Nokia Lumia 1520: Top eight new features

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Nokia Lumia 1520: Top eight new features
Nokia finally launched its highly-anticipated Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi, amidst much fanfare. While the latest Lumia 1520 doesn't look much different from its other Lumia siblings in terms of design, it comes with several new features. The Finnish handset maker has introduced a bevy of enhanced hardware specs and better apps on the Lumia 1520. Here are the top eight features of the Nokia Lumia 1520.

1. First full-HD Windows Phone

The highlight of the Nokia's latest phablet is the full-HD display. The Nokia Lumia 1520 becomes the first Windows Phone to feature a 1080p HD resolution. The company also noted at the event that the latest Lumia 1520 comes with sunlight readability enhancements. While Windows Phone platform was until now limited to WXGA resolution, the third Microsoft Windows Phone update has brought the support for full-HD display to the OS.

2. Third Live Tile column in homescreen

Another big improvement in the Nokia Lumia 1520 has been the introduction of the third Live Tile column on the Start screen, which does offer more to view on the homescreen. Microsoft's third Windows Phone update brought the third Live Tile column in the Start screen for Windows Phone sporting HD and full-HD displays. The Nokia Lumia 1520 becomes the one of the first Windows Phone to feature the third Live Tile column on the homescreen.

3. Powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor

Nokia's new phablet device, the Lumia 1520 is a beast in terms of hardware. The phone features a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and becomes the first Windows Phone to be backed by a quad-core processor.

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4. Nokia Rich Recording

Nokia takes the Lumia 1520's video recording capability to the next level with revamped Nokia Rich Recording feature, first seen on Lumia 1020. The device comes with four microphones and also includes directional stereo recording capability for capturing videos with distortion free audio from the ideal direction for perfect and clear sound.

5. Nokia Beamer app

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Nokia has also introduced a new Nokia Beamer app on the Lumia 1520 which enables users to share content to any HTML5 enabled device. Users can share contents like images, documents, location details and even camera viewfinder from the Lumia 1520 to any compatible screen through social media, emails as well as SMS.

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6. Nokia Storyteller app

After multiple leaks, the Nokia Storyteller app is now official. Nokia's new Storyteller feature organizes clicked images into stories with chronological order using HERE location details. Users can also check for details and reviews of a location on HERE map using the Storyteller app. The app has also been introduced on Lumia 1320 and Lumia 2520 tablet.

7. Nokia Camera app

Nokia's new Nokia Camera app combines two popular apps, the Nokia Pro Cam and Nokia Smart Cam into one app. The new Nokia Camera app brings new editing and sharing features to the Lumia 1520. The Nokia Camera app includes new camera algorithms and comes with a new feature dubbed colour pop. It also sports a smart mode which can shoot a number of images in a moment and allows removing unnecessary objects form the images.

8. Lumia Black

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While unveiling the Nokia Lumia 1520, the company also announced that it is working on an firmware update dubbed Lumia Black which will be built on Microsoft's third Windows Phone update and that it will bring the above newly revealed software features to its existing Window Phone 8 smartphones. The Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320 are currently the only devices to feature the new firmware.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent screen
  • High-quality camera for stills and video
  • Powerful components
  • Bad
  • Interface not optimised for the big screen
  • Uncomfortable grip
Display6.00-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 800
Front Camera1.2-megapixel
Rear Camera20-megapixel
RAM2GB
Storage32GB
Battery Capacity3400mAh
OSWindows Phone 8
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
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