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  1. sklchan's Avatar
    if you have higher budget go for 950XL (if u still prefer WP), i'm currently on L1520 and just got my phantom click as well the front mic, front navigator LED fixed. Then with RS2 14915 latest build all seem good to go.

    But I also eyeing on the Gnote7 as the 950XL pricetag at my place just about same as the Gnote7 with provider phone plan.
    The things that make me thinking of switching would be the IP68/camera/batt/mem/apps/body/spen but will miss the wp surround mics as well its adjustable shutter speed camera...
    09-04-2016 11:38 PM
  2. sklchan's Avatar
    Hey Cortana fixed on the latest RS2 14915 build :)
    09-04-2016 11:39 PM
  3. pulkit10's Avatar
    Absolutely. Still a few available these days on eBay for less than $200 for the RM-940 (U.S.) version. At that price, with the components and the internals, it's amazing. The 2GB RAM is VERY good because of how Windows Mobile is designed, storage is same as others, camera is still excellent and the screen looks beautiful. The only worthy upgrades on this are the new flagships from Apple, Samsung, Sony or OnePlus and they cost a pretty sum (not to mention the last 3 run Android which is awful).

    Some users have pointed out issues and that's fair. Not everything will run perfectly all the time but it's still not bad at all given the price. Someone said buy one from a store with a good warranty or return policy and I agree. Make sure you can return it just in case it has terrible components.

    But if you do end up getting stuck with one, don't lose hope. I have found the phone to be pretty easy to repair and replace parts in. Most of the stuff is available on eBay and can be done pretty easily (including the screen, which are like $50 now).
    09-12-2016 04:37 AM
  4. raycpl's Avatar
    I'm on my second unit. The first was a used set, which served me well for half a year until the screen gave up. My second and current unit is running really smooth on W10M. I was lucky to get it brand new and at a huge discount as the shop was moving and clearing stock...
    No complains. To get a 950/XL I would have paid almost thrice the $$$. ... so, yeah. It's definitely worth it.

    ....!!
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    09-13-2016 05:34 AM
  5. Cane Prevost's Avatar
    It'd be hard to spend 200.00 on a different phone and get this quality of handset. It really is still a nice phone if you want windows phone.
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    09-13-2016 03:11 PM
  6. rje's Avatar
    I currently have a 640 upgraded to Win10 Anniversary update and liking it. But it has become slow on Win10, so was just looking to pick up a used 1520 from ebay as i see units for sale for about $120 to $150. Is it worth buying and is there anything I need to be aware of and look for while shopping for it?
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    09-21-2016 01:10 PM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I currently have a 640 upgraded to Win10 Anniversary update and liking it. But it has become slow on Win10, so was just looking to pick up a used 1520 from ebay as i see units for sale for about $120 to $150. Is it worth buying and is there anything I need to be aware of and look for while shopping for it?
    Depending on where you are, you may be faced with several choices for a variant.

    The RM-940 for AT&T will likely only have 1/2 the internal storage (16 down from 32GB) although there is a rare-ish black one that has 32GB. Not every black one though... Also no Qi charging n the AT&T units without a physical mod.

    For the US, Canada, Central/South America your preference would be the RM-938 made for the Latin American markets. Factory Unlocked and IMHO the way to go for those regions. (This is the fabled unicorn, the 1520.3)

    For Europe and other parts the RM-937 might fit, depending. There are a lot of radio variations on this one and you want to make sure it works where you will use it.

    Maybe the least seen option is the Built for APAC (Asia, Pacific) RM-939 which is an odd duck. No LTE.

    Depending on the seller, and where their supply is coming from, you might see a bunch of options. And some misinformation as to which RM-# is actually being shipped...
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    09-21-2016 01:56 PM
  8. rje's Avatar
    Thanks a ton for that reply, that clears up my confusion on the RM numbers. I am looking for that 1520.3 only, but i guess from the listings, all are 16GB models and look likely to be the RM-940 one. I am in US.

    This is the listing i am looking at:
    Nokia Lumia 1520 16GB Green Unlocked Smartphone B Cosmetics 6438158640337 | eBay

    What would be the drawbacks for RM940 against RM938? I am ok with no Qi charging available.
    09-21-2016 03:07 PM
  9. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    The 1520 is old! You would be much better off getting a 950XL. You don't know how heavy, fat and bulky the 1520 is compared to the 950XL and the screen only 0.3" bigger.
    09-21-2016 03:08 PM
  10. rje's Avatar
    I agree, it might be old. The only reason I am looking at the 1520 is because I can get better performance than my current 640 without paying too much for the 950 or the 950XL :-)
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    09-21-2016 03:23 PM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    What would be the drawbacks for RM940 against RM938? I am ok with no Qi charging available.
    Those really would be the only two things. No Qi... But if you are invested in Powermat, you could find a case that let's you use PMA charging. (That's what those 3 pogo pins are for on the back of the AT&T 1520 - to connect to a "charging case" on the PMA standard.) And the halved internal storage. 16GB really should be fine... People have used 128GB SD cards in the 1520 with no issues. Get a quality brand and a fast speed. I'm really digging Samsung EVO cards right now. A UHS-I SDHC in 32GB is embarrassingly cheap on Amazon.

    LOVE that green BTW.
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    09-21-2016 03:42 PM
  12. rje's Avatar
    Thanks for that info. I will make a decision by tonight and will hopefully get that piece and update here. :-)
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    09-21-2016 04:21 PM
  13. paul87russell's Avatar
    YES! if only the ghost touches were not an issue for me, it got too much for me that i bought a note 7 as my daily driver
    09-22-2016 09:57 PM
  14. Timbre70's Avatar
    Strange. Think you either get it or don't. My screen has already popped up, but still no touch issue.
    09-22-2016 10:27 PM
  15. raycpl's Avatar
    YES! if only the ghost touches were not an issue for me, it got too much for me that i bought a note 7 as my daily driver
    Ghost touches seems to appear and disappear with every build...
    .. and SGN7?? I was on a domestic flight and it was announce on the PA before take-off to not use the N7 onboard. Seriously, I won't touch that phone with a ten-foot pole..

    ....!!
    09-23-2016 01:57 AM
  16. feorwine's Avatar
    Ghost touches seems to appear and disappear with every build...
    .. and SGN7?? I was on a domestic flight and it was announce on the PA before take-off to not use the N7 onboard. Seriously, I won't touch that phone with a ten-foot pole..

    ....!!
    I had ghost touches on my 1520 until I stopped putting it on my trousers' pocket and started carrying it on a belt case or jacket pocket. So far so good. Bending force was my problem.
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    09-23-2016 12:16 PM
  17. paul87russell's Avatar
    Ghost touches seems to appear and disappear with every build...
    .. and SGN7?? I was on a domestic flight and it was announce on the PA before take-off to not use the N7 onboard. Seriously, I won't touch that phone with a ten-foot pole..

    ....!!
    Ghost touches don't disappear base on builds, its a hardware problem.
    Yeah, got the replacement already. It sucks that all flights require the Note 7 to be turned off but i really love the display and camera is superb.Got other devices to keep me occupied anyway.
    09-23-2016 08:52 PM
  18. rje's Avatar
    I got hold of an unused white 1520 :-) . It was claimed to be unlocked, but it was the AT&T version. Anyway, the phone looks brand new with the screen tape till on and Windows 8 on it. The manual with the phone says RM-937 though...

    1520_1.jpg

    1520_2.jpg

    Is it micro-sim or nano-sim? My plan is to a factory reset, run all the updates to 8.1 and then use it for a week or so. Then update to Windows 10 anniversary update. Sounds good?
    09-23-2016 09:51 PM
  19. Timbre70's Avatar
    Nano SIM. I would do a full upgrade to the latest os for a clean fresh start.๐Ÿ˜‡
    09-23-2016 10:27 PM
  20. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I got hold of an unused white 1520 :-) . It was claimed to be unlocked, but it was the AT&T version. Anyway, the phone looks brand new with the screen tape till on and Windows 8 on it. The manual with the phone says RM-937 though...
    It's not the AT&T version. Unless the case was swapped (unlikely). It doesn't have the 3 pogo pins on the back that all AT&T 1520's have.

    Your Purchase:
    1520_2.jpg

    Stock Photo of AT&T 1520:
    nokia_lumia_1520_sg_181.jpg


    See the difference?

    Check Settings > Extras & Info > Manufacturer Name will give you the RM-# and Mobile Operator will give you the region it was made for...

    I'm going to guess Mobile Operator is 000-HK which would place it as a Hong Kong variant of the RM-937. Many of these were sold to the west.

    See if you can get into Field Test by dialing ##3282# in Phone. If you can, follow the OP here to identify what LTE Bands you might have and enable any that are not active: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...-band-4-a.html

    You are going to want Bands 2/4/5/7 and 12 or 17, both of the last 2 if your radio supports them. If some or all of those are missing, you may want to return that 1520. If it was advertised as an AT&T model and it isn't, you have a strong basis for a complete refund.

    Please report back what you find in Field Test for better advice...


    Is it micro-sim or nano-sim? My plan is to a factory reset, run all the updates to 8.1 and then use it for a week or so. Then update to Windows 10 anniversary update. Sounds good?
    It's a nanoSIM.

    You need the Denim update before you can get W10M, but I think you need to evaluate what you have in this device first before worrying about 10.
    09-23-2016 10:45 PM
  21. rje's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. When I restart the device, the AT&T logo comes. Also, this is what I see in Extras+Info:

    1520_3.jpg

    At the end there is a MADE IN CHINA and the below text

    Model : 1520.2
    Type: RM-940
    FCC ID:PYAB

    Adding Field test info

    I don't get the manual option in the Network Type. only the below 4:
    automatic
    2G only
    3G only
    4G only
    09-23-2016 11:39 PM
  22. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Hmmm... They may have flashed an ATT ROM onto an RM-937. Where's the pogo pins for the PMA charging jacket?

    How much internal storage do you have?

    You might try updating OTA to Denim and see if that gets the option to select Manual in Network Type.
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    09-24-2016 10:35 AM
  23. rje's Avatar
    16 GB internal memory. Let me try to see if update works. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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    09-24-2016 10:51 AM
  24. rje's Avatar
    1st update updated the OS version to 8.0.10532.166 ( still showing as Lumia Black in Extras+Info), but the 2nd update already is showing as Windows 8.1 (8.10.12397.895) update.
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    09-24-2016 11:29 AM
  25. MDK22's Avatar
    16 GB internal memory. Let me try to see if update works. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
    which indicates, indeed it's an AT&T version.

    There were aftermarket backs floating around, that's a reasonably easy replacement, though the WHY would elude me, probably re-furb'd.

    You s/b able to take it all the way up to 14393.189 which is where my 1520 is, possibly needing Insider Release Preview.
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    09-24-2016 12:31 PM
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