Nokia Lumia 1520 – Display, Camera, Processor, Specs Review (Everything you need to know)

Alex Bezeau October 23, 2013 0

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Today we check out the specs and features of the Nokia Lumia 1520, the new phablet that was recently unveiled at the Nokia event in Abu Dhabi. The Lumia 1520 is the best that Nokia has to offer in terms of hardware and runs on the best software that Microsoft has to offer.

Since the time rumors about this new phablet started surfacing on the Internet, a number of consumers have been waiting to check out this device first hand. We suggest that you should definitely do so and also take a look at the different specs and features offered by the phablet.

With the Nokia Lumia 1520, Nokia might finally make the come back that everyone expects. The Lumia 1520 is officially the most powerful smartphone in the Lumia series but is capable enough to take on the best in the market.

Nokia Lumia 1520

Lumia 1520 wireless charging

DISPLAY
The Nokia Lumia 1520 has a 6-inch full HD ClearBlack IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display. The display on the Lumia 1520 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and comes with a number of added features including High Brightness Mode, Sunlight readability, Super sensitive touch and more. The phablet has a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 367 ppi (pixel per inch).

HARDWARE
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is equipped with one of the most powerful mobile chipset available in the market, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. The Lumia 1520 is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 GPU and has 2GB of RAM.

With a hardware configuration this powerful and loaded, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is sure to set some new records and definitely outperform every previous Nokia Lumia smartphone.

OPERATING SYSTEM
The Nokia Lumia 1520 runs on the latest operating system that Microsoft has to offer. So the Lumia 1520 runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Amber (i.e. Windows Phone 8 with the latest updates).

This new operating system brings a lot of new and cool features to the Windows platform and we are sure that Windows fans and consumers are going to love every bit of it. The increased display size also allows for a better and clearer Tiles layout.

STORAGE
The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with 32GB of internal storage only, there is no other option available, at least not for now. And in addition to this large amount of internal storage space, the Lumia 1520 has a microSD card slot using which consumers can expand storage by up to 64GB as and when they want.

So it is really good to see that Nokia has taken care of one of the most important features that consumers have been looking forward to – storage expansion!

CAMERA
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is equipped with one of the best smartphone cameras ever. The Lumia 1520 has a 20MP primary camera that comes along with a long list of features and specialties.

So on the back of the device is the 20MP PureView camera. This camera comes loaded with features including Carl Zeiss lens, Optical Image Stabilization, autofocus and dual-LED flash. With a camera this good, we doubt if Lumia 1520 consumers will ever feel the need to carry another device for photo and video recording. The Lumia 1520 has a 1.2MP secondary camera that allows you to record 720p videos.

BATTERY
Nokia has definitely set a new benchmark for battery capacity in its Lumia series of smartphones with the Lumia 1520. The Nokia Lumia 1520 is equipped with a high capacity 3400mAh battery. The battery is non-removable and of Li-Ion type.

On regular basis, the Lumia 1520 battery is expected to give up to 28 hours of talk time on 2G and up to 25 hours of talk time on 3G. You can also expect a total standby time of up to 768 hours.

With this high capacity battery, consumers will have to worry less about their phablet draining out of juice and can completely focus on the work at hand. And yes, did we tell you that the Lumia 1520 comes with wireless charging, well yes it does!

DIMENSIONS and WEIGHT
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a big smartphone, hence called a phablet. So it has to be big and weigh big. But once you get used to the device, you wont be worried about its dimensions or weight.

The dimensions of the Lumia 1520 are 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm and the device weighs about 209 grams.

COLOR OPTIONS and PRICE
Like every other Lumia smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 1520 will also be available in a variety of cool and lively color options. You are free to choose from yellow, red, white, and black.

The Lumia 1520 is definitely a powerhouse of a device and you have to spend a good amount of money if you want to own one. The Lumia 1520 has been priced at $749 before taxes and subsidies, and we expect the phablet to be available for $299 with a two-year contract.

CONCLUSION
Well this is really going to be an easy part for us because we are really happy with the Nokia Lumia 1520. Nokia has taken great care to ensure that the phablet has every feature desired by a consumer who is ready to pay for it.

Being a phablet, the Lumia 1520 has a large enough screen, crisp clear display, and the best chipset available, an excellent camera, high capacity internal storage and microSD card support. These are just few of the specs and features; the list could go on.

So all in all, the Lumia 1520 shines and comes out as a winner! If you are Windows Phone consumer, then this is the dream phablet you have been waiting for from a long time. If price is not the issue for you, you can go ahead and buy the device straight away. But if you are low on budget and would still prefer to get your hands on one of these phablets, you can also check out the subsidized rates offered by carrier companies.

Here is a specifications chart of the Nokia Lumia 1520:

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