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Nokia Lumia 1520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1908 reviews of Nokia Lumia 1520. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably, but views about the reception and reliability are different.

usability, performance, size, screen, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 1520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 1520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance and size. The screen and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability.

portability, usability, screen, size, performance

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 1520 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (Windows, 32GB) (discontinued by manufacturer)Nokia Lumia 1520 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (Windows, 32GB) (discontinued by manufacturer)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 1520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 796 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and portability. The performance and screen also get good feedback, but the reception and reliability get less positive opinions.

usability, screen, performance, portability, camera

reliability, reception

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 1520 GSM Unlocked RM-937 4G LTE 16GB Windows 8 Smarphone - Black - International Version No WarrantyNokia Lumia 1520 GSM Unlocked RM-937 4G LTE 16GB Windows 8 Smarphone - Black - International Version No Warranty

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nokia Lumia 1520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1520 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and performance. The screen and battery are also mentioned favorably.

battery, screen, performance, camera

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 1520 White Factory Unlocked LTE - International VersionNokia Lumia 1520 White Factory Unlocked LTE - International Version

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520 review: Finnish fable

 

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is just like the rest of the premium Lumia smartphones we've seen, but bigger and faster. The advanced imaging and the custom app selection by Nokia will make the difference against Android phablets...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Brad Molen (engadget.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520 review: the best Windows Phone device yet

 

Windows Phone has never looked this good. The latest update to Microsoft's mobile operating system, known as Update 3, added support for 1080p displays,

Vibrant display ; Top-of-the-line hardware ; Great imaging experience ; Solid build quality

Can be uncomfortable to hold ; 6-inch display may be too big for some

The Lumia 1520 offers a Windows Phone experience unlike any we've seen before. With its top-notch hardware, fantastic imaging and constantly improving firmware, this is by far our favorite WP8 device.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Wired (wired.com)

Phabulous

 

Phablets demand a certain level of commitment from their users. Straddling the line between a smartphone and a tablet also means having to deal with inherent trade-offs that come with these larger-screened devices — things like reduced pocketability...

Amazing camera with a bunch of dedicated apps. Outstanding audio recording. Bright, vivid screen makes for a nice outdoor viewing experience

Slightly bigger than other 6-inch screen phablets. Polycarbonate body feels cheap. Design doesn’t stand out. At all

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Sascha Segan, Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520 (AT&T)

 

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a gigantic smartphone with an excellent camera, but it's just plain too much phone for most people.

Beautifully built. Spectacular camera. Clear screen. Excellent music quality. Elegant interface.

Camera's rather slow. Comically huge. In the end, just a big phone.

Obviously, the camera is a big deal here. So let's get to that.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

 

Bigger isn't always better, but in Nokia's case, it is. The 6-inch Lumia 1520 for AT&T is the fastest Windows Phone ever made. Slimmer and lighter than you'd expect for a supersize handset, the 1520 brings home the goods: a huge 1080p HD display, a...

Nokia's Lumia 1520 delivers a large, glare-fighting screen, a fast processor, plenty of storage, and a strong 20-megapixel camera for the same on-contract price as a smaller premium phone.

Its size makes one-handed operation difficult, and call quality was muddier than on most Nokia phones. Limited voice dictation and voice assistance in the OS hobbles its usefulness as a phablet.

Though it lacks some features found in its big phone rivals, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a great buy for Windows Phone fans seeking a supersize smartphone with premium hardware.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

 

Three years ago, Nokia shipped over 110 million smartphones worldwide. None had a display larger than 3.5 inches. Today the company moves far fewer smartphones, every single one of them with a...

Screen is beautiful ; Solid build quality ; Speedy performance

Windows Phone doesn’t take advantage of the big screen ; No HD content from Xbox Video ; Slow camera

The Lumia 1520 is a prime example of when bigger isn't always better

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nokia 1520

 

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a upper tier Windows smartphone designed to work with the AT&T cellular network. It can be purchased with or without a two-year contract. It boasts a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, a ginormous (technical term) 6.0-inch...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520

 

The supersizing trend has finally hit Finland. Nokia is going large with the Lumia 1520, a Windows Phone 8 device sporting a massive 6-inch 1080p display. But that's not the only big thing about this phone. The handset features a 20-megapixel camera...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

 

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the largest Windows Phone to date, but should it be your next big purchase?

Extremely long battery life; Large and crisp display; Excellent 20-MP camera; Zippy Snapdragon 800 processor; Affordable

Hard to hold with one hand; Limited app selection

The mega-sized Nokia Lumia 1520 delivers a big 6-inch 1080p screen, excellent camera, fast CPU and very long battery life in an affordable, but large package.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

 

Phablets have been on the rise over the past few years as companies have been scrambling to catch the category Samsung essentially created when they released the Galaxy Note back in 2011. Since then, we've seen phablets from LG, HTC […]

Nokia.

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3400
Battery performance:3400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BV-4BW
Browsing time:13.6
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13.6
Continuous audio playback time:124
Continuous video playback time:10.8
Standby time (2G):768
Standby time (3G):768
Talk time (2G):27.4
Talk time (3G):25.1
Wireless Charging:Y

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer:No / Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Digital Zoom:2
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.2
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 4000 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 4000, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 3200, 4000, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):20 / 20.7
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.5
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20 / 20.7
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.2
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 960 / 1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Certificates

Body SAR:0.2
Body SAR (EU):0.2
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: No
Head SAR:0.64
Head SAR (EU):0.64
RoHS compliance: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Yellow / Red / White / Yellow
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:368
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:No / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AMR, ASF, eAAC+, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AMR, HE-AAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / 3GPP, ASF, M4A, MP3, WMA / 3GPP, ASF, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / MP3
Document formats supported:doc, pdf, ppt, xls / DOC, PDF, XLS
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPEG XR / EXIF, JPG / JPEG XR / JPG
Speakers:Mono / Stereo
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV / AVC, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,H.263,H.264,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4,WMV / AVC,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, FR / AMR-NB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSUPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-SIM, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, WEP, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail,YouTube
Java technology: Yes
Phonebook capacity:99999
Ringer type:MP3
Total Storage Capacity:32
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:AC / AC, Audio (3.5mm) / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8 / Windows Phone 8.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Shortcuts / Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:800
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor model:800

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8 / Windows Phone 8.1
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, YouTube
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.343
Height:6.42
Weight:7.37
Width:3.36