Nokia Lumia 1520
The best phoone I have ever used.
Had iPhones 3 to 5. Got sick of the proprietary environment and they got boring. Went to a Samsung Galaxy Note II. Got sick of waiting for Android updates (14 months without an update!). Went to the Lumia 1520. Best phone by far. Surprised at the battery life (much better then the Note II). Love the Microsoft integration: office, xbox music, etc. It is not too big. Once you use it for a while you will be surprised at how small the others are rather than how big the 1520 is. Camera is fantastic. Display is great. Love this phone. Only negative is that some of my favorite apps are missing (flipboard, schwab, etc.). Still, I haven't regretted switching and can't imagine ever going back to apple or Samsung.
January 7, 2014
Amazing phone with plenty of screen to spare. Coming out of an iPhone for the past 5 years, I was a bit hesitant but have not missed my iPhone at all. Can't wait to see more apps become available along with more accessories. Great device.
December 20, 2013
This device is the one I had been waiting for. I would have gone with the 1020 if it had been a 1080p device. But the 21MP camera on the 1520 is MORE than adequate for my needs.
Yep it's big, I have big hands. Hands free calling is made better by the fact that it is large. Plus the size allows for a giant battery and incredible life.
It has the apps I need at an IT consultant.
OH, BTW...eBook reading on this device is Amazing!! I never thought I would read a book on a phone.
December 19, 2013
You will not be disappointed.
I switched from an s4 and I am glad that I did. This is my first Windows phone and it won't be the last. Amazing display and very fast.
December 18, 2013
Nokia + Windowsphone = Perfection
Having used iPhone for 3 years then Android for 3, I have to say MS has by far the best Phone OS going. It is so smooth and responsive. It is so intuitive and Easy, but the magical thing is, unlike Apple they didn't have to limit features to keep it simple, they have given you all the features, but made them simple to use.
I used to chuckle at their commercials saying how you could do things "quicker" on a WindowsPhone, but I have to say to my surprise it is notably quicker to do just about everything. If you are new to Windows phone you may need 1 - 3 days to stop trying to use it like an iPhone or an Android. But once you "turn the corner" and you "get" the Windowsphone style, everything just suddenly makes complete sense.
Hardware - superb, seems a little big at first, but now after a few days, the others just seem too small. Screen is gorgeous and build is slim, sleek and smooth...
December 20, 2013
very well done device
My first windows 8 phone and I love it this 1520 is one of the fastest phones out right now and the screen is amazing the speakers are great the battery lasts for like 3 days the build quality is awesome great work from Nokia
December 19, 2013
Lumia 1520 beats your expectations
This is the best phone I ever had. It features bug screen, showing all details, and games looks real. It's quad-core proc is very fast compared with other phones. It loads apps in milli seconds. Camera is 20 mp, showing all the details u dream with, SD Card to keep plenty of videos, music and photos. I would recommend it over note 3 and iPhone.
January 13, 2014
Great Phone, easy to read screen!
I switched from 8 years of Droid phones to my current Lumia 1520 and will never look back. As I approach retirement, this phone has options I need. I find myself needing my reading glasses much less and the ability to see the screen clearly no matter how the bright the sun or glare is trumped by a bigger screen and HD 1080 screen. I have every app I need and I'm sure more will come out in the future. The HERE gps only uses data to download the maps, but not during actual driving which is a plus. Buyers should note this phone is BIG. Having said that I have gotten used to it very quickly. I have small hands and purchased a case on Ebay that allows me to grip the phone almost as easily as my smaller Droid. It fits in the front pocket of all my pants and has not been the issue I expected. The fact Office is included in the price of the phone is wonderful. I can edit documents (I'm writing a book) and the Nokia camera apps allow me to insert pictures taken on the spot. I have much better phone reception than my Droid with more "bars" indoors. I have not experienced any call quality issues noted by others. I own a Surface Pro so the phone integration with my PC is seemless. I was contemplating the Lumia 1020 for camera but glad I got the 1520. I did get the 1020 for my wife. Once Cortana is released I am sure my phone will be that much easier to use.
May 2, 2014