1. Mr Pootawn's Avatar
    Posted this in the wrong forum previously so sorry about that.

    Currently using a near dead ATIV S caught in the reboot cycle, tried everything to fix it but to no avail. Bought a 928 but didn't like it that much (smaller screen etc) so I've decided to get a true upgrade. I'm open to the 1520, the Icon, the 930 and the HTC One (M8) for windows but I want to preferably get the phone that will work on LTE in Canada.

    In terms of price I can get the Icon cheapest followed by the 1520, the 930 and the M8 being most expensive.

    In terms of my preference it would be Icon=930>M8>1520

    LTE working is not a deal breaker for me, but I need something that will get decent speeds along with MMS and all the other standard features. Any help would be appreciated.
    08-27-2014 04:43 PM
  2. raicas's Avatar
    The 930 could be a good investment is one of the most powerful windows phone, good looking with a pureview camera. Meanwhile the 1520 is a good outsider with its screen size, according to some rumor windows phone may get multi windows feature on large screen. And finally the M8 could be a good choose for the audiophile with the boomsound system. So to summarize, 930 : for camera and the design. 1520 : for the future Os feature. M8 : audio quality and the pleasure pleasure to have a htc. My personal choice : 930>M8>1520
    08-27-2014 05:34 PM
  3. Mr Pootawn's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply but I'm more interested in their respective network compatibility with my service provider (Virgin). I am pretty well versed in the technical advantages of each model. I am mostly wondering which, if any, will get true LTE with Virgin
    08-27-2014 05:41 PM
  4. jkamoh's Avatar
    I believe its the 1520.3 version, RM-938 model, this has all North American LTE bands. B & H Photo in the U.S. has it listed for $489.95 in black/yellow and white. Its the cheapest price I've seen plus it has 32gb built in memory and wireless charging. I'm looking at the 930 myself, LTE is not a deal breaker. It does have LTE coverage on 2600mHZ for Rogers/Bell if there is coverage. Other than that, its HSPA/HSPA+ all the way.
    08-27-2014 05:58 PM
  5. Mr Pootawn's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply, really appreciate. The size of the 1520 is a bit of turnoff for me. I liked the 930 as well at which point the icon becomes an intriguing option but only if it will work with Canadian network. The 1520 does seem like the safest bet in terms of it working with LTE
    08-27-2014 06:15 PM
  6. switch side method's Avatar
    Plus the 930 doesn't have an sd card slot...deal breaker for me personally
    08-27-2014 06:48 PM
  7. skinnypig118's Avatar
    I'm using 930 (tho on rogers/fido) and have no problems. It should work just as well on bell, would even get band 7 2600mhz LTE where available. The 930 is a fantastic phone I would totally recommend it. But just to be devils advocate, it's rumored that 730/830 will be announced at IFA next week, and we are overdue for some WP upgrades, so maybe something new will come to Canada?


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    08-27-2014 07:03 PM
  8. jkamoh's Avatar
    Icon will work, it is GSM unlocked. It does have compatible LTE bands for Canada but they are locked to Verizon. I would go for 930, no carrier added software and you get updates right away directly from MS.
    08-28-2014 12:01 AM
  9. jkamoh's Avatar
    Any over heating on yours? Seems like a common complaint with 930.
    08-28-2014 12:02 AM
  10. skinnypig118's Avatar
    The phone gets warm for some graphically intensive games and during wireless charging. But I haven't had any overheating problems.
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    08-28-2014 05:23 AM
  11. Mr Pootawn's Avatar
    Definitely leaning towards the 930 but don't want to give up on the Icon yet, considering it is essentially the same phone just 200 bucks cheaper. If I were to get the Icon, would I get HSPA/HSPA+ on Virgin? I can live without the LTE speeds, but I can't live with speeds comparable to my old 3G LG Optimus Quantum
    08-28-2014 10:57 AM
  12. dumgeek's Avatar
    I have the 1520.3 (cyan) and I'm on Rogers. Lte works fine. The only down side to the 1520 is the screen bug and my front cam it's not working.
    08-28-2014 11:21 AM
  13. jkamoh's Avatar
    Yes you will get those speeds, it's GSM unlocked, you'll just need a nano SIM and you're good to go. No unlocking required, you might need to configure settings to Virgin Mobile. I would get Icon also but for the Verizon branding and their slow push out for updates.
    08-28-2014 11:22 AM
  14. jkamoh's Avatar
    But overall you are impressed by it?
    08-28-2014 11:24 AM
  15. skinnypig118's Avatar
    But overall you are impressed by it?
    If you're asking if I'm impressed with the 930 then the answer would be YES. The build quality is superb and it checks all the boxes for things I want: wireless charging, a solid camera (I don't need a 41 MP powerhouse), high-end specs, and size is not too big. I would only caution against it if you are a heavy gamer due to the potential heat issues, but then again all flagship phones will heat up, it just goes with the territory of putting quad-cores into phones.
    08-29-2014 08:21 AM
  16. chezm's Avatar
    If you're asking if I'm impressed with the 930 then the answer would be YES. The build quality is superb and it checks all the boxes for things I want: wireless charging, a solid camera (I don't need a 41 MP powerhouse), high-end specs, and size is not too big. I would only caution against it if you are a heavy gamer due to the potential heat issues, but then again all flagship phones will heat up, it just goes with the territory of putting quad-cores into phones.
    Man, i seem to have the exact same needs as you for a phone. Ive currently got a 1020 (got it used) and while its good, i want a bigger screen in 1080p...id take that over the 41mp camera. I really really want a 930, with all the negative discussions on this forum it concerns me but everything it offers is ideal (except for wireless charging which i never use, i even got a charging case for the 1020 and never used it).
    08-29-2014 09:57 AM
  17. jkamoh's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. No issues with the purple tint a lot of 930 users are having?
    08-29-2014 11:05 AM
  18. skinnypig118's Avatar
    Man, i seem to have the exact same needs as you for a phone. Ive currently got a 1020 (got it used) and while its good, i want a bigger screen in 1080p...id take that over the 41mp camera. I really really want a 930, with all the negative discussions on this forum it concerns me but everything it offers is ideal (except for wireless charging which i never use, i even got a charging case for the 1020 and never used it).
    I'm surprised you are not using wireless charging, it's so convenient. It's one of those things that once you use it, you'll never want to go back to charging with wires!

    jkamoh: No issues with purple tint, not in the way people have reported anyways. I have had one instance where some pics I took with the FF cam looked like it had a purple hue to it. But it wasn't the greatest of light conditions and I was wearing a purple shirt, so maybe that had something to do with it who knows Not big on selfies anyways.
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    08-29-2014 11:40 AM
  19. chezm's Avatar
    Hmmm. Maybe ill consider it thx
    08-29-2014 06:07 PM
  20. nicolas_as's Avatar
    Any over heating on yours? Seems like a common complaint with 930.

    Dude I'm really disappointed with the 930, first I got one with bad calibration on the proximity sensor, returned it and now I got one that is overheating even while installing apps
    08-30-2014 06:37 PM
  21. skinnypig118's Avatar
    My 930 warmed up out of the box, which was because it was auto-updating a whole bunch of apps in the background. Try turning off the auto-update, as that would certainly cause some heat if you happen to be doing something on the phone and it starts the auto-update in the background. Also heard turning off motion data helps, personally I don't use it so that's one of the first things I turned off when I got my phone.
    08-31-2014 09:05 AM
  22. admorris#AC's Avatar
    If you can get service with the M8 and money is not a huge concern, I can't imagine not seriously considering this phone. It's literally the best phone I've ever owned (and I've owned all the top tier phones over the past three years or so). Speakers and unparalleled, screen is beautiful and battery life kills anything I've owned before (including z30, note 3) and the addition of a SD card slot and the RF remote is just icing on the cake. Camera is the ONLY slight negative to me, and even that is just fine for posting on fb and instagram. It really does take windows phone to a new level, which is tough to do with Nokia's notoriously nice hardware.
    08-31-2014 02:05 PM

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