Nokia Lumia 1520

price N/A | launch Dec, 2013

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 10 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Very good build quality with unibody polycarbonate construction
  • Slim, and sleek
  • Beautiful high-resolution screen with natural looking colors, wide viewing angles, strong contrast, and a potent brightness output
  • Slick Windows Phone UI
  • Smooth, flawless performance
  • Good web browser
  • Excellent camera, for still photography
  • Excellent photo editing apps - Nokia Creative Studio, Nokia Refocus, Nokia Storyteller
  • Excellent video playback performance
  • Great battery life

What We Didn't

  • Big and unwieldy, especially for those with smaller hands
  • The corners of the phone are pointy, which can make the phone a bit uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time
  • Windows phone looks slick, but it still not as powerful, and as functional as Android or iOS
  • Windows phone app ecosystem still lags behind Android and iOS
  • Average video recording quality on the camera
  • Average loudspeaker
  • Average call quality

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Operating System
Smartphone OSWindows Phone 8, Upgradeable to 10
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • ClearBlack
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Ambient Light
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • Magnetometer
Processor2.2 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Krait 400
GPUAdreno 330
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery Capacity3400 mAh
Battery Standby768 hrs
Battery Talktime27.40 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)25.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 124 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 10.8 hrs
  • WiFi Network Browsing Time: 13.6 hrs
Weight209 gm
Thickness8.7 mm
Camera20.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Carl Zeiss Optics
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/2.5 inch Sensor Size
  • PureView Technology
  • Dual Capture
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama Shot
  • Video Light
  • Stereo Sound Recording
  • F/2.4 Aperture
  • Backside-illuminated Image Sensor
  • 6-lens Optics
  • High Resolution Zoom 2x
Secondary Camera1.2 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • HD Video Recording
  • F/2.4 Aperture
4GYes (limited band support)
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreWindows Marketplace
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Wireless Charging
  • Display Features: Brightness control, Orientation sensor, High brightness mode, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Easy to clean, Nokia Glance screen, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Sunlight readability enhancements
  • General Security Features: Remote device locking via Internet, Secure NFC, Track and Protect via internet, Firmware update, Remote wipe of user data via Internet, Device lock, Device passcode, PIN code, Firmware and OS integrity check, Secure device start-up, Online back-up and restore, Application sandboxing and integrity check, Lost device tracking, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Data encryption
  • Sync content: Calendar, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts
  • Game Features: DirectX 11, Touch UI, XBox-Live Hub
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • Photography apps: Nokia Camera, Creative Studio, Cinemagraph, Panorama, Nokia Storyteller
  • SkyDrive Storage (7 GB)
  • OneNote
  • Wallet
  • Family Room
  • Kid's Corner
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Lync (Corporate IM)
  • Company Hub for enterprise applications
  • Nokia Beamer
  • Picasa
  • Flickr
  • Location and navigation apps: HERE Maps, HERE Drive+
  • Nokia Music
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