones that have a 5.5 inch screen.

    If the OP wants a Windows Phone and is okay with huge screens, stores a lot of media, takes a lot of photos, wants a smooth web experience, the Lumia 1520 is the best choice.

    If you are okay with the lack of an SD card and want a more pocketable device with the same speed as the 1520, go for the 930.

    Lumia 1320 shouldn't be in this equation, doesn't come close to the 930 or 1520.
    09-23-2014 11:36 AM
  15. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Now that's a misconception people have about the 1320
    It can be compared to a 1520 and a 930 ,sure the camera is worse than my 720 but its still wayy above Samsung's 8MP cameras etc and isn't bad at all
    Its screen and ram etc are wayy better than most other phones and its rather fast in operation,sometimes even beating my 820 which is a bit surprising
    This isn't android where different range phones cannot be compared
    In windows phone,even a 520 user gets his support and updates etc and no lag
    09-23-2014 01:01 PM
  16. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Now that's a misconception people have about the 1320
    It can be compared to a 1520 and a 930 ,sure the camera is worse than my 720 but its still wayy above Samsung's 8MP cameras etc and isn't bad at all
    Its screen and ram etc are wayy better than most other phones and its rather fast in operation,sometimes even beating my 820 which is a bit surprising
    This isn't android where different range phones cannot be compared
    In windows phone,even a 520 user gets his support and updates etc and no lag
    While I am accursed by many of you by merely telling OP to consider something other than a Windows Phone, due to screen size.

    When most of you unnecessarily bash Android in a thread that has *NOTHING* at all to do with having a phone wars, no one talks some sense into you.

    If I just say he should consider a 5.5 inch device ---> Everyone loses their mind.

    If someone else bashes Android ---> It's okay to be biased because it's a forum for Windows Phone users and clearly they can't be balanced.

    Truly what a blessed world we live in.
    09-23-2014 01:41 PM
  17. mhans311's Avatar
    Wow some WP users are HOSTILE! I like WP and everything but I also don't immediately label people trolls for simply suggesting something other than a WP. Sheesh. No wonder the reviewers often comment about how crazy WP users can be in comment sections.
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    09-23-2014 02:16 PM
  18. Ejiro Eghwofobe's Avatar
    As a new WP user these forums make me sad. It's a phone people. Not a cult or some sort of gang. You can like more than one platform. You don't have to choose or bash. I love Android and ios and now I love Windows too! Stop acting like choosing a phone makes you an elite member of some exclusive club. It's just a phone. Smdh.
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    09-23-2014 02:25 PM
  19. nasellok's Avatar
    I have the Icon.....Battery life on the Developer Preview is really good - well in comparison to my previous Android Phones that had trouble making it to dinner time without being charged. I go home with anywhere between 40-60% battery left depending on my usage each day - that's using Developer Preview, no Cyan firmware.
    09-23-2014 02:53 PM
  20. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    I have the Icon.....Battery life on the Developer Preview is really good - well in comparison to my previous Android Phones that had trouble making it to dinner time without being charged. I go home with anywhere between 40-60% battery left depending on my usage each day - that's using Developer Preview, no Cyan firmware.
    Did Cyan make the battery life better or worse? Do you know?
    09-23-2014 03:05 PM
  21. chezm's Avatar
    Honestly, the main expectation I have from 1520 is that Internet Explorer is exactly as it is on my tablet, Asus TF810. I have used a lot of Android phones and always been frustrated the way it handled videos and sites like YouTube. It was a nightmare to try and watch something on YouTube while being in desktop mode. I almost always had to use the mobile app, which was limiting availability of some videos.
    My TF810 works EXACTLY like my computer, except it's much slower (still has no issues playing 1080p videos). I think that Snapdragon 800 is also faster than my Atom tablet which I bought almost 2 years ago.
    I hope for your sake IE runs like the tablet version, because i can tell you my L1020 running 8.1 did not run the same as my Pro 2. I had issues with a bunch of sites not working properly, likely due to the support of IE will get better. More specifically, sites that use the mobile menu system (3 horizontal lines) gave me a bunch of issues and some sites didnt render properly on IE WP. There are more browsers coming to WP which is good news, IE will get the support but may take some time.
    09-23-2014 03:25 PM
  22. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Wow some WP users are HOSTILE! I like WP and everything but I also don't immediately label people trolls for simply suggesting something other than a WP. Sheesh. No wonder the reviewers often comment about how crazy WP users can be in comment sections.
    Yeah, I am now and have been a moderator on many large forums and his posts didn't register a .0001 on my troll gauge. Was sorry to see him get jumped on.
    09-23-2014 03:44 PM
  23. Ashalinia's Avatar
    Wow some WP users are HOSTILE! I like WP and everything but I also don't immediately label people trolls for simply suggesting something other than a WP. Sheesh. No wonder the reviewers often comment about how crazy WP users can be in comment sections.
    Honestly, it is a little bit unnecessary to refer to phones out of the jurisdiction of what the OP was considering, but it's also unnecessary to be so hateful about it.
    09-23-2014 08:55 PM
  24. psoham777's Avatar
    Yes, its unnecessary to refer to the phones out of the jurisdiction of what OP wants. But no one is hateful about it. Salmanahmad in every thread bashes WP, always, in every thread. Myself & Karthik Naik know that. The title of the thread is quite clear enough that OP wants a phone between 930&1520, so why are people here giving him other options, is it necessary? Even If it is there's something known as 'private messaging' in forums. We should try to stick to the topic of the thread. Even I love iOS, but that doesn't mean I give OP options to consider iPhone 5s/6/6+. If someone just wants to compare Android phones with WP then we all are free to make a new thread. Aren't we?
    09-23-2014 09:46 PM
  25. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    While I am accursed by many of you by merely telling OP to consider something other than a Windows Phone, due to screen size.

    When most of you unnecessarily bash Android in a thread that has *NOTHING* at all to do with having a phone wars, no one talks some sense into you.

    If I just say he should consider a 5.5 inch device ---> Everyone loses their mind.

    If someone else bashes Android ---> It's okay to be biased because it's a forum for Windows Phone users and clearly they can't be balanced.

    Truly what a blessed world we live in.
    get over it
    you are in wpcentral not androidcentral
    09-23-2014 09:46 PM
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