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Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

(RM-937)     See other variants reviews Score: 8.3/10
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Nokia Lumia 1520 is an impressive cellphone launched back in 2013, featuring a great 2200 MHz Quad-Core processing unit, an enormous 6 inches multi-touch screen, and two cameras, a 20 MP back side camera and a 1.2 mega-pixels front-facing camera.

This phone has an amazing design, with a thickness of just 0.34". Even though this phone just has 6.41 inches long and 3.36 inches wide, it manages to contain a 6" display. Nokia offers this phone in multiple color variations: black, yellow, red and white. Nokia did a really good job making this device weight just 7.37 oz.

Nokia packed this phone with a completely amazing 6" screen, and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), providing this device with a unique image quality. Its screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, with a brightness of 600 candela/m2 and can detect multi touch gestures.

This phone is equipped with an extremely powerful 2.2 GHz Quad-Core CPU, included in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chip and a large 2 GB RAM. To collaborate with graphic rendering, it also has an Adreno 330 GPU ticking at 450 megahertz. A key advantage of the Nokia Lumia 1520 is its 32 GB big internal storage and a slot for an external memory card, which allows the user to store hundreds of apps without thinking about filling it.

The Lumia 1520 has two cameras, a 20 MP back side camera and a 1.2 MP front facing camera. It is capable of filming 1920x1080 Full HD videos at 30 frames per second. Additionally, the camera counts with multiple cool features: flash, auto-focus, fast burst mode, face detection shooting, optical image stabilization and geo tagging.

This phone includes wifi capability (and it can be provided to other devices acting as a router), 4G LTE high speed connectivity and also HSPA+ internet connection, which is a slower 4G variation or 3G fast connectivity, using HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This phone uses a Nano SIM card for GSM services.

This phone uses an incredible 3400 mAh Li-Ion non-replaceable battery that can keep it running for many hours without charging it. This phone has an aproximate 768 hs stand by time and a 27.4 hours talk time. An issue to evaluate is that this cellphone's battery is non-removable so you can't buy a new battery when it starts losing capacity, though with such a great capacity you will probably discard this cellphone before it happens.

This cellphone also comes with some interesting features like Bluetooth (for communication with other devices and accessories), GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your device close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Nokia offers the Lumia 1520 for only 305 dollars, which is really cheap comparing with similar cellphones. If you are looking for a cellphone majorly for internet broswing and social networks, need a work cellphone, are looking for a gamer cellphone or want this cellphone to take lots of pictures, you will probably be very pleased with this cellphone. If you buy this phone you also receive Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, SIM Door Key, Nokia Headset WH-208 and Quick guide.





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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:Nokia
Operating System (OS):Windows Phone 8
Variant:See other variants reviews
Product code:RM-937
Dimensions:6.41 x 3.36 x 0.34 inchesMetric16.28 x 8.53 x 0.86 cmImperial
Weight:7.37 ouncesMetric208.94 gImperial
Colors:Black, Red, White and Yellow
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Accessories:Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Quick guide, SIM Door Key
Release date:2013-10-22
Price:$ 305.00

Display

Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:6 inchesMetric15.2 cmImperial
Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:367 pixels per inchMetric144.49 pixels per cmImperial
Brightness:600 cd/m2
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Processor:Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2200 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (800 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 330 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)

Battery

Battery type:Li-Ion
Removable:No
Capacity:3400 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes
Stand-by Time:768 hours
Talk Time:27.4 hours

Camera

Back camera:20 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.40
    Focal length:26mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.4 inches (1/2.5")
    Flash:Yes
Front camera:1.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging and Optical Image Stabilization

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
GPS:Yes
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor