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December 19, 2013

Unboxing: Nokia Lumia 1520

Last night, Nokia Philippines hosted a small Christmas dinner to members of the media and bloggers where they introduced the new line of Lumia and Asha phones. We came home winning a new Lumia 1520 which we immediately unboxed.

The last time we saw the Lumia 1520 was during the global launch in Abu Dhabi back in October.

The Lumia 1520 is set to be released in the Philippines sometime in January 2014 although we’re still guessing what the suggested retail price would be.

The second time around, the Lumia 1520 looks much more stunning. The ClearBlack display and full HD resolution is very clear and crisp, highlighted by the 6-inch Gorilla Glass display.

It’s also very thin and feels a bit hefty, but that’s to be expected. The unibody design is covered in glossy polycarbonate material that looks and feels very premium (although it’s also a fingerprint and smudge-magnet).

Nokia has also leveled-up and made the internal hardware at par with all of the flagship handsets in the market (specifically the Android market).

Nokia Lumia 1520 specs:
6-inch ClearBlack Display @ full HD 1920×1080 pixels
Gorilla Glass 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor
Adreno 330 Graphics
2GB RAM
32GB internal storage
64GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, ac
LTE 150/50 mbps, DC-HSPA 42mbps
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
GPS w/ aGPS, GLONASS
20MP PureView rear camera, dual LED flash
1.2MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 3,400mAh battery
Windows Phone 8
162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7mm (dimensions)
209 grams (weight)

The Lumia 1520 is certainly, and by far, the most promising the nicest-looking Windows Phone handset ever. Large, full HD display, top of the line processor, huge battery capacity, much faster LTE support, and the 20-megapixel PureView camera.

Nokia Philippines is set to officially launch the Lumia 1520 this January 2014 though they have not shared the retail price yet. Watch out for our full review in a week.

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36 Responses to “Unboxing: Nokia Lumia 1520”

  1. witzki says:

    I-raffle na yan.

  2. joemreyes
    Twitter: joemreyes
    says:

    raffle, raffle, raffle!

  3. abuzalzal says:

    Sinayang yung hardware, ewan ko kung anong gamit ng Snapdragon 800 sa Windows, mukhang wala ata

  4. Ryan says:

    Prang ang sarap gmitin ng gnitong kalakas ng specs sa windows. nganga nalng ako khit s4 gmit ko. promising toh.

  5. raffle raffle its a perfect gift for xmas <3

  6. Jherwynne
    Twitter: jherwyne
    says:

    Install na yan ng DOTA hahahaha…. :)

  7. Abby says:

    “although it’s also a fingerprint and smudge-magnet” – in almost all reviews here in this website, this is always mentioned. Not an important factor for me cause fingerprints will most probably imprint on anything we touch! You can just wipe it off.

    Why not just talk about camera or video quality or any other important things than fingerprinting alone. Geez! :)

    • AsusFan says:

      May full review naman daw po in a week sabi ni Abe…

      Excited lang sila kasi biruin mo naman napanalunan lang nila yan….

      Kumbaga initial impression lang yung sinulat nya dito…

    • random says:

      “Why not just talk about camera or video quality or any other important things than fingerprinting alone. Geez! :)”

      Come’on unboxing nga lang ito, saka sabi rin naman sa dulo ng article na mag-intay nga daw pra sa full review. pa-geez-geez pa kasi eh ^o^)v

    • siphone says:

      The glossy material (Red) is the only material that is fingerprint-magnet. The matte finish on the other colors (Yellow, black and white) is not like this.

  8. Moonshines says:

    got mine from the mail last december 3 (got it from expansys.ph) and i must say ITS MASSIVE AND VERY IMPRESSIVE.

    • siphone says:

      I’m planning to buy from expansys as well. Did you extend your warranty to 1 year? I am just concerned that if the device encounters problems, the user will have to send it back to expansys.

    • Moonshines says:

      I suggest wait till it get released here in the Philippines. the warranty doesn’t extend to the Philippines. I threw one just to be safe just in case something happens to the phone. and another rigor is, the CUSTOMS. i got charged for another 4700 and it took customs 2 days before they could clear the item out so FedEx can deliver it to my doorstep. i suggest wait till Nokia release it here. by the way here is my Lumia 1520 side by side with my ativ s. http://i44.tinypic.com/eimuxl.jpg

    • siphone says:

      Thanks for the advise.. I thought you have to ship it back to them for repair and chek-up if the problems arise on the phone… I guess I will wait for a little while until it gets released here in Manila.

  9. Captain Backfire says:

    This unboxing article, summarized in a picture:

    http://www.survivedavis.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/owl.jpg

    • Citizen Cain says:

      The perfect analogy! I was expecting a proper unboxing, you know – what else is inside the box?! I am not a hater but this is just stupid. Sorry

  10. Milhouse says:

    Dahil lang may isang picture ng box eh naging “unboxing article” na ito?!!!

  11. ymer2682
    Twitter: ymermigev
    says:

    excited for this device…hopefully the price won’t be too steep (asa!=) btw, a shot of everything inside the box would have been nice but thanks for this heads up.. looking forward to reading your review of the unit.. =)

  12. Jay says:

    Excited for this (big) baby to come out. Since this is an unboxing article, I was expecting to see what’s actually in the box, aside from the phone itself (charger, earphone, manual, microSD card (?)).

    • Moonshines says:

      it came only with (for my case, that is)a charger and a headset. thats about it. but if youre going to buy it in Vietnam, they’ll throw in a JBL speakers (not sure if its capable of wireless chargin)

    • Jay says:

      Wow!JBL speakers! Doubt that will happen here but who knows?

    • siphone says:

      If the phone comes with a charging pillow or speakers, I wouldn’t mind paying 31 to 33k pesos to get it. I am guessing they will start the price at P36k like the 1020.

  13. kz says:

    Phone resembles much of the lumia 1020, tried playing out test unit of the 1020in nokia store. Downside, the gorilla glass,black front display tend to come off, natatanggal cya..lumalabas parang low quality pagawa..sayang

  14. cheska says:

    i finally get mine, all i can say its the phone that suits for me coz i like the big screen and its really fast in loading any applications, this is my first time using a windows fone and so far im enjoying it…

  15. tmcr7 says:

    Nokia, medyo bad timing ang release date niyo dito sa Pilipinas. Huli na naman. Wala nang pera ang mga tao sa Enero.

  16. nokiasucks says:

    well, it is another “overpromising” device by a dying company like Nokia.
    I just remember the time when Kodak was number 1 and then being eaten alive by Nikon and Canon.
    So don’t waste your money on this device.
    SAYANG PERA!

  17. Andy says:

    The Lumia 1520 is the best all-round Windows Phone 8 smartphone on the market. It’s blisteringly fast, the display is fantastic and the camera – while not up to the standards of the Lumia 1020 – still destroys almost everything aside from the iPhone.

    • cheska says:

      so true its a good thing i live here in dubai i got the chance to get it right away, so far so good, its really fast, i dont have any regrets switching to lumia, with regards to their application its still growing, you dont need to have many applications anyways as long as basic applications that you wanted then that’s fine, and the battery is a plus.

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