Nokia Lumia 1520 gets November 15th release date on AT&T; phablet is $199 on contract
posted by Alan F. / Nov 06, 2013, 12:45 AM
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first Windows Phone model to come with the GDR3 update which allows it to offer features like Driving Mode. This automatically blocks calls and texts sent to you while you're behind the wheel. It also allows you to reply with a pre-written text message explaining that you are driving a car and can't be reached. Another feature of the update allows you to lock your screen in portrait or landscape. You can also set Data Sense to restrict background data while roaming. And the 3G and Wi-Fi icons will also show when you are transmitting data on your phone.
More importantly for those looking to buy the Nokia Lumia 1520, the GDR3 update allows Nokia to put a 6 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution LCD screen on the device, resulting in a pixel density of 368ppi. A quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor is running the show with the Adreno 330 handling graphics. Inside you will find 2GB of RAM. Unlike the international version of the phone, AT&T's model has 16GB of native storage (as opposed to 32GB out of the country) although there is a 64GB capacity microSD slot.
Another difference between the AT&T and international versions of the phone, the former does not support wireless charging like the latter model does. AT&T supports the PMA wireless standard and as a result, wireless charging is an extra for those buying the phablet in the states. The 20MP PureView camera on back features OIS and the front facing snapper weighs in at 1.2MP. A 3400mAh battery keeps the lights on.
This model, and the yet to be announced Nokia Lumia 929 for Verizon, are two top-shelf handsets that will tell us how competitive Windows Phone is going to be with its high-end models in the year ahead. On Tuesday, we told you that Windows Phone showed some momentum globally during the third quarter while Android and iOS stalled. The Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia 929 have specs that match up with just about any high-end Android model.
source: MicrosoftStore via WPCentral
- Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3400 mAh(25.1h 3G talk time)
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I really want to see smartphones from this excellent hardware company running android. However, this phablet is the best one among the best from Samsung, LG and Sony
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 12:56 AM 5
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What's with the 16GB Just like the 5c but better--This means the 64GB is $749 --I am going to get This I love the Fair pricing
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 1:00 AM 3
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I am going to wait about a month but I am heavily considering getting this device.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 1:13 AM 4
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I love how AT&T is trying to push a different wireless standard on it's customer base. But, I am at least interested. I just can't see this monster being my choice. Just a really, really HUGE phone, by I like my L900 enough to give WP/Nokia first dibs on my dollars. Will be fun to play with it....
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 6:29 AM 1
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They took down the pre-order site. I had one in my cart and they removed it as I was checking out. A rep told me the media leaked the release too soon and they were not ready for pre-orders. Funny that they actually had it up despite not being ready. I bet AT&T had something to do with it.
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 10:05 AM 0
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The best part about this phone would be the price. AT&T learned that price is a huge selling point when it comes to Nokia phones (i.e Nokia 1020). Im still going to upgrade to the Note 3, but this phone should be quite the competitor this holiday season
posted on Nov 06, 2013, 1:34 PM 0
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