Nokia Lumia 1520

86
Engadget
Score
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Nokia Lumia 1520 review: the best Windows Phone device yet

Summary

The Lumia 1520 offers a Windows Phone experience unlike any we've seen before. With its top-notch hardware, fantastic imaging and constantly improving firmware, this is by far our favorite WP8 device.

from $584.99+
Pros
  • Vibrant display
  • Top-of-the-line hardware
  • Great imaging experience
  • Solid build quality
Cons
  • Can be uncomfortable to hold
  • 6-inch display may be too big for some
Nokia Lumia 1520 review: the best Windows Phone device yet

Windows Phone has never looked this good. The latest update to Microsoft's mobile operating system, known as Update 3, added support for 1080p displays, large smartphone screens and state-of-the-art processors. And now, these features are finally showing up on actual hardware. The first device to tick off all these boxes is the Nokia Lumia 1520, a 6-inch flagship with all of the trimmings we've been waiting to see on a Windows Phone device for three years now.

Because high-end Windows Phones have been limited to whatever specs Microsoft officially supports, we've felt that Nokia's flagships didn't differ enough in specs from the lowest-end Lumias to justify the enormous price difference. At least, they didn't until now. The Lumia 1520 is the first top-of-the-line Windows Phone device that brings the best possible components. So, what's WP8 like on hardware that isn't behind the times? Let's find out.

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Scores

Engadget

86
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
8.9
Battery life
7.7
Camera
8.3
Ease of use
8.3
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
6 inches
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
32 GB
Screen size
6 inches
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