Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

United States (RM-938)     See other variants reviews Score: 8.3/10
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Nokia Lumia 1520 is a great phone launched back in the year 2013, counting with a high speed 2200 megahertz Quad-Core CPU, a big size 6 inches multi touch display, and two cameras, a 20 MP back camera and a 1.2 megapixels front side camera.

Nokia decided to equip this device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 system chip, packing a high speed Quad-Core processor speeding at 2.2 GHz and a large 2 GB of RAM memory. Graphic intensive apps usually uses lots of processing time, so the Lumia 1520 counts with an extra 450 megahertz Adreno 330 GPU to help handle those graphic tasks. The Nokia Lumia 1520 has an amazing 32 GB internal storage memory and a slot for external memory cards, enough to store tons of apps, games, pictures and videos without even thinking about how much storage capacity is left.

This cellphone is very slim and practical, with a thickness of just 0.34". This cellphone is only 6.41 inches long, but it still manages to hold a 6" screen. This device is much lighter than what you expect from a phone like this. Nokia offers this phone in lots of color variations, black, yellow, red and white.

This cellphone is equipped with two cameras, a 20 megapixels back-facing camera and a 1.2 mega-pixels front-facing camera. This phone also shoots 1920x1080 Full HD videos at 30 frames per second. Additionally, the camera counts with lots of amazing features: auto-focus, flash, fast burst mode, face detection shooting, optical image stabilization and geo tagging.

This cellphone is equipped with a incredible 6" screen with a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, which makes everything look beautiful and brightful. Its screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, with a very high 600 candela/m2 brightness and is multi-touch enabled.

This phone packs a 3400 mAh high capacity Li-Ion non-removable battery, enough to provide this phone with a marvelous battery life. According to Nokia, the Lumia 1520 has an aproximate talk time of 27.4 hours and a stand by time of 768 hours. An issue to evaluate is that the Lumia 1520's battery is not removable so you can't buy a new battery when it begins to get older, although with this big battery you will probably buy a new cellphone before it becomes an issue.

This phone features wi-fi connectivity (which it can provide to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE fast data connection and also HSPA+ internet connection, that is a lower speed 4G technology or fast 3G connectivity, over HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. The Lumia 1520 works with a Nano SIM card to connect to GSM networks.

The Nokia Lumia 1520 also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (provides communication with other phones, computers and accessories), GPS (Global Positioning System) and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

Nokia offers the Lumia 1520 for only $ 255, which is an incredible price comparing with similar phones. No matter if you you love taking photographs, want a social cellphone, are looking for a gaming phone or need a work cellphone, you will probably love this cellphone. This device comes with Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Quick guide, SIM Door Key, Nokia Headset WH-208 and Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Windows Phone 8
Variant:United States
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Also Known As:Nokia Bandit, Nokia RM-937
Product code:RM-938
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:$ 255.00


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


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 type:Li-Ion
Capacity:3400 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes
Stand-by Time:768 hours
Talk Time:27.4 hours


Back camera:20 megapixels
    Focal length:26mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.4 inches (1/2.5")
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


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA and GSM

Other Features

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