Goodbye, Lumia 1520 as AT&T and Microsoft Stores stop selling the aging phablet

Of all the Lumia phones to get a SIM card installed, the Lumia 1520 goes down for me as the longest running device to date. This is saying a lot considering I own pretty much every Lumia made. So with that news, it is sad to note that AT&T and even the Microsoft Store have discontinued selling the esteemed large-screened Windows Phone.

Reports of the Lumia 1520 fading into the sunset have been circulating for months now. Third party retailers have been running low here and overseas, hinting that the Lumia 1520 was getting retired.

Heading to AT&T's and the Microsoft Store web reveal that only the Lumia 830, Lumia 635, and Lumia 640 XL (coming soon) are listed as available Lumia phones. The HTC One (M8) is also still listed as well.

Announced in October, 2013 during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi, the Lumia 1520 is one of the most enduring Lumias to date, rivaling the Lumia 920 in terms of longevity. The device went on sale in the US through AT&T later in November and even had a mid-release refresh with the minty green variant.

Despite omitting the full 32 GB of internal storage and Qi wireless charging, the Lumia 1520 on AT&T was still their best flagship Lumia for the last year and a half. To date, it is the only Lumia on AT&T to get the Lumia Denim OS upgrade.

The Lumia 1520 can still be found at various retailers, including B&H, who is selling the coveted Lumia 1520.3 version in yellow. That device runs on AT&T and T-Mobile with LTE, although it comes with a hefty $519 price tag. Still, considering that phone sports a 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, 20 MP PureView camera and a fantastic 6-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display, the Lumia 1520 is still relatively future-proof, even for 2015.

I know my Lumia 1520 will keep being used until a new Windows 10 flagship arrives later this year. Until then, I will keep enjoying it knowing it is one of the best Lumias around.

Further Reading

Via: Windows Central Lumia 1520 forums

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.