1. bo_woods's Avatar
    The green Nokia Lumia 1520, the one exclusive to AT&T came out post spring 2014 ( I can't seem to find the exact availability), making these green 1520's much newer than the old 2013 ones in circulation.

    So my question is are these newer Lumia 1520's free of the "ghost taps"?? If you have a 1520 that was made later in 2014 around this time, do you have "ghost taps"??

    I really want to go back to the 1520, but I am so afraid of buying one that'll have bad "ghost taps", because if I get a plagued 1520, not only will it be a pain to use, but I'll most likely have to sell it for less than what I paid for it, and then have just lost money.

    Will the Microsoft store even tend to people with "ghost taps"??
    Last edited by bo_woods; 06-04-2015 at 09:38 AM.
    06-03-2015 05:01 PM
  2. TheBadGuy_88's Avatar
    I got one, I have absolutely no ghost taps. My 1520.3 before it never had it either, then again I never put it in my front pocket. When touch sensitivity is on high as you can imagine the screen is super sensitive to the point where it may appear to be an issue but it's just a feature that can be turned off. I keep my touch sensitivity on normal and I have absolutely no ghost radios on my GREEN 1520
    bo_woods likes this.
    06-04-2015 11:59 AM
  3. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    I have yet to locate any green plasti-dip locally.
    06-04-2015 12:11 PM
  4. bo_woods's Avatar
    I have yet to locate any green plasti-dip locally.
    You don't need it. The 1520 is sold in green lol. You didn't know that??? I'm really surprised...
    06-04-2015 12:47 PM
  5. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    You don't need it. The 1520 is sold in green lol. You didn't know that??? I'm really surprised...
    I paint my white one different colors with plasti-dip because I'm slightly insane. I was aware of the green model.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-04-2015 01:12 PM
  6. bo_woods's Avatar
    I paint my white one different colors with plasti-dip because I'm slightly insane. I was aware of the green model.
    Oh, what colors have you dyed it? If u have an odd color on now could u share pics?
    06-04-2015 01:21 PM
  7. heywhitmarsh's Avatar
    I had the green one, had the swipe/tap issue horribly.
    Sent it in to Nokia Repair here in the US so it could be fixed.
    Three weeks later, still hadn't gotten it back so I called support. They said they couldn't find the repair status. Another week goes by and they ship me a white one back. :(
    06-04-2015 10:04 PM
  8. bo_woods's Avatar
    I had the green one, had the swipe/tap issue horribly.
    Sent it in to Nokia Repair here in the US so it could be fixed.
    Three weeks later, still hadn't gotten it back so I called support. They said they couldn't find the repair status. Another week goes by and they ship me a white one back. :(
    Sorry to hear that... Did you keep it in your front pocket often?
    06-04-2015 10:21 PM
  9. Sunstorming's Avatar
    Ghost taps are solved by an update which was released long ago, and if you are really ham fisted (see: me) turn off glance screen and high sensitivity and its fine.
    06-05-2015 04:41 PM
  10. heywhitmarsh's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that... Did you keep it in your front pocket often?
    I keep it in my front pocket all the time, but I have big pockets and the phone isn't under any pressure at all really.
    06-07-2015 02:21 PM
  11. bo_woods's Avatar
    Ghost taps are solved by an update which was released long ago, and if you are really ham fisted (see: me) turn off glance screen and high sensitivity and its fine.
    What is ham fisted?
    06-07-2015 03:09 PM
  12. bo_woods's Avatar
    I keep it in my front pocket all the time, but I have big pockets and the phone isn't under any pressure at all really.
    Do you still currently use the Nokia Lumia 1520 ??
    06-07-2015 03:10 PM
  13. Sunstorming's Avatar
    What is ham fisted?
    Clumsy with sorta big fingers / hands
    06-07-2015 04:31 PM
  14. heywhitmarsh's Avatar
    Ghost taps are solved by an update which was released long ago, and if you are really ham fisted (see: me) turn off glance screen and high sensitivity and its fine.
    Ghost taps were most definitely not solved by a update. It is still very much a problem on a lot of 1520s.
    06-07-2015 06:38 PM
  15. heywhitmarsh's Avatar
    Do you still currently use the Nokia Lumia 1520 ??
    It's in repair temporarily, because the camera sensor has a white section at the bottom.
    And since I'm in the US, it will take a month or so before I get it back from repair.
    06-07-2015 06:42 PM
  16. bo_woods's Avatar
    It's in repair temporarily, because the camera sensor has a white section at the bottom.
    And since I'm in the US, it will take a month or so before I get it back from repair.
    A MONTH?!?!?!

    I'm in the U.S also and I've had to send my old 925 into Nokia repair to be repaired, I would always get a free UPS two day shipping label for it to be sent to Fort Worth, Texas repair center and then it would be on its way back within days... and that was only maybe a month before the Nokia website was completely finished being transformed into a Microsoft branded site
    06-07-2015 08:03 PM
  17. heywhitmarsh's Avatar
    A MONTH?!?!?!

    I'm in the U.S also and I've had to send my old 925 into Nokia repair to be repaired, I would always get a free UPS two day shipping label for it to be sent to Fort Worth, Texas repair center and then it would be on its way back within days... and that was only maybe a month before the Nokia website was completely finished being transformed into a Microsoft branded site
    Well I did get free UPS shipping, but where I live nothing is ever two day shipping. I've sent my 1520 into the repair facility like 4 times, and it's spent about 3-4 weeks at the repair facility each time, and the screen issue was never fixed.(it was worse than the generic swipe/tap issue; touching the top left of the screen would activate cortana or scroll wildly). I bought my green 1520 at Christmas, and I have yet to have it working properly, since after about 4 times sending it back to fix the screen issue they replaced it with a white one that has a faulty camera sensor. (the bottom 10% or so of the sensor fades to white). My experience with their repair center has been an absolute joke and it's completely soured my experience with windows phone.
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-08-2015 12:30 AM
  18. vsmh96's Avatar
    Well I did get free UPS shipping, but where I live nothing is ever two day shipping. I've sent my 1520 into the repair facility like 4 times, and it's spent about 3-4 weeks at the repair facility each time, and the screen issue was never fixed.(it was worse than the generic swipe/tap issue; touching the top left of the screen would activate cortana or scroll wildly). I bought my green 1520 at Christmas, and I have yet to have it working properly, since after about 4 times sending it back to fix the screen issue they replaced it with a white one that has a faulty camera sensor. (the bottom 10% or so of the sensor fades to white). My experience with their repair center has been an absolute joke and it's completely soured my experience with windows phone.
    Ive got a similar experience. It took them 1 month and a few days to get it repaired. When i got it back it had dust in the camera and a tiny missing part on my sim card holder. Sent it in again, solved. Then the plastic didnt seem as solid as before and was making annoying noises (suspect that the guy forcefully opened it), sent it in again, said i had to pay Rm276.50, declined and got MS to help. Rectified the issue but now flash doesnt work on the new case, sending it in today which will be my 7th visit and i hope nothing goes wrong anymore, getting so tired of this. By the way im using a 920 (Malaysia).

    Also, these care centers are usually just 'Authorised' and not owned by Nokia/MS.
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-08-2015 12:56 AM
  19. bo_woods's Avatar
    Ive got a similar experience. It took them 1 month and a few days to get it repaired. When i got it back it had dust in the camera and a tiny missing part on my sim card holder. Sent it in again, solved. Then the plastic didnt seem as solid as before and was making annoying noises (suspect that the guy forcefully opened it), sent it in again, said i had to pay Rm276.50, declined and got MS to help. Rectified the issue but now flash doesnt work on the new case, sending it in today which will be my 7th visit and i hope nothing goes wrong anymore, getting so tired of this. By the way im using a 920 (Malaysia).

    Also, these care centers are usually just 'Authorised' and not owned by Nokia/MS.
    This is exactly why I am SO GRATEFUL to have a local Microsoft store where costumer service is excellent and a lot of times you can walk out with a replacement the same day if your having issues... (with a fairly popular & promoted Device of course (surface 3/pro3, any modern Lumia device, etc), so don't expect to walk in with some international Chinese windows phone and walk out with a replacement, or even any form of help)...

    I was once having an issue with my Surface keyboard, and they quickly replaced it for me without even asking any more than two questions! The worker was even nice enough to let me choose a different color!

    Another time my surface had a dead pixel, and they gave me a new one, restored it from my old backup, and even gave me refreshments while I waited.

    Not to mention both my Surface Pro 3 & it's Type Cover 3 were bought online from a third party seller.

    They didn't ask to see any proof of the device being in warranty or anything either. They just got straight to helping.
    vsmh96 likes this.
    06-08-2015 01:31 AM

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