Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520
Nokia Lumia 1520
Nokia Lumia 1520


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The Design: Solid, polycarbonate unibody design available in several colours.
The Display: 6", IPS LCD, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 368 ppi pixel density.
The Camera: 20MP camera, F/2.4 aperture with dedicated shutter button, Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, HDR, 1080p full HD video recording @30fps, 1.2MP front-facing camera.
The Audio: The speaker is located at the bottom of the phone and produces a really good sound quality and loudness.
The Call Reception & Quality: Both very good.
The Battery: Capacity: 3400 mAh. Talk time: Up to 25 hours for 3G. Standby time: Up to 768 hours for 3G.
The UI Speed: Smooth and fast, with no lag even with several demanding applications open in the background.
The Overall Experience: This is was the flagship Nokia Windows phone for 2013. It has well-built polycarbonate construction, a stunning 6" full HD screen and is packed with high end internal specs including a quad core, 2.2 GHz, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage (expandable via a microSD card). The phone performs fast and is virtually lag free even with several demanding applications running. The Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive applications are a real benefit as they contain all the important features, are user friendly and most importantly, can be used offline (without a data connection). As a high end phone it's not a cheap phone but if you're looking for the best Windows phone out there, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is definitely it.




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3 total ratings



Very well built, stunning large HD screen, fast, lag-free UI experience, very good camera, great battery life, Nokia Here sat nav app.


Non-removable battery, Windows OS still behind Android and iOS in terms of features, customization and number of apps, too big for some people.

Posted January 7, 2014 by

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Things to consider

Though the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a modern smartphone, everyone has different preferences when it comes to what they want from a smartphone. With that in mind, here are the top things we believe you should be aware of before buying the Nokia Lumia 1520:

  • The polycarbonate body of the phone is prone to chipping or scratching if dropped, put in a pocket with metal coins or keys, or handled roughly. We therefore recommend you invest in a case and screen protector (see accessories)
  • The back of the phone is non-removable which means that you can’t replace the battery and repairs are more difficult and expensive than on some other phones, especially without specialist tools and repairs are more difficult and expensive than on most other phones, especially without specialist tools
  • It is a large phone (162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm) so probably not suitable for some people, especially those with small hands
  • The Nokia Lumia 1020 uses a micro-SIM
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One Comment

    Daniel Green

    I have had this phone for 6 weeks (used to have an iPhone 5) and I love it. It’s solidly built, had a great camera and is really fast and lag free.

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