Lumia 1520 - £530
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Nokia Lumia 1520
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a top-end smart phone that runs on Windows Phone 8.1. It is designed with watching films, browsing the web and reading eBooks in mind. It is a powerful, well-built device that is an attractive alternative to the many Android phablets on the market.
This phone has a 6 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 368PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Lumia 1520 has a 20MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 1.2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 2.2GHz quad core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 85 out of 100.
The Lumia 1520 has an estimated battery life of around 27 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 3400mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. This phone has built in Qi wireless charging.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Lumia 1520 comes with 16 or 32GB internal storage (depending upon the model) and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage.
The Lumia 1520 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and wirelessly share files with your friends and it is able to connect to DNLA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from your phone wirelessly.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via the built in Facebook and Twitter Apps. As a Windows Phone, it is compatible with Excel, PowerPoint and Word documents, which is ideal for making last minute adjustments before those important meetings. This phone comes preloaded with the City Lens, Nokia Drive and Nokia Transit apps. City Lens superimposes points of interest over the image the phone receives from its camera, Nokia Drive is a voice guided sat-nav that can also download maps for offline use and Nokia Transit gives you detailed bus, train and tube information in many of the UK's major cities. Other apps, such as YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp and Spotify are available to download from the Windows Phone Store.
The Lumia 1520 has impressive specs, an excellent camera and an appealing design. It has the build quality that one would expect of a Nokia device and performs well in all areas.