11-08-2014 11:33 PM
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  1. Noahma's Avatar
    Shouldn't we be learning to live without Glance? i mean they did announce they would no longer be updating the app
    they did not discontinue Glance, they discontinued the BETA app for a custom Glance screen background.
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    11-06-2014 01:37 AM
  2. hasasimo's Avatar
    going form the 520 to 830 makes sense, but from a 1520 to 830? I mean the difference will be most noticeable in the loading times for games/apps/multitasking, but even then it will be a matter of seconds. If you're a gamer then the "heavy" games will have a slight longer loading period on the 830, but if the phone is for simple casual use then this should be of no concern
    Na, not that big of a difference. Did plenty of side by side comparisons before keeping the 830 and selling the 1520. Split second as far as loading times, multitasking, etc. Often times no difference at all. But I don't play games, so maybe the difference is bigger there as you alluded to.
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    11-06-2014 02:24 AM
  3. irvin792's Avatar
    I love how the 635s whole outer shell is user replaceable. Would be awesome if they made the 1520 like that.....kind of like how HTC did the titan......could rock your phone naked and not worry about dings and dents, just get a new shell......


    The 830 is somewhat like that, just those corners would be destroyed if dropped......damn aluminum.

    The 1520s corners are pretty robust, my previous 920s corners were weak sauce.

    Sorry /endsemihijak
    11-06-2014 02:34 AM
  4. hasasimo's Avatar
    I for one plan to give up my 1520 for an 830.

    Why? Because of the the relentless touch defect that Microsoft refuses to admit exists.
    Huge point that I always mention as well. It's an annoying bug you learn to live with but really wish you could do without.
    11-06-2014 02:39 AM
  5. runamuck83's Avatar
    Yea, my 1520 has the occasional touch issue. It's better than the last one I had, but still there.

    Anyway, I'm not a huge gamer on the phone. Just the occasional subway surfers 🏄

    Mainly just apps, email, facebook, yadda yadda and picture taking.

    Love everything about the 1520, except for the size.... Not very manageable with one hand
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    11-06-2014 06:18 AM
  6. AdamInTx's Avatar
    For me the expandable memory is the key factor and why the 930/Icon doesn't interest me. We are at a weird point where he companies are pushing cloud storage in place of physical memory and the cell phone companies are trying everything in their power to lower data caps or raise the rates for data so for me I don't want a phone with only 16 gigs of memory or less and no sd card slot. MS can boast about your phone coming with all amounts of free skydrive storage but that data still needs to get to and from my phone and that transfer eats up data. I'd rather just put my music and videos on an sd card and use non of my data.
    11-06-2014 12:25 PM
  7. MDK22's Avatar
    IF I ever decided to trade down (screen size) I'd really miss my Lumia 1520. You get very used to the size (~~ the same as iPhone 6+) and anything smaller looks like a toy ...

    BUT, NO best phone, just best for you.
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    11-06-2014 04:32 PM
  8. hasasimo's Avatar
    IF I ever decided to trade down (screen size) I'd really miss my Lumia 1520. You get very used to the size (~~ the same as iPhone 6+) and anything smaller looks like a toy ...

    BUT, NO best phone, just best for you.
    You actually get used to more conventional sizes just like you got used to the size of the 1520. One month into switching, the 1520 seems gigantic to me again, as it did when it first came out (before I bought it). But I agree with your final sentiment, "best" is so subjective that it really boils down to the individual.
    11-06-2014 09:33 PM
  9. jantveg85's Avatar
    I can't wait for tomorrow to come so I can play around with the 830!
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    11-06-2014 09:54 PM
  10. runamuck83's Avatar
    So, I bit the bullet and got the 830 and I must say I am really happy I did!! This phone is amazing!! I can't believe people are poopooing on it.

    Slender, sexy and smooth. This is a great device. MS needs to make sure ATT is showcasing it in their stores!!!
    hasasimo and ven07 like this.
    11-07-2014 08:42 PM
  11. jantveg85's Avatar
    So, I bit the bullet and got the 830 and I must say I am really happy I did!! This phone is amazing!! I can't believe people are poopooing on it.

    Slender, sexy and smooth. This is a great device. MS needs to make sure ATT is showcasing it in their stores!!!
    YES! I ended up getting one too and it has exceeded my expectations big time!
    11-07-2014 09:35 PM
  12. runamuck83's Avatar
    I can honestly say this phone could be a big seller if properly marketed and showcased! I so hope they do...this thing has a chance
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    11-07-2014 10:20 PM
  13. jantveg85's Avatar
    I can honestly say this phone could be a big seller if properly marketed and showcased! I so hope they do...this thing has a chance
    It definitely could. I'm surprised at how good the screen looks. If I had bought the phone without doing all my research on it, I would of thought it had a 1080p display. That's how good the screen looks! Nice and sharp. And the design reminds me a lot of one of my favorite WP devices of all time, the 925. Microkia hit a home run with the 830!
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    11-07-2014 10:29 PM
  14. runamuck83's Avatar
    It definitely could. I'm surprised at how good the screen looks. If I had bought the phone without doing all my research on it, I would of thought it had a 1080p display. That's how good the screen looks! Nice and sharp. And the design reminds me a lot of one of my favorite WP devices of all time, the 925. Microkia hit a home run with the 830!
    I 100% agree. I was also shocked at how good the screen looks! All around great great phone
    jantveg85 likes this.
    11-07-2014 10:44 PM
  15. ven07's Avatar
    Haha you guys are making it harder for me to choose :/
    11-08-2014 07:46 PM
  16. Noahma's Avatar
    Haha you guys are making it harder for me to choose :/
    your not the only one. The manager at the Microsoft kiosk I visited today is having the same dilemma. He likes the 1520, but its big. He likes the 830, and he gets his choice at discount lol
    11-08-2014 09:25 PM
  17. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Idk guys, the 830 looks cool and all, but I'm hanging on to my 1520 at least until Win10 rolls out and we see what (if any) high end flagship phones come out. Right now, the 1520 is still spec king, and I happen to LOVE the screen size and the size and feel of the 1520 as a whole. I also feel comfortable that the 1520 will get all upcoming update/firmware (Denim) features.
    11-08-2014 09:38 PM
  18. hasasimo's Avatar
    Idk guys, the 830 looks cool and all, but I'm hanging on to my 1520 at least until Win10 rolls out and we see what (if any) high end flagship phones come out. Right now, the 1520 is still spec king, and I happen to LOVE the screen size and the size and feel of the 1520 as a whole. I also feel comfortable that the 1520 will get all upcoming update/firmware (Denim) features.
    Don't blame ya, as a former 1520 owner. It's a beast. I found that performance was very comparable between it and the 830 though. I'm really enjoying the switch.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-08-2014 11:33 PM
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