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An oversized phone that struggles to stand out

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Outside of its 6-inch size, battery life and $340 asking price, nothing about the Nokia Lumia 1320 really stands out. Problem is, even though it's significantly cheaper than most large-screened phones out there, it's still in a no man's land where it's not quite affordable enough for emerging markets -- the Lumia 520 and 620 series are a much better deal, if you can stand the smaller screens. At the same time, it's not premium enough to compete against flagships, not even Nokia's own Lumia 1520.

In other words, the Lumia 1320 is very much a niche product. It will have a limited amount of appeal, catering to those who desire a large screen and/or long battery life and are willing to pay more than a normal low-end device to get it. Beyond that, there isn't anything that tempts us: It's a bit too heavy for our liking; there are still some wrinkles in performance that need to be ironed out; and you'll want to get a microSD card to ensure you have enough storage space for everything. Without any standout features, the Lumia 1320 is about as mediocre a smartphone as you can get -- and just about as forgettable, too.

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Critic reviews

6.7
7 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    6.2
  • Display
    6.5
  • Battery life
    9.0
  • Camera
    5.5
  • Ease of use
    8.6
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    5.8
  • Media support
    6.8
  • Durability
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.8

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User reviews

7.3
3 reviews
7.0
Engadget Jan 21, 2014

Without any standout features, the Lumia 1320 is about as mediocre a smartphone as you can get -- and just about as forgettable, too.

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6.0
PC Mag Jan 31, 2014

The Nokia Lumia 1320 could be an interesting low-cost phablet, but it would have to be re-engineered for U.S. carriers first.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Mar 5, 2014

... as a value prospect the Lumia 1320 is great. Decent build quality, amazing battery life, and enough power to keep most people will be happy. It's just a shame that a screen of this scale is the limited resolution that it is.

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8.0
Digital Versus Mar 6, 2014

... it's a fluid, responsive phone with good multimedia capabilities that make it fun to use during the daily grind. The only deal-breaker is whether or not you're ready to handle a phone this size.

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6.0
T3 Mar 7, 2014

The Nokia Lumia 1320 offers strong performance, lots of features and 4G connectivity at a great price.

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6.0
TrustedReviews Mar 14, 2014

The Nokia Lumia 1320 is a big phone that doesn’t try to hide its oversized dimensions. However, the large screen’s benefits don’t outweigh the practical issues of a phone this size, especially one that weighs as much as 220g.

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6.0
TechRadar Mar 6, 2014

You'll be getting a strong Windows Phone 8 experience here, but that can be had for less money and in a more desirable package these days.

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First Looks

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Engadget Oct 22, 2013

Compared to is near-identical 1520 sibling and our 1020, the 720p display is understandably not as vibrant nor as sharp, but it's still pretty good given its price. Not a bad job overall.

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CNET Oct 22, 2013

I do admit getting a screen with half the pixel density, not to mention a low-res camera sensor, certainly stings. Still, if all you want is the productivity power of Windows Phone 8 splayed across a gigantic display, the Lumia 1320's rock-bottom price looks like a sweetheart of a deal.

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Gizmodo Oct 22, 2013

While I’m really partial to Nokia’s Lumia design, the fact that they chose glossy polycarbonate for a 6-inch device is mind-boggling. You want more grip with larger devices, so it would’ve been great to see the matt finish on these two phones.

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Pocket-Lint Oct 22, 2013

For a well-priced phablet that has all the latest Lumia apps, the 1320 is ideal. If you don't mind the weaker camera, dual-core CPU and 720p screen but you want the 6-inch display this is a great option for those not wishing to shell out on the Lumia 1520.

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CNET Asia Oct 22, 2013

The Lumia 1320 isn't the most powerful or exciting handset from the Nokia World launch lineup, but you can't ignore the fact that it has a large 6-inch display that is capable of showing the new three-column Live Tile layout.

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Wired UK Oct 22, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 1320 is yet another 6-inch handset with an HD display. With a dual-core processor it isn't quite the powerhouse the 1520 is, but it's aimed at a younger market who will be shopping on a smaller budget.

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PC World Australia Oct 25, 2013

The Nokia Lumia 1320 is a mid-range Windows Phone with slightly downgraded specifications from the Lumia 1520. Like that model, this is an oversized smartphone (or phablet), but it's lower price means it is targeted at the low-mid range market segment.

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TechRadar Oct 22, 2013

We can't help but feel nonplussed by this effort from Nokia, simply because the Lumia 1520 is so much better in a number of ways - although given it's under half the price of the Lumia 1520, perhaps there's still a place in the market for this under-powered phablet.

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GSM Arena Oct 22, 2013

Saying that the Lumia 1320 is the lesser of the new smartphone duo is a bit of a misnomer, as there's really nothing small about a handset of such size.

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phoneArena Oct 22, 2013

The display on the Lumia 1320 does not have the same resolution, still the 1280x720 panel does of fine job of showing off the color and detail to be found in the Windows Phone user experience. The Lumia 1320 also benefits from ultra-bright, super-sensitive touch and ClearBlack features.

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TrustedReviews Oct 22, 2013

Nokia’s double-pronged attack on the 6-inch smartphone market is a bold, and slightly confused move. While the Nokia Lumia 1520 dazzles, the cheaper Lumia 1320 is solid without setting the world alight.

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WPCentral Oct 22, 2013

The removable shell does mean you get the chance to change it up a little, and the Lumia 1320 has a choice of yellow, black, white and a pretty vivid orange/red colour. It's actually pretty hot.

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The Verge Oct 22, 2013

The Lumia 1320 might be twice the size of your wallet with a 6-inch display, but it drops the 1080p resolution found on the Lumia 1520 in favor of a 720p screen ... and it certainly looks impressive for a low-cost device.

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The Next Web Oct 23, 2013

Nokia is expanding its range of mid-tier Windows Phone 8 smartphones with the Lumia 1320, a 6-inch, 720p device with a 5-megapixel camera and a 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor.

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7.0
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This phone is not so bad the way Engadget guys have reviewed it, their people have no sense how to breakup the features for a review, do not forget it is a budget phone with huge HD display

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