Nokia Lumia 1520

Lumia 1520

The Lumia 1520 is the first phablet to be released by Nokia and it is a great entrant to the oversized smartphone market. The Lumia 1520’s 6” Full HD display will put it in competition with the tablet-esque Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One Max. While the phone is large, Nokia have tried their hardest not to make it cumbersome. Indeed, the Lumia 1520 is relatively light in comparison to other smartphones and the ergonomic curved edges make it comfortable to hold.

The device is available in red, black, white and yellow and a mix of gloss and matte finishes.

However, The Nokia Lumia 1520 is more than pretty face. Equipped with 2GB of RAM and a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, it is a highly responsive device and the first Windows Phone to have a quad-core central processing unit.

Not only does the Lumia 1520 have a respectable 32GB of on-board memory, but it has a microSD slot which means that you can complement this with up to 64GB of additional memory.

While its camera does not measure up to the Lumia 1020’s impressive 41MP, the Lumia 1520’s 20MP camera is certainly a cut above the average smartphone camera!

While the Windows Phone OS may be less popular than Android and iOS, the operating system has a range of features that make it a worthy competitor. HERE Drive+ Beta provides you with directions and voice guidance both online and offline—so no need to worry about getting lost if there is poor signal in an area. Using your camera’s video stream, HERE City Lens labels all the services and sights that are near you. This is a great way to get to know a new city!

Another useful innovative feature of the Windows Phone operating system is that the home screen is made of Live Tiles. The tiles are customizable in size, color and content and provide quick access to your favorite applications, documents, websites, directions and people. In addition, Live Tiles connected to social media applications, automatically update in real time. This means that you are always up-to-date with what’s going on in your networks.

Nokia are also claiming that their new smartphone is ‘fit for business’, which suggests that they are gearing towards the business market as well as the personal smartphone market. Indeed, the phone is equipped with Microsoft Office as well as a selection of recognized business applications such as Exchange and Lync. Nokia also claim that the smartphone has enterprise-level security.