Big Phones are Here–The Lumia 1520 Arrives on the Scene

By on November 18, 2013 10:30:38 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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It seems “big” phones and devices are now in as we have a bunch of devices arriving that some are calling “phablets”.  The latest is the Lumia 1520 which is a 6-inch Windows Phone device with a 1080p display and 20mp camera.1200-nokia_lumia_1520_group-shot_1

I have a Lumia 920 and it was quite the size upgrade from the iPhone.  I haven’t held a device of this size yet, but I’m curious if it’s too big or if it hits the right size spot.  Engadget has a great review up with more detail on the 1520.

Anybody thinking about upgrading to something like this?  What do you think about the size?

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November 18, 2013 1:01:58 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

Count me in. 

Since I use my current 'phone' (also a Lumia 920) to send email, read docs and do other things easily as much if not more than simply using the device to make/receive calls the bigger size etc. can only be a good thing.  

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November 18, 2013 1:59:32 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Ugh, phones are already too big.  Here's my current phone (3.3" screen!).  I will shovel large sums of cash at any manufacturer who offers an updated version of it.

 Edit: that's just a stock photo, I don't listen to Pet Shop Boys...

 

 

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November 18, 2013 2:37:30 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I have a Samsung Note 2 (5.5) and love it. It's great for emails, I used it to guide me home one time when I had to drive a rental that didn't have GPS when I had problems with my car while away from home. I don't buy books anymore since it's big enough to read on and the bonus is that I can instantly buy a new book when I finish what I'm reading. For handling, it's perfect size for my hands. I'll probably go with a bigger one when I'm ready for a new phone to make reading even better. As I have a desktop and laptop I didn't really want to spend money on a tablet or a reader, so a phablet is perfect for me.

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November 18, 2013 3:02:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Have a Galaxy S4 with a 5" screen. Love the extra inch over the iphone. BTW: Form what I heard it won't be long before the iphones are 5". Companies are also all working on phones that won't have glass anymore that so many people crack. Bottom line is it never stops and soon the tablets will be our phones.

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November 18, 2013 3:15:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Anybody thinking about upgrading to something like this? What do you think about the size?

My missus will...eventually.  She has poor eyesight...so something bigger than a Galaxy II will be on the horizon...

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November 18, 2013 5:00:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I would take it if it used Android. Eventually I would like to get a Samsung Note.

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November 18, 2013 6:23:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i messed around with one in the local at&t store today. i went in there to ask about the 2520. they have a couple (or more) in the back but couldn't allow me to see one yet   . anyway, the 1520 they have on display is yellow. unlike the yellow 920, the 1520 has a matte finish which i like better than the glossy. compared to my 920, the 1520 is HUGE and FAST. is it too big? nah, not really. it'll fit in my pocket easily. the most impressive things about it are the speed the qualcomm processor allows it and the display quality, in my opinion. will i get one? i don't know yet. i'll definitely get a 2520 tablet when they are released. i may then sell my surface pro. the only question i have regarding the 2520 is whether to get a wifi only version or to get one with wifi and lte. decisions, decisions.

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November 18, 2013 6:33:23 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Big phones...been around for a long time...

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November 19, 2013 2:42:17 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Skeet surfin'!

 

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November 19, 2013 3:02:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

i forgot to say the one thing i dislike about the 1520 is the fact it doesn't have built in wireless charging. i realize you can get a cover that remedies that but i'd rather it be built in like it is on the 920. on a side note, i ordered a 2520 tablet thru at&t today. i was told i'll have it in hand on the 22nd of november.

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November 19, 2013 4:50:12 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

I saw a tutorial somewhere on the internet (I think it may have been at wpcentral.com ) where you can DIY 'hack' the 1520 for WiFi charging without using/buying the cover.  I agree though the fact that it's built-into the 920 is great.

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November 26, 2013 1:08:50 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

While the Nokia Lumia 2520 isn't a 'phone' I thought some of you might be interested in a review of Nokia's first tablet device:

 

http://www.wpcentral.com/lumia-2520-review

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January 5, 2014 7:37:30 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MadDeez,
i'll definitely get a 2520 tablet when they are released

Same here... all my hesitation about which Windows tablet to purchase has been answered with the advent of the 2520.  While I like the Surface Pro I like the Nokia tablet even more.  Saw one recently at a local department store and was quite impressed.

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January 5, 2014 7:50:22 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

This looks good. Might just take a look for myself.

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January 5, 2014 8:15:58 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

hey starkers! i thoroughly enjoy my 2520. it isn't wifi only since those animals don't exist. i sold my surface pro to a guy my daughter works with. she works in the IT department for a local school corporation but i'm not sure if he does or is a teacher. anyway, the 2520 is a superb device. i use it 10 times as often as i do my ipad air. the pnly thing i don't like about it is the fact it has only 32 gigs of storage onboard. i know i increased that by buying a 64 gig sd card but it would've been nice if the darn thing had 64 to begin with. i should be getting my free 'power keyboard' from nokia sometime this month. that'll be like a late Christmas gift.

back to the 1520...... my ex's at&t contract expired a few days ago and she bought a new 1520 to replace her iphone. i was very surprised by that since she complains about having having to learn anything new regarding 'gadgets'. i had to show her how to customize the start screen and which settings she may want to change but she seems pretty happy with the device. i'm 'stuck' with my 920 until december 2014 but when i do get a new phone, i'll get a 1520 or a newer model of windows phone that has a large screen.

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January 5, 2014 9:00:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting MadDeez,
hey starkers!

Hey John... long time no see  But then that's my fault for being AWOL for so long.  Yeah, I just needed a break to get my head together, among other things. 

The 2520 I saw in-store was quite impressive and I definitely will get one... eventually.  My current project is a new desktop build.  I decided to get away from the AMD's with this one, though.  I'm going Intel i7 4770K on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H with 32Gb of Kingston 2400mhz RAM and Win 8.1 on a 512Gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD.  I know you're not much of a fan of Thermaltake cases, but this build will be housed in a Thermaltake Level 10 Full Tower with hot swappable drive bays and oodles of room for large graphics cards, etc.  I can currently get a Gigabyte GTX770 4Gb for AU$320, which currently is an excellent price for such a beast, so I'm thinking of running 2 in SLI instead of a single GTX780 @ 690.

Anyhow, that won't be finished for a while... finances and all that, so my Nokia Lumia 2520 is a way off yet.  I also like the idea of the 1520 for a phone.  While my sister and other family members have switched from Windows phones to the Samsung Note II, I like the Windows phones better and will stick with them over going Android or IOS

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January 5, 2014 10:53:50 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Big phones are great especially for an aging guy like me that has eyes like Mr. Magoo. That being said I probably won't be buying any until clothes manufactures begin making tablet pockets. They are just to hard to carry around in the line of work I do. 

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January 12, 2014 5:35:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Telling me the big phones are here

Well I had a good look at a BIG smart phone today and I'm gobsmacked at the screen real estate.  I thought my mother, sister and niece had Samsung Galaxy Note II's.  I was mistaken!  They have the Samsung Galaxy Note 8... which has a massive 8" screen and comes with a stylus type pen which draws, paints, takes notes, etc, etc.  If only they did it as a W8 phone.  Currently it's only Android and I'm not keen on switching to that.  Still, it is a nice piece of hardware, just the same.

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January 13, 2014 8:39:35 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I'll be able to upgrade my phone this year.  I'd get a 1520 definitely, but I'm sure we'll see some other good stuff this year too.

 

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January 13, 2014 8:30:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah, the 1520 appears to be the 'must have' phone for 2014.  Well in my book it is.  I've seen some nice units with lots of hardware appeal, but then I turn 'em on and they're Andoid, and that's just not my cup of tea.  Now Android is obviously a good phone OS because it is streets ahead in market share, but I'll stick with a Nokia Lumia with W8.

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February 11, 2014 11:56:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I went and looked at the 1520, and wow.  That screen is something else.  It is a big device, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

It's going to be hard not to get this.

 

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