10-29-2014 03:51 AM
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  1. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    ^1520.3 has wireless charging :D

    LOLwut worthless 4 MP camera. I need high MP because I take pictures of documents a lot so I need the details.
    Also, on screen buttons and no camera button are deal breakers.
    10-22-2014 05:10 PM
  2. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    Reading the comments from 1520 users, it's amazing how well this phone has held up since it was released.
    10-22-2014 05:11 PM
  3. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    Surprisingly, my 920 is still running like a dream, especially after I did a hard reset to fix the 8.1 developer preview glitches. Hence, I probably will hold out until Windows 10 devices are unveiled. If I did upgrade, I'd go with the 1520 over the 830. There's a ton to like about the 1520 and it would be especially nice for people like me with big hands and big feet!
    jonahtrav likes this.
    10-22-2014 10:54 PM
  4. Joe Dubya's Avatar
    Easy. Just ask yourself which one will get "Hey Cortana". It aint the 830.
    Yeah, thought about that, and then realized it'll be six months before they announce that and eighteen months before I can actually get the update/ phone... Taking my chances for now and if they surprise me there's always eBay and another upgrade :)
    (Loving my L830... Limitations and all)
    Joe920 likes this.
    10-22-2014 10:58 PM
  5. Ssrki's Avatar
    Why you are not included 930?
    I'll go for 930.
    10-23-2014 06:50 AM
  6. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    Neither. The 1520 is a monster and the 830 is a more of a side-grade than a true upgrade over the 920. So in other words... wait for something better.
    jonahtrav, snowmutt and James8561 like this.
    10-23-2014 07:17 AM
  7. snowmutt's Avatar
    People are bending over backwards for them

    HAD to be said.....
    James8561 and AngrySprintUser like this.
    10-23-2014 10:30 AM
  8. snowmutt's Avatar
    Out of these two choices, I couldn't vote L830. It isn't an "upgrade" over the L920. The L920 was a Hero device. The L830 just plain is not. Over time, the limitations of the top end mid-grade device it is will show for those of us Windows Phone users that like all the bells, whistles, games, tools, and apps we can stuff into a device. There is no doubt right now it is an improvement over the 2 and half year old L920, but it is not an upgrade. I would have ZERO problem recommending the L830 (pending reviews and real life experiences, of course) for the average WP or smartphone user. But no way for those ready for a true upgrade.

    No doubt- the Green L1520 with WP 8.1 monster would be what I suggest. I would always recommend a device with the latest software installed than one where you would need to update it. Updates always seem to have a few glitches.

    By the way, I am no HTC fan, but that M8 for Windows looks better and better as time goes on. For anyone like me who is not a photo nut, that seems to be by far the best overall option if you are looking for a Hero device. I still believe with Nokia no in Microsoft's umbrella, the software exclusives that helped set Nokia apart will melt away. MS simply needs other OEMs to be successful, so I think other manufacturers devices will be better supported.

    I think I would still grab the L1520 myself if I had to choose.
    James8561 and Kram Sacul like this.
    10-23-2014 10:44 AM
  9. Qtweeder's Avatar
    1520 too big for me (someone in house owns it) and 830 isn't flagshippy enough for me, wait continues
    10-23-2014 12:24 PM
  10. Kevin Hill2's Avatar
    My wife has the 1520 and she loves it and i will admit it is a very nice phone, But it is just to big for what I need and the 830 would be a down grade to my 920, I really think I will be getting the M8 when it comes to AT&T next month, I know it is almost a year old but it still has better spec's over anything Microsoft has coming out and those front facing speakers are really great.
    10-23-2014 12:38 PM
  11. fpetro22's Avatar
    People are bending over backwards for them
    No actually the phone is bending over backwards
    James8561 likes this.
    10-23-2014 01:42 PM
  12. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    Lets be honest, you're only upgrading to the newest Skoda. Save a few more quid and get the 1520 or thr 930.
    10-23-2014 03:29 PM
  13. DJCBS's Avatar
    If you can live with the size of the 1520, then get that one.

    Don't worry about the "social stigma". That went away the moment Apple released the iBend 6 Plus.
    James8561 likes this.
    10-23-2014 07:52 PM
  14. undulose's Avatar
    Hi, I have the 1520 for almost a year now. I bought it last December on greymarket when the 1520 isn't still official in our country, and I am lucky to have a non-defective unit.

    I am more than satisfied with it. Despite its size, I drop it very less frequently compared to my other smaller phone, the Xiaomi Mi 3. Even most of my friends are marvelled with its beauty.

    Performance-wise and camera-wise, it still fares well compared to other new WP releases, which is why I am not itching for an upgrade. I felt like I made a very good investment with it!

    It still has a very dependable battery life, even though the Messenger app sucks a lot of juice.
    10-24-2014 03:10 AM
  15. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    the screen is the lone compromise - very nice, love the size and the way the thinner bezels make the phone same width as L920, just a little worse viewing angles - you'll notice that if you put them together, but not in your daily use.
    The 830 actually has worse viewing angles than the 920? That's pretty sad for a 2014 device. One of the reasons I prefer using my 820 over the 920 is the wide viewing angles and deep blacks. The 920 is a lot sharper but the viewing angles totally kill the screen if you're not looking at it straight on. They really dropped the ball on the 830s screen.
    jrdatrackstar1223 likes this.
    10-24-2014 09:13 AM
  16. Mu7amed Ghzawi's Avatar
    I upgrade from 920 to 1520 .. i think this is the BEST windows phone ever!
    my plans is upgrade from 1520 to 1530 with Microsoft brand <3
    James8561 likes this.
    10-28-2014 11:02 AM
  17. Therealeinn's Avatar
    For me, I am staying with my Lumia 920 until (hopefully...) the flagship Windows phone drops for Windows 10. I am hoping it'll be a 4.7 to 5 inch screen, Qi wireless charging, pretty good camera (doesn't have to be as good as 1020's 41MP), Glance screen, good battery life, "Hey Cortana" - ya' know, the true upgrade to the 920. My 920 is still plugging along nicely on AT&T's network and haven't really experienced any issues that others are having (battery life has dwindled, but I always have chargers near by so not a big deal for me).

    The 1520 is too large for me. I've played around with it in an AT&T store and ... the size just wasn't for me. While the 830 is a good phone and has good specs for a middle-of-the-road phone, I am not ashamed to say I want the best that Microsoft can give me. Despite WP 8 and Windows 10 not needing the cutting-edge hardware, I feel better knowing that my 920 still has better specs than 3 out of 5 smart phones in people's hands. Having higher specs means I am more likely (not always though, aka "Hey Cortana") to receive and benefit from future software updates - ensuring I get more out of my phone.

    Sorry for the long post and I think I reiterated what a lot of people were thinking, but just wanted to give one more opinion on the subject in case Microsoft employees are looking at this thread.
    10-28-2014 11:17 AM
  18. AllanQuatermain's Avatar
    keeping my 920 it's still works very well and will wait for a true replacement to arrive, it is built to last and am on developer preview with Cyan and no problems, also still using Lumia 800 as back up phone.
    10-29-2014 03:47 AM
  19. cba191's Avatar
    I don't regret replacing my 920 with a used 1520 last week. It is so much faster and I don't regret it for a second. I got it as hold me over phone until the new Windows phone start showing up next summer (hopefully). It is infinitely faster and the battery is incredible.
    10-29-2014 03:51 AM
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