Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520
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Average user rating 4.5/5 out of 469 reviews
90.83% of users recommend this product
  • NICE PRODUCT

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    I would prefer to be among the lucky ones to use this product

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  • True Quality

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    The 1520 is the phone Microsoft should have based all Lumia phones on, when a stranger or friend see's my phone they love it. Most of the time they are impressed with the way it feels in their hand, the camera blows their mind, and the screen clarity is top-notch.

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  • Excellent smartphone ever...

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    Excellent smartphone ever...

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  • This is the best phone I have ever owned and its only gonna get better with Windows10

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    My Lumia 1520 is truly the best phone I have ever had and if you are on the fence about Windows phones you definitely need to demo it. Sleek, responsive, and big enough to not get lost in my hand..... Oh, did I mention I don't need to charge my 1520 daily? The battery is extremely effective with an average of almost days before needing a charge!

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  • Big,bold,and beautiful

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    One of the best phablets in the phone market! This phone comes with a great 1080 p screen, a 20mp ZEISS lens camera,and some amazing features that is included in the Windows 8.1 update!

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  • Better than Androids and Iphones

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    I brought this phone last year. The screen won't make it last, because it's not a Corning Gorilla 3 glass. There's no hard cases for this phone, so if you have this phone you need to carry it carefully.

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  • I Love my "Phablet" or should I say FABphone.

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    Ok, this phone is sooo cool I don't know where to begin. First, GORGEOUS! It is thin light and svelt! This phone is sexy right out the box! And when Cortana starts responding and talking, you instantly fall in love with it! (Not Like that movie though) The screen is so bright, I dont need a flashlight app! The pictures, WOW, better than my Nikon! The battery is good, for a thin as it is, but this thing want the Juice, a standard charger computer, or battery backup just wont due! I love this phone!

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  • It not great. i wish i had stick with samsung.

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    The phone screen is very weak. 3 exchange the same thing happen to every phone. The screen pop off like it so fragile. I thought nokia is durable ? guess their product aren't. The phone program freezes. Multiple time even when left in pockets. My first Nokia and it will be my last.

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  • It is a good phone I guess

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    I went from a Blackberry to an LG Windows 7 phone to what I have currently, the Nokia 1520. You will get a lot of comments about the size of the phone, the screen is sharp and icons are easy to resize. The complaints I have is that when I am running some games, the phone gets really warm on the top) and sometimes if you are not putting it on a sleep mode, it gets pretty warm in your pocket. So just be aware of that. otherwise, great for reading emails and stuff

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  • 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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  • 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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  • windows addition

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    I think that Lumia 1520will be better with windows 10

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  • Everything you want are inside it. See to believe it.

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    Excellent camera, ease to use, clear display under sunlight also, excellent battery.

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  • I Had My Doubts about a Big Phone...but

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    This phone is very large. But it is not difficult to hold with the right case. The Kaleidio TM armor case is a perfect match. It is admittedly a little heavy for a portable phone. But there are side holsters you can purchase that work great. I have now had this phone for two months. I am completely delighted with its performance. The screen can easily be seen in even bright daylight. I am surprised how long it holds a charge. Though this is pretty subjective depending how frequently you would use it during the day. For for my use I only have to charge it every three days. And to achieve full charge only takes about one hour! The visual display and reading texts at 1920p resolution is a dream come true . Scrolling through messages is a breeze. And you will love Contana. Imagine this helpful feature. You are driving down the road and get a call. The person calls you and leaves a message or leaves a text message. Contana vocally speaks to you "You have received a message. Would you like me to read it?" You reply vocally, "yes, read it" She reads it to you vocally. Then she asks vocally if you would like to reply. So you say "yes, and then vocally give her a message to send". You can ask her anything and she has an answer. She even has an answer to the question "Does God exist?". I had heard the sound is muffled but I have not found that to be the case at all. And people I have called say my voice comes across crystal clear. I love this phone. The hype is for real! I just hope I do not wake up from this dream!

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  • I had no idea how much I would love this phone

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    As an iPhone user for many years, I was quite nervous about switching to a Windows Phone, especially since my phone is mostly used for work. I bought a Microsoft Band and a Windows Surface, so I figured I'd take the plunge. There are a few apps I really miss, but I have been finding some great replacement apps and my work hasn't suffered one bit. In fact, my productivity has increased since the Windows phone is so much better at notifications. The phone itself is quite big and that was a worry too, but now I absolutely love the way the phone feels in my hand. It's super responsive and there are so many great little features I would hate to live without now. Hey Cortana works beautifully with the phone as well. I am super pleased with my purchase.

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  • Great features and great specs.

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    Fast & Smooth, but sometimes touchscreen is not responding and literally its a big phone (I wish I bought L1020, Microsoft Lumia can you give me? Hahahah :D). Over all its a monster yet friendly.

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  • Nokia Lumia 1520 is the Best Windows Tablet Available

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    The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the best Windows tablet available. No question about it. Hands down. Period. You might be saying to yourself, “Wait, the Lumia 1520 isn’t a tablet…” and you’re right, it isn’t. It’s actually a phablet (large smartphone). Even though it’s sold as a smartphone, here are my reasons why you should consider it as a Windows tablet. And why it’s a really good one too. The 6″ Display – It’s big. Big enough to do everything you would want a 7″ or 10″ tablet to do. Browsing the internet? Yup. Music and Videos? Yup. Games? Yup. Photo editing, Microsoft Office and remote desktop? No problem. The 6″ display can do it all. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors. The Hardware – The specs on this bad boy are good enough for you to do all of the activities I mentioned above. It’ll do it without any lag too. Windows Phone doesn’t take a whole lot of processing power to do it’s job. And it won’t suck your battery dry like it will on Android. Nokia’s hardware design is in a league by itself. It always has been. Not to mention it’s a beautiful piece of polycarbonate plastic. You’ll want to rock this bad boy without any protection (case) just to show it off. Add in cellular connectivity and what you have is the most portable connected tablet you can find on the market today. The Camera – No tablet can compete with the camera hardware that’s built into the Lumia 1520. You get great low light shots, a purview experience and videos that are good enough to film your life. Add in the fact that the upcoming Denim update will bring Rich Capture (HDR), 4K video recording and faster shot to shot time makes it future proof for quite some time. Microsoft Apps – Microsoft Office, One Note, One Drive and Remote Desktop. These apps are the staples in the Microsoft kingdom. If you’re buying a Windows tablet to begin with it’s because you either need or want Microsoft apps on the go. Microsoft Office does it’s job thanks to the great keyboard real estate you get with such a big display. One Note also benefits from the huge display by making it more productive to use on the go. One Drive is the biggie here. Microsoft is just giving away it’s storage. You can get up to 500gb of free storage if you know what you’re doing. One Drive is the best cloud service I’ve experienced. Better than Google Drive. Better than iCloud Drive. Better than Dropbox. If you don’t know about it, “you better ask somebody!” Another big plus is Remote Desktop which works surprisingly well. Even with no keyboard or mouse attached. Microsoft gets a thumbs up big time here! Traditional Windows Tablets – The Surface Pro line are considered tablets. And there other Windows tablets from Dell, Lenovo and Sony. But if you’re rocking it with full fledged Windows on it, those devices should be considered as laptop replacements and not tablets. Those are personal computers in a tablet form. Microsoft definitely made a mistake with Windows RT. Which confused everybody. But at least they’re correcting it by killing that version off. Windows Phone is really Microsoft’s mobile/tablet operating system. This will all be cleared up for everyone with the release and implementation of Windows 10. Lumia1520-Top Simply put, my Lumia 1520 is my Windows tablet. It just so happens it can make phone calls when I need it to. I feel like the Lumia 1520 was ahead of it’s time when it was released last year. But after a year in, It’s legit.

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  • The only problem

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    The only problem I have found that there are nowhere nearly as many apps as Android and iPhone.

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