Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520
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Average user rating 4.5/5 out of 520 reviews
90.38% of users recommend this product
  • Great Phone!

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    Pros: Great size screen to navigate documents Plenty of apps to stay connected Many options for calendering Nice camera for sports shots indoors and outdoors Cortana works well when I'm driving - hands free. Been using Windows phones for 5+ years. I wouldn't choose anything else Very durable phone Cons: Locked up 3 times in the 8 months I had it. Can't think of anything else at the moment

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  • What phone do I get after this?!

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    The Nokia Lumia 1520 has been with me for a little over a year, and it's been the best phone I've had so far. After you get used to the size, you will have no problems with it. Watching Netflix and videos on the big screen is great, btw! Excellent camera and way faster than the other Windows Phones I've used. The front-facing camera could be improved, but the 20MP camera in the back takes excellent pictures. The only problem I have right now is not knowing what phone to get (that can surpass this one) when my contract is up. Any suggestions?

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  • I'd be happy with the 1020 and 1520 devices for life!

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    We have owned both the 1020 and 1520 models since they came out, love them! Unmatched cameras, great features, perfect for business user. Nokia knew how to build a phone right up until Microsoft bought them. Unfortunately Microsoft dumbed down all the future models and ruined everything Nokia was, so it's doomed in my eyes, unless MS puts Nokia back in charge. However, these two models are awesome devices, and integrate wonderfully with all MS Office apps, and Adobe, so a businessperson does not need an office, especially with the aid of Live.com and it's many automated synchronization features, allowing all your devices to contain identical data.

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  • The best phone I have ever owned

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    This is simply the best phone I have ever owned. The screen is big enough to use with Microsoft office for productivity and also for all my games. It has great picture quality and is easy to read anywhere. The reception is great. I have to get pretty far off the beaten path to loose signal. One of the best features is the battery life. My students and I had a challenge to see who could get their phone to last the longest without recharging and I won hands down. It is big but not too big. The only reason I did not give this phone a perfect rating is that it does not connect with a blue tooth keyboard. That would make this phone perfect.

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  • Great Phone

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    This is one of the best phones I have ever owned. When I damaged my first 1520 I even purchased another one. I have always purchased Windows phone but this one is the greatest. The updates always improve the phone. I have had no major problems with the phone. If I was still working it would be a great thing to be able to take my office with me. This phone has everything. It is a great phablet. If it is still on the market, in the future, I will purchase another 1520.

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  • Not the one.

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    This phone is beautifully crafted. The large screen and tiles are my favorite features. On the low side this phone is glitchy and it freezes constantly. It would be my phone of choice if the product actually would work long enough for me to explore its capabilities. All in all I feel that I've wasted my time and money on a product that had me captivated at first sight. Im so disappointed.

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  • I haven't found anything better.

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    I've had this Lumia for a while now and even though there are other Lumia/Windows Phones on the market, nothing compares to my 1520. I've had several interactions with the "S series" and the "numbered" phones. The major pro of this phone is the battery life OMG. I don't know how I am going to pick a successor Lumia to this one.

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  • Amazing!

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    This phone is amazing actually feels like my little assistant. It never leaves my hand and not because of the size but because its so darn handy and easy to use. I'm a college student and I have a windows laptop so having everything sync through OneDrive including Microsoft Office is just great. I have mine in yellow. Cortana is one of my favorite features, just amazing. and the camera is superb. fits so much in one picture. The only thing I don't absolutely love (and the reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5) is the app store and front camera in dim to dark light but that's understandable plus there are features to fix that problem on the phone. Battery life is amazing and I've had this for almost a year now.

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  • Best Smartphone

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    I have used iPhone and Android software in the past and they do not compare to Lumia Windows. The ability to use the same software from laptop to tablet to phone can not be beaten.

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  • this is final phone i

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    I am crazy about Gadgets.I used Samsung galaxy but Nokia Lumia 1520 my final phone in my life.thanks Nokia

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  • Great for business or personal use. Excellent phone and I love the screen size.

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    Great business tool, more dependable that my experience with Android or IOS based phones. I can't wait for the Windows 10 phone operating system final release! I have been testing the preview for a couple of months and I like what I am seeing. I have been impressed by Windows 10 on both desktop and phone and seeing the potential to operate together and the common app development. Microsoft looks like a good buy to me.

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  • Excellent Phone

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    The 1520 is by far the best phone I have ever owned. I have had it for almost a year and it is still a great phone and performs just as good as the day I purchased it. I like a large phone so the 6.0 screen is right up my alley. I was using a NOTE 2 before I purchased my 1520. If you are looking for a phone that has a lot of apps and games then windows is not the program for you. But if you want seamless flow going from screen to screen and a high quality display the NOKIA LUMIA 1520 is the phone for you. I would gladly put it up against any other phone out there even at over a year old.

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  • good

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    I love it and unfathomable

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  • Makes life simpler

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    It is the smartphone I've always dreamed of. High resolution full HD screen, high quality 20mpx camera, 32GB internal memory, NFC enabled, Wireless charging enabled, good sound quality for voice calls, great for watching movies, tv shows & gaming, and to top it all off, the continuing and ongoing technical and updating support of Microsoft. I mean seriously, what more could you possibly want?? It is a shame that this phone is not in production anymore and has become very difficult to find and purchase (unless it's second hand). I love it...definitely recommend it.

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  • It can't get no better than this

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    I love my Lumia 1520 let me tell you I've had my fair share of windows phones and this one takes the cake five stars from the design, features, decor, speed, battery life, screen size to the camera a must have phone

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  • I LOVE THIS PHONE!!

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    I have had my Lumia for about a year now, and I use it all the time! It's so easy to use. I don't have to use the voice commands or Cortana, but it's an option, and I love to have options. The features are spectacular! I'm not sure how Nokia and Windows is going to beat this one! I may not have all the same applications, and have to wait for those new ones to come out for my particular device, but I won't give up my phone because of that. I also like the fact that it will be updated with the newest OS and other features. If you don't like Windows Phones, I encourage you to at least try it. :)

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  • Love it

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    I've used my 1520 for over 1 year now. I came from a 920 and thought the 1520 would be a temp phone since it's so large. to my surprise after 2 hours of using it I never went back to my 920. The phone has a long battery, great screen and the size is just perfect. The apps for the phone are great. I don't miss out on any apps. I had a android before and I will never go back to a slow lagging phone again. Windows OS is great and easy to use

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  • An amazing phone

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    If you use things like Microsoft Word and Powerpoint and like to have a real email client using IMAP... C'mon... this is the only way to fly. Okay, maybe there's not allot of nonsense entertainment apps... so what... this phone is amazing in so many ways...and has an incredible camera. If you use OFFICE or OFFICE 365, this is a no brainer. Big? yes, it's big...but after 15 minutes you'll wonder why everyone is staring at their postage stamp size phones. The size is just right.

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  • beter than the i6+

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    L1520 looks amazing with a 1920x1080 display and can last longer than most phones batteries. It receives calls and messages faster than iPhones and it does not break easily. Best phone I ever had.

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  • Very good

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    This phone is excellent

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