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  • Nasty 13 May 2014 20:52:10 4,746 posts
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    New Spotify update. Proper nice looking now with good features. Happy chappy :)

    Still not free for WP8 users for some reason but it will be soon apparently.
  • Peew971 21 May 2014 18:05:07 4,775 posts
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    I've just received a 1520 I got on ebay for £300. Coupled with the Sandisk 128GB micro sd I got off Amazon for £80, I effectively paid £380 for a 160GB phone :D
    First impressions are great and I'm not put off by its size at all. I think handling my girlfriend's Note 3 for the past months has helped with that a lot. Coming from a 920 it's far thinner and lighter and the screen is just amazing.
    To anyone thinking about the 930 I would suggest at least considering the 1520 before making the final decision. It's so thin and light that its actual size isn't necessarily an issue and of course there is micro sd support.
    I'm very glad I picked it over my original picks (1020 and 930).
  • Ror1984 21 May 2014 20:35:38 3,365 posts
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    Interesting... I had been waiting for the 930, but have heard nothing about a release date beyond the initial 'June'. I had dismissed the 1520 for being too big, but the SD card is a draw.

    Same internals as the 930, isn't it? I think I'd need to see both in person to make a decision on it.

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  • Mageme 21 May 2014 21:16:11 2,016 posts
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    I too have had second thoughts about the 930 a few pages back and looking at the 1520 instead. I think there were some key features missing from the 930 like glance and something else I can't remember.

    Not seen or felt a 1520 in real life though so can't gauge if I can handle it. Still, I've only had my 925 since Xmas so cant really justify a new phone...

    Must find excuse for new shiny, preciousssss...

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  • Peew971 21 May 2014 22:52:54 4,775 posts
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    Same internals for both indeed with the 930 missing SD slot and glance. Couldn't find a 1520 in any EE/O2/3/CWH store so I would guess the best place to handle one would be Vodafone (they offer it on contract) or possibly Cex.
  • Ror1984 21 May 2014 23:08:50 3,365 posts
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    Hmm, I don't want to step into a CEX if I can help it...

    To be honest, I'd be all over the 1520 if it had a digitizer and pen. That would absolutely sell that size of device to me.

    Long shot, but I don't suppose you still have your 920 and could throw up a few pics of the two side-by-side..?

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  • Peew971 22 May 2014 06:45:14 4,775 posts
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    @Ror1984 I have a couple on my iPad, coming soon...





    I know I know, the difference of size is off putting but it's worth seeing the 1520 in person. In hand, the 920 feels like a brick in comparison.

    Edited by Peew971 at 06:53:16 22-05-2014
  • Ror1984 22 May 2014 11:55:17 3,365 posts
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    @Peew971 Cheers for that. Yeah, I definitely need to have a look/fondle of one in person. Might head into town this weekend and have a look about.

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  • Peew971 23 May 2014 11:39:55 4,775 posts
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    If anyone gets a Lumia device soon, remember to claim your voucher for the Windows Store. Just got £20 for me to spend :)

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  • Ror1984 23 May 2014 13:32:20 3,365 posts
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    Nice, didn't even know that was a thing that was happening.

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  • Baihu1983 28 May 2014 10:20:50 3,434 posts
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    Noticed the 930 is now popping up on stores like 02 so a release date must be coming.
  • RightBean 2 Jun 2014 13:02:44 648 posts
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    I like this a lot better than android, I smashed my galaxy S4 against the wall in a narcissistic rage, and so I got this Lumia 820, and I think it is a lot better. Older, cheaper, faster, more responsive, more elegant and better UI.
  • mcmonkeyplc 2 Jun 2014 13:36:09 39,457 posts
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    The only problem I have with WP8 is the lack of support for apps. Once that improves I'll return.

    I still love the UI and ease of use.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • robthehermit 2 Jun 2014 13:59:15 4,075 posts
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    Changed my region settings so I could launch Cortana over the weekend. It's surprisingly useful.

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  • Ror1984 20 Jun 2014 16:50:52 3,365 posts
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    So is anyone still waiting on the 930? I'm starting to think I'll just hold onto my 920 for a few more months and see what's coming towards the end of the year.

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  • Baihu1983 20 Jun 2014 18:36:05 3,434 posts
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    Still interested in it but 02 just have it as coming soon.
  • Ror1984 20 Jun 2014 19:41:00 3,365 posts
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    That's the thing, they're just taking too long for me. My 920 is still trucking along nicely, so I think I'll wait and see what the end-of-year flagship will be.

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  • Hacienda 23 Jun 2014 13:06:02 120 posts
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    Any word on what the end of year flagship will be? My 920 is also doing for the moment but looking to upgrade sooner rather than later. Long been tempted by the 1020, but reckon I should wait for something better round the corner (ie. 1020 successor rather than the 930)...
  • robthehermit 23 Jun 2014 14:28:12 4,075 posts
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    All the sites seem to have gone a bit quiet regarding hardware. Usually around this time, details of the new phones have come through. Can't find anything at the moment, and I need to know what my 1020 is going to turn into in October.

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  • Ror1984 23 Jun 2014 14:29:30 3,365 posts
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    Last I heard was that it was going by the codename McLaren.

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  • Hacienda 24 Jun 2014 13:46:13 120 posts
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    Hmm, sounds rather intriguing. Reckon I'll wait for more news on that and put the 1020 on the back burner for now...

    So that'll be the Surface Pro 3 soon, new flagship Windows Phone at the end of the year, and then the Xbox One sometime next year for me, quite the trifecta...
  • Latin 24 Jun 2014 15:11:27 3,679 posts
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    Which surface pro 3 are you getting? I'm flying over to America in a couple of weeks, tempted to buy one, but not sure I actually need one!
  • Hacienda 24 Jun 2014 23:08:21 120 posts
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    Specs

    Probably the midrange core i5 8GB RAM 256GB model I reckon. Best power to value ratio?

    Will mainly use it for 'consuming' media, and some Office work. Do almost all my gaming on Xbox, only exception being Flight Simulator X which I may play on the thing. Reckon those specs could handle it anyone? Or should I want one of the i7 models?!

    As luck would have it, I was in the market for a new computer anyway, and the SP3 looks like it was made for me, as I love using tablets for consuming, but value a 'real' computer for getting stuff done, so this should do both nicely.

    Edited by Hacienda at 23:14:56 24-06-2014
  • Latin 25 Jun 2014 21:00:16 3,679 posts
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    I'm an idiot, have a perfectly good i5 laptop (which I'm typing on), that is very light and even has a dvd drive.... But I want that i7 surface pro!
  • Load_2.0 25 Jun 2014 21:07:08 19,279 posts
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    Good news a working Tinder.

    Bad news my 925 has a heat problem to the point that I cant hold it. (Unrelated smartarses!)

    Is there an update due?
  • Baihu1983 6 Jul 2014 07:59:20 3,434 posts
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    Carphone Warehouse have the sim free 930 at £479.95 but still no date.
  • Baihu1983 7 Jul 2014 18:05:04 3,434 posts
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    UK 930 details,

    Lumia 930 available in the UK from July 17th

    The latest Lumia beautifully integrates the best of Microsoft and Lumia services

    07/07/14 – London, UK

    With the latest 8.1 software and the best of Microsoft and Lumia services, the Lumia 930 delivers an unrivalled user experience and the ultimate in video and imaging smartphone capability, all from only £33 per month on contract.

    The Lumia 930 packs a rich suite of differentiating applications and services into a beautifully crafted design featuring metallic details and vibrant new colours. All this is achieved while still keeping content like photos, videos and documents in sync using the free OneDrive cloud service across Windows Phone, PC, tablet, Xbox and other connected devices.

    The crystal clear 5-inch OLED display lets you watch in full HD and your favourite shows, movies or video clips are viewable in any light conditions as the device uses PureBlack screen technology. Equipped with a high capacity 2420 mAh battery and built-in wireless charging, there is little need to worry about running out of battery.
    •The class-leading 20MP PureView camera with optical image stabilisation and high quality ZEISS optics ensures that capturing and reliving amazing images and videos is quick and easy.
    •The enhanced Nokia Camera app with Living Images makes it easy to add movement and emotion to static pictures and the addition of other free imaging apps such as Nokia Storyteller, Nokia Creative Studio and Nokia Refocus lets you bring even more levels of creativity to any picture.
    •With four high-performance microphones and Rich Recording, the Lumia 930 captures HD video like never before, with incredible directional audio and support for 5:1 surround sound capture and playback.
    •A 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor ensures that experiences such as Xbox gaming, image capturing and video processing, are faster, smoother and richer than ever before.
    •SensorCore technology brings low power motion sensing, helping you track your activities all day long with minimal power use – perfect for apps such as Bing Health and Fitness and external wearable monitors.
    •Integrated features including single swipe notifications in the Action Centre, the new Microsoft Enterprise feature pack, Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Nokia Camera, and HERE Maps and Drive+, all work seamlessly to make the Lumia 930 a great tool for productivity, work and play.

    "We live in a world that is becoming even more social and where sharing and capturing moments has never been so important," said Conor Pierce, VP of Microsoft Devices for the UK & Ireland. "The Lumia 930 is the perfect blend of design, colour and Microsoft Lumia services, delivering cutting-edge technology to create an unrivalled video and imaging smartphone experience that are instantly shareable."

    Wireless charging functionality together with a wireless charger will come as standard in the sales pack of the Lumia 930. In addition, Microsoft will run an exciting promotional offer - from the 17th until the 31st July all Lumia 930's purchased from participating retailers will include a free additional wireless charger, the outstanding MD-12 speaker plus a voucher for £20 of free apps from the Windows store. Altogether, this promotional offer is worth around £130 RRP.

    The Lumia 930 will go on sale with UK retailers from the 17th of July and will be available from Vodafone, EE, Phones4U, O2, Carphone Warehouse, Tesco and Amazon. It will also be widely available across other UK High Street and online retailers in a range of vibrant colours including bright orange, bright green and black. Phones4U will stock the Lumia 930 exclusively in white.
  • Ror1984 7 Jul 2014 18:20:12 3,365 posts
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    Still kind of tempted by the 930, but I'm annoyed at how long it's taken them to get it available. I think I'd be better off waiting for a few months to see what else is announced than I would be if I grabbed what is an almost six-month-old phone now.

    FFXIV: ARR - Khroma Midgard, Odin.

  • Mageme 8 Jul 2014 08:25:00 2,016 posts
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    I'm still eyeing up the 1520, though if I'm honest, I'm probably more in the market for a new laptop at the moment.

    As folks have said, you're paying full whack for a phone that's been out in the States for ages and yet doesn't have all the features of a Lumia flagship. Plus, I still think it looks like an angular Lumia/iphone lovechild.

    @Peew971 How's it the 1520 experience going for you?

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  • Sharzam 8 Jul 2014 09:30:51 2,877 posts
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    Indeed it has taken too long.

      Iam am intreasted in the 930, but it is on the same technical level as the Nexus 5 and is more expensive. When it was first announced that was pretty much the top.  But now we have things like the M8, Z2 and S5.

    Nokia could learn something from other companies,  announced product, hype, release!

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