Nokia Lumia 1520
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Average user rating 4.5/5 out of 86 reviews
88.37% of users recommend this product
  • An excellent Product

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    The Lumia 1520 is a flagship product and I love it. However, it is extraordinary that eg Cortana is not available without the US fix, when Cortana is available on the 735. Not only is it frankly ludicrous that a flagship product is the last to receive updates it is also ludicrous that Microsoft will not allow Nokia to include a GUI to allow a Bluetooth keyboard to be connected to the phone. But that is a Microsoft issue not a phone issue.

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  • led screen cracked with months of use

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    The phone is amazing and probably the best Lumia I've had. The issue I have is the led screen has cracked and its not covered on warranty. Its not a fault of mine apparently its an common issue. I'm now into 10 months of contact and will have to buy new phone soon as getting difficult to use. The features are amazing, everything about it I love. This would certainly put me off buying another lumia

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  • Business on the front - party at the back.

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    I have been fortunate enough to have owned many Lumia handsets, from the 800 right the way up to the 930, and whereas every handset has had it's unique set of pros and cons, the 1520 is as close to perfect as any handset I have used. Where to start? The full HD 6" Clearblack 1080p display would seem the logical place. Whether I am using Office (included), navigating using HERE Maps (included) , watching video or editing photos, it is a JOY to use - no screen comes close, and it *pops* even in direct sunlight. Of course the 1520 isn't all about Excel and Word - flip over the surprisingly lightweight handset and you are treated to a 20mp Pureview Zeiss camera, which takes pictures of astonishingly good quality even in low-light; after the recent Denim update the functionality has even more, and the time taken to start up the camera app lightning fast. OIS means that even in the shakiest of situations most pictures are free from blur, and video is the best that I have seen on a mobile, with sound also being crystal clear on account of the four mics. Add wireless Qi charging, free MixRadio, SD support up to 128GB and (probably most important of all) amazing call quality and you have what I believe to be the ultimate phone - I would not hesitate to recommend the 1520 to anyone.

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  • Best phone

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    This is the best phone I have ever owned great screen

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  • An all round great phone

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    This was my first ever Windows Phone, and i must say that from the outset i have been greatly impressed with it, the build quality is fantastic and although there are a few apps missing that i would have liked on the whole the app support is amazing. battery life for such a big phone is great with it easily lasting all day and the built in camera takes phenomenal pictures. when i am due my next phone i wont hesitate to get enother Lumia.

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  • One word, "Brilliant" -

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    I LOVE everything about this phone, At last everything you want in one device and don't need glasses or for ever magnify & scroll the screen around to read something. Would be very good if it came with a screen protector

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  • won me over from Android

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    After owning four high end Android devices I fancied going for a very big screen and high quality camera. The Lumia 1520 is a beautiful device and the one thing that had stopped me getting it previously was that every review said it was too big. My definition of "too big" is that it doesn't fit in your shirt pocket. I could not get a straight answer on this. One seller told me "I wear t-shirts so I don't know if it fits" How lame! Now I have the phone it fits fine and I did a Youtube video to demonstrate this point as nobody had before! So, great hardware, screen, camera, battery life and with Denim it is even better. My worry is that any future flagship windowsphone may not have a six inch screen.

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  • Masterpiece!

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    Well honestly I think this phone is a beast still waiting for the chance to unleash its full power, I think the OS is still pushing very softly on the hardware inside this phone, and that's why I like this phone a lot, so much future-proofing! ~ the camera and the screen are of course the best things on this device, they are a perfect match! I love editing my photos on the big six inch screen!

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  • This is the best phone I'd ever seen

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    recommend It is the best

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  • Great value for money

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    Good: Bright and clear display, great for outdoors. Fast Processor. Optimized OS. Surround sound. Great battery life (it can serve me for 2 days if I don't play any games#. UI is simple. Great camera for lowlight #even without flash, photos are decent, especially for a phone#. Live Tiles. Live photos. Live folders. Shutter button. Design of earphones is perfect. Phone is very thin. Bad: Camera captures photos at 16mp #16:9# or 19mp #4:3# not at 20mp. Videos are recorded at only 30fps. No pause button while recording videos. No brightness control, etc... for video recording or front camera. Lumia apps for photography are separated instead of one app for everything. Updates are not released at the same day, even for unlocked phones, #seriously 4 months and the update is still not out yet, and a broken deadline too#. Some animations of the OS takes a lot of time #especially when opening an app#. Scrolling is slow. Internet Explorer is rubbish. Very hard to find Lumia phones and accessories, #accessories are too expensive#. The phone takes time to connect to the network #SIM) again after it is left out of the network area. No Cyan colour. Sometimes earphones stop working. Confusion with branding, I wish that the NOKIA boot up logo is replaced by Microsoft. Comments: I wish that the display was made of plastic instead of a glass that is fragile. Also I wish that future models do not have higher resolution as it will be useless while decreasing performance and battery life. Overall, this is a great phone, especially as your first smartphone.

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  • Microsoft Very Slow at releasing updates

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    I bought this phone six months ago purely for the promise of Cortana. We are still waiting, with the update seemingly still months away - if we get it at all. I will be ditching this phone soon and returning to Apple. At least they release their updates at the same time. Microsoft don't appear to be a patch on Apple.

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  • more than excellent

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    after trying many phones of different brands I bought this nice phone. the phone has many features that make it perfect.it has strong processer, camera, display and memory. the services provided by microsoft and the large number of applications make this my best at all. thanks to nokia and microsoft for this interesting phone. finally I recommend this phone for all my friends.

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  • Great phone although could have been better

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    A very good phone, my only criticism is that it could be better optimised to take advantage of the huge screen like the Samsung Galaxy note that has a stylus. Looking forward to the Cortland update which should bring windows phone up to Apple and Android standard.

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  • awesome phone with amazing battery life that no other phone can match

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    Takes a day to get used to the size but once you do, you never go back. Built quality is top notch and camera is awesome.

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  • Excellent piece of kit!

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    I loved this phone from the moment I got it in my hands. It's the third Lumia I've tried at length and it felt great from the moment I charged it and got it working. It was effortless to configure it to my Microsoft account ( a bit of a fiddle to get a couple of email accounts working but that may have been user error - fixed it the second time around) and it ran effortlessly out of the box. Even the size was not an issue - although it did attract some remarks about it. But when I showed HD movies on it it wowed my friends - and I used it a lot for watching some on my media server - this phone was idea. Camera is outstanding - I'm no expert at photography but I've captured some great images with it. Made some fun videos too, and the speakers are perfect. I would not hesitate to buy this phone!

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  • Takes a licking ............................

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    Let me add a couple of things that aren't mentioned in the other glowing reviews. I have been using the phone for a little over a year now, and it has taken a beating. I use it to navigate in both my truck and on my motorcycle(when needed). I have downloaded the entire United States to the phone (about 4gb of data), so I can navigate without having a cell connection. Very useful in some of the places I go. I do all the usual stuff people do on a smart phone, make reservations, pay bills etc. I chose the large screen version because I can now read email, surf without having to run for my reading glasses. I have really found no shortcomings in the phone from the way I use it. I marked it down in features because of the weak Windows app store. However, Windows 8.1 outperforms both the iPhone and Androids that I have used and the iPhone 5 my wife still uses. When you close an app, it stays closed, saving battery life on a battery that already has a monster life. My wife still uses an iPhone 5, but I catch her using mine quite a bit, so I think she may want to change when the contract is up.

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  • An amazing phone

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    I've been using the 1520 for just under a year now and still haven't seen anything on the market that comes close to its performance. This is undoubtedly one of the very best phone tablets available. If your ready to dive into the world of windows phone you would do well to check out the Lumia 1520.

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  • Poorly designed button location

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    The on-off switch, volume control and the photo switch are all on the right side of the phone exactly where you grip it with your fingers! Frustrating!

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  • great performance

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    Good performance. However, Google map is better than Here map.

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  • Beautiful phone astounding integration great camera

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    Beautiful phone. It integrates really well with the other devices, data and software I need for both work and home. It would make a great toy but it's usefulness is absolutely serious. Been using a heavy SLR camera for 40 years, but the 20MP on this is quite wonderful.

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