Market researchers have predicted that the year 2013 would be the year of the Phablets, as there is an alarming increase in the number of large screened phones by the year 2012. It has also been noted that shipment of Phablets has indeed outpaced tablets in the previous year and about 25 million Phablets have been shipped in this year alone. Nokia has also entered the market of large screened smartphones with its latest launch.

Nokia Lumia 1520 could be the exact windows phone that you have been waiting for all this while. Now you could actually own the device and brag on its 6 inch display, 20 megapixel resolution and top of the notch processor.

This device has been long rumored to be a smartphone with the biggest screen and has finally been announced by Nokia in Abu Dhabi. Its giant screen would surely pave way for a third row of tiles and this device is proposed to feature GDR3 the latest operating system from Microsoft.

Other vibrant features that are anticipated from the device are its Nokia Camera, a new app for camera that is designated to fuse the best features of smart and pro cameras and its polycarbonate shell with a variety of color options. Nokia Lumia 1520 is proposed to get launched in Europe and Asia by the end of the year and the device is currently priced at $750.

For people still wondering about what’s new from Nokia this time, they would definitely be amazed with its microphone count that supports stereo audio capture and with its expandable storage capacity of 64 GB provisioning ample space for photos, audio and video. Let us discuss its specifications in detail here and do read through to discover what’s new with Lumia 1520 by you.

Phone specifications:

Design and built:



This is perhaps the first feature that anybody would discover in this device, it is slimmer and lighter than most of its rivals and it is just 0.3 inches in thickness. Though its additional feature, the 20 megapixel camera is bound to capture additional space, nokia has kept is as sleek as possible to let it protrude only a little at the rear phase. Nokia has replaced the xenon flash with dual LED flash to have a strict watch over its thickness.  The device is available in red, white, black and yellow Colours and lacks software provisions to get operated with one hand. Above the outlet for sim card lays the portal for a micro SD card and users would also find headset jack along the rim of USB charging port. The device houses four microphones on top and bottom ends to enhance soothing music to its user’s ears.

Display and screen:



Most of the applause for the device gets dedicated to its 6 inch display protruded through its 1080p HD screen. Nokia has also ratcheted the reflectance of the screen with a filter termed as Clear Black Display, which helps to cut down reading glare and avoids bouncing back of light at indoors.

Operating system features:

Nokia Lumia 1520 is the first device that ships with the updated operating system from Microsoft and introduced a three column view for device screens that measures 6 inches and above. The OS layout looks pretty natural in 1520 and an attempt has been made to increase the size of the tiles with three column view and less scrolling for the users. The OS interface looks clear on the device and its software uses metadata to cluster photos by themes and reveal nearby landmarks with its ambient mapping software.


Lumia 1520 strongly communicates the deep commitment of Nokia with outrageous optics. The device user Pure View technology and Carl Zeiss Optics and the company have associated ball bearings from image stabilization and a dual LED flash for optimal image focusing. It is not unusual for users to find BSI sensor and a 2.4 aperture with a focal length of 26 mm as its hardware features. In addition the camera app has the same features as that of Nokia Pro Cam app with ambient controls on screen. A lot of apps are added to experience the best quality photographs and they are all accessible at just a tap on the screen. Quality of images is excellent even in dim light with ambient cropping features to bring out the photographer in you.


Lumia 1520 is the first windows phone powered with quad core processor and is built with a Qualcomm’s snapdragon chipset. This is perhaps the fastest CPUs for mobiles and offers high performance levels. It snaps the fastest 4G network in any part of the world and has an internal storage of 32 GB; there are provisions to expand this space to 64 GB using a micro SD card. It has an ambient battery with a capacity of 3,400 mAh that could work for an entire day without charging.Draining of battery power depends on the extent of usage of the device.

Price and availability:

The device at present is sold at a cost of $750 and we could expect some subsidy in the cost after a few days of its launch. The phone is yet to enter the Asian and European markets. AT&T was the first agency to announce carrier support for the device, but there yet no news on its pricing patterns. Users could expect availability of the device during the holiday season, by the end of this quarter.

Final Verdict:

Nokia has finally entered the arena of extra-large smartphones with its Lumia 1520 and is featured with the best specs and attractive hardware to impress the crowd. The device though considered a whopper is thin enough to slide on one’s pockets and to stay comfortably on one’s palms. Its advanced screen, camera specs and hardware processors make the device the most advanced windows phone available in the market as of now. But the phone may not appeal to everybody owing to its cost.