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0. phoneArena posted on 14 Nov 2013, 09:26

The Lumia 1520 is Nokia’s first phablet and it’s a shockingly large 6-inch device with an ambitious 20-megapixel camera...

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posted on 14 Nov 2013, 13:34 4

19. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1298; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)

Android is not superior to the full Windows OS bud. Don't get me wrong I ditched the Pocket PC for Android with the EVO 4G and owna GS3, and a Nexus 5. However; being a Windows 8 PC builder/user the OS is starting to make great strides. When WP9 comes out and unifies the desk top and phone you and many other will eat those words!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 13:50

20. DAddYE (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)

Don't get me wrong, I like it a lot, I tried a WP7 for a week, indeed, awesome UI, smooth etc...

I'm a dev too, but I ditch anything isn't *unix just because I've my stuff that I may run on it.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 14:01

21. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1298; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)

I completely understand your position.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 14:22

22. GeekMovement (unregistered)

Love everything about this device aside from the camera hump. Course, that's probably not avoidable with such an epic camera, but if they found a way around it it would have been incredible.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 14:51 1

23. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1298; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)

Carl Zeiss is all that needs to be said about that....anyone into cameras now exactly what I am talking about. It would be hard to f up pictures with a Carl Zeiss lens unless the software is horrible....No other lens on the market or gimmick can beat a Carl Zeiss lens!

Nokia is taking the lead in camera qualith for sure!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 19:41 1

29. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Nokia seems to have taken a commanding lead when it comes to camera related technology for smartphone devices. This, despite the fact that both Sony and Samsung produce the actual sensors embedded into their own machines!

However, just because you can make a guitar doesn't mean you can play it ;o)

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 15:23 2

24. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Best Nokia phone to date hands down!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 17:53

25. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)

Thats one big Lumia!!!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 19:38

28. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Best screen, best camera and video, best speakers, best game cell phone, best phone to take in the train with you.. what is left for the competition? The iPhone, the smallest easiest cell phone to hold with one hand!

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 19:49

30. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

What is left for the competition: the iphone, the best phone to put in your slip.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 20:02

31. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

I am a Note aficionado but only the next generation Note 4 will be as good as the 1520.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 09:22

40. utg001 (unregistered)

I hope that Lumia 1520's successor coming right after Note 4 is actually a Note 5 competitor :p

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 20:18

32. londoner (Posts: 34; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)

This is a great device and excellent performance... i just need Grindr on the wp market place.

posted on 14 Nov 2013, 21:10

33. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1121; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)

This phone is worth thinking about when it comes to price and functionality. Im a big guy so the screen size is great for me, but Im not sure about trusting the OS enough to steer away from Android. Id have to look at it to change my mind

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 10:23

43. airisoverrated (Posts: 44; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

At&t just dropped on contract price to $100. Really good deal.

However much I like this phone though, there are 2 shortcomings with At&t's model vs the international version.

First off, only a 16GB storage model. There should always be at lease a 32GB option (or microSD support) as well. That's just too little storage for those of us that like to listen to a lot of music and/or store a lot of photos. They say that option is coming, but who knows if or when. I mean how many people have given up on the Moto X wood options by now? Either you bought it without it or bought a different phone by now.

Next is the lack of an QI charging either built in or via accessory. So I'm a regular AT&T Lumina user. I got the 820 to dip my toe in and got this cool wireless Qi charging shell from the AT&T online store. Upgraded to the 920 and lo and behold the Qi charging is built in (and came with a Qi charger). The 1020 also has a Qi wireless charging case. So now I've got a bunch of Qi chargers around the house to plop the phone in and charge easily whenever. So why would you launch the new flagship with only PMA wireless charging support? Am I supposed to throw out all of these Qi chargers (they weren't free btw), or keep them around but not use them? Lets face it I'm invested here, and the lack of even a Qi charging shell or case is a huge miss.

Now I buy all my phones off contract so I'm in a different boat than many. I get to wait for the Lumina 929 on Verizon (with it's unlocked micro-sim slot). Smaller screen (5in vs 6in) but still 1080p, snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM, along with 32GB storage and built in wireless Qi (and at a lower off contract price). Now that's a phone I'd pre-order AT&T.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 19:04 1

44. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

It has micro SD to 64MB, who cares the amount of internal storage for $100 a phone on contract! It will be my first Lumia. What you I get for $100 is unbelievable. I am getting one.

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