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Nokia Lumia 1520 is first with assertive display: watch it easily beat Galaxy Note 3's screen

0. phoneArena 24 Oct 2013, 06:18 posted on

Nokia unveiled its first phablet, the Lumia 1520, two days ago and one of its key features is the sharp and vibrant 6-inch 1080 x 1920 pixel screen…

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posted on 24 Oct 2013, 22:34 1

104. vincelongman (Posts: 4436; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

I don't trust this video, because at 0:42 its pitch black, but you still can't really read the Note 3's screen, they could have easily rigged it.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 23:08 3

105. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

makes no sense responding no sammy friends on here want to hear their phone not the top no more

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:35 4

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 21309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Sammitesnwill not stand for this. Eclipsegsx to the rescue.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:40 7

8. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I'll give credit to where it's due. Not bad at all.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 07:07

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 21309; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

What do u think about the 1520?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:22 3

41. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:49 4

49. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)

2520 is DOA. 1520 is pretty damn amazing, but carrier exclusive (AT&T) is what's stopping the phone from selling more than it should.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 09:04

55. joey_sfb (Posts: 5744; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Nokia bought over by Microsoft saga make it a wait and see. Besides windows mobile is not as compelling as android or iOS.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:46

120. JPDVM2014 (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

You mean Windows Phone....android is pretty much Windows Mobile next-gen...

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:41 4

9. Jehovah (Posts: 69; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)

Nokia has a great product, but needs to work harder on distribuition. I fear the 1520 will only reach Brazil around march 2014 (if we took the time the 920 needed to get here as basis for this guess).

By this time, it will already have to face the S5 or the next 10 flagships-like devices Samsung has on the making.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 06:43 11

11. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)

Lumia 1520 killing the note 3.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 07:09 8

19. saffant (Posts: 274; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)

Just no.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 07:28 5

24. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)

Pray harder.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 07:46 4

29. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

See the 9.8 user review score next to the Note III, the best ever on this site?

Well someone prayed hard cause the 2nd coming is here, and it has an S-Pen!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:14 6

37. noler (Posts: 323; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)

I did not say that note 3 is a bad device just that the 1520 is better.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 12:15

88. Tamer81 (Posts: 37; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

I can see it alright, see through the biased reviews made by you and your kin. Scored a 10 on camera? Really? That will make the NL1520 score an 11 and the 1020 a 12. Display 10? NL1520 gets an 11 there as well. Battery 10? Make that 11 for the 1520. No lag you say huh. Try filling up your phone with apps and vids and music, see if it's still as lagproof then! My spouse has an SGS3 and it's far from lagproof. Time to take off your Google Goggles (or glasses whatever) folks! Yes the OS is different. WP8 is lacking some (okay a bunch) of apps but Android is ,issing some as well compared to WP8 especially the Nokia apps. Both OS'es are far from perfect. Which one is better is just based on your personal preference. I like WP8, you like Android or iOS. Nut the Lumia 1520 is top notch and you just have to admit that!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 07:46 3

30. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 674; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)

Let's wait and see how much killing the 1520 actually does after it comes out. Its an awesome device there's no denying that, but its the first of its kind. It has to prove its worth as a WP8 phablet in the market before it would be killing N3. Not only are Notes the only phablets that millions of people are familiar with, but they're also the most feature packed IMO.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:41

47. HouTexan (Posts: 439; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)

I think you should be the one praying, seeing as that the Note III is "big man on campus". The 1520 is cool, but it ain't the note III.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 07:13 3

20. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

This ain't about nokia being android. A win is a win!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 07:14

21. Doppiadi (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)

This is innovative and can truly improve everyday smartphone/tablet usage, I hope other companies will get on board.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 07:35

26. JDogg5281 (Posts: 64; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

If only it was on more carriers........Nokia you will learn sooner or later

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 12:01

86. Beijendorf (Posts: 340; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

I think the take-home message here is "Don't sign multi-year deals for exclusives with carriers just to get some short-term money flow".

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:06 2

36. sonisoe (Posts: 411; Member since: 06 May 2009)

lumia 1520 is overall the best smartphone design...the design itself is beautiful, bazels are thin, screen is gorgeous...am tempted to buy this as my second handset to my htc one...

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:17 2

38. poping (unregistered)

note 3 for me...

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:20 3

39. taojj (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)

Wondering where the Samsung fan girls are hiding???

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:20 3

40. amasog (Posts: 346; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)

"...will we see it on other smartphones?"

Of Course!! SAMSUNG WILL COPY IT for sure!

Remember the supersensitive touch on NL920?

Samsung copied it!!!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 09:38 2

66. Klamba92 (Posts: 210; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

I understand what you are saying but this is something every manufacture should do, everyone should be allowed to use this, it's great for consumers!

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 09:54

121. JPDVM2014 (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

Yep, I love Windows Phone, but saying others are "copying" for taking something like this is ridiculous. Everyone needs to be able to use this, as well as the super-sensitive screen. Complain if they take GUI elements or something.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:28

43. jb4674 (Posts: 145; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

I'm surprised that the big three (Apple, Goole and Microsoft) haven't figured out a way to sell their Mobile OS offerings separately so that it can work with flagship devices such as the Lumia 1020, 1520, Sony Xperia Z (and all its variants), Motorola Droids, iPhones, etc.

People would pay money to have this kind of flexibility if they decided one day that they wanted to try iOS or Droid instead of WP, for example.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 10:05

70. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1522; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)

Android is free and can be done in theory... In practice is difficult because part of the code in the phone, the equivalent of the "drivers" is propietary and the OEMs don't disclose it. So don't blame the big three, it's the OEMs who don't allow you do to so.
But I would love to see it.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:34 1

44. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Bring it on worldwide...Globally release it soon...

Nokia is best...

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 08:35 1

45. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Whoa L1520 taking over!!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 09:02 1

54. McLTE (Posts: 822; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

so.. every pixel is tweaked?

This is HORRIBLE for people that are concerned about display accuracy. If you are a photographer and want to use the phablet to review or show photos, you have no confidence that what you see is what you shot.

Still pretty cool technology though.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 09:40

67. Beijendorf (Posts: 340; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

It's not horrible, as it's meant to actually give you a better and fully viewable display even in strong lighting conditions. It's more of a photographers dream since you can see the image details even in bright sunlight. Colours can be tweaked in editing programs later.

And knowing Nokia, they'll probably give you some option to turn it off. We'll see once the reviews hits us. It's unlikely to give you worse colour representation than the horribly oversaturated displays that are on the markets today - something both AMOLED and LCD displays are guilty of due to consumer demand.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 09:08

57. Cellphonator12 (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Strange shadow on Nokia right under brand name on the left side, around 0:50 makes the screen edge look uneven, what's that and does that influence result?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 09:35 1

63. Beijendorf (Posts: 340; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

What are you talking about? The reflection? The fingerprint smudge?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 09:24 1

61. tgiffin (Posts: 4; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)

This test has no relevance to Android fans since they never leave their dark caves lit only by screens of their Samsung devices. Note 3 still has 60 nits advantage over Lumia 1520 and that is what matters to them!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 11:42

79. MojoDojo (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

For all you Samsung fans out there.
Dont be sad becuase Phonearena is bashing only the Note 3.
Here is a video where Nokia not only show Galaxy Note 3 but also iPhone 5/5s (dont know which one). I hope it is a comfort to you that iPhone also lost to the beast.. :)

It's fun to see which video PhoneArena has chosen to show ...
Maybe they were hurt too much :)

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 11:57

85. MojoDojo (Posts: 102; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

Forgot to link the video :
Search "Nokia World Nokia Lumia 1520 daylight visibility demo" on Youtube.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 12:33

90. Beijendorf (Posts: 340; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

Not to mention this one, which includes Z Ultra, iPhone 5, Note 3 and 1520:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_YydAkhS-o

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 11:43

80. JS132 (Posts: 8; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)

I am not sure what Nokia is up to, but I had no problem reading the white text in the photo in direct sunlight on my Note 3. It didn't fade out at all like the text did on the Note 3 in the video.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 11:54 3

84. lifeyourlive (Posts: 126; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)

If nokia switched to stock optimized android, it could rule the world again, in month nobody would remember samsung, htc, sony

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 13:55

92. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

any phablet are better than not 3
htc nokia and sony are soooo far better

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 14:27

94. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)

Does it really matter that it has a great screen since it's running a crappy OS and is handcuffed to AT&T? Fail upon fail upon fail!

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 22:11 1

103. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

at the same time i enjoy wp8 and use at&t service. so to me that's win upon win upon win.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 23:13

106. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

I agree with dude I use att service so I am good to go, just gotta preorder this and let me note go to afterlife

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 15:46

96. harpdogg (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Why do I get the 120hz off and 120 hz on examples vibe from this. I am sure it makes a difference but this seem a little too dramatic.

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 17:29

99. orielwindow (Posts: 107; Member since: 23 Sep 2010)

How about assertively releasing this on more than one carrier?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 17:30 1

100. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

All of you WP haters are being sore looser.. There's plenty of Android news, plenty of great Android phones, plenty of everything Android.. Ya'll are pathetic❕... If you hate WP so much then why do you waist your time on WP related articles when you can be focusing on the vast Android ecosystem that you claim is so good❔.. I can't remember the last time I wasted my time making negative comments on a Android related article, about anything,,, because I don't care about Android, I love WP❕.. And, I prove it everyday by not hating in other platforms because I'm secure about my own... And, if you haters want to say that you are mad because Nokia isn't making Android devices, then that's the all time stupidest comment because at this point it's like continuously asking Apple to make a Android phone.. Its not going to happen, so grow the f❕❕❕ up, get over it, and go support your own platform instead of being on every WP article proving that WP is viable, and that it is a threat... And, any negative comments made about my comment are just the continued stupidity of people who are, selfish, sore, petty, biased, insecure, idiotic sh*ep.... Go ahead, say something else about WP and prove how pathetic you are..

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 21:23 1

102. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

Being one of those guys who always uses minimum brightness to save battery the super-dee-duper brighter AMOLED display on the Note 3 didn't impress me at all... Especially with the Pentile matrix...

Nokia, you gotta join us over here at Android... You're on point with the hardware but the OS just doesn't do it for me :(

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 23:17 1

107. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

when I came out and said the 1520 is in a league of its own no one believe me, I am glad the news are pouring out about it......Sammies are not going to be happy a phone dethrone their one and only Galaxy Note....its the cycle of life.....you cannot expect to be on top all the time

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 01:20 2

109. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

wow... seriously...

customization, rooting, overclocking, modding, etc is overrated

it is nice to have the option... and that is the ONLY good thing about android to me... options

wp8 just works... out of the box... no tweaking

on paper it needs a lot to be desired but paper specs and benchmarks mean nothing in actual real world experience

and that is where wp8 triumphs... while your droid is lagging... i am enjoying my device

and none of this no more lag nonsense... i own both a gs3 unrooted, unmoddified and a htc1x+ .... both are updated and both lag

i shouldnt have to clear a cache or reset my device just for it to be smooth or tweak the bejeezus out of it

i own a l920 that has only been reset twice... once to clear the other bug before amber and again to flash amber

it just works... cant say that about my droids

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:11

113. taikucing (unregistered)

+1 for you.
I'm an android user who want to jump ship to Nokia & WP.
I'm sick of random crashes, sudden reboot & memory cleaning everytime in android.
I'm frustating of finding good ROMs, installing new ROM.
And here maps is the best free map.

posted on 06 Nov 2013, 10:00

122. JPDVM2014 (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

My wife just switched from Android to a new Lumia 1020. She sent me a text this morning that said, "I love my phone. Android is stupid. I don't think I will ever have it again. I am officially a windows person." That pretty much sums it up for me. Android is great for power users, but for people that just want a phone that works, Windows Phone is great.

posted on 31 Oct 2013, 19:51

118. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

This is how a true phablet is done! Good job, nokia!
What is the meaning of a big screen if not to enjoy multimedia in any condition? Now you have the best outdoor visibility phone ever. Top notch hardware in a phablet that runs Windows Phone (already fluid enough), even if it had 512mb of ram it could run a good number of games without struggling. IPS LCD is IMO the best screen tecnology of the current ones, you get vibrant, but accurate colors, 178 degrees of maximum viewing angles (almost 180). Top notch battery life too, plus the fact that the assertive display eliminates the necessity of turning up the brightness when you need to use the phone outside your house....

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