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  1. trev81uk's Avatar
    I really hope so, I have just upgraded from 520 to 920 but not had the change to use it yet – I’ve been waiting for screen protectors to arrive. Certainly from the encouragement I received in this thread http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ade-520-a.html, it definitely seems that the 920 still has life in it yet.
    06-18-2014 06:14 AM
  2. JamesPTao's Avatar
    It has a soft case made by Nokia too. I bought it and you can't even tell its on their and the fit is great. Got mine on eBay for $8. I'll try and look up the model # as that's the only way I was able to find it a year ago.
    06-18-2014 02:14 PM
  3. DJCBS's Avatar
    It has a soft case made by Nokia too. I bought it and you can't even tell its on their and the fit is great. Got mine on eBay for $8. I'll try and look up the model # as that's the only way I was able to find it a year ago.
    Nokia CC-1043 ;)

    It's available in all the colours the phone was sold in and it's a nice way to change the colour of the phone without having to change the phone's housing itself.
    06-18-2014 07:56 PM
  4. Loco5150's Avatar
    Not available in white.
    06-21-2014 11:38 AM
  5. metalchick719's Avatar
    The delay in L930 is making me consider buying L920 while waiting for the next flagship (L1030, I guess). The price is almost half of its original price already. Will it perform like a mid-range phone or the new Lx30 series, e.g. L630, be a better buy?
    I think the 920 is still a great buy and it should last you at least a couple of years. I have a 920 that I absolutely loved and used for 10 straight months until I got my 925 in late February. No issues with it, either. It never heated up, gave me great battery life (over 50 hours at times; I once went two full days between chargings). Of course, it's also got a great camera. You can get a 920 for a lot cheaper than many other Windows Phones these days. Go for it!
    gedzum likes this.
    06-22-2014 06:18 PM
  6. Shiroi's Avatar
    Thanks for all the replies. I'm still really digging the design of L920 among all other Lumias. I hope Microsoft sticks with that.
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    06-23-2014 05:20 AM
  7. DJCBS's Avatar
    Thanks for all the replies. I'm still really digging the design of L920 among all other Lumias. I hope Microsoft sticks with that.
    Yeah...they won't, I'm afraid. Marko Ahtisaari, the designer of the L920, announced his departure from Nokia the day after the deal to sell the D&S division (and therefore, himself) to Microsoft was made public. He left in November 2013. The last Nokia Lumias to ever be released (L630 and L930) are already from a new designer and should give you a hint at where the design is going. Not to mention Microsoft may want to align the design of their first flagship phone with the design of the Surface.
    06-23-2014 09:13 AM
  8. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Yeah...they won't, I'm afraid. Marko Ahtisaari, the designer of the L920, announced his departure from Nokia the day after the deal to sell the D&S division (and therefore, himself) to Microsoft was made public. He left in November 2013. The last Nokia Lumias to ever be released (L630 and L930) are already from a new designer and should give you a hint at where the design is going. Not to mention Microsoft may want to align the design of their first flagship phone with the design of the Surface.
    Yeah the design of the l920 was taken from the design of a Symbian phone. Pretty much it was the Symbian phone with windows os (oversimplified but pretty close). The windows deal and commitment lost many Nokia employees that were hardcore Symbian fans.
    06-23-2014 11:39 PM
  9. DJCBS's Avatar
    Yeah the design of the l920 was taken from the design of a Symbian phone. Pretty much it was the Symbian phone with windows os (oversimplified but pretty close). The windows deal and commitment lost many Nokia employees that were hardcore Symbian fans.
    That is true, however, the L920 was inspired by the L800 which that one yes, was just the N9 with a different OS. The N9 didn't run Symbian though, it run MeeGo, the OS Nokia was developing with Intel.
    Today MeeGo evolved into Jolla with Nokia's help.
    06-24-2014 06:29 PM
  10. DJCBS's Avatar
    I know its a wee bit bigger, but the 1520 is the gift that keeps on giving thanks to its top of the line WP innards and you do not have to give up anything. It can be had for about 450 new. I have a brand new red one (Xtra) I am considering what to do with.
    The ridiculous size of the L1520 plays against it, though. I haven't met a single person in the real world who would want a device that big to use daily. And I'm talking regular people, not tech enthusiasts like us.

    If I had to chose between a 920 or a 1520, the size of the 1520 would be enough for me to pick the 920 instead.
    06-24-2014 08:33 PM
  11. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I love my 1520, but I just picked up a white 920 to use as a wifi device around the house....music, social media, etc. I bought a cyan 920 back when they were originally released, and I've always missed it after I sold it to buy my 1520. The 1520, for me, is the perfect device. It satisfies all of my needs. I miss the 920 purely from a nostalgic perspective because it was/is such a great phone. If for whatever reason I had to get rid of my 1520, I'd have no problem going back to the 920...other than getting acquainted with the smaller screen size again.
    06-24-2014 09:35 PM
  12. DJCBS's Avatar
    That is your opinion and yours alone.
    Actually it's the opinion of a lot of people. Whether you like it and agree with it or not ;)
    06-25-2014 11:39 AM
  13. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Actually it's the opinion of a lot of people. Whether you like it and agree with it or not ;)
    A lot of people don't think that. Just look at Samsung phones and their jot series.....Millions of those devices are being sold and i am willing to bet that most of those users are not tech enthusiasts.
    Phablets are the new thing nowadays. Just because you don't see them in use doesn't mean that nobody except enthusiasts are rocking them.

    I have never seen a Samsung windows phone in the wild but i would never say "nobody wants them really except tech enthusiasts".

    The running joke with my mother and I is when she is trying to do something often complains her 1020 is too small and I always say you probably should have gotten the 1520 like me. She was worried about it being big but now she sees it has its benefits and she is nowhere a tech enthusiast.
    06-25-2014 11:45 AM
  14. scgf's Avatar
    I have a 920 and the only real bummer is the battery life as many have said... if you just want some thing to use while you wait for the next top end windows phone why don't you get a used one on swappa or ebay for like $150.
    TBH I don't have a problem with the battery life - it seems comparable to the iPhone 5 and the Nexus 5, having owned both. It is rare for a phone to make it through a day with heavy usage. If I know I'm away from a charger for a whole day I carry round the Nokia portable charger - you charge it at home and it will fully charge your phone while out and about.

    I bought my 920 from eBay a month or so ago after selling my 1020, then trying the Nexus 5 for a while. I decided I wanted a 930 and got the 920 as a stop gap with the intention of keeping it as a spare in case my new 930 broke for any reason. I like the 920 heft and form factor and with 8.1 it feels thoroughly up to date and not like a 2012 phone. If I couldn't get hold of a 930 I'd be more than happy to carry on using it. Windows Phone works well on hardware Android would choke on so don't compare specs on paper.
    06-25-2014 11:48 AM
  15. DJCBS's Avatar
    A lot of people don't think that. Just look at Samsung phones and their jot series.....Millions of those devices are being sold and i am willing to bet that most of those users are not tech enthusiasts.
    Phablets are the new thing nowadays. Just because you don't see them in use doesn't mean that nobody except enthusiasts are rocking them.

    I have never seen a Samsung windows phone in the wild but i would never say "nobody wants them really except tech enthusiasts".

    The running joke with my mother and I is when she is trying to do something often complains her 1020 is too small and I always say you probably should have gotten the 1520 like me. She was worried about it being big but now she sees it has its benefits and she is nowhere a tech enthusiast.
    Sales of phablets are still dwarfed by sales of normal-sized phones. No matter how you spin it, phablets are a niche. Even within Samsung, their Note series is nothing compared to the sales of their other Galaxy offers.
    I don't agree phablets are the new thing nowadays. I think some people try to make phablets the new thing, yet they forget, the normal consumer is looking for a phone, not a dinner tray or a mini-tablet.
    The sales of the 1520, for example, are really far from stellar. Even the 1020, which is also a niche device, sells better than it. And it's not a question of price. It's all about size.

    I'm pretty sure your mother would end up annoyed with the 1520 when she realized the size it would took from her purse or how un-practical it is to carry around a 6" phone without cargo pants.

    (post scriptum - I'm not arguing the 1520 is a great phone. It is. I'm arguing that it's unfortunately great even in aspect where it shouldn't be. Like size. Just to clear that out.)
    06-25-2014 12:20 PM
  16. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Sales of phablets are still dwarfed by sales of normal-sized phones. No matter how you spin it, phablets are a niche. Even within Samsung, their Note series is nothing compared to the sales of their other Galaxy offers.
    I don't agree phablets are the new thing nowadays. I think some people try to make phablets the new thing, yet they forget, the normal consumer is looking for a phone, not a dinner tray or a mini-tablet.
    The sales of the 1520, for example, are really far from stellar. Even the 1020, which is also a niche device, sells better than it. And it's not a question of price. It's all about size.

    I'm pretty sure your mother would end up annoyed with the 1520 when she realized the size it would took from her purse or how un-practical it is to carry around a 6" phone without cargo pants.

    (post scriptum - I'm not arguing the 1520 is a great phone. It is. I'm arguing that it's unfortunately great even in aspect where it shouldn't be. Like size. Just to clear that out.)
    Phablets niche? I disagree with that. The note 3 sold 10 million in less than 2 months...more than our total number of windows phone sold last year I believe

    THat is not niche at all. The 1020 could be considered niche. A niche is essentially a small minority.when a phablet series can outsell the total number of windows phones and even android phones, that is nowhere niche.

    There is a reason nowadays why all smartphone sizes eexcluding apple are now in the 5-6 inch range. Phablets are the new thing.

    If that was the case of it being niche, then the mini version of said phones would be more popular than their phablet counterparts.

    The mini are the niche devices.
    06-25-2014 12:44 PM
  17. DJCBS's Avatar
    Phablets niche? I disagree with that. The note 3 sold 10 million in less than 2 months...more than our total number of windows phone sold last year I believe

    THat is not niche at all. The 1020 could be considered niche. A niche is essentially a small minority.when a phablet series can outsell the total number of windows phones and even android phones, that is nowhere niche.

    There is a reason nowadays why all smartphone sizes eexcluding apple are now in the 5-6 inch range. Phablets are the new thing.

    If that was the case of it being niche, then the mini version of said phones would be more popular than their phablet counterparts.

    The mini are the niche devices.
    Now compare those 10 million with the rest of Samsung's sales on other Galaxy phones. The S5 alone sold 11 million in a month.
    It's easy to think them big when comparing with small platforms.
    If you compare Note sales with Jolla sales...duh, well of course they will seem a lot. But in the bigger picture of sales, phablets are niche.
    10 million Note phones for Samsung is peanuts.

    The 1520 is a niche product aimed only at those who like dinner tray phones. Just like the 1020 is aimed at those who want a powerful camera.
    Just like the mini phones are aimed at those who want smaller phones.

    We never get these numbers from Nokia or Microsoft, but if the fact that neither the 1520 nor the 1020 ever show up in the AdDuplex numbers, while WP7 devices are still there, should be enough to give you a hint at how niche both phones are ;)
    06-25-2014 01:34 PM
  18. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    Actually it's the opinion of a lot of people. Whether you like it and agree with it or not ;)
    I'm in that camp, DJCBS. I bought my red 920 last May and when shopping for a pho for my daughter, didn't hesitate to snag a 920 in black for her. I broke a nail putting down the 1520 at the ATT store. The size is pocketable, the curved case (not the corners) is beautiful and distinctive, the weight of it feels solid, not cheap. I'd buy another in a heartbeat if I needed another phone.
    06-25-2014 01:54 PM
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