Nokia Lumia 1520 review in pictures


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Nokia's largest smartphone till date, Lumia 1520 boasts many firsts for both Nokia and Microsoft's Windows Phone OS. But how well does it fares in real life? Here's our review in pictures.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 review in pictures

  1. 1. Nokia Lumia 1520 Review in pictures
  2. 2. Nokia has pulled out all the stops • Massive 6-inch screen with full HD resolution • 20MP PureView snapper • Snapdragon 800 processor under the hood, with 2GB of RAM • 32GB internal storage, with option to add more • Solid build. Available in red, black, yellow and white • Supports wireless charging
  3. 3. Supersized Windows Phone experience… • Latest Black update with enhancements, plus double-tap to wake and Glance screen updates for notifications • Additional column for live tiles on the start screen • Bevy of signature Nokia experiences to enhance usage
  4. 4. … on a massive, gorgeous display • The full HD 6-inch screen with ClearBlack tech offers a pixel density of 368ppi • Great viewing angles and good sunlight legibility • Very crisp and produces natural colours • Supports super sensitive touch for use with gloved hands
  5. 5. Open your windows… • Facebook, Twitter baked right in • Skype, WhatsApp, Evernote, Zite – all basics covered • MS Office for productivity on the go • SkyDrive cloud storage, with 7GB offered for free
  6. 6. …and let the apps come in • Instagram has finally landed on WP. Still in beta though • Other popular ones like Vine and Path have also arrived • The WP app ecosystem is shaping up well
  7. 7. Still missing in action, but… • Still no official clients for Dropbox and Pocket • The biggest gap is Google’s suite of apps – so no official Gmail, Maps, Hangouts or Drive • WP still lacks a unified notification centre
  8. 8. … Nokia experiences sweeten the deal • Smorgasbord of Nokia signature apps, all very useful and compelling – MixRadio: free streaming and music downloads – Here Drive+: free voice navigation – Here Maps: offline maps – Nokia Transit: public transport travel made easy
  9. 9. Nokia continues to make WP more compelling • New additions by Nokia add to the experience – App Folder lets you place fave apps and settings in folders that can be pinned to the start screen – Nokia Beamer allows sharing your screen with others over the web
  10. 10. Mega shooter spiced with features… • PureView tech crunched into a 20-megapixel sensor • Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash • Optical image stabilisation • Four microphones for capturing clear, and directional audio • Resulting in great shots and smooth video • One of the best smartphone cameras after its sibling, the Lumia 1020
  11. 11. … and apps • Nokia Camera gives immense control • Smart Camera captures sequence of images to enable best shot, motion shot and object removal • Nokia Refocus allows you to blur the foreground or background after shooting • ‘Lenses’ like Panorama and Cinemagraph add more features • HDR mode is missing, for some strange reason
  12. 12. Power at your fingertips… • Top-notch specs such as the Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB RAM flex their muscles • Super smooth performance
  13. 13. … with a battery that keeps up • The sealed 3,400mAh battery keeps up with the pace • The phablet lasts a full workday comfortably, even with heavy usage • May even stretch into the second day if your usage isn’t heavy
  14. 14. At a glance • 6-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 screen • 20MP PureView camera, 1.2MP front camera • 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor • 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD slot • 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7mm, 209g • Requires a nano-SIM • 3,400mAh battery • Dual-band 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi Channel Bonding • FM radio, wireless charging
  15. 15. Pros and cons + • • • • • • Gorgeous, high resolution screen Sturdy build Fast performance Super battery life Excellent shooter aided by compelling UI and apps Nokia’s signature apps • App options still relatively low on WP as compared to iOS and Android • Lack of Google apps and a unified notification centre may sour the deal • Requires connivance with the devil to buy
  16. 16. Pricing and verdict Yours for the princely sum of Rs 46,999 “The Nokia Lumia 1520 offers the best Windows Phone experience delivered so far. While it does involve making a few compromises on the ecosystem side of things, it’s a compelling buy for anyone looking for a worthy daily driver for work and play. A beast of a device no matter which way you look at it”