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7.3/10
Informr score
The Nokia Lumia 1320 currently has an Informr score of 7.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 22 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Bright, vibrant display colours
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Easily personalized

What's bad

  • Mediocre video viewing
  • Lackluster camera
  • Average hardware specs

The Nokia Lumia 1320 is Nokia's second foray into the ever-growing "phablet" market. It's a mid-range, more budget-friendly sibling of the Lumia 1520, both of which offer a Windows 8 experience and 6 inch screens.

Despite its relatively large size reviewers were impressed by the overall streamlined look and feel of the phone. TechRadar notes that the curved form allows the phone to "sit nicely in the hand without being too cumbersome." It's also customizable. Users can remove their original cover and replace it with one of their choice.

The 6 inch display offers 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, not full HD. While the display might not be good enough for multimedia "junkies," as Wired UK states, it does utilize Nokia's ClearBlack display technology which, according to Trusted Reviews, helps enhance the colors of the display with "bright, vibrant, rich hues."

Similar to its display, the 1320's other specs are also not headline-grabbing. Instead, it offers a modest 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and only 8GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 64GB thanks to a microSD slot. These specs won't top the benchmark test charts, however reviewers from TechRadar did not notice any significant lag or issues when starting up apps.

The rest of the phone falls comfortably in the middle of the road category. The 5 megapixel camera is lackluster when compared to the its sibling's 20 megapixel camera, however Pocket Lint mentions that the camera does take decent pictures and comes with a variety of Nokia smart camera apps.

The battery in the phone is the same as the one found in the 1520 and should, according to Nokia, offer 21 hours of talk time.

Overall, most reviewers aren't wowed by the Lumia 1320, but they do find it to be a fairly solid device despite its lackluster specs and camera. CNET argues that while the specs don't live up to the other phablets, the Windows 8 OS doesn't require high end specs and goes on to say that the 1320 is "a sweetheart of a deal."


Operating system
Windows Phone
Processor
1.7 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Know Your Mobile

An absurdly bulky and clumsy smartphone, as well a being rather ugly, and with low onboard storage.

- pbriden, Know Your Mobile
PC Pro

The Nokia Lumia 1320's size and weight mean it flouts the foundation of convenience and portability that the modern smartphone is built on. However, if you can get over that – and it's a big ask – the 1320 gets a great deal right. It's zippy, the screen is bright and punchy and the inclu...

- Bobby MacPherson, PC Pro
Coolsmartphone

At 6″ Lumia 1320 is pushing the boundaries of the term “phablet” with many people out there deciding that 6″ devices are just too damn big.

- James Pearce, Coolsmartphone
Expert Reviews

While the camera's by far its weakest point, it's a superb alternative to the considerably more expensive Lumia 1520 and we greatly prefer it to other Android phablets

- Katharine Byrne, Expert Reviews
Tech Advisor

With 'okay' performance and a good but not great screen, the Lumia 1320 still offers good value for money. It's certainly not the best handset on the market, but if you want a Windows Phone with a big screen, and you can't or don't want to stretch up to the faster 1520, you won't regret buying the L...

- Matt Egan, Tech Advisor


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Common Questions


Nokia released the Lumia 1320 on December 27, 2013.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia Lumia 1320 user manual here.


Nokia backs up the Lumia 1320 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Lumia 1320 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
6"

The Nokia Lumia 1320's screen size is 6 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.7 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Dual core 1.7 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3400mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3400 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 28 days standby time, 1500 minutes, 690 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Lumia 1320 Specs

Overview
Release date December 27, 2013
Regions available USA, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/2100 MHz
LTE:
800/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Dual core 1.7 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.47 W/kg
Body: 0.29 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3400 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 540 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 690 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1500 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 28 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Orange, Black, White, Yellow
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.4 x 8.6 x 1.0 cm (6.5 x 3.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 220 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 245 pixels
Size 6 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Yahoo! Mail, Outlook Mobile, Gmail, Office 365, Nokia Mail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
4x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, ISO, Night mode, Panorama, White balance, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Self-portrait
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, eAAC+, eAAC, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA Pro, WMA, M4A, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, LINE, WeChat, SkyDrive, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps -
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