Nokia Lumia 1520 Review: big, bold and beautiful shooter
5 March 2014
Excerpt: The Nokia Lumia 1520 signifies the increasing importance of large screen phablets in the market. Although Windows Phone is comparatively hardware efficient, a lot of people want their devices to feature fastest hardware. It is bigger and faster than any other Windows Phone till date. Based on hardware specifications, it can easily compete with any other high-end Android phablet in the world right now.
Excerpt: It's difficult to believe that, until very recently, Nokia has been unable to ship Lumia devices with Full HD displays. However, a Windows Phone firmware update last year brought Full HD to the Lumia platform, and Nokia responded by launching the enormous, 6-inch Lumia 1520 - a statement designed to show that Nokia can play the stunning display game as well as anyone else.
Summary: Overall, I have to say that using the phone was such a pleasant experience for me. You can chalk it up to my bias for phablets, but I honestly believe that it’s one of the best phones Nokia have produced. As a daily driver, it’ll give you stellar performance, both in battery stamina and smartphone functions, all encased in an aesthetics that will surely blow anyone away. However, at PHP 34,990.00, it’s not something that everyone would jump on right away.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 1520 brings many "firsts" into the Windows Phone 8 platform and does it with style! it is a gorgeous looking slab of polycarbonate. It packs a lot of impressive hardware too, but does it justify the price tag? We feel that it does. It has a gorgeous screen, a blazing fast processor and a camera technology that has time and time again proved itself to be ahead of the competition.
Summary: 6 inches made in Finland. Big screen, Full HD resolution, a powerful Snapdragon 800, and a high-resolution camera. Nokia has finally arrived in the premium division, and presents its first phablet based on Windows Phone 8 called Lumia 1520. Read how it fares against the Android competition in our test report.
Pros: Exceptional telephone acoustics, Good screen, Excellent build, Decent battery runtimes, Good camera featuring DNG format support, Extensive additional software, Very good localization, Microsoft Office, Micro SD slot, LTE cat. 4, ac Wi-Fi, The screen looks good even without AMOLED, and is also convincing in sunlight. Besides that, the phablet's build quality is exceptional.
Cons: USB 2.0 only, No video out, Adverse one-handed usage, Stylus inputting not possible, A USB 3.0 port would have been welcome, or at least an MHL-capable port. We also missed the option of stylus inputting.
Conclusion: Nokia is edging closer to creating the perfect Windows Phone with the Lumia 1520. Finally we have a handset that matches current Android and iOS devices in terms of performance and hardware, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC making the experience snappier than ever. The six-inch 1080p display not only matches the latest and greatest smartphone displays, but it also provides a sharp, high-quality experience with fantastic outdoor visibility.
Summary: Three years ago, Nokia shipped over 110 million smartphones worldwide. None had a display larger than 3.5 inches. Today the company moves far fewer smartphones, every single one of them with a display bigger than its largest option in 2010. These days things are different. It’s practically impossible to find a smartphone with a screen smaller than 4 inches, and the race to make a bigger smartphone gets more and more crowded every quarter.
Pros: Screen is beautiful, Solid build quality, Speedy performance
Cons: Windows Phone doesn’t take advantage of the big screen, No HD content from Xbox Video, Slow camera
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 1520 has a gorgeous, high-definition screen, a powerful core, solid battery life and a good camera. It's monstrously big though, which won't suit everyone and there are very few apps to choose from in the Windows Phone store.
Cons: Enormous size won't be to everyone's taste; Windows Phone app store is still very poorly stocked.
Conclusion: At the end of the day, the Lumia 1520 is a monster – but it’s a friendly, lovable one. It doesn’t do all it can to leverage its massive screen, and many folks are bound to find it just too big for their pockets. For all the bluster their size and specifications inspire, devices of this type are perhaps forever destined to fill only a small niche demand.
Pros: In the US, the Lumia 1520 is available , in red (glossy) or black, white, or yellow (matte). While its full retail price is $584.99, the carrier is offering the device for $199.99 on a two-year contract. The 1520 can also be found with similar pricing at Microsoft Stores or at the , Windows Phone site, , or in other regional variants , directly from Nokia
Cons: In the US, the Lumia 1520 is available , in red (glossy) or black, white, or yellow (matte). While its full retail price is $584.99, the carrier is offering the device for $199.99 on a two-year contract. The 1520 can also be found with similar pricing at Microsoft Stores or at the , Windows Phone site, , or in other regional variants , directly from Nokia
Nokia Lumia 1520: The best Lumia yet needs very deep pockets
18 December 2013
Summary: You can find the Nokia Lumia 1520 for about Rs 45,000 in the online and retail market, which makes it most expensive Lumia currently available. It’s tough to choose between this and the Lumia 1020 as both are equally good when it comes to the display quality and the camera department. The Lumia 1520 is better spec’ed however; the higher resolution display, Wi-Fi ‘ac’ and larger battery are tough to ignore.