11-08-2014 10:33 PM
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  1. runamuck83's Avatar
    I love my 1520, but its just too big for me. I have been hoping the 930 would make its way to Att to get the best of both worlds, but I guess that won't happen.

    So, should I consider the 830 as my next phone?
    11-05-2014 08:36 PM
  2. CyclingGuyNola's Avatar
    Personally I love the 1520 and the 830 both but honestly, aside from size, the 1520 is a better phone but if the size is just more than you can deal with then, yea, i'd personally jump on the 830.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-05-2014 08:48 PM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    the 830 is amazing, but do keep in mind that you'll be going from top notch to mid class :/ Also the 830 sports a snapdragon 400 processor, are you sure you can live with that? it bassically means that you won't be eligible for those updates that require the latest chip sets
    11-05-2014 08:49 PM
  4. runamuck83's Avatar
    Will the camera app performance and speed updates make their way to the 830? That's all I really care about. I'm not really concerned with losing "Hey Cortana"
    11-05-2014 09:11 PM
  5. runamuck83's Avatar
    Is there a noticeable difference in real world performance between 1520 & 830?
    11-05-2014 09:17 PM
  6. hasasimo's Avatar
    Sold my 1520 for an 830 and haven't looked back. Didn't consider a 930 due to no Glance Screen and poor battery life.
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    11-05-2014 09:23 PM
  7. irvin792's Avatar
    Its the 1080p to 720p screen that would have me pausing at this.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-05-2014 09:45 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    Lol it reall comes down to preference I always say :) and if you prefer the smaller 830 over the larger 1520 then go ahead. The news over the upcoming camera improvements are sketchy :/ I think all the phones will get an update to the camera app, but most improvements will go to the phones with processors that can actually handle it.. and in that case the 1520 would be the phone to keep
    11-05-2014 10:05 PM
  9. Jason Gilbert's Avatar
    Was using a 520, then upgraded to a 1520. It was fantastic, but too big. Returned it (sadly) for an LG Vigor with a 5" 720p screen. I returned the LG for a couple of reasons, but the 720p screen was nice.

    Now I'm back on the 520 waiting to pick up an 830 on AT&T.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-05-2014 10:08 PM
  10. jantveg85's Avatar
    I had a 1320 that I loved dearly before I got the 1520 that I returned in order to get the 830.

    The 1320's 720p screen had a ppi of 245. And that's on a 6 inch display. It was a good looking display if you ask me! Now...the 830's 720p display is a bit smaller at 5 inches but has a sharper ppi of 296. So I'm expecting the 830's screen to be pretty nice, know what I mean?
    11-05-2014 10:08 PM
  11. ven07'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
    11-05-2014 10:22 PM
  12. irvin792's Avatar
    I had a 1320 that I loved dearly before I got the 1520 that I returned in order to get the 830.

    The 1320's 720p screen had a ppi of 245. And that's on a 6 inch display. It was a good looking display if you ask me! Now...the 830's 720p display is a bit smaller at 5 inches but has a sharper ppi of 296. So I'm expecting the 830's screen to be pretty nice, know what I mean?
    720p is nice , dont get me wrong. Its just hard to go back imo
    ven07 likes this.
    11-05-2014 10:39 PM
  13. jantveg85's Avatar
    720p is nice , dont get me wrong. Its just hard to go back imo
    That's true. Text is a lot crisper, colors are more vibrant, and the screen itself just looks more alive. But like anything, you can get accustomed to it.
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    11-05-2014 10:57 PM
  14. jantveg85'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
    I work security at a nightclub and I'm always on the phone calling cabs for customers and calling management. I'm constantly taking my phone out of my pocket and putting it back in. My main concern with the 1520 was the size. I was always worried about dropping it. Yeah, the 1520 I the best, most badass, ultimate Windows Phone in my opinion, but sadly...I need something a bit more manageable for what I need to use it for. That's why I returned it for the 830.
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    11-05-2014 10:59 PM
  15. jantveg85's Avatar
    (sorry for 3 straight posts)

    Now if they released the 930 in the U.S., I'd be all over that!
    11-05-2014 11:00 PM
  16. Zulfigar's Avatar
    (sorry for 3 straight posts)

    Now if they released the 930 in the U.S., I'd be all over that!
    They did, but only for one carrier, which blows - but it's called the Icon here in the States.
    11-05-2014 11:13 PM
  17. jantveg85's Avatar
    They did, but only for one carrier, which blows - but it's called the Icon here in the States.
    The Icon is actually a Lumia 929 😉
    11-05-2014 11:15 PM
  18. Noahma's Avatar
    Lol it reall comes down to preference I always say :) and if you prefer the smaller 830 over the larger 1520 then go ahead. The news over the upcoming camera improvements are sketchy :/ I think all the phones will get an update to the camera app, but most improvements will go to the phones with processors that can actually handle it.. and in that case the 1520 would be the phone to keep
    they showed the new camera app, and quick photo capture on both the lumia 830 and 735, so I am pretty sure these will get the camera benefits of the denim update and lumia photo app update as well.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-05-2014 11:17 PM
  19. ACynicalLamp's Avatar
    The Icon is actually a Lumia 929 😉
    And the 928 is Verizon's 920. Thanks.

    I'd love for ATT to get a 930 with glance. Every phone from here on out must have glance. Unless it can make a device cheaper for the low end market, but I'd think glance would help.
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    11-05-2014 11:19 PM
  20. ven07's Avatar
    I work security at a nightclub and I'm always on the phone calling cabs for customers and calling management. I'm constantly taking my phone out of my pocket and putting it back in. My main concern with the 1520 was the size. I was always worried about dropping it. Yeah, the 1520 I the best, most badass, ultimate Windows Phone in my opinion, but sadly...I need something a bit more manageable for what I need to use it for. That's why I returned it for the 830.
    Lol yea like i said. it comes down to what works for the user.. Specs are nice, but at the end of the day it's the user experience that matters :D

    To the OP, if you can go to a store and play around with the 830 for a while that might help you decide
    11-05-2014 11:30 PM
  21. jantveg85's Avatar
    And the 928 is Verizon's 920. Thanks.

    I'd love for ATT to get a 930 with glance. Every phone from here on out must have glance. Unless it can make a device cheaper for the low end market, but I'd think glance would help.
    I think every phone should have double tap to wake. I could live without Glance, but yeah, it is nice to have. I wish the 930 came to ATT as well but it looks like it may never happen. Unless they release a Microsoft-branded 930 with the same exact specs.
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    11-05-2014 11:30 PM
  22. ven07's Avatar
    I think every phone should have double tap to wake. I could live without Glance, but yeah, it is nice to have. I wish the 930 came to ATT as well but it looks like it may never happen. Unless they release a Microsoft-branded 930 with the same exact specs.
    Shouldn't we be learning to live without Glance? i mean they did announce they would no longer be updating the app
    11-05-2014 11:32 PM
  23. jantveg85's Avatar
    Shouldn't we be learning to live without Glance? i mean they did announce they would no longer be updating the app
    Did they?

    Doesn't Lumia Denim update the Glance screen to show weather info? Or is that something separate? I don't know too much about it.
    11-05-2014 11:43 PM
  24. Ryan Burke'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. I know of at least 2 people who have bought replacement 1520's, the more recently manufactured green model, only to get the same touch issues within a week. It's a defect in the design and construction of the device and they've had countless opportunities to correct it.

    I'm too much of a loyalist to give up on WP now, especially with Win10 on the horizon. I'll get by with a low/mid-range device until a new flagship is announced.
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    11-05-2014 11:53 PM
  25. jantveg85'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. I know of at least 2 people who have bought replacement 1520's, the more recently manufactured green model, only to get the same touch issues within a week. It's a defect in the design and construction of the device and they've had countless opportunities to correct it.

    I'm too much of a loyalist to give up on WP now, especially with Win10 on the horizon. I'll get by with a low/mid-range device until a new flagship is announced.
    Dude, I've been through maybe 4-5 1520's because of that same defect! I got lucky on the last one I had, which was the matte green one. Never had any issues with that one...but then again, I only had it for about 2 weeks.
    Ryan Burke and hasasimo like this.
    11-06-2014 12:00 AM
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