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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 (opens in new tab) and the Microsoft Store web (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab). 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

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

375 Comments
  • Nooooooo! but now what?! damn, microsoft /nokia discontinues phones relatively fast, i mean if it is selling good. availability is a real issue these days
  • Exactly. Why stop selling it when there's still nothing newer or better?
  • Maybe something better is coming? Hopefully that is.
  • lets hope for the best, hope a better competetitor, well equipped 
  • Apparently, the L940XL will be substantially more advanced with the new processor, features and also the hardware for the biometirc authentication.  MS is afraid that the new L1520 purchasers will be very unhappy when they find out they have gotten an obsoleted phone only a few months before the L940XL release.
  • I'm looking forward to this new approach by Microsoft. Windows 10, Spartan, the new Lumia line... They might actually get some real respect again. Maybe. :)
  • How long do you have to hope? Seriously!
  • We are not getting younger and growing old waiting for Microsoft is no longer fun. Already telling us about an update in 2016 before releasing the actual product(Windows10). I do believe Microsoft is going to cut it's gaming and hardware to the highest bidders remaining a software corporation. This is the path management seems to be heading. After all, with all those hardware vendors who are partners remaining in hardware may be an unnecessary expenditure and will remove the image of a competitor to it's partners.
  • If I had to guess, MS will sell or outsource their phone hardware business to a third party vendor. Actually, I can course foresee that happening.
  • I hope that's the case.  I was going to pick this phone up this week too.
  • They're not selling, it is that simple.
  • It migh have sold more if it hadn't been an AT&T exclusive. I really wanted one on T-mobile but not with limited functionality.
  • Off course not. At nearly 600 dollars unlocked at MS stores, who'd pay that for a 17 month old phone? Or who would lock themselves to a 2 year contract on a phone that is basically so old that will will grow white hair next year.
  • How many phones out there are better though?
  • There are plenty of flagship devices out there with better specs on the hardware side.  As for Windows Phone alone?  I'd argue that the HTC One M8 (for Windows) is a higher spec'd device.  Only place it falls short on is screen size.  
  • That's what she said. When will people get it - specs don't matter, if ux doesn't keep up!
  • Its selling at 3rd party retailers respectively. I can see ATT cutting it off. They are not putting any money into selling it....It is also 3 years old...or 2 years??...I cant see Microsoft cutting it off until at least until a replacment is announced.   I love MS so I am thinking they have something up their sleeves. With a Flagship soon to be revealed I hope they market their newer phones as well as they have their cloud services like offic365
  • Less than 1.5 years. Available since December 2013.
  • AT&T had stopped caring it. Microsoft was acting as an agent for the AT&T version. That doesn't necessarily mean that they'd fail to offer it to other carriers who want it.
  • Well if they stopped producing it then is difficult to offer to other carriers, which presumably they did when it was launched and in production
  • The article doesn't say the phone is no longer in production. It suggests the AT&T variant (RM-940) is no longer in production, but there are three versions of the phone. Perhaps they're still producing the RM-937 (Asian/European variant) and the RM-938 (central/South American variant).
  • Not really, since the european variant already vanished from almost all big retailers
  • I didn't say that they were still manufacturing sooner variants of the 1520, I said the article didn't say either way. :-)
  • Adios...
  • I feel bad for the users who want a flagship Windows phone. The m8 is all they have to choose from and next to no one wants that.
  • I love my M8...don't hate
  • Exactly, my M8 rocks. Lumias are too cartoonish to mw now.
  • Yeah because a Lumia 925 or 930 looks 'cartoonish' in white/black colours. -_- what a lame comment.
  • And lumias are the windows phones in demand.
  • Lmao nobody is hating. I have the best already(1520). As I said barely anyone has or wants the m8.
  • The Dot View case looks cool. I'd try that phone out if they release it in Canada. I liked the 1520 enough to get an imported one. I wouldn't do that with the M8, but I'd still be interested in trying it out if there was ever a domestic release. Microsoft needs to sell more unlocked handsets direct to consumers, like they did with the 635 and 830. I hope they continue that trend.
  • For a guy who has either lost or never had a remote to any of my devices the M8 was music to my ears... Bought two on launch day even though I had a 1520. Been a few years since I had an HTC phone (Titan was my last one and windows mobile phones before that) but HTC has never disappointed on build quality and this time was no different... Every bit as good as the 1520, a bit nicer looking (imo... Subjective obviously) and with the coveted IR blaster. No Chase bank app is really getting me down and now TVsense is being ditched I favor of some alleged replacement that has yet to make an appearance... Don't care one way or the other if the replacement shows up as they claim but if not I will definitely be ditching WP for (probably) an S6 at least until the next batch of flagships makes an appearance... We really like WP (my wife and I have owned 9 between us since they were released) but no flagship for so long and lose of key apps we use a lot means we might have to make a temporary foray into the world of Android until W10 and the new flagships.
  • The ATIV SE is not too shabby either, though the support is obviously not as good.
  • It depends on opinion. But One M8 with Windows was never available in Europe.
  • Why sell something nobody cares about? Phablets are niche, and hard to convince people to buy... let alone convincing them to buy one for WP :\
  • I doubt they are a niche for textile industry is make pockets big enough to support these larger phones, and the tech industry shows how popular they are. 1520 is the longest running phone of the Lumia series and Microsoft is releasing the 640 XL, Apple has released the iPhone Plus, and Android has several of the larger screen phones. I would have purchased the the 1520 myself but AT&T butchered the phone and still wanted to charge a premium price.
  • EXACTLY EXACTLY EXACTLY EXACTLY
    AT&T SCREWED THIS PHONE UP ROYALLY EXACTLY EXACTLY EXACTLY
    Sorry for all the screaming but I just HATE what they did to the intended phone that Nokia intended to provide at the time of its release as an exclusive with AT&T(urds) !
  • I had to force att to sell me my 32gb 1520s they kept trying to get me to buy a s5 and a tablet instead, so I told em eff em and went online and order from att despite the store saying none available at all
  • Ha ha ha!  My experience was similar to yours.    Jumping from a iPhone to a 1520 was the best decision I've ever made.  They (AT&T and Microsoft) didn't make it easy!  Cancelled my pre-order.  Said none were available.  Crazy easy to buy any Samsung for nothing.  Hard to believe I've had my 1520 for a year and a half already.  Cyan was appreciated, but the Denim update has really been well received with me...it is quite good.   This is the first phone that I've been able to use the camera enough NOT to need a standard point & shoot for work and pleasure outings.  Not to mention real Office and the screen size ='s a real work horse!  The microSD card slot is wonderful.    Now that I know they are moving onto something else, I will clutch my 1520 a little bit closer.  Looking forward to see what will replace it later this year.  Will be first in line to buy.  Might have to buy another 1520 for work though.  Gotta have a backup! 
  • The reason that L1520 is enduring is because the absence of L930 at AT&T.  Most L920 users will jump on L930 instead, me included.  The US WP sales is pathetic due to the carrier exclusivity.  Sad!
  • BS. I owned the Icon for two weeks before selling it and going back to the 1520. The Icon's design is bland and it had some serious overheating issues.
  • Then what's with all the iPhone 6+ and Notes out there in public? At least around here demand seems high from what people are carrying around.  People used to think my 1520 was huge.  Now they think it's a 6+ or Note and think nothing of the size.
  • iirc its size is still second only to the xperia z ultra
  • I had (and have) the 1520, but I don't use it because it's too big. If I can't bend at the waist and kneel down to tie my shoe laces, then it's not going to work for me. I went out and got a Note 4. Awesome device. Miss Windows Phone OS... :(
  • Yeah I miss windows is too. I'm on the Note 4 also Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Agreed Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • "nobody"? Speaking for yourself obviously..
  • Fine "practically nobody". In terms of phablet market-share on the WP platform which shows consistently that they are the least popular models. Even on Android they're still considered niche.
  • If you want something nice and high end, Windows Phone is not the place to be. We are loaded with starter phones though.
  • I've been completely pleased with my 1520 experience starting back in November 2013..  In late 2013 Apple still didn't have a large, high end phone.  The updates to Cyan and most recently Denim (and soon 10) have allowed it to relatively keep pace IMO.  That's uncommon in this marketplace.  I would of had a 5, 5S, 6plus by now!   
  • This thing had issues. It needed to be discontinued. The touch screen epidemic was horrible. I went through 3 before I have up on it.
  • Yes, it has big swipe / touch bug which is probably some hardware issue!
  • they dinn stop support ... just not selling ... you will get win10 update
  • I assumed they didn't sell well. I got a red one at launch, and a few days ago I dropped it and the screen cracked. I had insurance, but I couldn't get a new red one because they no longer stocked them. My only choice was white. :(
    Either way, the white one they sent me was brand new and was also a launch edition. Not a good sign. Nope nope nope...
  • 'Launch edition' like from the initial batches? In 2015? Yikes.
  • How high did you drop it from?. I've dropped mine from waist height a few times and another few while on the bathroom into concrete and mine is completely fine apart from a little dying on the corner and some light scratches.
  • Yes, launch edition as in the first batch.  Maybe it was just the color was not popular.  I surely didnt want a white one...but I've got one now.  As for how high, it was waist level, but it was where it landed.  It hit the side of my car and went sliding across the rocky pavement.  It has a deep gash right in the middle of the screen.  :( Also, this new white one has the ghost tap issue much worse than my red one.
  • A friend of mine had a 1020 w/ insurance.  When he broke the screen in February (refuses to use a case, gets drunk at concerts...) they replaced it with a 1520.  Unless you are obsessed with the 1020 camera, he got a better phone IMO. 
  • It's a fucking great phone.. I love mine..
  • They discontinue selling without a successor!? MICROSOFT DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW TO BUSINESS!?
  • Lumia 930 can also be considered it's same as 1520 except screen size
  • Not quite, the microsd expansion is missing, which makess a huge diff
  • 1. I know many here like to believe a Lumia 930 is just smaller and identical to the 1520, but that is simply not the case. 2. 930 is still not a successor to the 1520. They are both running hardware that is pretty dated by today's standards for a flagship. Arguably - yes, we don't need more than what the 930/1520 offer, but it's just the way the market is moving and Microsoft is not keeping up
  • Except it is crippled on AT&T. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • ON att in the US the 1520 is the only option. they dont sel lthe 930
  • Silly isn't it.  Dear Microsoft phone management...don't hog tie yourself to a single carrier.  Regards, The buying public! (Said as a longtime AT&T customer)
  • And, battery life, expandable memory
  • Switched from the 930 to the 1520 BECAUSE of the battery life. Couldn't get 6 hours out of the 930, but I could get through more than a day from the 1520... Same usage, I swear! 
  • I fully agree. I used 1520 and then switched to Lumia icon. Icon worse in every respect: Aweful battery life, no SD card slot, no glance and double tap, higher resolution but useless, it just burns battery. Icon is worst Lumia ever for price. Switched to 822, a bit slow but still better than icon. (not a fan of cell camera).
  • Phablets like the 1520 just have inherently more space for batteries.  3400!  Reason #100 why they are workhorses IMO. 
  • Sigh
  • Nokia has nothing to do with this.
  • Dude calm down. The Lumia 640XL to the rescue
  • Ebay is your friend. I purchased a very lightly used on, the Black AT&T 32GB model, with a nice Belkin case for $260usd shipped a few months back. Fitted it with a 128GB SD. Quad Core Krait at 2.26Ghz, w/ 2GB of RAM, 160GB of storage, 1080p display, 5.1 audio recording, what's that about it being 17months old and who cares? I can't imagine replacing this device anytime soon (unless it breaks). It is such an incredible phone. I imagine the availble stock on EBAY will increase in price.
  • Can 1520 use 64gb sd card?
  • People have been saying that the 1520 has been losing popularity for a while, I agree but its only happened since AT&T nerfed the phone and ticked people off. I bought my wife the 1020 because of the camera and thought it would be just as good a phone but just smaller... WRONG. They put that awesome camera in there then didnt allow you to have a microSD card to store the pictures, nor did they allow you wireless screen projecting to show off your pictures. The 1520 the way it was originally setup by Nokia was awesome and I still dont think I have seen its match. Its sad to me, because my 1520 is awesome, still not paid off quite yet, does more for me than any other phone I have ever had, yet seems like it isnt going to recieve support, maybe not even windows 10 (which would be a tragedy). It's disheartening because we buy the "Flagship" model assuming it will be supported longer than other models just to be swept aside not long after. :(
  • #sad
  • Isn't 930 an option for poor folks on AT&T? Super sad.
  • The 930 isn't sold in the US and doesn't have the proper LTE bands for any US carrier. The equivalent is the Icon but that's exclusive to Verizon.
  • And unfortunately Verizon has discontinued the Icon...
  • The Icon is still available on Amazon and Microsoft online. It appears to be restocked on Amazon.
  • It's an option, just not a good one as it doesn't support any American LTE frequencies. It's fine in Canada as band 7 (BRS, 2600MHz) is supported by several carriers here, but the U.S. doesn't have that band. Sprint is the only one with that spectrum in the U.S., and they're in their own little universe when it comes to standards. Mind you, the 930 is too small for us phablet lovers. I can't wait for the dual-SIM LTE 640 XL. :D
  • Mass, help me here...work gave me a metro pcs android. I hate the fucker. Do you know which WP, if any, I can pop the sim out of the pcs phone and put into a WP that will work with metro pcs....again, I hate that fuckin android whacked, ass backward, piece of warmed over dogshit of a phone...so any advice is appreciated.
  • Blu hd Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • There are two versions of the Blu Win HD. You need to make sure you're getting, if memory serves, the "U" model. The one that's supports AWS, at any rate.
  • I need a bit more info. Are you hoping for new? Used? Midrange? Low-end? High-end? There are dozens of potentially appropriate handsets. :-)
  • I have a 1520. I love my 1520. I love it more than my family sometimes, she complains less.
    ..
    That being said, I'd be happy with a midrange I suppose. In other words, money is not an obstacle, I will keep the phone if I quit, being that I just want to swap sim. I have two MS stores near me so I have the option of going there to pick one up. I just want a model that will work with metro pcs.
    ..
    Definitely midrange, if not a bit better because I run a college and get inundated with text and email. Therefore the device is heavily used, Office is a blessing, etc. Help...this LG is ...well I explained that. I can't even answer a call in time so I've been diverting to my personal, but I should not mix the two...the sensitivity and nature of my business, you see..
  • Would a Lumia work? I am thinking about 10 here...I would presume Blu will update to 10, however I don't think any of us know for sure.
  • Despite the ghost tap issue, its the best phone I've ever owned.
  • Yeah I love my 1520. It's comfortable for me and I don't have big hands
  • Yeah same here.
  • Yeah, if it weren't for that, it'd be the perfect phone.
  • Check the specs, 1520 was of the future when it was made. That's what the glorious iphone 6 plus is made of now.
  • Pity the software it launched with was firmly in the past.....
  • Glad to hear I'm not the only 1520 owner with ghost tap feature built into my phone.
  • Yeah same here lol.. That sucks, but I love the phone.
  • Yeah same here a black at&t version
  • Ghost tap is mostly placebo tho
  • Incorrect. It's very real and highly irritating.
  • I love my 1520, just that phantom touch is annoying.... Looking for replacement but nothing to match or higher with WP:(
  • M8 dude... It rocks. Yes I know we need a even newer flagship but it'll be fall before we get that.. If you need a high end WP now the M8 has you covered.
  • How can the mate have you covered when it has such a crap camera?
  • You cannot be serious.
  • Ghost tap not available on my monster, a year now since I bought it... I am always lucky with my phones, they always come flawless
  • I am getting sick and tired of the ghost tap... I love the phone other than that... There is always some nuance with my lumia phones... 900, 920 1520... the 635 is almost perfect but of course it is budget and lacks the desirables the previous have. I don know how paitently I can wait for another flagship... I am thinking of trading my 1520 for an M8 or something.  I will prob get the XL until a real flagship comes into port.
  • I had that for a good while but since the latest firmware it hasn't shown up at all. The phone is absolutely perfect for me now.
  • Hands down to the best Lumia device ever made.
  • Preach..
  • Glad I have mine!
  • Just spotted one at the AT&T store in the mall last week. They wanted $19 a month for it. The M8 is still in there too for $21 a month.
  • Spotted a few at the MS store in the Galleria(St.Louis) on Saturday.
  • Now.. A new flagship :)
  • They better blow every previous WP ever made out of the water with this new flagship. Every step they take is crucial
  • Farewell 1520 .... It's All Time Best .... Still the best FLAGSHIP .... But MS plz give us 1530/40 model this year .... ^_*
  • Ermmm not it isn't, 920 was and still is the beat WP flagship ever.
  • Lol 920! Best flagship yet has been the 8x by far
  • @Zsxd The 8x felt cheap and fell apart pretty fast. Not sure what you are smoking these days.
  • Yup 920 WAS Awesome Sometime ago but it place was taken by 930, 1020 & 1520 .... ( Now, 920 = mid range)
  • Bullshit. Plain bullshit. My motorola razer running a forked duel boot android and Microsoft mobile was the best.....
  • Kidding right ??
  • More than a year. OK.
  • I'm waiting for that Lumia Flagship running Windows 10 Patience is a virtue...
  • Sometimes patience is just stubborn... when it comes to waiting for a new Lumia flagship I am really starting to wonder which it is. All the same I keep clutching my L920 waiting for a new flagship.
  • Yeah, my L928 is holding out but with the way Verizon has been treating WP (switching might be an option if I'm desperate), I'm scared the flagship won't even arrive for me. 
  • I like this phone and my Lumia 635. :-)
  • Wow! That's crazy! Such a great phone! I have the hulk green one. Bought from AT&T a week before it dropped! Sad for those who won't be able to use this device.
  • Still rocking my 1520 and will continue to do so until a worthy successor arrives.
  • Same, I've used this phone longer than any other and it doesn't seem to be missing any features that would make me want to upgrade - they'd have to really wow me with a successor.
  • ^^^ this
  • Microsoft don't know that's a flagship device right now , I would have agreed if 1530 released
  • Great phone. Not my favourite Lumia, but a great device nonetheless. I would desperately like to have seen a 5" version of the 1520 (in terms of exterior design), but it wasn't to be. Roll on whatever's next.
  • It endured because it was a high-end phone. Something now, with the end-of-sale of the 1520, truly nonexistent in the Windows Phone world. What a shame.
  • Agreed. The 1520 was the only flagship Lumia, in AT&T's WP lineup. What were they thinking? Or, did MS just decide to stop manufacturing? Seems more likely, since they are also discontinuing sales. The shame of the 1520 was that the size was polarizing, and it sold in niche volume.
  • The 1520 is the best windows phone ever made, and its also very disappointing that there was never a proper 1520 successor. It really seems like this windows phone platform is sinking. I hope windows 10 can somehow save this sinking ship.
  • Sad, I always wanted one. Roll on the 1530 ;) Over here in the UK Carphone Warehouse has discontinued selling the 830.
  • Woah, when did the 830 disappear from the Carphone Warehouse website?!
  • Last Thursday. They had it reduced to £199 which I took as an offer price, but apparently they were clearing stock. It's no longer available in their stores or their website. 
  • Sleep well, Young Prince.
  • It's still one of the best phones I have!
  • No need for an new/other "flagship". Some extra pixel. Some extra blabla. My 1520 stays until it dies... or windows phone (windows 10) fails.
  • Seconded. And I have a replacement 1520 still in the box for when my daily driver dies.
    I sure hope MS understands how coveted and successful this device was, and make a proper replacement for it. Im really not wanting to downgrade just because.
  • Well said, and agreed.
  • +1520
  • My phone's 1520... :(
  • I won't change my Lumia 1520 until there is a new flagship phone from Microsoft.
  • Ditto
  • My green Lumia 1520 still lives and it seems I'm the only one with the coveted "Hulk Smash" Green. I might get the "Pikachu" Yellow 1520.3 if I switch to T-Mobile, but T-Mobile in Los Angeles is suspect, but I want that unlimited LTE and i will only enjoy unlimited LTE on a phablet like a 1520. Yes, i know the 640XL is coming but it's not 20mp.
  • I'm done with WP anyway. Getting the galaxy s6 in a couple weeks...
  • That phones battery sucks..
  • I'm deciding if I want to go back to iPhone or get unlock OnePlusOne phone for now until MS get their shit together.  Been with WP since day one.
  • Never a clear future here.
  • RIP u ppl
  • Daniel when is that flagship expected? Give me an approximate month. Thinking about 640/XL till then. It's launched in India today
  • There's no actual date, I think they said they'll announce one later in the summer
  • I believe that's correct. If the past is any guide they will announce in July/August and sell it in Oct/ Nov. A long time from now..
    L1020, still King of the Hill!
  • SOON, just like everything else!
  • Would like to see phone with 830's design but 1520 like specs , 5in preferably, even then tho wont be selling my beloved friend (1520)
  • The 930 ticks all those boxes i.e. 5" and same specs as 1520... IMO it's a far better device than the 1520, simply because of the superior screen size (5" trumps 6" phablet) and the 930 has same resolution, camera, CPU, GPU, and on-board storage. It's practically identical, just in a nicer size. It only fails by not having microSD... which is a deal-breaker for me!
  • Have you actually used a 930 and 1520 side by side? The 1520 screen quality is leaps and bounds ahead of the 930. Nokia cheaper out on it. Colours, even after firmware adjustments and tweaking, have a purple tint. The screen is also pentile and doesn't have a memory, so no Glance.
  • Sadly not, I've had a quick test of the 930 but no-microSD was a deal-breaker so I didn't bother anymore. I've picked up a 1520 and found it utterly hilarious. It's just so ridiculous, I couldn't imagine ever wanting to own one!
  • i bought a 930 to replace my 920. that phone is a joke. cheapest flagship ever and one of the worst phones i have owned. weak battery life, no glance, screen color reproduction is terrible even after tweaking, lots of black lines when scrolling, text completely blurry when scrolling, i have to reboot the phone almost everyday because the phone just decides not to connect to wifi randomly (killing my data plan for no reason), 3g speed is incredibly slow (popped my sim card in my friend's lg g2 this weekend... the speed was way better then on the 930), you can't even listen to music while taking a picture (welcome to 2008), massive overheating (play carcassonne for 15 minutes, you'll lose your skin and half of your battery life), creaking speaker, slow double tap to wake (when it actually works) and the list goes on.... the 1520 is a much reliable phone. the 930 is probably my last wp. i'll wait for the next flagship and win10 but i'm not raising my hopes at all.
  • +940
  • A big F no to the 5" size! Unless there is a 6" version as well. :)
  • It would look good, but a 6" 930 would be far more bulky and uncomfortable to hold than the 1520 ... And that matters since it's already huge, lol
  • I don't think I would want to live in a world where my WP didn't support glace lol
  • and double tap!
  • The best lumia Smartphone with diference
  • And gone is THE Lumia flagship, before another presented.
    If the media aren't busy digging Windows Phone a grave, then Microsoft has no trouble digging its own...
  • I was lucky and got one of the first 1520's,  and you could not get me to give it up.  Fantastic phone
  • Shattered my 1520 just this Sunday. Not sure of my options now. Guess I'll start going to ATT stores till I find one.
  • If you can, get the 1520.3.
  • Need to find one I can use my upgrade on, won't part with that kind of cash for a phone. But pretty bummed right now. Trying to get my old (slightly cracked) 920 up and running till I figure out what I want to do.
  • You should be able to get a repair for around $200.
  • buy.com has the 920 new in cyan for $180. http://www.rakuten.com/prod/nokia-lumia-920-4g-mobile-phone-at-t/2462167...
  • Lol? Is there any phone better than 1520? What if people wanna buy the best mobile available and they see Microsoft themself stop selling the best of their available devices.
  • Think of it this way: What if people want the best mobile device Microsoft has to offer, but they then realize that after a year of controlling hardware for Windows Phone, Microsoft hasn't produced a flagship, and that 1520 (and the 930/Icon) actually came from Nokia?
  • U got a point dude
  • I will always prefer Lumia 1520 over 930 because of expandable storage (forget the screen size ).
  • Don't forget it has glance screen too :P.
  • Oh yes :)
  • I was told by an AT&T retail store rep (disclaimer, Im and AT&T employee), two weeks ago, that they had discontinued selling it, a month before. I was astounded, as there is really no Lumia, in their lineup, that replaces it. I have a 32Gb (no Qi), AT&T variant, and have loved it for the 14 months I've had it. My lady has an 830, and while nice, its no 1520. She doesn't have full Denim, wont ever have "Hey Cortana," and the screen, and camera still get raves, from most people who see my phone, or pics. I hope there's a 6 inch flagship phablet variant coming, with the Windows 10 variant, because I've become rather used, and rather fond, of the screen real estate. Of course, I can always just upgrade to Windows 10, and keep rocking my 1520. I'd have absolutely NO problem, with that, actually.
  • Isn't your lady jealous or something?
  • Funnily enough, I saw a few old work colleagues recently. Not seen one of them for 18 months, we were all getting merry and they were taking pictures. I asked for one of them, and the first thing she said is "oh yeah, you take one because you have that really good camera on your phone". That is from a girl that genuinely had never heard of Android (she has an iPhone) when I got my 920. The one thing she did know, is that my phone came out with top camera spec. As it happens, every single one of the people I was with used and iphone.
  • Can report this occurance on multiple occasions as well.  Truly hilarious & funny & kinda sad at the same time. 
  • This is sad to hear.  After hearing the 930 wasn't coming the USA, and there was no expected flagship for awhile, I finally caved and replaced my 920 with a black 1520 32GB.  I know that a lot of people were fine with the size... but for me personally, this thing is just too big.  I have slightly above average sized hands, and I struggle with it.  It barely fits in my pants pocket, no where to put it in my car, and for such a huge screen the resolution is a bit of a bummer.  Perhaps I picked it up too late, when higher resolutions screens were starting to become more popular.  I'm hoping for a 5.0'ish inch flagship that works better in a one-handed scenerio.  Fingers crossed!  BUT, there is no question that it's the best performing phone I've owned, with a fantastic camera and a great build / fit / finish.
  • I agree with this... I have one and it is a bit too big for comfort. I'm wondering if the slightly smaller 640xl will be a better size point for a future flagship should Microsoft decide they actually want to be in this business (because not a shit has been given in the last year at least for high end).
  • Lets have a moment of silence for the magnificent "1520".
  • Moment of silence. Make you wonder, what will happen when Windows10 is released, what other phones made have EOLWindows Phone is a good platform, I love it, love my 1520 sure beats the pants of most Andriod, iPhones, Blackberries (all blackberries) on the market !
  • That's the problem here lol ... Too much silence.
  • great now Microsoft has zero flagships on the market
  • They begain with about 9 sets, and probably 7 plus OEMs, quite a few flagships. 4 years later: They have rebooted the OS twice, and havne't launched the next reboot. They have virtually no OEM support except chinese OEMs using leftover android sets from their equivalent of costco. And not even their own nokia division/branch/tumor chan ship a flagship because all the good people went to apple. Declining marketshare, and now not even a device worth the coin they charge for it. Folks, it's over. It's over.  
  • I doubt that well be seeing a device as good as the 1520 any time soon
  • Probably just a matter of time before they stop carrying the 830 too due to the 640 & 640 XL coming. I'd still love to know what the hold up is for the 830 Denim update!  #ATTFAIL
  • This phone is a Legend!
  • right now I'm using the 930 but I'm waiting for the next Windows 10 to move the sim to the 1520. I love it even if it's quite big and for my use to hard to handle Anyway long live to the 1520 ;)
  • Not true on the 32GB part. I got a 32GB version from AT&T, but the trick was that they didn't have them in stock at the store and would just ship it direct to you if you were willing to wait a week.
  • If you have the phone.. Why exactly are people getting upset?
  • "If you have the phone.. Why exactly are people getting upset?". Because not everyone has the 1520 duh :P. That is why some people are getting upset. If everyone had the 1520 then it would have been a best seller and contributed to the overall market share :).
  • They cannot upgrade. It is like having a sega dreamcast, you know sega is done for good. But you get one more time at raging about it hoping things will chagne. Windows phone is doomed. It is over. Nobody cares. it has lost. MS needs to get on cyanogen today.
  • 1520 is the only phone I've ever really liked in the Lumia line. It's my daily driver and I love it. If they don't release a good replacement I may have to switch. I don't like small phones. My hands are too big to be fitting my Andre the giant fingers on. Hopefully they release a Surface Phone and Surface Phone XL.
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  • At least there's still the icon at ms stores
  • I have a 1020. My next major upgrade was a 1520. Neither its available on amazon.in as Microsoft is partnered up.
    I prefer 1520 to 930.
  • Dhoond ne pe toh khuda bhi milta hai.. Ja Rahul ja, jee le apni zindagi: http://dl.flipkart.com/dl/nokia-lumia-1520/p/itme5rfaxxd5yvzx?pid=MOBDRB...
  • One of the best to every do it... Who will come after you
  • First release or at least announce a successor to a product before discontinuing it !!! (this also hints a upcoming powerful phablet (non 640xl) )
  • Sad. I would have considered one last year as a possible replacement for my 920 if the AT&T version had Qi built in. Anyway, too bad they didn't have some kind of fire sale on them.
  • Looking forward to seeing what will replace it. Hopefully, Micrsofot will announce something soon even if well in advance of the launch date to quell people's fears.
  • Seems older....but it's not really.
  • No doubt my favorite phone in life. Luckily just picked one up from craigslist in a trade. Will have it by my side for as long as possible. Great phone for travel. Lumia 830 as primary.
  • This is a real bummer. By far the best phone I ever owned. I won't replace it unless they come out with something similar running windows 10  
  • I won't replace it even if they do have something similar unless they offer some sweet upgrade offer, even then I'd be suspicious, maybe this particular model is built tougher :)    
  • Well your in luck...the 1520 is getting 10, so there you go. You can still save your pennies for something else.
  • Microsoft has stopped selling Nokia lumias.I went with my sister to buy her new phone around ₹30k,When I asked for Lumia 930,the shopkeeper was like,'bandh ho gaya'(sales have been stopped).Only NL I see in stores in 730
  • Dhoond ne pe toh khuda bhi milta hai: http://dl.flipkart.com/dl/nokia-lumia-930/p/itme5hwzzhytecgz?pid=MOBE3P4... Ja Rahul ja, ji le apni zindagi
  • At least users in the US have the choice of getting the M8. Users outside the US don't even have that...
  • But Nobody wants the m8 because they know it won't be supported by HTC, and it's camera is terrible.
  • So basically, the only current flagship phone for WP at the moment is the HTC M8. Which no one advertises and at least 1 US carrier (Tmo) doesnt even carry in their stores. Great management there Microsoft, this platform is really going to take off with moves like this! /s
  • I literally just got my father in laws 1520 this weekend. This is sad news indeed.
  • If you just managed to get it, then why is it a sad news!!
  • Great phone. Lumia 1520 phablet changed my life style.
    I use it more often than a regular computer.
  • I Still Love my lumia 1520. Its best lumia out there.
  • Such a shame but its had a decent life and didn't sell great anyway. Here's hoping there's a replacement with the Windows 10 launch.
  • So you can't even buy a high end Lumia device in the USA anymore through your carrier. The Icon[930] & 1520 were those devices, right?
  • It's sad news as this is the best WIndows Phone ever made. It would have been nice if Microsoft actually had something to say about a new flagship, but they are clearly waiting for hell to freeze over first. As a Windows Phone user from the very beginning I will have a decision to make later this year if WIndows 10 for Phone's doesn't change course with its UI. It would take a helluva flagship for me to stick around and not defect to Android. Microsoft just keeps taking away all reasons for me to stay. It's sad.
  • They haven't had the 1520 in my AT&T store in months, so I can't say I'm surprised. I thought it was already retired.
  • I own it n I am very happy with the Lumia 1520!!! If microsoft is stopping 1520, it soon must come up with another device equivalent or better than the Lumia 1520!! #amazingphone
  • Got the 1520.3 on eBay a few months back for $385. Best phone I've ever owned. I'd really like Microsoft to fix the rotation bug though.
  • So no 6inch Nokia phones ;-(
  • My next phone will be or Lumia 1525 or iphone. Microsoft will be my first option if will exist.
  • I hope for their sake they are going to announce a new flagship device.
  • ha ha ha. for their sake they would ship an OS update on time one time. So far they have not. Everything the windows phone team touches turns to crap. They are like a dung beattle. It was only a matter of time before they could not ship phones on time. They already couldn't ship a mere OS on time.  
  • This is sad news. I, like many have the AT&T 1520, I've had it for not even a year.  I do believe they were not selling this model, people want to buy in-expensive phones, obviously there are always going to be the ones who buy an iPhone 6 Plus, what is even more sad is that this phone was competition for the iPhone 6 Plus.  The 1520 is Future proof, I think we can all agree, you can get probably up to five years out of this phone, since the phone is only 1.5 yrs old.  It is a powerful phone.  Those of us who own one will own a unique and powerful phone.
  • As Microsoft is about to release Windows 10 this coming summer, I can only hope that the discontinuation of the Nokika Lumia Icon, the Nokia Lumia 1520 and other "Nokia" phones is to prepare the general public for the new Microsoft Lumia Win10 phones.  Although I haven't seen anything regarding new phones from Microsoft, I find it hard to beleive that Microsoft would have their factory workers sitting around doing nothing.  Surely there must be some new Windows 10 phones being assembled.   If not, then this is one of the dumbest moves by Microsoft I have ever seen. 
  • They have plenty of factory workers sitting around doing nothing,,,except waiting in the unemployment lines  
  • Well, call a factory and ask them...say what are ye making in there?
  • My 1520 is crying reading this. But that being said, it is a great device and pretty old by now. BUT, the specs still kinda make the newer iPhone 6 Plus look laughable. I did laugh when I first read the specs for iP6P, because my year old 1520 still looked good.
  • A work friend of mine got a new i6plus.  I recently sent him a photo of our group and he was blown away at the phot he received (looking at it on his 3rd mac $$$ monitor).  "That phone of yours takes amazing photos." Come to the light Carol Ann! 
  • (Every expletive ever deleted). +1520
  • meeh. if it said "Microsoft" and not Nokia. I would feel awkward but the truth is, Microsoft is the new name. and while "we" have to wait for a flasgship, these Nokia phones should disappear. especially the ones that only had 512mb xD not because I didn't mind them. i don't need 1gb. but because Nokia didn't put so much effort making better phones for everyone. 640 looks nice. and can't wait to see the pricing. after that anything can happen, but it's obvious we should wait for Windows 10 to be close to ready to get a nice flashship phone. because while I don't like to wait, we must wait and see the new evolution of the OS.
  • so you're saying it is OK because MS plan is to get rid of nokia logos by leaving gaps in their line up that others will exploit as signs of weakness? Einstein where have you been all this time!!!! MS shoudl hire you at once. You'll be right at home with the zune and kin team.  
  • So they discontinue WP's best phone with nothing to replace it?  Well done.  
  • Just got a red 1520 I bought on eBay last week for $200 in brand new condition after dropping my 1020 in the parking lot at work. I've had my 1020 since launch day so can't be too mad. I am loving the red 1520 which is more future proof than the 1020.
  • Yeah, until you drop your 1520 EVEN ONCE!  This thing is so fragile is ridiculous.  My 920 dropped a dozen times and survived every one and I've smashed my 1520 screen three times now on very light drops.  My theory is the Gorilla Glass loses it's strength when spread on such a large area.  Good luck...
  • Get a Nilkin tempered glass protector...I have an extra in the closet just in case i need another. Takes about two weeks as it comes from Hong Kong.
  •   I've dropped my 1520 half a dozen times onto hard concrete and never had a problem.  It did have the Nokia thin case/cover on it though.  None of the phones these days are going to be bomb proof IMO.  Did you use a case?  I use the minisuit a good bit.  Also the Amzer double case when it's cold out like skiing as it provides some insulation IMO.
  • The question is... Will WP10 be coming to the 1520 or not? If it's classed as 'discontinued' this may never happen now. Maybe MS will look back in years to come and think, "That was our big mistake!!" This behemoth still can slug it out with the best that Android has to offer today. Whoever made this decision should be sacked... Criminal!!!!
  • The 1520 will get the Windows 10 upgrade, don't worry.  The 1520 is future proof, for probably up to 4-5 years before it really shows it's age.  I paid full retail price for this phone, I won't be kissing it goodbye anytime, or month, or year soon !
     
  • Obviously W10 is coming to it.  They never said it wasn't.
  • EOL 1520    
  • I wonder how long before my 1520 won't be upgradable. 
  • I hope this means a new flagship is soon to be announced!
  • x 2,000 
  • They don't want Nokia brand I guess.
  • My Yellow 1520 is really old. She has a lot of cracks at the back due to over charging (over night) and a piece of plastic at the USB slot has peeled off. I love my 1520 but I'm excited for an upgrade later this year!!!
  • So now what does our Elop say, is he drafting Burning platform again,,, (SIC)
  • you cannot burn underwater. WP sunk the moment MS bought nokia.  
  • Ironically, after about 1.5 years, it's still Microsoft's only flagship phone (besides the Icon/930).  And it's still better, spec-wise, to some of the other competing flagship phones on the market.
  • Surface phone would be great...
  • I just hope that whatever comes out with WP10 (or whatever) has the option for a screen size equal to the 1520, SD expansion capable, and at least the same specs of the 1520. I love my 1520 and the size is awesome.....I can't stomach the smaller devices today. Either give me a viable replacement or bring back an "enhanced" 1520. Otherwise, I'ma keep rockin my 1520..........
  • Microsoft has NEVER released a "Flagship" phone. Anything that has been top of the line came from Nokia (1520, 930, 1020, 928, 925, and the 920). If they want any kind of respect in the Mobile market they better get one out quick! They have had plenty of time, and now I really wonder about my 1520 getting the W10 os...or if I even want to put a untested os on a phone they no longer sell !!!!!
  • I got the ATT 32G version & added my own Qi. I love this thing. Screen size is perfect for me.
  • Love my yellow 1520.3 and plan to use it until the next flagship phone comes out, hopefully with a cutting edge chipset and Qi charging.
  • 1520 will be future proof even further with the WP10 update. If it ever comes.....-release the WP10TP Mr. Aul! Lol
  • Douche AT&T douches again...
  • yeah, they refused to sell the flagship MS didn't make...douches!  
  • oops . i love my lumia 1520 ...  i guess new superior model is going to come sooner or later....
  • Really nice device.  I'm glad to have it.
  • RIP
    Remarkably
    Incomparable
    Phablet
    I never owned thee but will always envy thee.
  • Love this phone(1520)! Already have it in red but Really want the green one. Wonder if I can get it for cheap on eBay or Amazon
  • Wondering how long until the first (despite probably being announced at build) rumor about next W10 flagship comes to light! Can't wait!
  • NOW is the time for some new flagships. Just completely broke the screen on my 1020 the other day and really want the successor.
    C'mon, at least release some rumors MS...
  • luckily, we can still get the lumia 2520 for $600 from verizon! because, you know, thats a great value! windows RT for the world! https://ecomm.verizonwireless.com/commerce/servlet/en/verizon/devices/devices-tablet/nokia-lumia-2520
  • I'm a big MS fan , but Win RT was the worst OS Microsoft ever released ...
  • Luckily I got one when I did its a great phone
  • I always took pride in myself with owning a flagship phone like the Lumia 1520. Big mistake, AT&T. Big mistake. Now Microsoft needs to release a new flagship phone. I have to say, high end Lumia Devices are dwindling.
  • Why is it a big mistake?  Nobody uses WP and AT&T knows this.  We're the only ones that care
  • I smell a new flagship brewing.... Until then,I will continue enjoying my 1520 as I have from day one! Ahh... The aroma of that flagship tho...
  • Discontinuing your only flagship, while not offering an alternative for interested consumers seems.......insane?  
  • I swear there better be a "Surface" phone replacement coming
  • Serously ?? The 1520 is still the best WP phone ...
    It's better than the 930 & M8 ( better screen , more battery , glance screen , sd card ( +32 gb internal ))
    And still no 1530/930 plus ....
  • I seriously hope that Microsoft will release a new phablet flagship at the build conference, discontinuing a flagship product without alternative is really a bad décision.
  • In India it's a dream phone for every wp lovers....going to buy this one soon....i want a 6 inch entertainer....
  • Probably November we'll see new phones. However, a great camera isn't enough to lure me back. They waited too long to produce another flagship. They'll need to have several apps that I use before I consider. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Love my 1520.3 - won't be needing an upgrade for a long, long time I'm sure. Sucks that AT&T went and crippled their 1520 with no Qi and only 16GB.
  • I love my 1520 and will keep it until MS releases a proper successor. I have the ATT version and its not crippled as so many complain about. I have a 128gb micro SD card so storage is not an issue. Sure wireless charging is convenient but it far slower than simply plugging it in. It's unfortunate that they decided to stop selling it without a proper replacement. Hopefully windows 10 will rectify that soon.
  • More bad news for WP. MS is on a role.
  • I like my Lumia 1520, but I think a 5.5" instead of 6" would be closer to perfect. I hope the phablet replacement will be 5.5".
  • An iPhone 6plus w/ 5.5" screen is nearly the same size overall as a Lumia 1520 w/ 6" screen!  If a phone is going to be big, please give us the largest viewable screen size possible!  Thanks. 
  • I upgraded from the 920 to the 1520 and have been very happy with both. My 1520 is nearly 17 months old and still runs beautifully (although the denim update has it chugging a little at times where it didn't before). We can only hope that Windows 10 brings with it a new flagship that isn't a sideways step at best and a regression at worst; I love this phone and would be gutted if a suitable alternative doesn't come out this year.
  • I was going to buy L930, i fear that they'll stop selling L930, maybe they discontinue the updates too ,now I'm confused what to do?
  • And it never did make it to Canada /sigh.  Well at least we got the 930 ... oh wait, I mean at least we got the 925 ... oh wait, I mean at least we got the 735 .. oh wait, I mean at least we got 1020.
  • For a phone this old and only recently to have been surpassed slightly by Apple and Android is a testament to the device. I am holding onto to mine as long as I can. Really is there a more powerful WP?
  • Sad face. I love this phone. I effing love this phone.
  • New flagship is definitely coming, but I don't see the point of discontinuing it before you've released it.  Also, has the 930/Icon been discontinued? 730? And why in the world is the 635 listed concurrently than the 640/XL, which are far superior from all I've heard. Where's the 430/435 (and why were those not 440?)? Where's the 535? I'm so confused at Microsoft's product lineup.  I just want a good 940 and a 940 XL. That'd be fantastic.
  • As a Canadian who just got a 1520 two months now, I'm very happy with my purchase. We don't get many options up here so beggers can't be choosers. The battery life and over all performance is awesome. White 32GB with 128 microSD.
  • Glad I still got mine. Probably the best phone I ever bought. Battery still lasts just as long as the fist day I got it a year a ago.
  • Flawed hardware. Just like the Icon/930 with a laggy screen at lower brightness (check for yourselves), and no "display memory" for glance, this one had an issue with the phantom taps for its touch screen. Nokia really went downhill - with the Icon/930 was the poor hardware selection for the display, while the 1520 was a poor design with the separating screen. Terrible omissions, poor QC, especially on flagships, when you don't have much fan base to begin with. The flagships should have been flawless...
  • Who the f does product planning for ms mobile. They need to be fired ASAP. No flagship on over a year. No replacement for the 920 on ATT nothing but cheap ass POS phones for that last 12 months. No wonder their market share sucks. You cant buy anything nice these days. Waiting for windows 10 for the last 12 months does not cut it. They should have had a replacement for the 920 last year that would have given them 6-9 months before windows 10 flagship, more than enough Time. I find this ridiculous. If something should happen to my 1520 or 1020 what am I to buy, a bigger version of a phone that sells for $50 off contract (635) with shit features... I dont get the strategy, or lack the of.
  • I don't think Microsoft is going to even come close to making a phone like the 1520, and I doubt they will even have any flag ship phones that will be a real update which will compare to the 920/1020/1520.
  • Wow that's still the best windows phone! At&t are dumb f*cks.
    I hope mine doesn't break..
  • Yep, I saw this coming, since I had to practical raise hell to get my replacement, when I somehow cracked my screen. Hell, ATT act like they couldn't send me the M8 version of WP, but could send the Android version, when they told me that they no longer had the 1520 in stock. Instead, they send me the LG G3. It's a nice phone, but i wanted my WP, and after making a fuss about it, they found a 1520 to send me. Sad day indeed. But, the phone is a year and a half old. Still great though.
  • One of the great tragedies of our time, that the 1520 wasn't sold unlocked from the Microsoft store. We never had the 1520 in Canada. Such a heart breaker. Seems like yesterday that I watched the live stream of Mr. Elop presenting the 1520 on stage along with the AT&T dude, promising proper support, etc. Exclusivity turned out to be the same old mistake. 1520 was near perfection. A fine final creation from Nokia D&S division that has yet to be matched. I hope that the future is bright and that Microsoft Mobile won't let us down.
  • They probably not manufacturing Nokia labeled phones anymore, so its probably what to expect going forward.
  • Yes, great phone and I loved it, but after dropping it three times and smashing the glass into atoms all three times, I consider it one of the best and worst phones I've ever owned.  Seriously, the last time was from 12" off a wood floor and it broke.  My 920 has been dropped a dozen times from much higher levels onto concrete and never once shattered it's screen...  And before you say "CASE" well guess what, it had a case on it, and Amzer gel one and still done broked...Good riddance to my favorite Lumia ever.
  • The 1520 is not available anymore here in Riyadh, KSA. I sold mine last year, moving to different platforms, but I always feel something missing. Last month I keep searching for it anywhere, unfortunately I found only used ones. In last minute, I found yellow version in small shop, and just like I find a treasure, I took it immediately with rather high price. Now, I feel l was totally wrong when I sold my first one. I will keep using it till the next flagship, if there any to compete it
  • Lumia 1520 is the best Windows Phone. It has everything. That's it.
  • My yellow hk variant is running strong. I hope it never dies. The only things missing from this phone are printer support and lack of Bluetooth keyboard ( problems for all Windows phones) and IR blasters like the HTC has. Otherwise this is a perfect Windows phone. Windows 10 will only make it better.
  • I have it near a year now and it is the best phone ever...i will change it with next Microsoft Flagship later this year...
  • Plenty available on eBay. Also I have the 32GB version from ATT. It's strange they never had it on sale cheap or free like they do with most phones near the end of their run.
  • Now at&t will take forever to give the 1520 win 10 update if they even decide to update it
  • I got the 1520.3 in white a couple of months ago from B&H along with a pair of white purity headphones .. the only issue i've got with it is that it randomly does the "loading/resuming/crash to start" thing since I updated to denim - very frustrating and I am not sure what is causing this
  • Unless they deliver a 940XL with a 30mp camera and a f2.0 lens I will be keeping my 1520 fire engine well beyond my two year contract in November. It does everything I need it to do right now and probably for a long time to come, and it is the best phone I've ever owned. 
  • 2.0 is the size of the aperture, not the lens. I don't really know why they even list it since it's not adjustable.
  • windows phone gonig to hell! I would like to than Joe B for his incompetence after 4 years. Also thank Nutella for not firing Joe B.
  • It is the best phone I have ever had! People compare 930/Icon with it but battery life of icon and lack of glance and double tap are huge difference between these and I was extremely unhappy with icon and sold it and using 822, never miss icon but still miss 1520. I wish Verizon had it ! I might switch carrier again only to use 1520. I didn't mind buying used. Used couple of different brands in last months: M8 and, S5, 5S, G3, nothing come to close to Lumia 1520....Hope MSFT comes with a real upgrade , not that midrange !
  • This is funny because The Microsoft Store just replaced my 1020 with the 1520 because they no longer carried the 1020. I hope the 1520 doesn't break because I might be forced into the HTC One m8 or an 830.
  • My 1520 is still in warranty, can I still get a replacement? (my headphone port doesn't work anymore)
  • Uh oh what happens now when I break it and need to use my Microsoft complete?? I guess they'll give me a new different phone
  • I just got a refurbished one a month ago, after my 1020 screen got smashed.  Its the best phone I've owned, and still very relevant.  It catches the eye of most people not familiar with it.  MSFT did an awful job in marketing it...there was never even one add to show it, and by its design alone there could have been a lot ot say about it.  The failure of windows phone will lie 100% on the lazy job MSFT did in advertising.  Anyhow, I'm hoping they replace it with a w10 of simliar size.
  • A successor must be coming soon!
  • Making popcorn! 
  • Cool. I am getting tired of my 1520 as well. Stupid Nokia never released a good 930 version in USA.
  • "Aging" you said??? It's a high end smarty man!
  • One and a half year old "high end" is not high end.
  • Verizon phablet or bust
  • I saw this today when I was on the website
  • Here here!!! Love my Lumia 1520!!!
  • Still sporting my 920
  • Its not at&t's fault. Windows phone is still a niche market item. They dont want more than one phablet in their lineup. They are choosing to go with the newer more affordable 640 XL. If Microsoft ever makes a new high end im sure they will carry it.
  • Best screen on any device I have ever used.  I still have my 1520, but the massive size eventually led me to get a different phone.  It's just too big, and so incredibly uncomfortable in my pocket. But, the screen and camera are about as good as it gets. 
  • Great strategy MS, that six month gap between high end availability is promising.
  • Oooooh, that burns!  Though they did release what, 4 new phones this year?!  Not to mention tablet mania.   
  • The 1520's been nowt but problems since I bought it; and I still don't have denim.  Good bloody riddance I say.
  • I have touch issues mostly. Sometimes when I unlock the screen flips out. I do have Denim.
  • The start of the end.
  • I'm going to keep rolling with my 1520 until they come out with another flagship.  It better be good!!!
  • Agreed.
  • And it never officially made it to Canada. Oh well...
  • ^ That's insane.  My condolences to your market up there. 
  • HMM Like I said before Microsoft is going to replace all it's Nokia Lumia smart phones with Microsoft Branded smart phones before 2016 because Nokia will be able to and probably will sell smart phones again USIING "IT"S OWN NOKIA BRAND NAME" -Microsoft does not want "Brand name" confusion in the market place. Now look for the Nokia Lumia 822 and 928 on Verizon to say good bye real soon. the Nokia lumia 930 and the 925, 1020 41 pixel pure vue will be retired too and brought back. as a Microsoft brand smart phone. perhaps a Microsoft Lumia 1050 41 pixel smart phones with some updated specs like a 5 inch 1080 screen added to what the Nokia lumia 1020 had.
  • Best phone I ever used, and also my unluckiest phone considering I drowned one and then lost another one in a cab. The 1520 was perfect in every way. My subsequent experiences with the 925 (lousy battery, too laggy) and 930 (lousy battery, too chunky and smooth) paled in comparison. Most people wouldn't, but give me a choice of an iPhone 6+ and a Lumia 1520 and I'll go 1520 in an instant.
  • +1520
  • just means they got a new one coming no news here move along folks
  • Basically
  • Just got one less than a week ago lmfao
  • But wait, I'm sure there's something REALLY AMAZING that's RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER
  • I may be in the minority, but good riddance. I tried with 3 different ones and they ALL had that damn touch screen issue. What I don't understand is that the 640XL could have easily been a flagship with some better components but they chose not to. Maybe waiting for Win 10 for a "real" flagship, but in doing so losing customers. I wish that MS would just sell direct, cut out the carriers, and that way we could get updates faster. If I bought a 640 from ATT I will be waiting forever for the update unless I go to a preview.
  • Well..i use mine and that will be continued until it stop working, or i find new flagship is suit my taste.
  • Now the only decent windows phone left in the US is the M8, which is great, but pretty soon will be sitting next to the M9 which doesn't make it look too hot. ​ ​ ​ ​
  • Judging from Android reviews the M9 isn't much of a change except for the shape anyway, the pixels are overrated
  • W10 phlagship on the way?
  • Funny!  You should patent dat word BTW.  I hope it means what you think it means! 
  • I still love using my 1520 and will keep using it until Microsoft releases their next 6" or bigger phablet. I'm not going back to tiny toy phones ever again and I dont even have big hands. My mom got a brand new yellow 1520 replacement from Microsoft store just last week!
  • I will never go to anything smaller. Perfect size for me. Tired of people ripping on it because they think it's too big. Movies, spreadsheets, games, everything still looks great at this display size. They can have their puny 5 inchers..
  • No new flagship......discontinues current flagship. Really, Microsoft? The 640xl is hardly a replacement. I'll keep my 1520 and you keep making ill moves Microsoft.
    ...
    If Microsoft wants to be labeled a low end, cheap phone producer then so be it. They're only so much power you can package in a "budget" phone. And what business sense is represented when you end your most powerful phone to date with no back up?
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    Such moves really bring into question Microsoft's motives and business sense. And if all Microsoft is interested in making is low end to middle end devices then perhaps it's time rethink an unchallenged loyalty to company with many unrealistic goals and model direction.
  • This phone has aged gracefully. Mine is 15 months old with no lag, no battery deterioration and no major scratches !
  • ^ Well said. 
  • Two reasons to stop 1520: First and foremost: the next Flagship is ready. They have divereted all attention to manufacture, distribute and Market the new flaghsip It has lived its life and is not really selling in great numbers anyways. Just clear off the inventory for now I am now getting excited to see a new flagship device from Microsoft stable, running Windows 10. I sense it will be sooner than expected (expectation anyway was for summer 2015, which is already here!)
  • The Lumia 1520 was an incredible phone. I only recently sold mine (I finally moved over to iOS), recovering 50% of what I paid at launch. 1 1/2 years of pure joy with the 1520, unbelievable phone and never had an issue with it at all. Missing it bad.
  • microsoft could sell more if they release these flagships on other networks.  it just sucks for AT&T to do this shit. 
  • God, I love that green 1520. So sad that I never got one.
  • Shit! Rest in peace "king"
  • Although it is sad to hear the retirement of the 1520, this means that Microsoft is moving forward into newer and better technology. ARM CPUs will soon fade away, companies like Intel are currently working on incorporating X86 CPUs on mobile devices. This is a big leap forward especially with the upcoming Windows 10 platform. Even though ARM CPUs will run Windows 10, the goal is unification of the OS without the need to modify the experience of the user due to the limitations of ARM CPUs. I own and love my 1520 is the best phone I've ever had. Sad to see the end of its kind, but forward is the way to go. Can't wait to see what future devices will bring with an X86 CPU.
  • The unlocked version Daniel mentions works awesome on T-Mobile and I have full functionality.  T-Mobile some time ago allowed for tethering on non company devices so there is no pain.  It's a great phone and remains an attention getter in yellow.
  • 1520 was created by Nokia .   MS would not have been able to create such a wonderful phone .    MS bought Nokia and ruined the phone business . MS does not have creative mind required for technology companies .   Look at leadership and there is none .   It is a worthless company . If Nokia was still in charge , we would have a successor to 1520 by now .    What company discontinue a falgship product with nothing to replace it with ?  Only MS
  • I wonder if this has anything to do with the recent flood of "refurbished" unlocked 1520's on Ebay lately.
  • Wonder if the 1520 will get W10 from AT&T now.Dead devices usually don't get updates.
  • Microsoft has dropped every high end phone they manufacturered, they've allowed thier cell vendors like AT&T to sour customers not only on the OS and but on the phones as well. Microsoft's new phones are not same class and frankly the bright colored plastic does nothing for me, though it denotes cheap in my view. I would view all the recent changes in available product as a prelude of to Microsoft dropping out of the hardware market.
  • So far, "Microsoft" hasn't manufactured a high end phone (Nokia has/did), but rumor has it that one is on the way.
  • Why, pray tell, would they discontinue what very well might be the most popular Windows Phone to date? I never had any intention of buying the 1520 (or 1520.3 since I'm a T-Mobile customer) because it's too large for me, but this is a bad move. Really sucks.
  • Best smartphone I ever owned and still using it strong every day (I've got the yellow one!). I'll only replace it with whatever flagship MS debuts with Windows 10, but only if it comes with a 6" screen. I don't think I could live without the 1520's large six inch screen.
  • LOVE my CrApple iJUNK 6+ Killer Lumia 1520. This phone eats CrApple iJUNk for lunch, even its almost 2 years old. CrApple could only wish it had something like this. I wish MS would have waited till a NEW model was announced 1st, BEFORE they decided to discontinue 1520. People that have bought extended warranty with MS on 1520, now get screwed, since nothing is as good as this model out there yet. I really hope a NEW model is on works with some killer features. i am praying MS. PLEASE have a 6 inch flagship phns SOON. maybe a 1530 
  • No Way My Phone Is Working Proprerly,I dont Know Why You Said,If There Is Then Do Not Stop The Production Of This Marvaless Phone or Phablet,Try To Improve It,Stoping The Production Does Not Solve The Problem Just TRY TO IMPROVE THE PHONE,BY INCREASING,OR UPGRADING SPECS  
  • I have owned dozens of smartphones. Lumia 1520 which I have now is by far the best one. Won't change it for another until it dies, which won't happen any time soon. I am happy I got it on release day. Is not available here in Russia any more.