Nokia Lumia 1520 Price, Specs and Review 2014

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It seems that the smartphone market is going two separate directions, and lots of manufacturers are choosing sides.

Nokia seems to have taken its stance in the “bigger is better” crowd, and the new Nokia Lumia 1520 is a prime example. With it’s amazing screen, souped up storage capacity, and incredible camera, this smartphone is a force to be reckoned with, provided you have pockets or a purse large enough to transport it. Here are all the details on the Nokia Lumia 1520.

Pricing

For a full priced unlocked Nokia Lumia 1520, you will have to pay around $600. AT&T is currently the only provider who carries it, and you can grab one for $199.99 with a 2-year contract – not bad for a premium device. Look for the prices to go down the longer it is on the market.

Specs

• Device dimensions: 162.8 mm x 85.3 mm x 8.7 mm
• Device weight: 209 g
• Processor: Quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
• Display: 6 inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD
• Battery: 3400 mAh with wireless charging available
• OS: Windows Phone 8 with Lumia Black
• Memory: 32 GB internal with microSD slot capable of accepting 64 GB
• Camera: 20 MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics

Review

If you are looking for the fastest, biggest, baddest Windows phone on the market, you have found it in the Nokia Lumia 1520. With a surprisingly light weight for its size, this bad boy nevertheless packs quite a punch with an impressive feature set, including an unheard of 20 megapixel camera, massive storage capacity, and stellar display. Those seeking a device with one-handed operation are out of luck when it comes to the Lumia 1520, because it rests solidly in the phablet phone category.

There are a lot of great things about this phone, starting with its polarized ClearBlack Display. You will have no trouble seeing the screen details even in bright light. Movies, games, and text come to life on this screen, and Microsoft Office apps are easy to operate and use, thanks in part to the large size of the device. Another plus is the camera, which has some wonderful apps to match its stellar resolution. Choose Storyteller to map your photos and display them on a timeline. The wireless charging capability is great for those who like to grab their phones and go without worrying about inserting and removing tiny USB plugs.

While the Nokia Lumia 1520 is fantastic, it clearly is not the phone for everyone. You should skip it if you prefer one-handed operation or need ultraportability in your device, because this will not be slipping into anyone’s pocket. Also, it has a disappointing lack of voice assistance, so if this is a necessity, you should probably look at an iPhone or Samsung device instead. However, if you are devoted to Windows and find yourself using Office products frequently, the Lumia 1520 may just be your new best friend. It is a great alternative to the iPhone and Samsung weary crowd looking for something truly new and different.

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