Nokia Lumia 1520

Verge Review

Three years ago, Nokia shipped over 110 million smartphones worldwide. None had a display larger than 3.5 inches. Today the company moves far fewer smartphones, every single one of them with a display bigger than its largest option in 2010. These days things are different. It’s practically impossible to find a smartphone with a screen smaller than 4 inches, and the race to make a bigger smartphone gets more and more crowded every quarter. Samsung’s giant, crossover Note devices have sold...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.34 mm
Weight 0.46 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 8

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Tech Specs


Height 6.40 inches
Width 3.36 mm
Thickness 0.34 mm
Weight 0.46 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Yellow, Black, White, Red
Loudspeaker Stereo
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)


Screen size (diagonal) 6 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (Y) 1920 px
Resolution (X) 1080 px
PPI 367
Touchscreen type Capacitive


GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1900, 850
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11 a/c
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
NFC support Yes


Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon 800
Clock speed 2.2 GHz
Number of cores 4


RAM size 2 GB


Internal size 32 MB
External Yes
Max external size 64 GB
External type microSD

Front Camera

Resolution 1 megapixels
Video resolution 720i

Rear Camera

Resolution 20 megapixels
Flash Dual LED
Video resolution 1080p
Video framerate 30


Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 8


Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB


Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer


Capacity 3400 mAh

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by interesting (Currently owns)

    The Nokia Lumia 1520 is quite the wonderful device. Hardware wise it is quite important and it operates very smoothly and effortlessly. After I purchased the device a couple very important apps did come to windows phone like vine, instagram , and temple run 2. The app problem is not so large anymore, but there are niggles in the os that need to be fixed. The performance is great, bu the these small details needs to fixed like a notification center, custom volume center and better multitasking. Other than that, it is the most beautiful piece of hardware I have seen. I would not use any other phone right now, but I am hoping windows phone 8.1 will fix much of these niggles that users may have had with the 1520.

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