1. zagiame's Avatar
    Hello, I am looking forward buying a new Lumia 1520 Phone. Where should I look for best prices and is it worth buying one in 2017?
    03-06-2017 08:39 AM
  2. JCDiederiks's Avatar
    I just did, had an iPhone 7 for 2 months but was unhappy with the photo quality and wanted to break away from the Apple/Android clone phone wars so decided on Windows, initially wanted the 950XL but didnt like the build quality, so got a 1520 about 3 weeks ago (brand new) and installed the latest Preview of W10 (14393.726) and its brilliant, has not hung once, battery is superb, am loving it!
    03-06-2017 11:23 AM
  3. zagiame's Avatar
    I just did, had an iPhone 7 for 2 months but was unhappy with the photo quality and wanted to break away from the Apple/Android clone phone wars so decided on Windows, initially wanted the 950XL but didnt like the build quality, so got a 1520 about 3 weeks ago (brand new) and installed the latest Preview of W10 (14393.726) and its brilliant, has not hung once, battery is superb, am loving it!
    Great, can you share more details about from where you bought it and how much did you pay for it?
    03-07-2017 01:44 AM
  4. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    The 1520 is still an amazing phone. Has the same guts as the lcon/929/930. Had to give it up for a 650 due to broken screen. Strongly recommend it
    zagiame likes this.
    03-07-2017 03:05 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    Honestly at this point, you're probably looking at buying it used or at least refurbished and you should probably look at your typical online marketplaces like eBay and Swappa.
    libra89 and zagiame like this.
    03-07-2017 03:09 PM
  6. zagiame's Avatar
    I found one used but the user claims it is kind of new cuz he got it for a present and didn't use it at all. It has 5 hours talk time and the price is 130 EURO. Is it good price?
    03-07-2017 04:36 PM
  7. T Moore's Avatar
    If you find one that has not been carried around in a pocket this is the one you want.
    Most of the problems users have with this phone are caused by screen flex which results in phantom taps.
    I have had one for over three years, never carried in a tight pocket. Still good as new and running 8.1. I want a phone that works all the time.
    The 1520.3 version has wireless charging and 32GB memory, RM-938
    03-07-2017 04:56 PM
  8. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    "Lumia 1520 Worth buying in 2017"

    Yes.
    RumoredNow and Tom Snyder like this.
    03-07-2017 07:18 PM
  9. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    I have had one for over three years, never carried in a tight pocket.
    Skinny jean wearers be doomed!
    Tom Snyder and RumoredNow like this.
    03-07-2017 07:19 PM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Skinny jean wearers be doomed!
    In more ways than one: https://www.verywell.com/are-skinny-jeans-bad-for-your-health-1123875
    03-07-2017 08:29 PM
  11. JCDiederiks's Avatar
    not sure if they ship though but these are the 2 places here in South Africa that have new ones. Buy Cellphones Online - Nokia and https://www.connecteddevices.co.za/c...rice-ascending price is about $300 I guess
    03-08-2017 03:45 AM
  12. JCDiederiks's Avatar
    If you find one that has not been carried around in a pocket this is the one you want.
    Most of the problems users have with this phone are caused by screen flex which results in phantom taps.
    I have had one for over three years, never carried in a tight pocket. Still good as new and running 8.1. I want a phone that works all the time.
    The 1520.3 version has wireless charging and 32GB memory, RM-938
    Just wanna say that W10 (14393.726) is rock solid on my 1520 in case you wanted to give it a whirl, you can always go back to 8.1 but I doubt it. W10 now is very stable and having access to apps that have been redone for W10 and getting updates is nice too.
    Stefan Holder likes this.
    03-08-2017 03:48 AM
  13. Captain_Eric's Avatar
    I've had one for years. It's powerful and gets it all done. Windows 10 Mobile is fine. One proviso, solvable: the battery. I and others have had to replace the battery, which is not removable. I ordered a replacement from China off of Amazon and eBay (yup two, just to be sure), had a local tech shop open it up and put it in. Solved. But an adventure.
    03-12-2017 08:48 PM
  14. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    Will be collecting a Lumia 1520 soon and plan to update to W10M AU. Can anyone advise what features, that are present on WP8.1 that I will lose with W10M update? Dolby Headphone? Camera prowess? Active noise cancelation? Are all sensors working, e.g. Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, sensor core? I know W10M threw out FM radio, so it seems I will have to get an app for regular radio. But any info is welcome.
    03-13-2017 10:04 AM
  15. JCDiederiks's Avatar
    Camera IQ seems very good, not sure on what else you'll lose, but you gain a lot, there's a lot in WM10 to like... I find it smoother and snappier than 8.1 Like I said I'm very chuffed n WM10 AU, you can always downgrade to 8.1 if unhappy.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-17-2017 03:02 AM

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