When the Nokia Lumia 1520 was unveiled in Abu Dhabi at the Nokia World, it got mixed reactions from the crowd. Admittedly, it looks premium and very impressive on its spec sheet. But in terms of performance, can it deliver the best that the consumer needs? For the information of all, this phablet is the first for both the companies of Microsoft and Nokia. It will also be the flagship device for the latest and updated version of the Windows mobile operating system. For the consumers who are interested, Windows store offers it at $549 for the unlocked version. If you want a less expensive handset, you can also check out AT&T’s own mobile network plans.
At first glance, we already noticed how slim the Nokia Lumia 1520 is. It measures 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm and weighs only 209 grams. If you compare it to other phablets from other brands, this one is impressively sleek and smart. As a Nokia handset, it also has different color options that consumers can choose when they buy their device. Essentially, the handset is available in red, black, white and yellow. On the other hand, most of the rectangular space of the Lumia 1520 is consumed by its large screen. For most people, this is a good thing. With 6 inches of diagonal screen size, this handset comes with 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution which is useful when streaming online content, playing high-definition games and reviewing photos. Speaking of which, the Lumia 1520 also has a 20 MP camera– which is slightly protruded at the back. It has its own dual LED flash which Nokia used to replace the Xenon flash that it incorporated for the Lumia 1020.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 will be shipped with the updated Windows Phone operating system. It means that it will contain more applications than the previous handsets of the Lumia family. For instance, it will have a camera application called Refocus which has the ability to shift the focus on the photo after the user took the shot. Unfortunately, Refocus along with the other new applications were not enough to convince the consumers about Nokia’s entire user interface. It had already been said before and we will say it again. The Windows Phone still has confusing icons on the screen and it has no on-screen button which can toggle between its two cameras at the front and back.
If you can live with the few disadvantages of the Nokia Lumia 1520, it can be a reasonable phablet for you. With a great camera and hardware, it can cater services with premium quality and speed.
What do you think is the best feature of the Nokia Lumia 1520?