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

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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44. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Bring it on worldwide...Globally release it soon... Nokia is best...

45. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Whoa L1520 taking over!!

54. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

67. Beijendorf unregistered

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.

57. Cellphonator12

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 19, 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?

63. Beijendorf unregistered

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

61. tgiffin

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 24, 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!

79. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 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 :)

85. MojoDojo

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

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

90. Beijendorf unregistered

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

80. JS132

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

84. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

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

92. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

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

94. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 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!

103. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

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

106. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 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

96. harpdogg

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 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.

99. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

How about assertively releasing this on more than one carrier?

100. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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..

102. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 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 :(

107. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 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

109. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 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

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.

122. JPDVM2014

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

118. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 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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