Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 1520
Nokia World, Abu Dhabi. Nokia announced their latest flagship smartphone here in Abu Dhabi for the 2013 Nokia World event. The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the successor to the Lumia 1020 and packs a lot of first.
The Lumia 1520 is the first in the phablet category with a 6-inch display. It’s also the first one to have a full HD 1080p resolution and the first to also have a quad-core processor running Snapdragon 800 chip.
The 6-inch smartphone comes with the latest update from Micrsoft and now supports 3 columns of Live Tiles with options for 3 different tile sizes, much like the Live Tiles on Windows 8.1 laptops.
The new UI looks more lively and refreshing too.
Instead of the thick girth like the Lumia 1020, Nokia opted for a slimmer profile like the Lumia 925 PureView resulting to a thin 8.7mm dimension.
Here’s the complete hardware configuration as provided by Nokia.
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
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 handset still feels light for its size even at 209 grams. The display has super sensitive touch for glove and nail usage.
The PureView camera at the back is much smaller compared to the 1020 and is closer to the Lumia 925. Nokia placed a total of 4 microphones around the device so you can record directional stereo for a more surround-sound like quality.
Just like the other Lumia devices, the design signature of Nokia is very evident in the Lumia 1520.
The Lumia 1520 will be priced at $749 before taxes and subsidies. It’s available in red, yellow, black and white.
Nokai is set to release the handset this quarter but we’re expecting a late November or early December launch in the Philippines.