Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520
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Average user rating 4.5/5 out of 494 reviews
90.28% of users recommend this product
  • 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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  • LUMIA 1520 WINDOWS

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    I LIKE AND GREAT FOR WORKING APPLICATIONS/

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  • High Definition Camera Phone

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    The Lumia 1520 is a phone, tablet and camera all in one. The screen size is perfect for browsing the net, checking email, taking pictures, editing photos and so much more. It keeps you socially connected and embraces individuality through its customizable features and functions. This phone has everything a digital artist could dream of, including functions to allow for ones own personal touch.

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  • I will love this phone

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    With this phone I can do more with it.

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  • still a great phone!

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    I got my phone the day it became available at AT&T. After using it heavily for over a year and a half I couldn't be more content with this device. I added a second one that I'm using for the Windows 10 technical preview, which is still a little rough but very promising. The phone is still fast with no detectable lag in any of the apps I use. The camera is very good although not as good as the one in my wife's lumia 1020. The screen is very, very good - readable in the bright Arizona sunlight as well as at night. Windows is making things easy to synchronize between phone and various computers and social networks. The large form factor may not be for everybody but it works very well for me. I catch myself traveling without a laptop because I simply don't need it very often anymore. For the next generation I'd like to see more memory, maybe 64GB and a camera to match or beat the Lumia 1020. I guess a faster processor won't hurt either although I have to say the 1520 is definitely fast enough. Not sure I'd even notice improvement with a faster processor.

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  • My first true 'smart' phone

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    Had my Lumia 1520 for about four months, does everything I need and much more. At first the size was a bit overwhelming but now I love it. I'm not a gamer nor do I spend a lot of time web surfing with my phone (and I found Google is much faster than the pre-installed IE app), I have yet to need an app that was not available. Great photo quality w/flash, huge text size, can see screen in sunlight and I love that it announces the callers name (or number if not in my contacts). I've always been a Nokia fan but this is over and above what I expected. Found a nice clear gel case and a glass screen protector so no fear of damage from day to day activities. Many friends with Samsung Galaxy phones have expressed interest in mine..plus the neon green makes it easy to find...

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  • windows phone of a kind with great features for nokia 1520

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    i love this phone. ive been usimg for over a month now and I never had any problem. its super fast. Apps are not that many compared wth apple but the thing is I dont used all of those thousands of apps available. all the apps are free and almost fully featured if i am not mistaken. Im still new on widows 8.1 still navigating the superb features. Im previously with iphone and android. I tried to go to windows to give a try. whats new with windows phones. im beginning to love this phone better than apple and android. i seldom used my apple and android phones and ipad anymore since i transferred . no lag. very fluid. i like 6". i like colors its vivid and very beautiful. i dont have big ands but I love to used both hands as Im used to it huge screens. i used note4 . i love lived tiles. easy to navigate and easily customized accdg to your style. I wished Nokia or MIcrosoft come with 6 inch or larger with more features like 4 gig ram, 64gig internal memory, faster quad processors, built in security, 20mg to 30 mg rear camera and 5mg front facing. support OTG besides external memory slot, support HDMI, QI wirelss charging for US. Come on Nokia/ MIcrosoft please continue the pablet phones. the trend now is bigger screen. you gonna beat samsung and apple. The 640XL is impressive but if you can add more features on it like 16gig, 32gig to 64gig, faster quad processors just like lumia 1520 , it will be sold out. I will buy that again next to my 1520.

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  • Its a good phone and it's worked wonderful.

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    I like it.

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  • Best Phone I've Ever Used

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    This is the most versatile phone I've ever used. The outstanding battery life keeps me going all day even with 60+ minutes of tethering and taking several HD videos in addition to e-mail, text messages and phone calls. The display is magnificent even in bright sunlight. Apps are snappy and Cortana is the greatest digital assistant on the planet. Why, oh why Microsoft, did you quit making this terrific device? I only hope that you release something soon that can match this brilliant device. It will be a hard act to follow. If nothing else, just put Windows Phone 10 on this device and give it a different model number.

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  • I really lioe this phablet

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    It is already a year I am using this device. It is the first and the only one I am satisfied with. It does what I need and has a great batter life. Performance of windows OS doesn't even need to be spoken about. It is so fast and stable

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  • it's Great.

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    Winphone on Lumia 1520 is the best is.really Lumia 1520 is the best smartphone.

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  • Phone is Okay.

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    I've had this phone for over a year now and I am beyond ready to replace it with another product. At the beginning I was in love with this phone! But after only a couple of months of use the phone started giving me a ton of problems. It glitches and freezes up so bad to the point where you have to restart the phone just to use it again. And now, I can't even access the app store without having to reset my phone to its originally settings. I wish that this product would have been worth my money! I would not buy this phone again.

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  • GREAT PHONE EASY FEATURES

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    UNBELIEVABLE CAMERA AND SOFTWARE TO BACK IT UP. I cant tell you haw brilliant the colors and the clarity is. you have to see it for your self.

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  • Easily the best phone i have ever used

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    I switched from a Galaxy S5 to Windows Phone, and after using 3 different Lumias, settled on this. It is easily the best phone I have ever used, and Windows 10 makes it even better!

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  • 3 phones two cracked and now this one is a mess

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    no wonder Windows are getting rid of this phone. So many issues and At&T and Windows do no care

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  • Best Phone

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    I have had IOS phones, and just recently gave up my Note 2 for this phone. I am so impressed with the 1520's capabilities with Windows 8.1. The resolution and the camera alone is worth having this phone! I wish Nokia kept making these, I will be sad if I ever break this phone! The battery lasts for DAYS!

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  • Windows Phone Just Works!

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    I started with my first windows phone with the Lumia 920. I absolutely loved it so I decided to upgrade to the 1520 and I love it even more! I've went through lots of Androids and a couple iPhones but always was unhappy with them as soon as the OS updates ruined them. I can safely say that when I update my windows phones they only get better! It plays nice with my work needs and personal needs easily without extra apps to work within. It plays nicely with my Xbox 360 and Xbox One, I only wish more companies would support it with apps. Can't wait for Windows 10 to come to this already perfect device! My wife and son are also very happy with their Lumia 1020s!

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