Encounter with a Goliath – Nokia Lumia 1520
By Rahul Radhakrishnan | 2 May 2014
At first glance the Lumia 1520 looks like a magnified Lumia 925 - it has almost same design and build except for it ditches aluminum, with a small camera hump. The 6 inch display fills up your hands and your face. There is nothing much in the front.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 has a 6" IPS LCD screen of 1080p resolution, the pixel density works out to 367ppi. The LCD incorporates Nokia's ClearBlack tech - a set of polarizing filters, which minimize glare. Plus, Gorilla Glass 2 on top for protection.
The 1080p IPS LCD display is one gorgeous display very similar to HTC One’s Super LCD3 display, it has excellent real tone color reproduction unlike Super Amoled , viewing angles are excellently wide with only a minor shift in contrast when going to extremes , adjustable saturation and temperature levels, and you’ve got an outstanding Smartphone display. The front of the phablet is entirely coated with Gorilla Glass 2, which covers the screen, the capacitive keys and front camera. It is powered by 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2GB of Ram. So it is no slouch. It has the latest processor and latest hardware.
Rounding out the superstar spec sheet is the 1520′s storage capacity. In addition to the 32GB of onboard storage, the 1520 also offers a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion up to an additional 64GB – making it the only flagship Nokia device to do so.
Battery life is great with the massive battery of 3,400mAh, light-weight Windows Phone OS and power-efficient display, the Lumia 1520 is well ahead of the other phablets
The phablet also comes with built-in wireless charging. Add in 802.11ac, BT 4.0, and NFC support; and LTE capability (only for US I believe) alongside HSPA+, alongside HSPA+, and you’re looking at the highest-end Windows Phone ever to hit the market.
The 20MP PureView module is optically-stabilized, with six-element Carl Zeiss optics and a 1/2.5 inch sensor with an aperture rating of f/2.4, complimented with a dual-LED flash. It can capture both 5mp oversampled image and 19mp images in one shot, . Lossless digital zoom of 2x is available,. It can capture 1080 videos and RAW DNG images.
It is a huge phone and that itself is a letdown for me. But seeing the sales our local manufacturers are making through phablets, I see lot of people is not like me and they enjoy media consumption with a huge phone. Right now it truly is a match for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in hardware and sometimes better, but in software departments, Note 3 with its top notch multitasking and cool S-pen features, Lumia is no match for it. But if your idea is to have a huge phablet with Big screen with an awesome camera and you love using phone for multimedia consumption and Microsoft office suite for work, this phone is for you, this phone is for you, if you are a poweruser, nothing beats the Note 3.