09-18-2014 09:37 PM
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  1. canonuevo's Avatar
    Anyone upgrading to note 4 from the 1520. If so, why?

    I'm really craving for new hardware and was debating on getting the note until the successor of the 1520 comes or another high end wp.
    09-12-2014 04:33 PM
  2. Donny James's Avatar
    Anyone upgrading to note 4 from the 1520. If so, why?

    I'm really craving for new hardware and was debating on getting the note until the successor of the 1520 comes or another high end wp.
    The 1520 just launched last year so it might be while before the successor comes out. Maybe a variant will, but it wont deviate too much from the current like the 1525. That Note Edge looks pretty amazing though but I wonder how it will hold up with regular use.
    09-12-2014 04:54 PM
  3. canonuevo's Avatar
    I've briefly read about the edge. What so special about that? what does the curved screen provide
    09-12-2014 05:47 PM
  4. winboy's Avatar
    Nope! I moved from a Note 2 to my 1520 and I'm never going back to android.
    09-12-2014 06:46 PM
  5. Clive Rennie's Avatar
    I too crave new hardware love my 1520 would like to see something new thinner like the 1520 so I was hoping for new hardware this holiday season like the note 4 ihpone 6plus experia z3
    09-12-2014 07:35 PM
  6. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    switched years ago from note 2 to a Bold 9790 and then a 720
    never looked back ever since
    battery life etc was pathetic on my note 2
    09-13-2014 02:04 PM
  7. TenTwelve's Avatar
    I'm contemplating switching back to an iPhone actually. Not a fan of the Android OS and I admittedly am smitten with the Apple watch. I'd get a 6 Plus of course because I'm quite accustomed to a large screen now.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    09-13-2014 02:08 PM
  8. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    I've briefly read about the edge. What so special about that? what does the curved screen provide
    its a gimmick,frankly its not worth it
    all it does is make the screen easier to crack and tougher to get cases for
    jbfoster61 likes this.
    09-13-2014 02:24 PM
  9. kingenu's Avatar
    its a gimmick,frankly its not worth it
    all it does is make the screen easier to crack and tougher to get cases for
    comeon dude, this comment just has bitterness written all over it, if it was a windows phone you'd be praising like mad. imagine wp8.1 on it but on the curve you have notification icons from each app that gives you notification
    Visa Declined likes this.
    09-13-2014 03:34 PM
  10. Tony DeLuce's Avatar
    I am looking forward to the day the 1520 is available on Verizon which I will be trading my Note 2 in for. 1520 > Note 4 to me.
    Allen Rhodes likes this.
    09-13-2014 04:01 PM
  11. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Anyone upgrading to note 4 from the 1520. If so, why?

    I'm really craving for new hardware and was debating on getting the note until the successor of the 1520 comes or another high end wp.
    Frankly the Note 4 would definitely be the better buy. Primarily because it will have a better screen, better processor, better battery and performance.

    The camera will be significantly faster, while the video recording capabilities would stretch from 120 FPS slow-mo, 60 FPS 1080p to the 4K.

    Since OpenGL on Android has better support and the Note 4 has the all new Adreno 420 GPU, expect much better graphics in games if you are into that kind of stuff.

    Plus the S-Pen, multi window, 4GB of RAM, etc.

    The only reason not to buy the Note 4 would possibly be because TouchWiz that comes with Samsung devices has a history of slowing down after being filled with apps and other content.

    Hopefully the latest TouchWiz version and the upcoming Android L update with the beefy Snapdragon 805 will make the Note 4 the true "lagless" Samsung device.

    The only reason I would see for someone to buy a Lumia 1520:

    1) You want a slightly bigger screen.
    2) Megapixels are everything for you.
    3) You Like Microsoft/Nokia and their services and want to support the underdog in the mobile industry.

    switched years ago from note 2 to a Bold 9790 and then a 720
    never looked back ever since
    battery life etc was pathetic on my note 2
    All your comments about Android devices are negative. Either because you've always gotten a defective model or you've never bought any of the devices at all.

    Historically the Note series have been known for exceptional batteries.

    Proof? Here it is:

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    its a gimmick,frankly its not worth it
    all it does is make the screen easier to crack and tougher to get cases for
    Not a gimmick, completely. It's known as innovation. While it's not on my must have list, many people like the new concept and the services that come with it.

    It won't be tougher to get cases for it, covers for Samsung devices are pretty much available everywhere.
    09-13-2014 04:39 PM
  12. Kez0's Avatar
    Anyone upgrading to note 4 from the 1520. If so, why?

    I'm really craving for new hardware and was debating on getting the note until the successor of the 1520 comes or another high end wp.
    When you say "new hardware" yo refer to a new phone or new chipsets (new qualcomm chipsets)?

    New Qualcomm chipsets by now don't represent a new era on hw, is basically, an upgrade of the recent hw, don't expect a great improvement on actual generation of its products.
    09-13-2014 05:58 PM
  13. CSJr1's Avatar
    Not going to the Note 4 from 1520.

    Why: I enjoy the WP community over Google. I don't like how evil Google has become. I enjoy my privacy. I enjoy PureView 20 MP > 16 MP any day. I want to avoid malware. Waiting for 1520 successor. And I am pretty high up on game Greed City, and I don't want to lose that.
    09-13-2014 09:27 PM
  14. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Not going to the Note 4 from 1520.

    Why: I enjoy the WP community over Google. I don't like how evil Google has become. I enjoy my privacy. I enjoy PureView 20 MP > 16 MP any day. I want to avoid malware. Waiting for 1520 successor. And I am pretty high up on game Greed City, and I don't want to lose that.
    Yes, but that 20MP PureView camera is slow, has no HDR mode, horrible Panorama mode, etc. It's a fantastic camera, don't get me wrong, but you can't but a cameras quality down to MP alone. The Note 4 has a great camera.

    Also, the screen isn't better on the Note 4. It may be better on paper but QHD really doesn't provide any noticeable increase in sharpness and only drains battery. The 1520 still has a better battery. Also, although Super AMOLED provides deeper blacks and contrast and Samsung has spent a long time perfecting their technology the IPS LCD screen on the 1520 is amazing and compares to AMOLED with blacks and contrast and has better viewing angles and more accurate colors. Also, easier to see in sunlight with ClearBlack technology(which is typically a reliable seal of quality)
    And the S Pen is very useful and absolutely amazing on the Note 4 and blows away any capacitive stylus you can get with the 1520, but the 1520 has amazing screen sensitivity and responsiveness, and I honestly think having a better screen overrides having a stylus you might use every now and then.
    Hardware is better, yes...but by how much? Windows typically runs better on less than Android and as of now there isn't any noticeable improvement between 2GB and 3GB of RAM. Also Samsung is known for having bloatware in plenty on their devices, and although they're doing better you may still see some slight lag in the Note 4. And a lot of that processing power has to be going towards that QHD screen...
    So...in my opinion...1520 is still better just because it's Windows Phone. If you prefer Android though the Note 4 is still a great device.
    09-13-2014 09:43 PM
  15. EC Translating Services's Avatar
    Anyone upgrading to note 4 from the 1520. If so, why?
    Me! I love the 1520, but can't work with it. Need more apps and more functions that WP doesn't have.
    I own a Galaxy Note and it's been by far the best device i have EVER owned to work with but built with terrible materials. Note 4, for me, still has a very ugly/boring form factor (i don't like Samsung design), but more metal and an improved version of the Note ecosystem that makes it quick in things like multitasking, split screen, cut/paste elements from webpages and sending/sharing them with third parties app, linguistic tools (some pretty sophisticated) etc. All things WP simply is missing. I will not buy EDGE because that side display is essentially useless and steals display space i can use to read things rather than have useless notifications that i already have on top. I'll keep both anyways and if Threshold becomes a game changer may reconsider. However the app gap for me is too big. I am missing at least 8 or 10 apps that are critical + 1 language input that i use daily for work.
    09-13-2014 09:44 PM
  16. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Me! I love the 1520, but can't work with it. Need more apps and more functions that WP doesn't have.
    I own a Galaxy Note and it's been by far the best device i have EVER owned to work with but built with terrible materials. Note 4, for me, still has a very ugly/boring form factor (i don't like Samsung design), but more metal and an improved version of the Note ecosystem that makes it quick in things like multitasking, split screen, cut/paste elements from webpages and sending/sharing them with third parties app, linguistic tools (some pretty sophisticated) etc. All things WP simply is missing. I will not buy EDGE because that side display is essentially useless and steals display space i can use to read things rather than have useless notifications that i already have on top. I'll keep both anyways and if Threshold becomes a game changer may reconsider. However the app gap for me is too big. I am missing at least 8 or 10 apps that are critical + 1 language input that i use daily for work.
    I know exactly what you're talking about...but you're right to wait for Windows Phone 9. If 8.1 is anything to go off of 9 will be absolutely massive and critical in bringing Windows Phones closer to the competition. I have a feeling that the 1520 may be getting some special features to go with it's large screen, if not the hopeful successor I want.
    09-13-2014 09:52 PM
  17. ronaldme's Avatar
    Yes, but that 20MP PureView camera is slow, has no HDR mode, horrible Panorama mode, etc. It's a fantastic camera, don't get me wrong, but you can't but a cameras quality down to MP alone. The Note 4 has a great camera.
    Ta-dah!!!

    • Lumia Camera – Replacing Nokia Camera, Lumia Camera is faster and more intuitive than before to make the best camera experience, even better.
    • Speed – Pocket to capture speeds are superfast, and it only takes milliseconds going from shot to shot.
    • Moment Capture – A long press of the camera button starts 4K-quality video recording at 24 FPS. With each frame at 8.3 megapixels, you can save individual frames as high quality still images.
    • Rich Capture – Auto HDR and Dynamic Flash are now welcomed into the already-impressive feature set. Shoot first and adjust the camera settings later for that perfect photo.
    • Improved image processing algorithms – Updated to give you clearer photos, even in lowlight.
    Full of features: Lumia Denim Update - Conversations

    I think you need to read more news.
    09-13-2014 11:51 PM
  18. chmun77's Avatar
    I will never take a Samsung bloated phone. Will rather take iPhone than Note 4.
    09-14-2014 01:13 AM
  19. salmanahmad's Avatar
    When you say "new hardware" yo refer to a new phone or new chipsets (new qualcomm chipsets)?

    New Qualcomm chipsets by now don't represent a new era on hw, is basically, an upgrade of the recent hw, don't expect a great improvement on actual generation of its products.
    Actually the difference between Snapdragon 800 on a 1080p display and Snapfragon 805 on a 2K display isn't very massive, however the graphics department and power consumption will be improved quite a bit.

    Not going to the Note 4 from 1520.

    Why: I enjoy the WP community over Google. I don't like how evil Google has become. I enjoy my privacy. I enjoy PureView 20 MP > 16 MP any day. I want to avoid malware. Waiting for 1520 successor. And I am pretty high up on game Greed City, and I don't want to lose that.
    The Google community is pretty nice, you can't believe the amount of times I've bricked my devices and the awesome community has helped.

    Google isn't evil, or at least not any more evil than Microsoft. All companies collect the same amount of data and have rights to do pretty much anything they want with it.

    If your main concern is privacy as a consumer you should try to stay miles away from any device with an internet connection.

    Megapixels aren't everything when it comes to photography, plus if you take photos at 16:9 the Note 4 and 1520 are pretty much on par with each other because both will have resolution at 16 MP.

    Malware is highly exaggerated, Android is safe.
    Last edited by salmanahmad; 09-14-2014 at 02:23 AM.
    09-14-2014 01:16 AM
  20. snowmutt's Avatar
    Gonna slide this thread to the "Phone wars" catagory, as that seems to be a better place for it.

    The L1520 still sings with WP on it, and I would venture most people have had it less then a year. I see no reason to move, unless like a few posters have said you miss Android. Then I get it. Otherwise, this is a non-starter. The L1520 is STILL, in my humble opinion, the best overall WP out when you add in support, WP 8.1 upgrade, hardware, and options.

    That 6" screen wasn't for me, but I love the device and what it means. Just shows what a Hero devce running WP can look like.

    Wouldn't be offended if Samsung released an ATIV series WP 8.1 on that Note 4 Hardware. Just thinking out loud....
    09-14-2014 01:16 AM
  21. Charles-09's Avatar
    high specs of note4 with os version 4.4.4 is outdated with that kind of specs. If the specs applied in lumia 1520 there's nothing you can say....
    09-14-2014 02:08 AM
  22. lovenokia's Avatar
    What killed the note 4 is that Samsung went back to usb 2.0. That is probably the only gripe that I had with my 1520 was that it did not have a usb 3.0 port. I transfer lots of stuff between my phone and computer, and having a usb 3.0 port is very important. I really want to see a successor to the 1520 this year with a snapdragon 805 and usb 3.0. One can dream, but the note 4 with the metal build is quite enticing I must say. If I could get android L, I would be very happy and I have an upgrade coming this November also.
    09-14-2014 03:36 AM
  23. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    comeon dude, this comment just has bitterness written all over it, if it was a windows phone you'd be praising like mad. imagine wp8.1 on it but on the curve you have notification icons from each app that gives you notification
    no really the concept is great ,application is wrong,it might have been better on a tablet or a laptop
    on a phone,its pointless on the whole,its a nice feature but lets face it ,phone screens are fragile
    im sorry my comment came across as bitter to you,but what i meant to say is,its a inconvenience at times
    Lumia 720's display is a slightly bulging curved edge one
    like this-
    http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/..._9-580x350.jpg
    and ive already broken my display once because the screen edges are fragile
    09-14-2014 04:55 AM
  24. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Frankly the Note 4 would definitely be the better buy. Primarily because it will have a better screen, better processor, better battery and performance.

    The camera will be significantly faster, while the video recording capabilities would stretch from 120 FPS slow-mo, 60 FPS 1080p to the 4K.

    Since OpenGL on Android has better support and the Note 4 has the all new Adreno 420 GPU, expect much better graphics in games if you are into that kind of stuff.

    Plus the S-Pen, multi window, 4GB of RAM, etc.

    The only reason not to buy the Note 4 would possibly be because TouchWiz that comes with Samsung devices has a history of slowing down after being filled with apps and other content.

    Hopefully the latest TouchWiz version and the upcoming Android L update with the beefy Snapdragon 805 will make the Note 4 the true "lagless" Samsung device.

    The only reason I would see for someone to buy a Lumia 1520:

    1) You want a slightly bigger screen.
    2) Megapixels are everything for you.
    3) You Like Microsoft/Nokia and their services and want to support the underdog in the mobile industry.



    All your comments about Android devices are negative. Either because you've always gotten a defective model or you've never bought any of the devices at all.

    Historically the Note series have been known for exceptional batteries.

    Proof? Here it is:

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    Not a gimmick, completely. It's known as innovation. While it's not on my must have list, many people like the new concept and the services that come with it.

    It won't be tougher to get cases for it, covers for Samsung devices are pretty much available everywhere.
    ^total bs im sorry to say
    when i had a note 2,the battery barely lasted half a day,i even got a spare battery etc no change
    android is a resource hog and you must face it
    all your comments are biased and against non-android stuff im sorry to say
    i do give even ios credit where due so no im not biased,im experienced
    as for the curved display,you do realize the design may hinder proper cases for it
    09-14-2014 04:58 AM
  25. salmanahmad's Avatar
    ^total bs im sorry to say
    when i had a note 2,the battery barely lasted half a day,i even got a spare battery etc no change
    android is a resource hog and you must face it
    all your comments are biased and against non-android stuff im sorry to say
    i do give even ios credit where due so no im not biased,im experienced
    as for the curved display,you do realize the design may hinder proper cases for it
    Android is a resource hog? Debatable.

    The Note series has a bad battery life? Nope.

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    Which brings me back to my first point, you've gone from thread to thread claiming to have owned pretty much all Android devices that have ever existed(figure of speech).

    You point out issues with Android devices that nor other users of the device nor experts point out.

    You've either:

    a) Always gotten defective models of Android devices.
    b) You've never owned any.
    09-14-2014 05:52 AM
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