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Nokia Lumia 1520




Nokia Lumia 1520 Overview

Ever increasing screen sizes have brought forth a new product category in recent times. The 'phablet': half phone, half tablet, these devices offer all the cellular connectivity and features of a traditional Smartphone, whilst providing the biggest screens possible to enjoy media and games content. They might not fit in every pocket but phablets have been increasing in popularity in the Android world, now it's time for Nokia's attempt on the form factor in Windows Phone with the massive new Lumia 1520.

Nokia have catered for pretty much every other size and consumer grade with the Lumia range to date with decent success, so it's not a huge surprise to see them tackle the phablet. With a Full HD, 6 inch ClearBlack IPS LCD screen and Gorilla Glass 2, colours will pop and games will immerse you like never before on a Windows Phone handset.

With an upgrade in screen size also comes additions in raw power. Windows Phone doesn't require as much under the hood to run smoothly as other systems so Nokia Lumias have often kept out of the spec. race. This time,however, Nokia has placed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor into the 1520, alongside 2 GB of RAM. This is the highest grade mobile processor currently available, clocking in at 2.26GHz for each of its' 4 cores. Whilst the average user might not notice much, the hardware means no slowdown and the Adreno 330 GPU provides the smoothest experience for anyone looking to play (or help develop and port) the newest games for Windows Phone.

PureView technology, from Nokia, has evolved over the years to be the true power player in smartphone and mobile photography. The 1020 showed the world what could be squeezed into a handset with the incredible 41 MP sensor and the 1520 is playing from the same song sheet with its PureView 20 MP sensor. ZEISS optics remain integral to the camera's performance and the smaller sensor keeps a slimmer profile to what is otherwise a much larger handset. Continuing to support mobile photography, Nokia has also announced that the 1520 (as well as the 1020 via an update) will be the first major brand smartphones to support shooting in RAW format, to preserve the exact image that is captured before any processing.

Nokia's in house additions to WP8 have proven popular since their conception and the newest versions will be available on the 1520 from day 1. The Nokia Camera app combines the Smart, Pro and Video modes available in earlier versions and makes them accessible from a single tap within the main app. All the Pro interface sliders seen on the 1020 are also available so you can make quick adjustments to the picture quality on the fly. The HERE services unique to Nokia are also available in their entirety.

If you've been a fan of WIndows Phone for some time but envied the larger phones appearing on the Android scene in recent years then the Lumia 1520 is definitely the device for you. With the mix of top of the range hardware, design, camera and super-sized screen, this could well be the best Windows Phone 8 handset yet.

Reasons to buy Nokia Lumia 1520

  • Windows Phone 8 (GDR3)
  • 2.26 GHz Quad Core processor
  • Snapdragon 800 with Adreno 330 GPU
  • 20 MP PureView camera with 2x optical zoom
  • ZEISS optics with OIS, autofocus & LED flash
  • 6 inch 1080p full HD LCD display
  • Gorilla Glass 2
  • 32 GB storage & up to 64 GB micro SDXC card
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n/ac
  • 3,400 mAh battery with Qi Wireless Charging
  • Nokia Camera app
  • NANO SIM compatible

What's in the box of Nokia Lumia 1520

  • Nokia AC-60 MicroUSB Charger
  • Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD
  • Nokia Headset WH-208
  • Quick guide
  • SIM Door Key


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemWindows Phone
  • Version8
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed2.2 GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon S800
  • OtherAdreno 330 GPU
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)64 GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size6.0
  • TypeClearBlack IPS LCD
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080
  • Other1080p Full HD / 367 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz, international bands 20, 8, 3, 1, 7
  • Speed
  • Version4.0 LE
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • Version
  • Datamicro USB
  • Powermicro USB
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower, volume rocker
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in Software
  • Megapixels20 MP
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera LensZEISS optics
  • OtherPureview technology, 2x optical zoom
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type1.2 MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats
  • Recording
  • Formats
  • Recording1080p @ 30 fps
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity3,400 mAh
  • TypeInternal, Qi wireless compatible
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions162.8 x 85.4 x 8.7 mm
Weight 209 grams
OtherNANO SIM, Nokia Camera
Warranty24 months


Nokia_Lumia_1520_Datasheet.pdf Nokia_Lumia_1520_Datasheet.pdf (261KB)
Nokia_Lumia_1520_User_Manual.pdf Nokia_Lumia_1520_User_Manual.pdf (2113KB)



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Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 64GB of external storage

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a Nano SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes – this phone is compatible on international LTE frequencies 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz. Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area

Does this phone have a removable battery?


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  • Urvansh 5/1/2014 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    Well, I have done shopping in Clove even I am in India!! These guys are so awesome and helpful!! And the phone! The best phone I've ever had! So amazing screen and speaker! Go on buy it and don't forget to review it!
  • cyprain mbaekube 12/12/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    I got my phone on 12/12/2013, the nokia 1520 is the best phone I have ever used, the speaker is so good and the screen is the best in the market, to say it all I love my nokia 1520. Go and buy one from the only online store you can trust.
  • Viktor 10/12/2013 Recommend to a friend? Yes

    I got the Nokia Lumia 1520 on Sat (7th of Dec 2013). Firstly, I am a huge fan of Nokia, had a lot of Nokia phones 3310, 6620, N95, 5800, Lumia 920. Durability is phenomenal! Well, let me just say after having an Iphone 4 I decided I wanted something way more different, offering a lot of new innovative features like the wireless charging, the mechanical optical stabilisation, the extremely well-handled low light photography etc. and finally a new OS that is simple and offers a lot and could be easily adapted to you own likings. As an architecture student I take enormous amount of photos. I have been testing the camera in the past few days and the output is amazing; level of details is excellent, pictures are crisp and clear. But it is not only the camera that is really impressive. I love all the apps that Nokia has done, especially Here drive, Nokia Cam, Creative Studio, Mix Radio etc. Social media is really well-integrated as well. I know the screen is a bit big, but , in my opinion, it just feels more solid and quite easy to handle, giving you more working space. And it is, indeed, probably the best screen you can get on a phone - colours are really vibrant, everything appears really crisp no matter in what environment you're using it. In a nutshell, you're getting a phone with the highest spec under the hood (to present date) plus a lot of storage space plus a lovely design and a mind-blowing camera for a price tag that is affordable (in my opinion). Finally, I am really happy with Clove. Ordered it on Monday at around 11:40am got it today at around 10ish. Great customer service and you won't find it for that price anywhere else!

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