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Nokia Lumia 1520

Nokia Lumia 1520

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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

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

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 Review

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.

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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
86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

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

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

86
 

User Reviews

100
MikeL1970
I was all iOS from the 3G to the 4 (and, prior to that, I used Psion, Handspring,...read more
100
niki9001
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
100
rainshark
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
78
Average Critic Score
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Pocket-Lint
If you're only priority is getting the fastest, most visually stunning Windows Phone handset in the world, then you need look no further.
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TechRadar
... we can honestly say this might be the first Nokia phone in ages that we can recommend without worry.
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TrustedReviews
... the overall package feels bang on the mark from first use. In a market of super-sized, super-speced smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 1520 has brought the Finnish manufacturer back into the race.
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Engadget
As the new flagship device, its top notch 1080p display is well worth the extra money over the lesser 1320.
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CNET Asia
Taken together, top-tier screen, processor, and camera specs make the 1520 the most advanced Windows Phone device there is, although its massive form won't appeal to everyone. It'll also be Nokia's most expensive handset.
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GSM Arena
The good news is the Lumia 1520 feels built like a tank. It feels extremely solid in the hand and very pleasant to the touch. We have no doubt it will hold up greatly against everyday wear and tear.
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Gizmodo
The 1520, which we focussed most of our attention on, runs on the latest build of Windows Phone 8, GDR3. The only noticeable lag felt was when I opened up the new Nokia Storyteller app, but it wasn’t before long that the images popped up and I was able to view the geo-tagged photos.
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SlashGear
If there was going to be a previous Lumia for Nokia to take 1520 inspiration from, we’d have liked it to have been the metal-edged Lumia 925. Instead, the new phone has the pillowed edges but none of the metal, sticking instead with polycarbonate plastic.
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The Inquirer
The Lumia 1520 looks like a typical Nokia device. Set to launch in four different colours - black, white, red and yellow - the handset features a polycarbonate casing similar to that of the Nokia Lumia 920 handset, but at 8.7mm thick the Finnish firm's latest device is substantially thinner.
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The Next Web
The stand-out feature is a 6-inch, 1080p display; a first for Windows Phone 8, made possible by the latest firmware update announced by Microsoft for its homegrown mobile platform. It’s also packing a quad-core, 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and a mighty 20-megapixel PureView camera.

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