Nokia Lumia 1320 Review
Underwhelming as the 5-megapixel may sound, it actually manages to pull its weight just fine.
Before we get to the quality of snaps, lets talk specs. The Lumia 1320 has a 5-megapixel rear camera unit with an f/2.4 aperture and a 1/4'' sensor with fairly large, 1.4-micron pixels. An LED flash is available, and so is the aforementioned two-step shutter key on the lower right profile of the phablet. Up at the front, we have a lowly 0.3-megapixel VGA snapper with an f/2.8 aperture, good for nothing more than the occasional selfie and video call.
As you can expect, a 5-megapixel camera is nothing to get truly excited about. It offers decent amount of detail, but no more than expected. However, it is actually fairly good with its automatic exposure settings and image reproduction – stills look very close to what we were seeing with our own eyes, if a tad darker. The shooter is sometimes prondgment, though, and some snaps came out with a severe yellow tint to them. Equally as tricky were low to medium light scenarios, in which the snapper often used its not so potent flash to brighten up the scenes. Also, the amounts of digital noise can sometimes get out of hand.
On a positive note, 1080p video capture was satisfying to say the least, and we were especially content with the auto focus capabilities of the phone – it is blazing fast. Speaking of speed, this also applies to the time it takes the Lumia 1320 to snap a photo, commit it to its memory, and prepare for another one. Good stuff all around.
Your very own, pocket-sized media hog. That's what the Lumia 1320 truly is.
The Lumia 1320 is a pretty capable multimedia device, and not just thanks to that massive 6-inch glass. The Qualcomm chip inside manages to power through 1080p clips from a wide variety of encodings (no .mkv, though), and the tiny speaker at the back is more capable than its looks suggest. Its audio fidelity is nothing to write home about, but it's a nudge above average. The built-in audio and video players are quite basic, though, and don't offer much in the way of customization and fine-tuning. Lastly, the music bugs among you can make good use of your Xbox Music subscription, as access to the Xbox Music Store is conveniently integrated into the Music+Videos app.