12-18-2014 08:05 PM
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  1. Inferati's Avatar
    I'm considering buying a 1520 since my 925 is crapping out. Is it worth it at this point? Or would it be best to wait until they release different ones? Anyone know when they'll be making new releases btw?
    12-16-2014 11:20 AM
  2. Inferati's Avatar
    I mean im getting it off Craigslist and is 250. Really just need a phone soon because my 925 is starting to fail. So im thinking of going back to my 521 or upgrade to a 1520 :)
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    12-16-2014 11:32 AM
  3. Abhishek P's Avatar
    The one M8 is also a pretty awesome device if you'd wanna consider it.
    IMO, wait till Microsoft's big event in January about Windows 10.
    Who knows, we may see a new flagship then
    12-16-2014 11:34 AM
  4. plot_almighty's Avatar
    The 1520 is still the best WP to date. Others may argue that but no one who decides on it has regretted it. As for your last question, well, that's been on everyone's mind here.

    Me, I want the 1520, but my 920 is still running like a freaking champ. I'm going to wait until it stops getting updates before I decide to switch.
    12-16-2014 11:35 AM
  5. crunkizzlekid's Avatar
    It most certainly worth it. Just go with it without second thought. (:
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    12-16-2014 11:35 AM
  6. Abhishek P's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 620, and im considering switching to a 730.
    But, is the 735 available here in India?
    12-16-2014 11:37 AM
  7. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    Those year old devices pretty much keeps up with anything on the market right now from any other platforms. The 1520 is a beast and more than holds its own. Plus its guaranteed to get Win10 when launched. Forget that nonsense about not buying it. It's still a worthy upgrade. Windows Phone is highly optimized and on par with ios is terms of resource management. Go for it.
    aximtreo likes this.
    12-16-2014 11:40 AM
  8. poken1151's Avatar
    At this point I generally question buying into WP.

    But that aside, if you can snag a good deal off ebay for a used one, say sub 250, I'd still bite. Yes, it's a year plus. However it was still the highest specced windows phone device, and still is, next only to the M8 in processing, and 1020 only for the camera. So it's still a good buy if gotten sub 250 (199, is my roof personally). But yea... we don't fully know what's coming at MWC, and even less about WP10/W10.

    May make it worth it... or not...
    etad putta likes this.
    12-16-2014 11:41 AM
  9. Inferati's Avatar
    I'm going to see if I can get the seller down $50 than I'll probably buy it. :D Netflix is gonna look awesome lol
    12-16-2014 11:51 AM
  10. nrnw's Avatar
    I briefly pondered on that question 3 weeks ago but decided to go for the 1520. Best decision :-). Amazing phone. I did chat with a Microsoft rep who clarified there was no 1525 or 1530 coming out in the near future. Also remember, Microsoft has confirmed 1520 will get the Win 10 update. That is huge for me as I have been a devoted Surface Pro 3 (and previously the Pro 2) user, so by next year, I will have Win 10 on both devices and I am done for a while :-). Absolutely no regrets on getting the 1520 - quite the opposite - now I wonder why I did not get it earlier.
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    12-16-2014 05:46 PM
  11. Inferati's Avatar
    I briefly pondered on that question 3 weeks ago but decided to go for the 1520. Best decision :-). Amazing phone. I did chat with a Microsoft rep who clarified there was no 1525 or 1530 coming out in the near future. Also remember, Microsoft has confirmed 1520 will get the Win 10 update. That is huge for me as I have been a devoted Surface Pro 3 (and previously the Pro 2) user, so by next year, I will have Win 10 on both devices and I am done for a while :-). Absolutely no regrets on getting the 1520 - quite the opposite - now I wonder why I did not get it earlier.
    Thank you very much for your insight! I have a question, how is the display? Vivid? Vibrant? But you guys have me all excited to get a 1520 now! :D
    12-16-2014 06:08 PM
  12. Just_Me's Avatar
    We have two 920's that are over two years old. Quick home WiFi, no resuming waits here and the 1520 is quicker to start with.
    I bought a 1520.3 this week.
    Is that the RM938? Where did you find it?
    12-16-2014 08:41 PM
  13. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Thank you very much for your insight! I have a question, how is the display? Vivid? Vibrant? But you guys have me all excited to get a 1520 now! :D
    It is IPS LCD in 1080p @ 367 pixels per inch. Beautiful. Natural tones without the over saturation of AMOLED. I really prefer IPS. With the Brightness and Color profile settings you can really dial the screen in to your preference. IPS has superior visibility over AMOLED in bright sunlight. The pixel density is very good. You would have to put the screen abnormally close to your eye to see any pixelization.

    Nokia Lumia 1520 - Full phone specifications
    xandros9, nrnw, Inferati and 2 others like this.
    12-16-2014 10:24 PM
  14. chuckdaly's Avatar
    I love my 1520. There is no smartphone on the market that I would trade it in for, but I wouldn't dream of buying one now, given how Microsoft is on the cusp of telling us about their mobile plans for Windows 10. While the 1520 has the best chance of getting the most Windows 10 features, its all speculation. Why not wait? I'd buy a cheap 520 or 635 and sit back and watch the show.
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    12-17-2014 08:06 AM
  15. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    If you're talking a somewhat cheap replacement for a dying phone, sure. If you're talking about getting locked into a contract with a carrier or paying the full $500+ for the device, absolutely not.
    snowmutt and etad putta like this.
    12-17-2014 01:22 PM
  16. dsimages's Avatar
    What's with this "Resuming" BS.
    No resuming here.

    The 1520 is worth every penny of 250. Especially if your coming from any other WP device.
    I paid 300 about a month ago for a mint condition 1520. No regrets what so ever. IMO, the 1520 out performs all other devices I've had. Including the LG G3 running ASOP.

    Screen - top notch
    Build - highest caliber
    Processing - smooth as butter
    Call quality - top notch
    Camera - top notch
    Size - takes getting use to

    I think flagships won't be released until mid to end of next year. So spending $250 on a high quality device that you will use for 8 months isn't bad call.
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    12-17-2014 08:46 PM
  17. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Absolutely, it will get better with the Denim update and also make sure the model your getting off craigs list is not the 16gb "gimped" AT&T model .
    If it is then I would suggest if you can get a hold of a 1520.3.
    snowmutt likes this.
    12-18-2014 04:40 AM
  18. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    I have no idea why folks are still hesitant on getting the 1520. I think its all but confirmed that no new flagships are due till late next year.. The 1520 and all other lumias will be getting denim firmware as well as Win10 when it rolls out too.. You can get a cheap 1520 on Ebay or right in the marketplace on Windows Central. Go for it. You got nothing to lose. Like I said before....the 1520 can still run with the big boys on either Android or ios.
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    12-18-2014 05:59 AM
  19. guinnsquirrel's Avatar
    This is the move I just took. I migrated from a 925 to a 1520, and totally love it. Its a great device in every way. Yes, its big, but its just so good.
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    12-18-2014 06:49 AM
  20. jomarr's Avatar
    Definitely.

    The 1520 is the best phone I ever had.
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    12-18-2014 08:35 AM
  21. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I have no idea why folks are still hesitant on getting the 1520. I think its all but confirmed that no new flagships are due till late next year.. The 1520 and all other lumias will be getting denim firmware as well as Win10 when it rolls out too.. You can get a cheap 1520 on Ebay or right in the marketplace on Windows Central. Go for it. You got nothing to lose. Like I said before....the 1520 can still run with the big boys on either Android or ios.
    1. It's nothing close to confirmed, as we could easily see something announced around build, since that would be around when the 1520 and 930/Icon would be due for replacements.
    2. I'd be irritated if I got a 1520 now, then something new was out in a few months, because it would have me in a crappy situation where I either have to wait an extra 6 months for my next upgrade, or I'd have to upgrade mid-life with devices now.
    3. After seeing my cousin's 1520 screen break from being in a pocket, it has me leery on its durability.
    4. Though the size of the 1520 doesn't outright bother me, I wouldn't like having to switch pockets to carry it (the pocket I carry my 920 in wouldn't fit a 1520).

    Anyway, I can't help but feel that 2014 started Microsoft's desire to get on-track with Android releases in the spring, as opposed to the iPhone one in the fall. With 2012 and 2013 (though the latter was mostly ignored), Microsoft was essentially in a position to release late-year stuff with the same hardware the competition (Samsung/HTC) had put out with Android 6 months earlier, so their devices kept coming out pseudo-obsolete (since the new stuff from the competition was only a few months away).
    12-18-2014 09:00 AM
  22. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Most definitely.

    1520 is the best Windows Phone you can buy aside from the Icon/930 :)
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    12-18-2014 09:05 AM
  23. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I have no idea why folks are still hesitant on getting the 1520. I think its all but confirmed that no new flagships are due till late next year.. The 1520 and all other lumias will be getting denim firmware as well as Win10 when it rolls out too.. You can get a cheap 1520 on Ebay or right in the marketplace on Windows Central. Go for it. You got nothing to lose. Like I said before....the 1520 can still run with the big boys on either Android or ios.
    I can understand not buying one. Its not uncommon for these to have serious screen and touch problems. If I thought it would happen to me, I would not have bought one. As it is, I did buy one and it did happen to me but the replacement has been great. After owning one, I would buy another in a heartbeat because the goodness is worth the risk of maybe having to replace it. But there was no way to really know that goodness without living with one. That and some people may be intolerant of problems regardless of the goodness which I can totally respect.
    snowmutt likes this.
    12-18-2014 09:53 AM
  24. snowmutt's Avatar
    I am happily pondering buying a L1520 or a M8 for Windows right now. Will buy the one I like the best without hesitation once I decide. No worries from this moderator.The screen, performance, support and price on the L1520 are all top end right now. No, I have zero reason to think that there will be a flagship device with Windows on it prior to W10 in September because there has been zero leaks to the contrary. So you will get at least 8-10 months of love from a L1520, plus a W10 update. I have zero doubt the big boned phone will be among the first to get the update. There is a lot of "zero doubts" involved with posts. So - yeah. Go get it. There are a ton of good L1520's for great prices.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-18-2014 11:31 AM
  25. Inferati's Avatar
    I am happily pondering buying a L1520 or a M8 for Windows right now. Will buy the one I like the best without hesitation once I decide. No worries from this moderator.The screen, performance, support and price on the L1520 are all top end right now. No, I have zero reason to think that there will be a flagship device with Windows on it prior to W10 in September because there has been zero leaks to the contrary. So you will get at least 8-10 months of love from a L1520, plus a W10 update. I have zero doubt the big boned phone will be among the first to get the update. There is a lot of "zero doubts" involved with posts. So - yeah. Go get it. There are a ton of good L1520's for great prices.
    Thanks! and thank you to everyone! Currently waiting for someone to put their 1520 up for sale in charlotte, NC in Craigslist. Moment someone does, im buying it :)
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    12-18-2014 04:00 PM
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