Sushi Majesty, 12 Jun 2016App gap will always be there for windows but, they still have a good set of apps in their mark... moreWhatever the apps is available in Windows store they didn't work properly actually Windows store is paralised it needs a great improvement and regular update to fix various bugs.You may be happy but some major apps is not available in Windows store eg. snapchat,many banking apps,even some banking site not support by Windows phone,IPC apps,indian Constitution apps will never get update and crash almost evry time so they just usless.Windows 8.1 was much stable version but Windows10 having show many flaws and full of bugs.That's why Microsoft let down its Lumia devices and Consumers are less interested to buy Lumia devices.No doubt Nokia was the actual player behind Windows phone Nokia effort was just uncompareble to boost Windows phone.Whatever the market share of Windows only due to the Nokia.Microsoft ditch Nokia but Microsoft branding completly fails.Microsoft branding greatly affect Windows phone market.Less than a year they let down its Lumia devices.Nokia was never let down Windows phone.640 & 640 XL series is the last most successful & selling Windows phone and this Lumia 640 & 640 XL series was actually designed manufactured by Nokia and branding by Microsoft.Then after 550,950,950 XL and 650 originally designed by Microsoft and consumer didn't want to buy these smartphone there is a great difference between the Nokia Lumia and Microsoft Lumia.But now Nokia comming up with Android devices and its crystal clear Nokia will creat one more history in Android smartphone just wait and watch.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2016Windows 10 drains the battery like hell.. I am sorry I upgrade it to my Nokia 1520 which was u... moreBattery draining problem was with the earlier version but after 318 build battery draining problem is fixed in certain level yes I agree Windows10 battery backup is not as great as that of its earlier version 8.1,
Windows 10 drains the battery like hell.. I am sorry I upgrade it to my Nokia 1520 which was until then working fine
big-G, 12 Jun 2016Windows 10 still not stable OS.Microsoft taken almost 2 years for Windows10 development.Now Mi... moreApp gap will always be there for windows but, they still have a good set of apps in their market which work beautifully on Windows phone and the windows Operating System, now with regards with to Microsoft as a whole is a jackass of a company that all the tech nerds know they worked on the best of projects, and pull the plug on all their best projects near completion.
Now stop mocking those who like the phone hardware since Microsoft is taken Nokia. Having said this Nokia will be back soon with an Android version so please $hut the Phuck up and let people who use the NL1520 put their grievance ahead and let people like me and other solve their issues.
Latest data claims over 75% of active Windows 10 Mobile devices are OS upgrades.Alternatively, only 22.82% of current Windows 10 Mobile Lumias are of the x50 series (Lumia 550, 650, 950, 950 XL), suggesting that people are not actively buying these phones either. That leaves 77.18% of all Windows 10 Lumias as in-situ upgrades from Windows Phone 8.1. Considering the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are priced quite high, and the Lumia 550 and Lumia 650 did not see widescale release, none of that should a shock.
Sushi Majesty, 11 Jun 2016Dude, I've moved to a Android device I hate android as an OS very unstable and the amount of a... moreWindows 10 still not stable OS.Microsoft taken almost 2 years for Windows10 development.Now Microsoft itself accepted that there an app gap? In relation to the "face value" definition of a quantity and sometimes quality disparity between the leading apps stores and the Windows Store, yes, there is. In relation to the often inferred and accepted definition that the app gap means a greatly inferior experience if a consumer chooses Windows Mobile and therefore should avoid the Windows platform.Fact is that customer didn't like Windows phone.They are not interested anymore to buy Windows phone.
big-G, 02 Jun 2016If Windows phone is better than Android and Google play not having quality apps.Then what abou... moreDude, I've moved to a Android device I hate android as an OS very unstable and the amount of advertisement inside apps can drive a sane person insane, I bloody hate using android apps for a advert free app I have to pay. I cannot say the same about windows apps except for some apps there's little adverts poping every now and then, but if you have used facebook on windows phone and insta6 your opinion about instagram apps on android would be worse.
I play some games on android phone while connected to wifi or 4g after every level I pass there's a bloody ad which can get so annoying. Also, with reference to of your later quote about they did it again shit, Android is no less the android line of One devices cannot handle Kitkat update properly without crashing or freezing or without at-least 2 reboots because of low RAM forget marshmallow update for starters, at least that way Microsoft is making a point to inform users/customers why the udpate cannot work on their existing phones. Every OS update needs a specific hardware compatibility if the RAM cannot support the OS whats the point having it on the device just to know your phone freezes or reboots like its nobody's business.
Of all the phone 8 phones in the tier 1 and tier 3 of window bugetphones high spec'd phone have received the window 10 update from Windows 8. ML640-DS, ML640XL, NL730/735, ML535, ML1320, ML540, ML638, ML650, NL1520, NL1020, NL830, NL930, I mean seriously stop whining dude and move on.
Its quite simple, just check with the service guys is the motherboard having issues or the entire module, ask them to check the camera module and the screen on another 1520 to check if its working, they'll be having lot of spare devices that are come for repairs. Tell them you want the phone back but all the following part in the order the 20mp camera module, front lcd IPS screen with the digitiser on the screen and the nokia lumia 1520 housing back and front pannel without the motherboard.
Please make sure youre in the service centre while the modules are being checked on other devices. (Many time they, say no but, just speak to that guy tell, that for a phone that cost 10k not worth spending 28k on the motherboard.)
Ajay Tawrani, 09 Jun 2016Hi Sushi
Wish I could have spoken to you before purchasing the phone. You are very much right... moreCheck with a local technican but, I recommend you give at the Nokia priority service centre because they give you warranty of 6months and you can also purchase extended warranty (you need to check if they still offering them.) The reason I'm advising you to go to the NPriority is because when then the replace the screen or the motherboard you are assured a new or and not a refurbished motherboard the local market which you get may be refurbished or even which may have a technical issue which they may not provide replacement at a later time so there's a recurring cost, there's no point spending 10k and they having a recurring cost everytime something goes wrong. And many a cases I've noticed the local mobile repair brands when they connect the motherboard to the LCD screen or vice-versa they lay pressure in such a way that you'll notice white background spots when the screen goes white or the theme is changed to Cyan blue in such cases your vibrator stops working.
You'll get a second hand phone on OLX or Quikr these days for 9000INR, my suggestion is sell the phone by parts like the back pannel the LCD and the camera module you'll make more than 10k, and get a working phone in the market.
Sushi Majesty, 08 Jun 2016Ajay, there's nothing much you can do most phones that are sold on ebay and which are AT&T... moreHi Sushi
Would u advice a motherboard replacement against the handset cost of 28K?
Besides how can I sell the working parts of the handset?
Sushi Majesty, 08 Jun 2016Ajay, there's nothing much you can do most phones that are sold on ebay and which are AT&T... moreHi Sushi
Wish I could have spoken to you before purchasing the phone. You are very much right in figuring out the exact issue I've come across. The motherboard is indeed screwed & the phone is with Nokia Care. They've quoted me a cost of INR 10000 for the Indian version of motherboard & I'm still in 2 minds if I should continue to have it repaired or check with a local technician & then take a decision. Thank u so much for ur revert
[deleted post]Ajay, there's nothing much you can do most phones that are sold on ebay and which are AT&T branded devices are all refurbished devices, I've had similar experiences buying devices for half the price from ebay.com. Most of these devices which are sold from the sites like ebay or the one you purchased offer only 6days warranty that's how long it take to deliver the device and by the time it lands in your hand the warranty has expired.
The only option I know is to go show it to a Nokia Service centre, they gonna charge you 299buck only for checking, ask them to figure out the issue in most cases the motherboards on these refurbished phone are screwed up or have a short life or one of the features dont work, if the motherboard is gone I would suggest ask the service centre to rip the phone apart like the battery and LCD module and the back case, selling them you can recover more than half the amount you spend on buying the phone.
So, its been 3 months since I gave away my Nokia Lumia 1520 for a OPO and the only 3things I miss about my NL1520 is the bigscreen, the camera for low light shots and day light shots and finally watching movies using a few specific apps. I do have a ML640 dual sim as a secondary device. I was hoping atleast with the udpate of Window10 the phone would have worked better but, I noticed the apps are still lacking in many folds windows doesnt support any other office tools like WPS or Office suite neither do they offer a pdf converter like they do in WPS which is slowly getting frustrating as I use my ML640.
In spite of my review about how smartly certain apps in Windowstore make more sense in comparison to Android's Playstore my outlook is slowly changing infavor of Android, I'm an Artist Manager & Event Manager and travel a lot and making good use of my 6inch screen portable device is quite critical while owning a NL1520 for about 4years I've always had to rely on my laptop to do some critically important task which I could have done on the fly, which wasn't possible with a windows device for quite a long time, since my exchange program, I've noticed I feel right at home and relaxed even while travelling as I can do the same set of tasks on my Android device and find apps that are appropriate to handle my so mentioned tasks with ease, I can covert docs and excel sheets to pdf without being worried about going to my office look frustrated which is awesome.
They are a few things which I still love about WM OS is the very neat and simple interface which I miss on Android, which is a multi-step process to anything, the phone book of the WM10 is much better than what is being offered on Marshmallow I cannot put my finger on alphabet to find names under each alphabet instead i need to stretch my finger to the search and type the name to find a contact, which works beautifully on the Windows device, the battery life is much better on a Windows Device when compared to any Android device. But, the app drawer in the windows store is beginning to show its age and lack of interest by Microsoft to developers is going to take a toll on the over all sales of Microsoft mobile devices or any windows run devices for that matter.
I wish Android could work on a contact app similar to that of Windows but, no problem thanks to Nokia's Z launcher its much better performing. Anybody whose planning to buy a Nokia Lumia 1520 please be sure to buy this phone if you love taking snaps and posting them on instagram or fb or any other social media sites some apps may intrigue you but, the over all experience would be heat breaking.
Dearest gsmArena followers and friends.Undoubtedly androids are the pioneers in more than 90% of smartDevices nowadays!!But at the same time,we can't hide high qualities of one of the 4 legendary left of Nokia's the best which the one was 2013 Lumia 1520 whether Microsoft upgrade it to Windows 10 or not!!!Why!!!?Some years ago,I was working with a friend,s device which was Windows OS!It was very well answering all my scientific requests without any lags!!!So a person must be fair and factwriting about the qualities of any devices!!Though MS hasn't answered my scientific question!!?No problem!Google search or help will answer it!Nevertheless with reference to the affordable budget economical inexpensive prices written on the left side of this page,buying nokia's lumia 1520 worthes a try that I would do without any hesitations for my Virtual Grand Dream Musiem with good design,features,performance of 2013 which is still trustworthy todays!!!I have to add that Google is number one in innovation,invention,creation with 30 thousands knowledge people but with a reform,Microsoft in smartphone segment and considering the TIME can go on too!!!Why not!?MS 950,HP x 6,96 inches,and Nokia's 1520 are good proofs!!Hopefully dearest readers write their fair opinions about my views:Care about what's made,not who is made!!Thanks all mentioned and unmentioned names sincerely with the best regard including gsmArena,s request to release and issue my comment!.Justice Rights.Omid12omidvar.
Myerson pretty much puts the nail in the coffin. He admits that if you want to reach smarpthone users, Windows Phone, or Windows 10 Mobile, is not the way to do it. On the other hand, if you want to reach Windows customers, devices with 9 to 30 inch screens are a better target. But if you really want to do new and exciting things, Xbox and HoloLens are a better investment.
Dutus, 03 Jun 2016WP is the most stable phone OS of all of them!It's basically dead. If they can't even manage to support it while releasing Windows Phone 10, they'll never support it. After snubbing their own users on the upgrade from Windows Phone 7, promising never to do that again, and then doing it again anyway with Windows Phone 8 (many of which phones we have been told will now never be updated to 10), how can anyone trust them on mobile?
They can pretend it's just a "this year" thing, but it's not like they don't have the budget to support it if they chose to do so. It's a strategic choice to kill it, they just don't want to say so until they finish unloading their inventory on the gullible.