02-09-2015 12:31 PM
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  1. shoaib shah's Avatar
    Hi

    To all the former Lumia 920 owners what have you upgraded to and why?

    Reason being I need to move in a few months time and don't know what to get wait for Windows 10 phone or go with 1520?
    02-01-2015 07:18 AM
  2. stokes1510's Avatar
    Move up to the 930 the only thing I miss is glance but apart from that its probably the best choice (for me it was)
    02-01-2015 07:43 AM
  3. carlson03's Avatar
    I still have the 920, nothing worth upgrading to yet. If you can hold off, I would wait a bit and see if they bring out another flashship phone.
    Timbre70 likes this.
    02-01-2015 08:27 AM
  4. b8ll's Avatar
    1520.3. The swipe/touch issue can be an annoyance. I'd suggest waiting if you're looking for a flagship.
    02-01-2015 08:48 AM
  5. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I still am using my 920, but there's three phones I'd look at. The 830 (it's more of a side grade, but you gain the new camera app, change able batteries, and SD card support), the 930 (better display, better camera, better battery but lose glance), and the 1520 (same as the 930, but with glance, SD card support, but it is 6 inches which may be a deal breaker for some).

    That's if you had to upgrade right now though, but good luck!
    02-01-2015 08:54 AM
  6. gordonfink's Avatar
    I moved to a 930. As compared to the 920, the biggest differences are the screen size and the camera. Now with Denim, there are a few other features as well that aren't possible with the 920.

    I have AT&T, so I don't get LTE on the 930. But, I don't miss LTE too much. I was impressed with it when I had it on the 920, but I don't complain about not having it now.

    I don't miss glance at all. I just double tap the screen, and see what glance would have shown me anyways. Now, it's actually sort of weird to see a glance phone - as in "hey turn that off". On my 920, glance went off when the phone was idle anyways.

    The 930 has a higher density screen than the 920. It's AMOLED as opposed to IPS. I personally like IPS better, but the 930 screen is a big step up from the 920.

    I honestly don't notice too much difference in processor speed, because I'm not normally doing things that require hyper processing power. There are a few games that seem a little more fluid, but that be more mental than real - I can't tell.

    On the whole, I think the 930 is the best phone I've ever owned. I would not have said the 920 was the best I had owned, but it was a lost-cost way for me to feel out WP. I really liked WP over the other OS's. Once I decided that, it was onward.
    02-01-2015 08:56 AM
  7. ExcaliburII's Avatar
    Still have my 920... Was thinking of the 830 as I'm having battery issues. But figured I'd hold off and wait for a new flagship. Just ordered a replacement battery, which should hold me over till a new one comes out.
    02-01-2015 09:01 AM
  8. Br1t's Avatar
    I went with the M8 back in November, but considering its now February I would wait to see what comes out of MWC before making a decision. Thou if you can get an M8 or 930 for cheap those should be your best choice's.
    02-01-2015 09:02 AM
  9. shoaib shah's Avatar
    I love my 920 but the battery life is a nuisance I am looking for a large phablet device as I came to WP from galaxy note series phones on Android as it's kind of hard scaling down Green 1520 would be great but unfortunately nothing in UK its At&t exclusive. Only worry is by the time I get 1520 it will be two years old and not get as much MS support as newer devices even though its more than capable
    02-01-2015 09:34 AM
  10. Ian Too's Avatar
    I went with the 930 and the only thing I miss is Glance. However, with the Demin update, the tap to wake issue is solved and 'hey Cortana' actually works when it's not too noisy.

    If you can afford to upgrade again toward the end of the year, then the 930 is a great deal. If not, then wait - I'm sure the new devices will be exciting.
    shoaib shah likes this.
    02-01-2015 10:01 AM
  11. shoaib shah's Avatar
    I think the only thing stopping me from buying lumia 930 is the lack of sd card support and mixed reviews on battery life. Anyone know if it has improved on Denim update?
    02-01-2015 01:11 PM
  12. gordonfink's Avatar
    I love my 920 but the battery life is a nuisance I am looking for a large phablet device as I came to WP from galaxy note series phones on Android as it's kind of hard scaling down Green 1520 would be great but unfortunately nothing in UK its At&t exclusive. Only worry is by the time I get 1520 it will be two years old and not get as much MS support as newer devices even though its more than capable
    You could always buy a 1520 that works for you, then get a green back and swap it.
    02-01-2015 01:58 PM
  13. gordonfink's Avatar
    I think the only thing stopping me from buying lumia 930 is the lack of sd card support and mixed reviews on battery life. Anyone know if it has improved on Denim update?
    I only had mine not on Denim for about a week, so I can't really compare. Now, though, mine will go about 2 days. Usually, I charge it about every day and a half, when it gets to about 20-30%, depending upon what I'm doing. I went to bed the other night at 26%, and wondered if I should have charged it. I got in the morning, and it was at 21%.
    shoaib shah likes this.
    02-01-2015 02:00 PM
  14. AllanQuatermain's Avatar
    keeping my 920 for now as nothing worth upgrading to, waiting to see what Microsoft releases this year with Windows 10.
    02-01-2015 03:22 PM
  15. rikycaldeira's Avatar
    The 930's screen alone would made me upgrade, amoled+WP =WIN. Also, camera prowess of course
    02-02-2015 03:15 AM
  16. Bagzton's Avatar
    Personally, there isn't a worthy upgrade out there. 8/930 don't impress me. The 1520 comes close but for the size. If I can get a 4.5" 1520 (hahaha far cry!) then I'm going for it. So, I'd keep "managing" my 920 until the next flagship.
    shoaib shah and STXVI like this.
    02-02-2015 03:59 AM
  17. shoaib shah's Avatar
    Personally, there isn't a worthy upgrade out there. 8/930 don't impress me. The 1520 comes close but for the size. If I can get a 4.5" 1520 (hahaha far cry!) then I'm going for it. So, I'd keep "managing" my 920 until the next flagship.
    Problem being that Windows 10 flagship wont come out until probably end of year 3rd quarter earliest and my contract ends in Summer 😡
    02-02-2015 07:16 AM
  18. etad putta's Avatar
    I traded my 920 for a galaxy tab 3 and upgraded to a 635 for $41.72 from the Microsoft store. 635 has much better battery life, runs cooler, and will keep me in the loop until I see how things shake out around here.
    02-02-2015 07:34 AM
  19. jmshub's Avatar
    I went for the 1520 in October. I have been nothing but happy with that decision. My 1520 works beautifully, it is fast and looks great. The screen size makes almost everything easier, and when I use my old 920 (handed down to my mother-in-law) or my wife's 920, they seem strangely small now. It appears that you won't see new flagship phones for Windows 10 until late summer, or autumn, so it depends to you on whether you can wait that long, or if the desire for a new phone is too strong to hold out for another six months or so.

    Personally, there isn't a worthy upgrade out there. 8/930 don't impress me. The 1520 comes close but for the size. If I can get a 4.5" 1520 (hahaha far cry!) then I'm going for it. So, I'd keep "managing" my 920 until the next flagship.
    The 930 is basically a 5" 1520...
    shoaib shah likes this.
    02-02-2015 08:32 AM
  20. ByeVanno's Avatar
    I got a 930 in October I believe and a million problems from screen raising out to buttons not working to 4 hour battery and I said eff it and got rid of it. I have an 830 now and it feels like a skinner 920 nothing special just a slight upgrade. If you need a phone go get an 830 or something just to hold you off because I had to get rid of my 920 because it had issues with the board but if your 920 is still going strong just wait until the new phones come out
    02-02-2015 08:38 AM
  21. pankaj981's Avatar
    If battery is your concern then 830 or the 1520 are your options. I went from a 920 to the 830, couldn't be happier. But I still love my 920
    02-02-2015 08:39 AM
  22. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    i move from 920 to 925 and then to 930!! 930 is great, the only thing i miss is glance. apart from that 930 is better all the way!! great screen, better battery life faster, better camera... ... and all that came with denim. and future support. veru happy. but, still got a 920 ready for w10, and i love it there is something special about this fat bas%%&&##ard
    Ian Too likes this.
    02-02-2015 08:47 AM
  23. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I'm still using my 920 that I got at launch on AT&T in 2012. I see nothing to upgrade to, so I'm just waiting.

    1. I don't like the HTC One (M8)'s compromises of a mediocre camera, a lack of camera button, on-screen navigation buttons (prefer them off-screen), and lack of Lumia firmware.
    2. The 1520 is larger than I'd like, the glass seems a bit brittle (folks have reported cracking from typical use), and its hardware is about to turn 2 years-old. Signing up for that for another 1-2 years seems pointless.
    3. The 830 is a flagship-priced budget phone with a couple of fancy gimmicks, which isn't an upgrade for me. The SoC is inferior to my 2-year-old one, and the display resolution is a downgrade from the 920 as well. I have no desire to sign on for decreased performance for my next 1-2 years of smartphone use, and the things like SensorCore and a somewhat-improved camera don't make up for the sheer lack of high-end parts in the device.

    So, I'm waiting for this alleged summer launch of a Snapdragon 810-toting flagship.
    etad putta likes this.
    02-02-2015 09:36 AM
  24. Kevin Hill2's Avatar
    I went with the M8 and I really like it, but I did keep my 920, there is just something I really like about that phone, for me I think it is the heft and feel of it in my hand and I still use it when I am going to be outside a lot, you can't beat a Lumia for sun light viewing.
    Games Goblin likes this.
    02-02-2015 09:43 AM
  25. Qtweeder's Avatar
    just recently changed from 920 to 1020, only reason was for the camera side of things, the 920 wasn't enough for me after having an 808, i went for the 64gb version and have since added the wireless shell (which i missed very much initially) and now its great, better than my 920 in fact, and at first i didnt like the ergonomics to hold, but now the charging shell makes it nice and thick and actually smooths out the hump to make it better in the hand.

    much preferring the amoled display vs the 920's LCD also, as glance is brighter and everything looks much better imho. even though same innards virtually apart from ram 2gb, i swear it runs better overall than my 920 ever did, i suspect its utilizing some of that extra 1gb ram, even if small amount for daily use not just reserved for camera.
    Andrew Elliott likes this.
    02-02-2015 09:51 AM
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