As I’m doing a bigger review elsewhere, I’ll keep this one brief.
Nokia brought out the Lumia 1520 earlier this month, so I grabbed one. Details on the phone are at Nokia’s site here: http://www.nokia.com/au-en/phones/phone/lumia1520/
Here’s the basic specs taken from that site:
- Display size: 6 ”
- Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD
- Display resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
- Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch
- Primary camera sensor size: 20 MP, PureView
- Camera Flash Type: Dual-LED Flash
- Maximum 2G talk time: 27.4 h
- Maximum 3G talk time: 25.1 h
- Maximum music playback time: 124 h
- Processor name: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800
- Processor type: Quad-core 2.2 GHz
I’ve been using the Nokia Lumia 1520 for a little while now, and it’s grown on me.
I’d been using the Nokia Lumia 1020 before this, and wrote about it here: http://www.adamfowlerit.com/2013/10/04/nokia-lumia-1020-whinge/
Yes I had a bad start, but after getting a faultless phone it was a good experience.
I’m happy to say that I’ve had no such issues with the 1520 – the first one I got just worked which was a huge relief.
I do have one concern though, and I don’t think the Windows Phone 8 OS is properly calibrated to the size and resolution of this large phone yet. I have had multiple issues of typing and double pressing letters – which I’ve had someone else using my phone also do. Also, when scrolling around sometimes it takes it as a press on an item rather than a swipe to scroll. Maybe it’s just the way we’re doing it which is wrong, or maybe it’s been designed around smaller screens and resolutions. Either way, we’ll see if I do get used to it or an update from Microsoft or Nokia fixes it.
It’s a very large phone and does take some getting used to, but two points I’ll raise:
1. My wife disliked the Nokia Lumia 1020 as she wasn’t used to the OS and found it confusing. After handing her the 1520 she liked it – same OS (OK, almost the same, slightly different versions – Lumia Amber and Lumia Black) but the screen size made her immediately like the phone. I was suprised.
2. I briefly tried to type a message on a Samsung Galaxy S3 I was setting up, and thought ‘wow the keyboard keys are small’. Shows how quickly you can get used to a new normal, and it does worry me that I’ll now be stuck on giant phones due to this :)
Oh, the battery life is awesome on this phone too but makes me run it all the way down, as I don’t plug it in every night!
Anyway I’m overall quite happy with the phone, and look out for my ‘proper’ review soon :)