Nokia Lumia 1520
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Average user rating 4.5/5 out of 702 reviews
90.74% of users recommend this product
  • really good mobile

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    One of best smart phone. Made my day easier.

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  • Awesome for Photography

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    My primary intention was to take good photographs. I could not believe my eyes after seeing the photographs taken with this phone and that too in the RAW format (DNG). With this format you have got plenty of room for editing either on phone (i use Adobe Photoshop Express) or in Lightroom. For the phone itself, it does not match with the number of apps iOS or Android has, but hope this will expand. But some of apps built by Microsoft are very good.

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  • A True Nokia Flagship

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    I come from a humble background of smartphone usage - the only phone I had before was a small, 3G mulitmeida device with so much limited functionality... and I was content! When an upgrade rolled around 2 years later, I decided to go with the the biggest and most souped up device I could find, and that was the Lumia 1520. This phone is an absolute power house! The thin frame sports a 6-inch display that has a high pixel density count allowing for unparalleled resolution, even looking at an angle. Colors pop out, and using it in the sun cranks brightness to the maximum providing for the best readability I have ever seen on any mobile device. The poly-carbonate casing has an inviting feel to it, and the device sits nicely in my hand. Additionally, the matte colors available make for such a nice finish - I chose yellow. Aside from aesthetics, Windows 8.1 running on the Denim Update changed the game for this device. Everything is fluid, highly-customizable, and intuitive. There is a nice choice of apps, but it doesn't hold up to the libraries of other mobile operating systems; Windows Phone is not the hottest for developers right now. The battery is unlike anything I have ever seen lasting for well over a day of heavy use. The final feature that really makes this device a seller is the 20 MP rear camera and 4k recording ability. Pictures look so crisp and natural, and video runs at a smooth 30 frames per second with resolution that is second to none. Users will love hearing "You took that picture with your phone?" - it is seriously that good. I have had this device for almost a year now and I am so glad with my choice. The Lumia 1520 is an outstanding smartphone to start off with, and it will only get better with Windows 10 around the corner. Pick this up if you can, you will not be sorry!

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  • This phone can do it all.

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    The Nokia 1520 works great for me. I use it for mu personnel life and for keeping my career life on track. The calendar with Cortana is really helpful. The phone has a great memory, amazing camera quality, and I love the large screen that I can easily see in the sun. The only draw back is that windows phones are new and it is a little hard at first to learn how to use it. However, its still pretty simple and nokia/Microsoft has tutorial videos.

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  • The phone with EVERYTHING

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    The phone literally does have everything - 4G, v4 bluetooth, 20MP camera, great screen (full HD), expandable memory, NFC, the lot. Best of all, it just WORKS. Not had one problem since I've been using it. The screen is a nice size to watch TV during downtime, I can stream music from my onedrive or the built in MixRadio (both for free), and it's easy to get a great photo with the camera. I thought the live photos within the lumia camera app would be a bit of a gimmick (they move a frame or two from before the photo was 'taken'), but it's actually quite a nice touch when you look back. There's a SatNav (with voice & turn-by-turn) built in and this is about the only thing I'll find drains the battery. Still enough juice to use on the way to work, use phone all day & drive back (1hr each way), so can't really complain there. Otherwise the phone can do 2 days general use before needing the wall. If you like a lot of apps then the Microsoft store is a little behind there atm, but you're able to get all the main social/ shopping/travel/media/productivity apps now & there's enough for what I need. This phone is an AMAZING flagship device which in my opinion has yet to be replaced, so my advice would be "if you can find one, buy it!".

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  • luv this phone

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    No words to describe

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  • A smashing bit of kit which never fails to please

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    The Lumia 1520 is my third Windows phone (HTC HD2/WinCE -> Samsung Omnia 7 / WP7 -> Lumia 1520/WP8.1) and by far the largest! Any concerns about its size soon evaporated; it's a two handed device for the most part and that's fine for me, but it is so thin and light that making phone calls does not feel in the least bit awkward or uncomfortable. The large, clear, bright HD screen makes it a useful travel TV and a useful eBook reader. The camera is excellent; the best camera I’ve ever owned! Whatever antennae lurk inside are top notch; phone call capability is faultless, Wi-Fi reception and transmission is excellent and Bluetooth is stable and reaches a good distance too. You can get away with charging the phone every two or three days with modest usage, but I charge mine each night using a wireless charging plate anyway. No fiddle with cables, I just put it down on the bedside table and it recharges overnight whilst I do too. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending the Lumia 1520 to someone after a phone with a large screen. The great thing about Windows Phone is that if size matters and you want something less imposing, then you have the rest of the Lumia range to choose from with exactly the same software features (hardware allowing). You are not penalised for prudent shopping.

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  • Heavy on features, and on pocket!

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    Nokia Lumia 1520 is a dream come true experience, under its hood its a powerhouse. First time in so many years I can use a phone for about 2days without charging even with heavy gaming, internet, and photography. Lumia camera being the other best of this phone. Amateur photography has reached a new dimension with this device.

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  • Quite simply the best business phone I have ever used...

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    I have been a Lumia fan since it launched - graduating from the 800, 900, 920, testing the 930 and now a beautiful green 1520 imported from Germany. The battery life is astounding, it's fast, the screen is superb, the integration of Office and compatibility with Exchange excellent. Viewing attachments a breeze. Why have anything else?!

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  • The Pefect Micro Tablet Phone

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    For me I have used alot of "big" phone in the past but for me the nokia Lumia 1520 has really made it's self a integral part of my life. as a photographer I love the camera and the things that i can capture with it. and the 6" 1080p screen is perfect for me to showcase my work allowing me to carry a small portfolio in my pocket at all times and there by also saving space in my bag and when i'm traveling is perfect as it stays synced with my onedrive account. I also catch up on a lot of TV and films on it due to its size its the perfect do everything phone for anyone creative. I never stop recommending it!

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  • Great package, maybe a bit too big

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    Hello, Here I am, writing a review of the Nokia Lumia 1520 I had for the last 4 months. My first impressions of the phone were that is very big, like really big. To my surprise, when I took it in my hand it was still very big but surprisingly easy to handle. I found the plastic that wraps the back and the edges of the very slick and easy to grip on (if you don't have wet hands) and the balance of the device was simply stunning as well as the build quality. You can knock your fingers on the back of the phone and you won't find a single spot in which it sounds empty. It gives you the impression of solid and you may be tempted to use it instead of a hammer from time to time but don't. The software is as always lag-free (hrrhhhm Android) and the hardware specs are top notch, 2gb of ram is overkill for the not so hungry windows platform and you will find that no matter how many apps or games you have on the device won't break a sweat. What I was mesmerized was the camera, I've had other phones with great cameras before such as Z2 and Nexus 5 but nothing compares to this. The photos in the dark are stunning, the flash does a great job and the focus is really great. You don't have to be an expert as the Lumia Camera is very friendly and the Rich Capture option basically sets everything for you so you won't have to bother with any settings whatsoever. I was expecting that for a 6" device the battery would drain out the same day but as it seems this is not the case here. I can get 2 days of battery with data, wifi, automatic brightness and using the phone more than a normal user throughout the day. The second day is a little challenge as it gets past lunchtime and you only have ~20% left but don't worry, the battery saver or savior is there to rescue you. Cortana is the best personal assistant there and will do anything to make you happy. The only thing bothering me is that I can't easily reach the start button while holding the device with one hand therefore is my 4/5 Easy of Use rating. (I am 6.1" and I have bigger than average hands). To sum this up, this is a great phone and I am really proud to have it, it really stands out due to it's size and it's premium quality. I totally recommend this FLAGSHIP!

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  • simple to use

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    The best phone I have ever had, the screen can been seen without putting on my glasses. would like more apps. Internet and email fantastic, Cortana is best thing ever on a phone for text messaging.

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  • The 1520 is an excellent phone. It runs very fast and has great connectivity.

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    the Lumia 1520 is a great device. The 6" full HD screen is nice accompanied by the fact that all the live tiles look sharp and crisp. The same can be said for the color too. The batter life is quite amazing, and it should be, the phone is huge and therefore so is the battery. I cant knock the phone at all. If you want a dependable phone that can easily go without a charge for 2 straight days, look into this phone. Its size may be intimidating but don't let it get to you, this phone is truly great!

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  • NOT RECOMMENDING THIS ONE

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    LUKS COOL, GOOD CAMERA, GUD DISPLAY...BUT ONLY PROBLEM IS ITS JERKKING SCREEN. I HAVE BOUGHT IT FROM QATAR AROUND 7 MNTHS BACK, I'M RESIDING IN INDIA. THROUGH MY FRIEND I HAVE GAVE TO SHOP FOR REPAIR ABOUT JERKKING OF SCREEN WHILE USING. AFTER THEY CHECKED AND DELIVERED TO ME IT HAS SAME PROBLEM. WHILE USING 'WATS APP' ITS TYPING LETTERS AND SENDING WITHOUT MY TOUCH. ITS QUITE ANOYNG TO ME. PLEASE DONT BUY THIS ONE. I HAVE LOST MY MONEY AND NOW I TRYING TO FIND A SOLUTION BY EXCHANGE THIS PRODUCT WITH SOME OTHER PHONES IN THE MARKET.

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  • Great Features

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    Nice phone

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  • good

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    large screen, works well, great phone

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  • A truly outstanding piece of kit

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    This is undoubtedly the best phone I have ever owned. Yes it is probably too big, yes it is probably to heavy, and yes the windows software still needs some more work... but the instant you stop worrying about these things and accept this sleek, powerful, and friendly leviathan into your life, none of it matters. (rave over - now onto some cold hard opinions). PROS: The build quality is excellent. The display is beautiful - it's not even particularly technical/high spec but it just looks smashing all the time. The camera is phenomenal. The battery genuinely lasts for 2 days of full usage. The speakers are fantastic. Same goes for the phone and signal quality. It's runs everything very quickly. Windows phone 8 is very fluid, fast, and enjoyable / easy to use. Sunlight readability / contrast is excellent. You can use it with even the thickest of mittens (great for skiing)! The Nokia and Microsoft software is all very good. There is a wealth of other good apps available. Pro/Con: The size - it's probably too big.. it's difficult to use with one hand and it doesn't really fit in a trouser pocket. But you can do anything with it, anywhere, and it goes into a jacket inner pocket no trouble. Wireless charging is fun but in the end, an expensive gimmick (so far..). The Cons: There are still key apps missing Microsoft!! Sort it out! Snapchat, stumble upon, tinder, you name it, they aren't there. God knows why. It's too heavy. The supplied headphone are rubbish. The camera bump is kinda irritating.. There aren't as many good covers as more popular models. Finally.. THE MUSIC PROBLEM - trying to sync my iTunes music library from my mac has been the bane of my life since I bought a windows phone - the mac app is RUBBISH and has NEVER been updated. In short, it simply doesn't work. FIX IT. SO! Summary: Fantastic phone. If you want a powerful, easy to use, feature rich and beautifully built phone with a huge display and an outstanding camera, then you will LURVE it. ..and that's all I have to say about that.

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  • excellent multi media device

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    When I first got the 1520 I was shocked at the size of it especially coming from a htc 8x but you'll find for its size its quite comfortable and feels well built and the specs are incredible to boot with an amazing screen

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  • An amazing phone well over 1 year old!!

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    The Nokia 1520 is still one of the best phones out there, amazing camera, a good app ecosystem to compete at the very top, powerful specs and great battery. For a phone released at the end of 2013, it still carries the tech that is better than many new of 2015!

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  • Power & elelgance

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    You can feel the quality of this phone before power up. The screen is amazing, I have Office 365 so everything personalised for me and worked within moments. Internet pages and apps working without squinting with fantastic speed. I can no longer imagine a phone without the brilliance and quality of screen given by the 1520, I have had the phone around a year now and it is going to a hard act to follow. I have had mobile phones since the mid 80's, they have changed beyond recognition. Without a doubt the best phone I have owned

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