What's this? Overall score is based mainly on Ease of use, Messaging, Web browsing, Display quality, Voice quality, Phoning, Battery life, Camera Image and Video quality, and Portability. Music, camera, and other features and capabilities are also considered. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points. Phones are listed in performance order, within carriers. Due to test upgrades, and phone firmware updates, results may vary from past Ratings.
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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a smart phone designed for use on the AT&T network, including its HSPA+ and LTE "4G" network. It runs on the Windows Phone operating system. This model has a 6-inch touch-screen display, an 18.7-megapixel camera, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a smart phone designed for use on the AT&T network, including its HSPA+ and LTE "4G" network. It can also be used internationally.
It has a 6-inch touch-screen display, measures 6.4 by 3.4 by 0.4 inches and weighs 7.3 ounces. It runs on the Windows Phone operating system.
The Lumia 1520 has an 18.7-megapixel camera that can record high-definition video, a front-facing camera, and a music player. It also features a virtual QWERTY keyboard that's useful for messaging and Web searches. This phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, and GPS navigation capability. Web browsing, e-mail, and texting capabilities are also included. It can act as a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
This Nokia phone has a standard 3.5mm jack. It has 16GB of built-in memory, and supports memory cards of up to 64GB.
About This Brand
Nokia, one of the world's leading handset makers, is now owned by Microsoft. In the U.S., it is mainly known for its Lumia line of phones that runs on the Windows Phone operating system. The Lumia line is known for its advanced, high-resolution camera (up to 38.2 megapixels) and intuitive Windows interface.
Features & Specs - Nokia Lumia 1520 (AT&T)
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Total storage provided (GB) Total storage (gigabytes) provided, both internal and external, for the operating system, apps, content, and etc.
Total storage provided (GB)
Camera (megapixels) Specifies, in megapixels, the maximum resolution of the rear-facing built-in camera. A camera with a 0.3 megapixel value is also referred to as VGA.
Camera recording resolution The maximum recording resolution of the phone's primary video camera: Ultra HD, 1080p, 720p, or SD (Standard Definition).
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Touch screen Full touch-sensitive displays respond to light contact with a stylus, finger, or both. They provide an alternate, and sometimes more direct, method to input data and launch phone features and controls. But they might require two hands to operate, and they smudge more frequently than their non-touch counterparts. A multi-touch display lets you zoom in and out of photos or Web pages using two fingers (for instance, your thumb and index fingers), by pinching or spreading you fingers. This gives you greater control than other zoom methods.
QWERTY keyboard Keyboards make composing and editing text and e-mail messages much easier than a keypad does. Some phones have keyboards that try to save space by having some letters, numbers, and symbols share a key. Those "condensed" keyboards, though still more convenient than a keypad, are not quite as easy to handle as full QWERTY keyboards.
Document editing All smart phones, and some conventional cell phones, allow you to review documents. Some models add the convenience of creating, deleting, and editing them out of the box.
Music player Indicates the phone has a built-in MP3 player. Most players have full capabilities, allowing you to sort or view tracks according to genre, album or artist, playlists, etc. They also typically have more than one playback option, such as repeat and shuffle. The small number of phones that lack these convenient features are rather cumbersome to use.
Voice command This feature allows you dial numbers from your phone book by speaking the name, without the usual training. You can also dial numbers by pronouncing the digits.
GPS navigation All phones have some type of location-based technology to help emergency responders find you when you dial 911. Many phones support GPS Navigation, services which integrate GPS with maps and search engines to give you real-time, spoken, turn-by-turn directions to an entered address, or to help you find nearby businesses by name or category, such as Joe's Pizzeria or hospitals. We indicate which phones have GPS navigation capability as reported by the carrier and manufacturer. Some phones lack automatic rerouting, spoken turn-by-turn directions, and other advanced capabilities, which limit their usefulness while driving. We don't consider obscure third-party applications or hardware attachments.
4G broadband data Indicates which models are considered "4G" based on the definitions from the carriers. Check with your carrier to see which broadband data networks are available in your area.
I purchased this Nokia Lumia 1520 from AT&T and later had it unlocked so I can utilize it on T-Mobile. This phone is superior. Has one of the longest lasting batteries I've ever experienced, sound quality is excellent, speaker phone is clear and crisp, operating system (8.1) works flawlessly and built-in antenna assures great overall reception and response. I've never been a Windows promoter but MS has gotten Windows Mobile 8.1 done right! This phone is a bit heavy but sure easily replaces a tablet, perfect size for on the go, and battery life is really good.
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By Mt Tam
from San Francisco
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I love this phone and the windows platform. I switched form iOS this year and have found the phone and Windows a delight. I am now all in on Windows after selling all Macs and dropping Apple. Phone is great if you don't mind a large phone. Make sure your hand fits around it and you can use it with one hand. <br /><br />I keep mine in a billfold and now simply use it as wallet and phone so one less thing to carry and keep track of. I have also found that I don't use my tablet anymore and this works as both tablet and phone which I really like but didn't expect. Large screen for pictures is awesome, and the Nokia camera and photo Apps are spectacular. I have not found many key apps that are missing so that's not really an issue for me.