Nokia Lumia 1520 Black Sim Free UK Model £333.27 delivered @ serversdirect
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Nokia Lumia 1520 Black Sim Free UK Model £333.27 delivered @ serversdirect

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Found 8th Oct 2014
A lot of the 1520s for sale seem to be imported models, which do not come with a warranty from Nokia UK. This is the best price I can find for a new UK version of the phone.

£324.98 + £8.29 delivery = £333.27

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It's an awesome phone, but in the same way I can't bring myself to pay the ridiculous premium for iPhone, when it's just not 'all that', then I'm struggling to justify paying this level for something that is only maybe 30% better than a Lumia 625.

The old 80:20 rule again.

Think I'd rather have a 625 and trouser 250 quid!

30%?!?!?

I'd say it was a considerably bigger jump than that. Comparison - 1520 vs 625

Decent price for the spec and the Lumia Windows phones are very nice if you fancy a break from 'Droid & iOS.
Edited by: "sancheez" 9th Oct 2014

sancheez

30%?!?!?I'd say it was a considerably bigger jump than that. Comparison - … 30%?!?!?I'd say it was a considerably bigger jump than that. Comparison - 1520 vs 625Decent price for the spec and the Lumia Windows phones are very nice if you fancy a break from 'Droid & iOS.



I've had the 1520 and the 625 and agree with the 1520 being about 30% 'better' overall however it does trump the 625 in certain (obvious) areas.

There isn't a whole lot of difference in user experience, as we all know, unlike Android phones the lower spec Windows Phones give a comparable experience to the flagships.

In my experience:

The screen on the 625 is much nicer than it sounds on paper so don't let that put you off. The screen on 1520 is gorgeous, however the phone itself is quite angular and awkward (corners dig in your hands even when using two hands) compared to other phones around the 6" mark (LG G Flex and HTC One Max being other phones at that size I've owned).

In my experience the 625 can take more of a beating than the 1520, I went about two months with the 625 (white version) without a case and there wasn't a mark on it, thanks to the dual layer design of the back shell I think. The 1520 (black version) got scuffed up within a day or two and I was forced to put a case on it to preserve resale value.

Battery is good on the 625 (easily get you through a day of moderate to heavy use) but excellent on the 1520.

Speaker quality is average on both.

Camera on the 1520 is far superior than the 625 in every way, especially in low light. However for a 5mp camera on the 625 is above average for a 5mp, in comparison to the Moto G and Samsung Galaxy Core I compared it to. Front facing camera on the 625 is awful and the one on the 1520 is average at best.

I didn't really play any games but would assume that the 512mb RAM on the 625 would hinder some of the higher end ones, though I do know a few games have been tweaked on WP to accommodate lower end devices. I'd imagine the 1520 would be the place to go for gaming though.

In my opinion:

Buy the 1520 if you want a WP with a big screen for gaming, movies and an awesome camera, or buy the 625 if you want the Windows Phone experience on a budget as using the OS for day to day tasks (texting, browsing, email, maps, music, facebook etc) is identical to the 1520 at a fraction of the price.

Voted hot for the price btw.

well i have the 1520 and I don't think that you should be comparing it to the 625.
they are both meant for different market imho.
for me the 1520 is all in one. lovely camera, unbeaten video recording with dolby, 4 microphones cant beat that on any gig.
lovely screen for reading ebook, watching video, browsing. WP is simple yet it works. only the apps could be better but all i need it there.
also once u get used to big screen hard to use something smaller. i have iphone 5 as well

it is not perfect phone but hell it works!

I am using a 925 and would love a 1520. I think it may be the age thing, as I find big display is better for reading email and surfing the web.

parasitemol

I've had the 1520 and the 625 and agree with the 1520 being about 30% … I've had the 1520 and the 625 and agree with the 1520 being about 30% 'better' overall however it does trump the 625 in certain (obvious) areas.There isn't a whole lot of difference in user experience, as we all know, unlike Android phones the lower spec Windows Phones give a comparable experience to the flagships.In my experience: The screen on the 625 is much nicer than it sounds on paper so don't let that put you off. The screen on 1520 is gorgeous, however the phone itself is quite angular and awkward (corners dig in your hands even when using two hands) compared to other phones around the 6" mark (LG G Flex and HTC One Max being other phones at that size I've owned). In my experience the 625 can take more of a beating than the 1520, I went about two months with the 625 (white version) without a case and there wasn't a mark on it, thanks to the dual layer design of the back shell I think. The 1520 (black version) got scuffed up within a day or two and I was forced to put a case on it to preserve resale value.Battery is good on the 625 (easily get you through a day of moderate to heavy use) but excellent on the 1520. Speaker quality is average on both.Camera on the 1520 is far superior than the 625 in every way, especially in low light. However for a 5mp camera on the 625 is above average for a 5mp, in comparison to the Moto G and Samsung Galaxy Core I compared it to. Front facing camera on the 625 is awful and the one on the 1520 is average at best.I didn't really play any games but would assume that the 512mb RAM on the 625 would hinder some of the higher end ones, though I do know a few games have been tweaked on WP to accommodate lower end devices. I'd imagine the 1520 would be the place to go for gaming though.In my opinion: Buy the 1520 if you want a WP with a big screen for gaming, movies and an awesome camera, or buy the 625 if you want the Windows Phone experience on a budget as using the OS for day to day tasks (texting, browsing, email, maps, music, facebook etc) is identical to the 1520 at a fraction of the price.Voted hot for the price btw.



Thanks for your honest appraisal of both models.
I have a 920 and would love a 1520, but am just put off by the size.
I think the £330 price mark is about right and if this is the phone you're after......

I still struggle with the idea of owning a phone that has a screen almost as big as a tablet. The 1520 is an undeniably good bit of kit though.
As it stands, I still think the 920 is the sweet spot of features and design. I do love my 1020 though - and really hope Microsoft chuck some money at their Nokia engineers and build a successor (hopefully with the same form factor, but a 5 inch screen and no on screen buttons)

Errrgggghhhh Nokia AND windows.....

kingmonkey69

Errrgggghhhh Nokia AND windows.....



Have you tried one? I have owned a 1020 for the last 7 months. I have also previously owned a Note 2, S3, iPhone 4S, Xperia Arc S and a ZTE Blade.
The 1020 is the most complete smartphone I've ever owned. It has also become the defacto camera when holidaying with friends (or on nights out with its xenon flash). Oh, and if/when we get lost in foreign countries, I am also the one that walks/drives us out with my offline Nokia maps :).
These are great phones for a myriad of reasons. Yes, they have their shortcomings - but they hav some serious strengths too.
Try one - you never know, you may just like it!

wenttoabetterplace

I still struggle with the idea of owning a phone that has a screen almost … I still struggle with the idea of owning a phone that has a screen almost as big as a tablet. The 1520 is an undeniably good bit of kit though.As it stands, I still think the 920 is the sweet spot of features and design. I do love my 1020 though - and really hope Microsoft chuck some money at their Nokia engineers and build a successor (hopefully with the same form factor, but a 5 inch screen and no on screen buttons)



I think the 925 was the sweet spot, spoilt by it's exclusivity to Vodafone.
Edited by: "greycounciller" 9th Oct 2014

greycounciller

I think the 925 was the sweet spot, spoilt by it's exclusivity to … I think the 925 was the sweet spot, spoilt by it's exclusivity to Vodafone.



Having that 32GB edition exclusively on Vodafone was such a disappointment - it was a great phone, but far too hobbled in its standard configuration of 16GB.
As I buy my phones for their photography abilities, the extra weight of the 920 actually made it a better device for me (especially when recording video). I also found the wireless charging really helpful....
The 1020 by comparison isn't a comfortable phone to use due to the camera bulge - but some of the photos I have taken are the best I have ever taken (and I've owned a myriad of digital cameras over the years, including a Sony NEX 5N). I also like the 64GB capacity that I got from buying an O2 phone, & that camera grip with the tripod mount!

Banned

Cold has no apps for it

thomas25

Cold has no apps for it



& which apps were they?

Might sound like a weird question but how do people that have the 1520 find the GPS. My 920 never really worked all that well with endomondo, which is a bit of a reservation.

alpagot

Might sound like a weird question but how do people that have the 1520 … Might sound like a weird question but how do people that have the 1520 find the GPS. My 920 never really worked all that well with endomondo, which is a bit of a reservation.



Probably an Endomondo problem rather than the GPS hardware.
I use Endomondo (and have done for a few years now). I almost gave up on it owing to it failing to record big chunks of my runs. The latest updates have completely stopped that problem though (on my 1020).

If you want to be sure it suits you, just trial a 1520 direct from Nokia for 2 weeks...
conversations.nokia.com/tri…ia/

I would snap this up in a second if it was full windows OS. Would love it if I could dock my phone and use it truly as a computer.

Although, this would probably do for most users!
Edited by: "Makkand" 9th Oct 2014

I love my 1520, you get used to the size very quickly and take the screen quality for granted. It's only when you pick up another phone that you appreciate how good it really is. It's integration with my work email and SharePoint is seem less.As others have said, excellent snapping ability.I personally don't miss anything from the Xperia I had before. I do have long fingers and wear combats with cargo pockets though...

alpagot

Might sound like a weird question but how do people that have the 1520 … Might sound like a weird question but how do people that have the 1520 find the GPS. My 920 never really worked all that well with endomondo, which is a bit of a reservation.



GPS works just fine

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Not expired. Just five pounds more.

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The price is fluctuating somewhat. It went up by about £100 and has now come back down again (to £5 more)
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