10-31-2014 10:36 AM
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  1. Asskickulater's Avatar
    I got mine on B&H and it was a good deal. I can confirm it was the 1520.3. The downside is that initially its in spanish or something, but its fairly easy to switch it to english. Its either the 2nd or 3rd screen after powering it up for the first time.
    ahaha, thats rather odd considering B&H is located in New York City
    10-28-2014 12:34 PM
  2. awilliams1701's Avatar
    That has to do with the fact that the 1520.3 is a Latin phone. It has nothing to do with B&H. Fortunately I can confirm it works on AT&T 100%. I get LTE and H+ depending on coverage.
    aximtreo likes this.
    10-28-2014 12:43 PM
  3. Asskickulater's Avatar
    That has to do with the fact that the 1520.3 is a Latin phone. It has nothing to do with B&H. Fortunately I can confirm it works on AT&T 100%. I get LTE and H+ depending on coverage.
    Really? why does latin get the global version D=
    10-28-2014 05:57 PM
  4. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Really? why does latin get the global version D=
    I don't think "global version" is a Nokia or MS term. So the question is more like, why do we call the 938 Latin version the Global version? If I had to guess, it would be that more frequencies and bands are in play there which makes that model easier to use anywhere. I think we should call it the O Negative version, not the global version.
    10-28-2014 07:21 PM
  5. tai4de2's Avatar
    I don't think "global version" is a Nokia or MS term. So the question is more like, why do we call the 938 Latin version the Global version? If I had to guess, it would be that more frequencies and bands are in play there which makes that model easier to use anywhere. I think we should call it the O Negative version, not the global version.
    It's simply the regional variant for numerous Latin American countries where unbranded devices are the norm. We're lucky that many Latin American countries -- unlike European and Asian ones -- happen to use some of the same frequency bands for UMTS and LTE as we do in North America.
    STXVI likes this.
    10-28-2014 07:25 PM
  6. Asskickulater's Avatar
    I don't think "global version" is a Nokia or MS term. So the question is more like, why do we call the 938 Latin version the Global version? If I had to guess, it would be that more frequencies and bands are in play there which makes that model easier to use anywhere. I think we should call it the O Negative version, not the global version.
    I know global version was an inaccurate term, I just didnt know what to call it since it had so many bands lol, we shall from this day fourth, call it the O Negative 1520

    It's simply the regional variant for numerous Latin American countries where unbranded devices are the norm. We're lucky that many Latin American countries -- unlike European and Asian ones -- happen to use some of the same frequency bands for UMTS and LTE as we do in North America.
    Amen to that!
    10-28-2014 11:00 PM
  7. awilliams1701's Avatar
    There are actually 2 global/international versions. The RM-938 and the RM-937. They both support a huge range of frequencies, but the frequencies they support are the exact opposite of the other. For example one of them might support the odd number LTE bands and the other supports the even numbered LTE bands. If you have both phones, you're mostly guaranteed that one or the other will always work.
    10-29-2014 11:40 AM
  8. STXVI's Avatar
    i don't think "global version" is a nokia or ms term. So the question is more like, why do we call the 938 latin version the global version? If i had to guess, it would be that more frequencies and bands are in play there which makes that model easier to use anywhere. I think we should call it the o negative version, not the global version.
    o negative...lol
    10-29-2014 11:55 AM
  9. awilliams1701's Avatar
    For some reason that makes me think of the south park episode where Cartman kept saying he's not just positive, he's HIV positive.
    JamesPTao likes this.
    10-29-2014 12:31 PM
  10. Asskickulater's Avatar
    i got it in today, I have to say, it really is bigger than you expect, as was recommended to me.. you really should go to a store and hold it in your hand before buying, but for me I love it, it really is stunning! I miss my 925's OLED display... but thats all.. everything else is simply amazing!
    10-29-2014 06:22 PM
  11. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I know global version was an inaccurate term, I just didnt know what to call it since it had so many bands lol, we shall from this day fourth, call it the O Negative 1520



    Amen to that!
    Its official name is unicorn.
    10-29-2014 07:02 PM
  12. JamesPTao's Avatar
    i got it in today, I have to say, it really is bigger than you expect, as was recommended to me.. you really should go to a store and hold it in your hand before buying, but for me I love it, it really is stunning! I miss my 925's OLED display... but thats all.. everything else is simply amazing!
    Jbl Bluetooth speaker with qi charging pad on top is a nice accesory. Just remember if you don't have a case on it with a rubber back to get one of the nonslip rubber pads people use for phones in cars so the bass doesn't make your phone vibrate the phone off the top if you're cranking it.
    10-29-2014 07:04 PM
  13. JennyTan's Avatar
    Search from amazon for iTALKonline SoftSkin 10 PACK with all 10 different colors.
    It is a silicone skin, easy to take off and put on. Change the color case with my mood. I put the phone in purse though.
    10-29-2014 08:06 PM
  14. awilliams1701's Avatar
    I've had 2 Lumias with OLEDs and they both burned in, in less than a year. After about a year the 928 was pretty bad looking. After only 8ish months the Icon was starting to get noticeable. I hate OLED for this reason and for this reason I don't think the technology will ever amount to anything. Unless we can make it SUPER cheap and disposable so that you can replace the screen in your TV or Phone at least once a year. Right now that's not only not the case, but OLEDs are more expensive than LCDs in TV sizes. I can't stand the technology. I hated plasma for the same reason (not to mention the pixels are blurrier than LCD pixels) Personally I don't see much of a difference between the image on the Icon and the image on my 1520.3. So LCD is perfectly fine.

    i got it in today, I have to say, it really is bigger than you expect, as was recommended to me.. you really should go to a store and hold it in your hand before buying, but for me I love it, it really is stunning! I miss my 925's OLED display... but thats all.. everything else is simply amazing!
    10-30-2014 10:35 AM
  15. Asskickulater's Avatar
    i see the difference plain as day D=

    also, I've never had any issues with oled, I keep reading about this, but not one of my devic es ever had it.. and I'm not exactly nice to my devices, i had the ZuneHD which because i loved the fancy animations, I set to never turn the display off.. so that was always running, and my 925 that is about a year old that I have glance always on with.. hmm... buuut preferences re preferences, the only place i really notice it on the 1520.3 is on the glance screen (compared to my 925.. it hardly feels worth enabling the glance screen on my 1520 D=) and on the start screen, it also has worse viewing angles, but that doesnt bug me as much as the black levels
    10-30-2014 05:21 PM
  16. awilliams1701's Avatar
    Actually the interesting thing about the OLED burn in is that when I got the 928 it had a max timeout of 5 minutes. After I got an (Amber?) update, it let me put it to never. I like to see the music art while listening to music. Since my Icon is still on black, 5 minutes is the longest you can set it to. So the fact that I can already see minor issues in it after only 8 months and it shuts off after 5 minutes proves just how terrible the technology is. I can't deny a brand new OLED looks great, but so does an LCD and while LCDs can get burn-ins (I've seen it) its temporary and will fade over time. Worst I've ever seen was it took 2 weeks to get the start button off the monitor. It was a work monitor that I don't have anymore.
    10-31-2014 10:36 AM
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