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Nokia Lumia 1520 specs review and sensor size comparison

0. phoneArena 22 Oct 2013, 07:25 posted on

All the good things we heard about it turned out real, and then some, but the handset also marks a watershed moment for Windows Phones, as it ushers them in the world of quad-cores and huge 1080p screens, which has been an Android domain so far...

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posted on 22 Oct 2013, 07:39 16

1. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Now here comes nokia with big bang..........

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:47

12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5611; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I am curious how everything comes together. The camera is certainly a high point. Hopefully the 4 HAAC microphones step up and do their thing.

But the biggest problem for Nokia is the stupid carrier exclusive in the U.S. Nokia could have the best smartphone of 2013, and they will still not sell as many as they would if the 1520 were available across all major carriers.

Carrier exclusive = Extreme Stupidity

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 10:01

18. greyhulk (Posts: 116; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


I would be happy if the camera took fast pictures, on par with the iPhone 5s, but that may be asking too much. My one gripe on the 1020 was the slow shot-to-shot time.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 11:52

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5611; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


True that on the shot-to-shot lag. Maybe this time around it gets fixed.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 09:39 8

16. cezarepc (Posts: 562; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Return of the King

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 17:16 3

23. akki20892 (Posts: 3312; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


King is rising.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 07:07

29. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)


Same thing I feel.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 07:43 1

2. Beijendorf (Posts: 294; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Except the select markets, this device is scheduled to be shipped in January 2014. By then there will be greater alternatives from companies that don't dwell in carrier exclusivities and globally record slow roll-out times.

Bon voyage, Nokia. If you return in 2015, please pick better bedfellows than a morally corrupt OS maker, single carriers with extortion-rates and some factory that can't handle global launch dates.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:21

10. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


Please reveal the greater alternatives to be rolled out and available to purchase by January 2014? Agree on the stupidity of carrier exclusives etc, but can't you just admit that Nokia have done a good job here?

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:50

13. Beijendorf (Posts: 294; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


I can't exactly say what smartphones will be out in January (though there are rumors of new releases in Q1 2014, including one from Nokia). What I can do however is look into the past. When Nokia released the Lumia 1020 it wasn't a terrible phone. By the time it was released where I live (Scandinavia, it was released here 4 days ago) there was the Note 3, Xperia Z1, iPhone 5S, LG G2 and so forth. Not to mention the talks of the upcoming releases.

The Lumia 1020 is passé by now. The mobile technology industry is moving forward at an intimidating pace, and if you hold a release up several months, you lose a lot of sales. For example, Samsung is already looking to release the Galaxy S5 early because the S4 sales are slowing down, even though it's only half a year old.

The Lumia 1520 looks to be a good phone with an intriguing design and neat functionality. I like it - I really do. But while I would buy it right away today (pending reviews), I would rather wait for the next big thing if I was given the option in 3-4 months time. Partially because of how fast the mobile technology is advancing, and partially to protest the ridiculously slow roll-out times Nokia is doing nowadays.

On a brighter note, it seems like Finland - the home of Nokia - isn't called a low-priority market for once with this launch.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 07:45 7

3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2514; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Ok... I'm seriosly starting to think that this might be the best phone in the world so far. Great finish Nokia! So sad Microsoft bought you...

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 09:40 1

17. cezarepc (Posts: 562; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Three thumbs up. Overall, the best phone in the world. And that's an understatement.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 05:58

26. mousesports (Posts: 243; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Microsoft didnt buy anything yet !

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 07:45 8

4. andromede (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


i will buy this device just when it goes available !

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 07:47 5

5. Arslan25 (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Sep 2013)


best windows phone (Y)

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 07:57 3

7. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


thick bezel make it look more beautiful,good work Nokia

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:20 2

9. Beijendorf (Posts: 294; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


Except it doesn't have particularly thick bezels compared to the competitors (LG notwithstanding, since they seem to be some sort of bezel wizards).

The reasons the bezels look thicker in many pictures is because of the black space in the Windows Phone homescreen, as you should know. Look at it when it shows an image instead, or with a white background and it's very comparable to other phablets.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:03 1

8. zuckerboy (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


definately sets the standarts of cameraphone

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:22 2

11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2516; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Bestest Nokia and WP ever...

with all round specs. and performance..

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 08:58

14. sergiobr (Posts: 402; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


That´s what I want to Android phones, camera ! But Nokia must produce 60fps video recording. Note 3 is capable of smoother videos !!! And ... cheaper. Still with my S3 and my Nokia 808 talking one to another via NFC.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 09:29 2

15. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Great device but Note 3 is king!!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 10:55 5

19. rantao333 (Posts: 216; Member since: 21 May 2013)


note 3 loses in every aspect except the s pen & more apps

display - PureMotion HD + clear Black + LG IPS display!
battery life - month of standby, 11 hr playback etc
performance - windows scale better
camera - 20.7 mp with Carl Zeiss lens, OIS , DNG capture
microphone & recording - 4 mic
durability - u know what i mean

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:40 1

22. dratomic (Posts: 458; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


read note 3s review by gsmarena and then come here bark about it being inferior to this. btw I love nokia. but hate a restricted os like wp.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 06:36 1

27. Gemmol (Posts: 495; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


hating the os is a different thing we talking pure specs this phone spec vs spec beat note 3 hands down

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:24 1

21. dratomic (Posts: 458; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


wow a third row of live tiles! you made my day. what a joke. put android on it and then we're talking. I would have chosen this over note 3 if it ran android

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 17:59

24. gigaraga (Posts: 719; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


The Sony and Nokia phones are way too big, and ugly. Samsung creates the best phablets and the other companies really should stop trying

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 03:25

25. mas39 (Posts: 45; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


You must be joking, Samsung. create the most ugliest and cheapest looking phones around, the Nokia 1520 easily beats the awful Note 3 in every department.

posted on 23 Oct 2013, 06:38

28. Gemmol (Posts: 495; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


lol way too big, you just a samsung fan, I bet if note 4 pick same size and copy nokia material you will retract your statement

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