32GB Nokia Lumia 1520 now available at Expansys USA, but lacks some LTE bands

32GB Nokia Lumia 1520 now available at Expansys USA, but lacks some LTE bands
Nokia's most powerful smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 1520, has been available with AT&T since November 15th, but it comes with only 16GB of internal memory unlike the international version of the phone, which has 32GB of storage space on board. Despite the fact that the Lumia 1520 has a microSD slot and the AT&T Locker will give you 50GB of cloud-based storage, some users aren't thrilled with AT&T's offer. One of the reasons is that if you want to install a lot of apps on your device, the 16 gigabytes of on-board repository will simply do you no good.If you are one of those customers, Expansys USA might have a deal for you. They are currently listing an unlocked version of the Lumia 1520which is somewhat identical to the international version of the device and comes with 32GB of internal storage space, as well as wireless Qi charging built-in.

Unfortunately, this being similar to the international model, the LTE bands it supports are 1, 3, 7, 8, 20 (800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600Mhz). This means that if you get this version of the phone, you might experience some problems with AT&T's LTE network, which currently runs on bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 17 (700, 850, 1700, 1900, 2600MHz), meaning that you might lose LTE coverage in some areas. The same applies to T-Mobile, because they use the 1700MHz and 2100MHz bands for their LTE and HSPA+ networks, and this version of the device supports only the 2100MHz band. Apart from these issues this Lumia 1520 variation, featured at Expansys USA, still sports a gorgeous 1080p 6-inch IPS LCD display, 20MP back snapper and the Snapdragon 800 SoC.

Expansys USA are currently selling the unlocked version of the Lumia 1520 for $799.99. It looks like they only have the device in yellow. Still, if you want to lay your hands on Nokia's most powerful phablet and the lack of several LTE bands is not a dealbreaker for you, be sure to check the retailer's website at the source.

source: ExpansysUSA via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 1520
  • Display 6.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1



14. PhoneAbuser

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

A couple of corrections for the network operator information. AT&T does not operate LTE on Band 7 (2600 MHz) -- no one in the US does as it is not a licensed and assigned band here. T-Mobile can operate LTE on Band 2 (1900 MHz) and Band 4 (1700 MHz uplink / 2100 MHz downlink). The US does not currently have Band 1 licensed due to DoD use. There is no licensed 1700 MHz band currently defined within the 3GPP standards or under the ITU -- it is only paired with another band in an uplink/downlink configuration.

11. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

iPhoneArena strikes again.

12. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Sorry, someone at work posted this from my computer.

10. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

7. Dowson unregistered

Price is damn high considering that Microsoft Store sell it at 595 bucks.

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Killer device. Best build quality/chassis, huge battery, powerful chipset, plentiful RAM, best assertive full HD display, 4 HAAC mics for ultimate sound recording, 20MP pixel binning pureView cam, dolby sound enhancement, wireless charging, NFC and excellent future updates promised by Nokia/MS... Price might sound high but all above features justify it. And in the new year Nokia/MS will keep pushing useful updates like File manager, Notification center. I want one for sure. Too sad I can't afford one :/

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

$800 is a really steep price though..

8. DFranch

Posts: 571; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I have to agree. My 920 cost $450 brand new. I hope the 929 on Verizon is cheaper than the 1520. Hopefully $550!

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's really unfortunate. Once you go LTE, you'll never settle for anything less.

3. GeekMovement unregistered

I look forward to the day I can use LTE on Sprint. For now, I'm struggling just to keep 3G signal lol.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Unlimited LTE everywhere I go with T-Mobile. In less than a week I used over 16GB of data lol. ;)

6. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I got to ask, how do you consume 16GB in a week? Is it from tethering? I am a heavy user IMHO and I have never eclipsed 5GB.(got to 4.995). I stream youtube and alot of music.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Netflix, Pandora, YouTube and Chrome. Seeing everything on a 5.7" Full HD screen is breath taking.

13. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

T mobile's LTE is a joke...... I have them and there LTE can barely go over 3 mbps. That is 3G territory. AT&T on the other hand has some fast stuff here.

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