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  1. Don Geronimo's Avatar
    As much as I love my 1520, I'm chomping at the bit for a new flagship in the near future. However, unless they offer a 1520-sized phone that can support a pressure-sensitive stylus (it would make OneNote all sorts of awesome), or a 'normal' sized phone with the megapixel or tech of the 1520/1020, I might feel a little jilted. It doesn't help my desire for a new flagship that the past two 1520s I got all succumbed to the annoying touchscreen issues, and that I irrationally fault the hardware for not being able to take my lifestyle.
    04-17-2015 09:19 PM
  2. MrGoodSmith's Avatar
    I will have to consider several factors in the next MS flagship before I decide if I should farewell my 1520. Micro SD is a must. I don't want to compromise on the RAM and phone storage either. I might settle for a less-than-20MP camera if other specs wow me, and CPU/chipset better be faster to handle WP10. I am hoping it's a 1080p screen, although I don't mind it below 6".
    04-17-2015 11:40 PM
  3. multo's Avatar
    Just as how the other members say it, only if it will be really an upgrade. Better hardware here and there, etc. I normally change phones yearly but when I bought the 1520 and used it, it's already a year and 4 months for me and I'm still loving it. So it'll be hard to simply ditch unless it's really gonna be an upgrade.
    04-18-2015 12:25 AM
  4. James8561's Avatar
    Yea I agree with 5.5-5.7" being the ideal phablet size (like Note 4) as 6" is a bit too big and I find that makes me more prone to drop it or it falls out of my pocket. Also since it has hit the ground so much I feel like the phone isn't super stable anymore (software wise) so I need a new one

    Also it would be super cool if Microsoft put in some N-trig tech so my Surface pen can work with Lumia
    Last edited by James8561; 04-18-2015 at 04:39 AM.
    04-18-2015 03:21 AM
  5. d3ac0n's Avatar
    I recently sold my 1520 and went with a 640XL waiting for the next flagship.If it 'll have active digitizer support (Wacom/N-Trig), 6" at least and can be docked to use a external display, keyboard and mouse I will buy it. I not, I will see what the other ecosystems offer and go from there
    04-18-2015 04:45 AM
  6. hotphil's Avatar
    Start looking.
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    04-18-2015 05:04 AM
  7. d3ac0n's Avatar
    Start looking.
    Head of Microsoft Mobiles division? Insider? Or just pissed?
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    04-18-2015 06:03 AM
  8. Paul1266's Avatar
    I recently sold my 1520 and went with a 640XL waiting for the next flagship.If it 'll have active digitizer support (Wacom/N-Trig), 6" at least and can be docked to use a external display, keyboard and mouse I will buy it. I not, I will see what the other ecosystems offer and go from there
    Why? What does the 640XL have over the 1520? I'm intrigued. I have owned or own all of the 20 series lumias plus the 930, 830 and 735 so I think I have a pretty good idea what each has to offer. The 1520 is top of the pile. I shall be keeping mine until the battery gives out (and its not showing any signs yet!)
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    04-18-2015 06:15 AM
  9. hotphil's Avatar
    Head of Microsoft Mobiles division?
    Nah. Not yet. Heck, if I was (even for 2 weeks) they'd be in a helluva better place now, short, and long term.
    Insider?
    Nope
    Or just pissed?
    On my fifth, glorious, imported Peroni on this fine autumn evening. But not pissed.
    Just a realist who hates to see people wait out for something that just ain't gonna happen. Why disappoint yourself? Just head out to the market and buy the best that's there.
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    04-18-2015 06:58 AM
  10. sanjula01's Avatar
    Of course!
    04-18-2015 07:17 AM
  11. d3ac0n's Avatar
    Why? What does the 640XL have over the 1520? I'm intrigued. I have owned or own all of the 20 series lumias plus the 930, 830 and 735 so I think I have a pretty good idea what each has to offer. The 1520 is top of the pile. I shall be keeping mine until the battery gives out (and its not showing any signs yet!)
    It has nothing over the 1520. I just wanted a smaller device, with dual sim option. I till carry my Icon as a daily driver though
    HeyCori likes this.
    04-18-2015 07:47 AM
  12. akthelonelyman's Avatar
    Hi akthelonelyman *smiles*

    You might consider a Windows tablet instead of that Ipad. I have had a pair of Dell Venue 8 Pro and a pair of ASUS ME400C tablets for more that a year and love them. When Win10 comes, I'll update them from Win8.1.
    I own an Acer w4-820(64gb)... Its a reasonably good tablet.. But lack of touch optimized apps is a draw back.. Yeah u get the legacy windows apps but using it on a 8 inch screen is not a great experience.Again even the office apps are not touch optimized except one note.
    So i think since even microsoft is focusing more on iOS why waste time hoping for good stuff when its already available with better support....
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    04-18-2015 09:35 AM
  13. jomarr's Avatar
    Depends on the phone.

    My 1520 is still a flagship to me. BUT if the flagship offers audio quality on par with HTC phones, I'm in. But then again if it doesn't have an SD card slot, it's a no-go for me. A card slot is important for me. I don't have much apps on my phone but I do have lots and lots of music and photos. I don't care about security either since I don't take private photos with my bae. Basically, you can go and browse my phone without finding something shocking unless you consider photos of cats disturbing, then it's all good.
    04-18-2015 10:18 AM
  14. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Unfortunately no.

    First, the moneyz. Those things cost man, and I ain't made of gold. I bought my L1520 a year ago, and the busted out another ~$200 for a screen replacement.

    Second, I don't think they'll push out something truly revolutionary. All I expect is a newer processor and Windows 10.
    If they however put out something that will trully blow me away, and combine EVERYTHING that I don't like on the 1520, then I may consider it.

    And third, I don't feel like changing phones that fast. I barely got used to this baby, hold on. Also it was a flagship, it can survive for the next 3 years I guarantee!
    It will run Windows 10 like a charm, and the next version also. Untill it gets rekt by the time (or something else), I'm holding on to it.

    I'll probably buy the ~2017 flagship. But who knows what may happen meanwhile.
    04-18-2015 02:56 PM
  15. Adeel 360's Avatar
    I love my 1520 and unless there are some crazy specs, I wouldn't upgrade
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    04-18-2015 03:23 PM
  16. andraeseus's Avatar
    I just don't see how the flagship can/will top the 1520. especially since it will be MS hardware which imo is not so great. the surface pro 2 is more stable than the surface pro 3 despite it having better specs (the sp3 that is) it sounds like a jet engine more often than not and is buggy. SP2 is not. I have no clue how a MS hw device will perform and not sure I want to find out. I will let the beta testers give it a spin first and then see. I do not trust Microsoft 1st 2nd, and 4th shots at anything.3rd shot seems to be the charm for them. my 1520 is undeniably the BEST phone I have ever used. I don't see MS topping it. I see them mocking it and making huge sacrifices in functionality to appease zombies who won't appreciate it anyway.
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    04-21-2015 12:19 PM
  17. andraeseus's Avatar
    Unfortunately no.

    First, the moneyz. Those things cost man, and I ain't made of gold. I bought my L1520 a year ago, and the busted out another ~$200 for a screen replacement.

    Second, I don't think they'll push out something truly revolutionary. All I expect is a newer processor and Windows 10.
    If they however put out something that will trully blow me away, and combine EVERYTHING that I don't like on the 1520, then I may consider it.

    And third, I don't feel like changing phones that fast. I barely got used to this baby, hold on. Also it was a flagship, it can survive for the next 3 years I guarantee!
    It will run Windows 10 like a charm, and the next version also. Untill it gets rekt by the time (or something else), I'm holding on to it.

    I'll probably buy the ~2017 flagship. But who knows what may happen meanwhile.
    where'd you get your screen replaced at Ma Rio? also, the new one.. is it just as good as the old one?
    04-21-2015 12:20 PM
  18. Ma Rio's Avatar
    where'd you get your screen replaced at Ma Rio? also, the new one.. is it just as good as the old one?
    A local repair-shop. The guy said the display is original, though I've heard from other repair guys that it's not the case. A lot of spare parts are labeled as original and they're actually not. But the screen works pretty well. I haven't experienced any bugs (except one minor thing which I'm not sure it's because of the new screen).

    HOWEVER, it has a little smudge in the top right corner (not so noticeable, and it also doesn't cover any sensors, so it's nothing to worry about). Also, IDK if it's related to the new screen or something other (the guy who repaired it for me told that it's probably because the phone was off a long time, and who knows what other part got damaged from the fall), but my Windows key doesn't work right. Most of the times it acts as if I pressed the back button. Not a huge problem, but it can be frustrating.

    All in all, it will never be the same as when it was new. You can only expect flawless work from a new device. Everything else is just making a Frankenstein, and it will fail eventually.
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    04-21-2015 04:15 PM
  19. threewulfmoon's Avatar
    I really like my 1520. I bought mine used a few months ago and it is a really nice phone. However, I'm interested to see just what Microsoft introduces as the next flagship. I'd like to see a 5.7 inch screen with N-Trig digitizer (so it will use the Surface Pen), a camera that is at least as good as the 1520, a top-shelf processor, and expandable storage. Unlocked at $649. I'd say at least a couple of those is possible. The digitizer support would probably pull me away from the 1520, but if it didn't have it, I might stay put a while longer.
    04-21-2015 11:36 PM
  20. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    From what has been turning up this last month there is an unknown windows 10 phone out there at 5.7 inches but thats all we know.

    Ma Rio is the phone an AT&T branded one? If so did this "original" screen have the at&t logo on it? Other than that there is no quick easy way to tell if the screen was OEM.
    04-23-2015 04:14 PM
  21. Jcmg62's Avatar
    I was an early 1520 adopter and have had mine since December 2013, so I'm due an upgrade at the end of the year.

    That said, I agree with most of the comments here; the 1520 is an awesome phone and is as relevant today as it was 18 months ago. In fact, I still consider it a flagship device in many respects. In hardware terms, I think it's still the top performer in the Lumia range.

    The fact that it'll be fully upgradeable to W10 means that theoretically it'll be a rebirth of a still totally relevant high end device.

    So what would make me change/upgrade.......one incredibly annoying fault with the 1520 is the swipe/touch gesture issue. This is something that still annoys the hell out of me. In nearly 18 months of owning the device I still get totally bugged out by it. I've read a thousand articles and forums on the subject and the fact is its virtually unfixable as its a hardware design flaw.

    The swipe/touch mess is the only fault I've ever come across in an otherwise brilliant phone, but it is annoying enough to make me want to upgrade to the next flagship
    04-26-2015 03:40 AM
  22. Muhammad Farouk's Avatar
    Sorry ... just passing through :)

    Anyway, Finally I can say that I'm truly ready to ditch my 1520 forever and any related device past or coming.. even after trying Win10..
    I've been always supportive and patient.. but not anymore.
    So I think I will put it to sleep and store it somewhere and keep it like this for a year and then maybe I'd give it a try -before throwing it away- with the new updates that most likely would still be faulty and just stupid.

    What a relief :) ..feels good to never have to search for an answer again that's just not there.
    04-26-2015 06:41 AM
  23. paulxxwall's Avatar
    What's killing me is that att no longer has 1520 . My screen is cracked and ready for upgrade and none in site. Its not att fault they want to sell me a new phone but one I'd like .
    04-26-2015 07:06 AM
  24. Vic Nair's Avatar
    The new flagship need to outclass my 1520 in every way before I consider replacing it.
    04-26-2015 07:11 AM
  25. albertico's Avatar
    I'd dump it for whatever can replace it, no questions asked. Especially with the battery issue that arose since Denim--surprised to see no one here bring it up...all of you are perfectly fine with battery use on Denim?
    04-27-2015 04:16 PM
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