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  1. meattray's Avatar
    Curious to know who is still using the 1520 these days and why?

    I'm looking at potentially picking one up and curious to know what people think of it and how it's running on w10.
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    03-29-2017 05:29 PM
  2. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    Curious to know who is still using the 1520 these days and why?

    I'm looking at potentially picking one up and curious to know what people think of it and how it's running on w10.
    Me too! I'm thinking of getting one in the summer maybe.📱
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    03-29-2017 07:08 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Mine is semi-retired and I reverted from W10M to 8.1 + Denim. I have it reserved for camera duty and as a travel helper (Here Maps, Translator, etc.).

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/gen...e/442847-2.htm
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    03-29-2017 08:52 PM
  4. raycpl's Avatar
    My wife uses one, and I do keep another as spare.

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    03-29-2017 09:09 PM
  5. meattray's Avatar
    Mine is semi-retired and I reverted from W10M to 8.1 + Denim. I have it reserved for camera duty and as a travel helper (Here Maps, Translator, etc.).

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/gen...e/442847-2.htm
    How did you find difference between w10 and 8.1? Sorry if it's in that thread and I'll read through it later when I have some more time.
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    03-29-2017 09:40 PM
  6. Peter Burns's Avatar
    Just replaced my blackberry passport with one. Upgraded to win10. I love it, for a not so new phone its very good. Get a lot of questions about it too. Overall its a very nice device.
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    03-29-2017 09:42 PM
  7. meattray's Avatar
    Just replaced my blackberry passport with one. Upgraded to win10. I love it, for a not so new phone its very good. Get a lot of questions about it too. Overall its a very nice device.
    I was just using the Passport SE for awhile recently. Love that phone. One of my all time favs.
    03-29-2017 09:45 PM
  8. PerfectReign's Avatar
    I reverted mine back to 8.1 then quickly updated to 10 fast ring. I like 10 so much better.

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    03-29-2017 09:49 PM
  9. meattray's Avatar
    I reverted mine back to 8.1 then quickly updated to 10 fast ring. I like 10 so much better.

    Sent from mTalk
    What was your reasoning for that? Did you find any difference in camera quality or any issues?
    03-29-2017 09:57 PM
  10. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    I was using 1 and the battery was dying so I just purchased a 950Xl. Which by the way, is a great phone and has worked flawlessly for me. But, I miss my 1520 and might buy another 1. I just can't give up the desire to have that huge screen.I will tell you this, the last update for W10M that came out a few weeks agi changed everything. 1520 was running fantastic after that and the 950XL is now running fantastic as well. I'm referring to the production release and not any fast ring or anything. 1520 is awesome, having said that, I now feel if the screen size difference doesn't bother you, the 950 XL is great too.
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    03-29-2017 10:41 PM
  11. meattray's Avatar
    I was using 1 and the battery was dying so I just purchased a 950Xl. Which by the way, is a great phone and has worked flawlessly for me. But, I miss my 1520 and might buy another 1. I just can't give up the desire to have that huge screen.I will tell you this, the last update for W10M that came out a few weeks agi changed everything. 1520 was running fantastic after that and the 950XL is now running fantastic as well. I'm referring to the production release and not any fast ring or anything. 1520 is awesome, having said that, I now feel if the screen size difference doesn't bother you, the 950 XL is great too.
    Well I just purchased the 1520 as I got a great deal on one and I'm going to give it a go for awhile. I had been looking at the 950 and 950 XL as well as the idol 4s but some of the reviews and things I've read states the 1520 was pretty awesome and not that far behind so figured for the price difference id start there.
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    03-29-2017 11:15 PM
  12. JCDiederiks's Avatar
    WM10 is such a different animal compared to even 6 months ago, I have it on my 1520 and its superb, 3 to 4 days battery, no freezing, very stable, integration is great, I see no issues with IQ, like I mentioned earlier I had an iPhone 7 for 2 months but the IQ is poor (really) Apple have gone over to a very processed high NR look to photos (detail is obliterated even at base ISO) and I was tired of the Apple/Android clone phone wars so decided to give Windows a whirl, and am really enjoying it, sure the app selection is not wow but I have 90% of my needs covered. Build quality of the 1520 is superb to.
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    03-30-2017 02:07 AM
  13. badelhas's Avatar
    Me too! I'm thinking of getting one in the summer maybe.
    Me also. And the price is just right at the moment.

    Cheers
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    03-30-2017 06:43 AM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    How did you find difference between w10 and 8.1? Sorry if it's in that thread and I'll read through it later when I have some more time.
    At the time I reverted my 1520 to 8.1, my main reasons for doing so were:
    • It helped me commit to not using the phone as my daily driver - 8.1 becomes less suitable for daily use over time as the app support dwindles for that version
    • No worries about updates - WaaS regularly pushes updates to devices in W10M and that is a good thing for those devices, but it could be disruptive for a special purpose device that might not get connected to networks regularly
    • For Lumia 1520 (and the companion L1020 I also have set aside for special purpose) Windows Phone 8.1 is a highly stable and known quantity with a wealth of features and options for camera
    • Subjectively, the camera processing algorithms are better on 8.1 than W10M (although the gap is closing over time)
    • Empirically, the camera processing times are shorter on 8.1 than W10M and resolve with higher reliability (although the gap is closing over time)

    I'm certainly not recommending 8.1 as a daily driver. In fact if I was using my 1520 with a SIM and carrying it as a phone it would be on W10M.

    I was simply answering the question this thread poses: I am still rocking a 1520, but...
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    03-30-2017 08:54 AM
  15. meattray's Avatar
    At the time I reverted my 1520 to 8.1, my main reasons for doing so were:
    • It helped me commit to not using the phone as my daily driver - 8.1 becomes less suitable for daily use over time as the app support dwindles for that version
    • No worries about updates - WaaS regularly pushes updates to devices in W10M and that is a good thing for those devices, but it could be disruptive for a special purpose device that might not get connected to networks regularly
    • For Lumia 1520 (and the companion L1020 I also have set aside for special purpose) Windows Phone 8.1 is a highly stable and known quantity with a wealth of features and options for camera
    • Subjectively, the camera processing algorithms are better on 8.1 than W10M (although the gap is closing over time)
    • Empirically, the camera processing times are shorter on 8.1 than W10M and resolve with higher reliability (although the gap is closing over time)

    I'm certainly not recommending 8.1 as a daily driver. In fact if I was using my 1520 with a SIM and carrying it as a phone it would be on W10M.

    I was simply answering the question this thread poses: I am still rocking a 1520, but...
    For sure and I appreciate the insight. I was curious to know how well it ran w10 and if there were any stutters or hang ups mainly.
    03-30-2017 09:48 AM
  16. Peter Burns's Avatar
    I was just using the Passport SE for awhile recently. Love that phone. One of my all time favs.

    I loved the blackberry passport but rim pretty much abandoned bb10 and i refuse to use android. Tried a priv for a few weeks and could not get passed the android software. Not mention google up your *** everywhere you go. I love the windows phone interface and overall uniqueness of the os.
    03-30-2017 10:33 AM
  17. ladydias's Avatar
    I'm still using one. It's a great phone but I'm considering upgrading to the 950Xl at some point because the camera is better (the one on the 1520 isn't bad, just old) and taking good pictures on my phone is very important to me.
    03-30-2017 02:36 PM
  18. meattray's Avatar
    I'm still using one. It's a great phone but I'm considering upgrading to the 950Xl at some point because the camera is better (the one on the 1520 isn't bad, just old) and taking good pictures on my phone is very important to me.
    Interesting. Has anyone here used both? What is the difference in camera quality?
    03-30-2017 02:40 PM
  19. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Interesting. Has anyone here used both? What is the difference in camera quality?
    I've not used both, but on paper and from samples I've seen the 950/XL is much better in low light. The major difference is the aperture. 950 series widens it to f/1.9 vs the 1520's f/2.4.

    950 series also has a very slightly larger sensor with a larger maximum usable portion when shooting 16:9 aspect ratio. Lumia 1520/930/Icon yield 16MP on a 20MP sensor with a 1/2.5" size and 950/950XL yield 18MP on a 20MP sensor with a 1/2.4" size.

    Another difference would be in the flash: 1520 has dual LED with dual tone, but 950 series upgrades to triple LED w/ RGB. Neither of which is as nice as the Xenon flash on the 1020 and 928, IMHO.


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    03-30-2017 03:16 PM
  20. meattray's Avatar
    Thanks for that. I'm doubting there will be a huge difference in general day to day use? I mean I'm not a huge photography buff and I'll only be taking casual pictures of the kids and different things like that.
    03-30-2017 03:22 PM
  21. raycpl's Avatar
    Interesting. Has anyone here used both? What is the difference in camera quality?
    I have both, the 950XL camera is really good. While the 1520 is no pushover, its does lose to the XL during very lowlight. Also lens distortion shows up at the outer regions of the picture. (Try taking a picture of a big group of people... you can see the "stretched" faces, more apparent when their faces are placed at the edges or corners)



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    03-30-2017 08:09 PM
  22. meattray's Avatar
    I have both, the 950XL camera is really good. While the 1520 is no pushover, its does lose to the XL during very lowlight. Also lens distortion shows up at the outer regions of the picture. (Try taking a picture of a big group of people... you can see the "stretched" faces, more apparent when their faces are placed at the edges or corners)



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    Thanks! How do you notice speed difference with W10? Noticeable?
    03-30-2017 08:19 PM
  23. raycpl's Avatar
    It's slightly slower on W10 when launching apps I use. But really, no difference when actually using the apps.
    My 1520 is set up slightly different than my wife's. Since mine is mainly to mess about. I have too many apps. (... "too many apps" on WP??? ..haha. . On the other hand, she uses hers as a daily driver. Unfortunately, its definitely slower esp FB. It hangs and crashes. My guess it's her Photos hub has to many folders.

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    Last edited by raycpl; 03-31-2017 at 12:38 PM.
    03-31-2017 12:44 AM
  24. meattray's Avatar
    It's slightly slower on W10 when launching apps I use. But really, no difference when actually using the apps.
    My 1520 is set up slightly than my wife's. Since my is mainly to mess about. I have too many apps. (... "too many apps" on WP??? ..haha. . On the other hand, she uses hers as a daily driver. Unfortunately, its definitely slower esp FB. It hangs and crashes. My guess it's her Photos hub has to many folders.

    ... !!
    Awesome thanks! One other question I had in regards to the camera is how does it do with moving targets? I've found the hardest thing to capture is my kids as they never stop moving ha ha
    03-31-2017 09:48 AM
  25. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    The 1520 performs well on Windows 10 Mobile (and supposedly it's even faster with the Creator Update) and its camera still holds up even today. For an older phone, it's pretty great. However, the 950 XL is definitely the better phone in every way unless you're looking for sheer screen size. You're going to get better performance, a better camera (in both low light and in capturing moving targets), a better screen, and the added benefit of Windows Hello. If you can find the 1520 for a good price it's worth getting but if you have the budget for the 950 XL I suggest that instead. Most 1520's you're going to find today are either used or, well, they're just plain old. You can't really tell how long they're going to last, especially their batteries (considering they're not removable).
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    03-31-2017 03:21 PM
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