Lumia 1520 Review

Posted on May 17, 2015 by
Lumia 1520 Review

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a nice sized smartphone with a very generous camera for its size. The display is 6 inches and the camera is 20 megapixels. The video capabilities and photos capabilities are especially nice. It is a Windows phone and comes with Windows Phone 8.1 pre-installed. Users have access to games and other apps on the Windows Store. Though not as robust as the Apple App Store or Android Store, there are still many applications available. The Lumia 1520 is also very good for web browsing, Facebook, Email, and multi-tasking.

Overall, I would recommend this phone for users that want a large size screen and great photo and video capabilities. The physical size of the phone is just a small amount larger that the iPhone 6 Plus. The photos are great for a smart phone. Personally, the phone is just a bit larger that I would have liked, but still a great option. I did get more adjusted to the size of the phone over time and it did fit well in the breast pocket of my button-down shirts. The screen resolution is very impressive with crisp visually appealing images.

Full Disclosure: I received a Lumia 1520 unit to review and also received a Windows Store gift card to try out games.

<>h2Technical Specifications
Operating System
Software release: Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan

Size & weight
Height: 162.8 mm
Width: 85.4 mm
Thickness: 8.7 mm
Weight: 206 g

Display size: 6 ''
Display resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Display colours: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD
Pixel density: 368 ppi
Display features: Brightness control, Orientation sensor, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Sunlight readability enhancements, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2, Easy to clean, High brightness mode, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle
Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch

Maximum memory card size: 64 GB
Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
Free cloud storage3: 18 GB
User data storage: In device, Memory card, OneDrive cloud storage, App and data storage on memory card

Replaceable battery: No
Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
Battery voltage: 3.8 V
Wireless charging5: Yes, with accessory cover
Maximum standby time: 32 days
Maximum talk time (2G): 27.4 h
Maximum talk time (3G): 25.1 h
Maximum music playback time: 95 h
Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 11 h
Maximum video playback time: 10.8 h

CPU name: Snapdragonâ„¢ 800
Number of cores: Quad core
Clock rate: 2200 MHz