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  Reply # 967987 16-Jan-2014 09:59 Send private message

That page definitely needs updating!

My 2c (and take it as you will being I sell these handsets ;) )

I've just gone back onto my 1520 from my 1020 and have to say I did miss the screen real estate, especially day to day dashing between meetings. The 1020 is a fantastic phone with a totally unbeatable camera, but the screen (and speed) on the 1520 is SO enticing.


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  Reply # 968604 17-Jan-2014 07:09 Send private message

BrentR: That page definitely needs updating!

My 2c (and take it as you will being I sell these handsets ;) )

I've just gone back onto my 1520 from my 1020 and have to say I did miss the screen real estate, especially day to day dashing between meetings. The 1020 is a fantastic phone with a totally unbeatable camera, but the screen (and speed) on the 1520 is SO enticing.



And that encapsulates the problem with the current top end of the lumia range - I want a bigger screen than the 1020 with the 1020 camera (this problem has been caused by Microsoft, not by Nokia I suspect because of their lack of high resolution support until GDR 3), so have to stick with my 920 until something turns up. Hopefully soon :-)  plus, because the 1520 isn't available in retail stores I haven't actually unable to see it to decide if it fits in my pocket.

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  Reply # 969457 18-Jan-2014 20:15 Send private message

Sounds like you guys (and 'billgates') want one of these...
http://www.nokia.com/global/products/tablet/lumia2520/
:)

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  Reply # 969485 18-Jan-2014 20:56 Send private message

No radio to make phone calls in that tablet.




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  Reply # 969486 18-Jan-2014 21:00 Send private message

And if you're after a good camera, 1020 & 1520 are better than the 2520

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  Reply # 980003 4-Feb-2014 11:33 Send private message

Are you guys till liking this phone? looking to upgrade from my N8

Whats its durability like? Are cases easy to get for it?

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  Reply # 980005 4-Feb-2014 11:38 Send private message

the 1520 is amazing - best phone I ever owned, if you're price conscious the 1320 is a cheaper buy you can pick them up in Aus for A$449


http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/nokia-lumia-1320-review-big-phone-on-a-smaller-budget-20140130-31osd.html

Cases there are heaps on eBay, both official Nokia ones and el cheapo ones

Personally I have the red case on here
http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia1520/#RecommendedAccessoriesWidget

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  Reply # 980039 4-Feb-2014 12:24 Send private message

Anecdotally, build quality is great, how do I know, well I may have dropped it on the ground and have it slide under 3 cars, a couple of scuffs on the back that have disappeared for the most part due to the polycarbonate, screen has not a mark on it!!!!!

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  Reply # 980071 4-Feb-2014 12:58 Send private message

BrentR: Anecdotally, build quality is great, how do I know, well I may have dropped it on the ground and have it slide under 3 cars, a couple of scuffs on the back that have disappeared for the most part due to the polycarbonate, screen has not a mark on it!!!!!


I wish the scratches on my screen from dropping it onto tiles would disappear from my lumia 920 :-)

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  Reply # 980101 4-Feb-2014 13:43 One person supports this post Send private message

Someone asked for for a review, so... after two weeks or so..

* It's big!, very big. But you *can* quite easily hold it in your hand. Big is good.
* It has an *awesome* display. Not sure what happens during the day, but I think it's just per the 920 high contrast option (would have to check), but this automagically turns on in bright light. Works well too. Does make it easy to read.
* Good camera, would be happy for a 10megapixel camera, but I'm not complaining :)
* Also like the improved case, the top and bottom is now like the sides too (rounded, per the Nokia 920). Without looking at the specs, this phone feels thinner.

Overall (Nathan will love this :) ) - this is a bloody good phone!

Mine came w' Lumia Black on it - some good improvements, and *finally* a rotation lock, albeit hard to get to (burried in Settings, IIRC).

Bugs:
* If you set the camera at high res (and who wouldn't), it takes two pics. One "standard", and one at high res. The high res one drops a lot of the EXIF info! - including location info, so don't delete your "Standard" res pics.
* I couple more, but I can't recal them now :( - can't be major :) ...
* ahh.. one more that springs to mind: Settings, Applications, Background tasks: the "turn background tasks back on for this app the next time I open it" - doesn't seem to work for some apps (it just unblocks forthwith). If this is intended, it's not a good way for this to work.

No unintended phone reboots to-date.

Be hard pressed to find a better phone on the market right now.

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  Reply # 980102 4-Feb-2014 13:44 Send private message

Nathan, I want/need one of these...
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Nokia-Lumia-1520-Protective-Cover-CP-623-Black/productID.288612400

Don't think I can proceed to purchase on the MS US site though eh?

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  Reply # 980118 4-Feb-2014 14:20 Send private message

I recommend the Nillkin case. They go for $9 on ebay including free shipping!





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  Reply # 980137 4-Feb-2014 14:44 Send private message

Ordered, thanks billgates - $8.71
Still keen on the CP-623 though. :)

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  Reply # 980142 4-Feb-2014 15:00 Send private message

ebay is your best bet for these as well. Cases are NZ$40 and shipping is NZ$5.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.Xcp-623&_nkw=cp-623&_sacat=0&_from=R40




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  Reply # 980157 4-Feb-2014 15:03 Send private message

Jeeze, looks like i will have to buy it now =D

Thanks for the case idea, looks really good (im useless with these types of things)

How heavy is the phone? Would it be the same as the N8?
My hands are pretty big so im sure holding it wont be an issue however due to my large fingers i find it somewhat difficult to use touchscreen text, so any bighanded uses out there that can vouch it is easy to type on?

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