Nokia Lumia 1520
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Average user rating 4.5/5 out of 688 reviews
90.7% of users recommend this product
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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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  • Size matters!

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    When my Lumia 1520 first arrived, I was shocked at its size. But within a few days, it became like any other phone & you just forget it's huge. Screen Really is fantastic! Fonts, pictures, videos & websites are bigger & easier to read. It's bright in sunny conditions, dull in dark conditions & you have full control over this. Glance screen is a feature you take for granted but its look & go ability make it the most used feature. Camera 20MP with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) snaps breathtaking pictures. Friend always ask me to post my pictures so they can have them in their albums. The recent update makes the camera faster & rich capture really shows you to bring the subtle details out of instead using different excuses & the flash. All photos/videos are uploaded to OneDrive so you always have then backed-up. More on that later! Cortana I use her #the virtual digital assistant) all the time for setting reminders & alarms, getting directions & calling people. A great extra, especially with the voice activated "Hey Cortana" now available on the 1520. Email All syncs via Outlook but all email providers catered for, even my Army email which is a nightmare to use on the web-based version. Contacts Again all synched across all platforms. If you install/allow, your contacts are updated with information from other sources such as other email accounts, Twitter, Facebook etc. Sat Nav/Maps The HERE suite provide great apps to get you from A-to-B again across platform. Totally free & work really well. I don't own a sat nav as these do the job perfectly. Battery Despite the large screen, the Lumia 1520 easily gets through the day & in reality, 2 days. With some settings disabled you are looking at 3-4 days. Amazing stuff for a modern smart phone, especially with all its functions & screen size. Internet Syncs favourites & open tabs with Windows 8.1, a feature that only matters when you really need it! Has the ability to download files from the internet & save them locally. Remembers passwords from Windows 8.1 so you don't have to remember them! OneDrive/cloud storage This is the game changer for me, especially if you have a Windows 8.1 computer or tablet. The ability to access documents & files from anywhere is amazing! This allows me work/view anything from my phone & vice-versa. Total productivity! Overall, I highly recommend this device. Yes, it's big but honestly I don't notice it. Others do, but then they look at the internet or pictures & comment on the great looking screen. People talk about a lack of apps but pretty much everything you need is in the store. Windows Phone is easy to use & intuitive. Even my Mum in her 60s is rocking a Windows Phone & regardless of the device you choose, the experience is the same across all phones. Highly recommended!

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  • this product is one of the greatest phone infused with computer features. there are endless things you can do on it.

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    Absolutely the best. The camera quality is perfect n the screen size is perfect for a phone/tab.

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  • Great phone, cannot fault it

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    great phone, originally went back to ms operating system on the Samsung ativ s, couldn't stand all of the daily updates you get with an android device. After my contract came to an end I decided to get the Lumia 1520, have not looked back since, great camera and all the lens add ons you can download for it. Great apps, to be able to have this much of a choice from Microsoft apps directly is great, Love the size of this mobile, often get asked at work if it is a tablet, when I say its a phone they don't believe me. Would highly recommend Lumia's to other people, cannot wait if they upgrade the next flagship to new style processor. Have to wait and see

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  • Great phone.

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    All round excellent phone.

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  • Beautiful phone with great household integration for MS users,

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    My favourite features are the amazing keyboard input, wonderful book reading via Kindle, huge storage for photo's music and maps in the absence of wifi, fantastic camera and now Cortana, a wonderful hands free facility.

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  • Iphone 6 ... Long forgotten

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    Wow I'd gone from iphone 1-5 but thought that apple had final gone too far with the ridiculous cost of a 6/6s. So, I figured I'd try a large lumia ... Beautiful screen, great interface, top camera and simple to use. I won't be going back to iOS. Don't get me wrong I still have an iPad but as far as a mobile goes I'll be sticking with my 1520. Pure Quality

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  • Elegant and unique

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    I love the screen size and the powerful spec that enables me to seamlessly work hard and play hard. My 1520 is yellow, very sleek and modern, and guaranteed to get attention. I love Cortana and utilize her knowledge everyday :). She's definitely not just a gimmick as I thought at first. Amazing overall. I recommend it for professionals and gadget lovers alike.

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  • windows addition

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    I think that Lumia 1520will be better with windows 10

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  • Excellent Mobile phone

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    Powerfull and full of option including a 20MB cam

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  • brilliant bit of kit with office and sd card for extra storage

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    Really like this and finally got cortana in beta loaded so looking forward to linking with the new Microsoft band which will be coming next week!

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  • an elegant device packed with power

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    Without a doubt, the best phone I have ever used. The huge screen is a plus for apps like Didlr and the phone fits perfectly into my pocket despite its size.

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  • An excellent all rounder

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    Cannot over emphasis how good 1520 really is! Exceptionally well made, easy to use, outstanding screen and battery life. Highly recommended!

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  • Brilliant Phone

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    I have had the Nokia Lumia 1520 for over a year now and when I first got it I thought it couldn't get any better, the camera is perfection, the size of the phone is perfect for me & the apps run so well on it. The phone has only gotten better and better with each software update, I often find myself using Cortana to find out extra snippets of information, as a massive Gamer her being named Cortana is beautiful. The Nokia Lumia 1520 is unbelievably tough, people have dropped it on concrete and marble but there is not even a scratch on the phone. The technical specifications of the phone are brilliant as well, the phone can handle anything you throw at it. Would highly recommend the Nokia Lumia 1520 to anyone, it really is an all purpose phone. I would advise against it if you have extremely small hands.

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  • very good features and good display

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    Easy to use very good features and quality built quality

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