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Nokia Lumia 1520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 578 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and design. The usability and camera are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the apps and features. There are some mixed opinions about the price.

screen, camera, usability, design, battery

features, apps

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 1520

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 70 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 1520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, portability, design, screen, durability

price, reliability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia DT-601 Wireless Charging Plate for Lumia 820/920/925/1020 and 1520 - RedNokia Lumia 1520 Low Profile PU Leather Wallet Case / Cover / Pouch / Holster with Viewing Stand - Black By CovertNokia Protective Case Cover for Nokia Lumia 1520 - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 1520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 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.

screen, usability, camera, design, portability

features, apps

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 1520, Black 16GB (AT&T)Nokia Lumia 1520, Red 16GB (AT&T)Nokia Lumia 1520, Yellow 16GB (AT&T)

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Nokia Lumia 1520: The best Lumia yet needs very deep pockets

 

The Nokia Lumia 1520 marks an important milestone for Windows Phone 8 as it comes with many firsts for the platform. One of the biggest is Nokia's shift to a larger display and we feel they might have over done it a bit. There's also sibling rivalry...

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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 […]

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Nokia Lumia 1520 review

 

Nokia may have sold its phone business to Microsoft, but it's not going out without a bang. Now available on AT&T, the Lumia 1520 is the most powerful Windows Phone we've ever used, and the first phablet to arrive for the platform. If you like...

Full HD screen ; Extra space for more Live Tiles ; Fast, powerful processor ; Great 20-megapixel camera ; MicroSD card support ; Great battery life

Size will be too large for many ; Stereo speakers would be nice ; Windows Phone may be a turn off

Nokia may be calling it quits, but this is its best phone yet. Though too large for some, it’s the most powerful Windows Phone we’ve tested and a great reason to consider the platform.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 (AT&T)

 

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

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

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

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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

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Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

 

You're to blame for the vast Nokia Lumia 1520. “Make a phablet” we kept asking Nokia, “give us a big Windows Phone to compete with the Galaxy Note.” That Nokia – and Microsoft – went off to the drawing board and returned with a hand-dominating 6-inch...

For the moment, there’s no other Windows Phone that offers the same power and display resolution as the Lumia 1520. Give it some time, though, and other devices will catch up, leaving the key reason to opt for the 6-inch Nokia being its vast screen....

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AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 review: Beast of a phone, but not the best

 

Summary: Nokia's massive 6-inch Windows Phone is available this week and includes all the best specs allowed by Microsoft. However, AT&T made some design trade-offs that detract from the overall value.

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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.

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Nokia Lumia 1520

 

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.

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Nokia Lumia 1520

 

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.

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

As of this writing, the $99 Lumia 1520 is about $25 more expensive than the Galaxy Mega, but the small premium is more than worth it. For less than $100, you're getting a massive 6-inch 1080p display, a superb camera, LTE speeds, and more than 11 hours...

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