02-01-2015 06:17 PM
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  1. UptownWebhead's Avatar
    Been contemplating giving up my Moto X for a BlackBerry Passport. But recently saw some 1520.3's come back in stock so that would be the perfect model to get since I'm on T-Mobile. I'm praying Windows 10 turns out to be everything I hope so I won't have a wasted 1520. Anyway, is it still a good buy?

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    Last edited by rebelscan; 01-12-2015 at 01:15 PM.
    01-12-2015 01:04 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    It is a good buy but the 1520.3 is quite pricey over at B&H Photo Video. Try getting a used one on the Marketplace here or on Swappa. I have an AT&T unlocked one which will get HSPA/HSPA+ if you are interested.

    Good luck.
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    01-12-2015 02:08 PM
  3. UptownWebhead's Avatar
    I'd rather pay $500 at B&H and know I can buy with extended warranty. With added bonus of being 32GB, with wireless charging, and guaranteed LTE support on T-Mobile.

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    01-12-2015 10:00 PM
  4. playtrix's Avatar
    There is no better phone. Plus the 20 MP camera makes me happy on a daily basis.
    01-12-2015 10:09 PM
  5. Dhileepudu Jambula's Avatar
    Yes it is...just go for it...:)
    01-12-2015 10:13 PM
  6. Alec Kong's Avatar
    (I have a Lumia Icon and it last me a full day with medium usage. Meaning surfing the web for about 4-5 hours, playing some games sometimes for about 30 mins, and social media for 2-3 hours. Calling not much, usually 10-15 mins a day max. I like texting more.) My sister has a Lumia 1520 and it last her 2-3 days uncharged with a lot of YouTube and web browsing and social media. But if she plays a lot a lot of videos that day it will last her for about a full day or 2. But if you're expecting a lot of games then windows phone is not for you.
    01-12-2015 10:15 PM
  7. UptownWebhead's Avatar
    I really want to purchase but I'm a bit turned off by the fact that Windows 10 likely won't arrive until Q4 2015 at best, making the device basically 2 years old. I'm torn.

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    01-13-2015 05:33 PM
  8. pwrof3's Avatar
    I would say wait for the Windows 10 briefing on the 21st and see what 10 will look like on phones. All current 8.1 phones will be able to update to 10, but who knows what type of new hardware will be available and what limitations the older phones will have.
    01-13-2015 09:37 PM
  9. mowinemdown's Avatar
    I would pass on the 1520. There are simply too many unknowns with windows 10 and too many hardware issues with the 1520 to risk your hard earned money on it blindly.
    01-13-2015 09:44 PM
  10. mowinemdown's Avatar
    This site is goofy. Cuts off my replies
    01-13-2015 09:45 PM
  11. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    Just moved from my 830 to the 1520 and it has made a world of difference to me. Other differences aside, the 1520 doubles up as a mini-mini tablet, which helps me a lot - in terms of reading, doing web-related things etc. The internals - better by far than the 830 - are robust enough and while I have no proof of any kind, which is only another way of saying that I am just being speculative, I think they will do quite well in a Windows 10 world till at least the 1stQ of 2016 at which point an upgrade will become essential.

    Needless to say that I bought mine - on the recommendation of a kindly member on Reddit - for 252 (including shipping) brand new, which made it a lot more palatable that I had originally imagined.

    I would say that if you got a good price and the phone was either new or in very good shape, then buy it (and pray that the reported h/w problems do not plague you - I've had mine for 24 hours only and I am being optimistic about my device...why would I not be )!

    Good luck!
    01-14-2015 02:23 AM
  12. aximtreo's Avatar
    This site is goofy. Cuts off my replies
    I hesitate to say this but it might have something to do with something you said.

    There is no unknown for Windows 10 and the 1520. Microsoft has stated definitively that any WP running WP 8 or higher will be able to run WP 10. And what hardware issues are you referring to? Some and I repeat SOME, 1520's have a touch problem. It doesn't seem to be on all but some of the 1520's.

    As for not buying the 1520, it's among three WP's that are absolutely safe to buy at this time; the 1520, the 930/icon and I believe the 830. They make full use of the Denim upgrade and will have as much or more functionality in WP 10 as any phone.
    01-14-2015 04:18 PM
  13. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    I hesitate to say this but it might have something to do with something you said.

    There is no unknown for Windows 10 and the 1520. Microsoft has stated definitively that any WP running WP 8 or higher will be able to run WP 10. And what hardware issues are you referring to? Some and I repeat SOME, 1520's have a touch problem. It doesn't seem to be on all but some of the 1520's.

    As for not buying the 1520, it's among three WP's that are absolutely safe to buy at this time; the 1520, the 930/icon and I believe the 830. They make full use of the Denim upgrade and will have as much or more functionality in WP 10 as any phone.
    Of the three phones that you list, the 830, while definitely will move to WP10, is also the weakest. The 930/ Icon and the 1520 - at least specwise - appear to be the best bets.
    01-15-2015 09:34 AM
  14. Marcin Dabrowsky's Avatar
    I bought my first 1520.3 in August. Had touch sensitivity issues. Bought a second one was fine. Sold for note 4. Got tired of Google again (don't trust them with my privacy) bought a white 1520.3 again last week, screen issues. They're replacing for another one.
    I have no reservations that it still is the best windows phone you can get. I also tried the m8.
    Btw, had 2 passports. Love them, will get one to play with eventually as a second phone but not a good choice for me for a primary phone.

    I am a phoneaholic and had every flagship by every company. Currently typing this on a z3.
    pwrof3 likes this.
    01-18-2015 06:54 PM
  15. vincechan's Avatar
    I've had my 1520 since April 2014. Back then for me it was a decision between the 1520 and the 1020. The specs of the 1520 were the deciding factor back then. In my opinion, it's a decent device now, even though there's always going to be that nagging feeling that something new will be released that'll be "better". I think the whole thing with Windows 10 is still an unknown right now; if you can wait until there's a definite yes/no about being able to update, it might be best to hold out until then. I'd expect that the 1520 would be fine, though.
    GrayW0lf likes this.
    01-19-2015 07:11 AM
  16. lumiarna's Avatar
    I would get the 1520. For me personally it does all I need. Great camera and SD card with a lovely big screen. That's enough for me and I can't see what the next new phones will offer apart from better processors and more internal ram... But for me... This phone will last for years personally. All I need is my phone for web, calls and music... Since that's going to be in all phones I have no need to get the latest model a few years down the line.
    GrayW0lf likes this.
    01-19-2015 08:01 AM
  17. ieiejdbx's Avatar
    NO, 1520 has touchscreen problems, I change mine for Lumia 630 til 1530 o 1030 release.
    01-19-2015 09:51 AM
  18. Geddeeee's Avatar
    The 1520 has ALWAYS been a great buy. Excellent phone. You won't be sorry!!!!
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    01-19-2015 12:16 PM
  19. JennyTan's Avatar
    I bought 1520.3 back around August, 2014. Just love it. No touch screen issue. Black Friday bought 635 for $39 to pair it with 1520 using 635's LTE internet sharing. So now I can make phone call while browsing the web. Very convenient. I have been showcasing to my friends and they started to think about the 1520.
    01-19-2015 12:35 PM
  20. vincechan's Avatar
    The touchscreen problem is annoying (I'd hope that it's a software issue rather than a hardware-related one, but, on my device at least, it still hasn't been sorted). I wouldn't say its a deal breaker as such, but that's just my opinion. I think more of an issue is the decision of whether someone wants to use a larger phablet-sized service or a smaller one that can be used more easily with a single hand. I recently bought a cheap Xperia Android for mobile development testing and found the 4" screen to be a lot easier to handle. That said, the screen size and clarity of the 1520 still impresses folk! ;)
    01-19-2015 12:39 PM
  21. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    Had 3 .3's in the past. All had double tap issues. Have a green ATT version and have ZERO double tap issues. If you are in the US and in the market for a 1520, get one for $200 from Gazelles eBay store. 14 day return policy if you aren't happy. The carrier versions don't have double tap issues. The .3's do. Sad.
    01-19-2015 06:17 PM
  22. cptlo306's Avatar
    Had 3 .3's in the past. All had double tap issues. Have a green ATT version and have ZERO double tap issues. If you are in the US and in the market for a 1520, get one for $200 from Gazelles eBay store. 14 day return policy if you aren't happy. The carrier versions don't have double tap issues. The .3's do. Sad.
    Not true. I've got an AT&T one that I bought when they came out. It has the issue. I just bought a used .3 from someone on here and it doesn't have the issue.
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    01-19-2015 06:24 PM
  23. typhon62_1's Avatar
    If you can wait a month or two I'd wait. Until we hear more about WP10 I'd hate to buy any current WP phone.
    01-19-2015 06:39 PM
  24. seb_r's Avatar
    The 1520 has a major issue with thouchscreen which is not a faulty component but a design flaw which affects every device, just more or less serious and completely ignored by Nokia / MS. No official statement or fix until today! Another things that is complained about is shaky camera which is fixed by replacing the camera module.
    If this phone works flawless it is able to give you the best user experience of any WP devices.
    So if you wanna get it, make sure it is from a reputable seller where you can return / refund it without hassle. Also avoid those extra cheap offers since they are likely imported devices that are not under warranty in your region. Well don't believe what all WP fanboys say here but, bybuying this device, you asking for trouble somehow. It is evidence if you read across forums.
    About the next version of WP; I would not guarantee that the 1520 receives it. Not every device that is capable in terms of hardware also receives the latest OS.
    Akuji_ism likes this.
    01-20-2015 04:01 AM
  25. Marcin Dabrowsky's Avatar
    Received the latest white .3 from bh and sadly still touch issues. I am convinced every single handset had them to some degree. I've been through 5. Ordered tmos m8 2 days ago and stayed using yesterday. My second one and Happy with the phone plus I can pay over time. That $636 tag is a little ridiculous for end of life product but it's the only other phone vs the 1520 I was considering because I'm a spec *****.

    I will be watching today to see what msft intends to do moving forward. They need to release a flagship soon.

    Btw I went from one plus to note 4 to xperia z3. I give up on google. Don't trust them with my privacy.

    Windows phone needs to enable full phone encryption, that's a giant missing feature.
    01-21-2015 09:56 AM
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