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  1. nukesheart1520's Avatar
    I broke my 1520's screen :'( (much sad) and the repair costs more than a 920 i found online..

    ..920 was my dream phone years ago..but is it still great to have today? Thanks :(
    11-04-2014 07:26 AM
  2. Grodelj's Avatar
    It's still nice to have, but you can't compare it to 1520, which is much much better (battery, screen, camera, processor,...).
    nukesheart1520 likes this.
    11-04-2014 07:37 AM
  3. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    I'd probably settle for a low end, and start saving for a new flagship. Hopefully we will hear something in the not too distant future.
    P1ng0fDeath likes this.
    11-04-2014 07:40 AM
  4. jonahtrav's Avatar
    I have a 920 and it's still a good phone, but it's starting to show its age... Two year old battery, those little dots running across the screen as you wait, wouldn't be getting the new camera features... If you can buy one really cheap to just wait for the next Lumia than yes... But as a replacement for the 1520 it's not even close.
    11-04-2014 08:44 AM
  5. carlson03's Avatar
    I have a 920 and it's still a good phone, but it's starting to show its age... Two year old battery, those little dots running across the screen as you wait, wouldn't be getting the new camera features... If you can buy one really cheap to just wait for the next Lumia than yes... But as a replacement for the 1520 it's not even close.
    ha, I have a brand new L920, Nokia couldn't fix first which was a few months old (battery problems), they sent me another one and it does the same thing...
    11-04-2014 10:36 AM
  6. pedmar007's Avatar
    I broke my 1520's screen :'( (much sad) and the repair costs more than a 920 i found online..

    ..920 was my dream phone years ago..but is it still great to have today? Thanks :(
    Look harder as repairing the L1520 will be a better deal than looking for a new device. N.B the WP8.1 updates are being added to 1-2yr old devices and those systems were optimized for WP8 and not WP8.1. So my advice would be to look harder for the parts online and repair your phone as it will receive all the updates for WP8.1.1 and Denim and still run smoother than any other device bar a L930,830 or 730.
    11-04-2014 11:14 AM
  7. nukesheart1520's Avatar
    Thanks..i just cancelled my order of 920..

    Sucks but i could buy 2nd hand 1520 nearly as much as its repair cost.. :-o
    11-04-2014 05:48 PM
  8. carlson03's Avatar
    Does the screen still work with just the crack or is it black?
    11-05-2014 07:35 AM
  9. metalchick719's Avatar
    The 920 is still a great phone. I swap my SIM card between mine and my 925 and 810 (although 925 is my main phone). It's got a great build quality, great look, nice screen, excellent camera and 32GB of storage. You really can't go wrong with the 920 unless you're the type who needs all the latest and greatest in tech.
    jmshub, Muessig and nukesheart1520 like this.
    11-05-2014 02:53 PM
  10. nukesheart1520's Avatar
    The screen still works but just a line of broken glass..which causes touch problems..it now has ghost touches and sometimes touch is not responding :'(
    11-05-2014 10:02 PM
  11. bryan deady's Avatar
    Dont buy!

    My Lumia 920 will not restart for the second time, despite hard reset, recovery software it will not turn on. I will now lose all my data.

    I have called Nokia support who are unprepared to help despite the product being in warranty, They tell me to use the online service booking tool, I would but the site has been down for 2 days, despite assurances it would be only a few hours. When I contact the third party 'Anovo' for information all my emails are ignored. When I call customer services again I am basically being lied to as to how long the site will be down.

    Be very careful going anywhere near a Nokia product at all, not because of the products in themselves, but when something goes wrong the message from Nokia is "we could'nt care less" .
    nukesheart1520 likes this.
    11-06-2014 03:49 AM
  12. jmshub's Avatar
    I think the 920 is still a good phone, and worth buying if the price is right. I've had mine since the day the 920 launched, and I still believe it to be the best phone I ever used. This thing is indestructible, and the performance is still pretty good, but you will probably be disappointed due to the comparative performance of the phone against the newer and much faster 1520.
    nukesheart1520 likes this.
    11-06-2014 09:37 AM
  13. carlson03's Avatar
    Dont buy!

    My Lumia 920 will not restart for the second time, despite hard reset, recovery software it will not turn on. I will now lose all my data.

    I have called Nokia support who are unprepared to help despite the product being in warranty, They tell me to use the online service booking tool, I would but the site has been down for 2 days, despite assurances it would be only a few hours. When I contact the third party 'Anovo' for information all my emails are ignored. When I call customer services again I am basically being lied to as to how long the site will be down.

    Be very careful going anywhere near a Nokia product at all, not because of the products in themselves, but when something goes wrong the message from Nokia is "we could'nt care less" .
    Ha, I have sent my phone in 3 times, on a "new" L920, still has problems, so its being sent back again...I am starting to loose respect for Nokia now
    11-06-2014 10:44 AM
  14. nukesheart1520's Avatar
    Is the 730 better than 920?
    730's soon to reach our shores..and the price is not that high..
    11-06-2014 05:12 PM
  15. jontyrees's Avatar
    I have EXACTLY the same situation as the OP. Replaced my 920 on insurance plan and they sent me a 1520. OK, but I dropped it 4 inches onto pavement the first damn day I had it, and cracked the screen. Just one crack across it and a couple right down in the bottom left corner, but it has become erratic, phantom presses, constantly going to Bing Voice Search, freezes, etc. I filed an insurance claim on the 920 after downloading 8.1 on to it - it virtually disabled it. Now I'm looking at used 920s on Ebay while waiting for a more usable replacement for the 1520 to be introduced. It's irritating that there's not a better option than the 1520, which just doesn't fit my lifestyle. 920 did, so I'm hoping getting a used one for sub-$100 and leaving it on WP8 will be workable.
    11-06-2014 09:53 PM
  16. walterg1's Avatar
    You can get really good deals on eBay if you check every day.
    I bought my 920 used in mint condition with 2 cases for $98 shipped.
    Its on 8.1 and working perfect so far.
    mccririck likes this.
    11-07-2014 01:20 AM
  17. mccririck's Avatar
    I have EXACTLY the same situation as the OP. Replaced my 920 on insurance plan and they sent me a 1520. OK, but I dropped it 4 inches onto pavement the first damn day I had it, and cracked the screen. Just one crack across it and a couple right down in the bottom left corner, but it has become erratic, phantom presses, constantly going to Bing Voice Search, freezes, etc. I filed an insurance claim on the 920 after downloading 8.1 on to it - it virtually disabled it. Now I'm looking at used 920s on Ebay while waiting for a more usable replacement for the 1520 to be introduced. It's irritating that there's not a better option than the 1520, which just doesn't fit my lifestyle. 920 did, so I'm hoping getting a used one for sub-$100 and leaving it on WP8 will be workable.
    Why did they send you a 1520 rather than a 930? Or the 830?
    11-07-2014 01:42 AM
  18. minomkd's Avatar
    I think it's still a good choice. I've bought red Lumia 920 via Amazon two months ago.
    11-07-2014 04:58 AM
  19. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    You can get 925 on eBay for about 200 brand new and 100-130 used in good condition. I would grab a used one to plug a hole and get whatever comes with Windows 10.
    11-07-2014 07:53 AM
  20. carlson03's Avatar
    You can get 925 on eBay for about 200 brand new and 100-130 used in good condition. I would grab a used one to plug a hole and get whatever comes with Windows 10.
    The 920 has built in QI and 32gb storage, didn't they strip that from the 925?
    11-07-2014 10:36 AM
  21. jontyrees's Avatar
    Why did they send you a 1520 rather than a 930? Or the 830?
    That's an excellent question! ATT doesn't offer those models, and I had no choice - it's a online process with Asurion, which takes you through some security questions, asks you what happened to your phone, then on the next screen announces "we will be sending you a Nokia Lumia 1520 as a replacement for your Nokia Lumia 920". No option to decline that I recall. I probably wouldn't have declined anyway, as all the reviews on the 1520 are glowing. It is certainly a very impressive device - fast, smooth, sleek, fantastic screen, fantastic camera, easily 2 day battery life. Unfortunately, it was the wrong size for my usage, and it proved to be unbelievably fragile. Now I'm stuck with the choice of paying a $199 insurance deductible and probably getting another 1520, a two yr upgrade on ATT which will lose me my $25/mth discount, going with ATT Next and paying full price for a new phone spread over 20mths, living with a completely erratic 1520, or picking up something used on ebay. I suppose I could get another 1520 on insurance, immediately sell it on ebay or Craigslist, and buy something else. That just doesn't feel right to me though.

    Question: if I do get a used 920 on ebay, and it has not been upgraded to 8.1, can I decline that upgrade? Or will ATT/MSFT continually badger me into installing it, until I slip up and let it in? 8.1 killed my last 920, and it offers me literally nothing I want over 8. Cortana? Party trick. Greater cloud integration? No thanks, I like local, not cloud.
    11-07-2014 10:53 AM
  22. plot_almighty's Avatar
    That's an excellent question! ATT doesn't offer those models, and I had no choice - it's a online process with Asurion, which takes you through some security questions, asks you what happened to your phone, then on the next screen announces "we will be sending you a Nokia Lumia 1520 as a replacement for your Nokia Lumia 920". No option to decline that I recall. I probably wouldn't have declined anyway, as all the reviews on the 1520 are glowing. It is certainly a very impressive device - fast, smooth, sleek, fantastic screen, fantastic camera, easily 2 day battery life. Unfortunately, it was the wrong size for my usage, and it proved to be unbelievably fragile. Now I'm stuck with the choice of paying a $199 insurance deductible and probably getting another 1520, a two yr upgrade on ATT which will lose me my $25/mth discount, going with ATT Next and paying full price for a new phone spread over 20mths, living with a completely erratic 1520, or picking up something used on ebay. I suppose I could get another 1520 on insurance, immediately sell it on ebay or Craigslist, and buy something else. That just doesn't feel right to me though.

    Question: if I do get a used 920 on ebay, and it has not been upgraded to 8.1, can I decline that upgrade? Or will ATT/MSFT continually badger me into installing it, until I slip up and let it in? 8.1 killed my last 920, and it offers me literally nothing I want over 8. Cortana? Party trick. Greater cloud integration? No thanks, I like local, not cloud.
    Most people scoff at personal assistants. However the 8.1 update is more than Cortana. The biggest useful feature outside Cortana is the Action Center. Spend enough time on WP8 and you'll come to find that Toast notifications (Badge notifications on iPhone) just don't cut it unless you can pull your phone out then and there to see what it is. I'd also like to point out the Sense apps are wonderful. Data Sense in particular. Set your limit in it and when the data period ends and the app is smart enough to track how much is left.

    The 8.1 update is worth it alone for those two things. Not to mention the increased customization. Background image, Live Folders, Live lock screen.

    To answer your question WP won't badger you about the update. It WILL however silently install it if you have it set to update automatically, which it does by default if you're hooked to Wi-Fi.

    Edit: You have the option to switch off Cortana so when you press the search key you bring up WP8's Bing search instead.
    Last edited by plot_almighty; 11-07-2014 at 11:24 AM.
    11-07-2014 11:14 AM
  23. Albatross2's Avatar
    I just replaced my 920 with a 635 ($80 from Walmart). I'm on AT&T US. This is a stopgap move to wait until the 830 gets cheaper, the 735 becomes available, or a new flagship is launched.

    I have to say I do like the small form factor and reduced weight of the 635. Compared to my old 920 I'm really only giving up the front camera (rarely used), glance, auto-brightness, and the wonderful rear camera (a luxury I hope to recapture with my next phone). I have also gained the sensorcore functionality with the new 635, and this is a big plus.
    11-07-2014 11:36 AM
  24. carlson03's Avatar
    I just replaced my 920 with a 635 ($80 from Walmart). I'm on AT&T US. This is a stopgap move to wait until the 830 gets cheaper, the 735 becomes available, or a new flagship is launched.

    I have to say I do like the small form factor and reduced weight of the 635. Compared to my old 920 I'm really only giving up the front camera (rarely used), glance, auto-brightness, and the wonderful rear camera (a luxury I hope to recapture with my next phone). I have also gained the sensorcore functionality with the new 635, and this is a big plus.
    For temp, thats not too bad, but those are major features I would have a hard time giving up...did your 920 die on you?
    11-07-2014 02:22 PM
  25. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    The 920 has built in QI and 32gb storage, didn't they strip that from the 925?
    They did but its lighter, better camera, better battery performance.
    11-07-2014 03:27 PM
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