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> In reply to thavam2014 @ 2014-08-18 04:26 from v{uZ - click to readhad the sony smartwatch 2 with my note 2...didn't really do much honestly. Watch and the phone has to be in close proximity; ie. if you go for a run, then you still need to put your phone in your pocket, defeats the purpose.

1) Infrared = are you that lazy to pick up the remote?
2) camera = are you a perv? are you out of your mind for taking pics with a camera on a watch vs on your phone??
3) calling someone = yeah....no
4) calculator = i'm sure someone in your group has his/her phone out and will calculate in no time...while you attempt to input those numbers on a tiny screen

the only thing it's useful for is message preview...but unless you're the president of the united states, and there's a war that needs your attention asap...i can't see any reason to spend AUD 360 for the gear 2

but if you have your mind set on getting a watch, then there really is no need to look at windows phone...that's a given

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  • 2014-08-21 08:21
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> In reply to Punith.33 @ 2014-08-21 07:26 from vGqi - click to readI wouldn't be too concerned about being 'left' behind with windows OS. the rumoured lumia 1820 may have a snapdragon 805, QHD, etc; however the reality is there is not a lot of games that will need that extra firepower. Sure there will be one or two, however, most of the game developments are at iOS and android. PLus most windows sales are at the lower to mid range phones. Hence it will be a bit of a waste forking out on an 1820 (which in aust may be up to AUD 900). If you are able to get a 1520 at ~30-40% discount (brand new), that is an amazing deal.

EDIT: the one thing it will help is camera processing actually...but for 900 bucks? The lumia cameras are great for those who needs to get the right picture moment...no rushing. All imo

EDIT 2: http://www.techtimes.com/artic...-verizon.htm

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  • 2014-08-21 07:58
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> In reply to thavam2014 @ 2014-08-21 06:47 from v{uZ - click to readThat's the thing about android that i tire the most. in 6 months something is coming out. Sony is the worse offender. Z, then z1, now z2 and talk of z3 soon. And their improvements are really minimal; same design, new chipset but no apps can take advantage of it. Sure you talk of futureproofing, but...6 months later...new phone lol.

Obviously i don't have the figures, they may be making more money that way. But personally, it is just silly. I don't change my phone every year, normally every 20-24 months.

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  • 2014-08-21 07:53
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Just got a lumia 1520, coming from note 2 (and nexus, htc one x, samsung galaxy s2/3). With the new 8.1 update, i am actually very happy with this phone. The battery life is just...outside of this world. Built in wireless charging makes things that bit more convenient. Built quality is typical nokia, just...special; it's plastic, but it feels premium. Buttery smooth, no 'lag' per se.

Camera is great; however you may have to tweak the options a bit (sometimes white balance) in order to get the BEST picture. But the camera software handling is great, easy to use. Much quicker than the lumia 1020 (which i played for a few weeks), but still slower than the androids/ios. This is a camera that you use to get the best out of a scene, keep that in mind. AND the ability to increase the shutter speed...AMAZING, you can be extremely creative and make fun pictures (think fireworks, fire crackles,etc)

phone is BIG. and that depends on how you feel about big phones. Personally, i love the extra screen estate, phone feels sturdy and nice in the hands. You will more than likely need two hands a lot of the time; though it is possible to use one hand (albeit slightly awkward...slightly). But that screen is gorgeous. You can tweak it to be warmer, cooler, saturated, slightly washed out, increase the red/green/blue hues. WHatever you want.

Navigation is free, but you do need to predownload it (via wifi preferably). It's not as smooth as google navigation, but it has more features. It's on par with samsung's navigon app in terms of performance, if not slightly better.

Some people hate the fact that it's a 6inch phone then the apps are listed on single lines and you have to scroll alll the way down. But they're missing the point. The point is to add many apps you use the most on the home screen. Make that as beautiful as you want. You can add your own pictures, folders (developer preview...coming out to general public sometime in future), and you won't need to go to the app list at all.

The big problem (depends on who you are), is the app ecosystem. For me, it's grown big enough. There are still some apps/games i'm missing, but nothing too concerning.

I'd only buy this phone if:
1) bored out of your head with android/ios
2) got a good price

Harvey norman initially sold this for a crazy AUD899. They're now selling it for AUD698. The lumia 930 is being sold for AUD590. This just shows how awesome this phone is. Considering the games in the store isn't as extensive, there is no need for the phone to have snapdragon 805/810,etc. Phone will continue to be supported for another 1.5 years at least imo (considering the lumia 930 has same hardware and jsut recently released).

otherwise, the next best phone out there is the 1+1 (if you can get it!). It's Cheap, top of the line hardware, great camera, great battery, modify the hell out of it....and did i say it's cheap??

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  • 2014-08-21 07:48
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> In reply to thavam2014 @ 2014-08-21 06:47 from v{uZ - click to readok , how frequent you upgrade ur phone.
Definately not for next 5 months atleast, if i am not wrong.

in that case, you have 1820 coming up. see the specs in some websites. its upgrade of the 1520 with enhanced features.

android and windows are two different sailing ships in different oceans dear friend. they both will never meet each others expectation ever.

close comparison is like : one person cannot have two mom's and dad's...LOL.... if its not medical disaster :-P

hope i answered. we can debate on this, if we can compare two different phone of same nokia lumia make.again price , flagship and features matters.

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  • 2014-08-21 07:26
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> In reply to Punith.33 @ 2014-08-21 05:50 from vGqi - click to readThanks for your reply bro but why u consider the battery only u know if we owe a phone we always want upgrade like Sony z series they have Sony z 1 and 2 and 3 is upcoming and see Samsung S 3 @nd s4 and s5 and note 2 @nd 3 and 4 but what about us and why did Lumia left us alone

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  • 2014-08-21 06:47
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> In reply to .rollindadice @ 2014-08-20 19:46 from Mfxa - click to readWell Done..!!!! and well answered dear friend.....!!!.i am impressed.....

life is not about finding faults....its all about living with what we have and this 1520 is the gem as of my opinion.

everything cannot be put to everywhere dear thavam2014. its works on a basic principle call power management, which ,this other friend thavam2014 should understand.

to clarify to MR.thavam2014:

this mobile runs only on battery(huge powerbank).
for your requirement and desire, better wait till you get a mobile, which is solar powered and gives u power endlessly. then all ur ideas will jump in to reality.

all the best for your ideas.!!!. you rock thavam2014, but in some other mobile posts.not here :-)

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  • 2014-08-21 05:50
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-20 20:03 from fCxb - click to readSearch Store for "Metrotube" or "MyTube"

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  • 2014-08-20 21:13
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Hi friends which is the goods app to watch you tube videos. The one from Microsoft just don't open and play youtube videos. It just shows"loading" but fails to load eventually.
Please guide
Thanks

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> In reply to thavam2014 @ 2014-08-20 18:03 from v{uZ - click to readwhat about front cam? it's 1.3MP , works well with Skype and other apps,water resistant? no phone is fully water resistant, get a good case ,what about smartwatch? well what about it?.......smartwatch not for everyone.....what about 128gb sd card? it supports it no doubt....you sound like a person just wanna talk bad on this phone,get your facts right

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  • 2014-08-20 19:46
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> In reply to Rathnam @ 2014-08-20 15:42 from 9DHm - click to readWhat about front camera and no water resistance and no smartwatch and no 128 Gb sd card and finally no upgraded versions

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  • 2014-08-20 18:03
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word"s gretest mobile ,battery life is very good ,i had never seen the problem at all,money guarantee mobile

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  • 2014-08-20 15:42
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Lumia1820 ????? There was no any article about 1820 on gsmarena so far!!!!!!

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  • 2014-08-20 07:01
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yes , if u had not backed up. and if u had backed up,then it provides you an option to choose frome already done backup previously.

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  • 2014-08-19 13:37
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-08-19 11:48 from y@WD - click to readThink MS has tested it's flagship 1520 and we are all like fish caught in net and better go for note 4 or Sony Z3 rather than wait for 1525 or 1820

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  • 2014-08-19 12:10
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> In reply to Manohar 808 PureView @ 2014-08-18 06:04 from rATG - click to readI remember 1820 was in news quoted by GSM arena, of course we upgrades,but MS had not activated it's sluggish approach.
My cell has problems with WiFi connectivity, ad store closed or cannot connect to store. Executive personality is ruined by shabby flip cover.

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  • 2014-08-19 11:48
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> In reply to Shanks @ 2014-08-18 16:49 from U@%j - click to readWhat about the drawbacks no smart swatch no dust and water resistance no higher mega pixel front camera and finally no upgraded versions

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  • 2014-08-19 03:21
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> In reply to Aadrian @ 2014-08-19 00:21 from 0wxc - click to readI fully agree mine is black and I wish I can trade in for green lumia

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  • 2014-08-19 03:19
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> In reply to Manohar 808 PureView @ 2014-08-18 18:07 from rAfP - click to readYou are absolutely correct we always want upgrade like Z series and Samsung but we don't get 1525 with high specs and Microsoft does not care and we don't get smart watch and ip58 water and dust resistance too

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  • 2014-08-19 03:18
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Nokia Lumia 1520 in bright green looks awesome, I think it's the coolest colour for this phone.

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