Nokia have managed to produce an extremely popular range of Windows Phone devices with the Lumia brand and the Lumia 1020 certainly drew a lot of attention last year when that launched with its whopping 40MP camera.
Eager to break in to that interesting “phablet” market, Nokia announced the Lumia 1520 late in 2013. Since then the 1520 has turned out to be pretty popular for those wishing to combine the size of a tablet with the functionality of a phone while not wanting to carry two devices.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 has a glorious 6-inch full HD IPS LCD screen that really does look the business. Couple that with the 2.2GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB of on-board storage, the specification starts to add up and throwing in a 20MP camera doesn’t hurt either!
As always, I’m kicking off with the unboxing and hands-on video before we crack on with the review.
Special thanks to Clove Technology for our review unit.
Nokia Lumia 1520 specification:
- 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G Network: LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
- Dimensions: 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm, 120.3 cc (6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 in)
- Weight: 209 g (7.37 oz)
- Display: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 6.0 inches (~367 ppi pixel density), Corning Gorilla Glass 2
- 3.5mm jack
- Dolby Headphone sound enhancement
- microSD, up to 64 GB
- Internal Memory: 16 GB/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
- microUSB v2.0
- Primary Camera: 20 MP, Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash, check quality, 1080p@30fps, video light, stereo sound rec.
- Secondary Camera: Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps
- OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black
- Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
- CPU: Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400
- FM radio
- GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery (BV-4BW)