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Nokia Lumia 1320

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.

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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.
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Scores

Engadget

73
 

User Reviews

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

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Windows Phone
Screen size
622
Internal memory
81
Camera
Yes

General

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (3400 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc)

Storage

Internal memory
8 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
UMA support
No
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Wmv) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Games, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather

Carriers

Regions offered
Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle east

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (GSM) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa)

Display

Screen size
6 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
245 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.7 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
Yes
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
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