Nokia Lumia 1520 and its alternatives

Nokia Lumia 1520 and its alternatives
After all the leaks and speculation, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is finally official, looking splendid in its colorful, polycarbonate outfit. Is anybody thinking of getting one? Because we surely wouldn't mind getting our hands on the company's phablet – after all, it sure has a lot to offer, including a gorgeous touchscreen, a super-fast processor, and a promising PureView camera. 

But the Nokia Lumia 1520 isn't exactly standing in a league of its own. In fact, there's a number of alternatives one should consider before picking Nokia's phablet. Why would anyone prefer another phablet to Nokia's Lumia 1520? Well, the handset, priced at around $750 off-contract, is quite expensive no matter how you look at it. Also, let's not forget the fact that like other Lumia smartphones, the 1520 runs Windows Phone 8, which isn't as popular of a platform as Android, or at least not at this point in time. Then there's the kind of buyers who need something not quite as large and heavy. Or perhaps something with a fancier design, built of materials more premium than plastic. 

So, for those who are into phablets, but don't feel like the Nokia Lumia 1520 is right for them, we've prepared a list of alternatives worthy of attention. Check it out below and let us know if any of these phablets might end up in your pocket instead of a Nokia Lumia 1520!

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25 Comments

1. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

man just get me this phone and stop the lolly gagging.......I see the fear in samsung owners eyes that 1520 took the crown, even I was surprise, I was thinking of staying with my note, but I was waiting patiently for that one windows phone to break my android cycle to check windows out and I finally found one, and its more powerful then my note which makes it even sweeter to switch......if things work out and I stay windows for a few, I am hoping Apple will break me out my windows cycle in a few years....I want to be able to switch it up every now and then

3. rodkurt

Posts: 128; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

good for you.

15. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

thanks, most people would try to attack me but you actually wish me well, so I want to say thank you

4. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Nice Trolling ;) "I see the fear in samsung owners eyes that 1520 took the crown" Keep it up !! #TrollAlert #Ignore

16. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

no trolling but think about it, since the reveal who have been posting the most....Team Apple or Team Samsung, so far since I been online I only seen Samsung responding.....Apple just relaxing but I do not blame them, they do not got a phablet so nothing to worry about

18. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

you put "#ignore" but you also took the time to reply him #irony

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

wohoho.........that's a good one

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'I see the fear in samsung owners eyes' xD.....lol !

17. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol sorry for that line, I was being honest, but I can see how people say I am trying to be funny, which could also mean I am trying to troll, so just so yall know I have no ill will towards note 3 I think it is a great phablet top of the line, but in my opinion I think 1520 took the crown.....in honest truth all the 1520 is missing is a pen it have everything else.....no one could say the specs are old or anything because note 3 use same chips

20. iyngr

Posts: 72; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Does it have IR Blaster?

21. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

more powerful than note? how exactly?? better luck at trolling next time.

24. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

I'm a samsung owner and I didn't feel fear. I felt excitement! Nokia really wowed me with this and the 1320 and 2520. I also felt switching. But I probably won't.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This may be the new phablet to beat. Thing is gorgeous wow.

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

My only concern is it's size/comfort. Those sharp edges will make you suffer at such width and weight, in your hand and in your pocket.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31283; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah possibly, but I must say...Nokia's bringing it.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2359; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

THIS IS IT!!! ,,i wonder how good is the camera..might just pass my 1020, to my gal ;-)

6. BillyBoy

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Launching price, as usual, a big deterrent for Nokia 1520. Probably, the most expensive from the group

19. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

on at&t will be same price as the note 3.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great phone...specs wise head to head with other android guys...

10. Dunknown

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

All those phones above I would like to try lg never use it before. Samsung is definitely not my choice since my galaxy phone broke when I used it for only two months. This kept me phone less for the next six month till I got a new phone nokia n8. I believe nokia phone is the best. I only changed phone when my phone battery started to die up faster than expected. Like last time nokia 3250 it last me for 5 years till the battery bulge up and can only call once or twice before the phone completely went off.

11. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Now if only Microsoft could off a deal of $150 off the new xbox with purchase of this phone or even additional $150 of a windows tablet too! That's a deal brwKer to put them back into the game. Surface Pro 2 + nokia 1520 + new Xbox = winner

13. Lousclues

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

This is a nice phone but i don't think it will have good sales. The 1320 will get the majority of the market just like the 520 did compared to the 920/1020. Also this is phablet category, so sales will be even weaker compared to the smaller flagships. I could be wrong though, we'll see.

14. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I agree hundred percent with your response

22. NOTE2OG

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

It's only on one American carrier, at&t. It makes no sense.

25. Neutral

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

LG G2?

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