Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520
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Average user rating 4.5/5 out of 457 reviews
90.81% of users recommend this product
  • 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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  • This phone is flawless

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    Great battery! Amazing live tiles! Perfect size! People don't know what they are missing!

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  • Love my Lumina 1520

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    Great phone. Every update makes it better. Have had my 1520 a little over a year & I still love it as much as the day I got it. Takes awesome pics & video. Live tiles blow the other OS's widgets and whatnots away. So happy I made the switch. Eagerly awaiting Windows 10.

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  • Pleasantly surprised - superb display

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    I wanted a phone I could see and use outside and this display is absolutely superb, exceeds my expectations and far ahead of anything else including I phone 6+ and Samsung 5. Very easy to get used to the OS, like the live tiles and the ability to change and shape my start screen. Seldom have to charge the battery sooner than every other day. Easy to use with my desktop to move pictures, music and other stuff around. Cortina better than Siri which I have on my iPad air Agree with other numerous ratings that complain about number of apps but have found all I needed so far including a golf GPS that was free, didn't use much data, didn't drain my battery and was VISIBLE on the course in sunlight. Haven't even used the camera yet and it's supposed to be the best feature! Long live lumia and windows OS from a former android and current iPad user!

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  • Lumia 1520

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    This phone is amazing. The 6' screen is excellent. With 20mp camera the images looks very good and with Lumia Denim the video on 4k is gorgeous. Gaming is also great on this big screen. Can't wait for the Windows 10 for phone.

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  • easy to use

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    This phone is very easy to use and has great features looks royal and rich. Camera is amazinggg! I find this phone better than iPhone.

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  • Very feature filled and great for gaming and videos.

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    It might be a big phone but its full 1080p and 6 inches. This phone easily replaced my previous phone, the Nokia Lumia 1020. It was a great phone but it was on the small side. The Nokia Lumia 1520 has also replaced my 7 inch Microsoft tablet because it was a combination of the WIN 8.1 experience on a larger but not too large device. Its great for gaming, hardly has lag and in my 6 months of use so far it has never crashed. Its got a plentiful app store, even if some app are clones. This phone also never feels like it gets slower, its also got a great battery life.

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  • Awesome

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    This phone has all I wanted. Is fast, beautiful and has an excellent camara.

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  • this product is great .it has everything that we on todays smartphone

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    Cortana is the great

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  • Best business phone ever!

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    My 1520 is very fast, is user easy, is always on, is fashionly black.

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  • the best smart phone

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    I ❤ and my Lumia because everything I want to do, my phone do them ,like office , outlook or one drive. The swipe keyboard is very useful and Cortana,I like her... . The camera, the best phone you can find, the Lumia phones have excellent camera, live photos and smart shot excited me and my friends everytime! Thank you Microsoft for your OS, Windows.

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  • Awesome phone

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    Nokia is my best phone and lumia 1520 is awesome but in app store I didn't get any updated games. Always same games and no more new games as I expected. The games version are automatically updated through phone but no any new games in app store. The HD display with big screen is great but there is lack of apps that can suit the phone.

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  • Good but not for everyone

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    I love my nokia 1520 I use it everyday for all my smartphone needs. great battery life and user interface. camera could be better since its 20 mp thought it would be surprising but not really. phone gets hot while playing some games too. But all in all the phone is good. I would recommend to windows users not android. If you love android and the experience it gives you don't get this but for movies, photos, and just that phablet feel I say go ahead!!

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