Pre-production AT&T branded Nokia Lumia 1520 up for sale at eBay

Pre-production AT&T branded Nokia Lumia 1520 up for sale at eBay
A pre-production model of the 16GB AT&T branded Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet is now up for sale at eBay. Priced at $575, it really is not such a great deal unless you collect such things. Consider that a brand new model with a warranty is available to be pre-ordered from AT&T for $199.99 with a two-year contract, or $584.99 off-contract. AT&T is giving away $20 of free apps which takes its unsubsidized price down under the price of the phone on eBay. You can also pre-order the phablet from the Microsoft Store where it is $199 on-contract and $549 without a signed pact. Throw in $70 of free apps from Microsoft and buying the pre-production phone really doesn't seen worthwhile.

The eBay listed Nokia Lumia 1520 is a network test device and works on AT&T's pipeline, according to the seller of the phone. While the unit is a pre-production version, it does have the final design hardware and the final software is installed. The screen is lightly scratched.

This is apparently the second time that this particular phone has been put up for sale on eBay. The person who pressed the "buy it now" button the first time, never paid for the device which probably happened when the buyer realized he was better off buying the phone brand new from AT&T or Microsoft. With minutes left until the listing expires, no one has purchased the device.

source: eBay via WPCentral

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Lumia 1520
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh(25.1h 3G talk time)



1. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I saw lot of people in store looking for this phablet!

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Great news, i'm going today for checking out lumia 1520. Excited

2. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol I would never buy that after seeing that microsoft deal

5. alexfiran

Posts: 40; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

yes i would..too bad i don't have enough money for both the 2520 and the i'll have the's a masterpiece..

3. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1520 the best phone of 2013 and 2014

4. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

PA ..will give it 7.9/10 -_-

6. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

no a 4

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i would say PA will give between 9.0 to 9.3/10 i bet yea

15. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

How is a Phone with Software limitations the Best Phone of 2013 and 2014? Yes the Hardware is nice WM 8 has limitations. Just like iOS you should be able to attach things other than photos and videos in Emails. Also you should be able to attach multiple in an email as well. The Apps are still limited in some fashion but getting better. I am a business traveler. I use an iPhone 5 for personal and Galaxy Note 2 for work. My Note does a lot more than Lumia 1520. Phablet should be reserved to phones with Stylus. The Lumia is a large phone there is nothing tablet about it. I have an upgrade on my work line. I really like the hardware and camera of the Lumia 1020, however WM tile and email limitations is stopping me from making the change. Nokia also needs to get battery life like my Note 2 does. I can not kill the battery in one day of heavy use.

16. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

I find it annoying how some mentally disfunctional Android uers claim they cannot understand how the WP8 UI functions. They give you an earful about the limitations of WP8 OS, and yet they never actually refer to anything that would legitimately hinder the average user. In other words, they yammer on about nothing in particular. And how much do most of you bigmouths really know about using a stylus anyway? It's not like the Note3 is an actual Intuos Wacom tablet: can you do photoshop retouching, or run Z-Brush on your Android phablet? Of course not, and the stylus is nothing more than a pointless gimmick for most users... Also, the battery in the 1520 is rated as being 3400ma, which is plenty big. If you don't even have the inclination to look up the specs on this smartphone/phablet, then please kindly keep your uninformed and biased comments to yourself.

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

UrbanPhantom is exactly right..

18. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

you can believe in fairies too

19. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Your comments are trash.

7. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

The reason I say 4 because they will judge it to android phablets........I do not know if the apps open up like a tablet or do it open up as a phone app......I remember when I had the first note, there wasn't much tablet apps, but it grew, I remember first time I seen the layout for netflix on the first note it was different from galaxy 2 it look more like the website version at the time, so fast forward to note 3 theres a lot of experience under the belt not only for Samsung but for google to for making phablets work.........I do not know what they will do for Lumia 1520 but regardless how it look it will look different for me compare to someone who use 1020 then go to 1520, so I do not mind learning new interface and etc...but for a first phablet the hardware is the best thing, software will get better, and since it is a Nokia phone it will always get updates quicker so theres not much to worry.....I remember reading some articles while back how nokia would add some features here and there not like a big update like gdr3 but small stuff which gives anyone hope who jump into a new os

9. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

truth is I do not want it to be a real tablet, in between, but for those that want a real tablet they should let you choose between modes like windows RT and windows how you can choose between normal windows with start button on windows 8.1 and the tablet interface......

8. Dunknown

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Hope the decision make in shareholder meeting will keep nokia devices. I hv asked someone to vote for my share of 0.008% to keep nokia devices.

10. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Nokia not letting Microsoft do a full buy out, all they doing is borrow the team that makes phones for a few years, while borrowing a few patents......everyone make it seem like Nokia will be gone, who knows in 10 years or whenever the period ends Nokia first phone could be a droid on their come back unless Tizen or another OS take over

14. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

10 years is a long time, even if what you say happen, nokia would not be the same and even the market will be very diferent, palm has gone for a few years and for most of us it is like handred years ago. Imagine 2023!

17. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

This is understandable, but anything is possible, but I understand you do not want something like coming back in 10 years as something you put your focus on.......but you miss some positives, being away for 10 years really get them to survey the world, and I am sure no one will deny nokia 10 years from now it may not be huge, but having no losses for 10 years straight can help build up billions to put to the side.......remember phone section the only thing that made them lose money, so if everything else is profitable they will make money from microsoft and never lose a telling me with extra money they make and save they cannot come back in 10 years???

13. papss unregistered

I love this phone after seeing it in the att store. I hope nokia/m$ fixed the gears of death issue that happens when you do a reset.

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I'm pretty sure that was fixed in GDR2.

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