1. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Just pulled my sim from an iPhone 7 Plus and put it in my most recently purchased 1520. 3 years later and I still like this phone.
    01-04-2017 12:08 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Just pulled my sim from an iPhone 7 Plus and put it in my most recently purchased 1520. 3 years later and I still like this phone.
    What inspired this? Also is your 1520 on 8.1 or W10M? Just curious.

    Also have fun with this :)
    01-04-2017 01:26 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    What inspired this? Also is your 1520 on 8.1 or W10M? Just curious.

    Also have fun with this :)
    You have to have used a 1520 to understand. It's one of those "if I have to explain, you won't understand" deals.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    01-04-2017 02:06 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    You have to have used a 1520 to understand. It's one of those "if I have to explain, you won't understand" deals.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    Alright, I will take your word for it. I hear a lot about this phone and how great it is/was.
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    01-04-2017 02:08 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I recently retired my 1520.3 to camera/travel duty.

    I do keep looking at it fondly and wanting to insert a SIM.
    01-04-2017 02:37 PM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I recently retired my 1520.3 to camera/travel duty.

    I do keep looking at it fondly and wanting to insert a SIM.
    You know you want to. Resistance is futile.

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    01-04-2017 04:22 PM
  7. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    What inspired this? Also is your 1520 on 8.1 or W10M? Just curious.

    Also have fun with this :)
    I guess I realized that the day is coming when there will be no 1520s left worth using. I had to buy 3 to find one that meets my standards. I sold the other 2 on eBay.

    I'm running W10M and so far it's fairly stable. I did have some issues with my google contacts not syncing so I exported those contacts into my outlook contacts. It doubled some and tripled some. I had to manually delete the duplicates to make my gmail contacts and outlook contacts the same.

    I'm going to use this 1520 for a few months and then go back to an iPhone.
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    01-04-2017 04:41 PM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I did have some issues with my google contacts not syncing so I exported those contacts into my outlook contacts. It doubled some and tripled some.
    That's funny, I've had the same issues but with my Outlook contacts. It's my Gmail contacts that have remained stable. Upon further investigation, I see that my contacts on Outlook (web) have separately linked contact info for email, LinkedIn, Facebook and Skype. Some of my contacts have up to 7 separate entries depending on how many emails and social media data they have. When my phone syncs to Outlook, they all come in separately and I have to manually merge them. It's a PITA but at least I only have to do it once. Trouble is, I switch phones frequently so it seems as though I'm doing it every other week or so. It's an Outlook problem because it happens on any mobile OS I happen to activate. BlackBerry OS does a better job of automagically merging contacts with one push of a button though.
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    01-04-2017 05:24 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    I guess I realized that the day is coming when there will be no 1520s left worth using. I had to buy 3 to find one that meets my standards. I sold the other 2 on eBay.

    I'm running W10M and so far it's fairly stable. I did have some issues with my google contacts not syncing so I exported those contacts into my outlook contacts. It doubled some and tripled some. I had to manually delete the duplicates to make my gmail contacts and outlook contacts the same.

    I'm going to use this 1520 for a few months and then go back to an iPhone.
    Ohh okay, that makes sense to me. I can totally understand. Enjoy it!

    That's funny, I've had the same issues but with my Outlook contacts. It's my Gmail contacts that have remained stable. Upon further investigation, I see that my contacts on Outlook (web) have separately linked contact info for email, LinkedIn, Facebook and Skype. Some of my contacts have up to 7 separate entries depending on how many emails and social media data they have. When my phone syncs to Outlook, they all come in separately and I have to manually merge them. It's a PITA but at least I only have to do it once. Trouble is, I switch phones frequently so it seems as though I'm doing it every other week or so. It's an Outlook problem because it happens on any mobile OS I happen to activate. BlackBerry OS does a better job of automagically merging contacts with one push of a button though.
    Yeah, I can relate. Trying all of these Androids, have me doing this over and over. It sucks. I wish that there was a better way.
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    01-04-2017 07:00 PM
  10. MDK22's Avatar
    My Lumia 1520 is sitting in a drawer in favor of a Lumia 950XL - it just got old, the battery won't last.
    I really miss the 6" screen & will attempt a battery replacement, myself.

    When I left it, it was running the latest version of WM10 & running it well.
    I'd already had the digitizer replaced to offset the phantom touch issue.
    Looking forward to reviving that beast, as a previous poster said ... you'd have had to use one to understand.
    01-05-2017 08:56 AM
  11. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Went back to the iPhone 7 Plus. Too much compromise using W10M. I'm going all in with iOS.
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    01-09-2017 11:43 AM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    Went back to the iPhone 7 Plus. Too much compromise using W10M. I'm going all in with iOS.
    Thanks for the update. At least you gave it a try.
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    01-09-2017 03:10 PM
  13. JCDiederiks's Avatar
    Had an iPhone 7 for 2 months, but hated the IQ from the camera, heavy handed processing and NR obliterates detail (I'm a camera type of guy) so bought a brand new 1520 two weeks ago and am loving it, stable, much better IQ from camera :) great battery life.
    See crops from 1520 to the right and iPhone 7 at left, iso from i7 was 24 and 40 from the 1520, the 1520 blows the i7 away for IQ. the i7 crop shows the waxy/pastel look to photo that I hate, whereas the 1520 shot has much better detail and a more natural look.
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    03-03-2017 02:48 AM
  14. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Well, that's interesting and honestly not too surprising.
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    03-03-2017 07:22 PM
  15. pankaj981's Avatar
    Had an iPhone 7 for 2 months, but hated the IQ from the camera, heavy handed processing and NR obliterates detail (I'm a camera type of guy) so bought a brand new 1520 two weeks ago and am loving it, stable, much better IQ from camera :) great battery life.
    See crops from 1520 to the right and iPhone 7 at left, iso from i7 was 24 and 40 from the 1520, the 1520 blows the i7 away for IQ. the i7 crop shows the waxy/pastel look to photo that I hate, whereas the 1520 shot has much better detail and a more natural look.
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    I didn't realize the FFC on the 1520 was good enough to compete with an iPhone, the back camera was definitely a winner against an iPhone 6S picture and video quality.
    03-05-2017 09:51 AM
  16. JCDiederiks's Avatar
    I didn't realize the FFC on the 1520 was good enough to compete with an iPhone, the back camera was definitely a winner against an iPhone 6S picture and video quality.
    I'm talking about the rear camera not the FFC.
    03-06-2017 11:26 AM

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