07-20-2015 08:33 PM
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  1. gordonfink's Avatar
    So, I have now come into possession of a mint (refurbished) 1520 unlocked, a very good 930 unlocked, and my current daily, an 830 locked to AT&T.

    I am struggling to decide which of these 3 should be my daily. The other two will get sold. I am leaning towards the 930, as I think that is a fantastic phone. However, I had one before and left it because of lack of LTE. Mostly, this was an issue when tethering the Surface to the phone to do work in areas where wifi was not available.

    So, I am thinking of throwing a 920 or a 635 in the Surface carry bag, to use for those emergency LTE needs, and use the 930 the rest of the time.

    I think the 1520 is just too big. The 830 is a great phone, and I like it a lot. But, side by side, it is very hard not to be drawn to the 930.

    I have not used a 1520 as a daily before, but the 930 is the best phone I've ever used.

    So, I know this is the 930 thread, but help me out - 1520, 930, or 830?
    07-14-2015 06:53 PM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    I use a 1520 as a daily. Can't beat it. However, base on the design alone, given the opportunity, I'd grab the 930 in a NY minute. It is a very professional looking and at the same time, a gorgeous phone. WinXM would be awesome on this device.
    07-14-2015 08:44 PM
  3. gordonfink's Avatar
    Jazmac you convinced me. I loved the 930 I had before - it is really a nice machine.

    Think I'll have to order a case, so I an start using it.
    07-14-2015 09:30 PM
  4. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Love my 930 and yes, WinXM is beautiful on it.
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    07-14-2015 09:52 PM
  5. Jazmac's Avatar
    Love my 930 and yes, WinXM is beautiful on it.
    Its gotta looks great on that device. WinXM looks fantastic on my 1520. I launched One Note for the first time today and WOW, talk about a beauty. I don't know MaryBeth, I'm kinda crushing on a 930 and I'm looking. I wasn't so much interested in another phone beyond the 1520 but when I saw the 930 up close and thought about what WinXM would look like on it? Oh man, I got a mad crush. :)
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    07-14-2015 10:46 PM
  6. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I'm actually trying to stop myself from hunting for a used 1520. Really wanting that large screen. Like Gordon said...first world problems:)
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    07-14-2015 10:51 PM
  7. donkiluminate's Avatar
    What a tough life I have. I have a 930 and I'm kind of wishing I had a 1520. I feel like the 930 is so thick that it's just as cumber sum to use one handed as a phablet is. So why not have the extra battery life, sd card, and screen size.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    07-15-2015 05:16 PM
  8. mary beth hale's Avatar
    What a tough life I have. I have a 930 and I'm kind of wishing I had a 1520. I feel like the 930 is so thick that it's just as cumber sum to use one handed as a phablet is. So why not have the extra battery life, sd card, and screen size.
    I actually like the "chunkiness" of my 930. Feels so solid. I'm so wanting that big screen 1520, though. Must resist.
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    07-15-2015 06:48 PM
  9. gordonfink's Avatar
    If one of you guys can't resist the allure of the 1520, let me know. I'll have an unlocked (black) and an 830 to get rid of.
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    07-15-2015 08:20 PM
  10. mary beth hale's Avatar
    If one of you guys can't resist the allure of the 1520, let me know. I'll have an unlocked (black) and an 830 to get rid of.
    Gordon...Stop that!
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    07-15-2015 08:47 PM
  11. gordonfink's Avatar
    Gordon...Stop that!
    OK, group therapy. With 3 capable devices sitting here, you convinced me to go back to the 930. Reread the thread, but read your posts as though I wrote them, and mine as though you did.
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    07-15-2015 08:49 PM
  12. mary beth hale's Avatar
    OK, group therapy. With 3 capable devices sitting here, you convinced me to go back to the 930. Reread the thread, but read your posts as though I wrote them, and mine as though you did.
    LMAO! You're right. Seriously, I wouldn't trade my 930 for anything. I've never enjoyed using a phone so much. I'm an admitted phone junkie, though, so I'm always tempted by something.
    07-15-2015 09:02 PM
  13. gordonfink's Avatar
    LMAO! You're right. Seriously, I wouldn't trade my 930 for anything. I've never enjoyed using a phone so much. I'm an admitted phone junkie, though, so I'm always tempted by something.
    Ha! Explains why I have these three. I do a little buying//selling, but I bought these all with the purpose of keeping one.

    I also have a couple 1020's, another 830, a couple Icons, a couple 920's, and I'm trying to get another 635.

    I can make a case to myself why any of them should be my daily - even the 635.

    I gotta get past it though, because I think I remember from Cash Flow 101 that, at some point, some should come back in!
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    07-15-2015 09:34 PM
  14. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I feel ya!
    07-15-2015 09:52 PM
  15. Vlada Nehez's Avatar
    To be honest, after I bought my 930 I kinda wanted a 1520 because of the bigger screen and same specs. Memory is not a problem for me since 32 GB is more than enough for me. I still wanna hold the 1520 and try it for a while, but I doubt that I'd change my 930 for it. Only thing I like more is the bigger screen, nothing else.
    You're quite lucky to have so many phones to chose from. :)
    07-16-2015 10:40 AM
  16. Gustavo Sanchez's Avatar
    To throw a wrench in the overall group thinking, I have a 1520 and it's just wonderful for gaming and Netflix watching with it's awesome screen. Also, it's the only device that I can pair with my Roku to project my screen into the TV. I just love it!
    07-16-2015 10:47 AM
  17. gordonfink's Avatar
    I have been thinking that 1520 screen is too big. But, I think I may test drive it for a few days to see how it feels in actual use, then decide.
    07-16-2015 10:48 AM
  18. Gustavo Sanchez's Avatar
    I once used a 1020 while I sent in my 1520 for warranty repairs, and the difference was heaven and earth. The battery on my 1520 lasts almost two days with fairly heavy use, and, did I mention the glorious screen?
    07-16-2015 10:50 AM
  19. gordonfink's Avatar
    You're quite lucky to have so many phones to chose from. :)
    Very true. The down side is that I have no money.
    07-16-2015 10:51 AM
  20. Big Papa Smurf's Avatar
    Having never owned 2 of 3 my opinion may seem biased. Anyway.
    I own a 1520. I admit, at first it was bulky and hard to get used to coming from a 928. But now, my wife's Note4 feels tiny. And if I take off my case, it feels so small. You seem to have already made up your mind. And no one can decide for you, but I'd have to go with the 1520. The all day battery... The big screen... And I use the qi charger at home a lot. The lack of LTE would kill the 930. Why carry 2 phones when the 830/1520 covers the need? So between the locked 830 and the unlocked 1520? Sell the 1520(cause you said you have no money). But id still go with the 1520. I wouldn't carry multiple phones. I did, I hated it. And the 830.. I'm sure its a good phone. Just not my size.

    $.02
    07-16-2015 11:01 AM
  21. pankaj981's Avatar
    I recently bought a 1520 (green one) and might start using it for a few days once I'm back in the states. I always wanted to buy a 930 but after reading about all the heating issues my unlocked RM-985 running denim was the only better option in the 5 inch department (blame Microsoft for not building a mini 1520 or a hybrid between 930 and 830 with the best of both). I still love my 830 and in daily tasks it really stands out...great camera, battery life, glance, wireless charging and a premium looking device. Plus since WinXM does remove some of the black themed UI having a OLED/LCD screen really doesn't matter anymore.
    07-16-2015 11:38 AM
  22. Vlada Nehez's Avatar
    I love big phones. My next phone will be the size of 1520. You just gotta pick a phone that suits you. I'm not a tall guy, but I love big displays.
    07-16-2015 01:23 PM
  23. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I have been thinking that 1520 screen is too big. But, I think I may test drive it for a few days to see how it feels in actual use, then decide.
    So, pursuant to our little conversation here and my urge for a 1520...took my daughter's nexus 6 to use at work today to see how I would handle a large phone. In and out of pocket, trying to one-hand it and generally manipulate the thing while doing normal workday tasks. Then did some grocery shopping and several errands. It was a no-go. Simply too big for comfortable use(for me). So I will happily continue using my beautiful 930. I guess if I were a lady of leisure and could just whip it out of my purse for casual use, it might be different. The size was too much for my real-world usage. Guess I'm cured ;)
    07-16-2015 07:32 PM
  24. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Having used a 4.7 inch screen iPhone 6 the last two weeks I have to say i will be going back to phablet size soon because this is no fun. The 1520 is a beast but it does its job well.


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    07-16-2015 08:19 PM
  25. gordonfink's Avatar
    My plan of attack is this:

    I'll list the 1520 for sale first. If it sells quickly, then I'll keep the 930. If it doesn't, I'll list the 930.

    So, the libertarian in me will take the market solution.
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    07-16-2015 08:39 PM
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