22nd October, 2013 was a busy day for all gadgets lovers, whether they are of Nokia or Apple. Yesterday a series of brand new products were unveiled creating a whole day buzz in the market and with few more expectation on what would be the next. We are here with our view on Nokia Lumia 1520 – A smartphone by Nokia which looks beautiful outside and packs up a beast in terms of hardware configuration.
Nokia Lumia 1520 – Specifications And Features
Nokia Lumia 1520 Display & Design
Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first Windows smartphone with a 6inch display making it the king in terms of Display of Windows phone. ^inch screen size provided room further enhancements in the display. Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with 1080p resolution of display and three live tile column. Third windows update brought up support for third live tile column as well as support for Full-HD resolution devices which prior to this update was only supporting up to WXGA resolution. The third live tile column in Nokia Lumia 1520 adds up to a nice look as well as exposure and place for more apps to be arranged andhence quick access for greater number of apps without scrolling the screen.
Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 along with 368ppi pixel density. It supports 24bit 16M colors and comes with an aspect ratio of 16:9. the screen is LCD type with IPS and ClearBlack Display technology.
Other display features included in Nokia Lumia 1520 are Brightness control, Orientation sensor, High brightness mode, Refresh rate 60 Hz, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2, Easy to clean, Nokia Glance screen, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Sunlight readability enhancements, Super sensitive touch .
Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with huge and great display quality with the colors looking really awesome and viewing angles are also not compromised. However on the outer design part, it bears the very same Lumia look seen earlier. Talking about the dimension it measures 162.8mm x 85.4mm x 8.7mm and weighs 209grams.
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The only thing which seemed to be missing was a stylus. Though it seems Nokia is not in favours of making space for stylus in Lumia body but at this screen size, it would have been of great use.
Nokia Lumia 1520 Processor & Memory
Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core processor with a clock speed of 2.2GHz. This is being also used in the Windows RT tablet Nokia Lumia 2250 announced at the same event yesterday. This does enhance the Lumia Processing power considerably making the smartphone super responsive. You can feel this for yourself when you start switching between the apps.
It offers a bunch of storage options like the internal memory and expandable option and not to forget Microsoft online storage option – Skydrive. Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. If this (internal memory) is not enough for you, then Lumia also comes with an option of expanding the memory by upto 64GB via microSD card. And as a bonus prize you also get 7GB of online storage space in Microsoft Skydrive.
Nokia Lumia 1520 Camera
Personally whenever I am into something related to Nokia Lumia Smartphone, the first thing I am concerned about is the camera. Nokia Lumia comes with 20MP PureView camera with Zeiss optics. It comes with dual LED flash with a range of 3M. Since we are talking about a Lumia smartphone, it is pretty much obvious that it will be having some special features we have been seeing in other smartphones with PureView camera. It can record videos at full HD resolution of 1080p at 30fps.
Few Photography Apps included in Nokia Lumia 1520 with their features.
Nokia Lumia 1520 Camera Features
- Main camera – other features: Optical image stabilization, PureView, Backside-illuminated image sensor, 6-lens optics, High resolution zoom 2x.
- Digital camera add-ons: Cinemagraph lens, Bing vision, PhotoBeamer, Creative Studio, Nokia Camera.
The secondary camera included on Lumia 1520 is 1.2MP HD wide-angle camera which can snap pictures of 1280 x 960 pixels. It can also record HD videos at 720p.
Nokia Lumia 1520 connectivity Options
- Nano SIM Card Support only
- MicroUSB Charging support
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- Micro-USB-B System Connector
- USB version: USB 2.0
- Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
- Bluetooth profiles and features: OPP v1.1, HFP v1.5, A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.4, PBAP v1.1, GAVDP v1.2
- Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Wi-Fi security Options : WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA-Personal, WPA, WEP, WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, EAP-SIM/AKA
Nokia Lumia 1520 Data Networks
- LTE ( DL: 150 Mbps and UL: 50 Mbps )
- WCDMA ( DL: HSDPA – 42.2 Mbps and UL: HSUPA – 5.76 Mbps)
- GSM ( EGPRS 236.8 kbps and UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps)
Nokia Lumia 1520 Battery Backup
Nokia Lumia comes with a non removable battery of 3,400mAh battery capacity. Let’s have a look at backup time it has to offer.
- Maximum standby time: 32 days
- Maximum talk time (2G Network): 27.4 h
- Maximum talk time (3G Network): 25.1 h
- Maximum music playback time: 124 h
- Maximum video playback time: 10.8 h
- Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 13.6 h
Seeing the on paper data, it really looks impressive and gives a hint that it could easily sustain for a long time before the battery juices drains out completely.
Nokia Lumia 1520 Key Specifications
- 20 MP PureView Rear Camera
- 1.2MP front camera
- 6” Full-HD IPS LCD Display
- Snapdragon™ 800 Quad-Core Processor
- Colour Options :
Nokia Lumia 1520 video