09-29-2014 10:36 AM
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  1. Nebel'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.
    Last edited by Nebel; 09-22-2014 at 12:06 PM.
    09-21-2014 05:16 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy'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 (maybe Note 3 got me HTC One X before, 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.
    Actually the difference in pixel density isn't noticeable to the naked eye. You'd have to be millimeters away from the screen to see. The 1520 has a better screen period, it's absolutely gorgeous and still one of the best screens out there-a year after launch.
    The 1520 is also only a third of an inch bigger than the Note 3(although it is quite a bit heavier). Also the 1520 has a fantastic battery, and is great for videos, media, etc.
    1520 also has microSD card support. 930 doesn't.
    1520 all the way.
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    09-21-2014 06:23 PM
  3. broughshane's Avatar
    Get to your local phone shop for some hands on with the 1520 and see how you find the size of the phone in person. I can tell you from my own use that the 930 will get you through a working day and home with a lot of web but not the day now. I've no bother in a full day with my 930 with medium use, with calls texts and 3 different emails running every hour along with 8 or more apps running in the background and with lite web use (twitter) I use third party app, Tweetium which thrives on mobile web so its pretty lite on battery, IE now does screen renderers and the 5" screen deals well with the net pages. It was the 930 design and specs that made me choose it over 1520 now.
    09-21-2014 06:31 PM
  4. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    The 1520 and 930 have exact same specs except the 930 is obviously smaller-and thicker-and has an AMOLED screen instead of an IPS LCD screen. What this means-AMOLED have deeper blacks and more contrast than IPS LCD, but tend to be oversaturated. IPS LCD offer great viewing angles, accurate colors, clarity and sharpness. And the 1520's display manages to have extremely deep inky blacks and contrast compared to other IPS LCD displays.
    09-21-2014 06:50 PM
  5. Joaquim Reis's Avatar
    You forgot one big difference that 930 has compared to 1520. The battery. 1520 has a monster of a battery while 930 has a "meh" battery.
    09-21-2014 09:47 PM
  6. iliramove's Avatar
    I own both 1520 and 930. My advise, go for the 1520.
    sent from my white lumia 930
    09-22-2014 12:58 AM
  7. Loco5150's Avatar
    I had both, now the 930 is gone. I really wanted to keep the 930, but couldn't really find good reason to.

    The 1520 has a very good battery as mentioned here, probably the best from any smartphone. If you surf the web alot, this device will beat 930 hands down.

    The screen is amazing of course because its big, but also because its an LCD. Whites don't consume more battery, so I can finally use white theme, but also on apps and websites which have much white in them.

    Micro SD card.... What can I say, I have 32+64 space in my device, that's freaking 100gb!

    Future updates will bring more functions to the 1520. It's been said that split screen and other new features are coming soon to WP phablets.

    I love how was it is to write with the 1520 in portrait mode.... I'm sure if you had the note and are used to the size, the 1520 is the device to you.
    09-22-2014 01:35 AM
  8. Timbre70's Avatar
    either 820 (if pocketability is important) or 1520 (the best of the beast).
    09-22-2014 07:53 AM
  9. salmanahmad'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.
    09-22-2014 08:05 AM
  10. berty6294's Avatar
    I think the 930 has a superior screen. But get the 1520, less downfalls imo.
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    09-22-2014 10:17 AM
  11. mhans311's Avatar
    Yeah if the note is too big for you then the 1520 will be too. I played with it in the Microsoft store and that thing is MASSIVE. And this is coming from someone who owned a note 2.
    09-22-2014 10:56 AM
  12. Nebel's Avatar
    Well, I made my decision before moderators managed to approve this thread. My 1520 is already sent to me :)

    I am okay with Note 3. I love the screen size, I am used to it and know that most of the time it just does not work with one hand. The main problem I have with it is fitting it in a pocket. I'm going to have the same problem with 1520, but it's something I'm used to. It's probably harder to get used to a small screen than keep trying to improvise on where to fit it.
    Iphone = big no, I have 5 as a work phone and I really hate it. Even with the new iOS8. Android is nice for extreme customization but it's too extreme.
    I also love heavier phones, Note 3 is almost too light. The difference is only about 40g so that's not a big issue I think.
    I really, really prefer the design on 930, but I went with 1520 because I decided to buy a slim wallet that will cover most of the phone. I don't think 1520 design is ugly, just nothing special. I wanted a yellow one but saw in some video that the damage is much more visible on a bright color than black for example (I'm not very careful with phones). And I intend to keep my 1520 until 1530/1620 comes out. I just couldn't wait.

    Any suggestions on a nice looking wallet with a credit card holder?
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    09-22-2014 12:03 PM
  13. berty6294's Avatar
    I think you'd rather keep your wallet and phone in two separate pockets lol
    09-22-2014 12:06 PM
  14. Nebel's Avatar
    I know, but since I already owned a Note 3 for a year now, when my back right pocket felt light I knew that I didn't have my phone with me. I was always able to notice it. Probably going to do the same with 1520.
    And I don't use money etc, it's 2 credit cards and a driver license. And I like to have everything in one place.

    Also, I think that I ordered 1520.3, hopefully. The one I bought had "wireless charging and LTE" in specifications.
    09-22-2014 12:10 PM
  15. phasar's Avatar
    The 1520 has a defective screen, you may want to take that into consideration.
    09-22-2014 12:45 PM
  16. flapadlr's Avatar
    I haven't seen anyone mention it here yet, so I want to tell you there is NO handwriting recognition for the 1520. That amazing feature of the Note3 is not there. It's the thing that blew me away about the Note3 and I assumed it would be available on the 1520. Not. There. Can't even find a third party app. If this does not matter to you, enjoy your 1520.
    09-22-2014 12:46 PM
  17. Blacklac's Avatar
    The 1520 has a defective screen, you may want to take that into consideration.
    ?
    09-22-2014 12:47 PM
  18. Felix Bank's Avatar
    The 1520 has a defective screen, you may want to take that into consideration.
    That's a bold statement. Mine is perfect. Better than the 930 that I had in my opinion.
    09-22-2014 12:50 PM
  19. Nebel's Avatar
    I haven't seen anyone mention it here yet, so I want to tell you there is NO handwriting recognition for the 1520. That amazing feature of the Note3 is not there. It's the thing that blew me away about the Note3 and I assumed it would be available on the 1520. Not. There. Can't even find a third party app. If this does not matter to you, enjoy your 1520.
    Another feature of Note 3 I will not miss. I very seldom used the pen to write something, and even then, my handwriting looked terrible. That tech still has a way to go before it can replace pen and paper.
    09-22-2014 01:22 PM
  20. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    actually the 930 is the one which has had the most hardware failures in the forums these days surprisingly
    frankly id get the 1520 if i were you,its a proven device
    not that 930 is bad but its a concern given the number of issues reported each day
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    09-22-2014 01:22 PM
  21. Karthik Naik'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.
    op-wants a windows phone only and no android
    everyone else- suggests windows phones only
    read the original post
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    09-22-2014 01:24 PM
  22. Nebel's Avatar
    Hardware failures don't concern me. If it's broken, I will send it back and get a new phone. Besides, as I mentioned earlier, I think that I ordered a 1520.3 which should be more refined and not have the first batch issues.

    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.
    09-22-2014 01:27 PM
  23. mhans311's Avatar
    I think you made a good choice. That phone is too big for me but if I were in the market for a large phone that would most likely be my choice. It's a nice looking phone.
    09-22-2014 03:02 PM
  24. kristalsoldier'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.
    Last edited by kristalsoldier; 09-22-2014 at 06:37 PM.
    09-22-2014 05:33 PM
  25. salmanahmad's Avatar
    op-wants a windows phone only and no android
    everyone else- suggests windows phones only
    read the original post
    I said "maybe". He wanted a balanced screen size so I just told him some options, I didn't shove then down his throat.
    09-22-2014 09:25 PM
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