1. Daniel Edwards's Avatar
    Having had an unlocked 1520 for the last 3 weeks, I am wondering if I have made a mistake and should have got the 930. I run between 40 and 50 miles a month and the 1520 has proved a struggle to find an arm band big enough. Should I swap? What would you do?
    07-20-2014 03:33 PM
  2. nexialbinding's Avatar
    Any phone is too big to run with. Buy yourself a Sansa Clip and keep your 1520.
    07-20-2014 06:42 PM
  3. switch side method's Avatar
    Or get a tablet case that can hook to the loop on your jeans
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    07-20-2014 07:59 PM
  4. Daniel Edwards's Avatar
    Thanks for the ideas. I use the health and fitness GPS tracker Along with TuneIn streaming radio so really need a phone. I have my old 920 and can see me using that and having to swap the sim all the time... If any case manufacturer is reading this, please design a way so I can use the 1520... ...😁
    07-21-2014 07:04 AM
  5. Addison's Avatar
    In my opinion, the only reason to keep a 1520 over a 930 is the superior battery life. When it comes to size and looks, the 930 is unmatched at the moment. Your 1520 isn't getting any smaller. I'd say swap, but keep in mind the battery life you're used to is going to be turned upside down.
    RusB likes this.
    07-21-2014 08:06 AM
  6. Brokn Wing's Avatar
    You Made The Best choice mate. I Don't think 930 is any better then 1520. Large screen is a plus point and all other things are killer in all expect. I m glad to say that My hunting For a real smartphone has come to an end ;)
    07-21-2014 08:15 AM
  7. rohit111's Avatar
    Well the answer to that is what you prefer. 5" or 6" screen and upgradeable memory on the 1520 to 128GB. Both phones have the same processors and the rest. So the choice is based on screen size and expandable memory.
    07-21-2014 08:18 AM
  8. Dennis LOH's Avatar
    Rohit111: I totally agree with you as I had a 1520 before & I'm going for a 930 now. Even with the external memory card which the 1520 has. It kinds of put me off when I cannot save any videos downloaded via YouTube Downloader app for offline viewing. It is stored in the internal memory. So no diff as far as I'm concerned.
    07-21-2014 12:36 PM
  9. Coreldan's Avatar
    This really is something you have to figure out. I would never buy a 1520 to begin with, I'm just not in the target audience for phablets. Even 5" is pushing it, but at the same time I only do high end/flagships and you cant really get them much smaller anymore :P
    07-21-2014 01:56 PM
  10. hasasimo's Avatar
    Any phone is too big to run with. Buy yourself a Sansa Clip and keep your 1520.
    That's what I use. Also keeps my phone free in the car, and makes it easier to skip tracks while driving since you're pressing actual buttons and not a touch screen. No need to ever look down. My Sansa Clip is one of the best investments I've ever made.
    07-21-2014 02:18 PM
  11. Coreldan's Avatar
    I'm not sure how a MP3 player is gonna replace having a mobile phone on you. Sure, it's likely that he uses it for music too but my first and foremost reason for carrying my phone on me is that I can get in contact and be contacted.

    These days I'm quite terrified if I have to leave home without my phone for whatever reason, what if something happens and I need to call help? What if something happens at home and they need to get in contact with me? Sure, I release it's not been like this for many decades and humankind has managed just fine, but I'm pretty sure people having that phone on them for emergency calls has saved a lot more lives than an MP3 player ever has :D
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    07-21-2014 02:32 PM
  12. Daniel Edwards's Avatar
    You Made The Best choice mate. I Don't think 930 is any better then 1520. Large screen is a plus point and all other things are killer in all expect. I m glad to say that My hunting For a real smartphone has come to an end ;)
    Have to say, calling it a "phone" is a little misleading. More like a mini tablet that makes calls... Lego Movie on the memory card has swayed me back to the 1520 at the moment.
    07-22-2014 08:53 AM
  13. hasasimo's Avatar
    Daniel, are you based outside of North America? That may help with your decision, since of course you won't be getting LTE if you switch to a 930 and in North America. I'm considering a switch from my 1520, but the lack of glance support, poorer battery life, but especially the lack of LTE in North America are putting me off.
    07-22-2014 01:04 PM
  14. Daniel Edwards's Avatar
    Daniel, are you based outside of North America? That may help with your decision, since of course you won't be getting LTE if you switch to a 930 and in North America. I'm considering a switch from my 1520, but the lack of glance support, poorer battery life, but especially the lack of LTE in North America are putting me off.
    No. Im in the UK and I do love the 1520. Its just not that practical in regards to everyday use. Brilliant for video, browsing and even ebooks but crap to fit in your pocket. Battery life is as big pull. Charging it every 3 or 4 days. Not everyday like my 920.
    07-22-2014 05:11 PM
  15. arni99's Avatar
    I own both and am constantly swapping between the 2 ;).
    For daily business I prefer the smaller 930. The larger battery in the 1520 is not really a great advantage over the 930 in my opinion as the larger screen consumes more power when in use.
    07-24-2014 03:55 AM
  16. envio's Avatar
    You Made The Best choice mate. I Don't think 930 is any better then 1520. Large screen is a plus point and all other things are killer in all expect. I m glad to say that My hunting For a real smartphone has come to an end ;)
    Totally agree and I've got a 930 but if I already had a 1520, I wouldn't be concerned at all. The only advantage of the 930 is the slight improvement in the camera firmware and maybe there's a bump in BT Low Energy support. Everything else, the 1520 wins. Enjoy it OP!!
    07-24-2014 11:53 AM
  17. bh626's Avatar
    To me the biggest issue with the 1520 is the pocket-ability. I have an 8X now and put together an actual size comparison to get an idea of the 3 phones, since I can't handle one in a store in Canada. For me the 930 is looking pretty good - fairly compact with a 5" 1080 screen.

    Be sure to click for full size.

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    Here is an overlay of the 8X screen on the 930 to give you an idea of how much more real estate there is on a slightly bigger body, thanks to the much smaller bezels.

    htc8x_overlay_930.jpg
    07-25-2014 01:49 PM
  18. hasasimo's Avatar
    To me the biggest issue with the 1520 is the pocket-ability. I have an 8X now and put together an actual size comparison to get an idea of the 3 phones, since I can't handle one in a store in Canada. For me the 930 is looking pretty good - fairly compact with a 5" 1080 screen.

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    Here is an overlay of the 8X screen on the 930 to give you an idea of how much more real estate there is on a slightly bigger body, thanks to the much smaller bezels.

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    Going from a 920 to a 1520 I can tell you that you get used to the size pretty quickly. I also wear slim jeans and the phone fits in my side pocket. I think the 930 is a beautiful device though, and I've been tempted to give up my 1520 for it, but I'm hesitant to give up the stellar battery life, Glance, LTE (I'm in the U.S.), and an app or two that's no longer in the store.

    Am I right that you'd have to do without LTE if you go with the 930, being that you're in Canada?
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    07-25-2014 02:17 PM
  19. bh626's Avatar
    Going from a 920 to a 1520 I can tell you that you get used to the size pretty quickly. I also wear slim jeans and the phone fits in my side pocket. I think the 930 is a beautiful device though, and I've been tempted to give up my 1520 for it, but I'm hesitant to give up the stellar battery life, Glance, LTE (I'm in the U.S.), and an app or two that's no longer in the store.

    Am I right that you'd have to do without LTE if you go with the 930, being that you're in Canada?
    I'm not sure if the 930 will work with Bell LTE, I'll have to see what others say...
    07-25-2014 04:11 PM
  20. sepde's Avatar
    Thanks for the ideas. I use the health and fitness GPS tracker Along with TuneIn streaming radio so really need a phone. I have my old 920 and can see me using that and having to swap the sim all the time... If any case manufacturer is reading this, please design a way so I can use the 1520... ...
    I ordered SPIbelt copy from ebay to see if I can put my 1520 to it while running.
    08-13-2014 04:07 AM

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