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Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520
alaScore 92

1844 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1844 reviews of Nokia Lumia 1520. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The size and performance also get good opinions. Opinions 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. People really like the performance and size. The screen and usability also get good views, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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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)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. People are impressed by the camera and portability. The performance and screen also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the reception and reliability.

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. Reviews about the camera and performance are overall positive. The screen and battery also get good comments.

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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jon Mundy (techradar.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

 

Nokia goes big on specs, but can Windows Phone 8 keep up?

Great 1080p display ; Fine camera ; Solid build quality ; Surprisingly slim

Arguably too big ; WP8 feels unoptimised ; Lack of apps ; Lack of video store

Ratings in depth With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the LG G4, the smartphone war appears to have moved on from processor cores and camera megapixels and into the realm of screen inches and pixel density.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

 

The new Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet is big, bright and packing the pixels

Fantastic display ; Ultra fast ; Matte finish

Lack of optimisation ; Heavy ; Slow camera

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520 review - Pocket-lint

 

This is the best Nokia Lumia to date and certainly the best Windows Phone. That's owed to the new Windows Phone 8.1 OS, a stunning camera and accompanying

Excellent build, fantastic camera and options, beautiful screen, good battery life, Glance screen, Black OS will bring plenty more with it - including raw file capture from camera

Switching connections on and off is a pain, might be too big for some, could be missing a few apps you want

The Nokia Lumia 1520 has to be the best Windows Phone 8 handset on the market. It's certainly the best Lumia we've used to date. That's not just thanks to the reassuringly high quality build, but also thanks to the new Black OS.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 1520 review - Pocket-lint

 

Nokia has at last taken the wraps off its Lumia 1520 smartphone, previously known as the Bandit. It's the biggest handset Nokia has ever made, with the

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

 

Nothing particularly ground-breaking, but the Nokia Lumia 1520 is very good Windows Phone phablet

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia Lumia 1520

 

The best Windows Phone yet

Bright and very sensitive screen, Very good picture quality and RAW support, Super fast and easy to use, Has every conceivable feature possible

Heavy and cumbersome to use, Camera is slow, Panorama mode is rubbish

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Video: Nokia Lumia 1520 review - Windows phablet has top build quality, great camera and good looking screen

 

We thought the Galaxy Note 3 was a big phone but the Lumia 1520 eclipses it. The device isn't overly thick but it's difficult to hold and use because of how wide and tall it is. The size is the main draw back and the interface being scaled means the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

 

If you're in denial about 'phablets' then take a look at the Lumia 1520. With a 6in screen the handset has one inch on most flagship smartphone and is only the same amount smaller than tablets like the Nexus 7 and Tesco Hudl.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 has got so many things right including build quality, a great camera and a good looking screen. It's the best Windows Phone yet but software is still lacking and we just wish the darn thing was smaller because it's severely off...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

 

The biggest Windows Phone on the block has a stunning 6in screen and city-levelling processing power. But it's what it does with them that really counts [updated with video]

Massive, bright and clear display ; Impressive camera with fantastic low-light performance ; Bristling with power ; Top-notch build quality

Apps. Or rather, the lack of them ; No special treats to make the most of the big screen ; Camera can be slow to shoot

An outstanding piece of phablet hardware with a phenomenal screen, sorely hampered by Windows Phone's lack of apps

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 1520 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comparison review

 

Nokia has just announced its biggest Windows Phone 8 device yet: the six-inch Lumia 1520. How does it compare to Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, one of the most popular ‘phablets' of the moment? Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date, price and specs.

In some ways (not least of which is that we’ve not got our hands on the 1520) it’s too early to give concrete buying advice. However, on the other hand, the fact that the Note 3 runs Android is a big advantage over the Lumia 1520 which runs Windows...

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3400
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BV-4BW
Browsing time:13.6
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 13.6
Continuous audio playback time:124 / 95
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: Yes

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: Yes
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:25.4 / 2.5
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20 / 20.7
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 / 720p, 1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Yellow / Red / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:15.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:368
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:No / Yes
E-mail: Yes
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 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: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location: Yes
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:No / Yes
4G standards: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 / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Phonebook capacity:99999
Ringer type:MP3
Total Storage Capacity:32
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, Audio (3.5mm) / MICRO-USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: 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 (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: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

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 / 8.1 / 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
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.7
Height :16.3
Weight:206 / 209
Width:8.54