AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520: $199 on contract, $549 off; ships November 15th

Update: The listing has since been pulled from the Microsoft Store website, but you can see a screenshot below. 

Good news tonight for those waiting on the Nokia Lumia 1520, the massive 6-inch Windows Phone with a 1080P display and 2.2 GHz Quad-core CPU, as  a release date and pricing have finally been revealed for AT&T.

While AT&T has had their pre-order page up since the announcement on October 22nd, pricing and availability were not known. Now, it looks like the Microsoft Store online has leaked the details via their just launched pre-order page.

The phone, if pre-ordered, has a release date set for Friday, November 15th. Asking price is $199 on a two-year contract and a nicely priced $549 off contract. The color options will of course be in yellow, red, white and black.

The downside to the AT&T Lumia 1520 we already revealed last week: no built in Qi-wireless charging and only 16 GB of internal storage. While the latter option was probably meant to keep the price down, the former change was due to AT&T’s support of the alternative PMA wireless standard. Those buying the Lumia 1520 can optionally buy a wireless charging back plate, but the feature won’t be built into the device, unlike the international version.

Other features of the Lumia 1520 include 2 GB of RAM, expandable storage via microSD and a 20 MP PureView camera with improved optical image stabilization (OIS).

With only nine days until release, it shouldn’t be too long before we have this colossal Windows Phone in our hands. The only question left is, who’s getting one?

Source: Microsoft Store (opens in new tab); Thanks, xscess, for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, 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 for some reason, watches. 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.

  • Interesting..
  • Interesting how att&t took the most perfect smartphone ever made, in my opinion, and striped it of two of its best qualities.. I wonder if other versions of the 1520 will work on at&t..
  • Its not perfect. Add a stylus and it would have been perfect. YMMV of course, but I would love a stylus on a big phone. No Qi sucks, but 16GB is only kind of bad since we get microsd. I have to say it could have been a tad lighter too.
  • Yeah it is just kind of bad due to micro sd card - at least you can install all apps no the micro sd card now, right?
  • Sbono13.. PM sent to you..
  • You can't install apps to the SD card, only music and pictures I believe.
  • Only Music & pictures go on the SD card which I hope is fixed by 8.1
  • And don't forget that you can store videos/movies on the sd card as well.    
  • That's true, and that should make a difference with Xbox video supposedly coming to Windows Phone
  • This device has something better. Super sensitive display. You can use this cutie with a stick, gloves or even your favorite pen. No stylus needed.
  • Wireless charging is one and the second one is...?
    I'm not disagreeing with you BTW
  • Oh, the second is 32gb of onboard storage.. I know it has expandable storage, but that's like Ford saying "yeah, but you can supercharge it"... I what my V8 option from the factory.. Rodney wants it all people❕❗❕❗❗
  • actually the "rest of the world" had always been hard to understand why you guys burning a V8 and still gas price is such a big fuss in the country.
  • I'm a fan a small turbo charged cars. But I want my huge phone.
  • But the sound of a good's music to my ears.
  • The 2014 Corvette Stingray has a 6.2 liter, 455 hp 460 lbft of torque V8, and can achieve 29mpg hywy.. I love small turbo charged cars, and I want a Scion FRS, but a 300hp I4 vs a 300hp V8 is a huge difference.. Max power comes faster, and at a much lower RPM with the V8, and top power is available across more bands with the V8.. This is why a 1992 5.0 Mustang V8, with only 220hp, pulls harder than todays high tech 300 plus hp I4s.. For the record, I drive a Mercedes Supercharged high tech 2.3L I4,, so I'm not biased...
  • LMAO "Rodney wants it all people" well so does Darrell people!! Lol
  • Lol❕ Yeah, and that red Viper to..
  • Lol yup
  • I'm quoting you forever now. "Rodney wants it all people!" Gratz on making it into my vocabulary.
  • Ok.. Lol❕
  • Yes I want to know if it will support att lte bands and calling? Anyone know. I would buy international to get decent storage and wireless charge
  • I completely agree with you and I also thought about buying it elsewhere and taking to att. Att is crazed with power.
  • The L1520 international version and the Verizon L929 should do better than the L1520 AT&T version.  AT&T removes the inbuilt Qi and offers only 16GB has killed all the excitement.  This is self-imposed the limitations and they have nobody to blame.  For the US customers, L929 is definitely the better choice.
  • Yea, that totally sucks. Not going back from 32GB built in EVER. Having said that I would not be opposed to a 64GB device with microsd expandability. Also wireless charging is a must. Sorry ATT you blew this one and you didn't have to.
  • Would I be able to buy an unlocked version of the phone from a Microsoft store?
  • Good pricing.
  • Seems appropriate, however I'm not getting it now because of the removed specs
  • I agree. It looks att is subsidizing the cost as I hoped. I don't mind the 16Gb of space but its too bad they stripped the wireless charging. Still though, if I was getting the 1520 I would prefer ATTs $550 price to what will probably be $700 for the international version.
  • I am pleasantly surprised by the price and will replace my broken Lumia 920 off-contract for $549. I can accept 16 GB since I don't use a lot of apps and can save to a memory card. On my 920 I am currently using 15 GB total with only 3.4 GB taken by apps. I am disappointed I will need a shell to have Qi-wireless charging, since this thing is big enough as it is, but at least it still is capable of wireless charging. I need to decide between white or yellow and I definitely will need to by a bigger case to carry this monster.
  • Can I get the international version and use it on AT&T?
  • ^This!
  • ^^This!
  • Sure you can, you just get no LTE.
  • You can use of course. But make sure to check the frequencies, specially for LTE. I use a BUILD 920 on AT&T. Everything works perfectly, except it maxes out at HSPA+.
  • I brought an unlocked Lumia 521 from TMobile to AT&T and nearly everything worked except 1) Visual Voicemail, 2) Internet sharing (wifi hotspot), and TMobile's exclusive wifi calling. I'm not sure if the AT&T account needs to be configured a certain way to support the first 2 Windows Phone features, but no one was able to help me.
  • That's what I'm wondering.. I'm really pissed at att for tampering with the best cellular device ever made in the history of the universe.. WTF is wrong with those trolls❔ They must work for Cnet.. Punks❕
  • Yes you can, it has to be RM-938 (AT&T is RM-940)
  • Thought the RM-938 was for T-MOBILE not global.  I really dont know anymore, there is too many different versions of the phone flying around,
  • RM-938 is Latin America.
  • All signs point to the international version doesn't have AWS(cant talk and surf at the same time)
  • I am gonna ditch att if they don't bring a super version out before my contract expires, I was going to jump for 1520 but they have screwed over qi, my most desirable feature.
  • Past AT&T behavior indicates you'll be ditching or staying and suffering.
  • Isn't the international version about $700? The reduced ATT specs suck but I don't think they alone are worth an extra $150 plus compatibility issues.
  • Exactly. AT&T f'd it up with no Qi
  • I love that price tag being its so feature stricken :D
  • Yeah they seem to have done this just to keep the price down. Considering the 16GB version of phones seem to be the sweet spot for other phones, and Qi charging is still mostly an esoteric extra for most people, it's probably not a bad idea from a sales perspective. But it's very disappointing that they don't at least provide the full version of this phone as an option for those who want it.
  • ⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆That is Exactly right⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆
  • I wanted one. But with 16GB? No thanks - I'll wait.
  • MicroSD though...those cards always go on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
  • Microsd is of no use if u wish to install a lots of games n apps.
  • To each their own, but I think including microsd and reducing the storage for a reduces price is great. Most of my space is taken up by maps and media which can be stored on the sd card. Apps on average use very little space. You will have to juggle which 1GB+ games you keep installed, but I think its worth the reduces price.
  • Yeah, but you can't install apps to SD.  Only content like music and photos.
  • I thought I heard Daniel say "32 gig built in" at the 1.15 mark.  Your heard him say 16?
  • International has 32gb, AT&T has 16gb.
  • Well, this phone's price will be much higher than $549 internationally.
  • Elop said $749 at Nokia World
  • International is 32GB, AT&T version is 16GB. It's one reason why this phone is only $199 on contract instead of $299 like the Note 3.
  • Trust the difference between 16GB and 32GB is way less than 100 for a consumer and even less for an OEM.
  • Precisely my issue. I hate Nokia's love affair with at&t. If they would split they could tear up the market. I understand being in bed with them initially but now Nokia is making a new name for itself, it could go anywhere.
  • Unfortunately, Nokia doesn't command enough market share in the US to ignore AT&T. However, it would be interesting to see what would happen if Nokia and T-Mobile did a real push. The 521 is a good seller, despite its under the radar status. (Way under the radar.)
  • T-Mobile never made any effort at all to advertise the 925, sadly. Seems like they have no interest in WP.
  • That's why T-mobile is not getting any more high end windows phones. At my local store they didn't even have a working model of the 925, just a toy one. Too bad for T-mobile wp fans.
  • add Qi price
    and it looks like AT&T is selling The Lumia 1520-
    for a much less - maybe zero margin!
    Buy it and add the charging cell and a uSD card 16 GB to reach 32 GB (or 48 or 80) 
    The price is indeed sweet even after adding the extras!
    Think positive!
    You can buy those extras later when you can afford them!
    (that all said I'm waiting for a 64 GB version)
  • Yet another phone I may need to pass on. At this rate, I may need to pass on AT&T.
  • Holy crap!! A date and a good off-contract price!!! Definitely getting this now!!!
  • 549$ and 16 gigs... thats actually a good price for such specs. Oo why so cheap?
  • I don't know why these phones are that expensive to begin with. Why is that the Nexus 7 and other tablets are cheaper with bigger screens and nearly identical internals.
  • Depends on how much profit a company is trying to make. The nexus line is pretty much sold at cost
  • Not profit
  • So the nexus has a 20 mp camera ? Damn i didn't know that /s
  • Nexus 7 does not include cellular radios and LTE. Its also cheaper to manufacture due to its size. Does the Nexus 7 include a GPS radio?
  • Waiting for international version, ATT version too stripped down for me.
  • +1
  • +2
  • +1520
  • Not me....Euro 650 for the real one; Global version, tax included and two years warranty.
    No carriers involvement: priceless...
  • Let us just hope AT&T keep their paws out of Europe. Latest developments haven't been good and the last thing we need is that clearly stupid carrier messing things up in Europe. If one had to come, I'd rather it be Verizon as they always get better phones and don't mess with specs to suit their whims.
  • No, ATT has always been known for having the better phone selection, while Verizon is known for their better network.
  • That's a tough argument with regards to WP. I was an avid fan of AT&T and now seeing that they're tearing up hardware specs to satisfy they're own agenda is bullshit. Seriously, no Qi because they don't support the agenda, but are willing to sell the very same item, that was originally part of the phone, back to you - of course with an added profit margin.  
  • I agree that it's ridiculous what they're doing with the 1520, but that doesn't change the fact they have a better WP selection than Verizon.
  • Until the 929 is released
  • Well, from the point of view of someone outside the US, what we see is Verizon getting specially designed phones and AT&T getting the normal versions.
    Now remember that Europe is not the US. We here normally buy phones off-contract at normal stores. If AT&T comes to Europe, they'll have to operate within the European way of doing things. So they can forget the "only AT&T sells the L920" thing. So what we have would be the exclusively designed Verizon phones, versus AT&T tempered versions of phones available in other stores within the same country.
    Put that together with the fact that I have yet to find a single AT&T customer that's satisfied with their services and there you have the reason for my assessment. 
  • If we're talking off-contract phones, why bother worrying about who gets better phones? I agree, Verizon would be the better choice for their infrastructure prowess. However, in the US, they know they have the better network, which seems to lead to higher pricing and less caring support. Threaten to leave Verizon and you'll get "good luck" in my experience. Threaten to leave ATT and they'll jump through hoops to make you stay. I've never had them say no to a reasonable request (allow an early upgrade, remove charges, $135 USD credit when phone dropped in price shortly after buying, axe activation fees, etc.).
    I stay with them for this, combined with their WP exclusives, and their networks are slowly improving.
  • Are the new processors really that different in performance with the snapdragon s4? How about the 2 gigs of ram. My 8x broke and I don't notice much difference between it and my 520.
  • 2 GB of RAM is for the camera. The S4 with Windows Phone is a nice improvement. Not groundbreaking, but  yes, apps, games and the camera are significantly faster to the point that you notice it.
  • Even more so since this has the Snapdragon 800 not a S4.
  • Erm sry daniel but I have to disagree here 2 GB Ram is no just for the camera. On my 925 I sometimes get a popup that i should close some apps in order to run a recource intensive one thats because of not much RAM available. Just sayin :P
  • What the apps are you running on your phone when you see that message?
  • On WP not sure you'll notice. Perhaps the apps open one or two seconds faster. On Android you notice the difference a lot.
  • Awesome specs, still.... 6 inch phone is too big for me. :/
  • Thn wait for lumia 929 5 inch display
  • Too small for me...I'll wait for the rumored 8" Lumia 1820 (summer 2014)
  • wow, that's twice your length >:) I kid, i kid
  • The real question is, how do you know his length?   I kid, I kid.
  • How long before T-Mo gets theirs? Will it be the fully loaded version?
  • There is no evidence that T-Mobile is getting this phone.
  • Crush or hopes and dreams Daniel. If I didn't have five lines with T-Mobile, I swear I would switch to the dark side.
  • I am flabbergasted. Sorry to use such profanity! But I want something with alreast 5" and this is gorgeous
  • I really hope T-Mobile gets this too. I have the 521, but really want a high end phone
  • It wouldn't sell much on TMo anyway. They've been selling the 925 since July 17, and only recently have any TV ads appeared, and in all that time not a single WP/Lumia poster in the windows. Plenty for iDroids though.
  • im just happy that we have confirmation a yellow edition will be coming to AT&T, no yellow model on AT&Ts website.
  • Does anybody know if Rogers is getting this phone? I'm on Tmo and I need a 32GB with a SD slot.
  • You thinking what I'm thinking Pinky?...
  • Agreed. Never done this before but I wud for the sake of getting this device.
  • Did it for the 1st time for the ATIV S, so now I'm thinking of upgrading using the same method. Wonder if I'll even get $300 for my old phone. Decisions Decisions.
  • Anyone know the max SD card size supported and if music and apps can be installed on it??
  • Apps can not be stored on the SD, but pretty much everything else can.
  • pretty much everything means music and photos / videos only, excluding those in-app downloaded music and photos because no app can write to SD card
  • I believe 64 was mentioned.
  • 64
  • 64 GB for sure - possibly also a 128 GB micro-SD card
    Be aware though! There are two kinds of 128 GB uSD cards: 64 GB + 64 GB and 128 GB
    which one will the WP 8 support has to be tested when these are more publicly available
    A) 64 only
    B) 64x2
    C) 128
    D) both 64x2 and 128
  • Was not expecting this to be a 200$ phone. Hmmm
  • It's not a $200 phone.  It's a $550 phone.
  • He means he was expecting the subsidized price to be different. We all know how the pricing model works, captain obvious.
  • You're a complete moron
  • I want this and 2520 I'll wait for a bundle deal.
  • are you sure you will get that bundle in your life time?
  • Will wait on the international version but still wanting for at least 32GB internal storage despite expandable storage.
  • Waiting for a 5" that will fit on my bike mount, think this might be just a bit too large. Bummer about removing features like wireless charging, that is my favorite part of my 920. If the 920 had the new small tiles I wouldn't even care, but that is a really nice feature I would love to have.
  • +920... 5in would be the upper limit that is ,comfortable in my hands.... No wireless is a bummer for sure.
  • I agree, the Verison 929 is perfect minus the network. I wish it would come to ATT.
  • It looks great but I'm waiting until I we get the review unit in.
  • It looks great but I'll wait until we get the review unit in to know if this is the next phone I get.
  • What are the chances that the Rogers version comes with 32GB and has Qi wireless charging? I'd rather pay extra for that one.
  • It should.
  • Well why whould someone be as stupid as ATT and reduce features of a device they want to sell
  • Also hoping for this.
    Worst case scenario: Rogers waits to release the 1520 in 2014. It comes with 16GB and no wireless charging and only comes in black.
  • Hong Kong will get the full version on the 15th
  • Man I don't know what it is that is pulling me towards this device. Anyone think it would be crazy to trade a 1020 for the 1520? I already have a phablet in the Xperia Z Ultra but the 1520 just pulls me in.
  • If you're considering getting rid of a 1020 let me know.
  • Yes it would be. Specially if you already have an Z Ultra. You'd be downgrading the camera just to get higher specs you already have on the Xperia. You wouldn't get anything new on this that the Xperia doesn't offer and you'd deprive yourself of the amazing 1020 camera.
  • True. The only thing that kills me with the Z Ultra is I have to have another device with a good camera or a separate camera because it sucks at taking pics. Love the size of it which is probably why I like the 1520 so much. Great size and specs with a killer camera.
  • Yeah. Though come on...don't be one of those taking pictures with your phablet/'ll end up in the next MS commercial lol
    Did you buy the Z Ultra recently? If so, did you though the Z1 too small or you just really wanted the biggest phone?
  • Actually I didn't buy the ZU. I have a friend at Sony that gets me devices occasionally and I provide feedback on them and the software. I did want the ZU though. Great device, other than the camera. That's my only complaint.
  • Sell them both and get the Lumia 1520
    It has half the camera of the L1020, but also the RAW - now! Don't have to wait.
    The 4-core 2.2 GHz SnapDragon 800 is much faster in 16/18 Mpx processing + pic-to-pic
    The huge battery compensates the display which has 3 columns of live tiles & Full HD
    Qi build-in, BT LE, the uSD slot for even more Flash memory, Nokia Beamer for FHDTV, etc
    It's really sweet!
    Glossy RED for me!
  • I was considering doing this myself. I take pictures only so often, so the 20MP would be plenty for me. Problem is, no wireless charging and puny storage. I'd need to go international, ugh.
  • more storage than a 1020 if you grab a 64 sdcard...
  • Glad to see Nokia put an expandable microSD on this phone hope the Verizon 929 has one
  • 929 32gig no sd verizon
  • Yeah man I believe all info thus far is pushing towards a 32GB internal storage for the Verizon 929 and no SD card -_-
  • No SD but said to have 32 and 64 GB models
  • Amazing price off contract.
  • Good price but I will be going with international version.
  • Everything to me about this phone is just perfect except not having a 41MP camera, I am talking about the international version by the way. Maybe they'll announce another phone with the same specs but with a 41MP camera around the time that Windows Phone 8.1 is announced???
  • They will release a 41mp phone or most likely better, but only after 1020 turns 1 year old. Until then, don't get your hopes up. That's what Nokia's history taught us.
  • Lumia Black in 2014 Jan?
    Q2 the Windows Phone 8 (Apr?)
    Then after the summer GDR you may get a Lumia 1025 which has 5"/FHD/SD800 same size
    or better yet: wait until 2015 when WP 9 is released (together with Windows 9)
    It's supposed to be RT+Phone combination - totally compatible with Modern UI 2.0
    4GB RAM, Latest SnapDragon, 128 GB Flash, uSD, new 4x4 = 16 camera-array
    or wait for Windows 10, which runs directly on the phones and the lite version on watches
    or wait for Windows 1
    or wait
  • ^Lol yeah dude! Just wait!
  • No 5 inch model? No Qi? Only 32GB?
  • That's why you have Verizon.
  • Which is why I wished I was on there. It has better support, better coverage, and better phones. But I'm stuck with AT&T, and on a business plan, so can't leave.
  • Lumia 1520 with Qi and 32GB
    1) Buy AT&T Lumia 1520 (using savings, sell you previous phone to buy the rest)
    2) Black Friday: buy 16 GB micro-SD => 32 GB (you can buy +32=48 or +64=80)
    3) Christmas deals: Qi cover (now you have sold your previous phone ans have CA$H)
    Lumia 1520 with 32 GB and Qi
    and still cheaper than the international model!
    I think that AT&T is selling the phone with a very slim margin
  • But it's LOCKED
  • use unlock services
  • I can do $549
  • Small business line cannot preorder on the microsoft website... Argh!   Excited that there is a yellow option confirmed now!
  • $549 off contract is a nice price. Now i'm thinking hard on whether or not to get both the 1520 and 2520 to go with my 1020. The expandable storage option for the 1520 is a nice bonus especially considering otherwise i'd be looking at $299 on contract. Keep in mind the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is still $299
  • Jeez, I wish I could get high end phones for such a good price in Europe! I'm jealous!
  • You can in Germany. Just wait a month or two after the release and the original prices have already come down (you can get the 1020 for 600€ already)
  • Wonder when its shipping for the uk
  • Wow I'll take the trade offs at that price. Only thing I would need to check is the frequencies.
  • I'll be getting one.  I'm excited about it!
  • Hopefully they'll have this in Australia before Christmas then?
  • Really would like to get it, but my app storage is 14GB. If they offered a 32GB model for 249, I would jump on it. But it looks like I will just fix my cracked screen on my 920 and wait it out.
  • Does anyone else notice the 1520 on the Microsoft store site doesn't have that added dots like the AT&T version? You think this is Microsoft's error, or they finally agreed to add Qi? I'm sure it is a Microsoft error, as it doesn't have the att branding on it, but I REALLY hope I'm wrong.
  • I'm on the exact same broken boat as you CSJ. My 920 cracked, can't decide whether to but the 1520 or fix the 920.
  • I hope this shows up on the At&t black Friday sale! Either way $199 is sweet!
  • only if screen was a little smaller.. 5inches maybe.. this is a huge phone.. i wouldnt want to carry around a phone that big plus WP8 has no extra features like note 3 does? we are supposed to put more tiles? looks ugly then.. only if it was 5 inch man or smaller.. really wanted this phone but ill pass! 
  • I agree that 6 inches is overkill!
  • I agree, it would be great if it had snap and you could use two apps at once.
  • So off contract that's £343 that is way cheap but for the uk there saying its going to be double that >
  • It's bound to be more expensive than the 925 in the UK. Hovering somewhere around the 1020 price, I guess? Those US prices are carrier-locked, so PAYG rather than sim-free, but all the same - amazingly cheap. At least we can be happy knowing that them Amerkins are being boned from behind all day long on their call/text/data plan charges. Over a couple of years, phones like this often ending up costing them upwards from $1800 in total.
  • IM wanting it sim free probably going to be £600-£650 max then if its the same price tag as the 1020 when that was released can get a 1020 for cheap as £430 now that's not bad
  • According to rumor
  • Well I might just have to scoop this since I cracked my beautiful cyan 920 on my bday last week. Like the price though, was gonna get the ativ neo s friday
  • Nokia's build quality was what brought me back to them!
  • AT&T crippled the phone, so its a complete waste of money. Just buy a 1320 for less money, or better yet, move to Verizon and get Lumia 929.  Because of AT&T, in the USA at least, the 929 is way better than the 1520*. I'm beginning to think that AT&T must give out bonuses for employees to come up with ways to disappoint their customers.  I can't think of any other reason to sign an exclusive on a phone, then cripple it down to a second tier device.
  • I'd consider that 929 but having been with Sprint and CDMA for over 10 years and switching to AT&T I'm digging this GSM SIM card thing. Just wait for the international version to drop price.
  • Sticking with mu 920 until att stops gimping phones
  • Agreed!
  • So how come without built-in wireless charging, it still weight more than 200 g??. And it would be nice if they take out wireless but increase the battery up to 4000mah
  • So many people complaining about wireless charging... You would really not buy a phone because you cannot charge it wirelessly? Get the QI cover if its that important lol...
  • It is not about the wireless charging exactly, it is about AT&T messing with the specs that were announced.
  • ^THIS!
  • We should speak with out wallets. Not buying it to teach AT&T not to mess with future releases.
  • Nokia and Windows Phone is really doing great just about everywhere in the world. Oh yea, except in the part AT&T covers. That's not a coincidence.
  • As expected... and not disappointed :) During Thanksgiving it will be sold for even less... $99 or less... so I am getting it :)   Wireless charging is sort of convenience and not a requirement (some agree and some dont)... so I am okay with it being removed... 16GB sufficient for me... and can always buy a microSD if required   For once AT&T did a good thing... but I wish a variant of 929 was ther      
  • I agree with all points you said. I like wireless charging, but it's not a deal breaker for me. I preferred wired charging while playing Crimson Dragon, Mass Effect, or The Sims. Makes it easier. Look for my post somewhere below for my POV
  • Does anyone know where you can buy an unlocked or international version of the 1520?
  • Who are those 9 people that have reviewed it already on the MS site???  How does *that* work exactly?
  • Would if it were on T-Mobile.
  • The Verizon variant sure puts the 1520 to shame, I'm so dissapointed... :(
  • NO DEAL att!!!
    No built in wireless charging, little memory?
    NO DEAL!!!!!!
    Att, a preferred carrier, don't make me laugh!!!!
  • Reading the WPCentral forums it appears that the Lumia 1520 variant which can work on T-Mobile would be the RM-938, which has built in wireless charging and 32 GB of built in storage. Im definitely going to hunt for a 32 GB Lumia 1520 with wireless charging! :)
  • I am!
  • I need the release date for Australia dammit!!! Please be before Mid January!
  • *whistle* $199 on contract. I'll just have to wait for a price drop then, though I'm pretty sure it'll be a while before a phone like this gets a price drop. Hopefully it won't be too long and when/if it does happen, my contract will be eligible for an upgrade anyway.
  • I hope the (relatively) low off contract price is mirrored in the UK.
  • The international version is quite intriguing. If I ever feel the need for a bigger screen, I'd definitely go for it. As for now, my 925 is everything I need.
  • Hope it does well for you!
  • Why, thank you!
  • I'm not happy that they've lowered the storage space, but having micro SD (64GB) and lowering the price to $200 IMHO does make it a fair compromise. Keep my apps and games on the internal storage, all media on micro SD. If it had 64GB with micro SD up to 64GB I'd have gladly paid $300-$350 on contract.
  • Will it be 8.1 upgradeable? I hope we finally get the NBA game time app in the U.S. By the time this phone comes out.
  • No reason why it shouldn't!
  • It ships with WP 8.1 installed already. It also have super sensitive screen. You can use the device with a stick, a gloves or a PEN (no stylus needed). Dont forget 4x HAAC microphones, which allows superior video recording with that 20MP pureview camera. Not to mention superior voice quality while using the phone.
  • Oh man!!! Let these be thruths that you speak by good man!!!! Let this be... For I am still using a Samsung focus S running 7.5... I'm so due for an upgrade. Almost went Note3
  • Dat forehead..
  • Lol
  • Can apps be installed to the dd card?
  • SD card? No, not yet at least.
  • I'd pay an extra 200 hundred for QI AND 32 gigs. now I have zero interest in at&t version , anybody know where I can buy a real 1520 that will work on the at&t network
  • Yaaaayyyy for the 15th of November release date!! Now I hope the international version gets released around the same time too, hopefully priced between 750-800$.
  • Sticking with the 1020
  • Me too. The 1020's camera has spoiled me as well
  • I just read that AT&T is losing microSD support on this phone too!! If this is true, that's just too much. I've been eagerly waiting for this phone for months, just to find out they took away 16 gigs of storage AND microSD support. I could deal with having a phone with 16gb of space, as long as they kept it expandable. If both are now gone, this phone is now a no go for me.
  • Not true about losing microSD support. The full specs for the AT&T version are listed at : ~~User data storage: In device, Memory card, SkyDrive cloud storage.
    .RAM: 2 GB .
    .Mass memory: 16 GB .
    .Expandable memory card type: MicroSD .
    .Maximum memory card size: 64 GB .
    .Free cloud storage: 7 GB.    
  • Depends on how fast unlock codes will become available so I can use that bad boy on T-Mo
  • $550 in the states? I'm expecting it to be around 700 euros in Europe. I hate this continent. It's better to buy a phone via ebay/amazon instead of your country. Overpricing is over rated
  • Locked, branded phone - not chat cheap. And enjoy your freedom in Europe because US sucks.
  • use unlock services
  • well this is what most WP myself included was waiting for. big nokia with the latest power,ram and 1080. the wireless and 16 gig have me pause for a moment but as someone who will always have 2 phones im ok with what att did. most people raged about the 1020's price so this has to feel good. lets face it there arent a whole lot of good games to take up space. this will go nicely with my nexus 5.
  • I wonder if there with be a wireless plate with stylus? Since it's WP 8 is a stylus even useful? I don't know of many apps that would benefit.
  • Let the cry babies cry. I'll be getting mine day one.
  • I was considering this phone but will probably hold off on making a decision until I see what is out by April. By then, my AT&T contract will be up (still on Lumia 900 contract even though I paid full price for 920 a year ago). One thing I don't understand: The Lumia 925 is basically a 920, which coincidentally, has the memory lowered from 32 to 16 and wireless charging made optional with the shell, just like the AT&T version of the 1520 vs the international version. Except I believe the 925 is more expensive than the 920 while the 1520 AT&T version is less expensive than the international version. Yet many people prefer the 925 over the 920. How come? Secondly, I'm a bit unclear on the PMA charging thing. Will the wireless charging accessory cover be Qi or PMA or will both options be available? Many of us already have Qi chargers so this is a significant.    
  • It won't sell at that price with pitiful storage, I fear. I also think Microsoft needs to add stylus support to the OS.
  • Of course it will.
  • Dude, this will sell like hot cakes, as will 1320.
  • $549off? Less than the 1020 right? Nice. Too big for me though.
  • Unless Microsoft starts letting you install apps and games on the SD card 16GB isn't enough. Looks like my 920 stays.
  • 16gb+no wireless charging is a deal breaker for me. SD card is mice to have, but if you can't put apps on it, no deal. I've surpassed 18gb on my 920. I have 2 charging plates that I won't be able to use. I will not rage my case off to put a plate on the back. This defeats the purpose of convenience. I guess I'm sticking with my 920.
  • I'm going to goto the store and at least try it because i'd really like to know what a 5 inch phone feels like in my hand, although no wireless charging is a dealbreaker for me. I never use a cover and i'm not going to start now.  It's a big ass phone already, no desire to make it bigger. Lack of built in storage wouldn't bother me, i have a sd cards all over the place and i rarely fill up much on a phone anyway. Let's hope their is a version of verizons 929 that will work on ATT bands.
  • Call me kooky, but I usually charge my phone in the car and plugging into a wall is fine by me. Also, I've never used 16GB of apps on any OS. And I have 100s of apps on my phone. So, I'm thinking the "drawbacks" simply don't apply to the average user.
  • It doesn't. Just to people who whine and bitch and whines cause irs not the max of infinity. That price point made me reconsider my option cause I sure as hell wasn't paying $700 for it. This is extremely more acceptable
  • Right there with you, boss. I was debating it when I heard it was going to be in the $700 range. Not even a question now. I'm getting this bad boy next week!
  • This.  Too much fake internet outrage over nothing.
  • Thats a sweet price point. Hopefully we can unlock it, I am planning on buying it from US and use it in Canada.
  • I was planning on doing the same thing too. But how do you get it unlocked? Also will the dev unlock do the carrier lock ?
  • Competitive off contract price
  • Microsoft store has pre order open but if I pre order I'll lose my unlimited data, wtf I never change unlimited data for a phone.
  • 16Gb is really a joke.  My now retired, 2 year old Galaxy Nexus had 32Gb of storage.  Way to be pathetic, AT&T.
  • When MS turns on SD storage for app I can only imagine what people will bitch about next.
  • On these larger phones, I wish there was an option for the large tile to cover the entire width of the screen.
  • I thought about it ever since I read the first rumor and I decided I will get it. I have the L920 for about a year now and my apps take about 6GB of storage (not including the OS). I have the north American maps on my phone which adds 2.4GB. With the opportunity to save photos on an SD card, I believe I can live with 16GB... Would I have liked more? Definitely.... My only hope for wireless charging is that the flip cover they showed off will eventually have wireless charging built in. With that, I should be able to enjoy all the added productivity the bigger screen will give me without any major drawbacks... No, it is not the phone I wished for, but it is also not the price I expected. For $199, I will just get it...
  • For the people complaining about no Qi... I bet you could probably buy the international shell and do a switcharoo yourself. I'm tentatively interested in this phone. Normally my requirements are 1) removable battery 2) small screen (like 4.3" or less) and 3) SD support. But it looks like no future phone ever will have the battery removable (which makes me even more paranoid about conspiracy phone spying!), so that's gone. Then, I had the Titan which was 4.8" I think, and idk, reaching for the other end of the screen with just one hand is a hassle. Plus the back button looks impossible to reach on this phone. But I'll look into this. With regard to SD cards, high end WP phones tend to not have them which is infuriating. What's even more infuriating is that WP can't do shit with then anyway. So I'll definitely be considering a good looking phone that supports it. I'm naturally annoyed that AT&T crippled the phone, but having lived with the 820's 8GB internal, in practice I won't know what I'm missing. Are there any new 820 like phones on the horizon? If I could get a version of the 820 with gorilla glass, more internal storage, and a not shitty camera... Maybe I should hold out for something like that.
  • AT&T variant is the RM-940, DTM removed, no Qi charging, LTE band 4 disabled, 16GB, LTE 2 5 17.  Band 4 is T-Mobile. RM-938 is the US variant, LTE 2 4 5 17. 32GB, Qi charging with DTM
  • So 938 has all the AT&T LTE bands? Then I hope they make such an alternative for all AT&T's Qi-less phones. I'm not buying a phone with Qi wireless charging, except to resell to defray the cost of my unlocked phone. Wireless charging is huge, I have charging plates on my home and work desks, by my bed, and in my car. I don't have a Starbucks counter in any of those locations so AT&T can go stuff their PMA.
  • I'd like to see this in a Microsoft store before I decode to buy. Sucks that there isn't a store where I live just a kiosk stand. I live in NYC.......
  • If true.. great off-contract price. ATT can make some $ selling cards & covers. ATT gets knocked by fanboys here but their committment level to Windows Phone is excellent. Adding more storage 32v16gb is a marketing issue also and makes iPhone $100 for more memory look that much sillier. AT&T has to think beyone one device unfortunately that is the way corporate USA works. Get over it.   Verizon sat on WP7 for 2 years with the lame HTC Trophy (not even 4G/LTE) while raising fees to accommidate their iContract. Sure the 5" device is more mainstream but pushing the envelope is the point. ATT will get the 5" phone eventually (when people are coming off contracts for 920, 900, etc.). Not a rocket science here.
  • Strike 1 : I'm not sure if a device this large is the phone for me. Strike 2 : I am still on contract for my 920 for a while yet. Stirke 3 : Even if I was sure I wanted this phone, I am not buying a phone that was arbitrarily crippled by at&t.
  • So can I buy a Qi back plate for this or is it PMA only?
  • Anyone that goes with the ATT model of anything on the windows phone platform is being very shortsighted.Do you honestly think ATT is going to give you the upcoming 8.1 update with no delay or changes to the update. Remember the fiasco with the Lumia AMBER update??????
  • Luckily, anyone that cares about that sort of thing, can join the developer preview program to get 8.1 early. It's still a toss up on the Nokia firmwares, but it's better than nothing. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to spend an extra $150-200 on an international version of a phone that may or may not work with all of at&t's features.
  • I cannot wait to get this phone, especially at this price point. I don't have wireless charging in my Lumia 520, and I only have 8 GB of storage, so 16 GB is a huge upgrade. I imagine the only thing that would take up a lot of space are games, and I don't really store a lot of those on my phone at one time. I just want that giant ass screen to watch videos on.
  • Like many I am not a fan of the stripped down specs and will be sticking with my 1020 for a while but I wonder if there is an upside here. No Qi but you can get a cover if you want it. Only 16GB storage but it will take a 64GB card so files can stay off of the phone storage to leave room for apps. Low price point!  That may inspire more people that haven't already started drinking the WP KoolAid take a sip. And that will mean a wider base, more and better apps and so on.  May not be all bad. No, I don't work for AT&T.  :P
  • Att sucks like all carriers but imo Verizon rapes their phones the worst! I guess Nokia wanted the us market to get its hands on a solid but low cost phablet I'm sure in the new yr another model with the wireless charging and expandable memory will come
  • +1.  I left Verizon for this very reason. I had two "smart" phones from them, that required significant workarounds to even get the GPS working. At least with AT&T, I have the option of buying an international version if they cripple a phone in ways that are significant to me.
  • This phone will stay on the shelves specifically due to at&t employees explaining to potential buyers that it only has 16gbs of storage. And frankly I don't think it brings anything to the table that's not already provided by the Galaxy Note devices.
  • Galaxy Note doesn't run Windows Phone and doesn't have a very good camera.
  • Much better camera, bigger and better screen, ability to use anything as a stylus, Windows Phone OS, offline navigation, better OEM support, XBox Music+Nokia Music and a much better looking device that screams originality vs follower/sheep. I could list more reasons if you like.
  • Anyone else notice that the Tech specs on the microsoft store say "820 MP Pureview"? That is going to be one hell of a camera! /s
  • I'm Getting it!! . Phone owners are so Hard to please.I dont think people would be satisfied with anything.LOL This phone is still light years better than my 920 ( What are you guy carrying?) I love the big size ( why wouldnt you wany a big screen?) I love the expandable Storage( Does anyone recall the storage issue with windows) I have wireless charging , but rarely use it ( the Battery on this baby is huge ,Who needs a Charger) Why wait for something that will never satisfy  most of the phone users, North Korea could end it all tomorrow..ha Ha Ha  
  • Plus don't forget about skydrive for storage, this and a sd card is all of the storage one will need.
  • So you can install your phone's apps to the SD card and to Skydrive now? Wow!
  • Stop acting a fool. Of course not but you can store virtually everything else, data, media, etc.  I doubt even 500 apps would take up 16gb of storage and I doubt many users will even have more than 100 apps.  So you can stop your fake outrage over a none issue.
  • Thanks, but no thanks AT&T. I don't want the stripped down version.
  • So jealous you guys got a confirmation and a release date from a carrier. I'm in Canada where all we can do is bombard the Rogers and Nokia Canada Facebook pages for just a little ray of hope that we're even getting it here. So frustrating.. I may have to just get the international whenever that goes online. But if Rogers even does it get it they'll probably screw up the launch and release it in January and in black only. Best case scenario though for you guys is Rogers DOES release it sooner than later, in 32GB with built in wireless charging. We don't  really operate the same way up here and if it ships unlocked again you guys are laughing.
  • $199 on contract seems pretty steep for a device that only has 16GB and has had certain features stripped from it.
  • And... went to pre-order, no longer available. Damnit. 
  • The website doesn't have it anymore. Am I only one who noticed it? Looks like they took it off, hopefully that was a mistake?
  • Yea, just tried the link and it is dead. I am on the fence about the 1520. If they should offer the wireless charging plate free I might jump at it. I love the the wireless charging on my 920. I never run out of battery. When I am on my desk I charge it and can just grab it and go when I need to. No wires to plug in.
  • Good thing I didn't place a preorder... anyone else noticed that the description did not mention the SD card slot and stated the memory only with 16GB and no mention of expandability? I am not going to place an order until I know for sure what this phone has or has not....If they killed the SD slot, they killed the phone...
  • I can't wait to see it, but I'm definitely more excited by the 929. If that phone is as nice as it looks, I'm saying goodbye to AT&T and hello to Verizon!
  • Any ideas when this will go on sale as an international model, would love to have more storage and wireless charging. These are the only reason stopping from buying it from att.
  • I would be interested too. If the price is not much more then I would consider the international version versus the stripped down ATT version. As for LTE it is not an issue as LTE is not available in my area and when I go to an area that does it sucks the life out of my phone.
  • My guess would be it not going to be more than 700, I bought unlocked and unbranded 1020 for my gf and it was under 600 a month after it came out.
  • Can someone please explain the tile featuring the dude with the sweaty, messy receeding hairline at the bottom of the screen? 
  • Well this bolds well for the full price of the 929.  $499 is a definite possibility.  That will be an amazing price and makes me glad I waited instead of getting a 928 for basically the same price.
  • Whoever prematurely posted the pre order info should be fired or at a minimum tared and feathered. :(
  • Where is the Pre-order page? has it been removed? lame... guess i will give my money to charity.
  • I am torn between this, and the Lumia 1020. I'll have to play with this myself. It might be 'too big'
  • What is the big gripe about the knock down of built in store from 32 to 16gb? I've had a 16GB phone for that past 5 years and it has not been an issue..and its been an iPhone so no expandle storage. The idea of going to 16gb with microSD is huge to me because I can put any music/video on the SD and use the built in for only apps. I have never gotten close to having 16GB of only apps on a phone.... I get we as consumers don't like losing features but in real world practice, I don't see it as being a deal breaker.
  • Agreed.
  • Do people really need to install more than 16GB worth of apps? Get over it. Store your music & photos on the memory card. Buy it, or don't buy it. Geesh.
  • Exactly, I swear the internets make people stupid, smh...
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  • Also keeping my 1020 for the time being. Debated getting this device but the lack of Qi and 16GB is a debbie downer for me. My 1020 is pracitcally full and I constantly have to remove the 41mp versions of the photos off my device.  The 6" sounds awesome but for me I would really only want it for gaming. And with Xbox Windows Phone all but dead, even that seems pointless now.   After having a 41mp camera phone, I dont think I can accept any less. The shots I have gotten just in my every day life are incredible. I get at least one amazing shot every week. ANything less I would feel disappinted. It would have to be an overtop device for me to swtich at this point. Hoping for the Lumia 1030 in mid to late 2014.   65MP camera, 4gb ram, 5.1" display, 1080p, WP8.2, quad core.
  • If it had 64 GB of storage and QI charging, I would look at it. 16GB is far too low.
  • I will wait for a 5" 1080p Nokia phone.
  • 16gb, no wirless charging and no HDMI either. I don't have a tablet so this phone would be perfect for me. Will see if any international versions are capatible with ATT. Or maybe wait till early 2014 when new flgship devices should be coming out. 
  • Im sooooo getting the red one. Would park my 1020.