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  1. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    I should have an update for you guys by weekend. Phone arrived in my country. Gonna collect it by Friday. We'll see if I get what i paid for.
    03-22-2017 11:41 AM
  2. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    Sounds good. Fingers crossed for ya
    03-22-2017 06:07 PM
  3. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    Update: Collected the phone today from the courier. I'm pleased to report that the phone is in fact brand new. Came in original sealed packaging. However, this is the AT&T branded unlocked device. Had to remove some AT&T apps from the device. Also, the AT&T boot logo is present. But all in all, purchase seems legit. Phone is 99% what I expected. Ebay seller Xchannel for anyone that's shopping for one of these devices.

    On another note, man I forgot how smooth and just elegant Windows Phone 8.1 was. The Xbox Music app is gorgeous and unique compared to the new Groove Music app. Windows Phone 8.1 feels like a breath of fresh air when compared to the sameness of Windows 10 Mobile. Never the less, gonna update to W10M for better app support etc.. progress eh.

    The build quality on this device is just fantastic. Feel solid in the hand and weighty. That polycarbonate finish feel durable and well put together. Thing is built like a tank. Anyways, enough gushing over this device. Gonna put it through its paces.
    Last edited by Stefan Holder; 03-22-2017 at 09:20 PM.
    03-22-2017 09:08 PM
  4. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    @Stefan Holder

    Awesome! Which colour did you get?
    03-22-2017 09:37 PM
  5. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    @Stefan Holder

    Awesome! Which colour did you get?
    I got the black. I like the business look of black. Plus the fact that it was a bit cheaper than the other colors, swung my wallet towards this colour too.. lol
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    03-22-2017 09:50 PM
  6. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Awesome news. Glad that it worked out for you.
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    03-22-2017 10:18 PM
  7. fiveaces01's Avatar
    This is some fairly recent info regarding the purchase of my 2nd 1520. I have had no problems with either phone and am on the most current W10 build. I feel pretty certain that the only Brand New still in the package Nokia 1520's are of the 16gb ATT variety. No big deal to get unlocked if you need to and I added a 64g SD card.


    Delivered Dec 6, 2016


    Your package was left in the mailbox.













    Nokia Lumia 1520 16GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Windows 8 Smartphone w/ Cortana and 20MP Camera with Carl-Zeiss Optics - Black (No Warranty)

    Sold by: BREED Product question? Ask Seller

    Return and product support eligibility

    $229.99
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    03-22-2017 10:45 PM
  8. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    Congrats Stefan, Glad it worked out for ya. And now I'm jealous because they are no longer listed by the seller. Will keep looking but really happy for ya. Man that is a long wait though isn't it.
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    03-23-2017 06:45 PM
  9. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    I got the black. I like the business look of black. Plus the fact that it was a bit cheaper than the other colors, swung my wallet towards this colour too.. lol
    I would have went for red or green, but black is nice too.

    This is some fairly recent info regarding the purchase of my 2nd 1520. I have had no problems with either phone and am on the most current W10 build. I feel pretty certain that the only Brand New still in the package Nokia 1520's are of the 16gb ATT variety. No big deal to get unlocked if you need to and I added a 64g SD card.
    Of course, those are the ones that "nobody" wanted, so I guess certain sellers must've taken remaining inventory from AT&T stores! LOL!!!

    Congrats Stefan, Glad it worked out for ya. And now I'm jealous because they are no longer listed by the seller. Will keep looking but really happy for ya. Man that is a long wait though isn't it.
    They came back, but not sure if those stock numbers are correct....
    03-23-2017 08:11 PM
  10. JCDiederiks's Avatar
    One or 2 suppliers with new ones here in South Africa (unlocked, black, no branding etc. 32 gig), but not sure if they ship internationally...
    03-27-2017 04:24 AM
  11. ITmanagerNC's Avatar
    Received my replacement, from a different seller. This one definitely appears truly unused, and unopened. Nokia seals still intact but i suppose those could be faked. Dead battery to start, which I think is positive... once it had enough charge I flew though the setup, sans SIM and skipping Wifi and the date was set to sometime in 2014, so that's another good sign nobody messed with it.
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    Happy again.
    03-27-2017 04:01 PM
  12. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    Jealous again.. happy for you. Cool pic of it by the way
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    03-27-2017 04:56 PM
  13. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Lucky lucky! Glad you got a good phone this time!
    03-27-2017 10:23 PM
  14. raycpl's Avatar
    Received my replacement, from a different seller. This one definitely appears truly unused, and unopened. Nokia seals still intact but i suppose those could be faked. Dead battery to start, which I think is positive... once it had enough charge I flew though the setup, sans SIM and skipping Wifi and the date was set to sometime in 2014, so that's another good sign nobody messed with it.
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    Happy again.
    That's a great aquisition.... Hope you get to enjoy it thoroughly. ..
    I remember getting mine from the shop that was relocating elsewhere. They were clearing stock at half the retail price. Quite a steal.
    When I powered it on, it was on pre-Cyan W8.0. Had several amnesia-like moments as I could not remember how to navigate around old Settings layout . Haha


    ... !!
    Last edited by raycpl; 04-05-2017 at 10:37 PM.
    03-27-2017 11:52 PM
  15. Joe920's Avatar
    And now for the bad news: no official creators update :(
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    04-05-2017 03:51 PM
  16. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    I read about this earlier... truly sickening to read. Oh well.. guess I gotta hop on the Insider preview since my 1520 won't be getting it officially.
    04-05-2017 04:41 PM
  17. ITmanagerNC's Avatar
    I've got the CU running on my 1520 via fast ring. I SUSPECT 1520 devices already enrolled in Fast/Slow will continue to get updates via Release Preview updates but this is a guess. New devices, or devices reset via WDRT could be screwed. Like my 925 when I reset it back to 8.1 via WDRT then upgrade advisor said F.U.

    This really, really ticks me off... Yes someone in the xda developers forum will figure out how to hack it, and I will follow but this might be my last device unless a course correction in Microsoft leadership occurs.
    04-05-2017 05:14 PM
  18. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    I've got the CU running on my 1520 via fast ring. I SUSPECT 1520 devices already enrolled in Fast/Slow will continue to get updates via Release Preview updates but this is a guess. New devices, or devices reset via WDRT could be screwed. Like my 925 when I reset it back to 8.1 via WDRT then upgrade advisor said F.U.

    This really, really ticks me off... Yes someone in the xda developers forum will figure out how to hack it, and I will follow but this might be my last device unless a course correction in Microsoft leadership occurs.
    They need to do more than change course, they need to change their leadership period. Unfortunatley it's too late, Windows as aplatform is screwed at this point. They will not survive without being a player in mobile and without mobile, Windows itself will become less and less relevant every single day as developers walk away. Glad I am so good at procrastinating that I hadn't purchased another 1520 yet.
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    04-05-2017 06:14 PM
  19. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Still have my Godzilla (or Sleestack) green 1520. Great camera. Oddly enough it feels big compared to my X3. Not sure why.



    I no longer have the Blackberry or Iphone (good riddance!). The Galaxy S5 had a nasty habit of being dropped so it went bye bye.

    Sent from mTalk
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    04-05-2017 06:35 PM
  20. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Glad I am so good at procrastinating that I hadn't purchased another 1520 yet.
    LOL I've been idling with smartphone purchases too! What will I buy and when?!
    04-05-2017 06:38 PM
  21. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    I no longer have the Blackberry
    Ohhhhh, I happen to have a BlackBerry Q10!
    04-05-2017 06:39 PM
  22. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Ohhhhh, I happen to have a BlackBerry Q10!
    I loved my "blueberry" 6210. Two week standby and great speed. I still use a few ringtones - notifier and email - from that on my x3.


    Here is my X3 and 1520 compared. I think the 1520 feels bigger because the corners aren't rounded.




    Sent from mTalk
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    04-05-2017 07:07 PM
  23. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    That picture perfectly shows my issue with the software buttons. Those 2 phones have basically the same size screen and yet because of the software buttons, you lose over a quarter of an inch of screen real estate. That's why my 950XL drives me nuts. I went from a 6" 1520 to a 5.7" 950XL, you would think that it wouldn't be a hard thing to adjust to. But when you add in the software buttons, the screen is basically 5-5.2". That is a huge change coming from a 6" screen and I can't stand it. So I have to manually hide the buttons all the time just to try and fool myself into believing the screen is bigger.

    #whereismytrustedmemberlogo
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    04-05-2017 07:18 PM
  24. meattray's Avatar
    Wow that's interesting that size difference. Hmmm
    04-05-2017 07:29 PM
  25. RumoredNow's Avatar
    LOL @James Falconer look up two posts.
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    04-05-2017 07:35 PM
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