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Nokia Lumia 1320

Nokia Lumia 1320

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73 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

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.
73 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

73
 

User Reviews

70
andyy9999
This phone is not so bad the way Engadget guys have reviewed it, their people...read more
80
Somdeep
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
70
kdsmanu
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
67
Average Critic Score
Product Review
Pocket-Lint
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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TechRadar
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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Engadget
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
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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CNET Asia
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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GSM Arena
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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Gizmodo
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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phoneArena
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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The Next Web
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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TrustedReviews
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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