Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520
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Average user rating 4.5/5 out of 510 reviews
90.39% of users recommend this product
  • 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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  • Very Buggy Phone

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    I cannot tell whether it's the OS or the phone itself, but it's riddled with bugs. Microsoft wouldn't let me return it and go back to my old Android, which is 3 years old and still better than dealing with these issues, so I'm very close to just throwing the phone through the store window.

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  • It's a TAB! It's a Phone! It's a Camera! Time to sell or trade my Galaxy S5 for a Lumia 1520!

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    I don't own one yet but will soon. National Geographic was in Seattle two weeks ago and Microsoft sponsored them. I got to try out a Window Phone that Microsoft provided everyone for the whole afternoon. Fell in love with it. Now I've got to sell my Samsung Galaxy S5 to get one. For those of you unhappy with your 1520, contact me via "google" moskovita and I'll trade to get your Lumia 1520!

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  • great phone, fast os, apps are more than i thought.

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    I came from a galaxy s4, and i got this phone for a great price. I was shocked with its speed, battery life, unique menu. I used android and iPhone. IPhone is fast but boring. Android is slow, messy, barely gets an update, expensive etc. This phone has a great camera, sharp screen and the glance feature I amazing. The only problem I have with this phone at scratches, its not tough compared to other phones. Also, if u are concerned about apps, the windows store now has almost all apps and almost all game are integrated with Xbox. The here maps and transit are even better than google maps.

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  • The Best Phaplet you can find

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    I've had the phone for over 6 months and it keeps getting better with updates like 4K video after Denim update. I tested Windows 10 as well and it worked great but restored to Win 8.1 for my personal apps and stuff. I plugged a SanDisk 128GB early this week and no issues so far. If you don't mind the huge size it's the one to get.

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  • No more Iphone

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    I switched from Iphone after two versions (starting with the 3G, and the 4) to the Lumia 1520, seeking something different than the Iphone I had been so used to. The main reason for switching is that I was sick of Itunes. Itunes is such a horrible program and the fact that you are basically dependent on this for anything related to the Iphone. This phone has proven to me that Iphone is deff not the king of the market. I use very few apps so the lack of them was not concerning, however I was still able to find things that I do use. The camera was also a big selling point for me. This is not to say that the Iphone camera is inferior by any means....I am just happy that I explored something different in the phone market.

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  • Flagship phone... Still after two years

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    This phone is hard to beat, Fast quad core CPU, clean lines, solid construction and a 6'' crisp and clear screen. I've used Iphone 6, Nexus 6 and LG Flex while owning this phone. I always find my way back to the 1520. Ease of use in the Windows OS is why. Plus the speed and size of the 1520 makes it all the better. Now with Windows 10 on the verge of release, I'm back to the 1520 and it's a new phone again, for the 3rd time.

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  • The best phone ever.

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    This is a top of the line phone. I will keep it until it dies, or I do. Love the windows phones.

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  • I like all of the features of my 1560 .

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    I think my 1560 has all the things I need at times . Some APPS , will not react at high capacity. Also wish it came in a larger screen size . But still great . I also had the 6 hundred series.

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  • Poor substitute for iPhone

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    I could list 100 reasons why I regret switching from my iPhone, and 90 of those reasons would be all the apps that I no longer have access to... like Pinterest, Instagram, Target, Verizon Fios, my bank, credit union, daughters games, etc!!! I hate that I have to use 3rd-party apps for such basic things as a flashlight or stopwatch. Cortana doesn't offer much more than Siri... and I yell at her more than I ever yelled at Siri for not understanding what I'm asking. Voice-texting is not very easy or accurate, and makes more errors than voice commands ever did on my iPhone. The work capabilities are Fair at best, but the fact that I cant even attach a document when responding to an e-mail is very frustrating. On the plus side, I like that I can arrange the tiles to make more important apps larger, and less used smaller. Of course I had to completely re-do my home screen when my phone died after 5 months and I had to get a "new" one... then got to do it a third time when the re-furbished one also didn't work #and yes, I do have a Microsoft account, but my home screen and most settings were not backed-up# I do love OneDrive, way easier to navigate then any other cloud-based systems I've used. I do love the larger screen and hi-res camera... but I can get both of those with the iPhone 6. So I will count the days till my 2-year contract is up, and run back to iPhone!

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  • Best phone I've ever had!

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    Coming from an Android Galaxy Nexus, this is hands-down the best phone I've ever had. Battery life is awesome, the phone looks and feels fantastic, great performance as a phone and tablet for business. It's also tough, having taken a couple of corner-first dives into concrete with minimal superficial damage.

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  • Unsatisfactory performance from 2 Lumia 1520s make me consider choosing Android for my next smartphone.

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    The phone looks great, but it is weak when it comes to performance. I've lost count of the number of soft and hard resets I've had to do to get the phone to function properly.

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