- Aliqudsi , My Nokia Blog
The 1520 is without a doubt the best WP you can buy on the market today, and it’ll out-spec most of those androids as well...
- Jeffrey Van Camp , Digital Trends
Though too large for some, it’s the most powerful Windows Phone we’ve tested and a great reason to consider the platform.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a handheld powerhouse that has been repeatedly referred to by reviewers as the best Windows Phone released to date. TechnoBufallo's Todd Haselton rates the hardware as excellent, and GigaOM's Alex Colon says the software is "the best version of Windows Phone" ever made. Well worth your consideration says Eric Zeman of Phone Scoop.
The 1520 boasts a highly impressive list of specs including a full HD 6-inch IPS screen, a 20+ megapixel main camera, a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 3,400 mAh battery. It's "a lot of smartphone" says Dan Rowinksi of ReadWriteWeb.
Of course, there are flaws. As a phone, it's been deemed too big and unwieldy for the average user by The Guardian's Samuel Gibbs. Other reviewers including Matthew Miller of ZDNet seem to echo the sentiment, although they maintain that overall, it's still very much a winner.
If you're ready for an alternative to Apple and Android, the 1520 looks like a winner. It has an attractive price with a new two-year contract and plenty of powerful specs.
As Andrew Kameka of MobileBurn puts it, this mobile corrects all the past mistakes of Windows Phone models, and it provides an excellent way to dive into the new Windows ecosystem.
The Good: Amazing display quality, great camera, long battery life.
The Bad: Not pocket-friendly, lacks certain apps found on other platforms.
Reviews (8.3/10 Avg. rating)
One slab to rule them all
Nokia Lumia 1520 was launched on the market to offer Windows Phone fans an alternative in the phablet range. With this device, Nokia managed to cover two categories at the same time, phablet and flagship.
I truly believe that the few weak points that I found may be fixed by Microsoft in future software updates, which means the smartphone could remain competitive for years to come.
Unlike Android smartphone manufacturers which do seem to race for specs, Windows Phone handsets work very well on any type of chipset, and in most cases offer better results in day-to-day use... Full review
A Windows Phone of firsts
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a Windows Phone of firsts.
For a start, its sizeable 6in screen means it’s the first Windows Phone ‘phablet’ to hit the market and, more importantly, it’s also the first to pack a quad-core processor and a Full HD screen, putting it up there with the competition on core specs.
While there’s no denying the Lumia 1520 has its flaws, if you’ve ever been curious about Windows Phone this could well be the handset that finally pushes you to make the jump.
There really is a lot to love about it. It’s just a s... Full review
There's no PureView camera sensor but the first phablet with Windows Phone 8 is a fantastic smartphone
Without a doubt the best WP you can buy on the market today
Stellar hardware, with new software improvements
The Lumia 1520 has a polycarbonate unibody design prevalent among Lumia phones, and like the others features Corning Gorilla Glass 2 screen protection which covers the entire front of the device, including the three capacitive keys on the face. The keys in question are also status quo for Nokia smartphones with the leftmost key being the Back button, Windows Home button in the middle, with the Bing Search key on the other side.
The first 6-inch device to run on Windows Phone 8 operating system, and while Nokia, Microsoft, and third-party developers have been making great strides... Full review
One of the top Windows phones on the market today
The new HTC One/M8 moves onward from where the first generation model left off. The design, while mostly the same, sticks close to what made it popular. Likewise, HTC seems to have a decent employee or two in the software/UI department because Sense 6.0 is both a nice looking and functional skin. Considering most other manufacturer skins are absolute garbage, this isn’t something to be taken lightly. Moving forward, HTC really needs to keep the innovation ball rolling. Sense needs to continue to evolve and their hardware team needs to really think about the real next-gen design. Re-us... Full review
A future-proof smartphone that is quick, solid, boasts a great camera and very decent battery life
One of the largest phones on the market who can also get past or deal with the size
The Lumia 1520 is a fantastic device. The only big (no pun intended) drawback is its size. For a decent amount of people it is simply too big. And no matter how great the specs are or how awesome pictures might be, if using the device is a chore it’s not ever going to matter. For us, there definitely were some times where the size was annoying. A one-handed mode would have helped and somewhat similarly, the size could be even better utilized with some stylus features. But alas, nothing to be found.
For those wanting one of the largest phones on the market who can also get p... Full review
Incredible hardware and a massive screen
The 1520 is a marvellous device, full of top-of-the-range hardware that really pushes the boundaries of what you can do with a Windows Phone, and that is probably its biggest downfall - there is so much power, and has such a beautiful large screen, but neither of these are truly explored. Outside of the larger Start Screen, the experience is pretty much your standard Windows Phone 8 experience.
That's not to say that it's not worth experiencing though. The camera is absolutely fantastic and perhaps the only one that could best it is the 1020. The screen is sharp, clear and ideal... Full review
A device that merges into every life situation of its user
Nokia has successfully entered the phablet sector with its Lumia 1520. It convinces with its excellent build, and its very good screen. The camera also belongs to the better ones in the smartphone division, and stands out with its diverse functions and raw data support. Another highlight is the good GPS receiver that works exceptionally precise.
There is not much criticism for the 6 inch phablet. One port that supports video transmission would have been welcome though. It is also too bad that the Finnish manufacturer still use USB 2.0, considering that the current 3.0 standard wo... Full review
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