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.
What the Critics Are Saying...
- Cosmin Vasile, Softpedia
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 softwa...
- Kob Monney, What Hi-Fi
The best Windows Phone on the market, but there are still a few quirks.
- Chris Finnamore, Expert Reviews
Nothing particularly ground-breaking, just a very, very competent Windows Phone phablet.
- 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...
- Joe Devanesan, Mobile88
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 smar...
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Nokia backs up the Lumia 1520 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
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Manuals / User Guides
- Nokia Lumia 1520 Manual (PDF)
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