Review and ratings for the Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520
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Average user rating 4.5/5 out of 473 reviews
90.7% of users recommend this product
  • excellent phone! But not the AT&T!!

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    It is a shame that Microsoft offers only the slightly disabled version of AT&T. The version to have is the international one which offers the Qi wireless charging system. The phone takes beautiful pictures even in low light. I also own an iPhone 6 plus and this phone gets the better pictures especially in low light (but not by much) Cortana is a pleasure to use and she beats Siri to the punch (though Siri is due for an update at the end of summer). I use this phone on Consumer Cellular network and reception and voice quality is very good indeed in many locations throughout the country. My biggest problem with this phone is that its battery is not removable and thus the phone requires service should the battery fails.

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  • Love this phone but can't get cracked screen fixed

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    This phone is amazing !!!! I was a walking ad campaign for this phone and the Windows platform. Bought it through AT&T, but when I recently cracked my screen and couldn't get it fixed locally, I visited the Microsoft store. They said they had no solution, I should take it to a repair shop or have AT&T replace it. AT&T doesn't carry it anymore, so their insurance Assurion wants to replace it with an HTC M One (8). I would laugh if I wasn't so angry. Oh and they will charge me a deductible of $150. Can't get the screen fixed at the local Retech so I basically feel buying this phone put me in a no win situation due to a very normal issue that most phone users contend with at least once during the life of their phone. Very unhappy now as I am investing hours upon hours to find a valid option.

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  • its the best oness

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    Its the coolest one

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  • 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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