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  1. beman39's Avatar
    yea I luv that one... wish mine was that one ....
    GrayW0lf likes this.
    09-02-2015 08:26 PM
  2. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    ^^^ the AT&T does have 32GB but is very very very rare supposedly...
    Excessively so. That's why I actually forgot about it in my earlier post. Ah well. Good call out!
    Tom Snyder likes this.
    09-02-2015 09:58 PM
  3. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    yea I luv that one... wish mine was that one ....
    Me too.. But the Green variant being nice-looking somewhat makes up for the lack of capabilities for me. (I am fooling myself, yes. :) )
    09-02-2015 10:00 PM
  4. Jeff Merritt1's Avatar
    The only drawback I have found is if you have to get a replacement screen....the ground is not too forgiving on these phones. The replacement screens allegedly from Nokia lift and pull away from the frame which by no means is a good thing. I'm going on my third attempt now....fingers crossed as it is a wonderful phone! I am looking forward to the 950xl though...
    GrayW0lf likes this.
    09-03-2015 09:25 AM
  5. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    The only drawback I have found is if you have to get a replacement screen....the ground is not too forgiving on these phones. The replacement screens allegedly from Nokia lift and pull away from the frame which by no means is a good thing. I'm going on my third attempt now....fingers crossed as it is a wonderful phone! I am looking forward to the 950xl though...
    I had the exact same problem.. which is why I gave up on trying to repair my Yellow 1520 and bought the green "like new" used/unlocked phone that I'm working with now. (Full disclosure: I could not locate a replacement screen that did not cost less than $180 at that time, back around March of this year.)
    Jeff Merritt1 likes this.
    09-03-2015 10:42 AM
  6. Jeff Merritt1's Avatar
    Screens are much cheaper now about $100. However, according to my local fix-it store most suppliers stopped carrying the glass due to these issues. I'll just have him glue the thing down if it doesn't work again. I'm kind of over it...
    09-04-2015 12:37 AM
  7. Jeff Merritt1's Avatar
    Screens are much cheaper now about $100. However, according to my local fix-it store most suppliers stopped carrying the glass due to these issues. I'll just have him glue the thing down if it doesn't work again. I'm kind of over it...
    Well, there is still screen bleeding, they also fried my battery...I am not happy in the slightest, so I'm in an endess power loop...
    09-05-2015 12:04 AM
  8. pankaj981's Avatar
    Well, there is still screen bleeding, they also fried my battery...I am not happy in the slightest, so I'm in an endess power loop...
    My mint unlocked green 1520 from eBay too had screen bleeding, looks like the seller actually had glued the screen directly. Since the phone was in warranty I sent it to Microsoft and they replaced the screen. Now I see they added a rubber padding between the screen and the body. Now no screen bleeding and I'm a happy camper!
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    09-05-2015 12:33 AM
  9. GrayW0lf's Avatar
    Well, there is still screen bleeding, they also fried my battery...I am not happy in the slightest, so I'm in an endess power loop...
    Ugh.. I am sorry to hear that, man. Replacing the battery is a pain if you haven't had the entire phone disassembled yet. If you decided to try it, just be aware that you will need a heat source (blow dryer, perhaps?) and a very thin/flat pry tool. Nokia put some industrial-strength adhesive on those batteries. Sheesh.
    Jeff Merritt1 likes this.
    09-05-2015 07:50 AM
  10. NightOrchid's Avatar
    Wow, another "Is the 1520 worth it" thread, we must get one of these a week.. :)

    If you know that you cannot afford the newer Cityman/Talkman phones, then the 1520 is a great choice, hardware-wise. You just need to get used to the size of the phone.
    Agreed. The 1520 is one of the greatest phones of all time and while its not perfect, its awesome.. (even better now Netflix finally works).

    Seems abit of a strange question to ask AFTER youve bought it, keep it.. youll love it and if you cant get used to the size, the 930 is a smaller 1520, minus the Glance screen and SD Slot.

    Youll regret selling it.. believe me
    RumoredNow and GrayW0lf like this.
    09-05-2015 09:08 AM
  11. cane prevost1's Avatar
    I just fired up my Moto X 2013 for the first time since getting the 1520. The screen seems impossibly tiny. Don't think I can go back to a screen smaller than 5.5 now.
    09-05-2015 11:59 AM
  12. beman39's Avatar
    ^^ I know what you mean, I just got a BLU HD LTE and I find the 5" screen too small... its gonna take me time to get used to it. but I might go back to my L1520 and use the BLU as a back up... I just luv the L1520 too much to give it up or not use it.
    GrayW0lf likes this.
    09-05-2015 01:52 PM
  13. NightOrchid's Avatar
    I just fired up my Moto X 2013 for the first time since getting the 1520. The screen seems impossibly tiny. Don't think I can go back to a screen smaller than 5.5 now.
    Strangely enough, Ive just sold my LG G4 (just couldnt get away with it, clunky UI, Really dont like Android anymore and the camera, while its good, just seems over-sharp and gives inconsistent results in Manual mode) and the screen was 5.5", which to me.. is the smallest I could use now :)
    GrayW0lf likes this.
    09-05-2015 02:55 PM
  14. ODwyerPW's Avatar
    Bought my Lumia 1520 10 months ago. It was the 'rare'* AT&T 32GB version. Original owner even unlocked it. It came with a decent Belkin case that allows me to tip it up in landscape mode to use it on a hard surface. I paid about $230usd for it, including shipping. I purchased a fast 128GB microSD as well to boost the storage. It had a very tiny scratch on the screen, that is never noticeable except when powered completely off.. The seller took a photo of that and divulged it, so I new what I was getting.

    Finally, as of a week ago, I am running Windows 10 Mobile Preview full time on it (there were a few show stopper issues with previous releases and I waited a bit before putting it on).

    With the performance and specs of this phone, I certainly will not be replacing it anytime soon with the nexgen phones.

    The only complaint I have is really a WIn10Mobile Preview implementation complaint... With the 1920x1080 display on this phone set to 3 columns wide (yeah I could have gone 4), they (Microsoft) seem to have defaulted to too small of a font size. Defintely noticeable going from WIn8.1Phone to Win10Mobile. (At 4 columns wide, things get pretty small...especially on the smallest tile size..but that's to be expected.)

    * the 32GB is indeed rare. I looked for two months. purchased 2 of them, only to have them arrive as 16GB models. I dislike misleading advertising, so I insisted on returning each one and getting a refund. Ultimately, I required sellers to post screen shots of the actual reported storage. A few couldn't be bothered. One fellow finally did and I purchased his phone. Beware of all the misleading Ebay listings that call the phone 32GB... especially if they list any color other than black (the 32GB AT&T model was only available in black).
    09-06-2015 12:23 PM
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