Poll: Which color are you getting for your Nokia Lumia 1520?

Lumia 1520

Polls are fun. They’re a good way to quickly get a feel for how the Windows Phone community feels on a particular topic. We just learned that the Nokia Lumia 1520 becomes available on November 22nd here in the United States. We also just learned from a close source that the yellow Lumia 1520 might be scarce. So we’re curious, what color are you getting?

We had a poll just a few days ago asking whether you planned on getting the Lumia 1520. The results were pretty surprising. The results showed 45.58% of you saying you planned on getting the phone, 16.63% of you planned on waiting to see initial reviews, while 37.77% are going to wait for a smaller device with a 1080p display.

We’re curious what color you’re getting if you’ve already placed a pre-order or plan on getting a Lumia 1520 when you can. You’ve got yellow (Dan’s favorite), black (George’s favorite), white, and red as options for the Lumia 1520. We wish we could get cyan, but not this time.

Anyways, take the poll and let us know your color! Then head to the comments to tell us why your color rules. 

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Poll: Which color are you getting for your Nokia Lumia 1520?



What's the big deal about charging??? I could see if you could hold your phone and use it while it charges wirelessly. I don't care if you lay it or plug it. You're still CONNECTING it to a charger. Therefore it's not really wireless.

I move around and walk up and away from my desk at work and the wireless is truly useful. Just lay and charge. No need to plug in everytime.

Huh? Wherever you walking around to, you still have to lay it down on QI charging pad and they are not ubiquitous like wall outlets. So how would this be any different than using a regular charger?

It is convenient to just sit the device on its charger next to me when I'm at my PC. That being said it paves the way for potential tabletops that have built in charging coils so you could put your phone on a coffee table or computer desk and it just charges for you, that would be, in my opinion, the ideal situation.

Baby steps though.

Well.. I don't know about anyone else, but the whole wireless thing never made sense to me until I actually obtained my 925 with it. Now I can't imaging going around the house or office fumbling for usb cables. I set it down in the same location all the time and it happens to be the charging plate. It feels as natural as setting it down anywhere with the added bonus of charging. If you have the JBL Powerup, you get instant gratification as well. I personally have the Powerup and the Purity Pro headset. While the headset doesn't charge my phone, the NFC pairing and killer BT audio means no wires anywhere on me either.

+820 I've been wanting to upgrade for about a month now, but I'll be waiting for the new Microsoft lineup. Hopefully some time in 2014...

really? i purposely bought the 1020 because i wanted to get a true Nokia phone in case microsoft came in and wreck everything. i honestly don't think Nokia part of microsoft once it gets acquired, will untouched and as good as Nokia is now. I think with microsoft, the phones will lose the essence of Nokia.

People still live in Finland - you may noy know our mentality
People still do the same engineering innovations,
but now with the massive financive of the Mightysoft people are more relaxed
and since there are not that many jobs in Finland the engineers are happy
and diligently providing new hardware 
Just that the sign on the roof changes from NOKIA to Microsoft
and the paycheck is the same except for labeling
The benefits from Microsoft are different,
but mostly people [sigh] and feel relaxed and dig in with enthusiasim like never before
(dig in to the code)
It's going to be even better!

that's good to know that finland is ok with microsoft benefits, now i just hope that there is ONE smart finnish person that can put a notification LED in a nokia phone. thanks again

Is the color that important? Nokia should get the design right. And I mean slim and light body, no BEZEL. Think of SG4, ATIV S and new LG.
Until they get that right, no Nokia phone for me. Sticking with ATIV S.

My S4 Active was taking hits from my thumb "root" when I was reaching a bit
After a soft cell protecting it the bezels were wider and it didn't happen anymore
There is a functional reason for everything on a Nokia phone
people just don't get it.
Today's world: form over function, beauty before innovation

Same here, I want a 1020 with quad core, built in wireless charging, and SD card. That would be my ideal phone. I would take 1080p but not critical. But definitely yellow.

Nope, on the contrary... the 1520 is waaay to big. Whoever decided 4.5" is too small for a phone is a nit.

I feel that red is more of a girl colour, but I still like it even though I would not get it. Where's Cyan at?

He "feels" is what he said. I also feel that glossy red is a little bit feminine, because this particular red reminds me of nail polish.

Actually, historically pink has always been a colour that was attributed to men, not women. It's only been since the 40's that pink has shifted to being a colour for women.

Maybe at Versailles during Louie XIV's time, but then again, men wore lipstick, satin pants, ribbons and wigs too. :)

We're both right. Historically, the whole pink for girls and blue for boys was a marketing gimmick contrived in the 40's but I still maintain that pink is not a manly color. The softer pastel colors are considered feminine in that women prefer them over deep colors generally and men the opposite.

Honestly Cyan is more "girly" than red IMO, but as a male I would be fine with either.  (Rocking a red 920 as red is my favorite color in general.)  I mean come on, think Ferrari, Porsche, or Lamborghini in glorious sexy red...

I love red but the only problem with it is choosing the color of the tile. The only real option is red... White tiles would be awesome but that's another story.

That's my thing too. I have a white 920 and love it over all the other colors (although I see the cyan 920 in the wild... specifically nokia and microsoft events... and it's gorgie). But I'm not sure if I'd want to basically repeat the color. Also would I like the white as matte?

I was all set for black but with a phone this beautiful, I don't wanna subdue it with such a neutral color. Yellow is too bright for me. But red is sexy and white is sophisticated. May just go with white and then choose a colorful case.. Hmmm... decisions decisions


yes that would look nice if the back was not so bright but just had a subtle hint of red. so what case do you use and what portions does it cover and what does it leave exposed in red?

I'm happy with my 925 for the moment plus I'm on T-mobile so I can't which is why I'm hoping they eventually get a variant but hopefully a 5 inch like Verizon. But anyways if I had to make a choice I would go for the yellow. I also wish they would bring back cyan :(

They need the 2520 in all the colours they've had before, that includes Pink and hopefully a Grey like the foreign 920s.

I had yellow L920, its too bright for me... went with white. dint like MS offering only black case.. I want red.. So i will be happy.. with white and red.

Ordered the black one on the MS store. Since the cover comes in black and covers up the phone anyway, it just made sense...

LOL well maybe less "tone it down" and more "not look like I am holding a brick (red), banana (yellow) or polar bear (white) to head." Not that I have a problem with color I have had both a white and cyan 920.

I've seen pics of black Lambos and they look like death knell stealth fighters. I shudder at the mere thought of seeing a beige one. :)

Not getting a new phone until something < 5" and better than the 920 is out (unfortunately I can't stand the 1020's screen because of my PenTile allergy), but I'd pick black if I were to get a 1520. And not AT&T's version.

Is the yellow matte or glossy? I know that the red is glossy but I wasn't sure about the other colors. If I had to choose, definitely yellow! But I am very happy with my 925 :D

Yeah I stopped at my local store after work and was surprised how big it is. Having used a Note and LG Optimus G Pro I didn't think it would that bad. The screen is a beauty though.

Dude your so right, its almost comical how hige this phone is, but i have bad eyes and when i enlarged the text on it it all made sense for me!!

im surprised yellow is so popular, dont know why they push for colors when they keep removing options(cyan) they should offer all lumia phones in ALL colors if they want something to be proud of, whats the point of making lime green and orange "exclusive" to low end handsets? they are just making a lot of people angry most of the time having to choose black ¬¬

I noticed on the Microsoft pre-order page that the white Nokia Lumia 1520 has white buttons in the rendered picture.. Is that how it's going to be? AT&T's pre-order has the white with black buttons.. Unless there are really two different phone variations.

black, so that this big device will blend-in... my favorite color is yellow, but this big phone might seek too much attention! (unwanted may be)



Wish they had orange. Anyway way be waiting for the 32gig version, sporting white. No more gloss. Just to much stains that you can't rub off.

Always go with black and put any snap on "Yesso" or tpu cover I want! Who gets tired of black? 1020 here.....and loving it!

Yellow. I would love to see the supposed lumia 929 have colors other than Black, white and Red.

Where's the "I'm not getting one" option?

For me, this isn't an upgrade when compared to my 1020. 

Its an upgrade to the 1020  in almost every way (other than the camera)

less onboard memory, but microsd slot

faster CPU

higher resolution

larger display

better speakers

better microphones


Some like it small, some like it big,
some like it black, some like it white, some like it red, some like it yellow
It could be 4", 4½", 5", 6"
but if it's too big to fit then have a smaller one
Lumia 929 for Verizon

You are talking so much rubbish. The Lumia 1520 will destroy the 1020.

Do not dare compare the greatest phone in the world Lumia 1520 to any other phone!!

My next phone will be yellow, cyan or red once my contract renews next year- unless I still have Verizon and my choice is black or black :P

I ordered my White one the minute I seen the deal from Microsoft. I actually had to pull over to read the article and order my L1520

I don't know. Since my 920 screen shattered. I always using 2 casing. Otterbox and incipio dual pro.

I'm on T-Mobile, so no 1520 for me unless I win that Nokia contest... LOL! But out of these four colors, if I were to get this phone, I'd probably get either red or white.

I have a glossy yellow Lumia 920 and matching Monster Purity Pro headphones and JBL PlayUp speaker (love the yellow!), so I should get the yellow 1520, but I'm not sure if I'll like the matte finish. Is the matte yellow just as vibrant as the glossy yellow, or does the color look duller? Anybody know?

Then again that glossy red looks gorgeous. Hmm, stick with the tried and true yellow or get the screamin' fire engine red? Decisions, decisions...

Thats exactly what I wondering too, because on reviews - youtube or on pics, yellow matte doesnt look as good as my 920 glossy..In fact, I dont know why they change glossy to matt, glossy looks so much more fancy and cool :)

I was at the AT&Tstore and saw a matte yellow Lumia 1020. I assume the 1520 will be the same. I compared it to my glossy yellow Lumia 920, and the yellow color is identical. It just doesn't have the glossy sheen. It's more like a satin finish. The finish looks similar to my yellow JBL PlayUp speaker. I was happy to see it's the same shade of vibrant yellow. I still like the glossy finish better, but the matte finish feels really nice to hold and is less slippery.