The Nokia Lumia 1520 is just like the rest of the premium Lumia smartphones we've seen, but bigger and faster. The advanced imaging and the custom app selection by Nokia will make the difference against Android phablets, with the Snapdragon 800 making sure the Finn won't feel outgunned. Sounds like a promise for the best experience yet on Windows Phone. Body and Display:
The dimensions of the phone are 162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm. It weighs about 209 grams. The phone has a IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours. Capacitive touch screens work by recognizing the electrical properties of the human body instead of pressure. But capacitive touch screens are more sensitive than resistive touch screens.
The screen size is 6 inches with approximately 347 ppi pixel density. The screen resolution of the phone is 1080 x 1920 pixels. The touchscreen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Memory:
The phone has a microSD card slot. The external memory can be extended up to 64 GB. The internal memory of the phone is available in two variants - 16 GB or 32 GB. The phone has an impressive Random Access Memory of 2 GB. Connectivity:
Nokia Lumia 1520 utilizes both EDGE and GPRS technologies in order to connect to cellular networks. Wi-Fi is also available. It has the facility of Bluetooth connection and micro USB which help to connect with other hardware devices directly or indirectly. NFC is available. Near Field Communication enables data exchange between two electronic devices which are not more than 10 cm apart.Camera:
This phone has a 20 megapixel primary camera. The features of the camera include Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1/2.5'' sensor size, PureView technology, dual capture, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama etc. There is a 1.2 megapixel secondary camera on the front to make video calls.Features: OS:
OS is an infrastructure operating component of a smartphone. It is the vital component of a smartphone as it controls all the basic operations of a smartphone. This phone comes with Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Black OS. CPU, GPU and Chipset:
This phone uses a Quad core Krait 400 CPU which is clocked at 2.2 GHz. The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. The GPU of the phone is Adreno 330. A GPU is an important part of the chipset and GPUs play an important role where mobile gaming is concerned. The phone uses a Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset.Sensors, Radio, GPS and Java:
The phone has sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, etc. GPS is also available with A-GPS Support and GLONASS. Global Positioning System is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. FM Radio feature is also available. But there is no Java in this phone.Key Features:
The model is available in four colours - yellow, white, black, red. It supports nano-SIM card. The key features of the phone include SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic, 7GB free SkyDrive storage, MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player, MP4/DivX/XviD/H.264/H.263/WMV player, Organizer, Document viewer, Video/photo editor, Voice memo/command/dial, Predictive text input etc.Battery:
The phone is powered by a non removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery battery. The stand-by time is up to 768 hours and the talk time is up to 27 hours 40 minutes in 2G networks and up to 25 hours in 3G networks.Market Status:
The model was announced in the month of October, 2013. It was released in the month of November, 2013.Price:
Nokia Lumia 1520 is available for around Rs. 45,500 in many e-retailing sites in India. The price may be reduced in the near future. The phone will be the best bet if its price comes lower than Rs. 40,000.