Lumia 1520: Nokia’s First Quad Core And Full HD Device

After a lot of speculation and waiting, Nokia finally unveiled the anticipated phablet, the Lumia 1520, the biggest Windows phone yet, at the Nokia World in Abu Dhabi, about a week ago. Its arrival is slated for the fourth quarter of this year (primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore, UK markets and the USA), that is, sometime in November. Other items launched were the affordable Lumia 1320, Asha phones and the Lumia 2520 tablet.

The estimated price of Lumia 1520 is said to be around $735 as mentioned by 91mobiles, which is attributed to the full HD display, the camera, and the quad-core processor, as is seen below.

Nokia Lumia 1520 Display


Design and Display

Nokia Lumia 1520 boasts of a body having dimensions 162.8×85.4×8.7 mm, which is pretty standard for a phablet. It weighs 209g.

Apart from this, the device features a 6 inch IPS LCD capacitive full HD touchscreen. The screen has a pixel density of about 367ppi. It is securely protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, and can be used with gloves as well as bare fingers. Regarding the design, the phone does not disappoint. The recycled polycarbonate shell shall be available in red, yellow, black and white options, with the volume rocker, as well as the power buttons, on the right as was seen in the previous Lumia models.

The feature that stands out the most here is perhaps the full HD screen, something is seen for the first time in the Lumia series. This makes the phone completely readable in the harshest of sunlight and removes the unwanted glares which make reading, texting or surfing the web on the phone rather inconvenient. It also makes it brighter and more vibrant than other Windows devices. It can accommodate three big/six large tiles across the screen, making it easy to fit more people and events in one readable frame.

Nokia Lumia 1520 Back



Another feature that sets the phone is apart is the use of the Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 processor, which is currently the fastest processor on the market. This chip delivers added horsepower to the phone, which not only increases the speed but also opens doors for several new games and makes video editing easier.

Apart from this, Lumia 1520 uses a Quad-core 2.2GHz Krait 400 CPU. It comes with a 2GB RAM and an internal memory of 32GB, which can be expanded to 64GB with the help of the mircoSD card. It employs a non-removable Li-Ion 3400mAh battery, which offers a standby time up to 768 hours with both 2G and 3G and a talk time of 27 hours with 2G and 25 hours in 3G. Music play time is roughly 124 hours.


Lumia 1520 runs on the latest Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black operating system. Apart from the usual apps seen in the Nokia phones, 1520 has some new apps such as Nokia Camera, Storyteller, and Cinemagraph. The strong processor also enables users to run applications such as Instagram, Temple Run 2, etc. which could not be run on the previous models.



Lumia 1520 is now the first Lumia phone to arrive with the Nokia Camera app, which fuses the best of the Smart cameras used before it. Currently, the camera provides 20MP with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilisation, dual-LED flash and autofocus. It also comes with PureView technology, dual capture, face detection and panorama shots. Apart from this, the phone has a 1.2MP secondary camera, used for video calling with 720 pixels at 30fps.


Overall, Lumia 1520 is truly the flagship device from Nokia regarding its large display and best configuration. It can surely give a tough competition to other phablets.

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